IF CONSERVATIVES WIN, THEY WILL STILL LOSE

I have never seen a more soulless, selfish, greedy, opportunistic lot than these. If they are not bigoted, then the are stupid enough to think that they are smart enough to take the reins, again. Look at their leaders. They believe that they have perfected the art of the “untruth.” This has been their aspiration. What will they do when and if the country votes them in as the majority in the midterm elections? The Republicans tried to usurp the Tea Party Movement. The old adage, ” …if you can’t lick ’em, then join ’em…” has rung true. But, where are their principles? Where is their truth? What is their plan? ( other than to undo Obama) He is just too “uppity” for the likes of this group. 

They cannot use Republican fiscal wisdom, for it has cost this nation its wealth. They use ant-logic. That’s right, ant-logic. They work in tandum for the common good of their colony: undermining everything that the Obama administration has done. They have to protect their queen (Palin) so that they can last long enough to vanquish this country. Then, they will flee to their private hideaways…far away from the hungry, angry, looting masses that are sure to emerge if the “Cons” get back  in charge.  That’s why they are cleaning their guns!  The plan is f— the poor, the hungry, the homeless and non-whites. If they come into our part of town,  we’ll just shoot ’em. 

Rush Limbaugh loves his money. He spins the facts feverishly, every day. He probably laughs at night at how he has spun gold out of straw and created a nation of “ditto-head-zombies”  Sarah Palin is inarticulate and void of knowledge. She has a flair and that is about it. She can whip up a lynch mop as easily as she whips up an omlette. She loves being nouveau riche more than she loves Alaska and this country. Cheney is being kept alive as a cyborg. They will bring him back to life when they need a figurehead without a heart.  Glenn Beck shits gold bars. That is why he cries all the time. Ouch!

Michelle Bachmann is finally queen of something and it ain’t of hearts. She is a waste basket for the wasted minds of the Tea Party. McConnell aka “the turtle” & Boehner aka “the tan man” feel that they will be successful in their bid for control. What was it that Demint said about Obama’s “Waterloo?” Ouch!  Alvin Green is the anomoly that Demint has engineered to get him re-elected. I think that everyone should vote for Alvin Greene! Hahahah. 

Arpaio & Tancredo stepped out of a old Western movie. They are nothing more than modern day gun-slingers. They are beyond the laws of the land. They will make up their own rules as they go along.  Arpaio has gotten away with murder for thirty years. Arpaio & Tancredo are like older, stodgier versions of  Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday. They are gunning for the immigrants.  Can anyone say, “The Reckoning?”

All sarcasm aside, all of the aforementioned people have reached the apex of  the ridiculous.  A political party has become more dysfunctional than a reality show. Now that Delay has “danced with the stars,” we have seen the “inner Conservative.”   Ostriches, get your head out of your asses and make sure that these circus freaks do not have a chance to give us the ” the royal screw.” It is written in their crib-notes.  Don’t change horses now.  Beware of the horse,”The Big Payback.”

 

Alice Parris

 

 

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THE WATCHER

Voluminous, gray clouds
part the skies on either side.
It is not clear when deluge begins.

Now, nothing but more of the
ominous, charcoal sky-bison.
 
I feel the quickening in my veins
of remembrance; rain-makers
chanting. No longer is there need.

The wagons- circled & surrounded.
Tumble-weed clouds are rolling over.

I am the watcher.

Nature has cried out against our
blasphemies against her. She has
openly declared war.

Her weapons; the elements.
 
Battle-fierce against enemies.
She is unstoppable. She topples.

The whole bloody lot; ground-gaping,
earth-quaking. Unpredictable tides,
storms, tornados, hurricanes & fires.

We talk, yet do nothing to appease.
Move quickly to right the wrongs:

the asphalt & concrete erected
has been assigned to bludgeon us.

No measure of peace is too small.
The covenent over-arches the wall.

I am the watcher.

Alice Parris

 

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

NIGHT-FIRE

 
Vivid green receded
 
into gray mossy things;
the night is Monarch.
 
Shadows beckon…
 
The dark sky begs for
a splatter of splendor;
 
to give energy, vibrance.
To assuage the somulence.
 
Heavy lids crave a moment
of euphoric awakening.
Canvas your vision.
Relieve us of darkness.

Let us see your garment
of flicker-flames.

Satiate our senses.
Enchant us with night-fire.

Alice Parris

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

 

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River /AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River/AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River/AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River/AU

Fireworks photography by Stony River/AU

 

THE REPUBLICAN CONFEDERACY CONFLAGRATION

 
 
Photography by Stony River of Australia

Fire image by Stony River/AU

 
 
 
 
 

What would the Republican Confederacy do without President Obama to demonize? What would they do without the Administration to castigate? What would they do without Pelosi or Reed? Nothing. They’ve got nothing. They worship at the altar of Ronald Regan’s economic vision. This is a vision which builds up the rich and creates more poor. They feign a sincere concern for the budget, but when it is time for a remedy, they reject the solution in lock-step fashion.

I propose to you that this anti-everything Obama is a ruse to deceive the people. Who made the second Amendment one of God’s ten commandments? They have taken the word of God and perverted it. They have not, “…loved their neighbor as they have loved themselves…” The Word of God says, “…those that live by the sword shall die by the sword…” Is that why there are so many militia in the name of God?  To the end that they themselves perish with the weapons of their choice?  They mask the Word of God with bigotry, while in truth,  it is the wealthy who fuel their outcries of, “steal, killl and destroy…anything Obama”  They have not known the love of God.

They de-legitimized Africans, forcibly removed from their lands, by calling them 3/5 of a person. This means even with the forced slavery of Africans, slave-owners could sleep at night. After all, slaves were not quite human. The Republican Confederacy has done everything within its power to de-legitimize President Obama. The Birthers… Believe me, had there been concrete evidence to the assertion that he was not born in America, everyone would know it. The lawsuits of Orly Taitz (with a thick immigrant accent) would not have been tossed out as frivilous. The state of Hawaii would have acknowledged that the President was not eligible for office. Why do the conspiratists insist that everyone is hiding the truth? The reason is that they have been lied to themselves. They are lied to everytime their faces are glued to Fox news. The lies are untruths mingled with some truth. This is mind control at its finest.  Some truth and then the lies. All will be received as truth. This truth has the capacity to destroy whomever, whatever.

Manifest Destiny helped Europeans steal, kill and destroy Native Americans: it was their God-given right to take whatever they wanted because the “red-skins” were heathens. The Native Americans were de-legitimized in this instance, as well. Believe me when I say that Apache curses still haunt Arizona. It is the bankruptcy state. There remains a glass ceiling. Most people make their money from elsewhere and spend it in their vacation/retirement in Arizona. Arizona itself is akin to the mythological Sisyphus who was punished by Zeus (due to his hubristic belief in his own cleverness) to push a boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again. This eternity resulted from audacity.

Several months prior to The Battle Of The Alamo (Feb 23rd-March 6, 1836) Texans had driven all Mexicans out of Mexican Texas. Between 1821 and 1836 Texas had been governed by Mexico. Many of the Anglo-American settlers owned slaves. Mexican’s President Anastasio Bustamante ordered all slaves to be freed by 1830. In order to get around this law, many Anglos made their slaves indentured servants for life. By the year 1836, there were 5000 slaves in Texas. In 1830, Bustamante also outlawed immigration of the United States to Texas. In a convention of 1832, angry colonists started the protest with the intent that U.S. Citizens be allowed to immigrate.

 Although Mexico enacted laws to monitor immigration of U.S. citizenry to Mexico; violence ensued by virtue of a revolt against Mexican jurisdiction.  March 2, 1836, Texans signed the Texan Declaration of Independence. On April 21, 1936, the Texas Revolution ended with the capture of the Mexican leader Santa Ana. Then Texans (U.S. immigrants)  called the freshly stolen land, the Republic Of  Texas. Mexico refused to acknowledge its independence. The purpose of the mini- history lesson is to highlight the absurdity of the signs and the people who say, ” we want our country back.”  America is a stolen country. It is an epic tale of immigration. Now, border states cry and groan over illegal immigrants. No wonder history books will be re-written in Texas. The truth remains stained with blood, at best.

These outburts from the Tea party Movement, Conservatives and their prisoners; the Republicans are a smoke-screen for bigotry and separatism. It is a travesty both morally and spiritually. I suggest that those holding up the degrading signs of President Obama take the time to read the Bible and understand that God is NOT with them on this one. He hears the cries of the homeless, hopeless, hungry, sick and disposessed. He does not violate His word for the convenience of those who worship their guns. “…God is nigh unto the broken-hearted…”  I dare one of the tea party people to ask to sit at the table of the leader of one of their movements. To have a cup of tea. While there, if you ever get in, look around you. Their house will  look nothing like yours. Their lifetyle will not look anything like yours. Their motives are nothing like yours. See for yourselves. You have been duped by big money, afterall the rich must get richer no matter what. Regurtigate the lies spun by Fox and friends, separate yourselves from the hundreds of conspiracies out there that defame an Administration which was mired in Republican muck from day one. Think for yourselves. Let me see: Palin is rich, Limbaugh is rich, Beck is rich, O’Reilly is rich, Hannity is rich. For all of your defaming and sign carrying, are you rich too?

THE GREAT LAND GRAB

Who shall inherit the earth, where you have planted
your flowers and built your fences?

Whose bones are buried beneath your feet, although
unmarked, and un-flowered?

Do you suppose borders shall stop the progeny from
returning to the place of ancestors?

Who is now screaming about whose land is whose?
Where are the bones of your forefathers? 

That is your land; the land of your people.

No borders, laws, or penalties shall stop the trail of tears,
DNA leading to the homeland.

Why the flawed measures, the detention centers?
 
Why the table pounding? Don’t you  know that those
who pound the loudest are not the rightful owners?

Re-written books and  re-staged events attempt
 to” legitimize” what was and remains

the great land grab; a Manifest Destiny of annihilation.

It is all too convenient,  too flawed. Who will jump upon their

soap-boxes, filibuster immigration issues,

who will shoot with rubber bullets, and tow away the cars

of protesters? There are many,  but “…The earth is the Lord’s and
the fullness thereof…”

There are no absolutes, here,
since the Statue of Liberty was given the toss.

 As I sit upon my newly purchased plot of land, I know
 although it is not a bridge or highway, eminent domain

gave builders the right  to sell it to me. 
The previous owners, along with those before them,

cry out  from the ground; bloody and plundered.

Justifications fictionalize and fears mount. How will
we feed OUR children?  Not enough care was

given to the feeding of our neighbor’s children.
How then, do we expect to reap a harvest of food?

How do we expect to reap a harvest of righteousness?

 

Alice Parris