Super Tuesday

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It is going to be crazy on Tuesday

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Primary Countdown

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The phone rings non-stop from pollsters, the mailbox is full of slick colorful ads from super pacs and one cannot go to a diner without running into a candidate. It’s Presidential Primary season in New Hampshire and it is great fun. I for one will go through withdrawal on February 10th.

I’ve seen a number of candidates so far, but Nomorobo has blocked the pollsters. I suspect with the number of folks who have given up land lines that the polls may prove to be wildly inaccurate. Supposedly the two winners will be Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. We shall see.

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Bernie Sanders Ad

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Refreshing change to the usual drivel we are subjected every four years. Well done Bernie.

The song is bittersweet, telling a story of disillusionment with America, the lost American dream. I believe this is at the core of Sander’s message. He is calling out the forces that rig the system. It is inspirational and probably impossible but he’s got my New Hampshire vote.

I believe that hope TRUMPS fear and loathing.

“Let us be lovers,
We’ll marry our fortunes together.
I’ve got some real estate
Here in my bag.So we bought a pack of cigarettes,
And Mrs. Wagner’s pies,
And walked off
To look for America.
“Kathy”, I said,
As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh,
Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

It took me four days
To hitch-hike from Saginaw.
“I’ve come to look for America.”

Laughing on the bus,
Playing games with the faces,
She said the man in the gabardine suit
Was a spy.

I said, “Be careful,
His bow tie is really a camera.”
“Toss me a cigarette,
I think there’s one in my raincoat.”
We smoked the last one
An hour ago.

So I looked at the scenery,
She read her magazine;
And the moon rose over an open field.
“Kathy, I’m lost”, I said,
Though I know she was sleeping.
“I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why.”

Counting the cars
On the New Jersey Turnpike
The’ve all come
To look for America,
All come to look for America,
All come to look for America.”

– Paul Simon

The white man pathology

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“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.”

-Bell Hooks

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And on the west coast we have this

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