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  1. lonecat commented on Jim Morin about 1 month ago

    Annie Di Franco singing Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees”;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCCgtRy5vYE

  2. lonecat commented on Jim Morin about 1 month ago

    Check out the New England Small Farm Institute for a different view of farming:

    http://www.smallfarm.org/main/about_nesfi/

    About NESFI
    New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) is a land-based, non-profit organization. It was founded in 1978 by a local citizens’ action group—Women in Agriculture, Food Policy and Land Use Reform—to encourage more sustainable regional agriculture, Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers—associates, on-farm mentors, organizations and agencies—throughout the Northeast and nationwide.
    We are located in Belchertown, MA, on Lampson Brook Farmstead, a diverse and beautiful 416-acre property that once served as the Belchertown State School Farm. As a land-based organization, we are offered the challenge of “walking our talk”—implementing the alternative tenure options and environmental stewardship practices that we advocate to others. The Farmstead hosts a number of independent small farm businesses and is the site of a developing on-farm training program and business incubator. Visitors are welcome. Our cultural heritage interpretive program celebrates the site’s 250-year farming history and its importance as a National Historic Register working agricultural landscape and state-designated “Special Place of Environmental Significance.”
    Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers-associates, on-farm mentors, organizations and agencies-throughout the Northeast and nationwide.

  3. lonecat commented on Robert Ariail about 1 month ago

    How to draw a political cartoon: Read the newspaper to find some terrible situation — it doesn’t matter what it is — in which someone did some really bad. Then draw a cartoon of that situation and put President Obama in the position of the really bad person.

  4. lonecat commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    Elegant. Her comment assumes a medical model, as if being gay were an illness diagnosed by experts — but his reply rejects that model and insists on his own subjective truth. How to say a lot without saying much.

  5. lonecat commented on Mike Lester about 1 month ago

    See, the conservatives do have a plan.

  6. lonecat commented on Darrin Bell about 1 month ago

    People might be interested to read “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story”, by Luis Alberto Urrea. A very sad story.

  7. lonecat commented on Michael Ramirez about 1 month ago

    Yes, I wondered if he could be trying to say that because of Obama Iranians (wearing turbans) are going to be running across the border carrying atom bombs. Bizarre, but then that’s Ramirez.

  8. lonecat commented on Michael Ramirez about 1 month ago

    Hi martens — You’re right. The first sign is what is called an “Immigrant Crossing Sign” — you can google it and find images of real signs on real roads. That wasn’t my question. And I knew that Ramirez was being nasty about Obama. My question is What is the possible basis for this nastiness? Who is the guy in the turban? And where did he get his bomb? Is there some criticism of substance here? (Silly question, when it’s Ramirez).

  9. lonecat commented on Jeff Stahler about 1 month ago

    You say, “Unfortunately “us-time” will only lead to another rug-rat being born” — do you work for Hobby Lobby?

  10. lonecat commented on Matt Davies about 1 month ago

    Well done. A good idea, well drawn.