Archive for October 13th, 2008

by jhwygirl

3 Plus for Russell has a petition they are asking people who object to the 5-lane N. Reserve Street-style road proposed for Russell Street in the most recent draft EIS to sign. The petition is here.

Providing good comments is essential, too, and if you have time, I’d urge you to also take the time to submit those to Tom Martin (address below.) 3 Plus for Russell has some tips on how to do that.

Tom Martin
Montana Department of Transportation
PO Box 201001
Helena MT 59620-1001

The deadline for comments is October 20th, although city council and others have been pushing for an extension of that date.

3 Plus is also planning a press conference at the intersection as Reserve and Mullan, on Wednesday, October 15th at noon. The purpose is to meet at a similarly sized intersection as that which is proposed by the Russell/3rd Street EIS, in the middle of the Northside/Westside/Franklin to Fort neighborhoods.

Proponents of the 3-Plus for Russell concept include Missoula Advocates for Sustainable Transportation, Rose Park Neighborhood Council, Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula, Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, ASUM Office of Transportation, Montana Transit Information Systems, and representatives from other affected neighborhoods, including Franklin-to-the-Fort, Emma Dickenson, and Riverfront.

If you need some background, not only is the 3 Plus for Russell blog a good place, but 4&20 has written on this issue several times – here, here, here and here

by jhwygirl

At least, that’s the premise she puts forth in a piece posted at The Nation….and I have to say, I agree.

Here’s a tidbit, on reproductive issues:

I also believe that a teenager’s pregnancy is a “private family matter.” In fact, I believe that every woman’s pregnancy is a “private, family matter.” (I bet the GOP never thought of making that leap!)

Or how about this, on her foreign policy experience?

Here’s where I really shine. Governor Palin got her first passport in 2007. I got my first passport in 1970, when the Governor was only 6 years old! Not only do I have a passport, I have actually been outside of the United States, dozens of times. I have had relationships and conversations with real foreigners, in their own countries, in restaurants, shops, flea markets, museums, nightclubs, spas, hotels, all modes of public transportation, and even in their own homes. My foreign policies are fair, inclusive and sensitive to cultural differences…I know Governor Palin has one distinct advantage in living so close to Russia, in that she can keep a close eye on nefarious activity across the Bering Strait, but I, too, live very close to a foreign country. Canada is less than 400 miles from my home in New York City, and you never know when it might become necessary to invade a sovereign nation that has not attacked us, as we learned the hard way. Not only that, I have a girlfriend in Austin, Texas, whom I’m going to ask to keep an eye on Mexico.

McCain sure blew it, didn’t he?

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