Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fox News gets snippy

I wanted to post the interview that Bill Clinton did on Fox News Sunday. You know, the one where he took Chris Wallace to school? Well, the videos I was going to use are no longer available from youtube, thanks to Fox News. Now, they are completely within their rights to withold copyrighted material, but would they have pulled this if the interview was with Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld? Not that Chris Wallace would have dared to ask anyone in the current administration why they didn't catch or kill Bin Laden. Fair and Balanced my ass.

Update: Well, apparently either Fox relented or somebody took some legal action, 'cause the Clinton interview videos form YouTube suddenly appeared.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jim Martin for Lt. Governor ad.

Bill Phillips apparently knows Jim Martin personally, and says he's a nice, smart politician. Rare qualities indeed. Bill spoke on Mr. Martin's behalf at last night's Glynn County Democratic Party meeting. I thought I'd help spread the word by putting this ad on my blog.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Georgia blogosphere is buzzin' about Jim Nelson!

This post from Blog for Democracy is an example of the impact Jim's speech at the DPG convention had. Everybody's talking about how impressed they are with our candidate for Congress. Wish we could have gotten their attention sooner, but we'll take it where we can get it. At last night's Glynn County Dems meeting, our delegates were gushing about standing ovations and such, but I thought they might be biased. Not so. Here's hoping we can keep the momentum going.
I'm so excited about the debate with Kingston on October 2 at CGCC's Camden campus. I just hope it gets some coverage from the MSM.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Colbert Report - Path to 9/11

If you want to see Slate's more high brow take on ABC's "docudrama," there's a link on Hurricane Radio. Personally, I like my political commentary with a little more "zazz." Who better to explain the "truthiness" of ABC's "dramatization." So glad I was too busy observing a peace rally in downtown Asheville to waste my time on ABC this week. I'm going to try really hard to boycott ABC, but I don't know if I'll be able to resist the pull of "Lost."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Greetings from Asheville!

Greetings from beautiful downtown Asheville, NC. I love it here! There's an Organic Festival this weekend, and tomorrow brings the Lexington Avenue Art & Fun Festival! tonight we're going to a free "Shakespeare in the Park" production of "She Stoops To Conquer." Seriously, I'm gonna move here! Maybe UNC Asheville needs an acting teacher? Hate to abandon SE GA, but these are my people. I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ice Core Analysis Adds to Climate Concern

This article from Environment News Service: details the release of disturbing new information from the latest antarctic core analysis: "The new ice core analysis was released at the British Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Festival in Norwich, a public gathering of more than 300 of the United Kingdom's leading scientists and engineers.

In her opening message at the festival, BA President Frances Cairncross warned that climate change is inevitable and the world must be ready to adapt.

'Adaptation policies have had far less attention than mitigation, and that is a mistake,' said Cairncross, who is also chair of Britain's Economic and Social Research Council. 'We need to think now about policies that prepare for a hotter, drier world, especially in poorer countries. That may involve, for instance, developing new crops, constructing flood defenses, setting different building regulations, or banning building close to sea level.'

Improved international cooperation is vital, Cairncross said, but the Kyoto Protocol is insufficient to address the reality of climate change.

Policymakers and educators must persuade 'this generation to accept sacrifices on behalf of posterity' and convince all nations to share the burden, she told delegates.

This means 'persuading countries that will gain from climate change, or lose little, to take action not on behalf of their own grandchildren but of the descendants of people in other nations,' Cairncross said.

'Of course, there are important areas where no adaptation is possible,' she says. 'We cannot relocate the Amazon or insulate coral reefs and so we need mitigation too. But the government could and should put in place an adaptation strategy right away.'"

Hard to put an adaptation strategy in place for a phenomenon about which so many in the administration are in denial. When the corporate puppets are calling something a hoax, how can we be expected to have a coherent policy? Then again, why start with climate change? We don't seem to have a coherent policy for the war in Iraq, immigration, health care, or any other issue of any real meaning to most Americans. It's not as if there have been any recent examples of climatological disaster in this country. People along the coast displaced? Nope, doesn't ring a bell. (sorry for the sarcasm, but I get snarky when I'm PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!)

Monday, September 04, 2006

AINGE, MEACHEM LEAD NO. 23 VOLS OVER NO. 9 CALIFORNIA, 35-18 :: Ainge 4 TD passes; Meachem 182 yards receiving with 2 TDs

We're baack!: "Nine months ago, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer was grim as he answered questions about a 5-6 finish, his first losing season and a bowl-less holiday for his Volunteers.
He may have been one of the most relieved - but least surprised - among the 106,009 people in Neyland Stadium who watched the 23rd-ranked Vols' 35-18 win over No. 9 California on Saturday.
'We expected to win this ball game and be Tennessee,' Fulmer said."

Friday, September 01, 2006

On the Job, Nursing Mothers Find a 2-Class System

This article from the New York Times illustrates how the gap between rich and poor/educated and less so is reinforced through disparate policies on breast milk expression on the job. As important as breast milk is to a child's development, couldn't corporations (and small businesses) make more of an effort to accomodate nursing mothers? It should not be easier and more accepted to take a smoke break than a milk expression break. Sorry, smokers. I used to be one of you and still feel this way.

Get Out The Vote

Dear friends,

My name is Ben Hubby; I'm a family practitioner in Savannah.
A group of us have formed to Get Out the Vote and elect Jim Nelson to
Congress. We're looking for folks on the coast, in Brunswick and inland who
will work along side their neighbors to bring forth a large turn-out for Jim
in November. Contact me if you'd like to be a volunteer in the area where
you live or whether you'd like to join us in seeking others to expand our

We applaud what you're doing on the coast to end the nightmare of the Bush
years and to get America back on track!

Ben Hubby hubby@ix.netcom.com

(copied from Nelson For Congress Blogosphere)