What more can be said, but keep track and try to fix the mess after:
Bush’s last days
Marty Durlin | Nov 21, 2008 02:25 PM
[Accelerating oil shale development across 2 million acres, okaying an auction for gas drilling by three national parks, weakening endangered species protection, allowing more mining waste in rivers and streams, and exempting factory farms from air pollution reporting…just a few of the 53 “midnight regulations” President George W. Bush has launched in the past three weeks — many of them aimed at the West….
….And this is just the beginning. He still has 60 days left.
“The Bush administration is trying to prevent Obama from doing to it what it did to Clinton,” said Matt Madia, an analyst for OMB Watch, a Washington-based watchdog group.]
Since this article was written, Napolitano and Richardson have both been named to Cabinet spots. This, I think, heightens the poignancy of the argument. It also says something about Obama’s focus on “pragmatism” as opposed to traditional Democratic values. Dare we say that Democrats in Republicans states tend to be more conservative?
The pundits are wrong
Ray Ring | Nov 07, 2008 01:40 PM
The news chatters with suggestions that some Western Democratic governors will take jobs in the new cabinet being formed by President-elect Barack Obama.
Montana’s Gov. Brian Schweitzer … !
Arizona’s Gov. Janet Napolitano … !
Wyoming’s Gov. Dave Freudenthal … !
New Mexico’s Bill Richardson … !
As usual, Dennis is right on the money, even if the subject is unusual:
Kucinich Asks LA City Council to Close Pachyderm Enclosure
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Nov 19 –
[Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today asked members of the Los Angeles City Council to reject a measure that would expand the LA County Zoo’s “Pachyderm Forest.” Instead of expanding the space, Kucinich called upon Council Members to release the lone captive elephant to sanctuary….]
This might not be the only reason California is going to cease fish stocking. After all there is a bit of a budget crunch! My question is: are we going to stop issuing fishing licenses at the same time? How are we going to achieve ecological balance otherwise? Or is money from the cost of the permits more Important?
State halts sport fish stocking
By Matt Weiser
Published: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
[The California Department of Fish and Game has agreed to cease stocking sport fish in many of the state’s waters to avoid harming native species.
Two environment groups that sued the state over its hatchery and stocking practices announced the agreement this morning. The deal is intended to protect native species while the department prepares a broader, permanent plan for reforming its fish-stocking programs….]
You aren’t going to let this happen to you, are you?
November 20, 2008
[‘Grandma Scam’ again targets seniors in area, nationwide
Beware of the “Grandma, I need your help/Grandma, I’m in trouble” scam, warn two area women who this week contacted Sacto 911…]
And for the last word on pragmatism:
LITTWIN: Palling around with pragmatists
By Mike Littwin, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Published November 20, 2008 at 12:05 a.m.
Note to world: You’re finally catching on.
[It wasn’t like I hadn’t warned you. While people were busy calling Barack Obama either a radical or a savior, a socialist or a faith healer, I was calling him a pragmatic, cautious incrementalist….]
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