Sunday, April 23, 2006

Weekend links

Lawmakers, rights panel pushed to require contraceptive coverage
As much as it angered me to work for a "religious" company that covered viagra but not my ortho novum, I don't know about this. I can't say that it's right to mandate what a company should and should not pay for in prescription coverage.

Neil Young's LIVING WITH WAR: 'It may just be the Fahrenheit 9/11 of rock' Also, I read here that the CD will be available for free listening online at Young's site starting April 28.

Patriotism is Truth, Today as in Vietnam
At last John Kerry speaks.

Global warming hitting home -- and the future looks warmer yet This from my home town Muskegon. I remember ice skating on Muskegon Lake. I wonder how long it's been since kids have done that?

Drivers Pawning Posessions For Gas Money Jeez, there's an idea to tide me over till I get that next freelance check. I paid $2.95 last week ...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Now I'm a lefty, too

Back in February I posted that this was now an "official" MI/Lib Dem blog, after Michigan Liberal listed me on their blogroll.

Well, now I see someone's added me to the Michigan blogroll on leftyblogs, too. For which I say, "Hey, thanks!"

See, I didn't even try to submit Coit Avenue to what I thought were lefty's pretty stringent standards. You have to post mostly about state and local politics. You have to post "original" content. And they "reserve the right to accept or reject any submission." Sheesh -- harsh! Besides, I thought, why bother when there are so many bloggers around the state who are more thoughtful, on-topic, and prolific than I am?

But now, thanks to someone, this blog is being scanned daily along with all the others -- 39 in Michigan and 1444 nationwide, as of today.

Which means I'd better quit slacking and get posting. We got a gubernatorial race goin' on here!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Chomsky interviewed on Democracy Now

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! has a fantastic two-part interview with linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky. He's talking about his new book, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and Assault on Democracy. The podcasts from Friday and Monday are available at iTunes.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Weekend links

Profit jumps don't = worker's paradise
Corporations are posting record profits so why aren't we all celebrating in the streets?

In wealth, DeVos runs in 1st place - He'd make a rich governor With estimates of his net worth starting at around $500 mil, he's one rich sonny-boy.

Analysts surprised Delphi would close profitable Coopersville plant That's 40% of Coopersville's jobs.

FBI Keeps Watch on Activists Because those folks feeding vegetarian meals to the homeless just might be terrorists, ya know.