Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Last Protest of 2007...

Protest Week #33.
3,901 3,902 3,903 U.S. Fatalities in Iraq.
No End in Sight.

Eight months of protesting and here we are, still embroiled in the occupation of a country we should never have gone into in the first place, with the situation in the greater Middle East becoming more volatile by the day. It is with heavy heart that I reflect upon this past year, and a deep disappointment in our Democratic Congress. A year ago we had such high hopes that our criminal actions in Iraq would come to an end, that our "leaders" would find a way out of this deadly quagmire, and that we would restore some modicum of our country's honor in the world. They have failed us mightily, and there is no excuse they can give that will satisfy the voters who entrusted them with the majority to get us out of Iraq. Going by memory, I'm pretty sure the number of U.S. fatalities in Iraq was at just about 3000 at the beginning of this year. That means that nine hundred and one families have been devastated this year by a senseless death, and thousands more by horrific injuries. Much blood, on many, many hands.

And so we must continue to stand in opposition. We were happy this week to welcome several newcomers, some from very far away. We had new folks from Southgate, Wyandotte, Dearborn, Monroe, and even a visitor from Austin, Texas who just "had to stop." Welcome all, and please come again! I'm proud to note that we always have a respectable showing, no matter the weather, and I know that those of you who cannot make it due to the elements will be back, and that you are with us in spirit. I have high hopes that when the weather breaks we will have a pr
otest the likes of which we have never seen. If everyone who has attended at least once were to come on a single day we would have wouldn't that be something?!

Here are your pics from this week, courtesy of billyb and on any photo for a larger version. Peace, Pam
PS Thanks to Tracey for the delicious muffins - they were much appreciated!

Bet You Thought I Forgot...

The Mastermind
It's been such a busy week for everyone, and I, like most of you I suspect, haven't had a lot of computer time, so I didn't get around to posting pics from last week's protest other than the group shot. But I'm having a bout of insomnia tonight so I thought I'd put up a few photos from last week's protest. As always, click on any photo for a larger view. See you at noon...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007



Hoping that today finds you well, surrounded by the people you love, and wishing you a day of good cheer!

Peace, Pam
(h/t to Nancy for the graphics)

Dear Santa ~ Bring Him Home

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's Going On Over In The House, and How You Can Help...

Congressman and member of the House Judiciary Committee Robert Wexler isn't content to let the cheney impeachment issue languish in Committee. Click below to hear his message, then sign the petition. Pass this on so we can get tons of signatures and let Congressman Conyers know the next time he comes to protest with us that we are solidly behind the rule of law and that getting to the truth is not a waste of time. Impeachment is the remedy provided by the Constitution, and we ask for a fair hearing of the evidence*, irregardless of where it leads. We've just seen how one member of Congress, with the people standing behind him, can make a huge difference. Let's help Wexler push this on our behalf!
*Note: Many thanks to Congressman Dennis Kucinich for this compilation. My heart is with him today at the sad and sudden loss of his younger brother. May he rest in peace.

Senator Dodd, Was There Something You Wanted To Say?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Let It Snow...

Bumped 12/17/07 9:15 pm ~ poe
We had a really good crowd this week...I'm thrilled that so many people were able to make it. I think it makes a profound statement when people see us out there freezing - they know we mean it! There was a lot of traffic this week, probably all the shoppers, and the positive responses we got were great. I love it when passers-by stop to talk to us or join us, and that happens almost every week. It does my heart good to know that in our own little way we are reaching out to our neighbors and perhaps effecting change. Many thanks to the gentleman who pulled up to our group, rolled down his window, and handed us a most generous donation to support what we are doing, then went on his way. It's not so much the money - though that was awfully nice - it's that he was willing to invest in us. Protesting isn't for everyone, for any number of reasons, but that people are willing to support us in other ways is important too. Thank you sir for taking the time to stop and for contributing to the cause!