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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 07:56 PM
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MY GRATITUDE TRULY KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Edited on Sun Jun-18-06 08:56 PM by NanceGreggs
My Gratitude Truly Knows No Bounds
(An Open Letter to the US Senate & the House of Representatives)

By Nancy Greggs

Dear Elected Representatives:

As the nation readies itself for the traditional Fourth of July celebrations, I feel this is an appropriate time to thank you for your service to our country and the citizens who elected you to your respective offices.

In a true spirit of bipartisanship, I am addressing myself to both Democrats and Republicans, as both parties have contributed to the current state of the nation.

With all you have done over the past few years, it is difficult to know where to begin, or how to express the gratitude felt not only by myself, but a vast portion of the citizenry.

I would like to start by thanking you for your total lack of vigilance in protecting the Constitution, and the rights and freedoms it was meant to ensure. Your ability to look the other way while the president has usurped powers that are not rightfully his is appreciated, in the fullest sense of the word.

Thank you all so much for allowing United States citizens to be wire-tapped, and otherwise spied upon like criminals. A special note of thanks goes out to all of you who have consistently supported the Patriot Act, which has stripped us of rights and freedoms that have traditionally been our birthright, i.e. trivialities such as due process of law, legal representation when accused, a fair and speedy trial, and all of the other nonsense that you have diligently dispensed with on our behalf.

Thank you for allowing this Administration to spend not only our current tax dollars with complete abandon, but the tax dollars of future generations who will have to pay off the enormous debt you have allowed to accrue, while at the same time granting tax breaks and subsidies to those individuals and corporations who need them the least at the expense of hard-working Americans.

Thank you for not only permitting, but encouraging the outsourcing of American jobs to cheaper labor markets, and for not bothering yourselves with the consequences of same. I cannot speak for the people who now have those jobs in countries like China, but I am sure they are grateful that you have not let things like inhumane working conditions sway you from the goal of enriching the bottom lines of US corporations at their expense.

Surely no one can ignore your staunch support of things like the Bankruptcy Law, or the new Medicare Drug Program, which lines the pockets of financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies to the detriment of the most vulnerable amongst us, the working class poor, the sick and the elderly. Most assuredly, you must all sleep well at night knowing what you have accomplished.

What US citizen would not join me in a deafening round of applause for your position on the War in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, the War on Terror, or whatever it is being called this week)? From your failure to question the initial intelligence you were offered to your current stance on sending our soldiers into combat without the proper equipment or direction, you have shown incredible fortitude in ignoring the common sense attitude that your constituents would have expected. Kudos to all concerned for the shock-and-awe of it all!

And lets not forget the fact that you have gutted our veterans pensions and benefits, and sent even the sickest and most psychologically damaged among them back into battle time and time again. Well done yes, well done. I am confident there is a special place in the afterlife for each of you.

Thank you also for not bogging down the governmental process with calls for investigations into no-bid contracts that have cost the taxpayers millions of dollars without an iota of accountability on the part of those who were handed those contracts, or queries into the millions of taxpayer dollars that have mysteriously gone missing in the fog of war. Believe me, a grateful nation salutes you for instead debating the more important issues of the day like flag-burning and gay marriage. You all must be so proud, and justifiably so!

A special tip of Uncle Sams hat is more than appropriate to each and every one of you for not being drawn into discussions nor debate concerning the pitfalls of hackable electronic voting machines, voter suppression, the purging of legitimate voters from the rolls, or the like. I am thankful you have realized that with all of the challenges presently facing our democracy, the concept of fair elections is but a nuisance to be deferred to another day.

To all of you who are on-the-take (whether presently under investigation, serving prison time, or waiting to be caught and indicted), I am grateful for your willingness to sell your fellow citizens out for financial gain. It is that kind of Yankee Doodle entrepreneurial spirit that separates you from the dummies who have attempted to do the right thing throughout their political careers, and I am sure an entire nation holds you in the esteem you so undoubtedly deserve.

I know that many of you will be appropriately unwilling to accept responsibility, and the accompanying accolades, for many of the things that have happened on your watch, so to speak. I do not deign to speak for all Americans, but I am confident that my fellow citizens share my gratitude for your total abandonment of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, as well as those who have slipped below the poverty line during your tenure in office, the children who go to bed hungry thanks to your gutting of social programs, and the children who will go uneducated as a result of your failure to fund educational institutions.

As though the accomplishments I have outlined above were not enough to thank you for, there is the one issue that is, for me, the most outstanding of all you have done: the issue of torture. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing the quaintness of the Geneva Conventions to be abandoned. Surely all of us must realize that if you are going to hold out our beloved country as a model of a Good Christian Nation, that title would have little meaning without the use of torture, without rendition, without the secret prisons you have allowed to be utilized the world over.

I am confident that the parents, siblings and spouses of our brave fighting men and women in the Middle East are thrilled to know that their loved ones are made safer and more secure, should they fall into enemy hands, by the fact you have allowed these outdated rules of conduct in wartime to be summarily dismissed.

As for the fact that you have participated in the squandering of the goodwill we once had around the world, the distancing of our traditional international allies, and have managed to garner the enmity of millions of people all over the globe, I cannot begin to express what I am feeling. Your behavior in this regard has been mind-boggling, to say the least.

As we near the 4th of July, I think it is important and appropriate that all American citizens come together, regardless of political affiliation, to celebrate the tattered remnants of our democracy.

So a heartfelt thanks to all of you. Youre doing a heck of a job!

One Truly Astounded Citizen,
Nancy Greggs
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:09 PM
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1. Oh, my, yes. Yes, indeed. You won't mind if I copy that and send it
out over my name, will you?

Redstone
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:34 PM
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8. Please DO, Redstone!
AND HERE IS A BLANKET FREE PASS TO ANYONE HERE WHO WANTS TO SEND THIS TO THEIR REPS ...

Everyone here is FREE to cut-and-paste this letter, address it specifically to YOUR reps if you wish, and delete my name and add your own!



(If anyone posts this on another website, I would make the traditinal request of being named as author, and DU being cited as the original publisher of the piece.)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:58 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. And everyone should do so. By the way, may I say (as someone who gets
paid to write), that you write damn well, especially so in this case.

Redstone
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:27 PM
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17. Thanks, Redstone!
I only wrote professionally for a five-year period back in the 'seventies and early 'eighties, when I was a staff journalist for a music industry magazine.

Little did I know at the time that the passion I had for music would someday be far outweighed by my passion for protecting democracy in my own country.

Of course, it seemed unimaginable then that our rights as US citizens would ever NEED protection ...
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:39 PM
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18. Hell of a point you make there. Even under Nixon, we never worried
Edited on Sun Jun-18-06 09:42 PM by Redstone
about the basic "Bill of Rights" rights, did we? Nor even under Reagan.

If you're considering doing any serious essay-writing, you could do NO better than to expound on that theme. And I hope you do. I am not exaggerating here. Write about that concept, then send a query to Esquire magazine. They'll beat down your door for first-publication rights.

Trust me on this. Do it. You need to. You have to.

And I'll edit it for you. Gladly, and at no charge.

Redstone
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. You're on!
Give me some time, and I'll PM you with what I propose.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:50 PM
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21. Do that. I'll give you an email address and a phone number. I'm a good
writer, but I'm a better editor.

Let's do this. You have the kernel of a great story.

Redstone
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:27 AM
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55. It worked form Senate.gov
I was able to send the entire letter... http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senat...
I live in NC now, but I hope they all receive it.

Please verify your information:
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My Gratitude Truly Knows No Bounds
(An Open Letter to the US Senate & the House of
Representatives)

By Nancy Greggs

Dear Elected Representatives:

As the nation readies itself for the traditional
Fourth of July celebrations, I feel this is an
appropriate time to thank you for your service to
our country and the citizens who elected you to
your respective offices.
.........
So a heartfelt thanks to all of you. Youre doing a
heck of a job!

One Truly Astounded Citizen,
Nancy Greggs
(and MANT MORE including ME!)



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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:45 AM
Response to Reply #55
57. Burr's form seemed to work better think I will FAX
Dole I had to put it in 2 parts.
I can STAND her reply letters BTW they make me GAG! Sen. Burr's seem much more thoughtful at least. I usually disagree with them but they are better written.
He's another one that does use the excuse about stae's rights in reguards to not safe guarding NATINAL elections though, which is totally idiotic IMHO. But her letters are absolutely sickening in their syrupy praise of the holy George W.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:11 PM
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2. you nailed it again hon
K & R'd

and thanks for your honesty and ever present clear mindedness.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:11 PM
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3. Way to go, Nancy! I hope you send this!
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:49 PM
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11. Hey, MY BablylonSister!
Long time no see! (Hope all is well with you and yours!)

:hi:

Yes, this is going out to my New York State reps. I don't have the link handy, but if there is anyone on this thread who has a link to the site that contains the mailing, fax and email addresses of all Senators and Congress-critters, I would appreciate your posting it here for everyone's convenience.

Thanks!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #11
22. I wish I had a full list, but here's some Senate e-mail addresses:
Hi back at you, Nancy. Been out of pocket for awhile, taking care of grandkids, but am back for awhile. Good to see you, too!

To email the people with web forms, you copy and paste the address into your browser.


Alabama
Sessions, Jeff- (R - AL) Web Form: sessions.senate.gov/email/contact.cfm
Shelby, Richard- (R - AL) E-mail: senator@shelby.senate.gov

Alaska
Stevens, Ted- (R - AK) Web Form: stevens.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm
Murkowski, Lisa- (R - AK) Web Form: murkowski.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Arizona
McCain, John- (R - AZ) mccain.senate.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=Contact.Home
Kyl, Jon- (R - AZ) Web Form: kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Arkansas
Pryor, Mark- (D - AR) Web Form: pryor.senate.gov/contact/
Lincoln, Blanche- (D - AR) Web Form: lincoln.senate.gov/webform.html

California
Feinstein, Dianne- (D - CA) Web Form: feinstein.senate.gov/email.html
Boxer, Barbara- (D - CA) Web Form: boxer.senate.gov/contact

Colorado
Allard, Wayne- (R - CO) allard.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
Salazar, Ken- (D - CO) Web Form: salazar.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Connecticut
Dodd, Christopher- (D - CT) Web Form: dodd.senate.gov/webmail/
Lieberman, Joseph- (D - CT) lieberman.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm?regarding=issue

Delaware
Carper, Thomas- (D - DE Web Form: carper.senate.gov/email-form.html
Biden, Joseph- (D - DE) E-mail: senator@biden.senate.gov

Florida
Nelson, Bill- (D - FL) Web Form: billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email
Martinez, Mel- (R - FL) martinez.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInf

Georgia
Chambliss, Saxby- (R - GA) chambliss.senate.gov/Contact/default.cfm?pagemode=1
Isakson, Johnny- (R - GA) Web Form: isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Hawaii
Akaka, Daniel- (D - HI) E-mail: senator@akaka.senate.gov
Inouye, Daniel- (D - HI) Web Form: inouye.senate.gov/webform.html

Idaho
Crapo, Michael- (R - ID) Web Form: crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
Craig, Larry- (R - ID) Web Form: craig.senate.gov/email/

Illinois
Durbin, Richard- (D - IL) Web Form: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Obama, Barack- (D - IL) Web Form: obama.senate.gov/contact/

Indiana
Bayh, Evan- (D - IN) Web Form: bayh.senate.gov/WebMail1.htm
Lugar, Richard- (R - IN) E-mail: senator_lugar@lugar.senate.gov


Iowa
Harkin, Tom- (D - IA) Web Form: harkin.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm
Grassley, Chuck- (R - IA) Web Form: grassley.senate.gov/webform.htm

Kansas
Brownback, Sam- (R - KS) Web Form: brownback.senate.gov/CMEmailMe.cfm
Roberts, Pat- (R - KS) Web Form: roberts.senate.gov/e-mail_pat.html

Kentucky
Bunning, Jim- (R - KY) bunning.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Email
McConnell, Mitch- (R - KY) Web Form: mcconnell.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm

Louisiana
Landrieu, Mary- (D - LA) Web Form: landrieu.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Vitter, David- (R - LA) Web Form: vitter.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Maine
Snowe, Olympia- (R - ME) Web Form: snowe.senate.gov/contact.htm
Collins, Susan- (R - ME) Web Form: collins.senate.gov/low/contactemail.htm

Maryland
Mikulski, Barbara- (D - MD) Web Form: mikulski.senate.gov/mailform.html
Sarbanes, Paul- (D - MD) Web Form: sarbanes.senate.gov/pages/email.html

Massachusetts
Kennedy, Edward- (D - MA) Web Form: kennedy.senate.gov/contact.html
Kerry, John- (D - MA) Web Form: kerry.senate.gov/v3/contact/email.html

Michigan
Levin, Carl- (D - MI) Web Form: levin.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Stabenow, Debbie- (D - MI) Web Form: stabenow.senate.gov/email.htm

Minnesota
Coleman, Norm- (R - MN) coleman.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Contact
Dayton, Mark- (D - MN) Web Form: dayton.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Mississipi
Cochran, Thad- (R - MS) Web Form: cochran.senate.gov/contact.htm
Lott, Trent- (R - MS) E-mail: senatorlott@lott.senate.gov

Missouri
Bond, Christopher- (R - MO) Web Form: bond.senate.gov/contact/contactme.cfm
Talent, James- (R - MO) talent.senate.gov/Contact/default.cfm?pagemode=1

Montana
Baucus, Max- (D - MT) Web Form: baucus.senate.gov/emailmax.html
Burns, Conrad- (R - MT) burns.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Home.Contact

Nebraska
Nelson, Ben- (D - NE) Web Form: bennelson.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
Hagel, Chuck- (R - NE) hagel.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home




Nevada
Reid, Harry- (D - NV) Web Form: reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm
Ensign, John- (R - NV) Web Form: ensign.senate.gov/forms/email_form.cfm

New Hampshire
Sununu, John- (R - NH) Web Form: www.sununu.senate.gov/webform.html
Gregg, Judd- (R - NH) Web Form: gregg.senate.gov/sitepages/contact.cfm

New Jersey
Corzine, Jon- (D - NJ) Web Form: corzine.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Lautenberg, Frank- (D - NJ) Web Form: lautenberg.senate.gov/webform.html

New Mexico
Domenici, Pete- (R - NM) Web Form: domenici.senate.gov/contact/contactform.cfm
Bingaman, Jeff- (D - NM) E-mail: senator_bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov

New York
Clinton, Hillary- (D - NY) Web Form: clinton.senate.gov/contact
Schumer, Charles- (D - NY) schumer.senate.gov/SchumerWebsite/contact/webform.cfm

North Carolina
Burr, Richard- (R - NC) burr.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
Dole, Elizabeth- (R - NC) dole.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInformation.C

North Dakota
Dorgan, Byron- (D - ND) E-mail: senator@dorgan.senate.gov
Conrad, Kent- (D - ND) Web Form: conrad.senate.gov/webform.html

Ohio
Voinovich, George- (R - OH) Web Form: voinovich.senate.gov/contact/index.htm
DeWine, Mike- (R - OH) Web Form: dewine.senate.gov

Oklahoma
Coburn, Tom- (R - OK) coburn.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
Inhofe, James- (R - OK) Web Form: inhofe.senate.gov/contactus.htm

Oregon
Wyden, Ron- (D - OR) Web Form: wyden.senate.gov/contact.html
Smith, Gordon- (R - OR) Web Form: gsmith.senate.gov/webform.htm

Pennsylvania
Santorum, Rick- (R - PA) Web Form: santorum.senate.gov/contactform.cfm
Specter, Arlen- (R - PA) specter.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInfo.Home

Rhode Island
Chafee, Lincoln- (R - RI) Web Form: chafee.senate.gov/webform.htm
Reed, Jack- (D - RI) Web Form: reed.senate.gov/form-opinion.htm

South Carolina
Graham, Lindsey- (R - SC) Web Form: lgraham.senate.gov/index.cfm?mode=contact
DeMint, Jim- (R - SC) demint.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home

South Dakota
Johnson, Tim- (D - SD) Web Form: johnson.senate.gov/emailform.cfm
Thune, John- (R - SD) thune.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home



Tennessee
Alexander, Lamar- (R - TN) alexander.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
Frist, Bill- (R - TN) frist.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=AboutSenatorFrist.Co

Texas
Cornyn, John- (R - TX) Web Form: cornyn.senate.gov/contact/index.html
Hutchison, Kay- (R - TX) Web Form: hutchison.senate.gov/e-mail.htm

Utah
Bennett, Robert- (R - UT) Web Form: bennett.senate.gov/contact/emailmain.html
Hatch, Orrin- (R - UT) hatch.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Offices.Contact

Vermont
Leahy, Patrick- (D - VT) E-mail: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov
Jeffords, James- (I - VT) Web Form: jeffords.senate.gov/contact.html

Virginia
Allen, George- (R - VA) Web Form: allen.senate.gov/index.cfm?c=email
Warner, John- (R - VA) Web Form: warner.senate.gov/contact/contactme.cfm

Washington
Cantwell, Maria- (D - WA) Web Form: cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html
Murray, Patty- (D - WA) Web Form: murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm

West Virginia
Byrd, Robert- (D - WV) Web Form: byrd.senate.gov/byrd_email.html
Rockefeller, John- (D - WV) Web Form: rockefeller.senate.gov/services/email.cfm

Wisconsin
Feingold, Russell- (D - WI) E-mail: russell_feingold@feingold.senate.gov
Kohl, Herb- (D - WI) Web Form: kohl.senate.gov/gen_contact.html

Wyoming
Enzi, Michael- (R - WY) Web Form: enzi.senate.gov/email.htm
Thomas, Craig- (R - WY) thomas.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #22
23. Thanks, BabylonSister!
I appreciate it!

I am glad all is well with you, but I find it UNFORTUNATE that you just HAD to bring up the thing about having GRANDCHILDREN!

Despite my best efforts at cajoling, shaming, and manipulating my own kids, I am still (ALAS!) grandchild-less.

I should have done the expedient thing when I had the chance, i.e. got in touch with Jack Abramoff to "lobby" the two brats for me.

Had I moved quickly, I might be rockin' a grandbaby to sleep right now --completely rested thanks to my golfing vacation in Scotland.

Live & learn!
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 07:23 AM
Response to Reply #22
35. YES EVERYONE send to their's THANKS! senate link
Edited on Mon Jun-19-06 08:11 AM by jarnocan
http://senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_... or just senate.gov is all you have to remember
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 06:20 AM
Response to Reply #11
31. Project Vote Smart
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 09:37 AM
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41. Thanks for that link! nt
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307 MMS Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 08:35 AM
Response to Reply #11
39. Where?
Nance,
Where in NY are you? I'm about 8 miles west of Bennington, VT. Is there a way to contact you?
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 11:14 AM
Response to Reply #11
45. I think there is a list in the archives here somewhere. In the
Activist Forum. By the way wouldn't this make a great add in some of the major newspapers on the 4th of July? I would be willing to help buy space if anyone wants to. Just an idea.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:14 PM
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4. Wow! Needs to be on the Front page
:kick: :applause:
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:28 PM
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5. Bravo!
Well said!

:applause: :applause: :applause:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:30 PM
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6. Glory, glory, hallelujah! The truth goes marching on!
Edited on Sun Jun-18-06 08:56 PM by IndyOp
I would like to thank them for nearing completion on merging church and state. They are voting this next week on faith-based initiatives and one Dem Senator stated today that he is ALL for putting more money into those fundamentalist, Christian churches that preach that Republican = Godly and Democratic = Satan.

I also thank them for working so quickly and effectively to destroy the government. The government IS the problem, right? I never believed that whole "Government of the people, for the people, by the people" stuff - and, apparently, our elected pols don't either! So let's just let it fall apart as we raise the economic system (capitalism) above the governmental system (democracy?) in terms of importance. 'Free market' is certainly a more important concept than 'democracy' - right?

:patriot:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:52 PM
Response to Reply #6
12. I hear you, IndyOp ...
So MANY transgressions, so LITTLE bandwidth!

If I'd included ALL of their contributions to destroying our nation, I would still be typing long past the July 4th, 2010, celebrations ...
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:33 PM
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7. And just think: they did it for US! For our security! For our values!
I really, honestly, sincerely do not know how to thank them.

Thanks, Nance, for taking the time to say this as well has you have.

:thumbsup:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:48 PM
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20. Yes, they did it for "us" ...
Good God, how much better off would the country be if all of our so-called representative had just spent the last five-plus years voting themselves raises and enhanced cafeteria privileges instead of lending their support to this Administration's total madness?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:35 PM
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9. Excellent Nance !
Very excellent! K & R..
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:36 PM
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10. Please send this eom
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:00 PM
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14. Scathing, insightful- I loved this.
Could shame make them change?

K & R
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 10:37 PM
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25. We've tried everything else ...
... why not public SHAMING?

Honestly, it makes you wonder how some people sleep at night ...
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:00 PM
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15. That Pretty Much Sums it Up for me, too, Nancy Greggs!
Thanks. You speak for this American, as well and very well stated!

:thumbsup: :kick:
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 09:00 PM
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16. Excellent post! K & R n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 10:19 PM
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24. Wow! What a great letter!!!!
I will also copy and send!!! :thumbsup:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 10:50 PM
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26. Fantastic!
I hope you do send that bushler himself.
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 02:45 AM
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27. Great letter. I'm sending it hard copy in an envelope to a list
of congressidiots, with your name as author. Well done. Made me remember how 20 years ago my neighborhood had a group that wrote letters as members of Amnesty International to all those "despots" in developing countries who were holding people without trial, torturing prisoners, and "disappearing" their citizens. I never could have imagined that my own country would be engaged in those same practices. We have no representatives in Washington. As a group they are there for their own purposes. To hell with human rights and the Constitution.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 05:24 AM
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28. Great letter, Nance.
Posted to my blog with proper attribution. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:kick:& R
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 05:35 AM
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29. The power of words
Hey Nancy - Love the letter! :)

You have managed to express what so many of us are feeling this summer ...

It's amazing how many of your essays have ended up getting wide circulation via e-mail. Usually uncredited.

I will be sharing your letter with friends and family, together with your homepage address!

Best wishes - Apollo11

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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 06:01 AM
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30. bravo! n/t
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 06:39 AM
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32. Excellent, excellent, excellent!
This letter needs to go far beyond the DU. Have you sent it to the New York Times?
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 07:11 AM
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33. OK to use with permission link and credit ???!!!
Edited on Mon Jun-19-06 07:15 AM by jarnocan
thanks if not I'll be sure to go and delete it everywhere. Just PM me.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 07:52 AM
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37. See post #8 - you have a green light with proper attribution. n/t
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 07:21 AM
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34. LET"S SEND it to them ALL of US!!! and NANCY the MEDIA!!!!!
that is what I am going to recommend on other sites as well with LINKS -and also PLEASE NANCY SEND IT TO THE MEDIA as well LET US KNOW if you get published!!!!
Also maybe send to MICHAEL MOORE - he might use it.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:17 AM
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43. jarnocan, Nance is at work right now but
I just took up your suggestion and sent this piece to Michael Moore. Thanks for the great idea.

JeffR (aka Nance's SO)

:toast:
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 11:27 AM
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46. Also send it to "The Nation", "Common Dreams" and "BuzzFlash"
as well as Howard Dean.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 07:33 AM
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36. Nancy, thank you for so succinctly summing of what right-wing fascism
is all about: just think of the astounding number (must be in the tens of millions) of 'merikans who prefer and support all this.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 08:12 AM
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38. Brilliant!
Worth forwarding - great job!
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bs1 Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 09:34 AM
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40. The only thing bipartisan now is how useless both parties have become
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:14 AM
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42. Well written. I am sending copies to my Democratic Senators and Rep. nm
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:46 AM
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44. They only show up 'cos they like the coffee shop in the Capital Building?
can't think of any other reason why they would get paid and show up at Congress?
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 11:36 AM
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47. Kudos!! Your letter needs to go onto every editorial page in America!!
Like you I am....astounded.

We should also thank them for helping our beleaguered oil executives...for breaking down that silly wall between church and state...and of course for approving 2 new SCOTUS justices who share American values of helping the powerful & well connected at the expense of everybody else. Reminds me of just why I need to harass everybody I know (endlessly) that they need to register to vote and get to the polls (no matter what) on election day.

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i miss america Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 12:01 PM
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48. Beautifully stated. If you revise it for publication, please consider
also thanking them for not addressing the skyrocketing cost of health care in this country and how unaffordable medical insurance has become. The fact that most Americans are now one severe illness or accident away from financial ruin is an accomplishment for which our lawmakers truly deserve enormous credit.

Bravo Nancy!
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 12:15 PM
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49. yeah, and thanks for giving yourselves that raise
recently.

Wish I could vote myself a raise, but hey, I'm just so happy my congresspeeps can live lives of ease and luxury. Who needs health insurance? Not I. Oh, no.

I only want what's best for my devoted, dear politician. :eyes:





anyhoo, you've gone and done it again, Woman. :patriot:

:woohoo:


and for the House and Senate:

:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 12:19 PM
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50. K&R. Excellent letter, Nancy, and agree it should be on...
the editorial page of every newspaper in America, preferably the Sunday paper (most read). I just left a job working in a nest of fundamentalist Repub's. Sadly, they truly believe all the points of your letter are the good things BushCo has done to re-claim 'their' country, and they do NOT read editorial pages and do NOT watch CNN. So, other than lamenting these issues amongst ourselves at DU, similar blogs and organizations, how do we present these same issues to the average American citizen?
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 12:58 PM
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51. Who says sarcasm is the lowest form of wit?
People who can't pull it off. You're brilliant!
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 05:39 PM
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52. beautiful
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 08:30 PM
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53. Very Colbert-esque.
I think he'd like the homage!

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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 09:04 PM
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54. Oh, my. Simply wonderful.
Edited on Mon Jun-19-06 09:04 PM by juajen
Spread this round the globe
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:42 AM
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56. Nancy--thank you for writing this and for posting it and
offering it to us. I am sending it to everyone I know--including my Repub. friends. It will be the theme for my independence day. It is wonderful--would you send it to the NYT as an op-ed? Best wishes.
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:57 AM
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58. adding link to write your reps, also. Not just senators... please
This letter is excellent. Sent out already, thanks for your work. I'll do what I can. I didn't see a link in this thread for contacting Reps. so here it is:

http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep
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