Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy, warm and very, very rich island of Nantucket! Great to be with you early on this August fifth morning, in the late year of 2014, a period in ‘time’ where it seems the human race would be a bit more advanced than it is when dealing with others of that same race.
With the ’super’ U.S. Congress out of session (and out of their minds), for the next month, it would seem that things might calm down a bit. WRONG. The right wing anti-democracy party–made mostly up of angry, wealthy, narrow minded and easily controlled/manipulated/commanded (by their plutocratic puppeteers) white guys– the now defunct and hijacked GOP, is on the verge of impeaching President Barack Obama, our very fine 44th U.S. President, attempting to destroy his legacy at every turn, as the history books will show years from now, and in the process, turn this great nation’s future over to the coward corporate lobbies, who work in the dark for such Machiavellian institutions like “The Heartland Institute”, or “A.L.E.C.”, whose main goal is to write legislation for bought puppets in both chambers of Congress, leading to the eventual destruction of our 238 year old experiment called the United States of America.
The problem with ‘the free hand of the market’ taking over where government once reigned (like the EPA), is GREED. The first casualty of that vice is the average person and the environment in which they live. Recently in Toledo, Ohio, residents could not use their water as a nasty blue/green algae bloom took over portions of Lake Erie (source for millions of drinking water folks, you betcha!), due mostly to toxic waste carried by the river system in Ohio, all draining into the lake. Phosphorous and Nitrogen being the main culprits (“…Chinchbugs, Nitorgen. A lot of people don’t even know what ‘dat means!”, credit ‘Carl Spackler‘, Assistant Greens-keeper at Bushwood Country Club, played brilliantly in the classic 1978 film “Caddyshack” by the impermeable Bill Murray; written by the late, great Harold Ramis), most of it coming in the form of fertilizer pellets off of farms dotting the landscape in those three Midwestern states. Also a big factor, the FACT of global warming, as the algae blooms feed off of the nutrients coming in the form of pollution and grow exponentially when the waters are warmer than normal. Couple that with the way over the average rain fall due to that climate change and presto! You got yourself a perfect storm. Just like the Methane leaking from permafrost from Alaska to Siberia. For this is happening in 40 states now, according the the National Wildlife Foundation, or NWF, in all bodies of water, ever begging the question–as we look for life on other planets, getting all excited when we find WATER on one moon or asteroid or such–are we going back to our cave man roots or what? Water is LIFE and it is high time we get on that FACT. Stop allowing big corporations to pollute your world for THEIR PROFIT!
But fret not my friends! At least we have ‘ole Mo Brooks, the fine congressman from the great state of Alabama. A republican of course, and real good friends with all the insane haters out there in the bubble. This is what he had to say about Obama (Happy Birthday by the way!) the other day that got some attention on the corporate owned airwaves (MSNBC doing a good job of bucking that trend), and I only slightly go off quote, “…Ya see, Obama thinks he is some kind of King. He’s a tyrant, he acts lawlessly, he is waging a war on white people, telling the world they hate everybody. He is starting culture wars between the poor haves and the bling wearin’, food stamp needin’, water lovin’ (hi Detroit!) have nots. Yes sir, he pitting one group against the other, oh, wait a minute, isn’t that what we’re doing?” “Just read the script Mo. (credit ‘the man behind the curtain…’).
Listen up Mr. Brooks, you don’t speak for me or any other group of people for that matter! White, black, brown, yellow, orange, blue or polka dot! You and your puppeteers are going to be exposed for what and who you really ARE! Your blind allegiance to the corporate agenda via Koch Industries and the like is one hell of a legacy to leave your grand kids. I want to SAVE mine. Do you? Pray for peace in the Middle East, or do whatever it is that you do in your mind to wish that into reality. Too many images of dead children for the world to condone. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M