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FROTHING AT THE MOUTH

A reader put me onto this site:

http://sidschwab.blogspot.com/

Sid Schwab is very funny. He normally writes about surgery but the “crap” as he puts it has him frothing at the mouth. I know how he feels.  These quotes are from the opening of his blog.

We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” George Orwell….
“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” Stephen King…. …. “A man who lies today about what he said yesterday will lie tomorrow about what he said today.

My conservative friend Jerry McClellan offered some interesting solutions on my other blog:

Like you I fear for the country – no matter who we get, things will keep getting worse for the bottom 95%  – the first thing I would change is president 1 term – 4 years only , same with all elected officials !! Or if additional terms are allowed them they have to win by 10% higher ie 60% , third term by 70% , forth time by 80% – this makes it easier to replace them :-))

There are a few simple changes to make a great country. Same pension system for all people – same health care & school for all …. Cut the lifers off welfare, as you make millions taxes rates go higher …. Why do oil companies, insurance & Apple all need to make 50 billion per year – it should go to shareholders in dividends.

People who saved $500k should be easily be able to live on their interest or dividends ? – now you don’t get S__T

Judge Judy on tv makes $123,000 per day X 365 days – average worker makes $123 – that’s insane !! 1000 times the average Wage – should be about 50 x max in my opinion … So there is my rant.

And, another Republican veteran asked people to spread this around:

http://www.barackobama.com/video/id/6gICj9yO3SQ?utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_content=Take+a+look+at+

I’ve let others write my blog today as I slog through more medical paperwork. I have close friends in Virginia, Karen and Glen who are socked in with Hurricane Sandy, yesterday, expecting to lose power. I hope all is well with them and the many others who take the brunt of this monster storm. And, I hope climate change will get some notice by our leaders.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

We traveled from Birch Bay to Everett, Washington. It rained. We woke to more of the same this morning.  Climate change is seeking revenge everywhere. Never a better time to enjoy a good book and cook soup. And, make plans for next year. New Mexico is beginning to sound like a good bet.

The book I just finished, where William Least Heat Moon  followed  highways on the map that are blue lines, was filled with observations about place names.  He frequently asked locals why a particular town was named what it was;  he sought them through rickety taverns,  cafes with four calendars,  hotels; he asked gas jockeys,children, waitresses, fishermen, and roadies to understand why people congregated in one place rather than another, and why they stayed.  He swallowed and tasted the local food, wisdom, jargon, opinions,  and names with pleasure and shared them with his readers, often helping pronounce the unpronounceable. And, signs also piled high in his vision.

I had the same fascination with place names as I traveled 14,000 miles last year in the motor home and another thousand or more in the “toad”.  (Toad is the vehicle towed behind the motorhome). My penchant for making lists of rivers, sloughs, bridges, and unusual town names, plus taking pictures of signs,  left me feeling validated by Heat Moon’s story.  My sign for yesterday in Birch Bay was this one: “A meeting is an event  where minutes are taken and hours are lost.” (Couldn’t get the picture.)

One from Heat Moon at Ida, Kentucky: Welcome All God’s Children:  Thieves, Liars, Gossips, Bigots, Adulterers, Children. He said he felt right at home.

And, some towns Heat Moon passed through:

Bearwallow, Belcher, Subtle, Neon, Decoy,  and Bug, Kentucky; Defeated, Difficult, Shakerag, Chuckey,  Wheel, Turtletown, Peeled Chestnut, Only, Cooketown,  and Nameless,  Tennessee;  Snowcamp, Silkhope , Swanquarter, North Carolina;  Thicketty, South Carolina.  Strange sounding names…I think there is a song  with that line…It does make you wonder.

 

 

 

 

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VALID ANGER, LOUSY POETRY

When television leapt into our living rooms and found a permanent audience, it gradually changed the news as we knew it.
President Eisenhower’s every golf stroke was news. We saw him repeatedly, every angle of his bald head, every short walk on the White House lawn; Maime’s hats and silver ware. They told us everything but how often he pooped.
It got worse from there.
Being on the road removes you somewhat from the day-to-day, hour-to-hour sensationalism. I can mourn our collectively twisted values from afar-each party racing to see who can raise the most money in the shortest amount of time. It reminds me of kids seeing who can spit the watermelon seeds the farthest. Except, seed spitters do no harm.
Our elected officials probably mean when well when they go to Washington. Then, its the culture of the beltway to lower your degree of intelligence or think of personal gain instead of governance as an honorable institution. The whole media circus disgusts me and our “celebrity” elected officials makes us look cheap in the eyes of the world with their denials, affairs, lies, uncivil manners and serving moneyed interests instead of the people who work and live in this country.
I’m on a rant because I just saw a picture of our wonderful elected officials playing solitaire and getting the latest sports scores on their computers during a presentation on the senate floor. I didn’t check it with snopes to be sure the screens weren’t altered, but my gut feeling is, that is what they do. If I play solitaire during work hours, I would get fired.And, I’ve seen worse.

My answer is this poem:

Watch out! We will be heard,
The whole world’s in trouble
And you just scratch your beard,
Or play games on your computer
As if you hadn’t heard.

Watch out! We’re stupid you think?
We scorn the way you use our money,
From hard choices, we do not shrink,
Liars, cheats, corrupted creeps,
Come election, fear US, you prinks.

Watch out! We plan to fight,
We’ll force upon you common sense,
Ignore your celebrity crap,
And reverse our convoluted laws,
Until our future again looks right.

Where are you Will Rogers when we need you?

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