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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-04 09:15 AM
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Are you sitting in the catbird seat? (Kerry resources and links)
Edited on Mon Sep-13-04 09:21 AM by bigtree
"Are you lifting the oxcart out of the ditch? Are you tearing up the pea patch? Are you hollering down the rain barrel? Are you scraping around the bottom of the pickle barrel? Are you sitting in the catbird seat?"

Catbird seat means to be in an advantageous or prominent position, one of ease and favour. Its first appearance in print was in a famous short story of that title by James Thurber, published in the New Yorker on 14 November 1942:

In the halls, in the elevator, even in his own office, into which she romped now and then like a circus horse, she was constantly shouting these silly questions at him. Are you lifting the oxcart out of the ditch? Are you tearing up the pea patch? Are you hollering down the rain barrel? Are you scraping around the bottom of the pickle barrel? Are you sitting in the catbird seat?

The basis for the expression is said to derive from the habit of the catbird of sitting on the highest point it can find to deliver its song, thus suggesting an effortless superiority. (snipped)


Are we sitting in the catbird seat here at DU as we evaluate the performance, qualifications, and record of our candidate.? (myself included.)

Our party put John Kerry in the catbird seat, and, like him or not (I love Kerry), we must rely on his wisdom, judgement, and abilities to carry our fight to the White House and ultimately into these last few weeks of the election.

I would hope that in these last crucial weeks before we vote that we spend the majority of out time focusing our fire at Bush and his cabal, and make every effort to keep informed about the actual day to day activities of our candidate, and also take some time to fully aquaint ourselved with John Kerry's agenda, policy, and vision as he has expressed them in order to adequately defend and support our nominee.

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Dissatisfied with Kerry's campaign and want to help? http://johnkerry.com

Learn more about Senator Kerry at his website:
http://www.johnkerry.com

Email John Kerry's presidential campaign at info@johnkerry.com

Email Senator Kerry's campaign teams at massachusetts@johnkerry.com (Boston headquarters) or washingtondc@johnkerry.com (Washington D.C. headquarters).

View Kerry's record at his official senatorial website:
http://www.senate.gov/~kerry /

Or email the senator's office directly at john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov
http://kerry.senate.gov/low/contact_email.html

There is a grassroots "Independents for John Kerry" campaign at:
http://www.independentsforkerry.org /

There is now a grassroots "Southerners for Kerry" campaign at:
http://www.southernersforkerry.com /

There is a grassroots "Fire Fighters for Kerry" campaign at:
http://www.firefightersforkerry.org /

John Kerry on the Issues
http://www.issues2000.org/John_Kerry.htm

Arab American Institute: On the issues:
Israel and Palestine
Civil Liberties
Immigration
US-Arab Relations
http://www.aaiusa.org/kerry.htm#Isr

Quotes
http://www.aaiusa.org/kerry_quotes.htm

Kerry's responses to AAI's Candidate Questionnaire
http://www.aaiusa.org/PDF/Kerry_questionnaire.pdf

AMERICAN-ISRAELI COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE: Views on the Middle East
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/US-Israel/kerry.html

Contact the campaign:
John Kerry for President, Inc.
519 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202 548-6800
www.johnkerry.com

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
D-Bunking Negative Attacks on Kerry
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/jk-ru...

John Forbes Kerry - Disinfopedia
http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=John_Kerry

John Kerry - Wikipedia
http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kerry

Encyclopedia: John Kerry
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/John-Kerry

Project Vote Smart - Senator Kerry - Speeches and Public Statements
http://www.vote-smart.org/speech.php?can_id=S0421103

BOOKS BY KERRY
A CALL TO SERVICE
by John Kerry 2003
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684846144/photo...

Kerry formally introduces himself to the nation.
The NEW WAR
by John Kerry 1998
Insightful warning for a Nation pre 9/11
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684846144/photo ...

BOOKS ABOUT KERRY
Tour of Duty
by Douglas Brinkley
2004
John Kerry and the Vietnam
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060565233/photo...

Senator John Kerry - American Windsurfer - A Windsurfer in the
WHITE HOUSE?
http://www.americanwindsurfer.com/mag/back/issue5.5a.ht...

Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry
http://www.greene.xtn.net/~wingman/docs/kerryst.htm

The BCCI Affair
http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci

GET INVOLVED: (from Independents for Kerry)

Volunteer for John Kerry
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/volun...

Downloads: pdf's and Video
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/issues/index.php?ca...

Take Action: Help elect John
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/electjohn/index.php

Voter Soundoff Your comments
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/independents/index....

Ex-Pats, Americans Overseas: How to Vote
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/ex-pa...

NEWS / ISSUES

Disproving John Kerry Myths, Rumors, Fakes, Hoaxes, Fabricated Photos http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/jk-ru...

Green Party for John Kerry
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/green...

Profile: John Kerry at a Glance
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/info/index.php

George W. Bush vs John Kerry
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/bush-...

Kerry on the Economy
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/kerry...

Kerry's Statement on Iraq Before the War
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/kerry...

More John Kerry Links
http://www.independentsforkerry.org/uploads/media/john_...

John Kerry Web Tools
Kerry Core - Build your own contributions page
https://contribute.johnkerry.com/kerrycore /

Kerry Connector - Locate or host a Kerry event near you
http://www.kerryconnector.com /


Also visit http://releases.usnewswire.com / SEVERAL TIMES A DAY for the latest responses, inituitives, and schedules from the Kerry camp.


Are you lifting the oxcart out of the ditch? Are you tearing up the pea patch? Are you hollering down the rain barrel? Are you scraping around the bottom of the pickle barrel? Are you sitting in the catbird seat?

I challenge everyone to put aside their differences and openly pull out all stops for John, and leave the griping to republicans.


It would be great if folks could add links that they use as resources. Thanks.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-04 09:34 AM
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1. dang, . . .must . . . get . . .more
snarky!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-04 10:35 PM
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2. .
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-04 10:51 PM
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3. off to work
kick me out Dem donkey
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