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January 23, 2014 3:54 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/74325699728/i-answered-a-survey-today-from-the-ofa">I answered a Survey today…from the OFA

(Organizing for Action)

It was a One Question Survey:

"What issue are you most excited to hear about in the State of the Union?"

My response:
“excited”? I wouldn’t use the word “excited” to describe how I feel about the issue that most concerns me, because I don’t expect the President to even mention this MOST important issue (IMHO) that our entire planet is facing. I would like to hear the President discuss how he plans to implement laws to combat CLIMATE CHANGE (during HIS administration), what with the opposition we face from the Climate Change deniers (i.e. Corporate Shills) who dominate the GOP in Congress.

February 18, 2013 4:38 pm

Amy Goodman’s Lead Story today, of course, was the Climate Change/Keystone XL Pipeline Rally in DC yesterday.  Crowd estimate was 40,000.

…Wouldn’t you know it, there was no coverage of it so far that I’ve seen on MSNBC, and Current is on a President’s Day “holiday” schedule, broadcasting a “Last 24” marathon, haven’t had a chance to check CNN yet…has anyone watched other stations to see who, if any station, is covering our planet’s MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE??
MSM Blackout AND Cable News Blackout?
If the media doesn’t do its job of informing their viewers, how will the public find out about important issues like this?

Amy Goodman’s Lead Story today, of course, was the Climate Change/Keystone XL Pipeline Rally in DC yesterday.  Crowd estimate was 40,000.

…Wouldn’t you know it, there was no coverage of it so far that I’ve seen on MSNBC, and Current is on a President’s Day “holiday” schedule, broadcasting a “Last 24” marathon, haven’t had a chance to check CNN yet…has anyone watched other stations to see who, if any station, is covering our planet’s MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE??

MSM Blackout AND Cable News Blackout?

If the media doesn’t do its job of informing their viewers, how will the public find out about important issues like this?

February 14, 2013 2:13 pm
Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington on Wednesday. 
THE BIGGEST THREAT TO MEANINGFUL CLIMATE REFORM IS OUR SILENT MEDIA!
If no network allows their anchors to cover Climate Change, how can the public know how outraged they should be?
(I’m telling you, if you want the REAL NEWS, tune in to Democracy Now with Amy Goodman on LinkTV — either online or on your TV.)
MSNBC calls itself “forward” thinking?  Yet, did you hear A WORD about the 48 arrests at the White House yesterday, anywhere on their network?  Among those arrested were Daryl Hannah, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and The Sierra Club’s Executive Director, Michael Brune.
This non-coverage is BULLSHIT…and, like it or not, nature won’t WAIT for our politicians to be courageous enough to stand up against Big Oil!  The Arctic is melting whether we are made aware of it or not.
Here’s what you didn’t see covered by our national media, not even on Cable News:
“Dozens, Including Sierra Club Director, Arrested At White House Keystone Protest:
“Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune says it’s so important that his group decided for the first time in its 120 year history to participate in civil disobedience.
“‘What we need right now is the president to really seize this moment on Climate change,’ he said.”
PLEASE PARTICIPATE THIS SUNDAY, FEB 17, IN THE #ForwardOnClimate the LARGEST CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY EVER AGAINST THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE at the White House.  If you can’t make it to DC, there are Solidarity Rallies in SF; LA; Monterey; San Diego; Denver; Chicago; Ames, IA; Fenton, MI; St. Paul, MN; Bozeman and Missoula, MT; Medford, OR; Austin, TX; Seattle and Olympia, WA and around the country.


Sign up for a Solidarity Rally in your area.

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington on Wednesday. 

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO MEANINGFUL CLIMATE REFORM IS OUR SILENT MEDIA!

If no network allows their anchors to cover Climate Change, how can the public know how outraged they should be?

(I’m telling you, if you want the REAL NEWS, tune in to Democracy Now with Amy Goodman on LinkTV — either online or on your TV.)

MSNBC calls itself “forward” thinking?  Yet, did you hear A WORD about the 48 arrests at the White House yesterday, anywhere on their network?  Among those arrested were Daryl Hannah, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and The Sierra Club’s Executive Director, Michael Brune.

This non-coverage is BULLSHIT…and, like it or not, nature won’t WAIT for our politicians to be courageous enough to stand up against Big Oil!  The Arctic is melting whether we are made aware of it or not.

Here’s what you didn’t see covered by our national media, not even on Cable News:

Dozens, Including Sierra Club Director, Arrested At White House Keystone Protest:

Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune says it’s so important that his group decided for the first time in its 120 year history to participate in civil disobedience.

“‘What we need right now is the president to really seize this moment on Climate change,’ he said.”

PLEASE PARTICIPATE THIS SUNDAY, FEB 17, IN THE #ForwardOnClimate the LARGEST CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY EVER AGAINST THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE at the White House.  If you can’t make it to DC, there are Solidarity Rallies in SF; LA; Monterey; San Diego; Denver; Chicago; Ames, IA; Fenton, MI; St. Paul, MN; Bozeman and Missoula, MT; Medford, OR; Austin, TX; Seattle and Olympia, WA and around the country.
February 3, 2013 10:40 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/42204009360/super">Super?

Today is one of those days when I just hate being an American.  Doesn’t anybody else see how pointless and brain-killing watching football is?  What a dumb waste of time!

I remember even in high school…just not understanding what was so IMPORTANT about watching my classmates smashing into each other for a few hours every weekend.  I would marvel at how worked up my fellow classmates would get about these dumbass football games.  I tried to be like them…even though I preferred to sit in my window sill, and stare out at the sky, worrying about how much I would miss trees when I was dead…I even joined the “Pep Club” one year.  But I didn’t fool anyone.  I never fit in, I was a fish out of water, who would have been happier at home drawing, dancing, playing guitar or reading.

Meanwhile, back at the football field, everyone else in my grade was GENUINELY INVOLVED with the outcome of these stupid games!  I just never got it.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

In the face of Climate Change, or Bees Dying, or fallout from Fukushima, or rampant GMOs, or Fracking, or Mountaintop Mining, or the garbage heap in the middle of the ocean, please tell me, how is this relevant?

As a vegetarian, football hating liberal, with a Medical Card who rarely consumes alcohol, this day is only overshadowed by July 4th and New Year’s Eve as one of my most despised days of the year.

If only we could get our citizens to exhibit this kind of enthusiasm about the Keystone XL Pipeline or Climate Change reform, or Gun Control Legislation, or anything else that truly matters!!

I mean, I understand the value of relaxation time and all, but is sitting on a couch, eating and drinking things that are bad for you, watching males exhibit violence while females show off their bodies, really the most cosmic thing one can do on a Sunday?

I think I’ll go roll a fatty, and watch reruns of Doctor Who now…

[I realize that I may lose followers over this stupid post, but you know what?  If you truly are braindead enough to like the SuperBowl, why were you following me in the first place?]

January 14, 2013 11:30 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/40534416343/addison-mitch-mcconnell-is-a-pompous-jerk-and-a">(Addison) “Mitch” McConnell is a pompous jerk, and a tool for Big Oil!

Basically we have changed the wording, but this numbskull still wants to extend the same, basic fight.

Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling…call it what you will…it’s still the same ole agenda. Mitch McConnell ultimately wants to get your Social Security money so he can use it to line the pockets of his buddies, who actually account for the major part of his income.  After all, his Congressional job earns him approximately $175,000 per year, while he’s raised upwards of $20 million from his “contributors”!

And, one other thing, Addison (yes, that’s actually his first name).  Get your head out of your ASS!

The biggest problem facing our country is not (as you keep trying to drum into the heads of the American people), your MADE-UP Debt Ceiling “crisis”.

America’s biggest problem (imho) is CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS LIKE YOU!

That’s a REAL problem, not a partisan, manufactured FAKE problem, like your asinine Debt Ceiling stand-off!

And if you don’t pay attention to it soon, and we’re all underwater, or have died from the heat, your fucking Debt Ceiling Crisis won’t matter much at all now, will it?

January 13, 2013 5:36 pm 11:47 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/40450081277/hmmm">Hmmm…

Earlier this year, there’s was severe flooding in Australia due to record summer rains, with 13,000 people forced out of their homes, followed by a spider infestation, covering towns with spider webs, because even the spiders were trying to escape the flooding.

Right now, after 2012 proved to be the hottest year in recorded history, Australia is having SUCH severe fires, and such insanely HOT WEATHER (120+ degrees) that they had to ADD TWO NEW COLORS (Pink and Purple) to their Weather Maps!  They were unable to pump gas, because it was evaporating before it reached the tank!

And how much have we heard about these two catastrophic climate events here in the United States?

Very little. 

Instead, every TV Host has to put their two cents in on Jack Lew’s signature being too “loopy” for any Treasury Secretary to have, as his signature will be on all U.S. Paper Currency printed during his term. 

And this is news.

January 6, 2013 1:45 pm January 4, 2013 1:49 pm
Is the Marijuana Industry Green Enough?
A trip to the Emerald Cup, an outdoor organic marijuana growers’ competition, reveals the environmental potential of the cannabis industry. December 28, 2012 
Is the Marijuana Industry Green Enough?
A trip to the Emerald Cup, an outdoor organic marijuana growers’ competition, reveals the environmental potential of the cannabis industry. December 28, 2012 
December 12, 2012 11:24 am
5 Signs the World is Really Ending

The end of the world is just around the corner — on the 21st of December — marking the end of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar. Panicking Russians and Chinese have been buying up candles (because the world’s end means we’ll be in the dark) while Americans are apparently snatching up survival shelters.

Pedro Celestino Yac Noj, a Mayan sage, is far more relaxed about the matter. According to the Telegraph, he has marked the end of the old calendar by burning seeds and fruit at a ceremony and Cuba, noting that “The 21st is for giving thanks and gratitude and the 22nd welcomes the new cycle, a new dawn.”

Be that as it may, we are prone to a fascination with the apocalypse and the end of times. Five recent developments that show the real end of the world is, for better or for worse, nigh.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/5-signs-the-world-is-really-ending.html#ixzz2ErpmUbYE

November 15, 2012 2:20 pm November 6, 2012 10:08 pm 9:11 am
"Mother Nature is OBVIOUSLY a Democrat!"

Rob Reiner
November 2, 2012 10:31 pm
This is Businessweek’s Current Cover!
NOW can we talk about the Elephant in the Room?

This is Businessweek’s Current Cover!

NOW can we talk about the Elephant in the Room?

12:26 pm
Finally, the conversation turns to the NUMBER ONE ISSUE FACING THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE (and the REST of the planet)!!
It only took a massive disaster to get this subject EVEN MENTIONED in the Presidential Election - and NOT by either candidate!  This “head-in-the-sand” approach to DISCUSSING the dangers of Climate Change cannot continue!
We need to organize a WORLD-WIDE RALLY, demanding that ALL of our Governments address this issue like YESTERDAY, because the Human Race should not become EXTINCT because of a handful of Greedy Men!!  Earth (and its resources) belongs to US ALL, not just to the most aggressive and selfish businessmen who control the Fossil Fuel industry!
Are you in?

Finally, the conversation turns to the NUMBER ONE ISSUE FACING THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE (and the REST of the planet)!!

It only took a massive disaster to get this subject EVEN MENTIONED in the Presidential Election - and NOT by either candidate!  This “head-in-the-sand” approach to DISCUSSING the dangers of Climate Change cannot continue!

We need to organize a WORLD-WIDE RALLY, demanding that ALL of our Governments address this issue like YESTERDAY, because the Human Race should not become EXTINCT because of a handful of Greedy Men!!  Earth (and its resources) belongs to US ALL, not just to the most aggressive and selfish businessmen who control the Fossil Fuel industry!

Are you in?