The results of 100 foot whipper at Lover's Leap on Saturday night. He's in amazing spirits, with just a few bruises and scratches to show for it. Could have been much worse.... And I'm damn glad it wasn't.
I got to see Glittersnatch for the first time this weekend (a project with Kelly McFarling, Megan Keely, and Wolf Larson). Pretty amazing stuff. It also happened to be Mother's day weekend - and since my mom is a fan of Kelly's music, I recorded a few video's hoping to share the show. The first one's embedded above, you can check out the other video's here.
I was excited to read this headline in a House Natural Resources Committee press release: "House to Vote on American Energy Bills to Ease Pain at Pump, Create Jobs, Reduce Foreign Dependence". Wow! Since oil prices are set globally, I thought it must mean Congress is moving to help America reduce the role of oil in our economy in the long-term while figuring out how to get people to work without buying as much oil in the near-term.
But I was dead wrong. Congress is actually voting to do none-of-the-above while taking further steps to prolong our pain at the pump.
Instead of addressing high gas prices head-on, Congress is pedalling spin about the cause of our pain, ignoring the role of Markets in setting prices. Instead of relieving pain at the pump, they're pushing false solutions (domestic production won't affect gas price). And by further committing our economy to dependance on oil, they're locking us into paying $1,000,000,000 per day in foreign oil imports - nearly half of the US trade deficit - for the foreseeable future. Happy Friday America!
The only honest thing about this press release title is the "Create Jobs" part - this congress is proving the need for a lot more climate and energy activists' help them understand how to get us out of this mess. The only way to give American's real relief from gas prices is to decrease our need to buy it.