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2,000 Letters Supporting Cindy


By Congressman John Conyers

With Cindy back in California attending to her mother's illness, it is more important than ever that we think of ways to support her cause and push back against the right wing smear campaign she is facing.

Last week, we sent a letter signed by 40 Members of Congress supporting Cindy, and sought contributions to support her. This week, I am organizing a campaign to encourage supporters to write letters and guest editorials supporting Cindy to submit to their local papers. My initial goal of 1,000 letters was met today, so with the help of the Kos community, I would like to expand the goal to 2,000. If you would like to write a letter and have it automatically submitted to your local paper, click here. I have also created a Crawford Action Center on my web site which includes a variety of video and audio clips, talking points and other materials.

There is no doubt that Cindy and the other Gold Star families have touched a nerve in this country. Now more than ever, we need to let the world know that we support Cindy and her cause.

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Where can we get a list of the republican congressmen and women and the senators that are seeking re-election in "06"? It is time we start campaigning aginst them.

For the '06 elections, don't only oust the Republicans, but get rid of the PNAC supporting Democrats, too!!!

Here, Mike McIntyre (D-NC) has not only voted for the Patriot Act extensions, BUT also voted in favor of the Military's use of "Torture Interrogation Techniques." He stands FIRMLY behind the NEO CON War Agenda and President Bush. He refuses to support the efforts of Congressman John Conyers and the After Downing Street Movement.
He supports the developers that are turning Wilmington into a vacation resort for rich Romans from out of state while beating down and running off the local population that are just trying to survive in BushCO's New World Order.

In my opinion, he has got to go. So, if anyone is interested in the job, just let us know. We can start your campaign immediately. ;-)

"I never lied to you, I've always been cool"
I want to be elected!
I taught you how to vote, and I told you about school
I want to be elected!"
- Alice Cooper

peace.

This is very good advice. The entire barn must be cleaned out.

It's time to "Drain The Swamp"

YES!!!!
Be wary of the Democrat vs. Republican GAME.
It can give a false sense of security. It sure to for the sane, moderate Republicans this time around, didn't it?

In the 60's many Neo-Cons (including Wolfowitz) switched from the Democratic party to the Republican party. They have no loyalty to anything but POWER and MONEY. So, don't be fooled into thinking that a vote for a Democrat is "safe".....do some checking out and talking with others who care about the same things you do.

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E.L Doctorow, (NYU, "Ragtime") was villified and "booed" off the stage at Hofstra University at a 2004 Commencement exercise when he criticized G.W. Bush and his administration's policies. It has become increasingly clear to me that G.W. Bush may be triumphing in a void -'the void that exists in his mind, his heart and his soul'. He will not meet with Cindy. He has no answers. He never had. He never will. He operates in a mental, psychological and spiritual abyss. His obvious arrogance is thusly trumped up with the support of the neocon stalwarts who devise and contrive the policy that keeps his arrogance visible and his "in your face" tactics consistent. And so the cycle continues. Many people have bought into it, but the numbers of those who "see" and "feel" the Truth are ever-increasing.

This morning I received an email from a friend in the Caribbean who found this analysis from Doctorow. I found it to be, as usual, eloquent, direct and right on target. I forward it to you for your review and consideration.

As a postscript, let me say that, those who have the Truth on their side have the ability and strength to maintain calm and peace in their expose'. The vandalizing of crosses, the hatefilled firing of gunshots and people who extol nationalism over the Absolute Truths of universal laws of humankind are examples of how false truths expose themselves with time. The Truth is One and no one's connivery (or arrogance) can escape it.

Please find the writings of E.L. Doctorow here below ....

"Subject: Fw: E.L.Doctorow on the War in Iraq

I fault this president (George W. Bush) for not knowing what
death is. He does not suffer the death of our twenty-one year
olds who wanted to be what they could be.

On the eve of D-day in 1944 General Eisenhower prayed to God for
the lives of the young soldiers he knew were going to die. He
knew what death was. Even in a justifiable war, a war not of
choice but of necessity, a war of survival, the cost was almost
more than Eisenhower could bear.

But this president does not know what death is. He hasn't the
mind for it. You see him joking with the press, peering under the
table for the WMDs he can't seem to find, you see him at rallies
strutting up to the stage in shirt sleeves to the roar of the carefully screened crowd,
smiling and waving, triumphal, a he-man. He does not mourn. He
doesn't understand why he should mourn. He is satisfied during
the course of a speech written for him to look solemn for a
moment and speak of the brave young Americans who made the
ultimate sacrifice for their country.

But you study him, you look into his eyes and know he dissembles
an emotion which he does not feel in the depths of his being
because he has no capacity for it. He does not feel a personal
responsibility for the thousand dead young men and women who
wanted to be what they could be.

They come to his desk not as youngsters with mothers and fathers
or wives and children who will suffer to the end of their days a
terribly torn fabric of familial relationships and the
inconsolable remembrance of aborted life.... They come to his
desk as a political liability which is why the press is not
permitted to photograph the arrival of their coffins from Iraq.

How then can he mourn? To mourn is to express regret and he
regrets nothing. He does not regret that his reason for going to
war was, as he knew, unsubstantiated by the facts. He does not
regret that his bungled plan for the war's aftermath has made of
his mission-accomplished a disaster. He does not regret that
rather than controlling terrorism his war in Iraq has licensed it.

So he never mourns for the dead and crippled youngsters who have
fought this war of his choice. He wanted to go to war and he
did. He had not the mind to perceive the costs of war, or to
listen to those who knew those costs. He did not understand that
you do not go to war when it is one of the options, but when it
is the only option; you go not because you want to but because
you have to.

This president knew it would be difficult for Americans not to
cheer the overthrow of a foreign dictator. He knew that much.
This president and his supporters would seem to have a mind for
only one thing --- to take power, to remain in power, and to use
that power for the sake of themselves and their friends. A war
will do that as well as anything. You become a wartime leader.
The country gets behind you. Dissent becomes inappropriate. And
so he does not drop to his knees, he is not contrite, he does not
sit in the church with the grieving parents and wives and
children.

He is the President who does not feel. He does not feel for the
families of the dead; he does not feel for the thirty five
million of us who live in poverty; he does not feel for the forty
percent who cannot afford health insurance; he does not feel for
the miners whose lungs are turning black or for the working
people he has deprived of the chance to work overtime at
time-and-a-half to pay their bills --- it is amazing for how
many people in this country this President does not feel.

But he will dissemble feeling. He will say in all sincerity he is
relieving the wealthiest one percent of the population of their
tax burden for the sake of the rest of us, and that he is
polluting the air we breathe for the sake of our economy, and
that he is decreasing the safety regulations for coal mines to
save the coal miners' jobs, and that he is depriving workers of
their time-and-a- half benefits for overtime because this is
actually a way to honor them by raising them into the professional
class.

And this litany of lies he will versify with reverences for God
and the flag and democracy, when just what he and his party are
doing to our democracy is choking the life out of it.

But there is one more terribly sad thing about all of this. I
remember the millions of people here and around the world who
marched against the war. It was extraordinary, that spontaneously
aroused oversoul of alarm and protest that transcended national
borders. Why did it happen? After all, this was not the only war
anyone had ever seen coming. There are little wars all over
the world most of the time.

But the cry of protest was the appalled understanding of millions
of people that America was ceding its role as the last best hope
of mankind. It was their perception that the classic archetype of
democracy was morphing into a rogue nation. The greatest
democratic republic in history was turning its back on the
future, using its extraordinary power and standing not to advance
the ideal of a concordance of civilizations but to endorse the
kind
of tribal combat that originated with the Neanderthals, a people,
now extinct, who could imagine ensuring their survival by no
other means than pre-emptive war.

The president we get is the country we get. With each president
the nation is conformed spiritually. He is the artificer of our
malleable national soul. He proposes not only the laws but the
kinds of lawlessness that govern our lives and invoke our
responses. The people he appoints are cast in his image. The
trouble they get into and get us into, is his characteristic
trouble.

Finally the media amplify his character into our moral weather
report. He becomes the face of our sky, the conditions that
prevail: How can we sustain ourselves as the United States of
America given the stupid and ineffective warmaking, the
constitutionally insensitive lawgiving, and the monarchal
economics of this president? He cannot mourn but is a figure of
such moral vacancy as to make us mourn for ourselves.

E.L. Doctorow"

Thank you.

is just playing over and over in my mind. Tell me don't you think this is a beautiful song? http://www.soundclick.com/pro/default.cfm?BandID=33200

CP

It makes me mad when I hear people talk about WWII as a war of necessity. It was only a necessity because the good Germans did not rise up against Hitler. That should teach us a lesson.

EXACTLY

I just hope we averted World War III by exposing and monitoring the FEMA Region IV "Nuclear Terrorist" drills in August.

Desperate acts of desperate men.

Rush and O'Reilly laughed at us, but I think China & Russia agreed with us, hence the unprecidented joint military exercises.

Not until something is done about the AIPAC-PNAC promotion (mainly via Dick Cheney) of a "nucular" attack on Iran. Read about it here and here.

The more these guys are backed into a corner by their own lies and deceptions, the scarier it gets.

Not sure what to write about? Here is a pretty good run down called
"The Bush Administation's Top 40 Lies About War and Terrorism."

http://citypages.com/databank/24/1182/article11417.asp

"Going write a little letter
Gonna mail it my local DJ
It's a rockin' rhythm record
I want my jockey to play
Roll Over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today."
- Chuck Berry

Needs to be taken slowly.

It needs to be about "a grieving mother of a fallen soldier" instead of an antiwar protest right now.

I fear that its going to fast for the American public to digest and that the right wing attacks will succeed in its smear campaign.

How slowly would you suggest? At our current rate of carnage, how many more innocent deaths justify "remedial Truth" for "Constitutionally Challenged Americans?"

Just keep the protests cool. Keep them non-violent. Always travel in groups. Always carry a camera/recording gear. And most imporatantly, . . . the smelly angry guy that's always wanting you to "blow something up" or "assassinate someone", that's the PNAC NEO CON/MI5/CIA/MOSSAD plant, aka agent provocateur. I'll bet he/she even knows where you can get some "miiitary grade" explosives. :-)

...and watch out for the new microwave beam crowd busters I hear Homeland Security is planning to use against anti-war protestors. They are supposed to be getting the trucks ready right now! Besides causing intense pain that will immediately cause a crowd to dissipate, if you have any metal near your skin, the beam will heat it up and this can cause severe burns. If the rumors are true, we need a defense -- I'm thinking a large piece of tinfoil could be used to reflect the beam back in their face.

This is indeed one of the most perverse uses of science I have ever seen. To the PNAC NEO CON, science is just something one uses to make weapons.

http://www.globalnewsmatrix.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2230

Can you say WAR CRIMES???

Can you say CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY???

I say the "Eloi" go "Morlock" Hunting (HG Wells - The Time Machine)

I sent a letter (not from your link) to the local newspaper yesterday in support of Cindy Sheehan and asking others to come out to a rally (for Cindy) we have organized in our community for Sunday Aug. 21. Another man and I also had an interview and answered phone calls regarding Cindy Sheehan on the local college radio station last Monday. So please add one more letter to your count. It would be redundant for me to write another. But if anyone else from Fargo, ND will write one it would be great.

WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS IT BECOMES NECESSARY for the PEOPLE of the United States

TO ALTER or ABOLISH the United States Government

( As it exists in the year 2001 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 )

Using the Authority, Law, and Intentions of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

And Now the People Step Forward and Charge High Treason, and Show that Democracy in its roots today, is Corrupt.

And that the Constitution has been Altered and Betrayed

In Favor of A Small Group of Millionaires,

Over Another... the Governed, the People of the United States.

And that the Election Process is UN-fair

And has been Overwhelmed and Monopolized by Millionaires and their millions of dollars,

In a large part acquired while in office or with insider information after being in office.

And the United States Government is Manipulated by Corporations and their CEOs,

All led by MONEY & the Bush Family, Millionaire Class, Conspiracy.

A CONSPIRACY, CONNECTING THE MULTIMILLIONAIRES, ONE WITH ANOTHER.

Continue Reading @

http://www.RogerART.com

Scroll Down till U C Yellow Link 2

( Re-Written ) DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE

Thank, U Roger Drowne EC

With extreme gratitude to Cindy Sheehan and her followers for galvanizing the renascent Anti-War Movement, it's all the more important for us to hammer away again for the Indictment of the Criminality of the Bush Administration (and the wished-for Impeachment of that treacherous Gang) provided by the Downing Street Memo and assorted other exposures of the lies propagated by that Administration leading up to the Iraq War. After all, that was one of the important themes expressed by Cindy as a panelist at Representative Conyer's Forum in the Capitol a couple of months ago. With the Neo-Con supporers arguing that Cindy Sheehan has a political agenda and is the puppet of the Far Left, let us not shrink away from that charge but wholeheartedly ally her stance at Crawford, Texas with an INTENSIFIED effort to publicize as widely as possible before the sleeping U.S. populace the tremendous significance of the Downing Street Memo, When increasing numbers of Americans awaken to the extent of the deceptions of the Bush Administration, Republican representatives and senators facing the 2006 elections will be intimidated into deserting the Bush scoundrels and embolden all of us to fight for Impeachment of that Notorious Gang!

HEAR HEAR!

Totally agree. I have written my elected representatives. DSM needs to be vigorously investigated!

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