Friday, September 13, 2013

A Question For You

You have probably noticed that this blog stopped rather abruptly on July 29 and has not appeared again until today.  That was the day my wife Mary, with whom I was married almost forty-eight years, suffered a massive stroke.  She was hospitalized and cared for by the wonderful people of hospice until the following Sunday, August 4, when she passed away. As you can imagine, I have not had the heart or spirit to continue the blog, but during the month of August approximately 4,000 people visited the blog.  One hundred thirty visited yesterday.  My question is: should we go on with the blog or let it go?  I will greatly appreciate your comments either on the comments link or to my e-mail:  Thank you very much.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Clean Gas Is Like Clean Coal

Someone has to get the President's attention and explain to him that fracking and the development of natural gas wells is not the way to sustainable energy.  It is the way to global warming as methane - far more effective than CO2 - goes into our atmosphere.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Time for a change! Help us tell Congress to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation:

Thanks to Media Matters for America for the informative graphic.

Uncappable Bitumen Spill In Alberta

Some energy industry genius decided that there is a better way: blow steam into the bitumen sands - high pressure cyclic steam stimulation - and then just bring up the goo through some pipes.  Trouble is that the goo is bypassing the pipes and surfacing where it will.  There is no pipe to cap - it is uncappable.  It is fouling soil and water and killing thousands of animals. What little we know sounds like a Grade B Hollywood flick.  And we don't know much because predictably the oil company is lying to us.  One lesson to be learned: if it's in the ground, leave it in the ground.

Friday, July 26, 2013

John Lewis On Bill Moyers & Co.

Bill's entire show Sunday, Noon, July 28, is a conversation with John Lewis about the August, 1963, March on Washington and its heritage.  In Philadelphia the show will be on WHYY-TV, Channel 12.

Gasland 2's Josh Fox On The Daily Show

Josh Fox ("Gasland 2") talks with John Oliver on the Daily Show.  You might find a re-run of the two-hour documentary on HBO.

The Right Wing In Junior High School

Conservatives and others on the right are facing their ultimate nightmare: that Obamacare is going to work.  And they are willing to fight it using unspeakable methods, including fooling around with the debt ceiling and endangering the nation's credit rating, because they hate the President.  Reminds one of junior high school politics.