D A W N I N G

D A W N I N G . . . but of what … ?

2009 is dimming
Its light nearly gone
Yonder in the east
Dawn begins to awake
Aroused from its embryonic state
Anxious to fill the sky anew
With a new life-force
Initiating the next decade
And the dawning of the next
New Year

Expectations run the gamut from A to Z
Positive, benevolent, subtle, divine on one side
While on the other lurks
Negativity … despair
How will 2010 unfold
What travails linger
Still
Unresolved from 2009

This New Year can dawn
A foundation upon which to build
Genuinely mutually rewarding paradigm
Really it all depends
On how we choose to see
Ourselves as our mirror reflects
As complete and whole
Or unfulfilled
It really up to me

Here’s hoping 2010 unveils itself
Allowing us to see others
As our equal, friend
Not foe nor enemy
A human being like you and me
And probably if we really were to know
With far fewer faults than us

Time to bail out again, Janet


DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . With respectful “kudos” to Benson … thank you, your cartoon absolutely nails Janet Napolitano for me.

After she cobbled together with spit and bailing-wire several voodoo state budgets she bails on Arizona for the greener pastures of the DC beltway where she now is cobbling together her version of Homeland Security,

I am not sure which will bring about the greater tragedy…? One wonders if she is ready to bail out on this too…?

One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists

One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists … By Chris Hedges, Truthdig … Our descent is the familiar disease of decaying empires. Dissent is starting to become defined as an act of terrorism.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . It began under Bush/Cheney and unfortunately continues today where any form of dissent can be construed easily marking one as an enemy combatant or more drastic … terrorist …

To hell with your labels … dissent is a cornerstone of the foundation of our nation … and if Bush/Cheney/Obama or you don’t like what I have to say … tough … I choose to exercise my rights as an American citizen to freedom of speech …

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman

THIRTEEN EVENTS

America the Traumatized: How 13 Events of the Decade Made Us the PTSD Nation

By Adele M. Stan, AlterNet …Posted on December 30, 2009, Printed on December 30, 2009 … EXCERPTED… http://www.alternet.org/story/144791/

It’s been one helluva decade, even though we’ve reached the end without knowing what to call it. … Some have tried “the aughts,” others the “double-Os.” …I’m content to simply call it over. To mark its location in the great march of history, I’ve taken to calling it the millennial decade, after the great numerological transition it heralded…. Yet for describing its character, nothing comes closer than the Decade of Trauma — American trauma, that is. …Here in the home of the brave, we’ve endured a decade that shattered nearly every notion of what it meant to be an American, whether you live on the left or the right. And so we shout. Or hide. Or startle too easily.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .This is one posting which is worth your time to contemplate as it give a context for understanding the latent frustration lingering in America. Whether you agree is not important, the important thing is that you … THINK … about the implications of the topics presented for consideration.

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman

To error is human

OBAMA VOWS TO REPAIR INTELLIGENCE GAPS …. By Carrie Johnson, Karen DeYoung and Anne E. Kornblut ….Washington Post Staff Writers …Wednesday, December 30, 2009 … EXCERPTED …. President Obama said Tuesday that a “mix of human and systemic failures” allowed a Nigerian student allegedly carrying explosives to board an airplane en route to Detroit on Christmas Day, and he vowed to quickly fix flaws that could have doomed a flight carrying nearly 300 passengers and crew members.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . To the best of my knowledge man has yet to devise a 100% “fail-safe” system of any nature, so why this pathetic screaming and finger-pointing relative to the airline flight to Detroit…?

Were mistakes made within TSA, most likely and they will continue to be made irrespective of who occupies the office of President of the United States of America.

Being human is to expect that we will in fact … error … and quite possibly at the most inopportune moments.

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” … Harry S. Truman

Gee another surprise


DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .

Hey, come on now, this certainly can’t be true…?

The reports “we” – that’s you and me – get from our “press” consistently assure us that Arizona education is top-notch, adequately funded, delivering “skilled” human-robots for use by for-profit-corporate-interest$.

And hey, banks in Arizona as well as our State Legislators are always on the look out of ways to assist in developing our economy, aren’t they…?

Surely this report is in error as neither our Governor nor our State Legislator or our US Congressional delegation would LIE to us, would they…?

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act…George Orwell

WOW … no surprise


DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .

Gee, surprise, surprise, surprise … there is truth in the idiom … “birds of a feather flock together”

Did anyone actually think the Phoenix City Attorney would conclude that Hizzoner engaged in a conflict of interest …

How foolish you are…?

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act…George Orwell

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