Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kelli Says Vote for Al Jensen

This call from State Representative Kelli Linville (D) came in just a little while ago.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

barbaric extraction...greed and rand paul

loved this shocking insight into dr. paul's understanding of mountaintop removal mining in his state published at TPMMuckraker

Rand Paul: Controversial Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Isn't So Bad -- It Enhances The Land!
Evan McMorris-Santoro July 29, 2010, 9:38AM709

In a wide-ranging profile due out in next month's issue of Details, Kentucky's Republican nominee for Senate, Rand Paul, stands up for all the good things the controversial practice of mountain top-removal mining can do for the environment. Despite warnings from conservationists that blowing the tops off of mountains to get the precious, precious coal underneath can have a seriously negative impact on the surrounding land, Paul says that when you really stop to think about it, losing those mountain tops is actually a net positive.

From the lengthy article, which was reported before Paul shunned the national press:

Paul believes mountaintop removal just needs a little rebranding. "I think they should name it something better," he says. "The top ends up flatter, but we're not talking about Mount Everest. We're talking about these little knobby hills that are everywhere out here. And I've seen the reclaimed lands. One of them is 800 acres, with a sports complex on it, elk roaming, covered in grass." Most people, he continues, "would say the land is of enhanced value, because now you can build on it."

i have a suggestion for dr. it "creative disruption".....i think it's already been fuc_us grouped and it's don't even have to hire james carville to greenwash it.....


Yes, the Republicans have stopped pretending that the TEA Party isn't just the Republican Party with funny hats. They're crazy, they're mean and they want to drag America backwards into the nineteenth century.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Republicans "THINK CRAZY" & lie about the media

I read today on the Bellingham Herald's Politic Blog about how Republican candidate Jason Overstreet and Whatcom County Republican Party chairwoman Luanne Van Werven think that a reporter making a public records request is somehow an attack on the candidate. And then I ran across this video (thanks John Amato) which explains it all. Republicans have gone just plain crazy.

If you're as offended by Overstreet's attempt to raise campaign funds by falsely claiming that he's being attacked by the media, then go give some money to his opponent, Democrat Al Jensen . Al is a stand up guy and a grade A Democrat running for the WA State Legislature, 42nd Legislative District, position 1.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

greed justified

Today, listening to Thom Hartmann, his guest Carrie Lucas had me rolling in the aisles when she said the one hundred jobs brought to a community by monopoly retail, as 1000 are lost, is a “creative disruption.” Yes Carrie, monopoly retail is more efficient. It makes a handful of people and their descendents filthy rich as small, local family businesses, that employed twice as many people, are thrown on the heap of collateral damage. And the profits are tranferred out of the communities they are generated in. And let's not forget how efficient it is to import cheap goods from countries where people are working for slave wages. Really Carrie, is that cute little cheap outfit from monopoly retail, produced by slave labor, worth that much to you? I think it is shameful. Free trade is only free to the people who refuse to acknowledge the price being paid by unseen humans in far away places.

The bad news is we may not survive our fossil fuel orgy. The good news is, if we do, we will all have jobs cuz we will be the cheap labor.

Wake up America! The greedy, selfish, multinational corporatists, enriching themselves in the cancerous phase of unregulated, crony, casino capitalism, are stealing our descendents future.

stop the greedy in Washington State

move to amend corporations are not persons with unlimited ability to fund the buying or destroying candidates.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tell Congress it's time to get tough on chemicals!

Washington Toxics Coalition has a new call for legislative action and a video to go with it.

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked footage of chemical industry strategy meeting.

Tell Congress it's time to get tough on chemicals!