PLANT A TREE!

“Tropical deforestation contributes more to global warming than all the vehicles on earth. Does the world have a plan to deal with it?” Read it here. Help the Amazon here.

EAT SOUFFLÉ!

Charles went nuts last night and made an enormous cheese soufflé followed by a chocolate soufflé. I didn’t even know how to spell soufflé (spellcheck did it for me); all I knew about soufflés was that convulsively funny scene with Betty White’s knee and the oven door (you either know it or you don’t). In 15 years, Charles had never done this before. But they were good, and while perhaps not completely healthy (think fluffy baked cholesterol), they are a lot healthier for the planet than flank steak.

These are two concrete things – plant a tree, eat less meat – you may feel inspired to do after watching . . .

THE MOVIE

Very wow. I’m counting on you to block out some time this weekend to watch it. It is beautiful. The ultimate home movie.

IS YOUR CONGRESSPERSON ON THIS LIST?

Here’s Congressman Patrick Murphy (bronze star veteran) who’s lined up 152 co-sponsors to repeal Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell (and who makes the case against the President’s taking unilateral action).

Is your Congressperson listed below? If so, please take 30 seconds to say thanks – 202-224-3121. If not, please call to urge co-sponsorship:

H.R. 1283 Co-Sponsors
The Military Readiness Enhancement Act

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] – 3/3
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] – 3/3
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] – 3/3
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] – 3/17
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] – 7/8
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] – 3/12
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 3/3
Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31] – 6/16
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] – 3/3
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] – 3/3
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] – 3/3
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 3/3
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] – 3/3
Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] – 6/8
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] – 3/3
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] – 3/3
Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] – 4/27
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 3/3
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] – 3/3
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] – 3/3
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] – 3/3
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 3/3
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] – 3/3
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 3/3
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] – 3/3
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] – 3/3
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] – 3/3
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 3/3
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 4/27
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] – 3/3
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 3/3
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] – 3/6
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] – 3/3
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 3/3
Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6] – 3/9
Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] – 3/3
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] – 4/2
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] – 3/3
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 3/3
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 3/3
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] – 3/3
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] – 3/3
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] – 3/3
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 3/3
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 3/3
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] – 3/3
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] – 3/6
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] – 3/3
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 3/3
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] – 3/3
Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] – 3/3
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] – 3/3
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] – 3/3
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] – 6/26
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] – 4/29
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] – 3/3
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] – 3/3
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] – 3/3
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] – 3/3
Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] – 3/3
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] – 3/3
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] – 3/9
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 3/9
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 3/3
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 3/3
Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] – 3/3
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] – 3/5
Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] – 3/5
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] – 6/9
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] – 3/3
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 3/3
Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] – 3/3
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 6/23
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] – 3/3
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] – 7/8
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 3/3
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] – 3/3
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] – 3/3
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] – 3/3
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] – 6/23
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] – 3/3
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] – 3/3
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] – 3/3
Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] – 3/23
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] – 3/3
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] – 3/3
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 3/3
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 3/3
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] – 3/3
Rep McMahon, Michael E. [NY-13] – 6/9
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] – 3/3
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] – 3/3
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] – 3/3
Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] – 3/23
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] – 3/3
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 3/3
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 3/3
Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] – 3/3
Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] – 3/3
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] – 3/3
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] – 3/3
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 3/3
Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] – 3/3
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] – 3/3
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] – 3/3
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] – 3/3
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] – 3/3
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] – 3/3
Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] – 5/13
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 3/3
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 3/3
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] – 3/3
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] – 6/2
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] – 3/17
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 3/3
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] – 3/3
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] – 3/3
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] – 3/3
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] – 3/3
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] – 3/3
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] – 3/3
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 3/3
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] – 3/3
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] – 3/3
Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] – 3/17
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] – 3/3
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] – 3/3
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] – 3/3
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] – 3/3
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] – 3/3
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] – 3/3
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] – 3/3
Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] – 3/12
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] – 3/3
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 3/3
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] – 3/3
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] – 3/3
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] – 3/3
Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21] – 3/17
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] – 3/3
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] – 3/3
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 3/3
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] – 3/3
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] – 3/3
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] – 3/3
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] – 3/3
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] – 3/3
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] – 3/3
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] – 3/3
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 3/3
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] – 3/3
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 6/9

AND SPEAKING OF GAYS IN THE MILITARY

Wouldn’t it be nice to have this one in Congress? Gay, African American, a military veteran, son of a single mother, lived without healthcare until enrolling at West Point, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School?

 

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