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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:21 PM
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If a Dem Senator called for a march on Washington, would you come?
I read through much of Pachamama's post about meeting Barbara Boxer in the grocery store and felt encouraged to write the good senator not one, but two letters suggesting she call on DU if she needed help. In my last note, I asked her to consider organizing a march on Washington. Hell, I don't even know if that's a good idea or even acceptable behavior from a senator...but these days "acceptable" and "ethical" have flown out the window.

I've often thought that we are lacking some kind of focal point around which to rally. If a leader rose up and said, "I'M TIRED OF THIS AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE," I believe the people would march en masse on Washington, D.C.

Would you go? Would you be willing to help those who are poor to make the trip? Conversely, would you accept help from those who could give it? Would a one-day march be sufficient or are we going to have to eventually strike and hold a Washington, D.C. sit-in?

Sigh...I'm feeling pretty damn powerless right now, but the truth is we aren't powerless, we just lack unity and a good leader to help us direct our energies.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:22 PM
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1. Yep....
We're on summer vacation now. I just need someone to take care of the dog.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:25 PM
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5. If Kerry had asked, I'd still be camped on the Mall's lawn.
I guess that's why I'm still mad at Kerry. He could have at least put up a fight, and now thousands of people are going to die.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:32 PM
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10. brainshrub, I felt (and feel) exactly like you do.
I was willing to take weeks--months!--out of my life, risk the chance I wouldn't be able to find a place to stay, make ends meet, stay healthy, etc., had Kerry only said the word. The moment was wasted and I felt betrayed. :( I don't start or participate in flame wars surrounding Senator Kerry, but I really feel that a golden opportunity was wasted. :cry: The senator certainly lost my trust.

Now I hope this doesn't turn into a flame war. Sigh. It's my opinion. No one else has to share it. I don't trust the guy. End of story.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:46 PM
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15. You summed it up perfectly.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:28 PM
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8. Sorry can't all the kids are going to summer school to be
re -educated
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:23 PM
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2. What day, what time... I'm there. n/t
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PA Mamma Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:24 PM
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3. YES !
We're poor, got 5 dogs and we'd still find a way to get there!
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:27 PM
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7. From a native Pennsylvanian...
now in Northern Virginia, I can host 2 or 3 humans, but my cranky cat might have a problem with the 5 dogs!
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PA Mamma Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:33 PM
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11. Well then, I'll just bring our cats too...
for company of course. And lots of catnip!
Nah, we'd probably have to split up and have someone stay at home with the kiddies (furry ones and not so furry ones.) But thanks for the invite. What part of PA?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:38 PM
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12. The Flood City. :-) And you?
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PA Mamma Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:45 PM
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14. Originally, Pittsburgh
now North of the' Burgh in Crawford County (middle of nowhere.)
You know, it's kind of embarrassing, but where exactly is Johnstown? (I assume that's the Flood City -- from the tales of my youth) Obviously I'm geographicly impaired, but south central PA right?
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 11:13 PM
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22. It's been a while, but I think it's only about...
60 miles or so slightly south and east of Pittsburgh. You may be thinking of Chambersburg as far as south central?
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:24 PM
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4. In a heart beat.... Please, a Dem, call us to come forward...
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:26 PM
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6. I certainly would go if I could...
I'd love to.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:30 PM
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9. i would
n/t
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:44 PM
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13. It would depend on which Dem did the asking- Kerry or Reid -yes!
Perhaps, Boxer too.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:51 PM
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16. It needs to be more than just us.
We haven't reached the tipping point....where dissatisfaction spills into the streets.

But it's coming.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:52 PM
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17. In a heartbeat, Ladyhawk, and I'd bring a posse
I always wondered what it would feel like to do that, after watching Viet Nam Vets when I was a kid. Looks like I get to find out. :thumbsup:
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:53 PM
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18. Y E S !
:kick:
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KaliTracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:53 PM
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19. we need some mass movement. something that the MSM can't
Edited on Sun May-22-05 11:24 PM by KaliTracy
ignore. I posted this a day or so ago in response to something on the 2004 forums. I'm not sure that it's feasible for people to all come to Washington -- though chances are better in nicer weather -- I would if given enough notice (more than a couple of days) as long as I was able (the majority of my work is proposal writing, so if something was "in house" then, I wouldn't be able to leave).)

said a couple of days ago:

I would love it if we, all of the people who are irked at the direction this country is going; all of the people who know something "happened" on election day, and just can't find the smoking gun yet;, all of the people who are pissed off because of this illegal and immoral war that has been perpetrated by lies, and more lies; all of the people who just can't take it any more could rally together, send emails to major news outlets all within the same hour(or scattered further) (timed by state) - who could go to their State House on the Same Day with many videographers or other record keepers in each state willing to send a copy of the film into one major left-leaning media sources, and we chanted, We're Mad as Hell and We're Not Going to Take it Anymore


Don't we hear over and over that Dems need to focus -- to stay on message? Well -- isn't that a place to start? Get them looking at you -- get them really looking at you, and then tell them why you are there.


edit:typo
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:53 PM
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20. yes...i'm in baltimore MD
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 10:53 PM
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21. organized and huge and safe i would
i would have to spend a lot of money and fly, which i hate. i am convinced i will be taken down by our security, lol. and would have to take two kids. but,.....if well organized, yes i would
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 11:17 PM
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23. Yup, in a heartbeat
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 11:21 PM
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24. Yes! Too bad
we don't have "unity and a good leader"
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 11:48 PM
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25. I'm there
Edited on Sun May-22-05 11:50 PM by shadowknows69
I've been saying this for months. It will take at least a million of us for us to get 3 minutes of press and we'd probably better be prepared for it to get ugly. Like Kent state ugly.
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