I will, of course, be there to gather jail petition signatures. Getting to watch a little highschool hoops is just the duty to be endured... I love this stuff.
I know you guys are tired of this jail issue....Me too. But what must be done, must be done.
Good people have let themselves be used as pawns in the Corporate/Right wing ideological battle against public schools for too long now and it's time to fight. The secret goal is to overload government with debt so deeply, that the great moral issue of working for the common good cannot be funded. This is the Conservative plan as espoused by Newt Gingrich so long ago. Corporations Good, human beings Bad.
Why else do you think there is such a push to load us up with debt on such a transparently stupid prison project, when our schools are in serious need of attention?
(Well ok, I know that the consulting firms make a killing on these projects and push the hell out of them, but can't I indulge myself on the right wing nut jobs at the same time? Thank you.)
We're on the home stretch in the jail referendum petition drive. This has really brought our county together, in an odd way. For the first time in memory, we have the Young Republicans and the Young Democrats standing shoulder to shoulder calling for signatures.
If I were a County Commissioner and had refused to vote to allow the people to decide for themselves whether or not to spend this huge amount of money on a prison...I might be thinking about making a public announcement Today, that I would rescind my vote! ...Or whatever it would take to get on the right side of this issue. Roane County voters will remember who voted against them in the next election.
I'll make sure of that!
Sign and deliver your petitions, as soon as possible. Call us and we'll come get them.
603-6981 (update: this is the correct number)
Glad to see Facing South back up and running. Here's a couple of clips from a bit about the Bush Administration's pathological obsession (stole that phrase) with destroying all that is good about America:
"I worked for four Republican Presidents and two Democrats and during the course of that career, never have I witnessed such an ideological war on the natural resource laws, policies or practices or institutions," Mike Finley, former superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, said in a speech today. "Even our national parks are not safe from this assault."
Preliminary assessment of the Department of Interior’s proposed revisions to the existing (2001) Management Policies raises concerns that the overall impact of the language changes in the draft weaken protections for our national parklands, in particular, park air quality and wilderness, and could lead to increased use of Jet Skis, off-road vehicles, commercialization, and grazing at the cost of preservation.
Parks Under Attack
Here's a quick overview of Republican scandals over the last year. There are sooo many....