Monday, July 13, 2009

pithy Bible verse for the day, currently listening

(Ecc 10:11) If a snake bites before you charm it, what's the use of being a snake charmer?

albums currently in heavy rotation:

Eels - Hombre Lobo
Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Vs. Children

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dear Congressman Radanovich

Congressman, I urge you to vote no on cuts to $506m from our multilateral contributions in the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill.

Overall, support for these multilateral institutions is a key part of our foreign policy and re-describing the US to the world. Working through multilaterals, we are able to leverage more from other countries to share the burden.

Along with 1,000 other ONE members in your constituency, I humbly ask that you consider the benefits that these funds have for the world's poorest people.

I appreciate your time.

thanks for your tireless service and representation!

Ryan Townsend