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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:34 AM
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A Message from Willie Nelson
I was at a concert this weekend in California to raise money for the National Veterans Foundation. I'm an Air Force veteran, and I have great respect for the military. I like to support the soldiers whenever I can. But I don't support this war in Iraq.

I was against the war before it started. I always thought it was a terrible decision, badly thought out, badly planned, and then horribly executed.

I want to see our troops come home right away, and so do most Americans. Unfortunately, too many politicians in both parties refuse to listen.

So when will the troops come home? When we won't put up with it anymore --- when we change our government. And how will we do that? By voting the bastards out! On November 7, you should vote for anyone who's against the war and vote against anyone who's for the war. It's that simple.

When I wrote the song "Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth" at Christmastime in 2003, a lot of people were for the war, a lot of people didn't know the facts or the truth. But people are waking up now. They're learning that they were lied to about the war. They're feeling lied to about this Mark Foley scandal in terms of who knew what and when. They're questioning the leadership in this country.

And that gives us new possibilities for November 7th. If we all go out and vote for peace candidates and get our friends to vote, and if our votes are really counted, it's no contest. There'll be a change in the Congress, and then we'll just have to keep building so we can get a president who won't send our soldiers to fight a war based on lies.

We should have thrown the bastards out years ago. Let's do it now! Please Give Peace A Vote and sign CODEPINK's petition by clicking on

http://www.givepeaceavote.org
http://www.codepinkalert.org

Willie Nelson
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:37 AM
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1. OMG! I love your avatar!!!

I have carved 4 pumpkins, but I may have to do one more!!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:40 AM
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7. Yeah!! I'm gonna copy that too...
awesome!
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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:05 PM
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9. Not me. 09 is too long to wait. Pelosi in 07! nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:54 PM
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12. Got last year
Feel free to copy it.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
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2. God Bless Willie Nelson
K & R

:kick:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:48 AM
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3. As much as I like Willie, he pissed me off when he
backed Kinky for TX guv. Worst.decision.ever. And now Kinky voted for KBH, who is 'for' the war. So while I totally agree with Willie about the war, he needs to examine his relationships.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:56 AM
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4. God Bless Willie. (I love his version of "Blue Eyes cryin' in the Rain")
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:23 AM
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5. I have always liked Willie
but he supports Kinky Friedman for governor in Texas (along with Emily of the Dixie Chicks). Friedman has said that he thinks Bush's middle east policy has been right.

Does nobody else see a dissconnect here?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:29 AM
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6. Natalie Maines as well.
:-(
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 AM
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8. Sounds like entertainers sticking together,
the way Hollywood is supporting Ahnuld.

Nowhere near as disgusting as the way lawyers stick together...
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:19 PM
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10. I will give Willy a break regarding Kinky.
Nobody's perfect. I hope that Willy changes his views on Kinky but that won't stop me from supporting Willy's stand on the Illegal Invasion of Iraq and the Illegal Occupation.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:23 PM
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11. k&r
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