Nobody's Absurdities, No. 19..Walking the Full Moon
To be frank, my brain is overflowing with them, and if I don’t get them out, my day off tomorrow will not be as sweet…besides, there is a great, big, juicy, Harvest Moon out there tonight, and I feel like full moon walking.
So here are some moon thoughts from the world, and even from my local neighborhood.
Witnessing all the school shootings this last week ending with the most horrible one of the sweet and innocent Amish children has not been easy for any of us.
President Bush practically time-warped out to Colorado to assure the Nation that the federal government would help protect the children in anyway they could.
Right---like they did in Columbine. The police waited four fricking hours, basically enough time for all the networks to get there and set up, the governor to converse with President Clinton, and if any parent wanted to go in and save their own child, they would have been shot in the back.
I don’t know about you, but the whole thing made me sick. The nation sat watching for hours, screaming at their TV set---“Why in the world don’t they go in?”
A teacher bled to death, which could have been saved. Not to mention all those that were killed inside. Why have officers if you’re not going to use them?
President Clinton was working hard to take the guns out of the American people’s hand at that time, and he milked that scene for all its worth.
If not for the American Rifle Association, he might have succeeded.
Just what the schools need, another federal beurocratic department for protecting our schools. In my lifetime, I’ve seen my own local schools literally become prisons. They are even building them to look like prisons.
If a parent so much as touches his foot on school ground without permission, their kids will suffer the ramifications.
And it was like this way before Columbine.
I suppose more police will be added…but what good are security officers when they have to call their superiors, lawyers, the police chief, mayor, state representatives, and sometimes even the Secretary of Defense before they act, as in Columbine?
By the time the permission has come back from some lawyer’s office, the kids are dead.
Well, security jobs and more police mean more service jobs for America, and a great campaign slogan since our whole manufacturing base will be gone by next year.
And here’s another first. Not only did Bill Clinton get a “liberty” medal last week, in order to get him one step closer to his Nobel prize, he also struck a “nutrition” deal with Kraft Foods, Mars, Campbell Soup, Dannon, and Pepsi to develop new snack lines for the kids.
Ex-President comes in and dictates the products that corporations will develop.
Gee…how much is this going to cost the taxpayer? What kind of “deal” was this? And who gives Bill Clinton the right to go about making DEALS for the American people anyway?
We are now being told what we can and cannot eat. They will start with the children. It will soon be us.
But it is being sold, once again to a “brainwashed” public that all kids are “fat” and Bill Clinton is saving your child’s life.
It would cost us more in future health care you say? What health care? If we weren’t taxed out our bazookas we wouldn’t have to work two jobs, and be so stressed out, and actually have time to cook supper instead of eating fast food.
Not to mention all the hormones they are packing into the food. I swear, there is something in all the food to make us all fatter (addicting us to sugar) just so they can make billions off of dietary foods and supplements.
Now that our manufacturing base is gone, they have to make money somewhere.
“This is voluntary; they don’t have to do it.” said Clinton. Just that statement alone is an admission of guilt and yes---they do have to do it. I’m sure if they don’t the teachers and big administrators will not get their big bonus vacations and trips to Greece and Europe they all like to take the “kids” on so much.
The new job market of America…plastic food, corn gas, and sun-dials.
And speaking of schools, in my local paper was an article which titled; “Constitution Day Events in Schools.” “
“Hey, that’s great,” I thought, “It’s about time.” Until I read further.
No, they were not going to waste time actually teaching the kids about OUR constitution, ---the heck with that. The kids were all going to get to write their own. The picture on the page had the teacher pointing to their new constitution…
We the People…of Room 22 in order to form an excellent school are … (notice the word ARE is not subjective) Cooperative, Kind, Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.
You know why they are doing this, don’t you? So all our kids will think it’s really cool when their elected leaders rewrite the American Constitution completely.
Tell me they don’t know what they’re doing.
Also, did you know that last week was international walk to school week? There was no mention of what other nations were actually participating in this “program” because I doubt if there are any.
Gym classes have been eliminated to make way for the kids to do an hour of community service, which usually means the kids sit at computers and learn how to become phone solicitors.
Is it any wonder we are at the bottom of the heap?
Nobody’s Perfect; Arnold Schwarzenegger came out today and said that the Mexicans should learn how to assimilate into American culture. Well, we certainly all agree with that. But, there is nothing being done by our Republican majority to “make” the Mexicans start learning English. In fact, if the Republicans lose the Congress in the next election, the Foley fiasco was just the finishing nail on their behavior for the last four years. They did everything we put them in power NOT to do.
The Republicans say one thing, and do another.
And this “wall” they passed was a joke. Seven Hundreds miles? Big Deal.
To show they are not serious, they gave President Bush the power to use the money for roads or something else. He’ll probably just give another 100,000 prize to his father and Bubba.
Because the American people are actually fuming about this invasion, and the Mexicans are fuming that we don’t want America to become Mexico, the only way they are going to force the bi-lingual nation down our throats is how they do everything else, with The Supreme Court.
And even Fox news will smile and report it like it was a very good thing.
Nobody Knows; Japan wants to send all its old people to Thailand or far, far away. They will be draining the economy to the point of bankruptcy, so they need to get them off the island, where the kids don’t have to watch them die and try to prolong their lives. But don’t worry…they will have very little rooms of their own, and nice robots to fetch their mail.
Our leaders love the idea so much that sometime soon, “villas” in Mexico will be up for the retirement village of our dreams. Fabulous “Woodstock” camps, where the old rockers can give acoustic concerts in the lobby after the burrito dinner?
Tequila will be on the house.
Nobody cares; It is said that in a full moon the strange people come out.
I don’t care what the scientists say, having been a musician for over 30 years, I can garueented that on a full moon, you could look out at a crowd, and they would look back at you as if they all walked out of the set of “The Living Dead.”
Also, if the moon can pull a tide, just what can it do to the water in your body? Maybe the moon is the real cause for PMS.
The only cure is to go for a walk under the light of a full moon, thank your lucky moonbeams you’re alive…and snap out of it. A few aspirins can’t hurt either.