"We've long been in the same boat as Ms. Busch. But the only part of it all that burns me is the non-recyclers in small-family households who can sometimes fill a couple of cans with weekly pickup. The same type in whose general trash one often hears …"
"Nothing like a good debate. I know where the whale meat goes; the Makahs eat it. No use getting all snarky out of lacking some of the basic facts. They actually are prevented by law from selling it commercially. And the money spent by the Trumps is …"
"'Not having lived on the reservation or actually walked a mile in Makah shoes, my opinion can only go where the evidence takes me. I lean a lot on history and the fact that Makah tradition, many centuries older than the white man's greedy …"
"Hardly a "treatise," Justin. Just a little factual perspective to your attempt to group all killings into a "useless slaughter of animals" category. The Makahs' harvesting of a whale every 10 or 20 years for sustenance, sort of like my father …"
"As usual, my blog had a number of issues that could have been discussed but somehow comment sidetracked to whaling by the Makah tribe of Native American’s at Neah Bay. The Makah have hunted whales for more than 2,000 years, and their right to …"
"Right! Let's not relegate limericks into the realm of free verse!"
"It's been 13 years since Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth." Since then, the truth has been gaining ground. However, among many, it continues to be dismissed out of its inconvenience—either financial or to dogged adherence to the Republican …"
"Hard to keep of with Trump, Justin. Every day he throws all manner of mud at the wall to see which of it will stick, pushing the envelope on his "executive privilege," verbally butchering his critics and possible 2020 ballot opponents. Common little …"
"In any case, if I played any role in deporting to their home country anyone fleeing death threats, I'd certainly feel complicit in murder. If I decided some young woman from Honduras was not my country's problem and sent her back where she came …"
"Let’s get one thing clear right off: Donald Trump is by no means “the leader of the free world.” Quite the contrary. He obviously yearns to be supreme leader all right, but he’s pretty iffy on much of that “free” stuff.
Those of …"
"Only a gutless coward is cruel to an innocent animal, in whatever way with whatever weapon. The boundless love and loyalty of dogs, the trust and affectionate companionship of cats, the sharing of life with other creatures that come one's way—all …"
"Donald also continues to avoid reality and come up with chaos on top of chaos. HIs latest proposal of vengeful petulance is to dump all of the mass of legal border-crossing refugees seeking sanctuary (two-thirds of them women and children) into …"
"Sorry, but in a friendly way I can't help but wonder how long some of the critics of aircraft sound have lived under this umbrella of related noise. Was the potential of today's situation there when some of you found a good price on real estate here …"
"Make that story headline read kids' book rather than kid's book. Sorry, I can't help it; I"m sort of intense on the grammar/punctuation front.
"As Donald continues his ill-founded fear-mongering, he raves about ever-more dangerous criminals pouring illegally across our southern border. It's a straight-out fat-faced lie. The number of illegal crossings is down and has been for some time. …"
"Just a rhyming novice here, 90 years on the scene: :
It seems this town
was born and fared
poorly in the life
it and I have shared.
Most of a century
come and gone
and hope is fragile
for days of yon."
"Sometimes I think you don’t see the forest for the weeds, Justin. Trump “makes” laws however he can, pushing a tax cut for the wealthy through a pandering Congress for one example. He also puts forth a federal budget each year, which prior to …"
"You're sort of over-reacting and into apples and oranges here—a bit snide even— Scott. You apparently knew Bramson. I personally, have known a lot of people appearing in obituaries every week, but I no way would have been able to research, …"
"The real question is "Who benefits from the DENIAL of climate change?" Polluting industry and wealthy plutocrats who seem to consider the suffering of the multitude insignificant.
Meanwhile, whatever your husband thinks (for whatever …"
"Great to hear you have such deep local roots . . . and that you have such a good handle on local history. It all makes you a rare bird these days."