Monday, February 4, 2008

To Watch the Super Bowl, or Rally for Hillary, — that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous (political) fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles (Iraq War),
And by opposing end them? (Republican Presidency) — To die, to sleep, —
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, — 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd (Universal Health Care). To die, to sleep; —
To sleep, perchance to dream (Obama's candidacy of Hope): — ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong (Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib), the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despis'd love, the law's delay (continuing illegal spying on U.S. citizens, Justice Dept. in disarray and obstruction of congressional oversight)
The insolence of office (George Bush), and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes (Wall Street fraud, obscene oil companies profits and tax cuts for wealthiest)
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would these fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life (the dwindling middle and working classes),
But that the dread of something after death, —
The undiscover'd country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns (New Passport Requirement for North American travel), — puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know naught of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all (McCain's rhetoric on opponents to surge);
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprises of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

*Sampling credit: Wm. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, scene 1

Hillary Clinton brings her Solutions for the American Economy to Minneapolis today,
Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Augsburg College -- Melby Hall
725 23rd Ave South.

Exclusive Super Bowl XLII Coverage of Patriots vs. Giants begins at 5:17 P.M. (Central Time) on Fox.

(Note: Bill Clinton will be watching the game with former candidate, Gov. Bill Richardson in New Mexico.)

*Originally published 2/03/08 on blogspot Prairie Fire by Plainsense c. 2008

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