Don’t let California Backslide to More Dirty Energy -
I just signed the petition “Don’t let California Backslide to More Dirty Energy” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.
This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding.
Our electric utility, SDG&E, plans to replace the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant with massive amounts of new gas power – through an insider deal that doesn’t allow clean energy options to compete. This rush for more fossil power would come at a major cost to energy customers, public health and our climate. Help us urge state regulators to reject this reckless plan and send a clear message to all the utilities that California is committed to clean energy.
We can meet California’s energy needs reliably and affordably with clean energy, yet SDG&E is pushing a proposal that would lock in huge amounts of unnecessary, expensive and polluting fossil power for years to come.
This natural gas bonanza carries a big price tag for our climate. We’ve already seen an increase in climate pollution from natural gas generation in the wake of San Onofre closing. Permanently increasing our dependence on fossil power would put California even father behind on our carbon reduction and clean energy targets.
Sign the petition to stop this dirty energy proposal in its tracks, and send a clear message to all California utilities that energy consumers demand clean affordable energy options.
This housing at from L.A. Craigslist is absolutely Linsane.
Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 | NYT
Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.
“I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”
If you have 9 minutes, you can hear what they are talking about in this hilarious interview.
My suggestion(s) to support child refugees from Central America -
The kids need help. You have to speak up for them - check out my post on the other blog
Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is putting her money where her mouth is when it comes to her decision to terminate the city’s contract with Gordon College.
They handle witch hunts differently in Salem in the 21st Century.
Since 2009, Kings of Leon have cussed out their own fans, walked out of a show after getting shit on by pigeons, and dissed the TV program Glee to such an extent that Sir Elton John called them “assholes.” Caleb Followill admitted to Britain’s Telegraph in 2010 that he was only sober for “the first 30 minutes of every day” — adding that once he started drinking, “there’s a level of brutal honesty, if not pure meanness.” At a gig in Dallas in 2011, Caleb announced he was going offstage “to vomit” and never returned. Their tour was later canceled, with “exhaustion” given as the reason. (In a 2013 interview, again with the Telegraph, Caleb said he’d quit drinking, although he also denied rumors that he’d gone to rehab.)
And that’s the context for the story we learned from two former Tonight Show interns, who independently confirmed the details. (Both asked not to be named since they still work in the entertainment industry.)
According to the interns, things got even more sore after the sound-check. When Kings of Leon went to their dressing room, they had a spread of food and wine waiting for them, as requested in their contract. But the band refused to touch it until they had ceramic plates and actual stemware.
One intern was instructed to wash glass stemware dug up out of a prop room. The other recalls someone making a run to a nearby store to purchase plates. (For the record, this wasn’t the first time they made extra hospitality demands at a show.)
Then one of the interns made the mistake of making eye contact with Caleb Followill in the hallway. “Hey, I really liked your new album!” the starstruck intern told him.
Followill (allegedly) scowled, and then shoved the intern aside as he passed.
Later, one of the interns says, Tonight Show staff members responsible for cleaning the dressing room reported that the place had been trashed. Drink and food were spilled everywhere, and food was ground into the carpet, almost as if it had been done intentionally.
“It was unbelievable,” the intern says. “I used to like them. But now anytime I hear their songs it triggers a horrible memory.” —