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[14 Oct 2006|03:01am]

[ mood | contemplative ]

This community still exists! If anyone still pays attention - do any of you think that JK would actually succeed if he ran again in 2008?

I think he has a chance but he really needs to work for it, he needs to be quicker to respond than he was in 04, but at this point - everything is so wacky and the general public does not seem to care.

Perhaps I am being melodramatic -but it sure feels that way nowadays.

Anyway, thanks for listening ...

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[10 Nov 2005|01:06pm]
Here's something to cheer everyone up, www.jorgedrunk.com
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A daily dose of blue! [22 Oct 2005|02:49pm]
We wanted to announce our new project:

A Daily Dose of Blue sent directly to your mobile phone!
Snarky headlines, classic Bushisms, and even a few inspirational quotes to keep your progressive soul fed.

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have your high schooler (or yourself) "opted-out" [15 Sep 2005|10:11pm]

[ mood | outraged ]

This is copied from a recent email I received from Music For America:

What is Opt-Out About?

You've seen the flyer at our shows, and right now we're about to do a big push (see below) on the issue of the military Opt-Out for high school students. It's the way you keep recruiters from getting your personal contact info from your school.

See, Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act says high schools have to turn their students' contact info over to The Pentagon, except for the kids who fill out a form asking to be left out. A lot of people don't even know the form exists, so that's why we made our own.

If you're not in high school, you can help fight this invasion of privacy by signing this petition to end it. If you are in high school, there's a lot more you can do. Seeee below...

Take it to Your School

High schoolers: MFA needs you for a quick and dirty military Opt-Out campaign. Your school will be selling you out to the military recruiters sometime in October. But it's easy to protect yourself and your classmates by distributing the Opt-Out form. Get a stack, plus our new antiwar t-shirt, and other good stuff, mailed to you at school by contacting jessica@musicforamerica.org. You can also download the form (English or Spanish) here.

Hey, if you're not in high school anymore, will you tell someone who is?


Thanks guys!

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[09 Jun 2005|06:40am]

Politics: Patriot Act to be Expanded
Posted by samzenpus on Thursday June 09, @05:39AM
from the big-brother dept.
m4dm4n writes "It seems that the patriot act is being expanded rather than scaled back after a vote late Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence committee. The FBI has gained new powers to demand documents from companies without a judge's approval, as well as the ability to designate subpoenas as secret and punish disclosure of their existence with up to one year in prison."

June 7, 2005 7:22 PM PDT
Senate panel votes to expand Patriot Act
Forget scaling back the Patriot Act.

Instead, the controversial post-9/11 law would be expanded to give the FBI new powers to demand documents from companies without a judge's approval, according to a vote late Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence committee.

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[19 May 2005|01:52pm]

I appreciate all the support.
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[28 Apr 2005|08:38pm]

I am a 20 year old bisexual female from the state of Indiana in the United States. I receive newletters from the Human Rights Campaign and was recently informed of a bill introduced to the U.S. Congress that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy currently enforced among homosexuals in the United States Military. Basically, any known homosexual will be prevented from joining the military or discharged from the military simply because they are gay. This new bill, called the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, would do away with "don't ask, don't tell" and institute complete tolerance of homosexuals in the military.

I wrote to my state representative, voicing my opinion on the bill, and asking him to support it. My request was denied. Apparently, my congressman believes that "homosexual activity is prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed services. For that reason, [he] oppose[s] any efforts that would allow known homosexuals to enter into or continue service in the military."

Now, I'm not a naive person, and I did not expect miracles. But I do believe that this world is gradually changing. As homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people are being more open about their sexuality, we are starting to be accepted for who and what we are. Change will not happen in a day... it may not even happen in a decade.

However, we need to let our voices be heard now, so that we can start changing the future one person at a time. For this reason, I'm asking you, whoever you are, wherever you're from, and whatever your sexuality is, to write to the United States Congress in support of this bill. It may not be passed and made into law, but at least we will let the U.S. government know that gay, bi, and transgender people everywhere are willing to stand up for their rights.

If you've gotten this far, thank you for reading, and please show your support for all homosexuals in the military by writing a letter today.

Megan LeRoy

(Cross-posted to many, many communities)
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John Kerry's ad in USA Today -- please sign [04 Apr 2005|03:36pm]

As most people here probably know, the Republicans are threatening to invoke "the nuclear option": ending the possibility of filibuster on Congressional approval of judges. Bush has nominated some extreme right-wing judges, whom the Democrats voted down, so now the Republicans want to change the rules of the Senate so that they can rubberstamp any extremist Bush appoints and the Democrats can't stop them.

John Kerry is placing an ad in USA Today tomorrow opposing this, and he wants to report how many people have signed in support (the names won't appear, just the number). But I suspect a lot of people don't understand what is at stake: whether the Senate will be able to keep Bush from packing the judiciary with Fundamentalists and extremists, or whether even more unbridled power will be concentrated in the hands of Bush and his supporters. So Kerry needs more signatures. Kerry's letter to supporters is below the cut:

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[17 Feb 2005|11:58pm]

Hey everyone, go see how much your social security will be cut under the bush SS plan. I lost about 7000 dollars on my guesstimated yearly earnings.

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john kerry public speaking engagement forthcoming [16 Feb 2005|06:20am]

A Conversation with Senator John Kerry
JFK Library in Boston (Red Line to JFK/UMASS, transfer to free Shuttle Bus #2)
Monday, February 28, 2005, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Senator Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President of the United States will receive the distinguished American Award from the Kennedy Library Foundation. He will share his thoughts on U.S. policies both home and abroad with Pulitzer Prize winning Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant.
To make a reservation or to check if speakers' schedules have changed, call 617.514.1643.
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so sad. [02 Feb 2005|08:51pm]

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John Kerry speech today at 1:00, and a call for signatures [27 Jan 2005|11:36am]

John Kerry is going to give a speech today on his health care proposal. Right now it's listed on CSPAN-1 for 1:00, but since it's live, of course they warn that the time may change.

Also, Kerry wants to get more signatures on his petition for children's health care. He has 300,000 so far, would like to reach 500,000 very soon and eventually 1 million. In case anyone didn't get the letter, I'll paste it bellow the cut. Let's do what we can to get more people to sign; if he gets enough signatures, it'll be hard for the Republicans to brush it off.

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X-posted to johnkerry08
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Memo From Osama [20 Jan 2005|02:16pm]

On this day of tragedy for our country i feel like making it a little humorous


From: Bin Laden, Osama

To: All Al Queda Fighters

Subject: The Cave

Hi guys. We've all been putting in long hours recently but we've
really come together as a group and I love that! However, while
we are fighting jihad, we can't forget to take care of the cave, and frankly
I have a few concerns:

First of all, while it's good to be concerned about cruise missiles,
we should be even more concerned about the dust in our cave.
We want to avoid excessive dust inhalation, (a health and safety issue) -
so we need to sweep the cave daily. I've done my bit on the cleaning roster - have you? I've posted a sign-up sheet near the cave
reception area (next to the halal toaster).

Second, it's not often I make a video address but when I do, I'm trying to scare the shit out of most of the world's population,

That means that while we're taping, please do not ride your
scooter in the background or keep doing the 'Wassup' thing. Thanks.

Third: Food. I bought a box of Dairylea recently, clearly wrote
"Ossy" on the front, and put it on the top shelf. Today, two of my
Dairylea slices were gone. Consideration. That's all I'm saying.

Fourth: I'm not against team spirit and all that, but we must
distance ourselves from the Infidel's bat and ball games. Please do not
chant "Ossy Ossy Ossy, Oy Oy Oy" when I ride past on the donkey.

Five: Graffiti. Whoever wrote "OSAMA F_*KS DONKEYS" on the
group mtoilet wall, it's a lie. The donkey backed into me, whilst I was
relieving myself at the edge of the mountain.

Six: The use of chickens is strictly for food. Assam, the old
excuse that the 'chicken backed into me, whilst I was relieving myself at
the edge of the mountain' will not be accepted in future. (With donkeys,
there is a grey area.)

Finally, we've heard that there may be Western soldiers in
disguise trying to infiltrate our ranks. I want to set up patrols to look for
them. First patrol will be Omar, Muhammad, Abdul, Akbar and Dave.

Love you lots, Group Hug. Os.

PS - I'm sick of having "Osama's Bed Linen" scribbled on my
laundry bag. Cut it out, it's not funny anymore.
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Help! (The Senate of the United States of Micro America) [10 Jan 2005|12:48pm]

The Democratic Caucus of the Senate of the United States of Micro America is a simulation game to practice developing bills, getting them through Congress, and hammering out effective arguments and positions. I believe that most of the participants are adults so we can have some pretty serious discussions. You can read a few recent messages at the main page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usma_senate2/, but the really interesting discussions go on in "the cloakroom" (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usma_sencroom/) and in the individual caucuses.

If you or anyone you know would like to join, there are a few seats left for Democrats and we must get them filled ASAP!!! Contact me at Proud2bLiberal23 (at) yahoo.com (that's "proud to be liberal") and I can approve your application.

I could REALLY USE YOUR HELP to vote down turkeys who are already proposing ridiculous cr*p. Don't worry if the seats for your state are already full. You can represent another state. Also, you can read the messages online and keep your mailbox from getting too full.

In fact, you don't even have to be a super active participant. As I am now Deputy Whip, I can just e-mail you when it's time to vote. But, I do hope you will be more active. We need fresh ideas and opinions.

See you in the Senate!

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WOW [06 Jan 2005|02:33pm]



CSPAN Live RealPlayer Feed of Joint Session contesting certification of Ohio's results

There was just an INCREDIBLE speech from Dennis Kucinich, and its bouncing around between different people now, its really great.

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I have lost all respect for John Kerry [05 Jan 2005|06:47pm]

Waiting in my inbox was a form letter from JK, I'm sure many of you got it.
I can't believe how big of a hypocrite he is!

The email, for those of you who haven't seen itCollapse )

He's not going to participate in the most important vote certification EVER? So, he might not of won Ohio, but there was FRAUD. Committed by the people in office now, and he's not going to take a stand? I'm so outraged right now, I can't even explain.
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Jan. 20: You don't have to be in DC to protest. [03 Jan 2005|11:23pm]

(I received this email forward from a friend. I like it - encourages me to save money too.)

Not One Damn Dime Day" - Jan 20, 2005 - Inauguration Day

Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for nothing for 24 hours.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Walmart, Kmart, Target...

Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).

For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.

The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the international corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and funnel cash into American politics.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The politicians put the troops in harm's way.

Now over 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan - a way to come home.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No petitions to sign. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing.

You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.

For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.

Please share this e-mail with as many people as possible.
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[28 Dec 2004|08:11pm]

I'm pretty sure this has been posted before but I cannot seem to find it. Sorry I'm asking again, but does anyone have a mailing address for contacting John Kerry?
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