Saturday, 2/7/15, Public Square

poverty capitalism


by | February 7, 2015 · 6:00 am

10 responses to “Saturday, 2/7/15, Public Square

  1. prairiepond

    Just to let you know, I sure wish I could be there with you today to honor our beloved Wicked. I know I’d get to meet some of you for the first time and others again. Sending good thoughts to her family and everyone who was privileged to know her. She was one in a million.

    • Prairie Pond – I do wish I could have met you today. I did have the privilege to meet fnord and 6176.

      We had a good time after the Celebration of Life for Wicked and had some good food, along with getting to know one another face-to-face.

      As I told fnord today, I’ve lost 5 people in the last 2 months to either cancer or massive coronary attacks.

      DAMN – it makes me sad and then I get angry when I look around this country and see what some people think are ‘important’ things to spend ou our taxpayer money on – such as more military war machines to kill everyone that ‘we’ don’t like.

      For a country so blessed with so much – we Americans are sure selfish, greedy and yet as arrogant as can be. That is a sure recipe for being ignorant – IMHO

      • It was nice to be together, old friend. Seems impossible that we only just met face to face but it sure felt like I was with someone I have known for years! đŸ™‚

        I will miss wicked. Those four girls lost their mother too young. There is sadness in our world and we sometimes have to concentrate really really hard to realize it’s best not to think too long about what we lost but think often and be very thankful for what we were fortunate enough to have.

      • prairiepond

        I missed being there with you all. Wicked was so special. Indy, it all makes me mad too, but Fnord, you always have the right attitude about looking at what we have, not what we lost. Reminds me of a Mary Chapin Carpenter song. “Gonna dream not of things that I left behind, but those I’ve found instead.”

        Hope 617 is still well and happy. Hope RD and his wife are doing ok. Hope everyone is doing ok. This is a special group.

      • Checking in, have been busy with “other responsibilities”.

        PP, doing well and still happy. Good to know you’re keeping on keeping on. Was good to meet indy “live and in person”, and to visit with fnord and her yesterday, although the reason we were together wasn’t the best.

        The deteriorating situation with the state (and some other reasons independent thereof) have strengthened our resolve to leave for Maine as soon as our lease is up. It goes without saying you are all invited to come see us. We may then head elsewhere after a year or two, but we’ll really see New England first!

  2. prairiepond

    RD, I guess I missed out on knowing your wife has been ill. Please give her a hug for me and tell her I’m sending good thoughts for her as well. You guys really pitch in for each other through thick and thin. That’s what a great marriage is all about.

  3. I don’t know who will be attending other than Indy and myself but we will pass along to wicked’s daughters how much our whole little group will treasure the knowing of her.

    I’m heart sick from losing people. Somehow I have to come to terms with this because as we know all too well — there is no getting out alive.

  4. On the topic of today’s header — Here’s a piece about how the Kochs and their money are working at the state level to devastate real people’s lives.

    In Rebuke of Tennessee Governor, Koch Group Shows Its Power

    • Asher Bob White

      Absolutely! And we, as a society, think Islam is the problem. A problem is some ways, perhaps; but “the” problem, especially in the U.S., is money and the greedy love of it among the 1% and their chosen operatives like the Chamber of Commerce, the corporations and their politicians.