Daily Archives: December 13, 2009

Toward a Community Garden…

Elly and I just came from an interesting meeting in the “Great Hall” of O’Hurley’s General Store in Shepherdstown (WV), where around twenty or so locals showed up to discuss the idea of a Community Garden. This is something Elly is very interested in, since our bucket gardening area is so small…and now that we are Vegans, we also have a commitment to making sure we eat vegetables grown without chemical additives, etc.

Ruth Raubertas, my Music Director on The Hunting of the Snark, was there with her husband Mike (they own The Four Seasons Book Store), as were people representing Shepherd students, the Sustainable Shepherdstown group, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, and a bunch of others. Peter Corum, who we met when we first started looking for a place to live in Shepherdstown, since he was promoting an artist’s development, was there… we hadn’t spoken with him in a couple of years. In general, it was a pretty interesting group.

We signed a couple of lists to get on structuring groups… now we’ll see what happens.

Onward and upward.

Obama’s Message for the Week – Including His View on Irresponsible Financial Institutions

Good for you, Mr. President… now get us into a situation where we CAN take steps to stop these financial abuses.

Rush Giving Away Republicans’ (Pretty Obvious) Strategy?

This article by Eric Kleefeld at TPM really shows how convinced the Right Wing is that they can destroy Health care.

Here’s a clip:

clipped from tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com

Limbaugh: McConnell Told Me Republicans Are Proposing Amendments In Order To Stop Health Care Bill, Not Improve It

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh said that none other than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told him that the Republicans are offering amendments to the health care bill, not to improve the bill, but as a parliamentary maneuver to “flush out” Democratic centrists Ben Nelson and Jim Webb, and to try to peel them away and thus stop the bill:

“Plus there are the Republicans using procedures, parliamentary procedures, and offering all these amendments. Now the purpose — I talked to Sen. McConnell about the purpose of the amendments. He said we’re trying to flush out with these amendments, just who it is that really we have to focus on here. And the two names that he mentioned were Ben Nelson and Jim Webb in Virginia. Because there’s something that Webb is not going along with the Democrats on, I forget specifically what it is.”
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Zappadan for a Sunday: Jesus Thinks You’re a Jerk…

Frank performs this live with additional lyrics (printed on the screen for you), as he took on Jim Bakker and Pat Robertson in the 80s: