Blog Archive

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Mountain Top Removal Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Well, we went to the mountain and the mountain was gone. We get a call-in from Vernon Haltom and maybe Judy Bonds from Coal River Mountain Watch on the grim subject of King Coal and mountain top removal, a truly bogus way to mine coal. As always we’ll check-in with Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and the McSame campaign to see what sort of lame games they’re up to. We’ll get the Enviro Show Quote of the week and some news from the Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for.......Revenge of the Critters! An Enviro Show video blog special! Elephant seal trashes cars! Another good reason to use a bike!

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Ed Abbey: “Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers--obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.”
Very timely, no? Go Ed!

OK, Glen, hasn’t this gone on long enough? How long before they’re gone anyway? How much more damage can they do?? As we all know by now, the Bush regime wants Congress to give his administration $700 billion dollars to bailout Wall Street, but did you know that the White House blocked the states when they tried to stop predatory lending? Of course we love the blame-game when it comes to the corporados, but how about solutions? Thom Hartmann, Friends of the Earth and others have proposed that a Tobin-style tax on stock trading, options, futures, swaps, and currency trading should be introduced to curb excessive speculation and promote longer-term investing that serves the real economy. Tobin-style tax revenue could be used to help pay for the bailout and address critical social and environmental needs. AND our Enviro Show Blog special Sarah Barracuda’s dead lake.

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber Grist asks: Is the financial crisis more dire than the climate crisis? And this: Response to financial crisis must address climate crisis too. O, and get THIS, Gore-Al is advocating civil disobedience in response to the climate crisis! Whoa, Al! Why didn't you think of that eight years ago in Florida??

Let's checkout what's posted on the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday October 2, 4:30pm, Micheal Ratner, Can the Constitution be saved? Neilson Room, Smith College, Rt 9, Northampton. Lecture: “The First 100 Days: Restoring Our Constitution”. Info: Smith Democrats, 585-4570.
7pm, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St (Routes 116 at 47), in the Village Commons, S Hadley. Info, to reserve a seat: 534-7307.

Friday, October 3 at 7 pm. “CLIMATE OF HOPE”
AND welcome two speakers from Australia - leading activists who will share their stories of experiences on four continents working in opposition to nuclear power and nuclear energy. Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Amherst.(just off the Common) Call 413-256-1760

Friday, Oct. 3, 7pm. Film screening. “Bus Riders Union," directed by Haskell Wexler. At the Media Education Foundation, Center St., Northampton. 584-3158.

Friday October 3:Noon, Ratner at Western New England College School of Law, enter off Bradley Rd at Wilbraham Rd, Springfield. Info: 782-1522.

Saturday, October 4, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Screening of “The End of Suburbia” at the Grace Episcopal Church, on the Amherst, MA common. Pioneer Valley Relocalization Project in Amherst. Call 413-256-6044.

That'll do it for this week. Next time we checkout the Westfield River and the proposed Russell Biomass plant. Meanwhile, enjoy the Bush Depression and industrial collapse. All right you guys, since we're all in this together, remember: listen to your Mother! (and save those seeds).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Community Enviro Health Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. We’ve been focusing on the community's health here lately with regard to the proposed expansion of the Northampton dump over the Barnes Aquifer and tonight we’ll be hearing from author/activist, Jeff Conant whose recent book "A Community Guide to Environmental Health" seems right up our alley. As always we’ll be checking in on Darth Cheney, the boy emperor, John McSame and Sarah Barracuda (all prime suspects in an organized criminal enterprise disguised as a political party). We’ll checkout some news on the Enviro Show Echo Chamber and have the Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for...Revenge of the Critters! Deer attacks hunter and lawn chair!

Glen? Is it safe to come out yet? Will we ever be rid of the Bush regime? What if John McSame & Caribou Barbie steal the election? Will the Dark Lord continue his rein? We posted the candidates enviro programs on the Indymedia Climate site. Suffice it to say, the McSame/Palin plan is shall we say? Malnourished? Are we surprised that Grampy McSame (pssst, he’s crazy) failed to mention the climate crisis during his acceptance speech at the RNC? They did however have a group chant: "drill baby, drill!" (is this a Hollywood movie we're in??). We can’t make this stuff up! Once again we find ourselves quoting Thomas Friedman (sorry) who hits the nail on the head regarding McSame: "John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil". (Thomas must’ve been listening to our show!) ALSO, that’s the Bush regime’s Minerals Management Service that was caught with their pants down recently. We thought the Repugnicans were God-fearing folk! Drugs? Sex? Graft and corruption? We are shocked, shocked we say!

"The American War" by Simone White takes us to The Enviro Show Quote of the Week which comes from former president Dwight Eisenhower. This is in recognition of Hurricane Ike and the warmongering comments of the Repugnican Vice Presidential candidate with regard to Russia. We'll hear it in Ike's own words.

In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout Climate Indymedia for a report on the Biotechnology Industry designing nightmare biofuels. AND, speaking of nightmares, checkout this bone-chilling video for our Enviro Show Blog Bonus. And a SPECIAL Blog ACTION Bonus for you is here. FINALLY, this from the New York Times: Dems cave on offshore drilling ban. (groan) And speaking of offshore, the HIGHLY endangered North Atlantic Right Whale needs your HELP!.

On the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, September 17. National Call-in Day. Stop unlimited loan guarantees for construction of new nuclear reactors! Stop the offshore oil drilling give-away! Call the Senators at 202-224-2131 or (800) 828 – 0498 or (800) 614 – 2803.

Thursday, Sept. 18 & 25; 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil!! Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT. We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed. Come join US!! for more info 802-387-4060.

Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Amherst Bike Fair on the Amherst Town Common. Contact Mary Wentworth for The Commons Group 413/256-6005.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 @ 7:00 PM. Regional landfill expansion health study forum & meeting. JFK Middle School Community Room. Info at:

Wednesday September 24, 5-6:30pm, ARE "GREEN JOBS" UNION & COMMUNITY JOBS? Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Networking and sharing by the Western Mass. Green Economy Working Group. Info: Jon Weissman, 827-0301, or Eduardo Suarez, 335-6224,

Wednesday September 24, 7pm, TAKING CONTROL OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY: GROWING A NEW VISION FOR SPRINGFIELD. Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St, Springfield. What if we could make sure that everyone in our community had access to healthy, delicious, low-cost food? Springfield. Info: 734-4948,

Sunday, September 28, All day at Look Park. Bike Fest ’08. Parade, group rides, special events. Go to: for more info and cool visuals or call 413-204-0393.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7 PM. Climate of Hope. A 25 minute video on climate change, the nuclear fuel chair and the remarkable energy revolution that is underway. GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Parish Hall, Spring St., near the Common) in AMHERST.

That does it for this week. Check us out next time for a look at animal rights, and remember to LISTEN TO YOU MOTHER! O, by the way: Momma needs Obama!! (Remember, you heard it here first).

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Bush bullshits nation for Big Oil…..again

On Saturday, during his regular radio address, George Bush once again played the coastal drilling card for his fellow corporados in Big Oil. We are not surprised. It was on the floor of the Repugnican National Convention last week that we witnessed the drones chanting "drill baby, drill". It seems if the Party of Big Oil had its way we’d see the sprawl of oil rigs off all our coastlines; maybe cropping up in national parks as well.

Bush claimed "the Outer Continental Shelf could eventually produce nearly 10 years' worth of U.S. oil production", when in fact only under three years worth is estimated by the Energy Information Administration. Experts also point out that lifting the congressional ban on offshore drilling would not produce more oil for five to seven years.
Also, Bush once again attempted to blame the Dems for ignoring the public's demand for relief from high energy prices, when in fact it has been the Repugnicans who have held up action in congress. As noted in the Dems radio response to Bush’s address, even Repugs like T-bone Pickens note that "we can’t drill our way out of this mess". But when the Dems tried to put the screws to oil speculators raising prices at the pump or to pressure Big Oil to "use it or lose it" with their existing leases, the Party of Big Oil gridlocks congress with tactics familiar to anyone who ever had to endure College Repugnicans. In fact, it is the GOP that now has the all-time record for the most filibusters in congress. Voters should remember that the next time some Repugnican goes off about a "do-nothing congress"!