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Kim Yonkee
11-30-2003, 11:35 PM
Reality? Paranoia? YOU make the call:

11/29/03: Even though Bush II will lose the popular vote in the US presidential election of 2004, his electoral college victory seems assured.

With Republican party governors firmly in charge of Florida, California, Texas and New York, and supported by a whopping Bush campaign war chest approaching $200 million, dubious electronic voting schemes courtesy of Diebold, Lockheed Martin and other defense contractors it seems certain that Bush will make it back to the Oval Office through the back door that is the Electoral College.

And if not the Electoral College then by benefit of a rebel attack on US soil which kills thousands of Americans and leads to the suspension of the US Constitution. That according to General Tommy Franks, USA (Ret.), who opined in the magazine Cigar Aficionado that the US will have to shed its constitution in favor of a military style of government [in the event of a second attack on US soil.]

sweetness&light
11-30-2003, 11:46 PM
Thank gawd none of this has been preplanned.

PMilam
12-01-2003, 10:21 AM
I wonder.... how long has it been in the works??
__________________
WAND: Women's Action for New Directions
Empowering women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs
Description: Empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military...
Category: Society > Issues > Peace > Activism and Peace Work > Women
www.wand.org/ (http://www.wand.org/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is from the LR WAND group..... an idea for taking action... we cannot just roll over and play dead...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear WAND members, Because of the Critical Times and the increased
urgency to communicate the mission of WAND, we have formed a "Letters to
the Editor/Letters to Congress" Committee" to provide fellowship and
inspiration for us to sit down and write those letters we are always
composing in our heads. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, December
2 from 12 noon to 1 pm. at Sufficient Grounds,  722  N. Palm St., just
off Kavanaugh.  We have plenty of issues to write about and we will have
background material on the issues, addresses of the media and the
respresentatives. We will also have paper, pens and stamps. You may
bring your lunch or order lunch there - or just drop in the write. We
plan to meet monthly and will be flexible about the location if this one
is not convenient. (Fletcher Library is another possibility). We hope to
see many of you on Wednesday!
Bettye Caldwell, Chair
Dana Lawrence
Lucy Abraham
Grace Block
Jean Gordon
 

Help us decide on a name. The Atlanta group is called The Circle of Scribes.
Dana's suggestions are"
The W.A.N.D. Writers' Group
      ---or----
The Magic Wands!  (Have I been reading too much Harry Potter to
grandkids?)

The mission of WAND is to empower women to act politically to reduce
violence and militarism and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet
human and environmental needs.

The mission of The Magic Wands is to raise awareness of these issues in
Congress and the general public by writing timely and succinct letters
to editors, Congressional representatives and other elected officials.

Goals:
Generate a steady stream of letters to the editor, letters to Congress,
op-ed pieces, and any other written medium that will get our issues before the public at large.

Patriotism
Iraq
Perhaps Presidential candidates at some point (is this legal for WAND?)
Issues that emerge in the Presidential race
Domestic violence
Gun control (??)
Environmental issues
The Pine Bluff Arsenal
Economic policy

Heretic
12-01-2003, 03:19 PM
I just didn't know where to post this, but thanks for the smilie of the guy banging his head against the wall, Kim and Jan. I just saw it, and it made my day. I mean, how often do we get we ask for? Thanks again!

haze
12-01-2003, 06:27 PM
I just read this on AOL and at least it gives me hope that just maybe the liberals can get organized. Check out this article
http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20031201104809990001

ArkansawHillbillys
12-01-2003, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by PMilam:
I wonder.... how long has it been in the works??
__________________
WAND: Women's Action for New Directions
Empowering women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs
Description: Empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military...
Category: Society > Issues > Peace > Activism and Peace Work > Women
www.wand.org/ (http://www.wand.org/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is from the LR WAND group..... an idea for taking action... we cannot just roll over and play dead...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear WAND members, Because of the Critical Times and the increased
urgency to communicate the mission of WAND, we have formed a "Letters to
the Editor/Letters to Congress" Committee" to provide fellowship and
inspiration for us to sit down and write those letters we are always
composing in our heads. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, December
2 from 12 noon to 1 pm. at Sufficient Grounds,  722  N. Palm St., just
off Kavanaugh.  We have plenty of issues to write about and we will have
background material on the issues, addresses of the media and the
respresentatives. We will also have paper, pens and stamps. You may
bring your lunch or order lunch there - or just drop in the write. We
plan to meet monthly and will be flexible about the location if this one
is not convenient. (Fletcher Library is another possibility). We hope to
see many of you on Wednesday!
Bettye Caldwell, Chair
Dana Lawrence
Lucy Abraham
Grace Block
Jean Gordon
 

Help us decide on a name. The Atlanta group is called The Circle of Scribes.
Dana's suggestions are"
The W.A.N.D. Writers' Group
      ---or----
The Magic Wands!  (Have I been reading too much Harry Potter to
grandkids?)

The mission of WAND is to empower women to act politically to reduce
violence and militarism and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet
human and environmental needs.

The mission of The Magic Wands is to raise awareness of these issues in
Congress and the general public by writing timely and succinct letters
to editors, Congressional representatives and other elected officials.

Goals:
Generate a steady stream of letters to the editor, letters to Congress,
op-ed pieces, and any other written medium that will get our issues before the public at large.

Patriotism
Iraq
Perhaps Presidential candidates at some point (is this legal for WAND?)
Issues that emerge in the Presidential race
Domestic violence
Gun control (??)
Environmental issues
The Pine Bluff Arsenal
Economic policy

Hmmmm...Pat...Whats up here? This sure looks like a cut~NPaste to me! LOL

EurekaRebel
12-01-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by ArkansawHillbillys:
Hmmmm...Pat...Whats up here? This sure looks like a cut~NPaste to me! LOL


As you surely know, AH, Pat is the champion in the cut-n-paste circle.

PMilam
12-01-2003, 09:51 PM
http://www.geekfest.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

EurekaRebel
12-02-2003, 07:21 AM
http://www.geekfest.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

http://www.geekfest.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

[This message has been edited by EurekaRebel (edited 12-02-2003).]

Another Texan
12-02-2003, 08:58 AM
Everyone that is eligible to vote should. The more votes, the more "fixin" that may need to be done, the more "fixin" the better the chance that the "fixin" will be found out.

This country is supposed to be a representative democracy...how representative can it be if elections* are decided by only 25% or less of the adult population???

*Supreme Court decided elections excluded

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Mary