Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blog Jam


Our sheltered bay bounces high with the waves today, spindrift doing a fine job of gliding across the gallopping white horses, to dissipate in frustration on the shore. My bridge to the beach is awash in a strange mix of small icepans and detritus from the cowed alders. High winds with an underlying layer of....could that be Spring crawling in?

I watch in astonishment as the waves go higher, finding it hard to imagine their enormous bulk before they shrink on their long journey to here, our sheltered wee bay.

World news is interesting today. No surprise in Ireland with regard to the ousting of the decrepid, incompetent and criminal Fianna Fail, the lifelong party of my father, who incidentally got his glory moments on RTE in the sixties as a returning officer for the elections. He would be abject at their performance in the last decade.

I see Michael Moore has turned his eyes to Thompson, Manitoba and the mining industry there. More squeezing by Dems Wot Rulez on the little folk in the mines.

And speaking of the little folk, I see very little coverage of the civic protests that are strengthening in the states down south of us here. Oh, sorry, forgot. Corporatocracy controlled media. Again.

And gas is going up. And up and up. End of this year should see many of the Humvees, SUVs and monster trucks off the roads. At long last there will be a safe ride (and still cheap fill-ups) for us icky bicky little 4 cylinder drivers, takin' back da roadz.

By the way aren't we, like, owed some compensation for our frugal use of gas while the rest of the world took ten times their share with their obscene monster vehicle consumptions? I've often thought about this. If everyone had driven the little guys, and rail ferried Da Stuff around, we'd still have stockpiles of gas for centuries. Greed and conspicuous consumption yet again doom us to a very uncertain future and limited mobility.

Back to wave gazing.

21 comments:

  1. So much happening in the world right now and it appears at least the middle class and the poor are being hit the hardest. It is not only sad but scary.
    You have beautiful waves to gaze at my friend. You must miss Ireland, my favorite country in the world (other than Canada)
    Have a safe, warm weekend....:-)Hugs

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  2. Bernie:
    And what is total heartening are these revolutions going on. Many very quiet, but like the movie "Network" people are not going to take it anymore.
    Newfoundland has made up for my Ireland loss in uncountable ways.
    And you have a lovely (windy?) weekend too.
    XO
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  4. Thought provoking and so unfortunately on the mark. Big Oil directly or indirectly rules almost every government on the planet. Systematically owning those with political power, choking out any alternative to oil. They "lobbied" until they virtually eliminated railroads. They removed trolleys in major cities. They...

    Okay, I'm getting too wound up here. Just want to tell you that wave gazing just might be the best solution right now. Sigh.

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  5. Sharon:
    And not to forget suburban sprawl and 24 lane highways to get there, so went our so-called boom years.
    Here come the bust years. Inevitable in a finite little planet.
    I know. I have to watch those windups, not good for the BP.
    Waves are my zen.
    XO
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  6. I heard a few hours ago that oil wells had been set alight in Iraq. Shanks mare and barter will be with us before long. Talk about back to the future....! :(

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  7. GM:
    I am very hopeful for the future - we all need a reality check but it is coming too fast for a lot of folk.
    Yes I just read about the oil wells. Symbol of our discontent.
    XO
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  8. But aren't the people in North Africa very brave and don't they deserve all our accolades?

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  9. Absolutely Nora, may the movement spread globally, may the obscenely wealthy repent and Utopia flourish. Amen.
    XO
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  10. wave gazing (or its equivalent here, snow gazing) is the way we stay sane in these insane times.

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  11. With the petrol price rocketing, I always expect to see fewer cars on the road and fewer of those huge kiddie-wagons, but there's no change at all. It seems that petrol prices will have to be astronomical before anyone radically changes their driving habits.

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  12. some fool on Facebook was lamenting her $90 gas bill to fill up her Suburban. I couldn't help but giggle and smirk.

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  13. Laurie:
    Yes, something has to keep us sane for its certainly not what is going on around us!
    XO
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  14. Nick:
    it could be the dying spasms of the Mastercard paying for this!
    XO
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  15. Marcia:
    I am continually shocked at how honest ta gawd da stupidz surround us.
    I shouldn't. But I am.
    XO
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  16. Beautiful description of your waves, WWW! I envy you that view.

    Let's hope current waves of protest thoughout the world do not dissipate like those you watch.
    We need these waves to build and build and build until the whole planet is up in arms about the injustices and greed all around us.

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  17. I actually look forward to the day when we can go back to buulock/horse drawn carriages/carts, bicycles, moving back into cities to avoid suburban commute, steam engine drawn railways, etc. I wonder if it is just a pipe dream.

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  18. If the politicians and their owners, the CEOs of corporations were suffering, you can bet something would be done to fix things. As it stands, the politicians no longer need the little guy since it's the Big Guys who are lining (and controlling) their pockets.

    We little folk will just have to fight what injustices we can for as long as we can.

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  19. Like you,T, I fervently hope it is not a storm in a teacup while the masses lie sedated under inane teevee episodes.
    XO
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  20. Ramana:
    I am SO with you on all of that + self sustaining lifestyles.
    XO
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  21. Pauline:
    The pols, bankers and corps have nothing to fear as they have transferred all the wealth to their pockets.
    I hope the day comes when most of the peons wakeup and say "enough, already!"
    XO
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