by Bodwyn Wook
THE Dialogue continued on Wednesday morning, on:
WITH Plenty of wise-cracks by me:
by Bodwyn Wook
‘AmericanGirl1’: Sharmina works as a city-manager in one the Twin Cities western suburbs, last I heard. My friend, Tee Jay, knows her address, I believe. Her mother indeed is Nawal; and, her father was ambassador to Japan, if you’ll remember….
The Morning After:
WELL, Down here in southern Minnesota, the good news is that Mr Tim Walz has been able to hand the former-incumbent Republican Minnesota 1st district congressman Gutknecht a well-deserved time-out.
AS To the vulgar Governer Pawlenty, who is not from here & dyes his hair, he has been re-elected, alas — this is doubly to be damned not only as he is not a legitimate born-Minnesotan but rather some out-of-state riff-raff; but, as it means also the falsely-youthful porch-climber now has too-good & entirely-undeserved odds, of being named the Republican vice-presidential nominee, in two years (in order to suck in the so-called ‘Minnwisowa’ electoral votes [Minnesota, Wisconsin & Iowa]).
AS To Amy ‘Tell Them What To Do For Their Own good Because I Am Liberal And Know Best!” Klobuchar, I believe she has beaten the obvious screwball & Republican sociopath, Kennedy (he actually tints his face for Tee Vee, for Heaven’s sake — that is positively indecent!) something like two to one….
FINALLY, I cornered my farm-neighbour, Judson Andersen, at the post-office this morning and prised it out of him — he did vote! It was hard for him to say it, but he did for the first time in his life vote not for a Republican.
IN A way, I am to blame — I had reminded him that, of course, one does not need to place votes in all of the categories on a ballot, in order to file it; and so, he said, to-day. “…it’s YOUR fault, you young sonofabitch!”
“But…” Judson Andersen grinned, “There WAS some asshole running for the ‘Stop Raising Taxes Party,’ for Governor — so, I thought he’d be SAFE to vote for, Goddamit! And then I was able to vote NO! on them God-damned road-tax and school-tax increases! That’s SOMETHING anyway! Je-sus Christ….”
SO, Now, I’ve had more coffee than as is good for me & it’s back to them — tree-stumps. I’ve done the three tough ones up; and, now remains the other fifteen. Huldy and Ragna, my Icelandic Horse Girls, are watching with private smiles, from their paddock.
B Wook, Old Retd CC & An American Farmer
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ANYWAY, Now, I got to take them Horse Girls out on lead-ropes, fer their (late!) alfalfa-elvenses!
POOR Old blinkered Rumsfeld — ana nta’alim tassawuf [‘sufism’ — BW], ya ‘AmericanGirl1’, so I suppose that I may say that I understand a little bit of what happened, to him. According to my one-time teacher, Hamid Nezhim, of Morocco, the universal curse is egotism & self-importance. Plus taking what is sitting right in front of our cake-holes to be the be-all and end-all, of existence. The trouble with these little moral-journeys by the ‘individual’, to self-awareness, is that so often someone like that takes down so damned many others with them.
“THE God-damn fools just plain DROWN their fool selves in their asshole notions!” says neighbour Judson Andersen; and, that, one supposes, sums it up pretty objectively & historically, for the ‘Neo-C—s, er, Cons….’ What I want to know now is what, possibly, the Democrat party now even will be able to do, with this idiopathic ‘baby-boomer’ mess? The entire American 1946-64 generation is, I am afraid, an awful world-disaster, of — thumb-sucking! (Mind you, I am one of the skiving bastards!),
‘AmericanGirl1’: I think I may say that I perceive that in al-islam there are, indeed, rich imaginal treasures that shall prove of great value to the human future as we indeed do move beyond religion, as MuHammad (pbuh) so clearly indicated. There is about the present dominant society a great deal of airless & hopeless debate, for example as between religion and science (which latter, actually, has become as blinkered and narrow and orthodox as any church!). Likewise, our politics entirely too much are based upon an all-too-narrow and inadequate, boring, notion of material reality and physical-only well-being. Unfortunately, if one is careless in announcing this, the very persons one is trying inform will fly into a rage, as the following story reveals:
I Was once on a time travelling in the wust ad-djbal, the Middle Atlas, in Morocco, thirty years ago, with a dervish named Hamid Nezhm. As I recall, it was in the village of Midelt, where we came upon a dog, barking and lunging at a tethered braying donkey. As I like donkeys, I stooped for a small stone to shy at the dog; when an-Nezhm detained me with a hand on my sleeve. Through certain sciences known only to himself and a few adepts, Hamid could understand the speech of animals. The quarrel was about food, and the dog was tired of the donkey going on about hay and barley and vegetables:
‘WHAT Of the goodness of kibda and mutton?’ snarled the dog. ‘You bore me…!’
AT This point, Hamid Nezhm interfered, to point out to the quarrelling animals that there is something beyond the matter of type of food eaten:
‘ALL Is nourishment,’ said an-Nezhm. ‘The real question is the purpose? Supposing you are both well-fed — and, you appear to be, oh creatures! — then what are you to do with this gift of nutriment and life?’
AT This point, the quarrelling animals, in a rage at interference with their game, formed a league and rushed Nezhmi Hamid. The dog bit the dervish in the shin, the donkey planted a hoof in his forehead — and, I spent the night in l’Hotel du Puce, rubbing embrocation on ‘abd al-Haq’s head; and, drubbing the imperfectly-working French telephone, to find a doctor to supply ‘abd al-‘Abru’s rabies-shots!
HOPEFULLY, One-in-ten of the politicians to read this will make sense of it; as that really would be all that it takes!
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 8 November]