It’s an ill wind that blows for the Bush regime and their friends in Big Oil these days, but there’s also some ill wind blowing in the realm of alternative energy. Eleanor Tillinghast from the group Green Berkshires joined us to talk about the problems with industrial windpower. Also we looked a bit at the Cape Wind project proposed for Nantucket Sound and the controversy within the ranks of environmentalists, present company included! Centralized energy? Windfarms as the answer to climate change? We don’t think so!
But first Gina Citoli set the stage with her blues tune, "Natural order of things", followed by Tamara, our resident witch, who joined us to clue everyone in on Beltane, the celebration that came waaaay before Easter, Passover or International Workers Day. We didn't erect a maypole in the studio....umm...hmm..not much room for that and we guessed the traditional bonfire was REALLY out of the question!
Speaking of May Day, d.o. couldn't resist sounding-off about his hometown's move toward total build-out. His commentary Leverett residents celebrate May Day by trashing the town" gave us the impression that all those raised septic mounds really do stink!
Then it was on to our regular Bush bashing (they give us so much to work with!) We checked-out King George and the court’s latest attacks on the planet and You! Of course, their neocon friends on the Hill weren't spared either: witness the House Repugnicans handing over $5 billion in tax breaks to Big Oil even as they make record profits and YOU empty out yur' piggybank to fill-up at the pump. And hey, checkout these clowns: talking fuel economy and driving around DC in their SUVs!
On the Bus Stop Billboard this week:
The Bees are here! Checkout the tour
Wednesday,May 3rd at Williams College Central Courtyard at 4:15pm in Williamstown.
Thursday, May 4th at Simmons College, Main College Building 3rd
Floor, 300 The Fenway, Boston at 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 7 pm. at First Churches, Northampton, MA. Our own Harvey Wasserman on SOLARTOPIA: WHY WE CAN'T WAIT! Closing Nuclear Power Plants & Opening the Door to Renewables
Sunday, MAY 14, 2006 NOON TO 2 PM. MOTHER'S DAY FOR MOTHER EARTH
Come to the annual Mothers Day Peace & Justice March
A WORLD FOR THE CHILDREN - PEACE JUSTICE TRUE DEMOCRACY
JUST/ SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY DIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
11:45 AM meet at the Bridge Street School in Northampton
12 NOON, march downtown for a speakout of prose, poems & song.
Next time around: Eleanor rejoins us to go head-to-head with Tina Clarke of Clean Water Action on the industrial windpower issue. Also a looooong set by Para Noise with a reasonable request concerning the King.