The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Coal vs. Oil: A Bit of Earth Day Fodder from Robert Kennedy Jr. and Sarah Palin
It's very busy here, with all the puppies underfoot. But I wanted to drop in with a little bit of Earth Day reading.
Look, folks. Energy policy is complex and multifactorial. There is NO FORM of energy consumption that is wholly without consequence for us and our planet. Both RFK Jr, and Sarah Palin are offering solid opinions.
There is a difference between the two, though. Whereas RFK Jr. has much to say about what we SHOULD NOT DO, Gov. Palin is offering a blueprint to a way through.
When I was living in Boston two winters ago, I seem to remember one of the Kennedy's on the teevee almost every evening. Pushing some kind of Venezuelan heating oil program for the poor. Yes, I think it's great to keep poor kids warm. And I'm glad that Mr. Chavez was willing to help. But... why??? Why can't we produce our own energy?
Seems kinda hypocritical, doesn't it? Why should Venezuelans have to put up with the risks of oil harvesting when we won't do so ourselves?
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.