Sometimes the reach of the Internet is amazing. Check out the locations that have cast a vote in the Best Saipan Blog poll:
I know who voted for us in Mongolia and Costa Rica. How about the other places? Who are you people?
...and Vote for The Saipan Blog!
Taotao Tano President Greg Cruz is going to testify at the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee hearing next month. He is asking people to write testimonies to be included with his. You can read the Taotao Tano blog for more details.
I've written here and here that I like 95% of what Taotao Tano wants to do. They see themselves as a grassroots advocacy group for the mostly powerless indigenous people. They are very good at identifying many of the ills of our society, like addiction and high utility bills, but they are blaming the wrong people for causing them.
Contract workers did not cause our problems; the people who created the system that brought them here did. The sooner they realize that the plight of the contract worker is the same as the indigenous citizen, the better.
Dengre is making some noise over at Dailykos. He's pissed off that the Tan's donated $10,000 to Hilary. How does he know the Tan's aren't Democrats?
Hilary raised almost $40,000,000 in 2006 and I doubt she even knows that she has that $10,000 donation. To put it in perspective, the ratio of her total donations to the Tan donation is the same as the ratio of my annual salary and a $5 bill.
Still, Hilary should donate $20,000 to MINA to clear the air. Hell, why not make it $40,000?
I am being interviewed by someone at Rollins College later today for an alumni profile in the Alumni Magazine. I'll keep you posted.