No More Empty Fortune Cookies!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bring it ON!!

I know, I know...but I can't help it- Big Brother is my television weakness. It's the train wreck I just can't stop gawking at. I effin' LOVE Big Brother! And it's almost time for the new season!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP to America: You Can't Handle the TRUTH!

It seems that BP is withholding information and photos from the public. Is that really any surprise to anyone? What I want to know is why there aren't hundreds or thousands of weekend journalists, bloggers, activists and photographers gathering in unison to converge on the shores with laptops, cameras, cell phones in hand, demanding to show the full picture to the public. Maybe there is a there? someone please let me know. The first amendment to our constitution guarantees the right to a free press, and it seems to me that no one is really demanding that they be allowed to exercise that right.

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost” - Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The News

The only home that our species has ever known

is being poisoned, pillaged and mauled in the name of Almighty Capitalism…

I watch helplessly on the sidelines, day after day

While plumes of insidious, thick muck makes its way

through once viable waters and drifts ashore

Bringing with it dead fish…

…dead turtles…

…dead birds…

My heart feels as heavy as the oil is thick

and there is still not end in sight.

I cry for the lives lost

The lives changed

The past that can never be recovered.

I wonder how we move forward from this tragedy

I wonder how we prevent a recurrence…

My simplistic ruminating serves no purpose to anyone

Except maybe to remind me that I need to stop watching the news.


Angela J. Schleicher ©2010