Sunday, October 4, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 10

Weekly Poll
SLO County’s rural areas are seeing an increase in winery expansions and events. What’s your take on it?

The more tourism dollars we bring in, the merrier!
It ain’t agriculture unless there’s manure and a tractor involved!
The struggle to keep agricultural land economically viable is real, but we have to draw the line somewhere.
You gotta fight, for your right, to paaaaarrrrtttyyyy!

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The following article was posted on July 30th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 29, Issue 1 [ Submit a Story ]
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Good Goddess!

By L. Paul Carpenter - Arroyo Grande

Heidi Flanagan wants to “draw a line in the sand” and fight for legislative prayer. (“It’s time to fight,” July 17.) She says this isn’t just for “Christianity per se.” Great! Then I can inform the City Council about my Earth Goddess Geo-Gaia and how ticked off she is at humans for climate pollution. It’s good to know the legal fees will be covered pro bono (and pro-life) by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which was so successful in running the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case.

Of course, you might say praying to a Supreme Being before a legislative meeting is just passing the buck. Many believe that “acts of God” like hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and town-killing tornados are powered by human-caused climate change. If so, prayer is no substitute for legislative action such as a carbon tax. teaches us that climate disasters are just a warning to obey the natural laws of Earth science and cut carbon pollution.