Pssst: On the evening of August 29 Bill McKibben will talk about his new book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. In his book, McKibben calls for communities to act together in ways that best work for their own circumstances and to support small farms, as one of the many ways of adapting to life on our changed planet. … Please mark your calendar now and plan to bring your friends and family to hear McKibben talk at Lexington’s Cary Hall on Sunday, August 29, 7:30pm. Details are here. The talk is sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition and the Lexington Community Farm Coalition (sorry, not by the Arlington First Parish Church as I wrote before, I misinterpreted the above announcement in their newsletter). Come hear Bill McKibben speak and to thank him for writing the book and founding 350.org. Ride your bike! Eaarth is a devestating and heartbreaking read, to realize how wrong and bad we’ve been, and how bleak the future is for everyone on the planet. But the second half of the book, which I’ve just entered, is about how we can survive and possibly even flourish (by “we” I mean us, [...]
It was about a week ago that we saw the ruling throwing out California’s Prop 8; that decision has now been appealed, and we will see, at some point in the future, how the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handles the matter.
A couple of days later, I had a story up that walked through the ruling, describing the tactics used by the Prop 8 proponents, which, in the opinion of the Judge who looked at the evidence, were basically to try to scare Californians into thinking that gay people, once they’re able to get gay married, will somehow now be free to evangelize your kids and make them gay, too.
In the course of answering comments on the several sites where the story is up, I noticed that there were those who felt the Bible should be guiding our thinking here…that if it did, we would be better off than where we are today, with all those immoral gay people running around free to do all those immoral gay things.
This led me to an obvious question: are those who have been using the Bible as a sort of “divining rod” to figure out who is immoral and who is not…actually any good at it?
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The Globe/New York Times are reporting that The Rocket is being indicted for perjury.
Seems the Fed’s believe Roger’s old trainer, Brian McNamee, and not him.
At long last, the Boston Globe is starting to look into the background of Guy Glodis. Today’s article by Frank Phillips, entitled Glodis left loan source off his state ethics filing, expands upon the questionable loan that I talked about in my Guy Glodis Top 10 List. I give the Globe free license to use any of the other information in my post to expose Guy Glodis for what he really is. Can anyone seriously believe that Guy Glodis, with this shady background, is qualified to be State Auditor? I’m sure that Mary Connaughton is licking her chops at the chance to go up against Guy Glodis and his hideous record. Disclosure: I support Suzanne Bump for Auditor, the one progressive candidate who can beat Guy Glodis and Mary Connaughton.
I’m a little surprised nobody beat me to posting on yesterday’s big news. Now seems at least a somewhat more appropriate time to say “Mission Accomplished” than when the last President tried it. I wonder if this will at all boost enthusiasm on our side as we head toward the midterms.
Employment numbers were released this morning and Massachusetts continues to add jobs in every month in 2010. Overall jobs in the state grew by 13,200, which include a reduction in government jobs due to the continued reduction in temporary census positions. There was a significant jump in private sector jobs, 19,200, the largest job gain in 20 years. The private sector added 19,200 jobs, the largest monthly job gain in the private sector over the past twenty years. This marks the sixth straight month for job gains in the Commonwealth, adding 60,200 jobs since December. Hmmmmm. It’s getting more and more difficult to take other candidates seriously when they repeat how Massachusetts is losing jobs.