Would like to make room for a shady garden. You must be able to dig them out and haul away yourself. We will not be home.
1973. When I was running around playing kick-the-can and sneaking into public pools at night, before 16 stitches would be sewn into my right foot from jumping on a glass shard from a Pepsi bottle, but just after the Vietnam War started taking its toll on what was left of our veil of denial in America…
This was when Al Pacino portrayed Frank Serpico, a decent real life cop who was betrayed by many of his fellow officers when he helped root out hypocrisy and corruption in the New York police force. You can look all that up.
What you can’t look up is my Dad’s voice, in 1973, describing to me the difference between battlefield war maneuvers and why he joined the Army, not the Navy, because he didn’t want to die drowning in the ocean and about the mother he met as she carried her child in her arms, pleading with him in Korean for food for her baby. My Dad fought, killed and suffered in the Korean War, and never regained his vitality and optimism.
In 1973, G.W. Bush was up to no good with the same kind of no good drinking buddies he still hangs with now. People who refuse to take responsibility for egregious mistakes, who are incapable of experiencing empathy for others, who are willfully blind to the fate of others, are usually called sociopaths. We can sadly accept a certain degree of human greed, corruption, and violence in the world, as it seems to be sewn into our fearful human fabric, but we cannot accept the level of exploitation, hatred, and demoralizing, short-sighted ineptitude that has been allowed to continue in the United States under G.W. Bush. (See rotten teeth above).
We propose that each voting citizen research what needs to happen to Vote in the November 2008 Presidential election, by ABSENTEE BALLOT, or IN-PERSON at the Election Office in your county. I do not trust the inconsistencies of ballot boxes across states and across the country. We did not elect GW by popular vote, in either 2000 or 2004. Preparing ahead of time, and making voting easy for yourself, is necessary to prevent repeated election tampering and electronic fraud. All voters who don’t think they can stand in long lines on election day, for whatever reason, work, family, no transportation, inconvenience, weather, too busy, too tired, too happy, too high, too much in love….Please mail in your PAPER absentee ballot by the November Election deadline, then have a drink and a cupcake and start planning for a healthier, fairer, happier, safer, richer life with a Democratic (or Independent) leader in the White House.