Sunday, August 31, 2008

"The hardest things to leave are the things you need the least." Dylan

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man...........vol.72
Wow!! What a Democratic National Convention. What a scene. What a crowd. What a response. 40 million people tuned in on Thursday night to watch Barack Obama speak to 75,000 people at Invesco Field and get them fired up and inspired for the future, to take America back, or at least on a completely different path, and then, John Mccain names Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate and a little bit of the wind was let out of the Democratic Party's sails. I think Hillary Clinton must have been biting her lip in some closed door hotel room with secret service agents standing guard just outside and punching Bill in the gut or kicking him somewhere else. Use your imagination. It was a week to remember in Denver. Now we turn our focus to New Orleans once again and to St. Paul for the first time since professional hockey returned to the state of Minnesota. Thanks in large part to Norm Green. Not Norm Coleman, or Tim Pawlenty or Al Franken, despite what they will tell you. And who knows, we may see the same thing in the next couple of years if we don't succomb to Zigi and help finance a new stadium for the Vikings. But, if I know Minnesotans, we will scream and holler about taxes and why should we have to pay for something like that and we will probably watch them leave and then be kicking ourselves for letting them leave and have to shell out even more money to get them back. That's only if I know Minnesotans. Just a thought. Where was I? I'm sorry for speeding recklessly off of the path of least resistance. Got to splash some water on the face and take a long look into the mirror. Back to reality. I have to get a grip. Whew. Okay then. Back to New Orleans and the people who decided to move back there after Katrina. People who obviously are as much of a dreamer as I. Either they had too much optimism or not enough reality or too many hallucinogens. Please no comment from the peanut gallery. It's just a little bit of "history repeating". Sad sad scene it may turn out to be. Get out your kleenex. Personally, I think they need to move New Orleans about 100 miles north. Just a thought. And maybe move St. Paul 10 miles closer to Minneapolis, because nobody in the major media can tell the difference between the two anyway. And nobody from Minneapolis seems to venture over to our other city anyhow. I know. I'm a redheaded stepchild myself. Back to the coming storm, not the RNC, but Gustav may be a blessing in disguise for the GOP, since they now will not have W or Darth Vader in St. Paul on Monday. I know. I would have liked to see the protestors getting a chance to really turn up the heat on Labor day and land some stink bombs or buckets of urine onto the two war criminals. But that's just me. What can I say. Instead the GOP will be seen as the party of responsibility and equality, just so long as you don't want to have an abortion even if you've been raped from a complete stranger or from an overly loving father or father-in-law, and you believe in God to the extent that you firmly believe it all started with Adam and Eve. Why not follow the custom of the middle east and banish and shun the rape victims because they brought shame upon themselves and their families? Fanaticism can be both Christian and Islamic. There can be no deviation from that. None. Remember, Guantamo is still open. We have places to put you people. Salt of the earth people. But we must remain vigilant. We must remain on guard. The terrorists will never stop. Ever. Just like the "Terminator". It should be a pretty interesting week.
Finally, to all of those U of M alumni, we've matched last season's win total. How about that for progress?
Happy Labor day. Abundant peace, love and happiness to all of you, wherever you are, whoever you are and whoever you vote for.

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