Saturday, November 24, 2007


What an amazing turnout today! It was one of those winter mornings that I was tempted to cuddle up with a hot coffee and a good book, so I admit I dragged my feet about getting out to protest. But I'm so glad I did...lots of great new people, guitar strummin' and singing peace songs, and a real sense of unity and purpose. Congressman Conyers was there - is he a regular now? It was great to watch him interact with everyone, especially the younger people, who I overheard asking some very informed questions. (You know who you are!) I give him credit for showing up to support us - I know he heard from a lot of you exactly what you think! That's a good thing, and while it's his job to listen to us, most of our reps in Washington are not nearly so accessible, so I appreciate his willingness to listen and even take some heat. I'm so proud to stand with all of you each renew my faith in people and in our country, and with the awesome show of young people lately, I'm inclined to be hopeful for the future.

Lots of really good pictures from today - thanks Bill and Nancy - you guys are amazing! It was even harder to choose than usual, so I'm just posting a ton of them. Click on any photo for a larger view. Thanks everyone - see you next week! Peace, Pam

Straw Poll Results

Results from the poll that ended at midnight
on Thanksgiving are as follows:
1. Edwards 14 Votes 36%
2. Clinton 8 Votes 21%
3. Kucinich 7 Votes 18%
4. Tie Richardson and Obama 4 Votes Each 10%
5. Tie Undecided and Other 1 Vote Each 2%
6. Dodd and Biden 0 Votes

Check back...we'll do another one soon!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Let's Impeach the President for Lying...

There are good arguments on either side of the impeachment issue, and it's worth debating, whichever side you come down on. The most compelling reason for my own support of impeachment hearings (and I'm not naive enough to think the criminals will actually be forced out of office - I just want investigations to expose their crimes) is to send a strong message to future presidents. Imagine a Giuliani administration picking up where BushCo leaves off. Or any president, of either party, for that matter. The executive will always push the limits of its own power - it is ever thus - and it's incumbent upon the two other branches, as well as ordinary citizens, to ensure that the checks on those tendencies are firmly in place. Impeachment hearings may be the only thing that can stop us from further reckless military action, this time directed at Iran, and that alone is reason to give it careful consideration. Over the past seven years we have witnessed the most egregious abuse of power perhaps in our history. To let that rest, to simply move on, would be a dereliction of duty on our part, and an invitation to all future presidents for even further subversion of the Constitution and the core principles this country was founded on. Inaction at this crucial time might well lead to another disastrous war, and validate the dangerous precedent of the untouchable unitary executive. If we do nothing we are complicit too. If for no other purpose than to ensure that the history books accurately chronicle these troubled times, we must demand the truth.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I hate typos! I made a big one in the straw poll - cuasus instead of caucus - arrrrgh! Please go vote anyway - I can't change it now. ~: (
Poll to the right of your screen --> --> --> --> --> --> --> POLL CLOSED
Important Iraq News: It seems our good senior senator has teamed up with Senator Inouye of Hawaii to remove the withdrawal conditions from the next round of Iraq funding. Not good. Let's make sure he hears from us on this one. (Hat tip to Lizzy and billyb)
Senator Carl Levin
Washington office:
Phone (202) 224-6221

Fax (202) 224-1388

Also, a list of toll-free numbers to the congressional switchboard is always here on the right sidebar, as well as links to lots of other interesting resources you can use. I update the content regularly so it's worth scrolling down once in a while.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pictures from Saturday...

Yup, that really is what you think it is...but click on the photo for the full effect. Kind of says it all, doesn't it?