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Thursday with the Earlman Blumenauer


Well, Thursday was a busy day for Individuals for Justice. We were at Earl’s place for our protest at high noon and four of us attended a “Town Hall” on Global Warming at 6:00 pm where Earl was going to take questions from his constituents. He did his usual speech about how wonderful he is and then announced he had to leave in a few minutes so that the fifty people who had lined up to ask him a question were going to be shut out. I was third in line so I did get to ask this question:

“Nancy Pelosi has said that new drilling will be considered,” Barack Obama has said, “Well maybe, if it is part of a package that includes alternative energy like wind, solar etc.” Will you guarantee to this audience that you will fight tooth and nail to stop all new drilling?”

He started one of his long winded answers, I cut him off and said, “It is a yes or no answer” He said in an angry voice NO!

So, all the dems are now on board with new drilling for the very stuff that is killing this planet and will leave our children/grandchildren choking for air in ten or twenty years. “Isn’t that special”

When he arrived, we greeted him at the door coming in, red shirts were there. Barbara, Glen and I went inside and stood in the back, Barbara on his left, me in the middle and Glen on his right--- Marilyn stayed outside to greet the late comers. When he spoke he had to look at one of us. I had my Constitution around my neck and would move it back and forth as he was giving his standard BS speech. There was security brought in but they seemed more amused by our presence than worried that we would disrupt the “Town Hall.”

After the Earlman was inside and we took our places in the back, a woman came up to me and introduced herself as the president of the college. The meeting was cordial and I think she just wanted to say hello to the little old guy in the red shirt that said, IMPEACH?

Most of the people who were there sat like the typical “Bobble-Heads” taking in and believing everything the Earlman was saying---mind boggling! There were a few who knew this man was full of BS and that was good for me. We should try to attend these things for the rest of the month until they go back to DC.
For Justice and Peace,
joe

Informed Activist

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