Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the gorgeous, sunny, mild island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Friday morning, the thirteenth day of April, 2012, another stunning day on Cape, temperatures extending well into the sixties, with those thermometer readings expected to hit the eighty plus degree mark by Sunday. U.S. citizens keeping an eye to the sky in the nation’s heartland, especially Kansas tomorrow, as a flow of moisture coming up from the south, a strong jet stream from the west and high pressure to the east combine for a wicked spring time weather mix, ripe for tornado activity–take heed and cover! As we ease on into the weekend, the presidential race between Mr. One percent and President Barack Obama began to heat up with the culture war on women rearing it’s ugly head once again. A CNN pundit made a comment that exploded over the airwaves during the past 24 hours or so, stating, “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life”, prompting many in the media to quickly pounce on the issue, many coming to the rescue of Ann, rightly claiming that any mom has a job no one else could do, and should not be called out on such a contentious issue. On the other hand, working women in this nation, who do not have five house keepers, and work sometimes two or three jobs just to keep shoes on their children’s feet, may have something to say about the whole thing come November, seeing through the political jousting and voicing their position at the ballot box. We shall sea… In the Trayvon Martin case, by now a whole world is familiar with, the special prosecutor, Angela Corey, has focused on the FACT, or will attempt to prove the FACT, that George Zimmerman was ‘profiling’ the young 17 year old before he was shot and killed on February 26th of this year, and therefore will not be in the position to use the much maligned ’stand your ground law’, a law that creates more death than it does dissolving perceived ‘threats’ from strangers walking among us. One thing is for certain, this case will be of national interest for days and weeks to come, a powder keg of racial emotions that run deep in the black community, police profiling as opposed to what they are employed to do–namely to ‘protect and serve’ the community they are assigned to. Take New York City for example. Over 90 percent of people frisked for weapons and drugs, ‘unreasonable searches and seizures?’, are African-American, and most of those who have been humiliated by this tactic come up ‘clean’, prompting many in that community to speak out and ask one simple question, “…this isn’t Russia Danny. Is this Russia?” (credit Chevy Chase and the classic 1980 film, “Caddyshack”, also starring the late, great Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield, who also stated in that brilliant satire of the one percent, “…eh, this is a nice hat, what a beautiful hat, (Rodney’s character inspecting a light blue, plaid, god awful hat at the ‘Bushwood Country Club’s’ pro shop), oh boy, I bet with a hat like this you get a free bowl of soup, (then Rodney looks over at ‘Judge Smails’, Ted Knight, wearing the exact same hat), looks good on you though…”. Have a nice day and week end folks, keeping clear of wooden nickles offered up by Rupert, “arrrrgggghhhh matie!”, Murdoch’s FOX “NEWS”, side effects still include, but are not limited to, blurred tunnel vision, trouble sleeping, night sweats, paranoia, vertigo, delusions of grandeur, and an overwhelming belief that the likes of a Mitt Romney actually cares about the average working man or woman in this great nation. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
April 13, 2012
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