Saturday, June 21, 2008

my comment to the Mclaughlin Group

If you watched TMG last night, you might get what I'm saying here.

Ms. Crowley, nature is resilient, but ecosystems are in decline world wide. Species are threatened like never before. Like Eleanor said, these are our life support systems, technology can't come close to providing their services. ANWR is one of the last remaining pristine jewels of wilderness and hardly worth another year's supply of dope for a nation of fiends. The president said it himself, that we're addicted.

And Mr. Mclaughin and others, 0.01% is a huge amount when talking about impact on an ecosystem. Would you dismiss as insignificant a loss of 0.01% of your bowel control or brain power? And lets be real, I own 0.25 acres, I don't own 2000 acres, but I know what a large chunk of land that is. I'm telling you its not worth it.

Thanks for a great show. It just gets kind of old to continue to have to hear conservative arguments as if they have any credibility left.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Whats happening in Korea, a great synopsis

Here's a short (25 min) piece on why thousands upon thousands of Koreans are taking to the streets in Seoul and around the world. hint: US beef imports are just the tip of the iceberg. Democracy stands at the brink in the land of the morning calm.

Give a damn.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Union facts

here's the one fact that I've gleaned from all the so called "union facts" that are plastered all over the air waves lately.

Someone or some group with a ton of money doesn't like unions and they're buying up every other ad spot to prove it. Hmm...who could it be, and do they really have MY interests in mind? Let me take a wild guess...NO.

I've heard good things and bad things about unions from people I've worked with over the years but the basic premise that workers can and should organize to protect their interests is a no-brainer. The balance of power has tilted more and more towards management in recent years at the expense of workers. We need to tilt that balance back. ORGANIZE!!!! Join a union today!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


our ownimpeachment hearings

Huzzah for Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler

Big up to the hundreds of thousands protesting in S. Korea

When a dubiously elected president turns out to be a fascist dictator, this is how they do it in Seoul.

Check it out.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

bicycle cooperative and possible 10K grant

I met with Vernon Huffman today to talk about the bicycle cooperative idea he's had. he's really pushing this effort to get $10K from So if you think Corvallis could use a bicycle cooperative help us get the ball rolling in grand style by registering at ideablob and voting for the Corvallis bike cooperative.

In a nutshell, it would be a place where people in the community could work on their own bikes, build/refurbish/resuscitate old bikes, and otherwise promote cycling.

IMO, this is a no-brainer.