I am writing my first impression of this event and I understand that there are people who will never, for any reason let Ted off the hook for the death of Mary-Jo all those years ago. But hear me out. This was a young man from a family whose members had enormous pressure put on them to succeed and follow the path set for them by the family patriarch. He was no saint either but he wanted his family's legacy to be one of service despite what you may think of his ulterior motives or theirs. Two sons gave their lives to that cause and we will never know how great a world they could have created. Ted does not get a pass but he does deserve some understanding. Sure the power of his family kept him from a lifetime in jail. That happens to the children of the rich everyday. They skate when they should be locked away. He could have taken his fortune and skulked away but he chose to SERVE his country everyday as a Senator. He faced the looks and whispers from people who were NOT there that horrible night and who don't know what they would have done if confronted with similar circumstances. I choose to look at how he tried to make up for his actions. You can't fault the effort he made championing the issues of the poor even if you do fault the choices he made all those years ago. The pressure put on him by his world were huge and none of us is so saintly that we can judge lest we be judged ourselves. He paid a huge personal price and was denied the Presidency. Now I know for some of you there is no suffering that will be enough for him. Just consider what I have said. There but for the grace of god go I. Rest Well favored son.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.