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He raises some interesting points.
I’m wondering if there’s going to be a reallignment of local politics, as the ideological definitions break down and political lines blur. We saw a little bit of this with the TPZ issue.
David’s column deserves some attention. Please comment and I’ll catch up to the discussion later.
I appreciate the tone which avoids scapegoating the homeless. I see the photos as evidence that we are failing them as well.
They also reference “uncaring citizens” who dump their appliances and other garbage, though I would also put this in the lap of government agencies which mandate recycling and refuse to accept certain items in their trash pick-up, and force people to pay for the disposal of electronic appliances and other trash. Quite frankly, disposal of all items, including vehicles, should be free. You ask, “who pays for it but the taxpayer?” Well, who pays for it when it’s dumped into a ravine to poison water supplies?
This video is also from the site. Not sure what I think of the version of California Dreamin, but it’s a powerful video which ought to wake some of us up. And maybe a few state and local agencies as well, particularly those currently obsessing over closed system composting toilets.
So far no media coverage, but I’ve received e-mails from several sources now confirming. One of those sources also reports that the commission announced that the MCC and ROTR references on the permit will be removed and “reiterated that the permit goes with the land,” whatever that means.
Because I’m going to be away from the computer today and most of the weekend, I am disabling the comments section for this post. I’ll post a new thread for comments on Monday morning when the trial resumes.
I know I’m filling the space with a lot of videos lately, but since I discovered how easy it is to post these things I feel like I have a new toy.
I first saw Phil Ochs play at the Glide Memorial Church, I believe it was 1972. I was seven years old. He opened for Holly Near, which hits me as odd in retrospect as I’m sure he was the more popular performer of the two (not for me though, I got a crush on Holly that evening).
Anyway, these are clips from Chicago. Probably won’t be the last I post.
Addendum: More Ochs. And Agent Orange.
Second addendum: 3 years later.
Addendum: The first post by “Peter” links to a blog dedicated to Phil Ochs. Some great stuff all the way back to the blog’s first post. I may end up reading the whole thing.
She’s in trouble for this one. She’s doing, or was doing, a stand-up comedy tour sponsored by her employer, Air America. She was in San Francisco when she made some remarks in appropriate for national politics, but as far as I’ve seen over the years on par for non-televised stand-up. For me the biggest crime is that it wouldn’t be anywhere near as funny without the vulgarity, but then that’s also par for the stand-up course. The patrons are drunk and you throw in some Anglo-Saxon biological terms and you get laughs. The part about Spitzer and Angelina Jolie is “mildly amusing.” Calling Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton “whores” was not only over-the-top, but kind of disjointed from the points I thought she was trying to make. I think “bitch,” while equally as objectionable, was more appropriate to the points. “Whore” contains a much different connotation.
Air America has suspended her tour indefinitely, and she was not on her radio show today. Sam Seder sat in and tried to rally the listeners to her defense.
I hope they don’t “suspend” her show. It’s a fun listen (I wish KGOE would dump Dr. Laura and put her on – it’s not like the two right wing talk stations up there feel like they need a token liberal), and unpredictable. She’s being called “the left’s Michael Savage.” I think that’s unfair. I’d say more along the lines of the left’s Bill O’Reilly.