This may be really, really short notice, but those tea parties really make me angry! I'd like to go and protest - would anyone be interested in joining me?
These "tea parties" will be at the federal building between 12:00 and 3:00, and then at the post ofc on 2100 s and 1795 w between 5:00 and 7:00.
I have ZERO experience organizing a protest - can anyone here help me?
Here are some ideas I had for signs:
"tea party = greed party"
"don't tax us poor rich people!"
"tax DIVIDENDS as income!!!"
"Right wing = WRONG planet"
"have you even STUDIED history?"
or I'm open to anything better, as well.
Sorry if this is not a good post, but I feel strongly about getting jerked around by the talking heads of the Right wing. The idea of people rallying against their own interests frustrates me to no end!!!
Edited to add: I don't feel like we're at a point where intelligent, useful discourse is occurring. And all these anonymous right wing posts are wasting my time. All I ask of anyone reading this is that they actually get informed. Read alternet.org, read Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs. The Right is not the only alternative to policies you don't like. Look at A New Way Forward. We can disagree, but still have socially responsible viewpoints. The Right, as usual, is anything but right. Their policies got us into this mess. Don't become pawns for their agenda. Follow the money. Pay attention.
Note the fear, on the Right, of actual dissent. Note the unprecedented quantity of anonymous right wing replies in a small local community blog with low traffic. Please pay attention.
Thanks, it's been depressing.
A long shot, but figured I'd ask.
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What: A peaceful demonstration at the world headquarters of the LDS Church to protest their involvement with California's Proposition 8.
When: Friday, November 7, 2008 @ 6PM
Where: The corner of State Street and North Temple
Best way to get to the capital?
I am going tomorrow to the protest and will have 2 kids with me.
should I park and ride the bus?
park far away and have a nice walk with the kids?
will I be able to find parking near the capital building?
Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night
So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.
A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.
Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!
Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.
America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.
And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.