Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In Bangkok...and do away with VILSACK.

A LONG 18 hour flight, which wasnt so bad
because of the comfortable seats available on
Thai Airways and some semi-decent movies
to pass the time...I usually cant read too much
on planes because it makes me sleepier than normal,
so the movies and documentary TV shows helped a bunch.

We are staying at Baan Dinso, which I would HIGHLY
recommend to anyone coming here. Only $50 a night,
and totally amazing, clean, and comfortable.

Havent explored much yet...today is the day for that.

Viktoria Gomez sent me a link to a petition
to block the appointee of the Secretary of Agriculture.
I was so hopeful for Obama, and still am, but his pick
for this post is a TOTAL SLAP IN THE FACE.

The guy is Monsanto through and through,
and either Barack is lying about pushing for organic
farmers or he is trying to convert those who are
set on destroying diversity and patenting every
living thing on the planet.

Hate is strong word, but those men and women
who are so afflicted with the disease of greed will
do whatever it takes to make money by abusing
honest farmers and poisoning this planet...
for them....I say...I um...wish you would change,
for the sake of your own soul.

Check the link here, sign the petition.


I cried when Obama won...seriously, I was
so overjoyed that someone who believed in
equality for gay people could be elected,
and the hope for a positive future just overwhelmed
me at the moment.

But the jury is still out on him as far
as I am concerned...I will not hold my tongue
or hold back from typing my opinion.

This is from the site...six reasons to say no to this guy:

-Vilsack has been a strong supporter of genetically engineered crops,
including bio-pharmaceutical corn:

-The biggest biotechnology industry group, the Biotechnology Industry
Organization, named Vilsack Governor of the Year. He was also the founder
and former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership.

-When Vilsack created the Iowa Values Fund, his first poster child of
economic development potential was Trans Ova and their pursuit of cloning
dairy cows.

-The undemocratic and highly unpopular 2005 seed pre-emption bill was
Vilsack's brainchild. The law strips local government¹s right to regulate
Genetically Engineered seed.

-Vilsack is an ardent supporter of corn and soy-based biofuels, which use as
much or more fossil energy to produce them as they generate, while driving
up world food prices and literally starving the poor.

We pledge to continue working for a just and sustainable food and farming
system. We urge Congress and the office of the President-Elect to consider
appointing a Secretary of Agriculture that will advance a sustainable and
just future.

Thats it...Im floored. I cant believe this! What a BAD CHOICE.
Why isnt everyone pissed off about this??

Off to explore...but check that link out and do whats right.

Vilsack is a corporate tool of greed...lets do away with him.