Tuesday :: Jun 26, 2007

Open Thread


by Mary

Orcinus has some excellent pieces to check out. One from David as he reflects what it was like to be part of the Dreams Across America tour going from LA to DC. (David's series on this tour can be found here, here, here, here, here and here.)

The other comes from Sara who wrote about a Thom Hartman speech she attended. So what's he say about our politicians?

Politicians, Hartmann told us, don't initiate change. Invariably, they wait for a parade to form, and then get out in front of it and claim it as their own. "If enough of us create the parade -- I 100% guarantee it, because it's always happened this way -- some politician will run out in front of it, hoist up his flag, and say "This is my parade!"

Wise man. This is exactly what Daniel Kammen, founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley, said in tonight's It's Your World show about politicians today who are hungry for more policies and ways they can help with global warming. (Not yet online.) They will follow our lead.

Okay, your turn.

Mary :: 12:04 AM :: Comments (4) :: Digg It!