"Dear narcissus boy I know you've never really apologized for anything" - Alanis Morissette
We are at the home stretch of this horrendous phenomenon of an election that will be recorded in infamy. Yes, both candidates are disliked but one continues to spew lies upon the other which amplifies the hatred against Her. We desperately need a truth detector to sift through his words of vomit. Early and absentee voting has already begun as many have cast their ballots even before he exposed his apparent routine uninvited encounters with beautiful women. By the way, even pro-athletes say they don't talk like Trump in the locker room. It's mind-boggling how any right-minded American can still support this nasty mess. Even if he were the most brilliant man on the face of the Earth (which he espouses), he has proven repeatedly that his personality is incompetent to be Commander in Chief. Many like John Boehner believe we should sacrifice our county in exchange for someone who will name extreme conservatives to our Supreme Court and Federal Courts. In 24 days we must elect a new president who will appoint fair-minded justices and we must defeat this brute who would attempt to jail his opponent just like the many foreign dictators he admires.
"There's one for you, nineteen for me" -Taxman
One of his biggest lies is regarding his taxes and one of his biggest mistakes during last week's debate was to bring
into his smoke and mirrors game. Warren Buffett has paid taxes since 1944 when he was just 13-years-old and paid $2 million in federal taxes last year. He also is being audited but states there is no legal reason not to release returns during an audit. Here is Warren's full statement:
"You had one eye on the mirror"
More on this exasperating subject,
has jumped into the eye-opening attempt to show the absurdity of this candidate. For the first time ever, she has allowed her song,
"You're So Vain"
to be used in an ad. Kudos to the creative geniuses who found just the right photos and videos to match these lyrics.
"Come gather 'round people where ever you roam"
Words of wisdom from this year's (
) winner of the
Nobel Prize for Literature
, Robert Zimmerman, most famously known as
. He is the consummate poet who, through decades, has written the anthems of our struggling Nation. His legendary song,
Times They Are a-Changin
, written in 1964 during a different era, seem quite appropriate for today's election.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin
"East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem Shalom, Salam" - David Broza
The UN is a-changin, with surprising good news and typical bad news. For the first time ever,
Yom Kippur is an official UN holiday. However a day after it was observed, 24 nations voted to approve a
UNESCO resolution which deletes any Jewish historical presence to the Temple Mount.
Here is a brief History reminder:
Our 1st Temple was destroyed in 587 BCE
Our 2nd Temple was destroyed in 70 CE
700 years later, The Al-Aqsa Mosque was built on top of the ruins of our destroyed Temple in 705 CE. Throughout history, when we had no control of our homeland, our biblical sites, historical artifacts and heritage was damaged and demolished.
If it wasn't bad enough that our sacred Temple Mount was disrespected with the building of a Mosque on top of it, now UNESCO wants to officially erase our Jewish historical presence to our holiest site.
I call BS on the mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). They do not promote
"Building peace in the minds of men and women"
Rendering of our 1st Temple
"Lest we forget how fragile we are" - Sting
In memory of our ancestors, the Israelites and their 40 year journey from
Slavery to Freedom, from
Egypt to Israel, we celebrate our holiday of
Sukkot to commemorate the temporary housing used during that trek. We build and for 7 days dwell (eat meals from the local harvest and some people sleep) in 3 sided, opened roof "booths" called Sukkot in Hebrew. One symbolic component of this holiday is that these fragile structures represent our vulnerable lives, homes and bodies which need protection and attention. Hag Sameach (Joyous Holiday) to those celebrating this ancient ritual holiday.
"Gimmi, gimmi shelter or I'm gonna fade away - Rolling Stones
Another shelter worth spotlighting is the first Detroit home of
which is now being, piece by piece, reconstructed in Berlin by an artist to pay tribute to the civil rights hero. After Rosa Parks' arrest in Montgomery, AL in 1955, she received threats and was pressured to move to the "Northern Promised Land" which wasn't too promising for her at the time. She lived with her brother and struggled to find work till she moved to another home where she lived till her death. This first home was nearly demolished till artist, Ryan Mendoza, took up the restoration project which should take about 3 months to complete. For more on this story, please check out this article:
"And we'll never be royals, It don't run in our blood" - Lorde
Condolences to the people of Thailand on the passing of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej (age 88) who was the longest reigning monarch with an impressive 70 year span. A full year of mourning has been declared as all civil servants are instructed to wear black. Also, his son the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was announced as his replacement though only after an appropriate mourning period will he be crowned the new (and 10th) King of their dynasty. Queen Elizabeth has now ascended to the longest reigning royal.
The Queen of Great Britain The King of Thailand
"I search for a truth, all I found was a lie," - Paul Simon
Enjoy this rare and vintage Paul Simon original (written in 1963) with a beautiful Spanish melody and haunting lyrics of a man,
"Carol Dominguez" searching for the truth, but coming up empty handed.
This song was the B side to his more famous tune
"He was my brother"
about the murder of civil rights activist
(a college friend of Paul's) who was killed in Mississippi with 2 others while trying to help the Black Community register to vote. Andy Goodman was posthumously given the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. For Andy and all the Freedom Riders of then and today, we must continue the Humane Progression of our Country by electing Hillary Clinton as our next President.