Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Out of control

Well, life continues to rattle and roll through me and my brain, shaking my soul to its core and leaving me gasping for air.
And that's just today.
I was watching "Chinatown" this evening on DISH HD and realized what a masterpiece that film is! It's so beautifully layered with intrigue and character stylings, and magnificent cinematography transports one deeply into the tale.
I also purchased another episode of "The Shield" because it has run its course and the final episodes promise to be classic TV-noir. Vic Mackey is such a despicable character but one still cheers for his redemption, or at least his survival, despite it being an unlikely conclusion. But I haven't seen the final episode yet. I'm teasing my brain with a little delayed gratification and viewing every other episode of the season. So far, so good.
Obama won! Wow, I'm psyched and happy by that fact. I don't know if Obama will be a good (or great) president. I only know that we the people have taken a leap of faith and elected a lightning bolt from the blue who happens to be black.
And I believe Barack Obama has a strong character that's made for the office. We're much more likely to see a brighter America as a result of his election than of any other candidate, far as I'm concerned.
But we shall see, won't we.
Now I pray that he's properly protected from racists and Ku Klux Klan types who'll surely be gunning for him.
The man holds a vision for this nation will elevate us all if it's given nurture and space to breathe.
At least, that's what I believe.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love him? Hate him? How do YOU feel about our soon to be former President? Take part in a chance to immortalize your views in book form by visiting and letting your opinion be read!

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Cyber Send Off for Bush Sparks Hope for Movement for Democratic Voice in USA

When I entered the website I was struck by the comic depiction of George W. assumedly on his way back to Texas, “gettin’ outta Dodge.” I read the sample letters to Bush, which I heartily agreed with, sticking it to him but good and then I clicked over to the virtual store. While politically collectible and good for holiday gifting, there were only a few things, and reasonably priced. Nobody was out to make a killing here.

“What is it that motivated this website?” - I wondered out loud to my two kittens rolled up beside me as I sat propped against the bed board with my laptop in front of me.

I suppose I’ve become the product of the same system I have worked against for so many years as an activist and avowed socialist at that, expecting everything to be based in the profit motive.

And why shouldn’t I expect that? After all we just had eight years of a White House run almost exclusively for profit. And I don’t mean only for the profit of the big banks that run the economy. Bush and Cheney went over the top, enriching the very companies in which the cabal of cronies running the government had major shares and no one has cared enough to stop them. They did it in Iraq. They did it through sewing fear at home with the notion of the homeland security state. They even did it with Hurricane Katrina. Government has been downsized, even the Pentagon. The role of governing has been privatized with no-bid sub-contractors profiting the same guys running the country! Once again, so much for the oath to uphold the Constitution and safeguard the public trust.

So then, in today’s world, as perverse as it has become, why should not be selling me something? I made contact with the people running the site and found the unexpected.

The Georgia-native, Kate Wheeler and her daughter Ashley had had enough of being walked on by politicians and they figured that a lot of other people felt the same. Lifted by the recent rout of Republicans from the White House and Capitol Hill they were motivated to act.

“People need the chance to say what’s on their minds after putting up with what we have all gone through in this country. Bush stole the first election and the Democrats and the mainstream media let him. Things only went downhill from there,” Wheeler asserted.

“With our website we are letting people tell George W. what they really think about him and it’s about time. So far the response has been terrific but we want the message to be really loud, not just so that Bush hears it. We want all of Washington, Republicans and Democrats alike to know that the American People are expecting real change in this country. The George W. Goodbye Movement is going to grow into a movement making sure that that change takes place,” Wheeler said.

It was a nice surprise from the creator of Wheeler encourages everyone, even Bush supporters, to click on and write their fond farewells. Later the letters will be immortalized in a book, documenting public opinion of the George W. Bush presidency. More than anything this website looks to move people to act and participate in holding those that govern accountable for what they do. I know I’ll be clicking in and writing my letter over the weekend.

12/17/2008 2:26 PM  

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