Read the IPCC reports. Third World homefires are the biggest source of anthropogenic CO2. Chinese mine fires reportedly put out more CO2 than all US vehicles. Until we get China, India, etc. on board, CO2 reduction efforts will have little effect. On the other hand, we can make more impact with efforts to increase the Earth's CO2 carrying capacity, such as planting more trees, decreasing clearcutting.
Where can we write-in ballot?
Thanks so much for the great article! Charlie, you are doing some amazing things for the community through your writing. I am really into your writing style as well - much thanks.
I just want to give credit to Kalei Yamanoha, a dear friend of mine who coined the term "Hooligan St. Faire."
See you all this weekend!
- Josh Windmiller
Well Tom ...Norman Solomon is not exactly the best judge of any Democrat. He does not know the Party or it's Leadership. He spent his life as a self appointed critic of Dems. He has only been a registered Dem since 2007. Before that he was was active in in the Green PArty and helped Ralph Nader challenge Gore in 2000 (and electing Bush in the process). He did attempt to capitalize on his minor celebrity among the left by running for office once in his life but he was beaten by someone he labeled a corporate dem (Jared Huffman) and a Republican. Solomon,if you've read his extremely unpopular columns over the years, has called nearly every Democrat at the national level be they holding office as President, Vice President, Senator, Congressional member, or just a candidate for president ...a "corporate democrat". So now Levine is labeled the same way Solomon has labeled Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama ,Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome, both of our state senators, Jared Huffman and 100 other prominent and historical leaders of the Democratic Party. He published an entire book in the 90's that was a hateful screed against the Clinton's. Solomon left the Green Party because it's leaders would not agree to his dictates and their candidates had no hope of ever winning an election other than a local one. After abandoning the Greens, he joins the Dems and starts "judging" it's leaders using an agenda that appears to be more appropriate for one of the other parties that does not welcome business, care about jobs, or understand our economy. The chairs of the local Central Committee's for both Marin and Sonoma County authored a Close to Home column criticizing him two years ago when he misrepresented Rep. Huffman's record for political gain. But ultimately, The Dems win here and throughout California because by being a big tent Party and not as narrow minded as some of its newer members like Mr. Solomon.
Sonoma County Court. you can read the documents they are all there.
what court were the charges filed in?
Might The Bohemian explain the nature of Doolan's charges (what happened) or a reference to it?
Fantastic! I love the Bohemian and it's mission. Thanks for carrying on the torch, in fearless and fun-loving fashion. And just between us, I'm looking forward to one day seeing my band Team Venus featured in the music section. Certainly that was NOT a plug, just a casual aside... ;-)
a fearless and fun-loving reader
weareteamvenus.com (whoops... how did that get in there? So tacky...)
When is the all-local fashion event at the Sonoma County Museum?
So how much is this going to cost, and who is going to pay for it? America used to be a work hard and get ahead society, now it is a sue somebody and get ahead society. I guess I will have to get mine, before it runs out.
Very interesting way to write a review. I like it.
I would have appreciated an article on recommendations of the Bohemian editorial team for the current election. The Press Democrat had a few recommendations as did the SF Chronicle. As the leading liberal journal in the North Bay, your input on the election was missed. Please do so for the big election in November.
Refreshing not having to wade through the same old "wing-er" hit pieces. Very insightful journalists! Kudos to both Michael and Ryan!
You two gentlemen definitely have your veritable finger's on the tsunami of reality that will be soon be effecting the sea change of public sentiments.
Jack booted thugs come and go all the time... good guys and bad guys are as co-dependent as cofee&donuts
The AO's are the least exclusive group I've ever encountered, which means they don't means test anyone.
Pretty much doesn't matter what your size, IQ, ink, wardrobe, language, or financing is, you can rock on the Bay.
If you show up in Sausalito, with or without a boat, you won't be in need for long. You'll get a bunk or a whole boat! A foothold.
Seems like the establishment's attitudes can switch around like the tides. Luckily, the no necked,
"Deliverance"talking, roid raging ex -prison guard Deputies, like the one that welcomed me by jumping onto my deck and Exclaiming....
"I'm the new Sheriff on the water here and I'm the one who's gonna clear out this cesspool!" "You're outa here in two more days or We'll be back every day dropping $150 cititations on you!"
OKAY then! It was a real waste of talent having him driving Rescue errrrrrr Harassment One around the bay. He's gone and I've gone through almost six years of civil rights violations. But I'm sticking this thing out. All wars come to an end..........
45, 46, 47 years?????
There's a tsunami of public opinion that's headed this way at 400mph
and we're holdin' on!
Good points, Tom, but it's worth keeping in mind that there are situations when a bicyclist or group is in no way acting out of "self-entitlement" or aggression by occupying a lane when safe to do so. As drivers we should keep this in mind and not bug out and honk a horn whenever we have to wait 10 seconds to pass.
Bridges are key examples: many, like this bridge out of Pt. Reyes if it's the one on Shoreline Highway south out of town, have no bike lane. Just because a stripe exists somewhere on the side of the road does not mean that you can safely pass.
In June this year, you cannot legally pass a bike without 3 feet of clearance, minimum. On a bridge like that—it's totally unsafe to pass anyway. The dude honking in a case like this was likely the aggressive instigator, although he may have not realized that, and was not necessarily deserving of a beat-down. Clearly, everybody needs to chill a bit. I'm just pointing out that occupying a lane, in some situations like a blind curve or bridge, are the correct thing to do per California's motor vehicle code, and not a display of aggression.
It's the only place I purchase my meat from. It's worth every penny. The sandwiches are fantastic too!!!
Possible fiction? The opening line is taken damned nearly verbatim form Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ("We were just past Barstow when the drugs began to take hold.")
Say it, Redwood baby! That's what I'm talkin' about!
I've ridden close to 100,000 miles, on three different bicycles, mostly in Sonoma County. Showing drivers you care about staying out of the way, and using courtesy, eye contact, and a smile, makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and a lot less fearful.
I've been buzzed a few dozen times, and have had the "why did you get so close" chat with some bikers trying to show me something, but most folks are pretty cool.
Be nice out there folks. Some of these drivers are also lovers, and you may need 'em on your side of the bed some day.
Big Man: I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding letter which you took time out of your life to bravely author and submit for publication. We are certainly on the same page when it comes to the disgusting shenanigans of this "man," whom I have appropriately dubbed Sonoma County's perennial political embarrassment. That the board of supervisors - chaired by David Rabbitt - did not follow through with a formal vote of censure is a real slap in the face to those of us who take pride in our county, our community and the quality of our governmental leadership. We were led to believe that at the NEXT regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting of the board of supervisors following the meeting where Supervisor Carrillo was excoriated publicly for his shameful acts and overall conduct unbecoming, that an item would be placed on the agenda calling for both his censure and resignation; and, yet, that never came to pass.
At the start of the heavily attended meeting where speaker after speaker took to the mic to voice their absolute displeasure for Supervisor Carrillo's nefarious conduct and shameful acts, Chairman Rabbitt made it clear that that board has no legal power to remove Supervisor Carrillo from his position of Fifth District Supervisor, but that certainly does NOT mean that the formal - albeit symbolic - vote could not have been held, for I believe that it would have carried great weight with the public - and would have done MUCH to help restore at least a crumb of the incredible amount respect that has been lost for the governing body known as the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
It's a damn shame that those in power are so incredibly disconnected with the constituents who put them in power that they just don't see it that way.
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