The Forest County Potawatomi Community have been very involved in environmental activism both within their own community and more broadly. They helped curtail environmentally destructive mining at Crandon Mine. They got their reservation registered as a Class I zone under the Clean Air Act and have pressured the Bush EPA to stand by Class I rules. The tribe funds research in metal and other pollutants. And, they now have a web site called “End global warming Wisconsin” which you can visit here.
The ‘documentary’ (or, actually, “stupidumentary”) Expelled! No intelligence allowed … bla bla bla … coordinated with this release will be a novel called Fossil Hunter, by John Olson (obviously a made up name) … bla bla bla … which is about a scientist who is maligned and harassed by the rest of the scientific community because she questions evolutionary dogma.
Never mind that. This is a link to a recently released review of a book from last year. You can go comment on the review, if you like!
Elwyn Tinklenerg has withdrawn his bid in the race for Michele Bachmann‘s seat in congress. Tinklenberg had run against Bachmann last time around, and carried out what started as a rather Quixotic race against the then very entrenched Bachmann, but received a great deal of extra funding and support when Bachmann made a name for herself by calling for an investigation for un-American activities of everyone in congress who disagreed with her. But that push, as substantial as it was, came to late in the game, and Bachamann does represent a district consisting primarily of Cave Men and Tray-Lor Trash (I spelt that funny so as they coudn’t make nothin out), and so in a sense, she represents her district rather well.
This blog got really mad at Tinklenberg the other day, and issued an un-endorsement after he made the totally dumb-ass move of stating that if he does not get the DFL endorsement he would stay in the race anyway. This is a totally dumb-ass thing the Minnesota “Democratic Party” (the DFL) does. They have nine or ten things that are like primaries or caucuses in row, leading up to a moment in which they endorse a candidate, then they have two or three more primaries, then whoever wants to can pretend to be the Democratic candidate and run in the official election. Or something like that. The result is that for important races you often get two Democrats running against each other, so the Republican or Indy candidate wins almost any time.
This is said to be the greatest election system ever invented by the Republican Party, and is the main reason there are ever any Republicans from this state at all. (Most of our governors have been Republican, for instance.)
In Aramaic Lightning = Baraq, Heaven = Ouranos = “hight place” = Birds and Air = Satan and Hell = Ouranos = the place Baraq comes from = Isaiah 14:14 = Satan says “Like, I’m going to get most high” = Hebrew word 1116 on the word list = Bama. Oh. Oh bama! Baraq Obamah!
As I’ve suggested before, I think this breed of activists are born of the anti-choice movement, recast to support McCain, and now they are here helping us with the health care debate. I suspect they are not going away. This is good business for the bus industry, I suppose.