Friday, June 25, 2010

In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals
Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.
Songs on This Fossil Age - Dot Earth Blog -
LIBERATED CARBON (© 2010 Andrew Revkin)

It took a thousand generations for our species to rise.
But gathering and hunting was no way to get by.
We yearned to burn more than dung and sticks.
Then someone [1] came along and said, “Hey, try lighting this.”
He opened up the ground and showed us coal and oil.
He said, “Come liberate some carbon. It’ll make your blood boil.”
Come on and liberate some carbon, babe, it’s the American way.
1 ) When I first wrote the tune, I used “Satan” here. I explained my decision to change it to “someone” in a recent interview with Curtis Brainard at Columbia Journalism Review.

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