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Springstreakers: Still Going Strong

Over five years ago, the Springstreakers became a mini-phenomenon in the national news (or at least, a phenomenon by Billsville standards).  The group has, apparently, been active as recently as Spring of 2010.  You can read more about some of the Springstreakers’ adventures (which continued through at least 2008) on their WSO and Facebook page, as well as in this Record interview with co-founder Morgan Goodwin ’08.

For those curious, here are the four rules of streaking:

1. Only streak sober. Streaking is not a shameful act and therefore should not need the influence of substances to convince you into doing it.
2. Don’t streak little kids. Parents would get angry.
3. Don’t streak anything with an inordinately high risk of getting caught.
4. Don’t streak anything unworthy of getting streaked. Such events include sparsely populated events, unpopular events, things that have been streaked before and things that are unimaginative, eg. run-of-the-mill sporting events.

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House scrutinizes fake lobbyist letters

Some readers may recall Morgan Goodwin ’08’s earlier protests about the naked fraud by lobbying firm Bonner and Associates. NPR had a story on the fraud today, featuring a photo of Morgan in an astroturf suit (click for larger), angry quotes from the chair of the House global warming committee, and a weaseling apology/denial of responsibility from the head of Bonner and Associates:

(h/t Andy Goldston)

Also, Stephen Colbert did a segment on this story a couple of weeks ago:

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Today, Morgan and other activists are conducting a sit-in at the Environmental Protection Agency to protest mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Live-blog here.

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Naked Fraud

DSC_0516I am occasionally accused are gratuitously posting provocative pictures of female Ephs. An unfair slur!

I post pictures of everyone, provocative or not, female or not. Just as there is nothing wrong with posting and admiring provocative pictures of Eph applicants, Eph wives and Eph graduates (assuming that the pictures are ones that the women in question do not object to), there is nothing wrong with posting the picture, provocative or not, of scantily (?) clad male Ephs.

And so I give you Morgan Goodwin ’08.

Morgan, a former EphBlog author, is working at Action Factory DC. The picture is from a protest event at Bonner & Associates. All good fun.

Those suspicious of who is paying Goodwin and his cohorts a salary to stage these sorts of events should follow the money. What group most benefits from a larger federal role in regulating carbon emissions specifically and economic activity more broadly?

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Teabaggers

Henry Jackson ’75 is a proponent of traditional marriage. (Previous discussion here.) I am in favor of a robust discussion of different views among the community of Ephs, but this goes too far.

There’s a lot of negative energy out there, with faggots disrupting town halls, activists targeting citizens, and a the growing frenzy that seems to be engulfing politics in this country. If this is how the fight for traditional marriage is going to be won, and we feel like we have the people and resources to make our case strongly, than we need to step up to this challenge today.

You should not use a slur like “faggots” to refer to your opponents. You should call them by whatever name (within reason) they prefer to be called.

Oh, sorry! You might have gotten the mistaken impression that Harry Jackson ’75 would use the term “faggots.” Of course he wouldn’t. That was a hypothetical example.

Think that no Eph would be so gauche? Here is Morgan Goodwin ’08:

There’s a lot of negative energy out there, with tea-baggers disrupting town halls, lobbyists forging fake letters, and a the growing frenzy that seems to be engulfing politics in this country. If this is how the fight for clean energy and health care reform is going to be won, and we feel like we have the people and resources to make our case strongly, than we need to step up to this challenge today.

Referring to the opponents of Obama’s policies as “tea-baggers” is just like referring to the proponents of same-sex marriage as “faggots.”

In the very next sentence, Morgan writes:

But lets keep something in mind: we will never win by being more ass-holish than the ass-holes. We’ll never be more sleazy, and we’ll never be as good at saying ‘No’. Even those of us that oppose the violent and dangerous coal industry are committed to offering peaceful and prosperous solutions. We, as a movement for clean energy, are positive, constructive force for change.

Words of wisdom. A good start would be to refrain from referring to your opponents using a sexually explicit slur.

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