ok so Courtney Love says saxophones don't belong in rocknroll...that's absurd and right here right now I challenge her to a debate about saxes...just listen to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and after the brilliant intro riff by Keith, Mick's vocals and the interlude with guitarist Mick Taylor, you'll hear the most rockin sax..if it doesn't send chills down your spine, Courtney, then you're dead, like Kurt...and Courtney, what doesn't belong in rocknroll is plastic surgery!!!
I heard there was an earthquale in Ohio linked to fracking...Ohio!!
well anyway, the guy's name is Gary Paudler from Summerland (damn hippies!!) and he sent a letter to the News-Press accepting Andy's invite...a few ground rules must be established and adhered to so they don't have the debate under a white tent in COLAB country....or on Andy's radio show that Wendy bought him....I think the debate should happen in the real world...how about the Huguette Clark Estate!!!
|creepy! Andy entertains his elderly COLAB|
ok, so Paudler says he sent the News-Press the letter but will Wendy print it? or will she censor it?? Wendy's into free speech except when people criticize her or her friends, so I will print the letter because censorship is the domain of idiots which is why there's a bunch of idiots running around the News-Press!! hahah
anyway, here's the letter to the News-Press should Wendy and Andy Caldwell choose not to publish it in the paper....
On April 6, in the News-Press, Andy Caldwell challenged the proponents of the Safe Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking to a debate. As one of the initiative’s signatories, I am pleased to accept.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
Santa Barbara News-Press will sponsor the debate in a mutually acceptable forum in Santa Barbara moderated by a neutral third party and open to the public at no charge. The News-Press provides Andy with a soap box for his vitriolic rants, provides tacit or explicit endorsement of his views and published the challenge to debate.
Andy’s side will state who will represent them in the debate and disclose their financial affiliations. They will be voters in Santa Barbara County, where our initiative will take effect, not ringers from Houston.
I will select a partner for the debate and here is our full financial disclosure: Santa Barbara County Water Guardians is an all-volunteer organization that represents only the people of Santa Barbara County. We do not represent deep pockets in Texas or China or on Wall Street.
Andy says there is no fracking happening in Santa Barbara County while Lanny Ebenstein says, in the pages of the News-Press, that it is essential to the economic wellbeing of the county. Since this point is the crux of the debate, maybe Andy and Lanny can reach an agreement and let us know.
Andy will acknowledge his financial interest in this matter, whether or not he will be one of the debaters. I will also be happy to learn if he is just a passionate advocate for environmentally devastating industrial processes and isn’t being paid by the corporations that, he says, aren’t interested in fracking but hate the Clean Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking.
Santa Barbara News-Press will disclose all financial ties between the paper and its officers and the oil industry. The paper has invested heavily in impugning our motives, it is eminently fair for interested voters to understand the motivations on both sides of this issue.
Andy will retract his accusation that we "make [our] living blurring the lines between fact and fiction." No one in our organization receives any compensation for their work on this cause and Andy published that knowing that he had no information to back it up.
Andy will acknowledge his support for Measure M. This is supervisor Peter Adam’s ballot measure, qualified with signatures gathered by his staff, to force taxpayers to maintain the oilfield service roads that would be required to support the 7,700 proposed new oil wells in north Santa Barbara County.
Andy will explain how that measure would not amount to "voters...effectively being asked to bypass the "normal public process of enacting laws", as he accuses us of doing with our initiative.
Andy will retract his slanderous accusation that Katie Davis and Janet Blevins, two of our members, are "charlatans". If we are to engage in a civil debate, we will start with civil.
We will not debate climate change or gravity.
Of course, this debate is happening right here, right now (to borrow Andy’s melodramatic Rocky VI flourish) all over Santa Barbara County and the only way for everyone to have a voice in the debate is to add their signature, get the initiative on the ballot and vote your principles in November.
Please contact me with the above information and to schedule the debate.
Andy??? Wendy??? someone's knockin'!!