Of Nukes and Nerds
In the words of Gyptian, "These Are Some Serious Times." Warm weather may lighten the mood, but...
It was especially poignant to see the inscription on the statue of former Michigan "War Governor" Austin Blair in front of the Capitol amidst protesters against Gov. "Rick" Snyder's bogus agenda. To wit, the passage below underscoring the shared nature of power in our state government.
Michigan has multiple nuclear reactors, one of which is the same model as the facility currently causing mayhem in Japan. Meanwhile, Michigan's governor is making a power grab to blight local governance.
Humanity and our ecological underpinnings cannot pay the cost of either fossil or nuclear fuel except with our own extinction. Renewable energy sources may not have the most powerful lobbies, but we don't need a tsunami for a reactor to blow right here in the Great Lakes state.
Our current governor (for how long?) is unashamedly selling out the working class for the benefit of the rich. No surprise there, that's been Republican's M.O. for my whole life. Spineless Democrats with no fight in them are no less pathetic or reprehensible, but the outright exploitation perpetrated by the GOP surely is more focused, debased form of political scumbaggery. Sigh. I guess the signs say it better.