Let’s start with a quick drive-by update from Minnesota:
- Coleman-Franken trial update: Sides agree not to count ‘late’ absentee ballots
- Judges add 23 to Franken’s count, but it’s far from over
- Coleman-Franken recount trial: Judges move to narrow the scope of the trial
- Coleman, Franken back in D.C.
Technoccult revisits the corn syrup story:
And there’s video now of a “collision” between the Sea Shepherds and a Japanese whaler. Many less-direct enviros are taking it as clear evidence that the Sea Shepherds rammed the whalers and starting their own little backlash. I think it’s still open to interpretation, but you know what? When I first heard the story, I just assumed they had rammed the Japanese ship. Wishful thinking, perhaps, but that’s what I give them money for. Not to hang banners or write letters, but to actively interfere with the whaling. I know they’ve rammed ships before, and that’s awesome. They were smart enough to stop before it came to anything more intense, and they’ve never killed or injured anyone yet, so I think they’re doing just fine.
You can see the video on Treehugger, which I think tends towards middle-class green consumerism, and Green Daily, which I think is touchy-feely at best. Whatever- it takes all kinds. Too bad they don’t see it that way themselves.
Treehugger frames it as a question for its readers (even if they slant the survey):
Green Daily proceeds directly to moralizing, calling Sea Shepherd a “dangerous pack of sociopaths”:
- Was the Sea Shepherd Ramming an Accident? – See for Yourself
- More Video of the Controversial Sea Shepherd Ramming Incident
For what it’s worth, here’s Sea Shepherd’s claim of a successful campaign: