Concerto for blunt instrument

An irregular heartbeat from d.o. to you. Not like a daily kos, more like a sometime sloth. Fast relief from the symptoms of blogarrhea and predicated on the understanding that the world is not a stage for our actions, rather it is a living organism upon which we depend for our existence.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bench Warming

I'm sitting near the bench
behind John Edwards, we are
sidelined sports metaphors,
i'm a fan, bare chested, crazy,
he's running for office, but
you'd never know it listening
to NPR, reading the New York
Times like near-sighted sports
casters from hell, focused on
say quarterbacks, million dollar
stars and the front office
where they make out the checks,
meanwhile the best left-end in
the business is sitting there,
on the bench, pounding his fist
in his hand, muttering bad things
about that very same office and
occasionally getting up, pacing
back and forth, the halftime
entertainment reminding viewers
to look the other way, to keep
their eyes on the.....scoreboard,
the billboards, the guy in the
chicken suit doing cartwheels
while John Edwards heads for the
showers and we lose the game, four
years in a row.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

An Ill Cape Wind blows no good

Cape Wind privatizers are celebrating the recent Minerals Management Service (MMS) green light for their industrial wind plants in public waters off our coast in beautiful Nantucket Sound. That would be the same Bush regime MMS that's leasing critical polar bear habitat to Big Oil. Not surprizingly, MMS's evaluation of Cape Wind is "deeply flawed".

A public comment period is coming up where you can weigh-in on this issue, but before you do PLEASE watch this brief video.

If that doesn't convince you that Cape Wind is the right project in the WRONG PLACE i don't know what will. Are we here in the Commonwealth prepared to open the public commons to private profit? Are we prepared to trash our amazing coastline with industrial blight? Apparently, groups like Greenpeace and Environment Massachusetts, among others, are prepared to turn beautiful Nantucket Sound into a national sacrifice zone.

So, here's the link to Save our Sound, the lead opponents to this sorry response to the climate crisis. You'll find links to the public comment opportunities and other info on the issue.

Thanks for your attention, and remember....listen to your Mother!
(not to enviros who make backroom deals supporting industry and privatization!)