Monday, April 23, 2007

From the "Stop Global Warming" Tour

I think the Sheryl Crow-Laurie David brain trust just might be breathing too many bio-diesel fumes. Traveling around the country on their "Stop the Global Warming Tour" Ms. Crow has come up with a couple of ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Number one is a "limitation be put on how many sqares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting." "I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required."
Number two: "I also like the idea of not using paper napkins, which happen to be made from virgin wood and represent the heighth of wastefullness. I have designed a clothing line that has what's called a "dining sleeve". The sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another "dining sleeve," after usage. The design will offer the "diner" the convenience of wiping his mouth on his sleeve rather than throwing out yet another barely used paper product.. I think this idea could also translate quite well to those suffering with an annoying head cold."
I can't even come up with the words to describe my reaction to this silliness except maybe Yuck.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Illegal Immigration Rally in Eugene 4/21/07

Well, there weren't too many people that turned out for todays Illegal immigration rally-maybe 25 or so. We did have the honor of having Jim Gilchrist the president of the Minuteman Project as guest speaker along with Rick Hickey from Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Richard Sturm from KPNW radio, and Hans Zeiger, a student activist from Hillsdale College in Michigan. Hans is a great example of the younger generation that we need to carry this ball in the future.
It's depressing that we don't have more visible support from the Americans in the construction and service industries that are being displaced by illegal immigration but maybe they will eventually wake up and see the threat just as the Teamsters are finally doing. I hope we have a bigger turnout in Salem on April 23rd, 24th, and 25th for the Trucker Slowdown for the boycott of Mexican trucks being allowed to drive in the U.S.
Hope to see you there!