Sunday, November 30, 2008

"It's not he or she or them or it that you belong to......."

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.........vol.86
Good morning and good afternoon ladies and gents.
I would have written sooner but I accidentally shot myself in the leg with a handgun I was carrying while drinking bottles full of bub at a night club on Friday night.
Just kidding.
I'm not Plaxico Burress and my life isn't under duress.
I am however not choosing the gym over church, although I probably should, but then again, I'm not our newly elected commander in chief and I don't have to deal with any dog issues other than spending time with the ones that I've got.
Shout out to Lucie and Rufus, my city dog and my country dog, and cannot forget Shima and Lu-Dog. 
What what.
Citigroup gets a bailout because it's too big to fail.
It's as if all of these financial institutions were acting like they were a part of the former administration, where ineptitude was rewarded. I know I know, cheapshots.
But, you have to admit, Brownie did one helluva job in Katrina.
Bremer, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and on Donner, and Blitzen.
Sorry sorry sorry, I can get carried away. Tis the season.
Me myself and I share the blame for the financial mess as well.
We all do.
We all were spending beyond our means and now it's time to pay the piper.
Responsibilty is growing up.
It's not fun, but it is necessary.
That plasma flat screen cable t.v is just going to have to wait.
Reading a book sounds great, or maybe just taking a walk outside.
No head phones, no Ipod.
Nothing to listen to except to myself, and I think way too much.
I know Karla. I hear ya.
Time to embrace what have, instead of reaching for things we want, instead of for things we need.
"Just because it is, doesn't mean it should be." Lady Sarah Ashley Australia.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

How low can we go?

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.......vol.85
With the economy spinning out of control and unemployment climbing to heights not seen in my lifetime, I have lately been finding myself thinking of the Dow Jones and S&P 500 as a limbo party on board a cruise ship, where the destination is unknown, because we have no captain, no map or course to chart. I see us continually dancing along, hands waving in the air and some, some of us falling to our knees, tears streaming down our cheeks and praying for whatever it is, to come, to spare us and lift us far far away from here. Meanwhile, others go along without a care not wanting to face the mirror that has become our feeble existence.
Maybe it will bring the revival of simplicity. A rebirth to the ways of myth and legend. A life where we find meaning and hope in what we do and in our everyday life occurrences without question. Seeing the wonder and the divine in the most mundane circumstances. Try brushing your teeth with your other hand.
Maybe the revelations of realisation that we should only want we've already got or been given will return to our natural tendencies, and only making purchases in the extreme necessity would somehow bring us back to reason.
I see the assumption of greed in billionaire Mark Cuban who wanted to save an extra seven hundred and fifty thousand, selling stock of a company that was yet to go public.
I ask myself, when are going to get to the bottom of this crisis?
Maybe that is not for us to know? Maybe this is all necessary?
The fact that maybe, if individuals become fiscally responsible it would destroy our trembling economy. We are now at the season of spending, or so I'm told continuously by the powers that be, but will not be for long. When they tell us that it is very necessary for us to consume and feed like the sloven pigs we have become or is it all just a gateway to the One World Currency?
Senator Harry Reid said, "no one should be overly concerned" about Congress not reaching an agreement to lend twenty five billion to the life support of slowly dying big three American Automakers. Tell that to the families on whose paychecks they depend.
Maybe it's all created fear and hysteria? Maybe what we should be doing is packing our things and violently storming the gates of our nation's Capital and demanding that the seven hundred and fifty billion that we've loaned to the soon to be nationalized financial institutions be given back to it's rightly owner, the American People. Maybe we should be more outraged and be asking what the.......?
Well, at least tomorrow will be the last game for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Metrodome.
I hope we will still have baseball to watch in the Spring of 2010. I would like to see a game in our new stadium.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wow, that was good, I think?

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.......vol.84
With the world crumbling, tumbling and falling down all around us, a good cup of coffee in the morning is one of the simplest ways to combat the descent. Whether it be opening the paper or turning on the t.v. or listening to the radio, or surfing the web,
we are caught in a endless display of bad news getting worse, day after day.
It's hard to remain to struggle against the opposition and stay positive. To keep fighting the good fight.
Keeping your eyes on the prize and to glorious horizon in the distance.
We find ourselves in the midst of a global economic crisis and the on going war in IRAQ seems to no longer exist. We find ourselves living in Orwell's 1984, where Big Brother has manipulated us into war after never ending war, and eventually we cannot remember who we are fighting against.
Now, it doesn't seem too far fetched.
I hope that the world leaders of the G20 that are meeting in Washington today can iron out the wrinkled patterns of the landscape we call everyday reality and find some common solutions. Then again, maybe they already have and this is only a mirage to get us to accept a Global Dictator?
What we have in America today is the costliest enterprise that our country has ever done, besides the on going, ever increasing balance of the price of war in IRAQ. What we've spent as a country, on the economic bailouts,  is more than what we spent as a country during World War II, adjusted for inflation. And we've only been doing this for the last two months. Or have we??
We are teetering on the precipice. Well, that's what they've been telling us everyday and every night.
They've given a bailout for people to get back into their houses; but what good is that going to do when they don't have a job?
Gas prices are getting lower right now, so people can drive to jobs they don't have. I'm sorry, it's getting contagious out there.
Remember to get your flu shot.
Someone slap me.
Maybe we need a gigantic shift. A drastic change.
It was only 150 years ago that as a nation and a world we were leaving the Agricultural society (business and farming don't mix) and beginning the Industrial revolution (man and machine don't mix??).
Maybe now, we are going through the "birth pangs" the prophets had spoken of thousands of years ago.
People, the age of Aquariuous is ending and a new age is beginning.
For, without pain, there is no growth.
So lets not go jumping out of windows and declaring that the sky is falling just yet.
2012 is still some years away.
Or maybe that is all a part of what we are moving towards?
We as a people, use only 10% of our brains.
That's scientific fact, and you can't stop science.
Maybe these drastic measures are pushing our subconscious to use more than the normal 10%.
Maybe we'll all be able to become the image that is God, in ourselves.
We were made in it's image, and maybe finally, we will begin to start using it for the better of mankind.
For that, I am hopeful, and I keep my eyes on the horizon.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Do you believe in Miracles???

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man......vol.83
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
Now, let's get out of Iraq.
Remember, Hitler too was charismatic.
Let's not give blind faith and stop questioning.
Let's get to work.
Let's love one another no matter what.
What a great country we live in.
God Bless America.

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Let's not climax too soon...

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man....vol.82
Call me crazy, but how can you call it a win, at 8:30pm central standard time, a victory for Obama in the state of Ohio, when only 3% of precincts are reporting?
Do we not remember 2000?
Let's not count our chickens too soon. As Reverend Wright said, "They may come home to roost."

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Devil's Advocate

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man........vol.81
What if Obama doesn't win? What if by not winning, the million or so people in Grant Park, Chicago decided to vent their frustration by doing what college hockey fans do in the state of Minnesota, ala looting and burning in downtown Dinkytown??
So far, the winds of change that are blowing outside are hopefully ushering in a new era. America can have it's first Black President and no, I'm not talking about Bill Clinton, and if so, Obama should be giving a great big hug to George W. Bush.
The Republican Party may have to do some soul searching after tonight. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will be chomping at the bit. I think it's only fair. Eight years of W. We should get at least four from Obama.
God Bless America.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

"Been to the mountain top..."

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man..........vol.80
Historic times are we a part of. An historic election is only a day away. I hope that Obama is victorious, if for the only reason being that he would get us out of Iraq, but then who are we kidding. The money that we've been sending there will only be sent then to Afghanistan. It will never end. Or will it?
So, tomorrow get out and do your part, or else you cannot complain.
It's only been 40 years since the Civil Rights era has passed and sadly I do not see an America where George W. Bush has won the last two elections, an America that is smart enough and ready for a black President, with a last name that rhymes with Osama. But I hope. I hope.
Old man Mccain may win, but it's going to be close.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Billy Corgan was telling the Truth

The Global Outrage of an Educated Man................Vol.79
The Autumnal call of the World Series has ended, and with it, has brought the sounds of College Football, and the NFL once again has meaning.
The Autumnal call has also brought with it, Barry Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative.  I read it as an appeasement, and for the age old adage, "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." That's why I watch Fox News.
But seriously, He asks the question, "Are we maximizing Freedom?" No. Are we allowing State's rights to govern themselves? No.
Barry Goldwater suggested that corporations and unions should not be allowed to contribute to political campaigns.
It is no more evident than our current Political atmosphere where half a billion dollars is needed to get your viewpoint expressed.
I agree with him on this, and I also agree with him that we as a country and as a people should abolish the graduated income taxes, and instead have a flat tax rate, equal for all. 
However, I also believe that if you are a Goldwater conservative, who believes in the true and unfettered freedom that all men and women inherit and posses and that the Federal Government should stay as far away as possible from our personal lives and our right to privacy, then a woman's right to be Pro-Choice would ultimately be a conservative stance. Would it not?
I will leave you to ponder that.
Now, let me focus my attention on the recent ads against Al Franken. If I understand them correctly, Al Franken "humiliates minorities, believes child abuse to be a joke, writes pornography, demeans women and laughs at the disabled." The only thing they leave out is that "he drowns puppies in garbage cans filled with dirty water."
Wow. Good thing Norm Coleman went positive.
Maybe we all should have the knowledge like Michelle Bachmann that we "are right in our hearts", and "embrace Freedom and Liberty".
If you could get more generalized than that, let me know.
Which leads me finally to Barack Obama's Wednesday the 29th of October 2008, 30 minute propagandadvertisement on three major networks. How do you compete with that?
I mean, I'm voting for the man, but honestly, have not the powers that be and the unseen hands already placed the mantle upon his head?
And 4 years ago, nobody knew his name and he was a junior senator from Illinois that simply gave one of the best speeches at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.
I just hope he delivers on what he has been promising, because if I remember correctly, George H. W. Bush, in 1988 said "No new taxes." And what did he do? Raise taxes.
No wonder William Jefferson Clinton is such a good friend of his.
Oh how we are fooled into believing that there is a difference between the two parties.
Freedom is a choice between the lesser of two evils once every 4 years. But then again, maybe I'm too cynical? 
Maybe we only have a little over three years left until a shift in cosmic consciousness comes along to change us for the better? Or worse? December 22, 2012.
I will state it again, that if I'm wrong I will be the first to admit it.
However, you'll have to admit that we are inching ever closer to a one world economy and a one world government would you not?
The Global Economic crisis is necessary for the tip toe to totalitarianism. We've already begun socializing our financial institutions.
They don't just let things happen without a reason. The ends justify their means. 9/11?? Bam. The Patriot Act. War on Terror?? A War that will never end.
Just keep on keepin on, and trying to pay the bills.
"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
So get out and vote. That's entertainment.

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