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Party or Die

By David Swanson
Huffington Post

The slogan "Vote or Die" was intended to motivate people to go out and knock on doors and make phone calls to help elect one pro-war presidential candidate over another. It wasn't much fun and it didn't affect the election or the war.

A lot more fun than knocking on doors to promote muddled positions that try to please both progressives and homophobic militaristic duck-hunting corporatists is ... partying.

And Crawford, Texas, is where the party is. By calling it a party I don't mean to make light of the seriousness of the mission or the horrible grief of Cindy Sheehan and other military families there to protest this war. Rather, I mean to say that through the sadness and the hardships and the thunderstorms, it comes through on every voice my telephone line has carried from Camp Casey that no one will leave there without having been enriched with a sense of solidarity.

Remember those reports last year on a medical study that found that participating in public demonstrations is good for your health? I don't think you'll need to read it if you go to Crawford.

Going to Crawford will be fun. It will also be effective. At this point, Bush' stubborness is influencing his stupidity. He doesn't think that he, the President!, should have to speak to anyone he doesn't feel like speaking to. This is a very bad PR move for him -– at least as long as Camp Casey continues to grow.

An arrest will be a disaster for Bush. A growing crowd through the month will be a disaster for Bush. His only way out -– given his refusal to meet with Cindy -– is to hope that people get tired and go away.

Don't let Bush off the hook. Join Cindy in Crawford. You'll love her and the people with her, and they will welcome you as family.


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It was fun to register 100 students to vote.
It was fun to vote.
It was fun to know we won.
It is not fun when our side bashes our side and bashes voting.
Shame on you.
Only by registering more, voting more and having a landslide will we get out from under this.
No amount of partying is going to do it.
Only the vote will overthrow this government.
Or the UN.

didn't mean to oppose voting so much as voting for lowsy candidates

Semantics aside, there is the side effects to another party >>>that the Republican Party has been destroyed by the PNAC clandestine party and shadow government. Pro-lifers and true Christians will never trust the Republican Party again because of the sadistic PNAC parasites. Many Republicans will hop on the Independant Party wagon, and some will shun their Republican roots altogether and join the Democrat or Green Parties. The only Republican voters left will be the most ignorant of all>>> the ones who are totally clueless about the not-so-hidden fascism of the PNAC "Party".

Historians will have a field day with this intrigue. In the meantime, people die for lies & fallen soldiers Moms suffer. The ones who know the truth are outraged. And the articulate ones, like Cindy Sheehan, speak for all aware Americans.

The voice in the wilderness is Cindy Sheehan. Senators and Congressmen your presence in Crawford Texas would be greatly appreciated. Giving your support with your presence to Cindy Sheehan is the sign of leaders who really care for the truth about Karl Rove, the truth about the Downing Street Minutes, and the lies to go to fight in Iraq. An action like that from you, our representatives, Senators and Congressman, is the healing we need to have. An action like this is the sign of loving and standing up for what this country was founded on. You will show us that your patriotism goes beyond being Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green, Socialist and others. We need to see you together as true patriots givng Cindy Sheehan united support.

How dare you lump Vietnam Veterans Against the War Withdraw this summer John Kerry with the NeoCon dictators?

How dare you say that voting doesn't matter? We registered 10M more people and won the election by 5 M.

What we need to do is MARCH ABOUT THE VOTE WHERE THE MEDIA IS. Destroying the voting machines is where the battle is. It takes more than partying to make democracy, it takes voting. Thank you.

Sorry for my tone, I'm redoing it. It doesn't help to put down our side in a war, John Kerry was Vietnam Veterans Against the War, he promised to start withdrawing by summer, we can work with him. You have to work with what you've got to fight with. And it doesn't help to put down voting, we valiantly registered 15M more people, and won by 5 M, we have been winning the majority since 2000, the vote is the real battlefield, we need to make marching and screaming about the voting machines our numbero uno priority, because a mom in a ditch is just a media event. If we can't get our vote back, dictators ignore media events, they smother them eventually. So please, if you're really serious about winning this war for our lives, then join our Democratic voting cause and overturn the 10 Senator, 30 Rep, 7 Governor false majority, not to mention the stealing of 3 presidential candidates (Dean was frontrunner, hacked back). We have 25 states with paper trails so far. We need to expose Diebold + 10 companies as the criminals they are (already convicted in CA but Reeps keep them), and work to get paper ballots, at most scanned by honest Avante company. Thank you.

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