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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:43 PM
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Our march against the war on a beautiful autumn afternoon - pictures
We had a march and a rally today in red state bible belt hell. It was organized by a group of high schoolers who did an incredible job! They contacted our task force and just told us where to come and what time.

Getting ready to go


Some of the marchers carried stretchers that held boots representing the soldiers from MO and KS who have died in the war.


As usual, there were some great signs.




It was a gorgeous day!




As we came up on the corner where we were rallying, we were greeted by 150 high school students chanting and cheering us on. It was a wonderful site!






At the rally:








And we were serenaded!


George comes to all of our rallies


This kid had a great idea for how we could finally impeach the war criminal! He said he didn't enjoy it but felt it was his patriotic duty.


And of course our local friendly law enforcement was there to "protect" us. They had to jot down our license plate numbers too! I guess they really wanted to make sure we were "safe".




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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:48 PM
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1. HIGH SCHOOLERS organized this (with your help)? RECOMMEND!
With hope in my heart, you all are relentless, and you make me feel better. Thanks so much! :yourock:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 PM
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10. Yes a bunch of high school kids who found me on myspace
and asked if we wanted to come to their rally. Makes me feel good about the future.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:49 PM
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2. What an amazing demonstration!
Biggo congrats to you for pulling this off, and with so much support!

It takes real courage to get out there where everyone can see you and know who you are... :patriot:

I'm proud to K&R!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:59 PM
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13. Thanks Peggy!
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:50 PM
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3. Great photos. Hats off to all of you -- a real middle American protest!
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM by CLW
Now all we have to do is have this happen in every city, town, and hamlet in America.
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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:52 PM
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4. So great to see the kids out there!
n/t
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:54 PM
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5. K
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:03 PM
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6. You know Naomi Wolf raised an interested issue the other
day and that is marketing.

Some of those photos are very crude... and I think it is time to think of marching in suit and tie and business suits.

The civil rights marches were done that way, and I think she has a point

Otherwise, kudos
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:47 PM
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11. Good idea. I'd have to buy a suit.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:51 PM
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12. Yes I heard that and we even had a discussion about it
The civil rights marches took place in the 60s and there was a very different dress code then. Women didn't even wear pants then.

But I am willing to wear a skirt as long as I can still wear my IMPEACH shirt. And no high heels. They are bad for your feet anyway. :)



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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:24 PM
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7. Great photos - thanks! nt
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:28 PM
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8. Thanks for the great pics! k&r
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:31 PM
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9. Excellent, Proud!
These are great.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:13 AM
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16. Hey how are things up your way?
:hi:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:45 PM
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27. It's been snowing all day...
Otherwise pretty quiet. I don't know if you knew, we marched in the UFPJ San Francisco protest on 10/27. It was great. If you didn't see the photos I posted here, let me know and I'll send you the link. It was really a great day.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:18 PM
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30. I did see those
They were great. I went to Chicago. It was a great day!
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:20 AM
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14. How.... AUTHENTIC!!!!!! Well done! K/R!!! nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:22 AM
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15. Thank you.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:23 AM
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17. Good for you, and those kids!
It may be autumn, but it's still warm wherever you are!

:yourock:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:32 AM
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18. Beautiful
Bravo!
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:37 AM
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19. This is what we need more of. PROTEST in every town, city & state capital
Democracy is a great thing. We should regain ours.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:39 AM
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20. Wonderful!
Let this serve as a reminder to all DUers how important it is that we don't write off our hard working brothers and sisters who are stuck in deep red zones.

It's so much easier to just give up and not make an effort when you are a small minority in your part of the world.

My thanks to all those who chose to get out there and take a stand! :yourock:

Julie
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:53 AM
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21. Thank you so much!
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:03 AM
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22. Great. Thanks n/t
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:11 AM
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23. Great pictues and
thanks so much for sharing. High schoolers called YOU! How cool is that???? It truly gives me hope.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:22 AM
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24. Yes I am still amazed at their enthusiasm.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:23 PM
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25. Spirit and determination like this is one of the main reasons I still love our country.
Please thank them for me and thank you so much for sharing this here, proud. :yourock: :woohoo:
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:30 PM
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26. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures.
I have a huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:04 PM
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28. I protested once..
Or twice. In D.C.,after his Selection, and then when the thief came to our small southern town. His first visit anywhere as Chief Resident, I believe. He was, of course, shocked to see a few gnarly protesters, so fresh off of his "victory". The face I loathe, pressed against the window of his limo in abject shock at our signs and jeers.

After that, protesters were blocked into "protest zones", miles away, so He Himself wouldn't have to see them, so the MSM wouldn't cover them. Lo and behold, they haven't covered. I've been watching. Who has seen a protest anywhere NEAR Bush, except on international media?

And now, with this obscene war, never-ending. I don't know why we haven't shut down Pennsylvania Avenue.

So thank you for the pictures. Thank you for sharing this protest The signs were wonderful! Your spirit is inspiring to us all. I live in red state hell and can only dream and reminisce about the time a protest of citizens of the Free United States of America looked like this:

http://members.aol.com/kgar41/protest.html
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:22 PM
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32. Oh there are protests all over the country all the time.
We have 4 a week here in Kansas City.

The media ignores the growing voice of dissension. No matter how many people or how much noise we make, we have been placed in a media imposed free speech zone.

That sure doesn't stop me though.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:09 PM
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29. That is beautiful, proud!
It really touches my heart to see that people aren't giving up, and that young people are stepping up to take their places, as well.

:hi:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:20 PM
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31. Amazing! K & R
Thank you for standing up! Kudos to the High Schoolers and to all of you!
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:31 PM
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33. Great photos, good job!
You certainly had a good turnout! To anyone reading this post, this area is uber-suburban upper middle class. Having a protest there is fantastic!

Good to see the old neighborhood.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:44 PM
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34. Great looking group.
Thanks for the pictures. You have great spirit. peace, Kim
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:55 PM
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35. Beautiful and inspirational pics. Thank you so much! n/t k/r
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Tresalisa Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 10:16 PM
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36. LOL! Love the Hitlur iz mie heiro!
Great job, and great pics! You had quite a turnout.
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:14 PM
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37. Arrest BUSH & One Nation Under Survielliance...
Beautiful!

I was, and am out of town, but I have to say that these pics will make me sleep tonight with a smile on my face.

PROUD, let me say that YOU are deserving of ALL of our admiration, and KUDOS to those High Schoolers who sought you out and marched with you in Kansas City.

Every day I confront those in my life who say "Oh, there's nothing wrong...where do you come up with this crazy stuff John?"

And I say, "Your country is DEAD, and so are YOU if you don't see it"

I have lost more friends, and even family members from my life because they DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

Well, I understand.

Thank you Proud, and Thank you to all of my friends at DU that fight the good fight against these fascist mother'effers.

Oh, and by the way...

MAY WOLF BLITZER AND HIS ILK BURN IN HELL FOREVER!

I'm Proud to say I think the world is better because of people like Proud2Blib!

YOU GO GIRL!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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