No Bull—Rocky’s The Man
After 30 years of watching our great country fall into political decay, I wonder if our leaders will ever learn? I guess they won't!
That's why I left the Democratic Party and joined the Progressives. I'm supporting Rocky Anderson for the next President of the United States!
When I heard him speak a few weeks ago, I knew this was the man who could turn this country around. I urge you to please check out his website, VoteRocky.org.
I believe he could very well be the next FDR.
Santa Cruz County
From The Web
Not My Occupy
[RE: “Occupy Santa Cruz: Down But Not Out,” June 27]: I’m all for self-expression, belief in one’s ideals, and truth. And for those reasons, I appreciate the truths of this article.
The truth is that Occupy Santa Cruz is not representative of the 99 percent of us. The truth is it’s the same tiny group of anarchists who make all the headlines and attend all the protests but don’t represent the beliefs of my community. Fewer than two dozen, if that. A splinter group in the larger picture that is the Santa Cruz Community. No more numerous or significant than the Quakers, or fundamentalist Hassidics, or Wiccans. Louder and more eager for publicity, perhaps; but absolutely no larger or more representative of Santa Cruz.
I’m all for Brad wearing his topcoat and joyously hopscotching while Frey quotes legal precedents; if those are their ideals and beliefs and how they wish to express them, then more power to them.
But please, stop insulting my intelligence with your protestations and claims that your represent the majority of us. Not truth. And stop taking credit for representing me and my 99 percent colleagues. You don’t.
I’ll speak for myself, and thank you not to.
Who’s “Brad”? Ezra Pound tells us that Confucius says we should “get names and titles straight.” Good advice. Careless reading may lead to misinformation and confused thinking. The man’s name is Brent Adams. (And furthermore, that was “tailcoat,” not “topcoat.”)
[RE: “Time Banks Use Services as Currency,” June 20]: I heard about this idea many years ago. It sounded great then and it sounds great now. To have a plan that benefits people both financially and socially is the best of all possible worlds.
To quote the article:
“We need to change the way we live, study what we love, joyfully engage with this life and stop competing as consumers, or our jobs and our industry will keep destroying the planet.”
I’ve never heard it put so well.
From The Editor
After 32 years of meeting weekly deadlines, even as his other projects (“The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) became wildly successful, cartoonist Matt Groening is hanging up the rabbit ears and retiring “Life in Hell.” (Read Richard von Busack’s interview with Groening at www.santacruz.com.) He’s a classic, and he’ll be missed.
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