Miss Ann Tropics and Pineapple Joes

 

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Miss Ann is not a fan

Of people’s petty play

She sees what she will

But mostly looks away

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It’s easier to hate

When you’re pretending

The compost heap

Is not impending

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Pineapple Joe just minds his own

Without at care for what’s to come

He plays his game of dudehood grown

A selfish man of beachy bum

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Why the carnage?

Joe and Ann at it again

Play with garbage

But don’t suck it in

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Be a juicy fruit

Serve the center

Careful of your roots

Be a better mentor

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Shun Hateful Ideas

 

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Some might say “the struggle is LONG” but to me it’s continuous. Some people can’t celebrate life without dragging someone else down to puff themselves up.  The idea that someone or a group of people have no right to live un-tormented by the harmful actions and ideas of another group has PASSED . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/harvey-milk-stamp-anti-gay-group_n_5412295.html

We can clearly see the harm and describe the tactics haters use, but it makes us uncomfortable sometimes to speak out against supposed “good people” who are coming from an ideological perspective that promotes of a false sense of superiority over other human beings. Any “religious” group that seeks to shun the LGBT community, people with darker skin than pallid, and insists that their “way of life” is threatened somehow by people who seek to simply live life free of harm from their neighbors is a group based on HATEful ideas, and promotes hateful activities.

It would amuse me if it didn’t directly affect the quality and health of our culture as Americans. Our human body of thought is always populated with a few cancerous ideas. Let’s shine our lights of progress and positivity into the dark corners where this cancer seems to thrive? Wikipedia has a great definition of this nonsense, including specific religious groups that practice “Shunning” as a means of social control:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunning

 

Any group that can’t appreciate the value of Harvey Milk as an American Icon of Human Rights is a “hate group” or “church full of idiots” or perhaps “a group of lost souls” themselves. Bless their hearts, they know not what they actually DO to people who don’t deserve their oppressive bullying. DSC07854

I prefer to celebrate Harvey Milk as the sort of courageous American who inspired us to think of the opportunity and safety of ALL people who live in our communities. It’s about RESPECT for diversity.

I’ve started a “Church” of sorts for all of the Misfit Tools and Toys and Furniture in our American culture? Let’s laugh and focus on inspiration and improvisation? It’s called the “Church Of Comedy Kids”! Won’t you join my C.O.C.K. Army? I want YOU…to “JOIN” or “Like” or “Follow” along if you want to…It’s not a draft, and we’re not recruiting…we just ARE who we ARE…aren’t we? Let’s get outta this mess we’re in…Us “Misfits” tend to need inspiration when times are tough. DSC07617

Eccentric Circles

 

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I was born into rather eccentric circles. Both of my parents were considered odd or eccentric at various points in their lifetimes. I accept and celebrate the idea that I may be perceived as eccentric when compared to a larger circle of normalized humans.

Ideas and words evolve in meaning or significance throughout history. Wikipedia describes the origins of the word “eccentric” thusly:

Etymology

From Medieval Latin eccentricus, derived from Greek ekkentros, “out of the center”, from ek-, ex– “out of” + kentron, “center”. Eccentric first appeared in English essays as a neologism in 1551 as an astronomical term meaning “a circle in which the earth, sun, etc. deviates from its center.” Five years later, in 1556, an adjective form of the word was used. 129 years later, in 1685, the definition evolved from the literal to the figurative, and eccentric is noted to have begun being used to describe unconventional or odd behavior. A noun form of the word – a person who possesses and exhibits these unconventional or odd qualities/behaviors – appeared by 1832.

Gay milkstool with a mission

 

I have been so blessed to have been surrounded by some of the most wonderful eccentric thinkers…most of them have been far from wealthy in the monetary sense. After all, riches can be interpreted or measured in a variety of ways, as can eccentricity per our friends the Wikipedians:

 


Look up eccentric oreccentricity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Eccentricity or eccentric may refer to:

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I guess I choose to embrace the idea that eccentricity appears to focus on generating movement and directing energy that is out of the ordinary. For example, not everyone can spend hours working on a metaphorical Art Project that is essentially a running dick joke…

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Creativity itself is by Nature “Eccentric”.

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It’s 4:20 Somewhere…

DSCN3154Howdy Citizen of the Universe! Thanks for stopping by for this message from a watchdog. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our leaders (family – elected officials – teachers) tell us what to think more often than HOW to think. Thinking for yourself may involve snooping into the inner workings of the matter. DSCN3079

Let’s think BIGGER than our personal beliefs or experience, or lack thereof…what goes around, comes around again…all in good time…

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Our “Founding Fathers” grew hemp…and so does our collective family today…if they are allowed to.

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Perspectives differ, and it can be hard to fight for what seems reasonable.

 

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We don’t have to fight as much as we have to accept that change happens ALL THE TIME…incrementally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time is NOW, and always has been…even if you haven’t been listening…DSCN3097

Prohibition prevents innovation and criminalizes profitable notions.

Hemp is such a useful cash crop.

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Some people want to benefit from Cannabis as a more “natural” medicine than highly processed pharmaceuticals.

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It is logical for people to prefer time-honored traditional medicine as a resource for health and well-being when it effectively treats a patient with fewer side effects…isn’t it? DSCN3133 Many cultures in our human family embrace traditional medicine and prefer it over pre-made pills.

 

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Some want to manufacture the beneficial fibers, oils and seeds for things like nutritious protein, sustainable plastics, fabrics, and high-quality cosmetics.

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Life is about the choices we make and the options available to us. I can respect the use of plants that are solar-powered versus petroleum-based solutions…Can YOU? 😉

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