Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Rocky Gets Props from Franken

The Al Franken Show is broadcasting from Boulder, CO today. Franken and Boulder Mayor Mark Ruzzin just had a somewhat lengthy conversation about Rocky Anderson and his environmental initiatives. Ruzzin had nothing but nice words about Rocky's greening acheivements and commented on how they are all the more commendable given the political climate Rocky has to operate in.

What in the world does Ruzzin mean by that?

It couldn't be, say

-Legislative Republicans calling the Sierra Club and Utahns for Better Transportation "terrorists;"

-The Mormon majority, who controls all levers of power in Utah and can't help themselves to complain about how much they are discriminated against, all the while seeking to oppress gays, lesbians, women, and anyone else who doesn't fit the new-and-improved Mormon version of "the family" (apparently now it features just one wife!);

-The Mormon newspaper going after the Mayor's expense account solely because it contained charges for alcoholic beverages (meanwhile, no other politician's expenses are scrutinized because they presumably stick to Diet Cokes);

-The Republican-orchestrated kangaroo court that tried to paint the (privately funded) traditional diplomatic activities between Olympic host cities as corrupt;

-The highest approval rating in the country for a President that has committed some of the most grave errors in American history;

-A senior Senator who admonishes everyone who holds different views than him as being "immoral" yet gleefully votes for the torture of non-convicted detainees.

Hmmm, torture. Stamping out dissent and labeling it as immoral. Attacking those who challenge the status quo. Sounds pretty Talibany to me.

4 Comments:

Blogger CapitalCarnage said...

Shawn,
I am a first time readers so sorry if I ask old questions. What is your history with the Mormon church and Utah? Ex-Mormon, Never a Mormon? Raised in Utah, Moved Here? Not that any of this matters as far as what you write, I will admit you have quite a flare, I am just curious.
Thanks
Chayce

10:34 AM  
Blogger Mike Jones said...

Shawn: How do you really feel about Utah culture? It was hard to tell from your post.

mike .

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Red said...

I had nothing but nice things to say about Rocky's issues, until I met the guy.

His issues may be solid but the man is a dickfor.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Joseph Smith, Jr. said...

Interesting blog. Enjoyed reading it.

Sincerely,

Joseph Smith Jr.
LDS
http://www.whatismormonism.com

6:17 AM  

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