Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The New Reality.....Part 1

Right now I am trying to ignore the fact that Barack is probably going to appoint Governor Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.....

In my world the only stain on Barack's armor. McCain is anathema (used in two posts in a row!) in Iowa because he said out loud that corn-derived bio-fuels (ethyl alcohol) is silly and destructive. He got his ass kicked in the pre-game and the election because of it......even though he was dead on. Parts of the Maverick were still slowly functioning......

And Barack won Iowa....and got his big jump on Hillary, and the start of the snowball.....and now all of us have to kiss Vilsack's dick for the next billion years. This guy is a Monsanto whore.....RoundUp Ready Politician 2.0....from a state that was once magically bio-diverse with twelve feet of dense topsoil of a quality only found in pre-historic Ireland, a couple of million bison, billions of migrating birds.....and is now reduced to spreading her legs for three crops (soy, corn and wheat).....and hoping the Feds leave something on the dresser in the morning.

Iowa is the place where FarmAid got its start.....Willie Nelson shedding tears with the other small family farms as the banks foreclosed and sold off equipment, history and legacy for the benefit of corporate mono-culture agriculture.

And Tom Vilsack thinks this is all great......

And Barack Obama.....and each and every one of you.....are kissing Vilsack and Monsanto's ball sack.

Sigh.

I guess Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin were too busy quietly saving the planet to run the Department of Agriculture.

Hey.....corn syrup-soaked, highly-refined, artificially colored wheat and corn-based, federally financed food products that are killing our rural poor and inner-city poor must be OK somehow, right?

When was the last time you saw a skinny, fit person on the streets of Seaside or the aisles of WalMart or Costco....that was not an obvious crackhead?

Anyway.....forget Barack just punting off our food and nutrition future to a bunch of corporate whores for a third of a generation for a minute.

Yesterday, as I watched the telecast of the millions of folk gathered in DC to watch the Inauguration.....I could not help to wonder what it would have been like if John McCain was being sworn in.

How big the crowd? How many black folks? How would those white douche bags have actually gotten to The Mall through the cordon of the 90% black DC poplulation?

And, in the National Orgasm.....where were the 25% nutballs that still think George Bush was smarter and more capable than Caligula? Well, outside of Midland, Texas.....

Some of them were in Cachagua.....still hating niggers, still thinking that health care is commie bullshit.....when they can't afford to go to a doctor even when they have obvious staff infections streaking red up their macho arms from that little work-related accident they would never claim on work-comp for fear of getting fired. Or just even pissing off the boss a little.

How do the Republicans convince the most obvious victims of their grab-it-all-while-you-can policies to back them right into the gutter?

How can my toothless newspaper person who has never seen a doctor outside of jail or prison....continue to collect social security for herself and her probably already dead probably sexually abusive dad.....and rail on and on and send me emails about how Obama is a Nigger Communist?

Then.....I started to notice. While working on books yesterday, with MSNBC droning in the background.....every time they said "The President is about to speak....." I cringed, felt nauseous, and looked frantically around for the remote to still the sound.

Eight years of George Bush has trained even me to fear and despise my government and my country.....to expect nothing of it but rape and pillage, and all our common good being diverted and divided amongst the few.

I still cannot believe it is true.

I, too had given up....just like my newspaper lady.

My support of Barack Obama was not in support of a reality I could envision.....it was a mad toss of the dice....a big fuck you to what always wins.... in support of what could have been, if mankind were not so basically flawed and fucked.

Duh.

Guilty as charged.

Along with my Christian former friends, my newspaper nutball.....and all the other nihilists.....my eyes were no longer on The Prize. All of the things that make America great....our ability to work like dogs....our inventiveness....our flexibility....our generosity....our common vision of an unimagineable future that has driven our country for many hundreds of years.....

I bought into the fact that it was dead.

I drank the Kool-Aid.

President Obama.

It may sound trite.....but I still get misty when I think about or hear:

"Yes.....We Can!"

And.....as a first ante:

I have had as my license plate frame since 2002, when I bought my Jaguar......(English born, American Ford made......the best car I ever owned).......

"My next license plate will be MADE by Cheney and Bush!"

Check it out.

Day One.

President Obama.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 21, 2009

EXECUTIVE ORDER

- - - - - - -

PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows:

... Executive Order 13233 of November 1, 2001, is revoked.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,

January 21, 2009.


4 Comments:

Blogger Freda Nason Cachagua born original said...

Seems to me you have to much spare time on your hands in Cachagua and a few customers would give you a better out look on life.

Freda Nason Cachagua born original

3:00 PM  
Blogger Tzila "Z" said...

Executive Order 13233 according to Wikipedia:
"Executive Order 13233[1] limited access to the records of former United States Presidents. It was drafted by then White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and issued by President George W. Bush on November 1, 2001. Section 13 of Order 13233 revoked Executive Order 12667 which was issued by Ronald Reagan on January 18, 1989.

The Order was partially struck down in October 2007, and President Barack Obama completely revoked it by executive order on January 21, 2009, his first full day in office. However, as long as no bill is passed by Congress with regard to this issue, any future president is free to issue yet another order to take the place of the revoked order 13233, just as Order 13233 revoked Order 12667."

6:19 AM  
Blogger Tzila "Z" said...

The actual text of order 13233 by Bush, which Obama has revoked...interesting:

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/eo/eo-13233.htm

6:27 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

maybe there's a small glimmer of hope for fed food policy Mike ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/INAUGURATION_TOP_CHEFS?SITE=NYMID&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

12:28 PM  

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