Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Politics and climate change

Last week, when I began trying to put together political topics as video discussions, I did this one first. It's a learning process to do these videos. I thought about redoing this one with the better webcam but figured the very nature of it being first deserved to be kept. Perfect? No but then no discussion video, that I have done, ever has been. Always there is something that I could tweak but then if I redo it, it ends up something else. But in this case, it's what was said that matters most to me.

There are other issues today that are important-- like voting rights which just amazes  me what the Supreme Court did and how they tried to justify it. It's disgusting; but in terms of what matters the most to me and I think should to all of us-- it's something else, something bigger. What is coming?

Unfortunately, climate change has become a partisan issue when it should never be, not to anybody who has looked at earth history as well as science. The choices we make now will impact ourselves and future generations more than anything else we do.

As Obama said-- We don't have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.


Rain Trueax said...

And after yesterday's downer, this was a good day for Civil Rights with the Court's recognition of gay marriage. In the other, Congress needs to get on the ball; and if they don't, Americans need to remember voting rights when they vote in 2014! For now I am smiling :)

Rain Trueax said...

Those four though, the two that Bush appointed, they will still do all they can to take away Civil Rights from all of us. Who gets to appoint Supreme Court Justices is a big f------ deal! Americans better not forget it as one more like Alito, Thomas, Scalia and Roberts and this would've gone the other way!

Hattie said...

Rain: My service is not letting me run the video, but when it comes back up I'll watch it.

Diane Widler Wenzel said...

Yes, Don fixed the falsh reader issue and I viewed your video here. Oh my, So many more possibilities to talk politics via video!!

Rain Trueax said...

I am getting a feel for what works with videos and what doesn't, Diane. It's definitely a learning process but nice to have something to challenge a person at any age, I think ;)