Friday, August 31, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Why We Protest...

I suppose we all have varied and personal reasons that bring us into the streets on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Perhaps it's our children or grandchildren, and our desire to leave their world a better place. Maybe we resent being lied to by our own government. Or we want to go on record to say that I will not be silent when my country invades a sovereign nation, destroys its country, and kills hundreds of thousands of its citizens, as well as thousands of our own.

I protest for all those reasons, and more. This week I was particularly moved by the Mother of a young man serving in Iraq who stopped to tell a group of our protesters "thank you, and please keep doing this." She may or may not have been the same lady who dropped off a box of donuts for us last week with a similar message. As a Mom my heart aches for all the parents who have children serving under such reckless (mis)leadership, in an untenable situation.

This week we had a Mom and Dad come to stand with us. Their presence brought me a whole new perspective on the war in Iraq, one that is hard for me to even imagine. I want to thank them for being there. Since I've met them, and as I reflect on the reasons I am motivated to be out in the street, I realize that sometimes the simplest message is the most powerful.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

And Some More...

Photos are on each one for a larger view.

Pictures from Today...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Robert Greenwald does it again...

In the interest of not having another war to protest in the near future, please watch this video and sign the petition.

Pass it on. Also, consider subscribing to the FOX Attacks email list. They consistently produce great stuff and deserve our support:

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dick Cheney, circa 1994

This video clip says it all. So remind me again, Mr. Cheney, why invading Iraq was such a great idea...
Pass it on. Far and wide.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

We Are Not Alone...

Here's a video of protesters all around the country, and we're in it! When you feel frustrated that we're not affecting change nearly fast enough, it helps to know that there are people everywhere standing with us. On the internet and in the town square, we are building a movement. We will persist until we prevail!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pictures Continued (click on any photo for a larger version)

Pictures and More Pictures...

(Click on any photo for a larger version.)

Saturday Afternoon

Here's a short video clip to watch while we wait for new pictures to be posted. Thank you to everyone who showed up today...we had a great group. Welcome to all the newcomers, and please come back next week!

Update at 5:30pm: In case you're checking in for pictures from today, I'll get them up as soon as I can. We're babysitting our grandson Andrew, and it turns out he's a lot more active than the last time we watched him! We're having a blast, but I don't see much blogging or posting of pictures in my future for the next couple hours. Thank you for your patience...I wouldn't miss this for the world! Pam

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

One Thing is Clear, You Guys Don't Need Me!

So my family goes out of town for the Big Bloggers' Convention in Chicago and we had to miss the protest for the very first time. I didn't want to miss, but it was for a good cause. I figured you all would hold down the fort just fine, no worries. So what do I come home to find?
The biggest, bestest protest ever!
More new people, lots of cool new signs, groups of protesters spread all over the damn place! Thankfully Bill took a ton of great pics so I have a pretty good idea what went on, and I really was there in spirit with all of you.

I'll post some pictures from this week, but it will be hard to choose - there were so many good ones! Thank you all for carrying the ball while I was away, but in all honesty, this movement we are building is much bigger than me, much bigger than any of us. Thanks everyone!
(Pictures below)

These pictures speak a thousand words...