February 2nd, 2016
In the New Yorker:
At eleven forty-five, Sanders addressed his supporters, who were cheering even more wildly than those Clinton’s crowd had been. “Iowa, thank you,” he began, his voice hoarse. “Nine months ago, we came to this beautiful state. We had no political organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition, and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the United States of America. And tonight, while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie.”
Boomers, we need to get to work. It’s easy to volunteer for Bernie, just go to berniesanders.com and they’ll contact you with options!
Caucus and Primaries:
- Nevada — Saturday, 12 noon (get there early) February 20, 2016. Go HERE to find out where to caucus, David Overland, this means you!
- South Carolina PRIMARY — Saturday, February 27, 2016. Go HERE to find your polling place.
- Super Tuesday (includes Minnesota) Tuesday, March 1
Alabama – PrimaryAlaska – CaucusAmerican Samoa – CaucusArkansas – PrimaryColorado – CaucusGeorgia – PrimaryMassachusetts- PrimaryMinnesota – CaucusNorth Dakota – CaucusOklahoma – PrimaryTennessee – PrimaryTexas – PrimaryVermont – PrimaryVirginia – PrimaryWyoming – Caucus
There’s more after that, but let’s get through Super Tuesday!
January 22nd, 2016
Susan Hedman, head of EPA Region 5 has resigned. I remember how thrilled I was to see that Susan Hedman, formerly of ELPC in Chicago, was appointed to head EPA Region 5. I’d dealt with her a little during the Florence Nuclear Waste Daze, when she was an attorney on staff at ELPC, and was impressed with her knowledge and abilities, and was glad to have someone in charge that I believe would take the reins and enforce the law. How does someone like her screw up so badly, so irresponsibly? Wow…
As for EPA responsibility, Hedman did a dodge and weave, and duck and cover:
January 18th, 2016
Tomorrow is the Memorial Service for Stephanie Henricksen. It’s at the UCC in Northfield, gathering at 10 a.m. and service is at 11 a.m. with lunch following.
January 12th, 2016
By Carol A. Overland and Alan Muller, Special to the News
She was a complex person, not easily described in a few words. Did you know she was a serious saxophone player? Animals in need would show up at her farm, and she’d take them in. Her life’s artwork filled the Northfield Arts Guild in “Retrospective” showing, and she organized the “Farm Art” show tour years ago.
Her activism and advocacy put her on the front lines, with her many successes coming at a high personal cost, such as stress, assassinated ducks, animal parts strewn on her mailbox, and impacts on her health.
January 11th, 2016
Delaware robocall bomb threats:
And in Iowa, on the political side of thing, racist robocalls:
From Alternet, here’s a transcript of the 50-second call:
‘My name is Reverend Ronald Tan, host of the Christian radio talk show program For God and Country. First Corinthians states: God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise and God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong. For the Iowa caucuses, please support Donald Trump. He is courageous and he speaks his mind. God Bless.’
‘I’m Jared Taylor with American Renaissance. I urge you to vote for Donald Trump because he is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants who are good for America. We don’t need Muslims. We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. Vote Trump.’