Monday Madness :(


As people from around the country continue to converge in Standing Rock, and less than a week after police blasted Water Protectors with water cannons in freezing temperatures while gassing them in a confined space, the Army Corps of Engineers has lived up to a long-held tradition of the United States government — the displacement of Native peoples. In a letter addressed to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, the Army Corps outlined its plans to remove Water Protectors from their frontline encampment areas on December 5. In what we can expect will be a violent spectacle, reminiscent of the violence we have already witnessed during this struggle, Indigenous people will once again be faced with forced relocation for the sake of white wealth. While the government has at times voiced sympathy for the Protectors, such actions are, of course, both historically consistent and arguably predictable, but that doesn’t dull the pain.

When one is serially battered, no previous beating makes the next punch to the gut hurt any less, and I am hurting tonight. But as we process this news, and contemplate what it means for the safety of the Protectors, amongst many other concerns, there are some things we must remember.



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15 Responses to Monday Madness :(

  1. Den says:

    What is the Army going to do, shoot them all? Helicopter gunships? These are American people here not AlQueda or ISIS, so far brutality has not worked against peaceful unarmed protectors as shamefully applied as it was, Trump will only make it worse since he too is heavily invested in DAPL. Corporate control of the government has never been more apparent, that is the real root of the problem for without it there would be no protectors needed, for it would have been rerouted or cancelled long ago.

    This action for all to see foretells the uncertain future of a different country than most of us are used to, one where brutality overrides common sense with plenty willing to participate and invest their minds in brutality vs. common sense further complicating the issue.

    Bullies, money, and bullies with money will shred the fabric of our country faster than any foreign enemy ever could.


    • º¿carol says:

      It’s like our country is now officially an oligarchy. Trump, the king business hustler, soon to be ensconced in the White House as King of America, his Congress full of his minions, him reminding us, and himself, that presidents don’t have a conflicts of interest. He’s going to be more interested in increasing his business dealings around the world than caring for the people of this country, or humanity in general.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Corruption matters.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    And then there is Tuesday madness, Wednesday madness, …


    • Den says:

      Friedrich Nietzsche — ‘In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.’

      Never so true as now.


  4. Den says:

    Olbermann explains how to dump trump elevating another psycho to the job.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    A typical 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe in the gloom of midday; unusually thick clouds.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Thence to Kimbrough Music Building to settle some matters regarding 2016 and 2017 gifts followed by a stick walk downtown to Waddell & Reed to arrange for the 2016 gift. On the way, just after crossing to the south bank of the South Fork of the Palouse River two deer came wandering along making their way down river. Not many downtowns come equipped with wild deer.

      Finally home via the College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension, where I took a short pause. Anyway, the snow had all melted before I started out for lunch. The deer incident messed up my keeping track of stick walking time, so call it at least 60 minutes.

      Day 2: 136+60=196 minutes.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Den says:
    November 27, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    It was set to close comments after 4 comments, I did not know you could not access them at all, so I unchecked that feature so we will see what happens there.🙂
    I noticed a long time ago, when I went back to older posts, there was nowhere to make a comment. Not that any of us should, but it was odd that that spot wasn’t there.


  7. º¿carol says:

    Pete came over today, we hit the road. We went up to Williamston to a Family Farm & Fleet, or whatever that one is called, and bought 12 metal fence posts to pound into the ground to tie a snow fence to. Since my driveway spruces are dying and I had them pruned 6 feet off the ground, they won’t be able to stop the snow when it blows in from the west. We also got a tool, this really heavy thing with handles that one uses to drive the posts into the ground. Pete & figure he’ll look like the Hulk by the time he’s done with the pounding, lol.

    Since I had a chauffeur, had him drive me up to Okemos so I could run into the Wal-Mart there. I’m desperate to replace a pot of mine, they didn’t have one I wanted. I did buy my Christmas wrap though. I’ll make sure to tell daughter-in-law Sara that the wrap came from Wal-Mart. We all avoid that place like a plague, but I had to go in because of my desperation for a pot.

    Then up to Whole Foods, which I would never go in in my darkest hour, but I was told by a company on-line that they carried the soap they sell. Well, they didn’t have it. Guess I’ll have to order it on-line after all.

    Then to my favorite shoe store, it’s NOT a chain and is privately owned and it’s wonderful going in there. I need to replace my shoes with the same kind, because this last pair was a godsend for my poor feet. Hate the cost, but they’re worth it to my feet: the last time I bought them they were $166 a pair, this time they’re $162. Woo hoo! I tried finding them on-line, same price out there so I’d rather give the sale to a store that isn’t a chain.

    Nice day yesterday, started raining this afternoon. Grateful it isn’t snow yet, and that the ground is still soft enough for Pete to pound those stakes in.


  8. Den says:

    The elusive trump monkey captured on film:


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