• GM, dinerzens. Glad to see the place back on line. Have a great day, everyone. I’m off to more dragon slaying, per usual.

  • You know how I feel. Glad to see you out and still fighting, no regrets, JK.

    Thanks to you too, Kevin.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Around the World

    2015-02-05 08:12:09View | Delete

    GM, Ruth and dinerzens. Thanks for the postnhost.

    I have not followed the story too closely, too horrific for me, but it seems like ISIS has made more enemies than friends with this death in a cage.

    Glad to see Barrett Brown has a sense of humor about the horrors he is going to see. Ironic that Jon Kiriakou is out. We need truth telling everywhere.

    Gotta go get on the battles of ABQ this morning. Hope all have a good day.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

    2015-02-03 00:47:34View | Delete

    GN, CT.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

    2015-02-03 00:47:11View | Delete

    A lot of lawlessness going on here, without my doing anything.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

    2015-02-03 00:39:18View | Delete

    Well, I don’t have any probation, so I could be lawless again at any moment!

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

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    He did it with a straight face. Pretty great, huh?

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

    2015-02-03 00:12:37View | Delete

    Also, did you hear that at the trial last week, the judge sentenced everyone to do 24-hours of continued activism?

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

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    Aloha, Tut! I am so glad to know that John K is getting halfway out tomorrow! A good day!

  • Feb. 3! Awesome. AT last.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

    2015-02-02 08:55:24View | Delete

    I gotta run. Hope everyone has a great day. Thanks again, BT.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

    2015-02-02 08:53:52View | Delete

    Yesterday I attended an event where a panel of activists from Ferguson told their stories. One of the young men had to get permission of his parole officer in order to travel for this. He said he had been institutionalized in jail to the mindset that jail was all he could expect. This was his first trip on a plane, out of his home town. Activism not only saved him, it gave him a whole new life. It was fantastic.

    I imagine so many people in those circumstances never get a chance at anything other than hopelessness. He said before activism, he just “existed.” He is living now.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

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    The CAO and Mayor’s security detail were in court for this, so they had to see it go down. It was wonderful. On top of the Rolling Stone and New Yorker articles, it was a hard week for them.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

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    I don’t really know what the prosecutors thought of the sentence. One of the defendants made a list of all her activities since our arrest, and it was hundreds of hours, including “The People’s Lapel” which is our effort to record what is going on with police because they won’t do it.

    The judge was pulled from retirement because I guess none of the sitting judges wanted to deal with either or both the DA’s office or the police/administration. He took a look at the inventory and said, “You have to start from today, but continue your activities.” (in re: the 24-hours of community service. Then he did same for all the rest. It was wonderful.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

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    GM, diners. Thanks for the Fuku update, Bt.

    I heard about that yesterday. Let’s hope they don’t try to make it a national holiday.

    On Friday the last of the Mayor’s office sit-in defendants were sentenced to 24-hours of community service by “continuing your activities.” IOW, 24-hours of more protesting.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Around the World

    2015-01-29 08:23:46View | Delete

    Link to New Yorker, “Letter From Albuquerque.”

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Around the World

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    Thanks for the postnhost, Ruth. We are supposed to get cold again here. I’ll be on the road today.

    Tomorrow is trial of last of the protesters from Mayor’s office. It was joined, a jury trial, just 3 of 13 still in the game. Mayor looking bad from New Yorker article, the judge gave a $4M settlement in the civil suit it features.

  • We finally got rid of DP in NM, but it is hard to keep the revenge-bound from trying to bring it back. It is not a deterrent, it is not cost-effective, and the only purpose it then serves is for revenge. Some people want that, but even those who have lusted for it for the killers of their beloved find there is no relief in it.

    All in all, a bad game.

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Shopping

    2015-01-27 06:28:49View | Delete

    GM, and thanks for a good topic. I guess there will be a dearth of shopping where the storm hits?

    I am not much of a consumer by US standards, but I do buy my share of construction/re-model supplies. And cat food and litter. . .try to shop local for groceries, but I know all of these are big industries and very different from what we had when I was a kid. I recall we used a big (old) cake pan with dirt in it for a cat box. Mostly the cat went outdoors, but we were not living in a big city.

    I hope everyone has a great day!

  • bgrothus commented on the blog post Over Easy: Fukushima Update

    2015-01-26 08:45:12View | Delete

    The junior bald was quite a sight the other day. I am always scanning for big birds. Yesterday I saw a hawk having dinner in a tree right next to a busy street. I did not realize that red tails are rare here in the winter. I guess that is why they were all over in TX when I was there, more than I have ever seen anywhere, and they are regulars on my road trips. Normally I count and clock them by mileage. I am used to seeing them about every 10 miles, but it was every mile or two at most when we drove in TX that week.

    There was a pair of what I think were ferruginous hawks one day, but it is possible what I saw were rough legged. Never got a good look at the tails.

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