Thank you to all who supported me. It’s funny to be the guy who was a metalhead and skater who became an activist and an academic and now is a township supervisor, teacher, and still activist going to the Democratic National Convention to fight for a progressive wave in this country. I’ll do everything I … More The rising tide is us. Thank you for making me part of it.
The Democratic National Committee’s platform committee has been at loggerheads about climate and energy. It’s not even a glass 1/2-full scenario. According to Inside Climate News. John Cushman, Jr. writes, The committee drafting a platform for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party unanimously called on Friday for the Justice Department to investigate fossil fuel companies, … More Earth to DNC: We need a price on carbon
Two Republican state representatives are putting forward a bill that would do irreparable harm to our state parks. Don Hopey writes in The Pittsburgh Pozt-Gazette that our award-winning parks could be converted into “golf courses, hotels. inns, restaurants, amusement parks, water slides and other outdoor sports facilities. Rep. Brian Ellis, R-Butler, has proposed amending the … More Magical thinking about golf courses in our state parks
We need a candidate who fights for the dignity of us all, not someone who derides and insults Latinos, Muslims, LGBTQ brothers and sisters, women, and the handicapped. We need a candidate who knows that the mass incarceration of black men in this country is an injustice to all of us, not a candidate who … More We need a candidate who will fight for us
It may surprise you, but even as a township supervisor I receive a fair number of emails. And not just when citizens are mad. There are folks who’d like to comment on things like backyard chickens (being renamed) or stormwater ordinances. Maybe they are concerned about a land development plan’s scope, road safety, or what could … More The gas industry sends me emails
I was on FREQ’s Morning Mixtape this morning with Jason Crane to talk about land development, storm water, backyard chickens, energy conservation, and opioids in the township. Plus, there’s a little discussion of skateboards and the inimitable and subtle *COUGH* Henry Rollins.
I’m a Sanders supporter. Period. Anyone who equivocates Clinton and Trump isn’t seriously accounting for the gulf between their policy positions. I bet people who say they’re equally bad are willfully ignoring differences in desperate attempts to hang onto some identity-defining position.They’ve made some claim to that effect and now stubbornly cling to it. Or … More Stop equivocating Trump & Clinton
Tonight, I resigned from the Sierra Club Moshannon group’s Executive Committee. This evening, the Nittany Valley Water Coalition approached the excomm to solicit a donation for their lawsuit against Ferguson Township regarding the proposed Toll Brothers Cottages development (backtrack here). Given my position as a Ferguson supervisor, I recused myself from the discussion and any voting for a … More I resigned from the Sierra Club Moshannon Executive Committee
“Then everything include itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite, And appetite, an universal wolf, So double seconded with will and power, Must make perforce a universal prey And last eat up himself. (I.iii.119-24)” Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare. The fact that the GOP “leadership” is failing to disown Trump’s racist invective … More Donald Trump: The Universal Wolf