Bailing?! No, just Busy (though will be attending the local meeting regarding the NYRI powerline!)

I had an interesting reaction to that last comment left here. It was a 2 sided reaction, but I couldn't tell you which came first or if one was stronger. Here they are in alphabetical order:

And in gym class selection method, I'll cover them in reversed alphabetical order now...

I do like to think that I was a part of making positive changes in my corner of the world last year. I certainly had more fun than I've had in a very long time, got to meet great people, work with people I think dearly of, and I got to see a whole lot of Central New York. And I do have a grateful gleeful joy that Mike Arcuri is our Congressman.

I remember one morning I was driving to work and heard the news broadcast on the radio that our then-DA had announced that they had indicted someone for a murder in town. Remember, I'd helped on Mike's DA campaign and familiar names make ears perk up anyway, so I was paying attention. And almost drove off the road when the radio named someone I knew was the indicted person.

So, these days, it's a lot more pleasant an experience keeping up with the job the Congressman is doing.
Things like LOCAL public meetings about the proposed NYRI power lines

in New Hartford:
Thursday, May 31
6:30 to 8:00 PM
New Hartford High School (33 Oxford Rd)

in Norwich:
Saturday, June 2
2:30 to 4:00 PM
Norwich City Firehouse (31 East Main St)

I have been keeping a watch on how Mike votes and what he does. There was one campaign I had helped (very, very slightly!) that I regret doing, so I feel the need to check up. Plus, I'm in a league in Fantasy Congress and at this writing, I'm winning. The Arcuri '06 campaign is one I'll never regret and in whatever way is best, I'll be there in '08 too.

OK, I'll grant that I haven't been blogging about politics this year, though certainly I've had opinions and shared them at time. But not here not yet. As a Democratic Committeemember, I've shared opinions and cast votes. As a resident, I've had political conversations with other residents.

But these days, I've been putting my efforts into making jewelry, making books, getting better with Photoshop, playing with my cat, reading, writing, getting together with friends, etc, etc.

Basically, Life and all it contains. Absolutely, politics is an infection that I'll never be cured of, but neither I nor this blog will be consumed by it.

Life's too interesting, too full for any one thing to take it over. It took the political season of last year to really drive home that fact to me. Not because the campaign took over but because there were other things I would not let go of.

My opinion on things? Oh, I always have an opinion, but for now, I'm going to try planting Telaxian tomatoes.


Anonymous said...

Why attend the NYRI meeting? The Arcuri amendment has already allowed for the NYRI project to come through.

That was the intent of the amendment, although politically spun as an "anti-NYRI" amendment. It took the state's powers away and only a couple weeks later the feds issued their recommendation for the lines to be built. Arcuri knew this.

maimun said...

Primarily, I'll be attending the meeting because the proposed power lines go straight through the area I'd been wanting to by a house in. But also because this region is my home and NYRI plans to uglify it. That we'd get no benefits on top of that is only insult atop injury.

H.ADMT.61 calls for "a safety and security assessment of placing high voltage direct current electric transmission lines along active railroad rights-of-way."

Further, in HR 829, Congressman Arcuri with Hinchey, Wolf, Hall, Carney, Grijalva, Davis, McHugh and Platts basically call to defund NIETC.

H.ADMT.61 does not take away state's rights. Under NIETC, all state's rights can be ignored by royal decree. Well, all states except Texas that is.

Anonymous said...

I can only suggest that you talk to a non-political lawyer (Democrat or Republican) that is familiar with the issue. They will undoubtedly advise you that what I said is true. Furthermore, Arcuri and the rest of them knew this. I know you are a supporter of Arcuri, and so am I, but don't be blinded by the political spin on this particular issue.

Remember something, Arcuri stated last year that he would never buck the downstate Democrats. That is a fact.

I think Arcuri is a fine Congressman, and will support and vote for him next year. However, that doesn't mean he is beyond reproach. He represents the people and therefore should be welcoming of concerns about issues.

And what's with the "Anonimouse"? Please don't tell me you are another blogger that resorts to name calling when someone doesn't agree with you 100%. That would be...well...too bad.

Doxiehuahua said...

Enjoy planting your tomatoes. This year I planted my first real garden and I have been surprised at the simply pleasure it brings me to watch it grow.