aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, September 29, 2006
I can only say again that closet cases are dangerous. It’s not that an out proud gay man would never do it, but he’d certainly be less likely. And he wouldn’t get away with passing bad laws to cover his own tracks.
If Hastert knew a year ago, he should most certainly pay too.
LATER: See also, On the Closet.
Broadcasting, podcasting, TV & Video blogging
In the tussle over “podcasting,” I vote “broadcasting.”
And if the definition of TV is up for grabs, I vote take it.
Demand a Green Apple
We love Apple. Apple knows more about “clean” design than anybody, right? So why do Macs, iPods, iBooks and the rest of their product range contain hazardous substances that other companies have abandoned? A cutting edge company shouldn’t be cutting lives short by exposing children in China and India to dangerous chemicals. That’s why we Apple fans need to demand a new, cool product: a greener Apple
Sonny done it
The newest member of the state Board of Natural Resources, which oversees enforcement of the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, is a paid consultant for Georgia Power, the state’s single largest polluter and water user.
William “Bill” Archer III said this week he sees no conflict between his $200,000-a-year consultant’s fee for the power company and his service on the board that sets environmental policies and votes on air and water regulations. Neither does Gov. Sonny Perdue, who appointed Archer to the board in June. But others say it’s inappropriate.
Archer’s three-year consulting contract with Georgia Power requires its former executive vice president to “promote the best interests of the Company.” Archer had worked for the utility for 35 years and was a top officer when he retired in March.
Given how much Sonny likes land, this comes as no suprise.