Aug 16, 2009

Help Durham City Council with its Resolution in Support of Civil Marriage for Same Sex Couples

Time sensitive Re: Durham City Council meeting -- Monday night, 17 August, 7 p.m.

Various sources remind us to encourage the Durham City Council to adopt the resolution as planned. If you're local, please shoot a note of support to the City Council folk and/or show up at the meeting with smiles.

Meeting is at 7 p.m.  The resolution item is scheduled for shortly after the consent agenda.  See here for full agenda.

The word from Equality NC:

Council members are getting pressure from conservatives to vote against this resolution. Make sure they know where you stand by contacting them directly: 

Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell: bill.bell@durhamnc.gov 

Cora Cole-McFadden (Ward 1) cora.cole-mcfadden@durhamnc.gov 

Farad Ali (At-Large)  farad.ali@durhamnc.gov 

Eugene A. Brown (At-Large)  eugene.brown@durhamnc.gov 

Diane Catotti (At-Large) diane.catotti@durhamnc.gov 

Howard Clement, III (Ward 2) howard.clement@durhamnc.gov 

Mike Woodard (Ward 3)  mike.woodard@durhamnc.gov

My email: Dear City Council Members - - I'm delighted to hear of your Resolution in Support of Civil Marriage for Same Sex Couples. Thank you for standing with the principles of love and fairness embodied in this resolution, and for withstanding the criticism of those who do not (yet!) see the light. Sincerely, Phil Marsosudiro, Durham Business Owner

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Jul 16, 2009

Honduran Brother

Honduran carver

I can't recall his name, but we had a pleasant half-hour together last June -- hanging out in his open-air cabin alongside the Rio Cangrejal, just downhill from the Omega Jungle Lodge.  The little pipe at left is his water supply.  Don't ask me where it comes from. More about that afternoon, later.

These days I am of course thinking of my Honduran friends.  Here are quotes from a couple of my Honduran friends (both of whom were born elsewhere but moved to Honduras as adults) who sent news within the ~72 hours after the change-of-power:

1. Incredible false reporting by CNN (Esp)! CNN (ESP) is using a voice tape of an imposter saying it is Zelaya. IT IS NOT ZELAYA, doesn't even sound like him. How irresponsible. They were using Hugo Chavez's Telesur feed in this pretend telephone interview. J says the imposter has a Ven. accent. Even I could tell it was NOT Mel Zelaya. CNN should be sanctioned before they start a war in Honduras.

2. Yay! Micheletti! Whew. As far as anyone here is concerned, this IS A GOOD THING. The entire world is mis-informed. YES, it is true that it is called a 'coup', however, there are few civilians opposed to it.Okay, NO ONE seems to be reporting things as they are... Just a few things: 1) How many 'coups' are taken over by someone from the same party 2) How many 'coups' actually had SO FEW DEATHS (yes, there is ONE now... a 19'year old, but what the %&* to you expect when there are thousands and thousands of people with opposing views, gathered together in one place with police/army with guns. AND IF THEY WERE OPEN FIRING on the crowd, I'd imagine their shot can't be that bad!!!!! 3) It's been HOW MANY DAYS SINCE THIS STARTED, AND HOW MANY DEATHS...? LITERALLY NONE 4) Whose plane did Mel try to come back on???? Chavez'. People wake up!!!!!!!! 5) HE BROKE THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. From my extremely knowledgeable head on politics (NOT), they are waiting for things to calm down before letting him back, and they probably won't do it if he's bringing Venezuelan backing with him..

11:47 PM in Current Affairs, Quotables, Travel, Traveling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jul 02, 2004

Five Oaks Townhome update: new FSBO

4100-front

UPDATE: This FSBO (originally only through 5 July) is now on hold. But keep reading!

Another FSBO unit is available for ~$130k. I'll be happy to show you that one, instead. Details below:

Five Oaks Townhome – FSBO ~$130k (pending appraisal)

2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath
Large kitchen with much counterspace and cabinetry.
LR, DR, and 1st floor office (or extra bedroom).
Two big decks,
1,500+ sf.
end unit
wooded setting
at 4100 Five Oaks Drive, off Old ChapelHill/Durham Rd.

Excellent shape, both structurally and cosmetically, except for the funky wallpaper in one bathroom.

Please contact me by telephone (919/491-4530) any time if you’d like to see the place.

06:03 PM in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)