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Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
1:03 pm - John Conyers

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Monday, April 11th, 2005
8:39 am - Oxfam's Global Action Week

tas007
Oxfam's Global Action Week
http://www.april2005.org/media/events/eventsusa.html

Global Week of Action
Welcome to Oxfam America's Global Week of Action! Just by stopping by, you've shown that you're passionate about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of poor people around the world.


Join thousands of others just like you. Make a big noise, April 10-16. Click here to learn more about Oxfam's campaigns.

You won't be alone. During the Global Week of Action, communities around the world, from Uganda to the United States to Uruguay, will call on their elected officials to make trade fair and promote policies that improve lives

will xpost

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Monday, March 28th, 2005
1:25 pm

tas007

found this article too about the hudson/houston baby case

http://www.newshounds.us/2005/03/24/oreilly_flipflops_defends_texas_law_that_allows_baby_sun_hudson_to_die.php

 

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1:18 pm - school shooting & bush

tas007

from truthout.org

 

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
9:09 pm - Congress... acting inappropriately?!?!?!

blindsay
And reporters are now raising questions about a right-to-die law Bush signed as Texas governor, contradicting his position in the Schiavo case. Just last week, the law was applied for the first time, allowing doctors to remove a critically ill infant from life support against his mother's wishes. According to the Houston Chronicle, this marks the first time in American history that courts allowed a pediatric patient to die against the wishes of their parent.[7] As the Knight Ridder News service reports:

"The mother down in Texas must be reading the Schiavo case and scratching her head," said Dr. Howard Brody, the director of Michigan State University's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. "This does appear to be a contradiction." Brody said that, in taking up the Schiavo case, Bush and Congress had shattered a body of bioethics law and practice."[8]

It's time to speak up about this kind of political posturing, and ask Congress to get back to work. Can you sign our petition to Republican leaders in Congress to stop grandstanding on the Schiavo tragedy?

http://www.moveonpac.org/grandstanding/



So... it's okay to pull the plug on poor infants even when their mothers don't consent in Texas, but in Florida it's murder even if the legal guardian of the patient consents in accordance with the informal wishes of the patient. And both states have come to these conclusions under the steadfast leadership of the Bush family.

current mood: befuddled

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005
2:09 am - New Community - Delete if this is not okay

orangeclouds115
daily_granola

The purpose of this community is to give liberals one relatively easy change to make in their lives every day. I will add something every day if no one else does, but it is open to everyone.

xposted to a lot of places

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
11:47 pm - Help Me Author a Grassroots Book

orangeclouds115
I get so frustrated with the country, and places like this community and listening to Air America help, but I want to do more. Here is my idea - and I need your help.

I would like to organize the writing of a book authored by liberals. Not people who are experienced authors, but every day normal people like us. If you are interested in helping by contributing a 3-10 page essay on a single topic of your choice (e.g., gay marriage, social security, ten commandments on government buildings, tolerance, environmentalism), please read on and/or contact me. I created a generic email for this initiative: LoudmouthDonkey@yahoo.com.

How To ParticipateCollapse )

You might be wondering about my credentials to undertake something like this. If you are, click here.Collapse )

Feel free to cross post this.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
1:57 pm - wal mart action

tas007
just in case you want to read about walmart ...

http://www.ufcw.org/

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/L021805A.shtml

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005
9:16 am

tas007
http://www.nrdc.org/action/

Has some good action alerts. Of course MoveOn just sent out a letter to us all yesterday ... so that's how I signed up for this. I'm a sucker for these action alerts ...



xposting too to some place but the names escape me.

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8:35 am

happypea
Hi, I just wanted to tell you guys about a great community http://www.takingitglobal.org

"TakingITGlobal (TIG) is about encouraging young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. We create environments exposing people to new thinking, a diversity of voices, and new opportunities. Driven by youth, our goal is to foster a sense of leadership and social entrepreneurship through the innovative use of technology, creating meaningful experiences for young people around the world."

Issues such as feminism etc are dealt with there and anyone can join. I've only been a part of the site for a short while but so far I like what I see.

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Monday, February 14th, 2005
12:44 am - Set Up a Democratic Fundraising Website!

orangeclouds115
How cool is this! You can set up your own personalized Democrat website...

Click below to see mine - and give some money if you feel like it :)



Boot Bush! Donate to the DNC today



Also look for the "Build My Team" link on the Dems website - you can add the emails of your friends and family and then email then news, if begging them for $$ isn't your thing.

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Friday, February 11th, 2005
1:33 pm - Also, WTF?!

blindsay
Featured on aim morning, that useless window that pops up when you sign onto AIM:

"Sexiest Female Jobs
Nurses? Secretaries? Cast Vote "

I didn't even make that up.

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1:31 pm - The B-Administration ignore warnings about Al Queda? Naaaaah.

blindsay
Recently Declassified and serving as a reminder to the General Public.

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8:52 am

tas007
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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
4:15 am - Guide to Bush's Budget

orangeclouds115
Bush says his budget shows priorities. I'll say it does. Read this and then go pick a fight with your favorite Republican.

Guide to Bush's Budget

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Friday, February 4th, 2005
12:07 am - The State of George W Bush

orangeclouds115
The State of George W. Bush
by David Corn

George W. Bush knows what to do with a bully pulpit. From the days of Thomas Jefferson to those of William Taft, the State of the Union was a written message delivered by presidents to Congress. Woodrow Wilson turned it into a speech. Subsequent presidents used the State of the Union as a high-profile opportunity to promote their political agendas. Bush went beyond that this evening. He produced grand and effective political theater. In the middle of the address, he transformed the war in Iraq--which even after the historic election there arguably remains his largest liability--into a single, powerfully poignant moment. Exploiting the tradition of inviting symbolically significant guests to sit with the First Lady, Bush introduced the mother of a US Marine killed in Fallujah and an Iraqi human rights advocate whose father had been assassinated by Saddam Hussein and who had voted in Sunday's election. With the House chamber awash with emotion, the two women hugged. Bush was near tears. Members of Congress--perhaps including those legislators who had dyed their index fingers purple for the event--were crying. In a nutshell, here was Bush's story of sacrifice, liberty and freedom. Sentiment--sincere sentiment--was in full synch with spin. The not-too-hidden partisan message: Match that, you naysayers. This was a triumph of political communication. And it was a reminder that despite the apparent difficulties Bush faces in his top-priority effort to partially privatize Social Security, he should hardly be counted out. This man does what it takes. Read more...Collapse )

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Friday, January 28th, 2005
7:04 pm - Write a Letter to the Editor

orangeclouds115
First, get some inspiration by reading this disgusting, un-American, lying conservative article.

Then (on the site w/ the article), scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your zip code where it says "Write a Letter to the Editor."

It will give you a choice of local publications, of which you can choose 5. I chose:
  • The Capital Times
  • The Wisconsin State Journal
  • The Onion
  • The Daily Page
  • The Progressive
Then, write a letter stating your opinions. Here is mine - feel free to copy it, add to it, change it, whatever you want.Collapse )

current mood: creative

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Thursday, January 27th, 2005
3:23 am - Governmental Market Research

orangeclouds115
Apparently our government has learned something from modern marketing. Social Security "private" accounts did not do well in tests. Now they are "personal" accounts. What poop.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
1:46 pm - The Waxman Report

lubedpumpkin
I don't know if any of you are familiar with this report. It was comissioned by Re. Harry Waxman, which evaluates the content of the most popular abstinence-only federally funded sex education programs, aka SPRANS (Special Programs of Regional and National Significance Community-Based Abstinance Education).

[Sidenote: Federally funded... community based? *sighs]

Anywho, the report is horrifying. It tells about how there is little to no truth to the materials represented in the education curriculuum.

Read the report here.

xposted to my journal and the_leftorium

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10:27 am
zyphre48220 I like this idea a lot and so I am trying to post this widely so my apologizes if you seem this more than once:

The recent press about the conservative moment to ban gay marriage (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/25/politics/25marriage.html) shows that the push for a federal ban is not over. Anyone who sees the injustice of this ban can step forward and take charge of the debate.

Names have a lot of power. An estate tax seems more acceptable than a death tax. The way that we, the LGBTQ community, its supporters and its allies refer to this amendment will help shape the debate.

Any amendment to the Constitution to restrict marriage, deny children two legal parents, and deny families the other "incidents" of marriage such as access to health care and inheritance rights is a movement against countless families.

This amendment, at its core, is anti-family and its name should reflect this. I invite everyone to refer to it as the anti-family amendment. If you like this idea, please forward this email to other interested people or post it to your blog. Please help get the word out.

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