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Reflections on attending I Love Mountains day

Daniel, the 24 year old, with Unitarian Universalists at I Love Mountains march in Frankfort on February 17. Photo courtesy of  Stacey Stone.

Daniel, the 24 year old, with Unitarian Universalists at I Love Mountains march in Frankfort on February 17. Photo courtesy of
Stacey Stone.

By Joseph G. Anthony

Daniel, my 24 year old, was happy to be a part of the annual Frankfort “I Love Mountains” rally and march organized by the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. He wasn’t, however, thrilled to be carrying the Methodist sign—(the Methodists had more signs than people). He kept trying to hand it off to me as we paraded up to the capitol steps and settled in for a rally. But I’m a well-lapsed Catholic, current Unitarian-Universalist. I need no other religious affiliation.

The U.U.’s and other faiths were well represented.  It was a big, enthusiastic crowd. And the February day kept acting like it was early April. All that coal-induced global warming has its plusses.  After the marching, we were ready for speeches. Continue reading »

 

Hints at return trip to Frankfort

NoC Newswire

Santa, elves and media in Frankfort, December 2011. Photo courtesy North Pole Media.

East Siberian Arctic Shelf  (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)—Santa Claus today reminded reporters during daily holiday press briefings that he had yet to hear from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear regarding last year’s holiday demand to support three specific Christmas-saving initiatives:

  • To end surface mining in Kentucky, immediately.
  • To employ every surface mine worker in jobs that reclaim the land and waterways already damaged by coal operations.
  • To work to help Appalachians build healthy communities and a just, diverse, and sustainable economy.

When Father Christmas arrived last year to speak with Beshear, the Kentucky governor happened to be out on “official business.”  Always the jolly pranksters, Santa and his elves went ahead with their plan to deliver coal and switches to Beshear and other legislators for a variety of Christmas-killing decisions they had made over the previous 12 months. This year, Claus expects a face-to-face meeting with Beshear.

“Ho ho ho. Maybe what I need to do is have my communications elf schedule a visit through his chief of staff to ensure he’s at the office. I’d love to sit little Stevie down on my lap and just talk. He was such a good kid when he was little.”

Claus stated that his people are working on hammering down a date when he and his entourage can arrive in Frankfort.

“Whenever it is, we’ll be sure to get the word out quick so all those good Kentucky elves can come join me and my caroling delegation at the capital building.”