Saturday, March 19, 2005

Hope For the Future - There is a lot to be possitive about!

Recently I have become aware of an underlying buzz. A feeling, call it a hunch. The tide is turning. And recent events seem to back up that feeling.


Take a look at this story from truthout.

Here are some quick exepts:

"They want the rubber stamp of dictatorship," said Senator Chuck Schumer.

"They want one-party rule," said Senator Patrick Leahy.

"An ill wind blows through this country. Your freedom of speech is in jeopardy," said Senator Robert Byrd. "The opponents of the filibuster, the opponents of free speech say we don't need 217 years of American history."

Senators Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary Clinton also took turns at the microphone to denounce a Republican "power grab." They were speaking on Wednesday at a rally organized by MoveOn.org.


Why is this positive you ask? Well, our people are fighting. Our people are starting to get together and figure this thing out. It can't be denied that finally facing up to the problem late is better than not facing it at all.

Ok that's one thing now check this out:

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And This too:


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This was today.

Why is this positive? Because, thousands and thousands of Americans all over the country protested today, and, I thank god there are that many people with more balls than me.

But, the most astounding thing that has awakened my positive outlook is the blogs. I have become totally convinced that there are more of us than them. That we can reach out to each other through blogs, email, and message boards, and share info. We are on the verge of a grass roots information and coordination system that will rock the vote.

How does it work, you might ask? Blog dammit, everyone must blog. Reach out and comment on other blogs that you like. Use the "Next Blog" button and let's get connected. Just today I found Grassroots Democrats in Georgia a blogger who just started posting today, and here is another PA Liberal.

Folks, on this blog there is a links section on the right side. There is a section full of blog links. These folks are just like us out there trying to connect. Check out their posts and comment on them. When you do, post a link to your blog, a liberal org, anything you care about. Together we can build a web of links across the whole country and eventually the world.

8 Comments:

Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

Great job debunk!! Thanks for all the great blog listings!

The Revolution will not be televised!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

Great job debunk!! Thanks for all the great blog listings!

The Revolution will not be televised!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Blue Hobgoblin said...

Great article.

Here's my blog.
http://hobbyjustice.blogspot.com/

5:55 AM  
Blogger halcyon67 said...

Kenny, you do have an extensive list of blogs that is quite impressive.

I must say that what those Senators said was what we have all been saying for such a long time. It is about time they start echoing us. They are true representatives of their people.

People are fighting back and it is great! I wish it would be like this but 20 times better.

I think the ultimate impetus for a hard-core anti-war/anti-Bush movement would be the draft. And according to a commondreams.org article, after March 31st, Selective Service Boards are to report individuals within 75 days.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Kenny said...

Thanks for coming by RP, Hobgoblin, Samantha. I really appreciate the kind words.

Samantha, I stood on the shoulders of giants and copied all those links from another blogger. I wish I could remember who so I could give him/her credit. But, I have the links and will send them to you in email.

Thanks again.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Mr. Natural said...

Good on ya BunkiePort! You betcha we are out there, and we gettin pissed off...nice blog!
Joe@
http://leftedgenorth.blogspot.com

7:45 PM  
Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

GOP seems just a little too excited by the political ramifications of the Terri Schiavo case??

Sunday, March 20, 2005, 12:00 A.M. Pacific

Permission to reprint or copy this article/photo must be obtained from The Seattle Times. Call 206-464-3113 or e-mail resale@seattletimes.com with your request.

GOP memo says issue offers political rewards

By The Washington Post



WASHINGTON — Republican leaders believe their attention to the Terri Schiavo issue could pay dividends with Christian conservatives whose support they covet in the 2006 midterm elections, according to a GOP memo intended to be seen only by senators.

The one-page memo, distributed to Republican senators by party leaders, called the debate over Schiavo legislation "a great political issue" that would appeal to the party's base, or core, supporters. The memo singled out Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who is up for re-election next year.

"This is an important moral issue, and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue," said the memo, reported by ABC News and later given to The Washington Post. "This is a great political issue, because Senator Nelson of Florida has already refused to become a co-sponsor and this is a tough issue for Democrats."

7:47 PM  
Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

Gas prices are hiting record highs!!

Meanwhile our Gov't is working overtime to save Terri Schiavo's life while half way across the world GI's and Iraqi's are dying....

And the NeoCons call this "Family Values" and "Right to Life"??

RBSP

10:40 PM  

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