Category Archives: 2014 April

Tom’s Tidbits- The McCutcheon Fiasco

Greetings! One thing on my mind this month: the abominable Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case.    Shaun McCutcheon contributed to 17 candidates in 2011-2012, and wanted to support 11 more.  His contributions were all under the per-candidate … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toons- Our April check-in with Keith Tucker

 

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You love the Grid. The Man says so.

The Man’s fighting, but he may be losing. More people are moving to sustainable, or at least less-wasteful, lifestyles.  It makes environmental sense to reduce waste, but it makes economic sense as well.  Why should cities fill landfills with materials … Continue reading

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The Dirty Truth About Fuel Injectors

We’ve had many clients who have been sold fuel injection cleaning services by convenience oil change providers, in what seem to us a deceptive way.  Fuel injector cleaning is definitely a valid service; clean injectors are critical to proper engine … Continue reading

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We sang the Healthcare Blues… and we liked it

Report back from the Healthcare Blues Fest April 5 was the third year for the blues festival with the longest name ever- the “Inner City Blues Festival Reunion In Support Of Single Payer Health Care.”  It was also our third … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Louisville Hot Browns

Ingredients:  8 strips bacon 1 stick unsalted butter 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3½ cups whole milk 6 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling 1 large egg, beaten Kosher salt and greshly ground pepper 8 slices thick white sandwich … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Save $100 in April

Save big now, and keep saving at the pump later If you read our article this month, you know a real Fuel Injector Service means much more than adding a can of magic to your gas tank.  We use a … Continue reading

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Your kids’ diapers are full of s#!+

Toxins in Huggies and Pampers Aren’t What You Want to Put Near Baby’s Skin Jill Richardson on Alternet, Feb 18, 2014 The disposable diaper industry sells products containing endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and sometimes even heavy metals. When parents pull a … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Computers power the reconstruction

There’s a saying that ‘the best vacations make the worst stories’.  If nothing goes wrong on your vacation, what do you tell your friends about?  You sat undisturbed on the beach for 6 hours before going inside to a good … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Dirty Wars” by Jeremy Scahill

“Dirty Wars- The World Is A Battlefield” by Jeremy Scahill In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller “Blackwater”, takes us inside Americas new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States … Continue reading

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