2012-09-30_13-33-36_811

Mrs. Clinton for President? Yea, let’s talk about that

Ok I’m just going to say it since not seeing anything mentioning Mrs. Clinton on the Jon Stewart show this week. Of course I don’t read much posted by the extreme right, since frustrates living daylights out of me and I consider time better spent elsewhere. Frankly, didn’t want to see how they might tear this one apart.

Mrs. Clinton’s face appeared puffy, her voice and laugh were course and harsh – as if she were a 2 pack a day smoker. And at one point she kept bobbing her head and I could not stop thinking about how it was like watching a live bobble-head doll.

In other words, would appear that all the attention is not doing Mrs. Clinton any favors – and unless our Democrats have decided that the country needs to have Republicans in the Whitehouse next term, would suggest that she does not seek the Presidency.

If a woman were to run for office, I should think we need someone with a little more dignity. Which is harsh, I know. But there are many female politicians that carry themselves little better than that, though understand that one interview is not a make or break situation. However, does not look good and way too much fodder for opponents to mock … which the scales on that are already tipped and full with consideration of a female President in the first place.

That is the reality — I am personally not happy with the reality. If we had not lost steam with the women’s equality movement in the 70′s, might be a different story. An aging female political figure just cannot get away with trying to laugh like a schoolgirl. Is sort of like that Seinfeld episode, where George figures out that all he has to do is shake his head and frown in order to APPEAR to be working hard.

We are a small people that base 99% of considerations on appearance, not the realities of function. If this were a different world, we would have very different leaders. Leaders of the past were based less on appearance, but they were also chosen more for WHO they knew, not what they knew. So you can’t say we are any worse off, but the realities of appearance have to be part of the equation.

Mrs. Clinton did not carry herself well, and I almost felt embarrassed for her. Maybe I’m stuck in my own bubble and not seeing clearly. It’s possible, but even before this interview, had thought that it is not a fair thing to shove the Presidency on this poor woman. She’s done enough and worked very hard for our country, and should be rewarded, not punished with just more work.

I lean towards liberal standards but can freely touch bases with the “old-crone-thought” of our nation. And that is where we are going to get some really nasty fire if go to the effort of having a female President at this time. You should hear how they talk on President Obama, who has had an exemplary Presidency. It’s not pretty. And you can’t argue with these pillars of our society, ask their husbands. Is a losing battle before you even begin.

So Weeps the Land

filter plane

you can’t love the entire world
without being inside the world
over or under
i think of perspective as chunks
of ingredients swimming in a soup
bumping into each other
flavors blending
one unto the gifts of infinity
stir of a wooden spoon
God holding court while the one thing
truly worshipped
is the path of Envy over all else
all else!
don’t you believe?

so who does wisdom love?
contentment sees the future as there
and there forever
something growing desire can clutch
reality is best inhaled

so don’t stumble too many times
or we’ll have to make the road rockier
in the contest between whether human
logic is wrong or world design is right
i will go with world design

and laugh at all us silly monkeys …
you know,
those who decided important
is somehow
the way conflicts
comb their teeth

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pockets of the beholder

hunger for money
the thing about wanting money
is that to each person it is their
pivotal desire
one person wants money because they want new shoes
one wants lots of money for a house
others want money to buy as much ice cream as possible

money morphs into the most desired thing

it becomes the game and contest
who can make a buck go farther?
who can invest better?
who dies with the most toys?

it becomes a sign of evil
richmen and camels
the prize at the center of the universe
because it is multi-shifting
can be whatever you desire

i never desired money
i see and understand that it stands for buying-power
that it means “yipeee! i can buy this or this”
yet if i want something
i think of what is wanted
not its corresponding weight in trading-chips

yet ever and always
see those lost in wanting money
craving money
like just having the money makes them happy

that i don’t understand
their desires must shift so much
that money becomes the only stable thing to want

you can’t buy friends
but turns out you probably can

for some reason both of my kids are not
cautious on the internet
if there’s a scheme
will be an 80% chance they’ll fall into it
that number is probably closer to 90%
and i’m not sure why
maybe they paint it differently
have a stronger barrier between real lives
and online-lives
there’s no shame for them if they fall
whereas my own pride circles and circles
nothing cyber can hurt you
overload possibilities?

one thing that would have changed
if i had raised either child……. they would be
smart on the internet but eh maybe it is more
important to be smart in life

maybe it is more important to see money itself
as the thing that you desire

but i could never quite get there
see the amounts change
i want what i want to stay put

like grasping the brass ring
and in the end
will the gravestone say
“so and so: she always got what she wanted”
?
i decided a long time ago
that i did not want money

maybe i was five
wasn’t that hard a lesson
you had the coins in your hand
and the orange crush machine was
standing before you
sharp edges of the bottles
smell of gasoline and sweat
whir of motors and engines and dirty things

until those coins went clink
you remained thirsty

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in place

the last resort
a push to bring her home
the aching need
for peace and better mind

i steel myself to face ten newer days
there was a reason we had less

but don’t ask me
how bargains best
how bound backs are in sorrow
yet then sorrows set them free

for movement is the most that time could give
we turn to kiss the sunrise…yes!
it’s live,
and then let live

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worn parts

why can’t people balance a washing machine?
THWAP-PA THWAP-PA
i almost want them to break down for good
just to be out of misery
for those who don’t know
you put laundry in a machine
where the weight of clothes is
at least close to even
all the way around

poor things
straining more because humans are stupid
when robots rise up
and take over the world …
washing machines will be their lieutenants

and don’t expect any mercy
….THWAP-PA THWAP-PA
wash, rinse

spin ….. THWAP
they will eat us all
spit out the bones
dance around a bonfire singing
THWAP-PA THWAP-PA … free at last!

(clip art from cartoon stock)
(clip art from cartoon stock)
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