Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy, misty, rather raw and cold island of Nantucket! Looking more like a early spring day here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), than an early summer one, chilly temperatures, and some left over moisture in the form of our friend ‘fog’ that tends to ‘happen’ over on the grand ‘ole ‘isle of Nantucket! Where you can either “walk the plank” or have a great time! Really just depends on your timing…
So how about ‘them courageous men and women’ in that horrible puppet–force-ably televised 24/7–show in Washington D.C., once called the U.S. Congress? Once a noble meeting place, steeped in the art of the great debate, armed with actual intellectual acumen. One that, ‘at the end of the day’, witnessed ’sworn enemies’ come together for a drink at the local watering hole, leaving the bickering behind them, because after all, they did work for ‘them American people’ now don’t they? Do they?
“This isn’t Russia Danny…is this Russia?” (credit the great SNL original, Mr. Chevy Chase, playing “Ty”, an aloof and out of touch plutocrat; scene taken from the classic film “Caddyshack”, circa 1980).
Thanks to the SCOTUS 2010 “Citizens United v. the F.E.C”–where we all found out that Walmart, ExxonMobil and Koch Industries have a pulse and can crack a joke–the crew of that once proud and important/relevant U.S. Institution are only in attendance these days to cast a vote dictated by the puppeteers, the men pulling the strings behind the curtain.
The men who bought their soul.
It is the saddest spectacle a history major could be forced to accept. The 30 million or so strong “Christian” voting block will most likely vote GOP, voting against most if not all of their own collective best interests, drawing a white hot line in the sand between madness and reason. Factor in ‘them gerrymandered districts, voter suppression in 30 states (to some degree or another), and of course the grand daddy of ‘em all, “Citizens United”! As this dagger to democracy will allow the ushering in of an estimated 1 billion dollars spent by one or two men. Transforming and elevating the word “FOG” to a whole new level.
That is the news folks, on this Monday–High Noon–the 29th day of June, 2015, coming to you LIVE from the salty, fresh and happy shores of a little sand bar created 11,500 years by the Last Great Ice Age. So come on down and visit US, we will, as always, leave that ever glowing LIGHT on for ya!
Have a great week ahead folks!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M