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|Sunday, September 11th, 2005|
I have been planning a Katrina Relief concert for about a week now and the community has been great. They have offered to donate everything I've needed until now. Now I need a venue. I have been told that the Cotati Plaza in Cotati, CA would be a great location but I have to ask the city council for permission. I need your help!
Wednesday I will be going in front of the City Council. I could really use some community support. Please support the concert and Katrina Survivors by sending a short email to the Cotati City Council. In case you don't know, I am just one person, planning this. I don't have any savings or extra money so I can't afford the permits and insurance. I'm hoping the city will consider sponsoring the event so I don't have to try to come up with the funds. I need people to put the screws to them.
If you would please call, email or show up at the meeting, I would be so greatful!
If you could please, in your emails or phone calls say something like:
I would love to see this fundraiser at the plaza
I would attend
People in NOLA, Mississippi, etc really need our help
I would be disappointed if it didn't happen
Great for surrounding businesses
Do your part to help Katrina survivors
Wave the fees
Help with insurance costs
The council, the mayor and vice mayor's email addresses are:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please CC or BCC me if you remember.
Wednesday, September 14th,
City Council Chambers,
201 W. Sierra Ave.,
Their phone number is:
Phone: (707) 792-4600
Their web address is:http://www.ci.cotati.ca.us/info.cfm
Please tell your friends and family and ask them to do the same.
|Wednesday, August 31st, 2005|
Bring Them Home Now Tour
Bring Them Home Now Tour
From Camp Casey, Crawford to Washington DC
From George Bush’s door step to Communities along the way, We Demand That:
* Elected Representatives Decide Now to Bring the Troops Home
* We Take Care of Them When They Get Here
* We Never Again Send Our Loved Ones to War Based on Lies!
We are currently at a significant turning point in how the American public views the war in Iraq. As the death toll in Iraq rises, Cindy Sheehan’s vigil near President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of Americans. Bush’s approval rating is falling. The voice of military families, who have lost loved ones and those with loved ones in harm’s way or about to deploy, can activate the American people. The voice of veterans, both of this war and of previous wars will also build the movement to end the war. Together these critical voices can demand that President Bush make the decision now to bring the troops home.( detailsCollapse )http://www.bringthemhomenowtour.org/article.php?list=type&type=3
If you have the money, please donate!
|Wednesday, August 24th, 2005|
Day one in Crawford.
After all the tribulations to get here we finally have landed. That’s right; I am now far enough away that you can get away with almost anything with out my knowing it. Or will I?
When you first arrive in town you are encouraged to stop at the Peace House in downtown (if you can call it that) Crawford and check out what is happening that day and get a feel for the place. It is a great place to stop in, escape the heat and talk with like minded people. It is covered in posters, cardboard torn into pieces big enough to write a message to president bush. There are people helping cook, helping clean, making phone calls, greeting new people, writing up press releases and so much more.
When you first get there, a team of volunteers gets you orientated, explains the rules and the events of the day. Today was about a million degrees outside so the volunteers were absolutely melting but they were still friendly and helped us get our bearings. I was disappointed that there was no dancing or singing of show tunes.
There were a couple of loud vocal performances of a different kind though. We arrived just as school was getting out and children were returning home on their busses. Three buses, the standard yellow kind, rolled past while I was standing out front. “Go Home” they shouted verily at us, obviously annoyed by the invasion of all of us liberals in their town. They hissed and snarled but I could only make out what one girl said, “Go Home!” I wondered why she cared so much. She was far too young to drive and be unconvinced by the traffic. She was probably indoctrinated by her parents. “Go Home” she said again, as if we didn’t get it the first time. I wanted to say, “Stop yelling at me and spend your time reading, thinking beyond what your parents say.” I didn’t say those things because it would have taken far longer than the 2 seconds to yell and if I tried, I would just be yelling at other protesters but directed at the bus. I also didn’t yell because she probably doesn’t know any better. Out here in nowheresville, Texas there aren’t 20 newspapers to choose from and internet isn’t as readily available. People are trapped with ideas regergrgated by bad politicians because they don’t know how to expose themselves to other ideas. New information can be uncomfortable and should be investigated only when most necessary if you are live in some parts of the country
I tried to get online at the peace house but I couldn’t. I couldn’t talk to my bayba just then and I was disappointed. I wanted to share our triumphant arrival. Donna then wanted to go to both of the camps and see which one she liked more. I had gotten directions to both camps before leaving.
We drove past camp 1. Camp one is the camp that you have probably seen on news reports and in the news paper. When I saw it, I literally had a new respect for Cindy. The camp is a long series of cars, tents and chairs set up along a drainage ditch. This isn’t any pseudo drainage ditch either; it is a real ditch with a long dip in the middle. People were lining up, happily sleeping in a ditch for the cause we all believe in. Tents are all different sizes, shapes, colors and some have been individualized by different posters and signs. Some of the posters just demand answers; some of the posters are more blunt or viral than that. Some people put the banner from the organization they represent on their cars to block the sun and to advertise their cause.
Ditchville is full of people who have been here since nearly the beginning; camp 2 is for newbie’s and those who might need a little more comfort. I think amongst those who have been here for more than ten days feel that camp Casey 1 (Ditchville) is the heart or the capital of the protest. It the place where it all began and hopefully it will be the place where it ends. The peace house may be a logistical center but the movement’s momentum comes from camp Casey 1.
The sheriff’s department has decreed that any car that doesn’t have all four wheels off the concrete will be towed. This makes sense because the town is very small and the roads are narrow. Every night they come by and if they have a bug up their butt they tow the offending cars away.
Everyone told her there wasn’t much room in camp 2 but I wanted to look anyways. It turns out there is more than ample room for tents there and we could have easily stayed. Excited I jumped out of the car and hoofed it to the tent.
Camp 2 was on land whose use was donated by a local rancher. The ground is flat; there is a beautiful meadow all around us. It is springing up with what look like mini sunflowers. There is a giant tent, rumored to have been used by “W” for a fund raiser, is an impressive sight. It is white, set against the greens and blues of this part of Texas; it stands about thirty feet high with three rises held by six giant poles. Each pole has at least one light the size medium television hanging off to illuminate it during the evening. There is a full kitchen including two gas stoves with ovens, tray warmers, cleaning areas, prep areas and serving counters. There is a team of volunteers that work seemingly around the clock to make sure that the protestors are fed and watered. You literally don’t have to buy any food once you are here.
Each of the camps has a medic, water, food, fun stuff to do, and great conversation.
Donna decided that she would ask permission to stay at camp 2. I didn’t hear what she said but I got the impression that she conceded the loss before the negotiations began. Donna had talked us out of a spot in the palace and we returned to Ditchville. By then all I wanted to do was be done with walking around. I set up my tent and made a b-line for the shuttle.
The shuttle runs to both camps and the peace house. It is run by volunteers and it isn’t strictly regimented. Shuttles are always air conditioned though. It is a nice break from the world to go in the ten minute drive and escape the heat. It is sooooooooo hot here.
I came to camp Casey 2 not knowing that it is so sophisticated, for a squatting area. It has a media camp and wireless internet access. CNN was there when we pulled into camp. I guess they are trying to catch a riot or something.
The stories are so interesting. People were all inspired by the same thing and different things as well.
I was befriended at the Peace house by a man named Darby. He bravely came from across Texas. Darby’s brother in law believes that the 9/11 attackers were from Iraq and in fact none were from Saudi Arabia. He became irate when Darby even suggested that he was wrong. Saudi Arabia is our friend he argued, Iraq is our enemy. Mr. Brother in Law got so angry he left the restaurant in a huff.
Darby had always been against the war, he saw through the bull sit bush was spewing. Still, Darby has to fight the good fight in the belly of the beast. When he heard about Cindy he did everything he could to get down here to assist her in her efforts. He lives four hours away and has made the trip to Crawford several times.
Tom is a professional bachelor. He lives in Louisiana on 57 acres in the bayou. Tom admitted to me that he wasn’t very knowledgeable but could see that the war is crap. He is a vet from Korea (I think). He is very mild mannered, even keeled and introverted. His lifestyle doesn’t allow much cross talk, communication and debate. He doesn’t have a television, he doesn’t subscribe to a news paper. He is exactly the kind of person you don’t expect to be at a protest, especially for a peace group.
He heard about Cindy Sheehan and looked it up on the internet. Subsequently, Tom stumbled on to information he was disgusted to learn. He learned and was outraged by the man who shot off his gun and the man who drove through the sacred cemetery. He felt that the people of the protest might be in danger and he wanted to protect them. “Let them go through me.”, he commented.
Tom was moved by Cindy and by the people of the community acting so hostile toward the protestors. Tom’s urge to protect the protestors, their beliefs and his country drove him to come to Texas.
Allen was my shuttle driver last night. He came because he finally felt there was a person he could rally around. He left his job with nearly no notice to come here for two weeks. His wife came here when Cindy first arrived. She was here for a couple of weeks. They, as a couple, are so motivated for the change that could be made here, that they are willing to sacrifice their jobs and their financial well being to participate in something so important.
I spoke with a secret service officer for about ½ hour. He told me where he used to work an explained why in the hell they do counterfeit money and protection. (We have all wondered.) He explained all those things that made me wonder. He also told me that they have a good idea of who is here. I guess that means I’m busted but he didn’t arrest me. (He doesn’t know everything I guess.)
I was up in camp two until six in the morning talking to people, writing in my blog. Day two tonight.
|Saturday, May 7th, 2005|
BACK FROM THE PHELPS PROTEST...
Tonight we witnessed something that saddened us more than you'll ever know. The "God Hates Everyone" bandwagon came to town to protest a high school production of "The Laramie Project" and we went to counter the protest.
Click here PROTEST
to see photos/our story about the event.
Stop the HATE
. find some peace.
xoxo the gals at heroine filmswww.heroinefilms.net
|Friday, February 4th, 2005|
Call to Action!
Please help me get 1000 more nominations by Feb 10, 2005. ANYONE CAN SIGN!
www.GetMikeIn.com Current Mood: content
|Saturday, January 15th, 2005|
Help Michael Moore.
Please write something in your own live journal about this and ask others to help.
please sign it, and pass it on. ANYONE CAN SIGN IT.
www.GetMikeIn.com Current Mood: awake
|Monday, January 10th, 2005|
I realize this has nothing to do with Fahrenheit 9/11 or anything like that. But I figured that people in this community are people who care about the issues of our country and the world.
And, obviously, this is the issue at hand now.
Here are some links to sites where you can help the tsunami victims:
Humane Society (for the animals hurt by the tsunamis, as well) Current Mood: awake
|Sunday, December 19th, 2004|
|Friday, December 10th, 2004|
Make your voice heard, wherever you can is how I figure it...
Two months from now, the members of the Democratic National Committee will
elect a new party chairman. And we welcome the spirited discussion among
candidates, activists, and progressive organizations on the direction and future
of the Democratic Party.
Under Chairman Terry McAuliffe's leadership, the DNC has spent the past four
years making the power of grassroots activism a top priority. Thanks to those
efforts, the Democratic Party is stronger than it has ever been before.
- In 2000, the DNC only raised $35 million in small
donations. Most of our resources -- over $150 million -- came in large
donations. But in 2004, there was a remarkable turnaround. This year, the vast
majority of our funding -- over $248 million -- came from average Americans
donating what they could, while large donations actually went down to just $105
million -- less than a third of our total.
- In the past four years, the DNC expanded its
small donor base seven fold, from 400,000 in 2000 to 2.7 million in 2004.
- The DNC invested $80 million in grassroots field
organizing in 2004 -- 166 percent over 2000.
- The DNC fielded more than 2000 organizers in
battleground states, and conducted 530 organizing conventions across the
country, training nearly 80,000 attendees.
- We also mobilized 233,000 volunteers, knocking on
11 million doors, and making 38 million volunteer phone calls.
These remarkable accomplishments could not have been achieved without your
tireless dedication to our party and to the enacting the strategic plans we put
in place over the past four years.
One thing is certain: The gains of the past cannot be reversed. The power of
the grassroots will not put back in the bottle. And the future of the Democratic
Party looks stronger than ever. We all need to pull together and work
We want your opinion on our party's future. Use this link to give us your
The DNC Internet Team, Current Mood: busy
Doug, Jesse, Nancy, Morra, and Eric
|Thursday, December 9th, 2004|
Article 9, Japan's promise of peace to the world, is under threat again...
Since the symbol originated here in Japan, I'm suggesting to people that the Japanese government might require a peaceful reminder. If you wouldn't mind sending a few birds, write "article 9" on them somewhere with perhaps anything else you'd like to add, and send them to this address:
1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan
Koizumi calls for revision of Constitution's war-renouncing Article 9
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 07:34 JST
TOKYO — Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi reiterated his call for revising the war-renouncing article of Japan's Constitution to make clear the Self-Defense Forces are legitimate in a recent interview with Newsweek magazine.http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=9&id=321357
|Saturday, November 20th, 2004|
Any of you going to D.C and protesting on inoguration day? I am.
<3 meg Current Mood: bored
|Friday, November 12th, 2004|
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. Your life as you know it, before this moment was a lie.
As a matter of fact, that statement may have been the first true thing some of you have ever read.
But today, November 11th, 2005, is a new day.
Such a wonderful number. The number of new beginnings.
It washes everything away, makes it new again.
In the Old Testament it is written that the flood waters came in the 600th year and destroyed everything,
but by the 601 year, everything was new and restored.
A new world had been made by God.
But what happens when people kill, claiming it's in the name of God?
Their only agenda: greed and an attempt to bring forth another new world on their own.
Well first you'd have to understand Hebrew/Jewish culture and tradition, and the way they used numbers to represent deeper meanings.
They were storytelling words. The significance of numbers was different back then.
Here is a brief background/explanation behind the cut:( Understanding Numbers in HebrewCollapse )
What's the connection? Well, you see...
Going by these number patterns, then the number 600 ("year of the flood") would not be a year,
rather an event of great significance in which earth/man and humanity's (lack of) obedience to God was judged.
The number 601 shows that earth and man had been judged, but now all was new; obedience and life restored.
So, what would the numbers 6,000,000 (as in the number of God's chosen people
, the Jews)
killed in an attempt to do "God's work"? That's simple.
Nothing less than a MASSIVE attempt at the ultimate judgment.
One so great that only God has the power to hand out.
As promised, Hitler did not exist. God delivered his people from bondage.
We forget our past and now we are repeating it.
Just as Hitler claimed he was killing in the name of God, who else does the same?
Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
(...or saying: "I am Christian")
It should be starting to add up for you by now.
It's kinda like a movie where everyone knows the story-line, so it's gotten big hype, but bad reviews have ruined it for you.
Let me tell you... the hype is wrong!!! The book is incredible, and the movie is getting really scary.
Do you really know what is happening in the world?
Do you notice that the separation of church and state only exists when it doesn't work in their favor?
What could be the reason for that? Do they know something we don't?
You need to know the truth.
And I don't mean from any of the following:
(Warren, oops i mean,) 9/11 Commission,
Michael (please inflate my ego some) Moore,
Fox (how can they legally call this) News.
It's time to step out of the darkness.
Who can you believe?
God or Government?
Take a couple hours (stop playing SIMS2 i know it will be hard) and watch these videos, then tell me what you think.
This won't open any eyes, but that's ok. The New World Order has begun and only few will be fully aware.
Who knows, maybe I'll be mistaken and lots of people will wake up?
download (right click: save as)George Humphrey - 911: The Great Illusion (1of2).wmvGeorge Humphrey - 911: The Great Illusion (2of2).wmvAlex Jones - Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove.wmv
If you were reading closely when I started this, I said 11.11.05 will be a new day.
Which means I'm making perfect sense but I'm still not getting through to most of you.
So I'm being generous and giving you a year to reflect, read, study, research on your own.
See how the world's events shape out the predestined map like an adaptation to a novel.
I wonder what events will have happen in the next 365 days in order for you to open your eyes.
The paradigm shift has occured, and now you're playing catch-up.
Just think, 11.11.01 we were in the midst of the beginning of the new beginning.
What condition will the world be in by the time 11.11.11 comes around?
|Thursday, November 11th, 2004|
Moveon's investigate the vote...
Dear MoveOn member,
Questions are swirling around whether the election was conducted honestly or not. We need to know -- was it or wasn't it?
If people were wrongly prevented from voting, or if legitimate votes were mis-counted or not counted at all, we need to know so the wrongdoers can be held accountable, and so we can prevent this from happening again.
Members of Congress are demanding an investigation to answer this question. The decision on whether or not there will be an investigation could come as soon as Monday. Join us in supporting the call for one now, at:Click here
Then please invite your friends and colleagues to sign, as well. We need to show Congress that hundreds of thousands of Americans are serious about protecting the integrity of the vote.
We're all hearing the stories and wondering what's true and what isn't. But at least two cases of serious problems are accepted beyond doubt:
In Broward County, Florida, electronic voting machines counted backwards: as more people voted, the official vote count went down. 
In one Columbus, Ohio suburb, election officials have acknowledged that electronic voting machines credited Bush with winning 4,258 votes, even though only 638 people voted there. 
These are just cases where we know something went wrong. There were also lots of reports of people being denied ballots on Election Day. So far, these reports remain anecdotal, but they must be compiled and examined. And the Internet is abuzz with theories about why the official counts were so different from the exit polls.
Do you have a story? Were you prevented from voting? Tell us, at:Click here to tell your story
Six prominent members of Congress have called for an investigation. Representatives Conyers (D-MI), Holt (D-NJ), Nadler (D-NY), Scott (D-VA), Watt (D-NC) and Wexler (D-FL), have demanded that the U.S. General Accounting Office:
immediately undertake an investigation of the efficacy of voting machines and new technologies used in the 2004 election, how election officials responded to difficulties they encountered, and what we can do in the future to improve our election systems and administration. 
We've got to support their call by asking our own Representatives and Senators to join them.
If you have a personal story of disenfranchisement, tell us. These members of Congress have agreed to include our stories and comments in their call for an investigation. Please sign now -- we'll deliver our compiled statements to them on Friday.
Even if you don't have a personal story, your signature on our petition will still help build support for an investigation.
To keep our faith in democracy, we need to know the facts. Your signature, and your story if you have one, will help.
--Carrie, Joan, Lee, Marika, Noah, Peter, Rosalyn, and Wes
The MoveOn.org Team
November 11th, 2004
1. Broward Machines Count Backward, Palm Beach Post, November 5, 2004http://www.palmbeachpost.com/politics/content/news/epaper/2004/11/05/a29a_BROWVOTE_1105.html
2. Glitch Gave Bush Extra Votes in Ohio, AP carried on CNN, November 5, 2004http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/05/voting.problems.ap/
3. Letters from members of Congress to David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, demanding an investigation of the election: November 5th, 2004 & November 8th, 2004http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/gaoinvestvote2004ltr11804.pdfhttp://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/gaoinvestvote2004ltr11804.pdf Current Mood: contemplative
|Sunday, November 7th, 2004|
Suicide at ground zero...
Sunday, November 7, 2004
A 25-year-old from Georgia who was distraught over President Bush's re-election apparently killed himself at ground zero.
Andrew Veal's body was found Saturday morning inside the off-limits area of the former World Trade Center site, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A shotgun was found nearby, but no suicide note was found, Coleman said.
Veal's mother said her son was upset about the result of the presidential election and had driven to New York, Gus Danese, president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, told The New York Times in Sunday's editions.
Friends said Veal worked in a computer lab at the University of Georgia and was planning to marry.
"I'm absolutely sure it's a protest," Mary Anne Mauney, Veal's supervisor at the lab, told The Daily News. "I don't know what made him commit suicide, but where he did it was symbolic."
Police were investigating how Veal entered the former World Trade Center site, which is protected by high fences and owned by the Port Authority.
From here: free internet press Current Mood: sad
|Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004|
If today is any indication, this community is soon to be drenched by tasteless posts and comments by obnoxious and tactless republicans (I specified republicans because typically the democratic posters are neither obnoxious nor tactless). Normally this wouldn't bother me, as I live in Texas and am surrounded by said obnoxious and tactless group day in and day out. The issue here is that they are posting these things in a community I created to serve another purpose. But rather than just delete the offending posts and comments, I have decided to do this in a democratic manner - through a vote.
Please let me know whether you think I should censor what is posted here, or if I should give others the opportunity to make much more tactful and better thought-out replies.
I'll check the results in a week. Until then, I suppose it's open season on obscene remarks from the Arrogant party.
|Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004|
(Please forward this message to anyone who still thinks John Kerry is
fit for command.)
A vote for John Kerry is a vote AGAINST the U.S. military personnel
who liberated Iraq -- those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines --
who are now on the frontline defending our critical national interests
in the region against Jihadi terrorists. It is also a vote against
those who have already provided the last measure on that front in
service to our great nation.
Indeed, there is a direct correlation between Kerry's efforts to
politicize dissent against U.S. resolve in the war against terrorism
-- specifically on the Iraqi warfront -- and American and Allied
causalities on that front. Those forces, including countless Iraqis,
are being injured and killed in ever-increasing numbers because of the
political discord Kerry and his ilk are fomenting.
If you think there is not a connection between Kerry's campaign
rhetoric and U.S. casualties, read on....
Kerry has reduced the war to liberate Iraq to nothing more than
political fodder, which has emboldened our Jihadi enemies. As noted
recently by Professor Mohammad Amin Bashar at Baghdad's Islamic
University, "If the U.S. Army suffered numerous humiliating losses,
Kerry would emerge as the superman of the American people." To that
end, Abu Jalal, an influential Iraqi resistance leader, said last
month, "American elections and Iraq are linked tightly together. We've
got to work to change the election, and we've done so. With our
strikes, we've dragged Bush into the mud."
The net effect of Kerry's dissention can certainly be felt in terms of
increased numbers of American and Allied casualties. A few weeks ago,
John Edwards unwittingly provided the evidence for this very
correlation: "We lost more troops in September than we lost in August;
lost more in August than we lost in July; lost more in July than we
lost in June."
This was, and remains, the unavoidable consequence of Kerry's reckless
campaign rhetoric. The blood of those American Patriots (like the
blood of his "brothers" in Vietnam, after he used that war as fodder
for his 1972 congressional campaign), is on John Kerry's hands.
To be sure, this is the harshest of all condemnations. But it is also
Now, Osama bin Laden, who planned the 9/11 attack killing 3,000 of our
countrymen -- men, women and children -- has emerged from his rat
hole, and issued a statement which is, unquestionably, timed to
support John Kerry.
In that light, the most challenging question that can be asked on
this, the eve of the 2004 Presidential Election, is not so much, "For
whom will you vote?" but "With whom will you vote?"
Will you vote with Osama bin Laden, Abu Jalal, Saddam Hussein and Abu
Musab Al-Zarqawi? How about Kim Jong-Il, Mohammad Khatami, Moammar
al-Ghadafi and Hu Jingtao. All of these tyrants support John Kerry.
Will you vote with America's fighting forces, who, according to a
just- published Army Times poll, overwhelmingly support President
George W. Bush. In fact, 82 percent of our Armed Forces said they do
not want John Kerry as their Commander in Chief.
On Tuesday, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS -- VOTE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH!
(The above comment is excerpted from The Federalist Patriot No.
04-42. The Patriot is the most widely subscribed e-journal on the
Internet. Get your subscription today -- it's FREE by e-mail.
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"There is no good government but what is republican." --John Adams
|Thursday, October 28th, 2004|