14 September 2009

War

If for some reason we decide it's imperative to go to war...every citizen is mobilised...every commodity is rationed...we go at it whole heartedly, hand in hand... If ever a President says, "Just go shopping" again...impeach him.

Less Killing....More Healing

Why is the USA an imperialist nation...seriously, we have military bases in most of the world's countries...as Ike warned in the '50s...beware the Military/Industrial Complex. Bring our troops home...close all overseas bases, with the exception of embassy guards...cut the defense budget in half...use the monies saved to bring a single payer/medicare system to all our citizens...and to pay down our deficit. At the same time...let's build up our infrastructure, our renewable energy sources...build automobiles and durable goods which are efficient and desirable...change our balance of trade from a deficit to a surplus. Create products that head the world into a positive, sustainable future.

Working on a new countertop for the breakfast bar

And a bit more...

Yesterday and Today

07 September 2009

A moment of reflection to remember all that labour movements throughout history have given workers in this country, and others...and rekindled hopes that a middle class, which is not a natural state of being, will once again burgeon...sustainably.

06 September 2009

Get Some Balls...Tell It Like It Is

On Wednesday while addressing the joint session of Congress, I wish Obama would make a speech (and mean it) like FDR did in 1936 while running for his second term: "We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred.... I should like to have it said of my first Administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second Administration that in it these forces met their master."

Landscaping

The River

upstream from white sand beaches are hamlets, paddies and canyons bombshells unexploded, cratered land, cratered faces  mangled extremities...