Saturday, October 12, 2013













A World War II memorial in California has closed too

     If there are any "Greatest Generation" vets on the west coast looking for a closed WWII memorial to protest at right now, boy do I have a good one for you.  It's the Rosie-the-Riveter National Park in Richmond, CA.  Come out and protest that closing too.  http://now.msn.com/betty-reid-soskin-furloughed-92-year-old-park-ranger-wants-to-get-back-to-work

    During World War II, my father was in charge of the Fleet post office in the Pacific and he wrote many poignant letters home to us about what he saw and did "Over There" -- and how much he missed his little family.  And I in turn donated those letters to the Rosie museum.  But I digress. 

      Like those vets that are protesting the shut-down in Washington, I too am truly pissed off that this national park is closed.  And I'm also very angry that even after shutting down so many federal offices that actually benefit Americans, Congress still forces us to pay billions of dollars a day to kill women and children in the Middle East.

    And we are still allowed to pay outrageously huge salaries to those jokers in Congress who got us in this mess in the first place.

     And we can, of course, still be allowed to pay government welfare to agribusiness, oil barons, Monsanto -- and even to loggers in our national parks (the very ones that have been shut down to us tourists).

     It's a rich person's world we live in today.  Can't afford to buy a congressman?  Then you are [poop] out of luck.  Shut you down.

     So here's what we do.  We take a lesson from what Rosie-the-Riveter did.  We put aside our individual lives, feuds and agendas and we work together to save our country.  We grow victory gardens instead of groveling to Monsanto.  We reach out to each other -- to the left and to the right -- and we come together as a nation -- proud, unbeatable America!  And then we oust anyone in Congress that voted for this shut-down in the first place (and take away their elaborate pensions too!)

     Because if we, the new Rosies, don't stop this government shut-down now (and the greedy bustards behind it) then the next thing we know, these avaricious sell-outs will also be shutting down our Social Security, our MediCare (which should be for everyone, not just for the Greatest Generation), our infrastructure, our schools -- and ourselves.

     "But why do you work for a place that memorializes war," I asked ranger Betty Reid Soskin one day while visiting the impressive Rosie-the-Riveter national park.  And she answered that what this national park also memorializes to her is, "a whole country working together."  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2007/02/sidetracked-richmond-shipyards-rich.html

     Moral here?  "Don't sit under the apple tree" with congressional representatives who don't represent us!  And also let's "Accentuate the Positive" too.  We Americans have been controlled by fear of "terrorists" and "the other" and "liberals" and even "wingnuts" for long enough.  If our country is to survive, we MUST work together.  That was Rosie's whole message.

     And now the Rosie-the-Riveter memorial in Richmond, CA, is closed too.

*************************************
*************************************

Advertizements for myself: In these hard times of brutal (and illegal) corporatist ball-busting socialism-for-the-rich-only, I am doing whatever I can to make a spare dollar. Here are some of my current alternate-economy schemes that never seem to work -- but I keep hoping!
******

If anyone ever wants to hire me on as a travel writer (or war correspondent), "Have laptop, will travel!"




******

Need someone to help you throw out stuff? I'm really good at deciding what needs to be thrown out (starting with all those corporate-owned bums in Washington!)

****

Need an actor to play an older woman in your movie?
Then I'm your man! I can portray all kinds of older women -- from judges, business execs and other insane zombies to bag ladies, cancer patients, kindly grandmothers and dying patients in rest homes. I've played them all. So send me a script and let's do this. Hollywood, here we come! Here's my reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C91uEYjLUXA

****
Are you a plaintiffs' attorney who is tired of writing those pesky personal injury settlement briefs all the time? No problem! I can write them for you. Years of experience. And pay me only if you win the case.
****


I recently got my Notary Public commission!

Need a Notary Public? Have seal, will travel. E-mail me at jpstillwater@yahoo.com and I'll stamp your document, make it official and only charge $10. Of course if you live outside of Berkeley, I may have to charge travel expenses -- but am well worth it!

****
Want something good to read? Buy my book! "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket: Helpful Tips for Touring Today's Middle East," available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. http://www.amazon.com/Bring-Your-Own-Flak-Jacket/dp/0978615719/ref=cm_pdp_rev_itm_title_1. It's like if Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain and/or Janet Evanovich went to war.

I also wrote a book about going on Hajj (also included as a chapter in "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket," but this book is cheaper -- but it's worth buying them both!) My book on the Hajj is so outstanding that I bet even Christian fundamentalists will love it! Please buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mecca-Hajj-Lessons-Islamic-School/dp/0978615700/ref=cm_rdp_product

****

"Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World peace in one generation!"
You can now buy T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, truckers' caps, baby gear and/or teddy bears with this logo printed on them. They make great gifts, especially for parents and teachers. To purchase, just click here:http://www.cafepress.com/StillTWaters

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uqSuzOjM4vU/TafAFKcYz0I/AAAAAAAAFJc/Duv2LYJyUTs/s1600/IMG_0045.JPGhttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dlHRO-CPqf0/Tae6tLspmQI/AAAAAAAAFI0/iUKwYDK1f3A/s1600/IMG_0041.JPG
"Life is a competition. The winners are the ones who do the most good deeds."
You can also buy T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, truckers' caps, baby gear and/or teddy bears with this logo printed on them. They make great gifts, especially for those of us who are still idealists in these troubled times. To purchase, just click here: http://www.cafepress.com/StillTWaters