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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:20 PM
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October 2nd National March on Washington is gaining momentum. Impressive list of endorsing groups
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 03:27 PM by Better Believe It









ONE NATION
IS ABOUT REORDERING OUR NATION'S PRIORITIES TO INVEST IN OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE
OUR PEOPLE.

Event Date: October 2, 2010

Location: Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our re-commitment to change. The One Nation March will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figures all marching together to help Put America Back to Work and to Pull America Back Together. And to help reorder our national priorities so that investments in people come first.

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American Dream a secure job, a safe home, and a quality education but banksters and corporate lobbyists have made off with trillions of public dollars while small businesses cant get loans and cities are laying off teachers, police, and firefighters.

In this time of economic crisis, it is easy for fear-mongerers to pit groups against each other and to find convenient scapegoats for the problems that plague us.

ONE NATION seeks to transcend our superficial differences and bring us together in a common quest for equal opportunity and justice for all.

ONE NATION
HAS A NEW
STORY TO TELL
AND WE WANT
YOU TO BE
A PART OF IT.

This movement includes human and civil rights organizations, unions and trade associations, nonprofit organizations, youth and student groups, religious and other faith groups, educational, peace, environmental, and ethnic associations, and any other groups and individuals who are committed to pulling our country back together now. As of late August 2010, there are more than 150 ONWT organizational partners and tens of thousands of individuals.

See a list of endorsing organizations at:

http://onenationworkingtogether.org/?p=657

SIGN UP TODAY!

March with us in Washington, DC on
10-2-10 to create millions of good jobs,
repair our immigration system, and
reform Wall Street! Your voice is
essential to demanding the change
we voted for.

CONTACT US!

1333 H Street NW,
Suite 300, East Tower
Washington DC 20005

Phone
202-533-2578

E-mail [email protected]

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org /
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:29 PM
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1. I'm surprised this doesn't have 500 Reccs
It sounds like such a good idea. We really need to show our colors. Stick a thumb in Becks eye. Fuck Fox! On to Washington.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:55 PM
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11. It just got one more recommendation.
That's an incredibly diverse and impressive range of different groups: the AFL-CIO, CodePink, Shalom Center, Network of Spiritual Progressives, La Raza, GLBT groups...the other 98% indeed!

Very powerful and very promising. Could be the nucleus of a new political party right there.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:10 AM
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85. Yes, a Labor Party that actually represents working people and not corporations.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:49 AM
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89. Rec this post.
That is exactly what we need.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:47 AM
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118. Unfortunately the old business model unions are going to be difficult to organize into a Labor Party
but on the bright side, a new group of young and more political union organizers around the country may buck the union bureaucracies and accept a pro-union party. That would be SO EXCITING.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:47 AM
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119. +1
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:26 PM
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19. I posted a thread about this on Sat and it sunk like a stone
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:45 PM
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22. I know.
I recced it. That brought it back to zero.:hi:
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:54 PM
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37. I've been posting too, since I first heard about it
last week - I think it was too early.

Let's keep it going -- I have a good feeling about this!! I will try to go, but have no disposable income since my layoff in December. I am trying to get a companion rally going in Seattle. Any joiners?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:09 AM
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126. What about a carpool?
If we get 4 drivers we can drive throughout. Yeah, it would be a painful go, but so is what is happening to us. I'm in Seattle. Any other takers? Sleep at truck stops. Gas paid for as able. I'm still employed but don't want to spend $400.00 on a plane ticket but.....
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:31 PM
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65. 9 minutes after it was posted?!
Give it some time dude... we're almost at 200.


;)


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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:56 PM
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69. I don't mean to be obtuse, but it's not really clear to me what
exactly this movement "does." I read the website and I understand what it "stands for" and that the purpose of the rally is to "demonstrate our re-commitment to change" and bring people "of all stripes" together.

What isn't clearly defined for me is this:

Is this an anti-current administration rally? A re-commitment to "Obama change" rally?

The definition is kind of nebulous and IMO could be construed in a number of ways.

Any clarification would be appreciated and thanks!

:shrug:
PS - Perhaps this why there are not very many recs: confusion.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:47 AM
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87. I think it is a rally for working people
In support of working people..
I don't think it is anti-GOP or anti-DLC (the GOP and DLC both like to think of themselves as "pro-worker" and "pro-middle class")..

The rally is simply to show the DLC (and GOP) that America still has a working class, and that we will take to the streets if needed.
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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:24 PM
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147. Thanks! "In Support of Working People" is a clear purpose, but
to "demonstrate our re-commitment to change" + "to help Put America Back to Work" + "to Pull America Back Together" + "to help reorder our national priorities" so that investments in people come first - all sounds like it is an "ANTI-something" Rally and specifically will probably be interpreted as "Anti-Obama Adminstration"(the last thing our coutry needs right now). It certainly will be advertised as such by the Beck/Palin/Limbaugh gang and all Obama-haters. Thanks for your reply.
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backtomn Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:57 PM
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161. I would love to see it, but........
I would be very surprised if we could get this collection of groups to do this without an overtly anti-GOP or anti-DNC message (or messages). I believe that this would be extremely powerful if we could make this about working people and how we make things better for them (us), but we will make it just another rally if it gets personal and angry. Maybe that is too much to ask, at this point. I can always hope.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:27 AM
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103. HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY - that's one thing that it's about for me
the two parties cannot dismantle the social safety net in this nation. it's immoral. it's repulsive.

and that's a message I want Democrats to hear from this march - and with the list of groups here - that's absolutely a position of those who are supporting this march.

maybe some of us can stay and occupy Alan Simpson's office... he doesn't deserve it anyway
.
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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:38 PM
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153. IMO the specific publicized goal of this particular event is too
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 12:39 PM by truthrocks
broad and ill-defined - as I said in #147: to "demonstrate our re-commitment to change" + "to help Put America Back to Work" + "to Pull America Back Together" + "to help reorder our national priorities" so that "investments in people come first" - are all noble causes, but also sounds like this is an "ANTI-something" rally and will probably be interpreted as "Anti-Obama Adminstration"(the last thing our coutry needs right now). It certainly will be advertised as such by the Beck/Palin/Limbaugh gang and all Obama-haters. Thanks for your reply - it helped to clarify things for me.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:11 PM
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204. Beck is already afeered of this rally b/c it will put his to shame
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 08:17 PM by RainDog
I, and MANY, MANY, MANY of my fellow democrats are MAD AS HELL and we want this administration and this congress to know it.

The RAGE that people feel is real toward the those we elected in order to form a majority - they have failed us through two election cycles in too many ways to count.

So, you know, THAT'S what this is about - people are SUFFERING while Congress jerks off for corporate profits.

They need to get a clue and if this is what it takes to do it - then that will be a great thing b/c, in the history of this nation, this govt has been too willing to let the people who comprise it suffer b/c the govt really doesn't give a shit about the American people - and won't until they feel their jobs are threatened by their actions.

I say it will be a great thing b/c history has shown us that our own govt. is willing to attack and murder people (the bonus army, for instance) before they will be shamed into doing the right thing. It would be nice if people didn't have to fucking die to get the attention of the whores in DC.
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:53 AM
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123. I agree! I don't want my support for Obama to be questioned if I support this cause
It should not be an anti-Obama rally. the republicans have their own rallies to cover that.
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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:44 PM
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154. Absolutely! This event needs to be clear that it is not Anti-Obama
Thanks for the reply - glad someone "gets" my concern - see my comment #153.
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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:47 PM
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156. What about Ed Schultz? He wants to do a pro-working class rally.
:bounce:
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 05:41 PM
Response to Reply #156
234. He's suuporting the march, will speak at it and is urging people to participate.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #154
205. to the extent that Rahm represents Obama - it will be anti-Obama
b/c every day that Obama keeps Rahm on staff - Obama is telling the democratic base to go fuck itself.

every day that Obama keeps Simpson on the cat food commission - Obama is telling the democratic base to go fuck itself.

I really don't give a shit anymore whether someone might think a march on DC is "anti-Obama" when the people he surrounds himself with are against us.

If he wants people to support him then he shouldn't allow these assholes to continue in their positions - but since he does - he's telling us everything he wants us to know, apparently.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:20 PM
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206. People who don't support all of President Obama's policies 100% will not be prevented from marching.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 09:21 PM by Better Believe It
Do you think they should be excluded and if so how do you think a political exclusion "witch-hunt" can be accomplished?

I suppose everyone who arrives in DC could be required by monitors to prove they aren't "professional leftists".
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:56 PM
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177. Well we are working on it. Over 300. nm
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:37 PM
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2. K&R. Keep it bumped, folks. n/m
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:30 PM
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64. Done. Kicked and rec #194 n/t
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 11:31 PM by Turborama
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:41 PM
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3. On Oct. 2nd, 1789
George Washington sent the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, AKA The Bill of Rights, upto the Congress for ratification. That alone should be worth some speeches on the mall.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:50 PM
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7. Really interesting info! Thanks! Yes that should be worth some speeches.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:07 PM
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13. On that same day, 7000 French women
marched from Paris to Versailles with a plea for redress. We all know what that fortold.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:30 AM
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76. Where's that 2nd Bill of Rights...
... that FDR was preparing to deliver?

Someone should pick up THAT mantle.

-------------------------------
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:42 PM
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4. WOW this is an impresive list of sposors
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:43 PM
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5. K&R
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:45 PM
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6. I will be there! All the "un-Americans" that Palin, Beck, and the other Repukes point their finger
at will be there, too!!!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:09 AM
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81. I'll be there too
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:51 PM
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8. K&R
& I'll be sure to add graphics next time I post.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:52 PM
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9. Great.
I hope DU'ers attend. I'm thinking of going and getting some video and pictures.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:53 PM
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10. Told ya so.
Everyone said when there are a lot of workers out of jobs and poor, it would focus more attention on poverty.

NOpe, says we poor folk.

It will just further obscure poverty.

Sadly we were right, weren't we?

Forgotten, thrown aside.
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Gecko6400 Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 03:56 PM
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12. I find it ironic that
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 03:59 PM by Gecko6400
we, and these organizations, after recently electing a President and Congress who promised to fundamentally change the country, now just two years later, we are now marching on Washington to demand, what, change. The RW will have a field day with this!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:08 PM
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15. I think it's awesome.
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 04:08 PM by Brickbat
It's called holding them to their word.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:10 PM
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16. Be there or be square!
:hi:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:13 PM
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17. Whatever it takes. n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:08 PM
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29. I'll be there protesting corporatists of ALL stripes.
The Right Wing can kiss my ass with hot sauce if they EVEN run their yaps about ANYTHING economic. Those sons of bitches with their Milton Friedman bullshit did so much damage in 30 years to America's infrastructure and economy that without constant Democratic administrations for at least 3 to 4 terms, it will be almost beyond repair.

I'll be protesting the ultra-wealthy, whose unprecedented greed and corrupt thievery led us to this canyon-sized trash-heap in the first place.

I'll be there.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:50 AM
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137. I think it's to show that Obama still has support, that the problems
are still there and that the Republicans need to get out of the way before they get run over.

If 2 or 3 lukewarm Democratic Senators decide it's safer to vote with the Party, than this march is worth it.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:00 PM
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143. The RW Has Had Their Field Day & Still IS Having Their Field Day!!
If you haven't been watching or paying attention, so many Democrats have rolled over and LET The Repukes take control!

I don't think this is so much AGAINST Obama, but maybe, just maybe OUR DEMOCRATS will see just how upset and MAD we are! I for one have watched these past two years at what has been going on, watching the DLC TAKE OVER and pretty much side with too many Repukes!

I'm SICK of Blue Dog Democrats, sick of how they think so much like Repukes, and I'm pretty sick of Rahm Emmanuel and Gibbs talking DOWN to the "real base" of the Democratic Party!!

No, I will do everything I CAN to "be there or be square" as another has said! I will be making the rounds of antique shops to unload anything I can, because I've been waiting and waiting for something like this to happen!

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, it does not belong ONLY to the TPTB and MSM!! If we keep letting the Tea-Baggers get ALL THE FOCUS, then we will be just like so many of our very own Democrats who have sold us out! And Obama and many in his cabinet, who have made me feel I don't count all that much anymore!!

JMHO!!



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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:07 PM
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14. K&R! X 1000
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Cal33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:18 PM
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18. Good luck to all !
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:29 PM
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20. K&R
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:32 PM
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21. Recommend
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:53 PM
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23. K&R
Policy over personalities. :patriot:
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cjbgreen Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:57 PM
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24. Moderates
This is moderate America, these are citizens who care about all Americans!
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:02 PM
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25. K & R
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:03 PM
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26. kick
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 05:56 PM
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27. K
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:04 PM
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28. K&R n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:27 PM
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30. Kicked and Rec'd, but like I said on a previous thread, I'm kind of weary . . .
I just hope to hell this isn't going to devolve into another massive anti-Obama protest.

Something just tells me it will. The last anti-war protest I went to . . . Jesus, it almost felt like being surrounded by TeaBirthers.

We blame a president who, face facts, cannot stop rich greedy old white men being addicted to money and profit. Those same rich greedy white old men want Obama to fail and want another goddamned Republican sock puppet gatekeeper in the White House to cut their taxes even more and give them even more privilege.

The wealthy don't seem to even care that without a workforce, you know, BUYING your products/services, this whole thing is pretty much going to collapse with terrific force.

And just so some of these people attending know, I have nothing at all in common or want anything to do with your fucking Reaganite laissez-fail brand of economics, your Beckistani "yeah, these people hate Obama too!" motivation, your Ron Paul/Oath-Klux Klan bullshit or your "they're all the same" crap.

You're not going to get a progressive in the White House because he/she'd be shot within 6 months to 2 years. You're not going to get Ron Paul in the White House because he's an old lunatic and you have bad hair and smell like old Heinlen/Rand novels.

This better be about the bringing down of the corrupt old/new money system, making corporate America and banking boring again, demanding and expecting far more from the wealthy and why Capitalism does not work for the average American anymore.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:29 PM
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31. Look at the sponsorship. I don't think you have much to fear but fear itself!
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 06:30 PM by Better Believe It

Who said that?

:)
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:43 PM
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33. Probably one of the last presidents that actually CARED about us.
Surprised that right-wing asshat Jon Voight played him in Pearl Harbor.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 09:37 PM
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55. It's up to people of good conscience to make sure that doesn't happen.
Of course there will be agents provocateurs there, just as there are anywhere people get together to make positive change (even on some discussion boards, so I hear ;) ).

I remember being in an anti-war demonstration not long before the 2003 Iraq invasion. There was a really loud-mouthed right-wing asshole marching with us, yelling inflammatory things at everybody around him. Everyone was very disciplined, kept marching as a group, and did not take the bait. There were cops nearby and he was obviously trying to get one of us to initiate a physical conflict. Tough luck to that jerk-off. He went home disappointed that day.

As the Majority Agenda Project's website says, "Leading with a demand for jobs, this will be a massive demonstration to blunt the attack from the right and to unify a majority of Americans around a hopeful and inspiring vision of our nation based on social justice, mutual respect and common values."

Works for me.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:53 AM
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91. I agree HughBeaumont
This has never been about Obama, he is just more competent than the last one in his position. This is most certainly about bringing down a corrupt system (at least that is how I look at it).
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 06:32 PM
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32. Shaping up to be a fantastic event! K&R!!!
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:41 PM
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34. K & R
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:49 PM
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35. I think I'll try to get there.
We need a bigger rally than Head Wreck got. Something to counter the crazies.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:51 AM
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139. Yeppers!
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:50 PM
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36. If I can't make it to DC (no $$...unemployed)
I'd like to do a rally in Seattle same time.
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:57 PM
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39. I'm Going
We need to come together for this. We CANNOT let wingnuts ruin our country any worse than they already have.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:05 PM
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41. Check around to see if some union or other org. is lining up buses or even a plane

If so, they might be able to provide you with transportation.

Worth checking out.
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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 07:55 PM
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38. My local PDA group in Central Florida is trying to get enough
people and hire a bus to take us.

If you are interested in going, please check out the site. There are some areas that the CWA is chartering buses to take people. There may be groups in other areas doing the same.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:12 PM
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146. Are You Talking About The CWA? My Husband Was Part Of That Union, Or
are you talking about PDA?? I live about 2 hours SW of you just south of Sarasota. Are you talking about the site listed above??

You don't have a link with your comment. Anyway, I AM interested in what you may have going on. I seriously DOUBT ANY Democrat here in my county will TRY to get anything together and in the past, the closes contact I had was out of Gainesville. You're in a small town, or at least smaller than Sarasota. Are you working our of Tampa??

Just curious! Don't have much to spend, and a bus can be tiresome, but still there IS lot camaraderie! My husband is going to have a fit because I've been screaming about NOTHING happening again, and that I refused to work with my local Democrats because they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DLC! I'll have to do some fast talking and promise to make money on my own. STILL, I WANT TO GO!!
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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:58 PM
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187. The CWA is organizing buses in the mid-west and mid-atlantic.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 05:12 PM by lovelyrita
My local PDA is looking to go. There was a PDA conference call last night going over details and now I have access to the regional coordinator for the south region. My group is in the process of reaching out and figuring out if SEIU or some other larger group is arranging buses from Orlando or Tampa.

I don't have the details yet as to how we are getting to DC but if you want, I can send you the information when I have it. We are a very small group because I live in Polk and there are not a lot of liberals here. I can send you a PM about the details of the when, where, and how much when I get them.


Contact lists for steering committee's and regional contact people:
http://tinyurl.com/2wb69us

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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:03 PM
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40. Sign me up!
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:13 PM
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42. K&R, but . . .
How to get decent media coverage for this? I'm sick of being force-fed the BecKKKfest all week long. :puke:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:18 PM
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43. K&R
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:23 PM
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44. Here's the list of endorsing organizations building the March on Washington.

August 29, 2010
AFL-CIO

350.org

A. Philip Randolph Institute

All Hands on Deck

Amalgamated Local 171 UAW

American Federation of Teachers

American Friends Service Committee

American Rights at Work

Americans for Financial Reform

Black Leadership Forum, Inc.

Black Womens Roundatable

Black Youth Vote

Brooklyn for Peace

California Black League of Voters

Campaign for Americas Future

Campaign for Community Change

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Campus Camp Wellstone

Campus Progress

Center for Community and Economic Justice

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War

Charlie Fink Productions

Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

Chicago Teachers Union AFT Local 1

Cleveland Peace Action

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Coalition on Human Needs

Code Pink

Color of Change.org

Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

Communication Workers of America

DC Vote

Demos

Equality Wisconsin, Inc.

Ex-Offenders Association of PA

Fellowship of Reconcilliation

Fur Cultural Revival (Darfur Community Center)

Generation Change

Generational Alliance

Green For All

Human Rights Campaign

Injured Workers United

Institute for Policy Studies

Institute of Caribbean Studies

Interanational Socailist Organization

Interfaith Worker Justice

International Union of Automobile Workers of America

Jewish Funds for Justice

Jewish Labor Committee

Jobs With Justice

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Left Labor Project

Long Island C.B.T.U.

Maine Green Independent Party

Majority Agenda Project

Maryland and DC AFL-CIO

Maryland State & DC AFL-CIO

Midwest Academy

Minnesota Coalition for a Peoples Bailout

NAFEO

National Action Network

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Black Law Students Association

National Black Police Association

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Congress of Black Women

National Council of La Raza

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Education Association

National Exhoodus Council

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Immigrant Solidarity Network

National Nurses United

National Union of Home and Health Care Employees

National Urban League

New England Region AFSC

New Haven Peoples Coordinator

New Jersey Black Issues Coalition

Ohio AFL-CIO

Pax Christi USA

Peace Action

Peace Action Education Fund

Peace Action Maine

Peace and Freedom Party of California

Peoples Organization for Progress

PolicyLink

PowerPAC

Pride at Work, AFL-CIO

Progressive Democrats of America

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

School of the Americas Watch (SoA Watch)

SEIU

SEIU 1199

SEIU Local 32BJ

Sojourners

Teamsters Local Union 808

The Gathering For Justice

The Maryland Black Family Alliance

The New Testement Revival Cathedral

The Other 98%

The Power Online

The William Kellibrew Foundation

Tikkun-Network of Spiritual Progressives

Transport Workers Union of America

UAW, International Union

Union of the Unemployed

Unite Here

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

United Food and Commerical Workers Minority Coalition

United for Justice with Peace

United for Peace with Justice

United Mine Workers of America

United States Students Association

United Steelworkers of America

US Human Rights Network

US Labor Against the War

US Peace Council Wisconsin

USAction

Veterans for Peace

War Resisters League

Ward 7 Business and Professional Association

Washington Peace Center

Welfare Rights Committee

Womens Action for New Directions

Working America

Young People For


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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:02 PM
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61. Quite an impressive list... Thanks.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:21 AM
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86. I don't see Obama's name on the list or any of our supposed Democratic Representatives
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 11:25 AM
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231. You know, I'd just love it if they'd stand with us...
but they're co-opted and lame.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:12 AM
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127. A.N.S.W.E.R. isn't there! That's fabulous
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:51 AM
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138. And thankfully, it's not a left-free march. The International Socialist Organization is a sponsor.
A.N.S.W.E.R. is never really at anyone else's march, they're a top down organization that runs they're own game. The ISO is a bottom-up organization that supports any leftist mass gathering and doesn't create top-down marches on its own. They were on the committee that promoted the 200,000 person National Equality March.

But, no thanks, I wouldn't want a McCarthyite "safe" and "leftist free" march.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:53 AM
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140. I think that list has doubled in length since last night!
What I find impressive is that so many groups with such specific interests are coming together for the common good - quite a contrast from Beck's homogeneous crowd.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:26 PM
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45. Glenn Wreck was bitching about this today...
He said if we don't get 1 mil to 5 mil there it will be a failure
because of who is backing it, I think he's a little upset that his
miracle on ice melted, 'cept for the geese shiting on his fake fest.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:37 PM
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49. That really means he's worried that this demonstration will be larger than his.

And it very well could be if all progressive organizations unite behind this and really go out and promote it starting .... right now!
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:17 AM
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83. He KNOWS this one's gonna be larger, as all anti-war protests of 2000-08 were.
Like it matters. He probably also knows that since it focuses on a life issue (i.e. one that progressives are FOR and corporatists like HIM are AGAINST), it's likely not going to get the ubiquitous media attention that FailFest 2010 did no matter HOW many people attend . . . as all anti-war protests of 2000-08 didn't.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:56 AM
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92. that would be humorous. but he had a million, so it'll be hard to top that.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:20 AM
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94. I heard it was 1.8 to 2 billion.
:rofl:
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:35 AM
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114. LOL!! YOU Are Here Pushing Those Load Of Crap Numbers???????
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 10:37 AM by Beetwasher
Figures.

Post one reputable source backing up that million figure.
:rofl:
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:55 PM
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159. I believe the poster is being...

SARCASTIC.

Just a guess...
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:17 AM
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128. LOL!!! Those poor people uniting against big bad Obama. nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:54 PM
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176. A million? Beck had less than 100,000.
You're off by a power of ten.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:57 PM
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178. should i have used a sarcasm tag?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:32 PM
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182. Yes, I believe so. It's very hard to tell when you're being sarcastic
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 04:37 PM by MineralMan
and when you're just being contrary sometimes. The use of smilies would help distinguish between the two.
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h8okra Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:19 PM
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175. DU should be a sponser ... I'm ready to give and go N/T
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sueh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:27 PM
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46. K & R.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:29 PM
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47. KICKED!
This needs to be kicked!
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:33 PM
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48. Communications Workers President Says: "Get on the bus to Washington!"

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is organizing buses that will send their members to Washington for the march!

CWA President Larry Cohen explains why it is important for union members to participate in the One Nation Working Together March on October 2, 2010.

Print | Share |

See the video at:

http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/?p=611

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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:49 PM
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50. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous makes the case for the October 2nd March on Washington

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous makes the case for the One Nation Working Together mobilization before the civil rights groups 101st Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri on July 12, 2010. Jealous says that we are the people who will decide whether Americans can once again raise their children with the hope and trust in the belief that they will enjoy a life filled with opportunity, and the ability to live out their souls mission.

Watch the video of his appeal here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYHOnZFPN7M&feature=player_embedded

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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:53 PM
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51. Yes!
K&R
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 08:56 PM
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52. Kick and for only the second time ever............
rec. I hope I can make it.
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 09:00 PM
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53. k&r
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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 09:16 PM
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54. I wish I can go :(
but They alaways are with us whole people in America and FUCK TEA Party, BeckKK and Fucx News..
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:47 PM
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56. News Conference at New York City mass rally supporting October 2nd March on Washington
Sure looks like New York State organizations are mobilizing big time for 10/2/10.

See the news conference video featuring the head of the New York AFL-CIO. He gave a powerful speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XICe6jrQvU4&feature=related
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:47 AM
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78. That got me pumped! Thanks! n/t
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 01:50 AM by Subdivisions
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:47 PM
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57. KandR
peace~
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:51 PM
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58. I haven't read all the posts but I'd like to be there and will do my best
to get there and bring others.

I hope they are organizing other "supporting" marches in places other than NYC.

thanks for posting this, Better Believe It.

Rec.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:56 PM
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59. The New York rally was a demonstration urging people to go to Washington on October 2nd.

I don't know of any supporting march in New York City on that date.

Sorry for any confusion.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:58 PM
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60. Feels strange to Rec a post by Better Believe It.
;-)
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:55 PM
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160. :) Now that wasn't so hard, was it?

See, we do agree on something.

There is hope!

:)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:04 PM
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62. kick and recommend!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:08 PM
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63. I had no idea this has gotten so big. Awesome!!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:34 PM
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66. I'll be there... with bells on
...maybe literally
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:42 PM
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67. K&R n/t
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:47 PM
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68. Rec #198
This is the first I had heard about this - it must be kicked & rec'd so people can begin to make plans to SHOW UP!!

Thanks for posting.
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:27 AM
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70. Proud to be....
#207!:dem:
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:28 AM
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71.  Net recommendation: +210 votes (Your vote: +1)
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:36 AM
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72. Sounds racist. nt
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:09 AM
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75. Huh?
:wow:
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:39 AM
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111. Demonstrations in Washington post-January 2008 are racist.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 09:40 AM by newtothegame
Haven't you been watching the news?

ed for sp.
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:49 AM
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136. MSM?
Nope, why would I?:evilgrin:
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:47 AM
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73. I asked them to post a donation link on their front page
Believe it or not, I'll be arriving in Vietnam with my lady friend on October First. I want to donate; I've been all over their site; but I can't find a donation link.

Nope, nothing on Act Blue either

Wait, I was able to find this:

Donations
Please make out all Checks and Money Orders to:
One Nation Working Together / Tides Center
1825 K St. NW, Suite 210
Washington DC 20001

Or call our office: 202-263-4568.

I'll have to call during business hours and see if I can get a donation link to post for those who can't be there.
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:57 AM
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124. DONATION UPDATE
I just spoke with an excellent guy at One Nation in Washington. He said they're putting together a donation page and account right now; it should be up today. He's sending me an email when it goes up. I'll post it as soon as I see it.

JUMP ON THIS AND MAKE IT HAPPEN BIG! IF YOU CAN'T GO, DONATE

Side note: Last July, in Oakland, California Highway Patrol got into a freeway shootout with a heavily armed and body-armored man who was speeding to San Francisco to ignite the revolution by killing people at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU. The guy was a Beck listener; Beck had been railing against the Tides Foundation.

Tides is organizing this event.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:04 AM
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74. What Bands Are Playing?
this would be something John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and others would support.

One thing I love about us vs them - we've got the support of the all the cool bands, and they've got Ted Nugent.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:35 AM
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77. Remember everyone: Spell your signs correctly!
Who knows -- maybe somebody from the MSM will accidentally show up. I mean, you can't count on it since Sarah Palin is unlikely to make an appearance, but still... it could happen!

K&R by the way! :D
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:50 AM
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79. K&R. I want to go. Anyone else from Texas going? n/t
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:16 AM
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101. Sarasota/Venice Here... Any Takers of Info About Travel???
PM me if you HEAR anything! Financially, it's tight... but I WANT TO MAKE this one!

The last one I went to was Sept. 24, 2005, against Iraq War!
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:56 AM
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141. I'm going to do my best to go.
If you're in Austin, Denton, or Houston, you can check with a local ISO branch to see if they're organization busses, car caravans, or flights. They're on the organizing committee for the Oct. 2nd march and they'll be organizing the general public (as opposed to specific unions who are more likely to be dealing with the overwhelming task of organizing their own members...)
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:48 PM
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157. I'm having a brain fart. What's ISO? n/t
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 08:54 AM
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225. I think he means "International Socialist Organization"...
but I'm not sure.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:00 PM
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209. how long do you think the drive is?I'm debating......
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 10:06 AM
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214. LONG DRIVE! I Used To Live In Killeen/Ft. Hood, But Spent A Lot Of
time in Austin. I fly back to Texas for class reunions and to visit my sister, but driving usually takes 2 days, with overnight stay. But that's personal driving!

I'm closer to D.C. now that I'm living in Florida, but still need to get some connection!

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 03:09 AM
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80. K&R!
I love this. I am too sick to attend. I can seldom leave the house. I'm sure the event will be covered on my TV. :thumbsup: :hi:
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:58 AM
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142. +1
:fistbump:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:15 AM
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82. kr
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:07 AM
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84. K/R
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:48 AM
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88. Highly recommended. nt
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:51 AM
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90. Recommended.
Hope to see you all in DC!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:11 AM
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93. Let's hope this won't just be a big pep rally
The march will need to have good organizing structures in place to continue building momentum after the event.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:31 AM
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95. Keeping Kicked.
I have a feeling this is going to be giant. And the best part about it is - it's going to be giant without the help or need of the Corporate Appeaser Media. How hard is it to get 90,000 foot-shooters at the Reflecting Pool/Lincoln Memorial when you have months of promotion by the widespread M$M, the popular carnival barker star of it all and Dick Armey's Freedomworks?

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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:36 AM
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96. k&R. why is Rangel on their front page?? What a downer.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 07:39 AM by nyc 4 Biden
still looks like a great idea. after I reading up on it some more, i'll decide if i'll make the trip.

ETA: Ok done. it looks good. what a great list of sponsors...

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jbeing Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:46 AM
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97. K & R + + +
Just keep K & R ing this. We need this demo or our power to frighten and tighten up the beltway bunch. Remind then that they work for US. I hope this becomes a historic event.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:08 AM
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98. kick
if people want to look for buses from their areas, check with United for Peace and Justice on their web pages.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:09 AM
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99. MODS...
Can you put this event on our front page as some kind of sticky until 10/2/2010? Thanks!
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:13 AM
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100. FINALLY!! SOMETHING Might Happen! Heard About This A While Back
but it didn't get much attention! Now, my interest is renewed! PLEASE, everyone... LET'S make this OUR VOICE!!

It's TIME to send a MESSAGE!! I'm going to do my VERY BEST to get there! I have old coins, and some other items that I got when my mother-in-law passed away! Guess it's time to see if I can gather up enough cash to do this!

I canceled all my credit cards except one, but DON'T want to use it, even if it's from a Credit Union!

But, this makes me HAPPY! Hope it isn't a bust!!

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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:18 AM
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102. It's about time
Ever since last August, I've been wondering: "I know we could get a bigger crowd than these asshats. Why doesn't the left mobilize?"

The only problem I have is that it's a little vague. It's easier to mobilize folks for something concrete.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:31 AM
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105. It's for jobs! Now that's concrete enough for me and millions of unemployed or underemployed.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 08:32 AM by Better Believe It
:)
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:28 PM
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149. I agree that's an important issue
But it's also about equality, and education. Here's what they have to say about jobs:

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Provide immediate relief for those who are currently unemployed

* Extend jobless benefits, COBRA, mortgage assistance, and other initiatives for those currently out of work.
* Target help for populations and communities in the greatest need

Provide immediate action to stimulate job growth and consumer demand

* Provide aid to states and cities including direct job creation at local levels especially in education, health care, social services and first-responder workforces
* Increase the ability of small businesses to obtain loans
* Fund infrastructure investment that spurs economic growth and clean energy enterprises

Provide a fair chance for everyone to succeed and advance in the workplace

* Everyone who works in America should have the right to join with their co-workers to have a voice on the job
* Pay all workers wages that allow them to support their families
* Increase and index the minimum wage
* Close all pay gaps
* End all forms of workplace discrimination
* Protect, honor, fully apply, and expand equal opportunity and diverse business inclusion practices
* Make every job a good and safe job
* Provide paid sick days and paid family leave for all workers

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What's missing? The balance of trade. So long as it is possible for US corporations to make products more cheaply overseas, and then price those products as if they had actually paid reasonable wages, they will make billions doing so. Every problem with our economy, from unemployment to income inequality to the federal budget deficit, is due to these issues surrounding outsourcing and the balance of trade.

The rub is that you cannot really put the structural problems of the US economy on a bumper sticker. These structural problems are going to be difficult to solve, especially in the face of determined opposition by the business community.

I wish I had an answer to this problem, which is a communications problem as much as it is a policy problem, but I don't. I'll still go if I can, though, because it's high time we stood up and were counted.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:35 AM
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106. It would be great if it could be called "Jobs NOW" or something
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 08:37 AM by TBF
really clear like that. But with all the Union representation it should be fine.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:31 AM
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104. K&R
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:50 AM
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107. BOSTON area buses. SIGN-UP HERE!
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 08:51 AM by Better Believe It
The bus registration fee is $20 (the student, low-income, unemployed rate is $10) and it covers the roundtrip MA-DC-MA trip

"This page is allows you to register for buses and will also link to alternative transportation (car pools, commercial bus, AMTRAK, and flight information). The bus registration fee is $20 (the student, low-income, unemployed rate is $10) and it covers the roundtrip MA-DC-MA trip. Closer to the event we will post all the New England departure locations."

Go to this link for more information:

http://www.majorityagendaproject.org/go/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=11
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:53 AM
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108. Video: A Call to Action from the Transport Workers Union regarding the March on Washington

A call to action from the Transport Workers Union: Silence encourages others to pressure the administration to back pedal on its promises and commitments. Lets speak up, mobilize and show what America truly looks like.

See the video at this link:

http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/?p=492
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 10:45 AM
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216. I'm NOT Seeing Anything Out Of Florida So Far... Will Keep Checking...
HOWEVER, if anyone has information from Tampa or south down to Sarasota, please let me know!
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:21 AM
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109. I think they all saw the Beckapalooza
and got disgusted.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:29 AM
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110. one reason to make every effort to show up
because, honestly we are bigger, stronger and have justice on our side
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:09 AM
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112. K & R It is time.
Essentially this is a stand against corporate takeover of this country.
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alberg Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:16 AM
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113. My wife and I will be there. Why isn't MoveOn getting behind this?
Also, if stopping threatened cuts to Social Security was made a publicized reason for the march, a lot of seniors and near seniors would be motivated to attend.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:21 AM
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130. Moveon has been coopted for some time now
Unless they get their marching orders you won't hear squat from them.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:04 PM
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172. But watch... When the popularity of this movement becomes impossible to ignore
Move On will muscle its way in front and center to co-opt everything. I hope they keep corporate orgs like Move On OUT.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:55 PM
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212. A.N.S.W.E.R. is the same way
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 08:03 PM
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203. They're afraid Rahm might yell at them, like he did when
they wanted to run ads against Blue Dogs and DLCers. I haven't contributed to them since after the 2004 election when they disappeared for three months, after asking members what was the most important issue and the overwhelming response was 'election fraud'. They never mentioned it again, waited a few months until they thought people would have forgotten the election fraud, and then reappeared.

They are part of the DC insider crowd now and they don't want to lose their access. I doubt very much they would participate in something like this.

:kick: because it's too late to rec. I won't be able to go, but will tell everyone I know about it. It is about time for the people to be heard.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 10:32 AM
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215. YES, MoveOn & ANSWER Have Been Silent For A Long Time! I Wondered...
but your explanation sounds plausible to me!! ANSWER did have some large marches, but they also had A LOT of different issues at each March! Some were not happy about marching against the war and then having speakers from all over talking when we should have been walking!

Still, it's GOOD to see some ACTION!!!

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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:39 AM
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115. K&R
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:42 AM
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116. "a secure job, a safe home, and a quality education"
Health care should be added to that list. You can't do too much if you don't have your health.

Each day, 273 people die due to lack of health care in the U.S.; that's 100,000 deaths per year.

We need single-payer health care, not a welfare bailout for the serial-killer insurance agencies.

We don't need the GingrichCare of mandated, unregulated, for-profit insurance that is still too expensive, only pays parts of medical bills, denies claims, and bankrupts people. Republinazi '93 plan:
"Subtitle F: Universal Coverage - Requires each citizen or lawful permanent resident to be covered under a qualified health plan or equivalent health care program by January 1, 2005."


"We will never have real reform until people's health stops being treated as a financial opportunity for corporations."



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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:46 AM
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117. The only place I've heard about this is on DU.
Is it being advertised? If so, I haven't noticed it. I also haven't heard Keith, Rachel, or Ed talk about it. Is it just me or is this the best kept secret in America?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:48 AM
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120. I will try to make it
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:49 AM
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121. This is a BAD ASS alliance of people
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:50 AM
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122. Long Overdue
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:01 AM
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125. Anyone carpooling and what are the couchsurfing possibilities?
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EXneoCON Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:19 AM
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129. I'm from Charleston SC and I'm going....
...although I'd be surprised if we had enough fellow progs in Chucktown to get a bus together.

Amtrak is $179.00 round-trip into Union Station. A short stroll to the Mall from there. Leaving Friday night, into D.C. at 7 a.m.'ish, rally my little heart out, back to Union Station by 9 p.m., home around 5 a.m. on Sunday. Enough time to recuperate before Monday morning.

Don't forget cameras, digicams, sunscreen, etc. Also, don't know the policy towards "sticks" for signs. New York classifies sticks as "potentially dangerous objects". Most people either hold the signs or use cardboard tubes as supports. (spellcheck your signs!) I'll probably go with the tri-fold hand sign so I can stick it in my backpack for transport. Can't decide whether to wear my MIB outfit... B-), or my Wavy Gravy duds....:hippie:

Hope to see a lot of people there!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:23 AM
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131. Come on DU , Skinner, Elad, EarlG
Sponsor up. Let's lend our support.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 06:21 PM
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230. Or pin it? n/t
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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:23 AM
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132. Glad to hear about this!!
DU is the only place I've heard about it too. I'll be there, no way am I missing this!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:34 PM
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151. I have been getting emails
about this for a few weeks ...me too, no way I'm missing this
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:30 AM
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133. Kick to the top
Ed and Rachel, can you joy ride in the MSNBC news van for a day?

:kick:
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:45 AM
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134. What a fantastic event!
Blow the march of phony miracles Right outta the reflecting pond!
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empleh Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 11:47 AM
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135. its also one of my hero's birthday's! :D
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:02 PM
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144. Impressive endorsement list...
...thanks for posting this.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:04 PM
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145. Time for a musical interlude -
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:53 PM
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158. That was absolutely wonderful and appropriate. Thank you!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:59 PM
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162. much prefer...
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:07 PM
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165. Damn! Our music is soooo much better than the Tea Party"s!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:46 PM
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168. which is why
they so often steal it!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:27 PM
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148. and another kick
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:31 PM
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150. Any word yet on speakers? Musicians? Although if the
G.Ray Bodley High School Chorus is the only entertainment, the tea Party people will say everybody showed up just to see them, not to hear the speeches!
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slater71 Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:34 PM
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152. They will do a photo overlay for sure
If they think that there is one less person than Becks party than they will do an overlay photo showing that the crowd for Beck was bigger. We have to put up numbers like were there for the inauguration.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:45 PM
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155. Here's another K&R!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:02 PM
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163. let us get to Washington!!! rec
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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:04 PM
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164. K & R, I wanna GO!!!!!!
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:16 PM
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166. Theme for the march- "So wide you can't get around it. So low you can't get under it..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8TRwMe7YpE

"Here's our chance to dance our way out of our constrictions..."

Dance Suckahs!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:18 PM
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167. K&R
:kick:
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:48 PM
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169. "Demand All The Changes We Voted For"
that is on the main page and that is what we need to do!
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:53 PM
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170. This needs to be a significant march and attendance needs to be high
. . .but I don't see anything about chartered buses to sign up for. . .or anything like that.

For anyone who plans to go, I did see that Amtrak is running a fall special on the Cardinal line from Chicago to New York (stops in Washington)...it's a long trip, though quite scenic. . .it looks like about $140 roundtrip.

DC is an expensive hotel city. . .I wish there was more information about cutting costs for that as well. . .
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:12 PM
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174. I stayed at the Super 8 in College Park, MD in June
of last year. It was very reasonable. It is only about a mile from the College Park University of Maryland green line and they have ample parking in the garage. It seems the parking was about $4.00 per day.
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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:24 PM
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193. I heard on the PDA conference call last night that there are many
buses leaving from Chicago. They are going to drive through Friday and Saturday night to avoid the cost of hotels.

Please look at the contact information for you are below. They should be able to give you more information.

http://tinyurl.com/2bvfro8
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 09:13 AM
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226. As a DC resident...
Edited on Sun Sep-05-10 09:15 AM by Chan790
my advice would be to stay in outer No.VA (Manassas or south of Woodbridge) or Baltimore (or even Annapolis if you have a car with you to drive in on Rt. 50. Don't drive into DC, drive to New Carrollton or Landover Metro stops. The free parking lots are desolate on weekends.) and take the VRE or MARC in.

The train will cost you about $8 each way, you can buy an all-day Metro pass once in DC for about the same and you'll save close to $100 for 2 nights on a hotel. Parking is also insane in DC, they recently raised the metered rate on street parking in the neighborhood I work in to $0.25 for 15 minutes. Lot or garage parking will set you back at-least $10, possibly $15.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 01:57 PM
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171. C'mon people, keep this kicked!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:57 PM
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179. Why?
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 03:49 PM
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181. Possibly because the DU'er thinks we should build a powerful progressive movement to change America

You don't agree with that goal?
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:37 PM
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183. Well maybe, but I am not kicking this just because someone says so. nm
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:53 PM
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185. It wasn't a demand. It was a request. And if you don't support the march you don't have to go or

support it in any manner.

It's totally up to you.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:58 PM
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186. Well you are not going to trick me into kicking this thread one more time.
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 04:58 PM by rhett o rick
Oh oh. Damn.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 02:10 PM
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173. 10/2/10 March on Washington in the News!
EXCERPTS FROM NEWS ARTICLES


FROM TENNESSEE



Group pushing for jobs, education aid
Plans October march on Washington to rally for cause
BY DOUG DAVIS
September 1, 2010

A Murfreesboro activist plans on being a part of an Oct. 2 march on Washington, D.C., to push for job creation.

Darrell Bouldin of Murfreesboro is founder and national coordinator of coffeepartyprogressives.com, which is a national steering committee member of One Nation Working Together.

"We hope to have tens of thousands of people marching on the National Mall," Bouldin said. "We want to come together and bring unity. We need a jobs bill. We are asking for the change we voted for from President (Barack) Obama. We want jobs and educational funding."

Bouldin was on hand Monday for a Nashville press conference to promote the Washington walk. He was representing Murfreesboro Community Organizers Darrell Bouldin of Murfreesboro is founder and national coordinator of coffeepartyprogressives.com, which is a national steering committee member of One Nation Working Together.

"We hope to have tens of thousands of people marching on the National Mall," Bouldin said. "We want to come together and bring unity. We need a jobs bill. We are asking for the change we voted for from President (Barack) Obama. We want jobs and educational funding."

Bouldin was on hand Monday for a Nashville press conference to promote the Washington walk. He was representing Murfreesboro Community Organizers at that event.

Field organizer Raphael Smith spoke to The Daily News Journal shortly after the morning press conference promoting the October event.

"Our goal is to turn out 5,000 Tennesseans to advocate for more jobs," he said.

Buses will transport supporters from Middle Tennessee to the nation's capital for the Oct. 2 rally.

"We are going to be signing people up in Murfreesboro," Bouldin said. "Our goal is to get at least 100 people from Murfreesboro to come to Washington."

Read the full article at:

http://www.dnj.com/article/20100901/NEWS05/9010306/1092/Group+pushing+for+jobs++education+aid


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FROM NEW YORK CITY



Lawmakers, Labor Leaders Rally For Jobs
September 1, 2010

Read the story and check out the video at:

http://manhattan.ny1.com/?ArID=124740


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FROM AUGUSTA, GEORGIA



NAACP offers bus trip to Washington event
September 1, 2010

The Augusta NAACP chapter, along with more than 170 other organizations, will participate in a march on Washington, D.C., in October to "pull the nation back together and demand the change many Americans voted for."

Dr. Charles Smith, the president of the chapter, said the march is to demand jobs, justice and education and reorder national priorities so investments in people come first.

The march, organized by One Nation Working Together, will be held at noon Oct. 2 at the Lincoln Memorial.

A bus will leave Walmart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road at 11 p.m. Oct. 1. To reserve a seat, contact Smith at (706) 724-0390 or [email protected].

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-09-01/naacp-offers-bus-trip-washington-event


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FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO



Peace in the Valley
BY STEPH GREEGOR
September 2, 2010

He, along with Pastor Dale Snyder Sr. of Bethel A.M.E. Church on Cleveland Avenue, Pastor Lamar and Noel Williams, president of the Columbus chapter of the NAACP, marched in a united show of black leadership in the neighborhood in a plea for peace.

We want the violence to stop, said Williams. What were doing is building relationships. People dont care about leadership until they know you care about them. Thats when we can make positive, effective change.

Thats why Williams of the NAACP is leading the One Nation March in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, to help appeal to Congress for better education, a fairer justice system and job-creation legislation.

Weve already got six to seven buses lined up to go, she said. We believe every American citizen who wants a job has a right to a job and the right to a fair judicial system and the right to a quality education.

http://www.theotherpaper.com/articles/2010/09/02/cover_story/doc4c7fcf85b1a22873313228.txt


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FROM DETROIT



COMMENTARY
March for jobs, justice, peace
BY JESSE JACKSON
August 27, 2010

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington, with the vital support of United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther. This year, on Aug. 28, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join UAW President Bob King and congressional, civil rights and union leaders to lead a march in Detroit for jobs, justice and peace.

The march in Detroit will be accompanied and followed by marches across the country, culminating on Oct. 2, when we will gather once more as one nation in Washington, D.C.

For too long, special interests have stood in the way of the general good. In these past months, the voices of those who would divide us have been louder than those who would bring us together. Those peddling fear have gained more attention than those peddling hope. We cannot afford to turn on one another.

://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C4&Date=20100827&Category=OPINION05&ArtNo=8270321&Ref=AR&Profile=1068&MaxW=320&MaxH=300&Q=100&mime=jpeg

http://www.freep.com/article/20100827/OPINION05/8270321/1068/OPINION/March-for-jobs-justice-peace


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FROM CHICAGO



Mass Marches Across the Nation to Expose Vast Racial Inequities
by Hazel Trice Edney
August 26, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 2, Washington, D.C. Mall: One Nation, Working Together for Jobs, Justice and Education for All, sponsored by the NAACP and more than 200 social and civil rights organizations around the nation of multiple races and socio-economic statuses.

NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous said the march is aimed to push for progress in the U.S. Senate by encouraging people to vote on Nov. 2.

We have made tremendous progress in this country over the last two years. We have seen this progress destroyed by obstructionists in the Senate, including on job creation, justice for Black farmers, and urgently needed funding for schools, Jealous said.

Where weve made progress, weve made progress because Blacks, Latinos, organized labor, students and small business people found a way to work together and put our shoulders to the wheel together. We saw that with health care for instance which was pronounced DOA and then revived by us coming back together and working hard together.

The October march, nicknamed the "10-2-10 March", will have a three step goal, Jealous said. Step one will get people to Washington on Oct. 2 so we are reenergized and refocused. Step two is to return to our communities to re-energize, refocus and reconnect our neighbors, get them committed to vote and turnout. Step three is to return to Washington next spring with the agenda of the march and work with Congress to get bills passed and assure that progress is made.

The fact that America has its first Black president has not slowed the need to press for change in racial inequities.

Anyone who thought marching and rallies would be over due to the Obama presidency had a foolish thought, says Jackson. Theres always been a competition for the attention of the president. Whoever has the most activity and strength gets on the priority list. Marching empowers the president.

http://www.chicagodefender.com/article-8636-mass-marches-across-the-nation-to-expose-vast-racial-inequities.html




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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 03:07 PM
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180. k&r
One more vote just under the wire!
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:40 PM
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184. Will You Join In Our Crusade?
Edited on Fri Sep-03-10 04:49 PM by Better Believe It
Do you hear the people sing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs&feature=related

"We are joining a national movement. Join in this historic march. A march that will be like no march before. It's time for us to stand up like we've never stood up before. We will do that on October 2, 2010."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XICe6jrQvU4&feature=related

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:02 PM
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188. Hey I'm in. Just having some fun above. I hope you dont think at your expense. nm
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:05 PM
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189. I've been had! It was at my expense! :)

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:08 PM
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190. Just dont tell me I have to kick this thread again.
Thanks for the post. I hope there is great support for this. I would like to see sympathetic rallies throughout the country.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:38 PM
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194. well, I certainly am not going to kick this again!
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:06 PM
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198. OK I won't ask you to kick it again. I promise. I keep my word.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:22 PM
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207. See that you do!
;-)
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 05:40 PM
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191. Kick n/t
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:11 PM
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192. K&R! n/t
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:45 PM
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195. Net recommendation: +393 votes (Your vote: +1)
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EXneoCON Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:46 PM
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196. I'll see your Kick...
....and raise you a Recommend! :kick:

Let's not let this slide off the radar.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:59 PM
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197. kicked
put Washington on notice... are you on the side of everyday people?
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:07 PM
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199. 'nother kick n/t
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:17 PM
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200. Progressive Democrats of America building March: One Nation Working Together vs. Tea Party


PDA - One Nation Working Together
Wall Street Demonstrators shout "We want to work "
Written by Liu Shuang | New York World Journal
September 3, 2010

"We want to work! work ! "(We Want Jobs! Jobs!) On Wall Street , about 200 people of various ethnic groups and union members gathered at the Wall Street New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opposite Federation Memorial Church (Federal Hall National Memorial) on the steps in protest calling for the federal government to solve the problem of rising unemployment , and called on everyone to participate in the October 2 march held in Washington .

The rally was organized by the One Nation Working Together organization, which has more than 170 human rights, civil rights , environmental protection, religion , immigration and student groups to form , plans will be on October 2 , held in Washington, D.C. New York plans to have hundreds of thousands participating in the march on Washington demanding the Federal government provide employment opportunities, just and education. Elected officials participated in the first meeting including Congressman Charles Rangel , City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez, co- teachers union (UFT) main Ximugelu (Michael Mulgrew) and the Workers Party Executive Director Dan Cantor.

http://www.onenationpda.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1


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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:26 PM
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201. I'm kicking this just to fuck with the front page of GD AND to get my two threads together. n/t
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soleiri Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 07:49 PM
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202. K&R
I want to go, but I'm in California.

This sucks.

If anyone knows of a group chartering a bus from CA, please post.
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 09:53 PM
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208. Have to get my daily....
kick quota in!:dem:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:01 PM
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210. I'll kick it just this ONCE . . .
. . . but mind you, I might just not refrain from kicking it again!!!

:kick:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 10:03 PM
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211. I think I passed the word on to six people today.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 02:02 AM
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213. But will Stephen Colbert be there?
:D
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 11:02 AM
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217. I hope so. For political "balance"! :)
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 11:07 AM
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218. Sheesh, go to sleep for a few hours and this drops out of sight,
Night crew, pay attention!
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 11:53 AM
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219. KICKING THIS AGAIN!! Keep This Front & Center! Don't Let The Whiny
white guy get anything to beat his drum louder! He LOVES what he just did, LYING OR NOT!!

We need to MARCH!!

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 03:15 PM
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220. There's nobody whinier.
But for some people, the tears and histrionics really captivates some people. Next, he'll step it up a notch by wetting himself.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 09:19 AM
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227. or boiling a frog on live TV. n/t
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 06:20 PM
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229. " Next, he'll step it up a notch by wetting himself." !!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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xloadiex Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-04-10 09:14 PM
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221. My Husband and I were looking for a small vacation
this year. We've decided we will be heading to Washington DC on October 1st for the march on the 2nd, home on the 3rd. I can't think of a better way to spend a weekend.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 06:54 AM
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222. kick for the Sunday crowd
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 07:33 AM
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223. Let's keep this kicked until October 2nd n/t
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 08:46 AM
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224. K&R
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EXneoCON Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 03:10 PM
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228. Could someone use their journal...
....as a "mission control" for the DU'ers interested in the 10.2.10 march? If someone has, I'd love to know about it. If no one has, then mabye I could start my journal that way. Oh...and a big Kickarooney!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 12:06 PM
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232. Ya know, with Labor Day such a washout so many places this year, how about an nice
October week-end in DC?
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 05:21 PM
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233. Ed Schultz announces October 2nd March on Washington, urges people to participate!
Edited on Mon Sep-06-10 05:26 PM by Better Believe It
Ed Schultz Announces October 2nd One Nation Working Together Washington March
September 5, 2010

Friday night (September 3) on The Ed Show on MSNBC, progressive talk show host Ed Shultz laid down a challenge for Americans to put aside their differences and come together. for what is truly needed and important in our country at this time: more jobs so that every person in America who wants to work can get a job and be able to support his or her family now and into the future. Schultz announced that he is joining the One Nation Working Together movement and will be a featured speaker at the October 2 One Nation Working Together march in Washington.

He proclaimed: This is about now and this is about jobs. Labor has been under attack for the last thirty years. It is my motivation to be a part of this and to motivate the audience of this television show to get on this platform; to be a part of this march on Washington on October 2nd.

Too many of our fellow citizens are hungry, homeless and hopeless in this country. And instead of indulging in the politics of fear and isolation that seem to dominate, we are coming together to work as one toward concrete goals that bring justice to our communities.

http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/?p=957

Watch the youtube video of Ed's appeal for people to participate in the March on Washington at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKcyiUqgoHs&feature=player_embedded

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EXneoCON Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 06:48 AM
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235. I made my reservation on Amtrak...
...last night. No buses that I'm aware of leaving from Charleston SC. $179.00 round-trip; cheaper than I can drive.

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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 07:24 AM
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236. This march will rivil other great marches...if only to show that truth rules.
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 07:33 AM
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237. Big Kick
n/t
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 03:42 PM
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238. Many still do not know about the march. Spread the word and link!
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 09:35 PM
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239. kick
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AmyKeshe Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-12-10 11:23 AM
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240. Transportation/Bus information for march
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