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BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA

Or, SBS meets angry Vietnam Vet

Posing as green media, Jeffery D has managed to ruffle many feathers.  He has harassed and alarmed Biodiesel supporters across the country.

It began two weeks ago when Mr. D sent emails to both the SBS (Sustainable Biodiesel Summit) and the NBB (National Biodiesel Board) requesting press passes to both the Summit and the NBB Conference being held in Grapevine, Texas this weekend.

Next, he began calling and interviewing speakers.  Meanwhile, the SBS organizing committee decided not to grant him a free pass on account of we already had our media guy picked out.  The venue was being held at a private venue and there wasn’t going to be a whole lot of room for two cameras.

Also, his increasingly abrasive emails and calls were making all of us uneasy.  At this point, neither the SBS nor the NBB were inclined to welcome him into the Summit/Conference.

Before you know it, Jeffery’s nose was out of joint and he began to threaten us. He tracked down the home phone number of NBB’s CEO and threatening to notify Michael Moore and the entire Dallas media if he was not given a media pass.  In response, both organizations made plans to beef up security.

So, here we are, a small group of Biodiesel enthusiasts, gathering to talk about ways to keep the industry alive and getting harassed by a Michael Moore wanna-be.

I was a movie enthusiast in the 80’s and routinely went to the second-run Denver movie theatres.  This fiasco between SBS and Mr. D reminds me of the 1969 animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla, which was often shown before the main feature at the old Ogden Theatre.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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