Keith Olbermann: I do not want to yell…

Keith Olbermann gave a one-hour Special Comment this evening, and if you’re not moved to tears, especially by the last five minutes, then you are not aware of the current state of American humanity — or lack thereof.

Like Keith, I don’t understand why it’s okay to let someone suffer with sickness and pain, and die a needless or early death, simply because they do not have money.

Is this what the Founding Fathers had in mind when we finally broke from England with the Declaration of Independence?  That we would be freed from the tyranny of the Crown, only to subjugate ourselves to the tyranny of Corporate Health Care and BigPharma?  I’m going to take a huge chance here, and say NO.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Keith began with, “I do not want to yell…”

I understand where he’s coming from, since there have been plenty of screamers these last few months.  But frankly, I don’t mind yelling out TRUTH, INDIGNATION and COMPASSION for the sake of my fellow man — even if my fellow man would not do the same for me.

That’s why it’s called compassion.

Read the text of the Special Comment here.

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Hidden world

Maintaining a forest trail in the Gila National Forest this summer, I found a short stretch of stream that has a remnant population of native Gila trout.

If not for the stream restoration work of crews 25 years ago, this fragile, one mile long stretch of stream would no longer exist.

Most of the fish are between 3 to 6 inches long, the largest I saw was 9 inches.