Wednesday, July 27, 2011

America?!

A L O H A !







" Until the great mass of the people 
shall be filled with the sense of responsibility
for each others' welfare, 
social justice can never be attained.  "

Helen Keller










"The government,
which was designed for the people,
 has got into the hands of the bosses
and their employers, the special interests.
 An invisible empire has been set up
 above the forms of democracy." 

Woodrow Wilson







" Nothing is so infectious
as example."



 
Francois De La Rochfoucauld






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The people in the bubble
at the pinnacle
believe that they are levitating
disconnected from Earth
and from the rest of
us.

The country we all built
together
shudders
as they chop away
at branch,
trunk and root.


Have You, fellow American,
called your "representatives'
to HOWL?!

25 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

IF we have to have most people be well meaning on the subject, it'll probably never happen. Sad to say.

Anonymous said...

‎"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. " - P. J. ORourke

Fireblossom said...

It's obscene, what's happening. Just madness. What must the rest of the world think?

Joop Zand said...

good pictures Cloudia, the second one has nice reflections.

Bye, Joop

Lynn said...

Oh yeah.

Akelamalu said...

Nice pics Cloudia. x

Freda said...

The Helen Keller quote speaks to me today. A reminder to never give up caring and doing your best for others. Thank you.

Rudolph Aspirant said...

I have developed increased empathy for America since I moved to the Kingdom of Norway...I was just confessing to a friend earlier today about my culture shock and the way I sometimes feel...just like the US must have felt at times attempting to convince the United Nations to adopt a certain measure accordint to both its best interest and the nest interest of the "case" to be solved at hand !

I will also confess to you that, although I tend more center-right in my personal political beliefs, like more "Log Cabin Republican but without the 2008 McCain-Palin ticket", I have a certain weakness for former president Woodrow Wilson, the actual founder of UN's precursor, the League of Nations. I actually think I trust the principles of US Foreign Policy BECAUSE of Mr. Woodrow Wilson...which shows that, although I am at times TOTALLY exasperated by these United Nations, (especially about their damn legalese and all !), I still recognize they have a balancing role in order to moderate my rightful exasperation about some of these unruly immature and at times even pathological clients/countries/dictators, not to mention these other guys...the creditors...that seem to drain the dickens out of me some times !

Now that I have managed to empathetically identify myself with America itself...what shall I do with this warm friendly feeling ? Just hope you won't all say I'm totally nuts ! It is not my fault, especially not today. Today it is the fault of a certain French guy named Martin !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9my_Martin

Skol ! I am not a drunkard, but sometimes I do indulge ! And when that happens...I ramble and ramble...I promise I won't do it very often...yet this blog is such a true oasis of calm !

Mahalo !

Marguerite said...

I've been calling for a while now, but it seems that they are not listening. Great post!

Anonymous said...

I called and e-mailed, I howled. Can I skip some of my bills, too? DrumMajor

thekingpin68 said...

'"The government,
which was designed for the people,
has got into the hands of the bosses
and their employers, the special interests.
An invisible empire has been set up
above the forms of democracy."

Woodrow Wilson'

Agreed, such does happen.

Anonymous said...

cloudia for senate


bill k, manila

Mama Zen said...

You said it!

The Elephant's Child said...

It was Helen Keller who did it for me today. And the photos of course. (and you are back in my dashboard today).

Windsmoke. said...

A lot of giant corporations have their fingers in the government pie and leaving the little people out in the cold. Woodrow Wilson is spot on :-).

G-Man said...

Who was taking that picture of you leaning up against that palm tree?

Beach Bum said...

Have You, fellow American,
called your "representatives'
to HOWL?!


Yeah, but my congressman is Joe "You Lie" Wilson and he lives in his own special and very protected world. God himself could look down from heaven pointing at Wilson and tell him to vote one way and Wilson would ignore him.

Cloudia said...

thank You-

SandyCarlson said...

If the Bonehead would get over himself and let it be. Our President is a fine leader. I wish his opposition would stop sticking its foot out in front of him.

Cloudia said...

You said a mouthful!!!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Lets hope it settles down sooner ...

Cloudia said...

谢谢 kind friend!

Lynn said...

Oh yeah - I made the calls yesterday, getting only recorded messages saying they appreciate my call. I left messages anyway - I sure hope they are listening.

Daryl said...

Someone needs to tell the Speaker to get his ass in gear and learn to compromise ..

Cloudia said...

indeed