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April is National Poetry Month

Posted in entertainment with tags , , on April 15, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

Happy National Poetry month.  Here is my contribution.

“Red Cent”

Beware the Ides of March is what they used to say
beware the Ides of April seems more apt today.
Taxes argued over by right and left
new parties float around bereft.
The people watch in a lulled slumber
as politicians lead them asunder.
People at war and planet in crisis
what’s happened to the people’s synapses?
Revolution’s in the air on both sides of the aisle
but which of the supporters will carry leaders the mile?
Once again we’re in a predicament
trying to solve it with another red cent.
We’ve been here before and money’s not the answer
it seems to me money is the cancer.
Taxes argued over by right and left
new parties float around bereft.
Beware the Ides of March is what they used to say
beware the Ides of April seems more apt today.

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Palin Rant

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2008 by Pendant & Ring

I don’t want to alienate any of my readers.  If you like Palin you don’t have to read this!  Just move on to the next post.  We don’t have to be on the same political page.  It’s alright to disagree!  If you have a rant about McCain, Palin, Obama or Biden feel free to comment!

Sarah Palin is a smart choice for McCain.  Who else would follow him blindly, smile and wave.  He picked a beauty queen not a leader because he doesn’t want to compete with an educated and seasoned colleague.  Unfortunately women exist who will vote for Palin just because she is a woman.  I am not one of them.

I believe abortion should be used only in the case of rape or incest and only in the first trimester.  More specifically the abortion shall not be granted unless a police report has been made and the victim is pressing charges.  The only time Palin sees abortion as an option is if the mothers life is in danger.  She is, to my way of thinking, securing the rights of sexual aggressors.  Has she ever seen a pregnant 14 year old?  Does she think that’s acceptable?  healthy?  natural?  To force a woman, of any age, to carry a child she didn’t want and (fought against!) be reminded of rape for nine more months is not alright in my book.  Instead I see it as some kind of prolonged mental torture.  The point is; politicians shouldn’t have to fight for a ruling that’s already been passed.  They should, like all those in public office, be looking toward the future, not squabbling about the past.

Environmentally Palin is a toxic waste train wreck.  If we are to maintain and rebuild our dwindling global supremacy our dependency on oil must be stopped, asap.  The focus of all energy monies must be spent on non carbon based fuels.  Yes, that scratches natural gas too!  Drilling for more oil in our few wildlife preserves and natural parks just side steps the issue!  When the last oil droplet is gone and the last natural gas bubble spent we will wonder why we spent so much money searching for more of the same.  That money should be spent on retrofitting our current energy grids, building battery banks, millions of solar panels or wind turbines and education programs to reduce our country’s overall energy consumption.

Lastly, having five kids would indicate, at least to me, a desire to be a loving, caring and involved mother.  Being a mother is an honorable life choice.  But Palin returned to work only three days after the birth of her last baby.  How is that a devoted mom?  Any baby, especially one who was born with downs, needs more than three days to bond properly. I would want to take all the time I had to bond with the baby.  If Palin doesn’t care enough to take the time to bond with her children how can we expect her to care enough about the little people?  I guess that’s not too out of the ordinary, being that she’s Republican.

Sarah Palin was chosen as vp for her inadequacies.  She is in no position to argue with McCain because of her life’s inexperience and lack of political knowledge… and that my friends is why he likes her so!  McCain (and staff) didn’t pick her to make our country stronger, she was chosen to make McCain more attractive to the uneducated woman and those extremely conservative Americans.  I’m not even sure that she will help get their super conservative vote.  Last time I heard, the super conservatives believed women’s place to be the home. Either way, McCain’s oddball vp choice might just get him into the white house.  And that’s a scary thought.

Political Songs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 24, 2008 by Pendant & Ring

Two very different songs… I like them both. The first one, by Sheryl Crow and the second by NIN.

Sheryl Crow “Out of our heads” Lyrics

If you feel you wanna fight me

There’s a chain around your mind

When something is holding you tightly

What is real is so hard to find

Losing babies to genocide
Oh where’s the meaning in that plight
Can’t you see that we’ve really bought into
Every word they proclaimed and every lie, oh

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts

Someone’s feeding on your anger
Someone’s been whispering in your ear
You’ve seen his face before
You’ve been played before
These aren’t the words you need to hear

Through the dawn of darkness blindly
You have blood upon your hands
All the world will treat you kindly
But only the heart can understand, oh understand

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your
Tears and look to your heart

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your
Tears and look to your heart

Every man is his own prophet
Oh every prophet just a man
I say all the women stand up, say yes to themselves
Teach your children best you can

Let every man bow to the best in himself
We’re not killing any more
We’re the wisest ones, everybody listen
‘Cause you can’t fight this feeling any more, oh anymore

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your
Tears and look to your heart

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your
Tears and look to your heart

NIN “Letting You” Lyrics

The sky is painted black
The smoke pours out the stack
One hand upon your heart
One hand behind your back
You train us how to act
You keep the fear intact
The imminent attack
Everything is right on track

And we are letting you get away
We are letting you get away with it

Upon our plates to feed
The dying left to bleed
How much we really need
Your politics of greed
The cancer takes ahold
The wolf is in the fold
Our destiny’s been sold
We do just what we’re told

And we are letting you get away
We are letting you get away with it

Your armies filled with hate
Believing your charade
Begin to suffocate
For us it’s far too late

And we are letting you get away
We are letting you get away with it