Sunday, July 03, 2005

Of Note:

Gaylord Nelson, Former Senator Who Founded Earth Day, Dies at 89

A Livable Shade of Green

Newly released data show that Portland, America's environmental laboratory, has achieved stunning reductions in carbon emissions. It has reduced emissions below the levels of 1990, the benchmark for the Kyoto accord, while booming economically.

What's more, officials in Portland insist that the campaign to cut carbon emissions has entailed no significant economic price, and on the contrary has brought the city huge benefits: less tax money spent on energy, more convenient transportation, a greener city, and expertise in energy efficiency that is helping local businesses win contracts worldwide.

FBI Whistle-Blower to Run for Congress

42% of voters say that, if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment.


At 8:15 PM, Blogger TheRef said...

Ah! If it were only that simple to clean up the Bush mess.

With his selection of the replacement for Mrs. O'Connor, he will do damage that is even more least it cannot be repaired in my lifetime.

But, let's face it. He was elected for this term.


At 12:01 PM, Blogger Dick Tuck said...

Hi Ref,

I had just read that at the peak of the Clinton scandal, the percentage saying he should face impeachment only hit 41%, and Americans tend to pay more attention to sex than political shennanigans.

That said, I remember how the right snarled themselves into incohesion on the Clinton impeachment and wound up losing quite a few seats. I think the tone set by Conyors is correct. Don't call for impeachment, but understand the severity of the implications and call for a congressional inquiry.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Bryan said...

Ahhhh, good old Portland. Man I love that city. Portland State Univ. alum here, holla! Mom and Sis still live in the area. It sure is one livable city; big enough to have stuff to do, small enough that you can actually access. That's what is burning me out living in San Diego, there's lots to do down here but every time you try and do it it's overrun with people.

The '94 Gingrich Republicans were thrown out on their collective ear (most of 'em at least) the first chance possible. A lot of people woke up to the fact that rigid ideologues aren't very effective politicians.

Conyers is making a lot of sense lately, gonna have to research this cat a little.


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