Rain came just in time and made the air safe for everyone to breathe.
|Former home of long waits for cold pizza on paper plates|
Forest fires make for nice sunsets. For a picture of the fire check out http://sheltonprogressive.blogspot.com it is a really impressive picture of the smoke as viewed from Port Orchard.
Jack Miles is running for re-election as Port Commissioner for the
Port of Shelton. He fought with the people to stop the ADAGE biomass
plant from coming to Shelton. He has been to quite a few biomass
protests in Olympia, Seattle and Shelton. He has always been the
people's voice at the Port in all matters. But the other two
commissioners and their friends or business partners want Jack out, so
they or their friends have started a web page and domain with the sole
purpose of trashing Jack Miles. I don't know if this kind of thing
is even legal, and who ever is running it is hiding behind some sort
of proxy domain server. The page is here
Jack Miles own page is here:
Jack Miles Military record and many other things are called into
question. Jack says he was discharged from the Marines for refusing
to give up the names of gay service members. It's all very
complicated and Jack is certainly a human being with flaws just like
the rest of us, but this attack is just plain dirty politics.
I know that Jack Miles is a good person who has done an amazing job of
standing his ground at the Port, but the powers that be are working
hard to grind him down. What can we do to support Jack? The
pressure is getting to him and bullies are getting their way. What
can be done about this?
Continuing with Berd's shopping cart theme. These are Safeway shopping carts in Shelton's Goldsborough Creek. A local man named Mark, likes to go around and gather up all the stray shopping carts in town and return them to Safeway. Five minutes after I saw these carts in the creek I saw Mark standing in line at the food bank, Mark said he might fish the carts out of the creek later. The line at the food bank was very long but the folks standing in line seemed to be in good spirits.