Friday, January 27, 2012

27 January 2012 Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul

          Well, Cassi Creek will have to substitute for the river.  But the Nolichucky’s proximity – three miles downstream – is close enough.  An inch of rain since midnight onto an already well-watered drainage system has the creek clamoring raucously as it rushes past and moves large limestone boulders downstream. 
          Raucous describes the GOP “debate” in Jacksonville FL last night as Gingrich, the pig-faced newt, ran aground on the shoal of Blitzer’s refusal to be browbeaten by the “Former Speaker.” 
          Alexandra Petri described it well in her column in the Washington Post -  She lets the body parts fly and fall where they may. 
          I chose not to watch this debate, as I have chosen not to watch the previous hours of commercial propaganda that is intended to convince me that one of the GOP “candidates” is qualified to hold any elected position that involves public money, public service, public education, or public trust.  I need not bother; the news services will echo the funny and the sadly true bits for the next week after some teavangelist uttered them. 
          I probably won’t watch the “debates” between Obama and the teavangelist candidate.  I know whom I will vote for even if it is reluctantly.  Again, it will all be replayed and twisted by the propaganda services. 
          The levels of hatred in this campaign are going to climb to record levels. 

Temperatures are dropping today.  Shabbat Shalom!

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