• AdLib : Sleep well, CL! Once again, you’ve earned that and a long vacation on a beach somewhere sipping drinks with umbrellas in them! Night!

  • choicelady : OK dear friend – I’m packing it in. The siren call of sleep is too overwhelming to ignore! Have a lovely weekend, stay clear of smokey air, and we’ll talk soon. Be well!

  • AdLib : CL – Heh! Yep, a good policy not to be caught up in the gears of the machinery you put together! I’d call it “Step One”! That sounds great!

  • choicelady : AdLib – LOL!! By August I also should have the health care grant well in hand, mostly driven by others, so I can go back to HOPE full tilt along with union coops and make my focus stronger. I will have to do SOME health care stuff, but I want it to become a well oiled machine with me NOT caught in the gears!

  • AdLib : CL – Right! I forgot!!! The wheels of the legislature turn slowly…and that’s even too flattering!

  • choicelady : Oh – as noted from my conversation with (OK – brain freeze – the woman I saw last week in his office) she recommends we talk AFTER budget and the break which means August. That is very common, and I’m glad she thinks we’re in the rota then. It was VERY heartening. Right now with the May Revise coming, the fights over the increased money, etc., this is a bad time to do ANYTHING. But she was encouraging!

  • AdLib : CL – The thing is, there’s no way to promote the concept of doing something selflessly because giving attention to someone who has done so…completely defeats the purpose!

  • AdLib : Will do CL, you get some rest, you’ve had a very long day! Before you go, any idea on when we might here something from Steinberg?

  • choicelady : AdLib – I DO agree about the selfishness of acting to be seen acting. We ALL want and need support for what we do, but doing it for ONLY celebrity or notoriety is just slimy.

  • choicelady : AdLib – I hate to say, but after getting home so late and having several meetings today, I think I’m packing it in. I’m sorry if Murph arrives after I go – please tell him I say HI if he shows up?

  • AdLib : Night Funk! Get some rest and you have a great weekend too!

  • AdLib : CL – There are still those who can commit to a principle due to principle but in this Facebook age, there are so many Celebrity Altruists who do something just to be able to paint an image of themselves. I learned when I was young that if a deed isn’t done purely for the deed, it isn’t philosophically a good deed. Not to say it doesn’t help someone but if a deed is done for self-gratificati on, it is a selfish act.

  • choicelady : Good night, funk! Hope maybe we can meet on one of these trips to Lummi. I will keep you posted. Keep us informed about your DC trip – sounds GREAT.

  • funksands : Folks I have to retire, I was up way to early this morning. Have a fabulous weekend!

  • choicelady : Sorry – bourgeois.Finger dyslexia is upon me.

  • funksands : Ad, for sure. I think every writer/blogger/t yper worries whether or not something they find interesting is of interest to others.

  • choicelady : AdLib – Yup. All about him. The victim. He will dine out on that story for weeks. Bougeois older guy cuts off precious little him. A good friend, a founder of ACORN, told me yesterday that he worries about younger activists all of whom talk about having to promote their “brand”. They don’t even realize they turned Marxian ‘fetishism of commodities’ on themselves. Brand? BRAND??? What about doing something for others just because it’s the RIGHT THING TO DO? Feh!

  • AdLib : CL – That’s the truth!

  • AdLib : Funk – New ideas are fascinating to me and I think many here.

  • choicelady : funk – Well, PPOV readers are the 2 out of 10, so you’re home free! I look forward to it!

  • AdLib : CL – It is such a roll of the dice with people, some can be so thoughtful and kind and others can be so ignorant and uncaring. Today, was walking to an ATM, 5 feet away, a guy on a bike pedals up in front of me, hops off his bike and stands in front of me. The lady at the ATM leaves, I walk around him to the ATM and guess what he says, “Yeah, go ahead and cut me off.” Yep…

  • funksands : But on this site at 6 of those 8 people will be polite and tell me its wonderful [smiley]

  • funksands : Ad, already in the hopper. I really hesitate writing about something that’s a bit out of the box until I’ve looked at it from every angle. I’m sold. It’s incredibly exciting when you learn something that changes you views about how the world works. I’m exagerrating a little, but it’s pretty cool. Of course 8 of 10 people will find it frightfully boring.

  • choicelady : funk – oh that the library WERE built of the brush he claimed to have ‘cleared’ from the ranch!

  • AdLib : Funk, you were thinking of writing an article about financial matters, how about this?

  • funksands : I think his library is built entirely with reclaimed old-growth brush.

  • choicelady : AdLib – All is revealed! Never realized Hackenbush was a fully related name like that!!! Wow!

  • choicelady : AdLib – I don’t mind the 4th floor so long as there is an elevator! I had my wheelchair bound Dad on a flight and asked one of the security people how to get him down to baggage, and he pointed to the escalator. He thought he was funny. I honestly have rarely been that angry.

  • AdLib : CL Which is why his nickname was Hackenbush.

  • choicelady : AdLib – being practiced hacks is why there were SO good at hacking under Bush!