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10 thoughts on “From April “Fuels” Day: A protest at Progress Energy in Asheville

  1. Cosmic Ballroom

    Besides feeling good about themselves, what exactly was accomplished by the protesters? Did Progress Energy have a revelation and decide to go 100% green?

    Really what was accomplished outside of self-satisfaction and a completion of “works” in the green religion?

  2. indy499

    Nuclear is bad. Coal is bad. Gas and oil is bad. It is now known that wind turbines kill about 400,000 birds per year so they’re out too I guess.

    I’ve got a plan though. About 6.8 billion people need to remove themselves from the planet. A couple hundred million of us will live in temperate places, maybe use a little hydro and tidal power and all will be well.

  3. dpewen

    I am for nuclear power … but I do understand protesting … it is not about feeling goof about yourself!! It is about getting attention and they accomplished that!

  4. maggie1

    I would like to get connected to this group. Is there a contact for the protesters?

  5. Asheville Dweller

    So did they walk ride a bike to the Protest?

    Probably not, they probably have a Enviromentl Sticker on a SUV, that has a bike attached to it.


    Hey, honey, where’s our Tea Party outfits? There’s a rally next week. No, not a protest. A rally. Of course there’s a difference. Protests are for hippies. We’re patriots!

  7. dpewen

    Mat, that is funny! I love how the tea party members always talk about patriots!! I would love to see the patriot act repleaded! I am not a patriot since I am not a tea party member!!

  8. Betty Cloer Wallace

    “Look, look, see, see, MoonGlow! The short-haired people are out!”

    “Well, MoonDog, let’s have our own long-haired protest across the street!”

    “We have suffered under violent class oppression far too long!”

    “Revolting oppressors! Revolting elitists! Abolish them all! Abolish existing conditions!”

    “We don’t need you, Progressive Energy! You cause our rents to go up!”

    “And the rents are too damn high!”

    “We can haul in firewood! And burn cow chips! We don’t need you revolting capitalistic energy people!”

    “We the Proletariat can do it ourselves through self-determination!”

    “In our own autonomous and self-made not-for-profit economy!”

    “Oh wait, Moonglow! The capitalists will have free food over at the Big Love Fest! Let’s go over there and consume!”

    “Ethically, of course!”

    “It’ll give us a break from dumpster diving!”

  9. Betty Cloer Wallace

    “But MoonDog, doesn’t your trust fund hold lotsa stock in Progressive Energy and other utilities? Maybe we ought’nt to be out here conspicuously consuming all these delectible capitalist canapes unless we think we deserve them, Big Love Fest or not?”

    “Well, I’ll go down there tomorrow and ask my trustee.”

    “Okay. But for now let’s us just pig out! I’m a’thinking we deserve it!”

    “We do, MoonGlow! Oh, we do!”

    (to be continued)

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