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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:55 PM
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After the rally, what can Progressives do to end the Iraq War?
Using guerilla and viral marketing techniques we can be a significant voice. We can educate about this war, because supporters do have a tendency to misunderstand both the purpose and the effect.

I have created a "chain" flyer called IRAQ WAR: What is it good for? which utilizes quotes from military and intelligence experts contrasted with quotes from Bush. The quotes point out that the war has been counterproductive and has made America less safe. IMO this is our strongest argument against the war with a populace that is unlikely to care about some of the other reasons.

What makes it a chain flyer is it contains verbage asking the recipient to make 12 copies and distribute. I flyer cars (especially cars with antiBush stickers & Support Our Troops ribbons or Bush/Cheney stickers), and "leave" copies in places they will be found such as political books at the library or book store, folded with the title visible. I also put them in the display window of free newspaper racks. Other ideas include leaving them in grocery carts, coffee houses, inside magazines at a doctor's office etc.

My flyer is available for download and is eyecatching because it has a photo of Bush vs. Clark in dueling quotes style.

:evilgrin:THIS IS A CHAIN FLYER! YOU MUST MAKE 12 COPIES AND DISTRIBUTE OR YOU WILL BE PLAQUED WITH ANAL WARTS :evilgrin:

Download the PDF:
http://bushcheated04.com/war2.pdf


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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:01 PM
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1. Not much until we get closer to the general election. Then make pro-war
candidates fight for their political lives by throwing the Iraq disaster in their face. In their districts, demonstrate and write LTTE "until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:12 PM
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6. We have to educate the people who have fallen for the "America is safer"
GOP memme. It's not, it's worse and we have Clark, Goss, the Army War College and Generals Odom and Zinni saying this. The problem is most are unaware that these statements have been made by miltary and intelligence experts.

I repeat...

:evilgrin:MAKE 12 COPIES AND DISTR$IBUTE THE IRAQ WAR: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? FLYER OR YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE PLAQUED BY ANAL WARTS :evilgrin:

download the flyer now (please)
http://bushcheated04.com/war2.pdf



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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:34 PM
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10. Army War College? What about Air War College, Navy War College,
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and National Defense University?
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:40 PM
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11. Do you have relevant quote from these colleges regarding the Iraq War?
I've used the quotes I was aware of, but any quotes especially from military experts are very effective.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:54 PM
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12. I knew you would ask that. I'll send you a msg if I find any. n/t
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:36 PM
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13. General Odom is in the news again today. On the opposite side of the
spectrum you have General Myers spouting the "we fight them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here" nonsense. He was a featured shill at the republican national convention and he's still shilling, saw him on CNN this morning. Didn't his daughter get a plum assignment with BushCo?
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:02 PM
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2. Beg Al's forgiveness??
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:02 PM
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3. Pay attention to well thought out exit plans from progressive
organizations like this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

We could organize calling congress and asking that they support the exit plan link above perhaps?

Love the flyer Rosebud :yourock:
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Hubris Heaver Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 PM
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4. What Now?
I had an idea. Make as many skulls of plaster as people who have died as a result of *'s policies in the Middle East. Stack them in DC.

Peace
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:10 PM
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5. That would be a lot of plaster ...
unfortunately.

WELCOME TO DU!
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:13 PM
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8. Flyers only cost 4 cents a piece at Kinkos
I can do a 100 a day for only $4 and it don't need C-Span to reach people.
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sickinohio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 PM
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9. I like that idea!
welcome to DU

:hi:

In the mean time, let's print the flyers and plaster them everywhere!!
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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:12 PM
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7. I like the Bush -- Clark comparison
What could create a greater contrast? Recommended.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:33 PM
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14. This is a good flyer. I like the idea of calling it a chain flyer
and encouraging others to distribute.

Recommended.
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:47 PM
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15. Booting it up nt
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:11 AM
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16. If 100,000 people made just 12 copies of this flyer and distributed it...
it could reach more people with more of the information needed to critically evaluate whether this war is making America safer than all the clever signs most people never saw because they don't watch C-Span

And it has the added value of making Wes Clark look good. Go Wes!
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:13 AM
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17. Talented web designer, great musician, now graphics par excellence!
This is too good. I'm at the Summit to Save Our Elections in Portland, OR and I'll print this puppy and hand it out. It will be well received!

;)
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:37 AM
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18. Web design, graphics, lyrics yes, but the musician praise goes to bleever
I was able to give these flyers to WWII vets attending a convention in my city last week. One of the vets told me he walked out on Bush.

If you are wondering about the web design, music reference you can see it here:

Behind The Election: Bush Cheated
http://bushcheated04.com

the song (sound production, vocals and slide guitar by bleever:
http://bushcheated04.com/loser.html

Which reminds me, we need lyrics for:

"Iraq War, what is it good for. Absolutely nothing..."
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:30 PM
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19. It's all good OUR World Can't Wait tell everyone, you can.
As far as I'm concerned our www.worldcantwait.org Hang the signs push the Impeachment downing
http://www.millionphonemarch.com / toll free # s and a letter link. Call write, send you congress folks pictures of last weekend.
http://vvlobbydays.blogspot.com There is also a current petition to protect the Russ Holt HR550 bill, from being watered down, and rendered useless.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:47 PM
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20. Fabulous flyer! Very clear and convincing.
r, :yourock:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:49 PM
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21. Excellent rosebud! Wore my bu$hcheated '04 pin in DC!
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:58 PM
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22. kick
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:25 PM
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23. Throw Diebold and ES&S election theft machines into 'Boston Harbor'!
("After the rally, what can Progressives do to end the Iraq War?")
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 10:24 AM
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24. It is especially fun to flyer cars with Bush/Cheney stickers n/t
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-05 03:45 PM
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25. shameless kick
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