I can't remember when I've been so excited about a White House appointment. On March 10th 2009, Obama announced that he has appointed Van Jones as a special adviser on Green Jobs.

Van Jones is a community organizer, environmental and social justice advocate, and founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, as well as personal role model and hero to one Jack Golightly.

For anyone unacquainted with Van Jones, I highly recommend reading this excellent interview from the March 2008 issue of The Sun Magazine.

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Happy new year, everyone.
I LOVE YOU ALL

Peace
j.g.
PDX
12.31.08

[pic courtesy of the lovely JH, who took it on the beach in Santa Cruz CA, 11/27/08.]


I love this kid.

I PREDICT FUTURE NERDCORE STARDOM

Somewhere some girl named Amy is either mortified or totally in love.

[for the love of all things good somebody get this kid a modular synthesizer]

Our soon-to-be-ex-President has taken it upon himself to sieze Utah's Redrock Wilderness as an early Christmas gift to oil.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/opinion/14egan.html?em

 

The NRDC has started a petition against these actions. You can view and sign at

http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/stop_wilderness_giveaway

 

-j.g., PDX, 12/14/08