Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Poor Republicans

They're having such a difficult Halloween. All the candidates below dressed up in their best costumes and screamed "Boogey-boogey" at the voters. But NO ONE seems to be listening. Let's cheer them up and read more about them in the articles below! What a nice thing to do!

George Allen Michele Bachmann Charlie Bass Brian Bilbray Vernon Buchanan Conrad Burns Steve Chabot Lincoln Chafee Chris Chocola Bob Corker Geoff Davis John Doolittle Mike Ferguson Mike Fitzpatrick Gil Gutknecht Melissa Hart Dennis Hastert Robin Hayes J.D. Hayworth John Hostettler Peter King Mark Kirk Randy Kuhl Jon Kyl Doug Lamborn Mike McGavick Marilyn Musgrave Joe Negron Anne Northup Rick O'Donnell Joy Padgett Richard Pombo Jon Porter Deborah Pryce Dave Reichert Rick Renzi Tom Reynolds Peter Roskam Jim Ryun Bill Sali Jean Schmidt Clay Shaw Christopher Shays Don Sherwood Michael Steele John Sweeney Jim Talent Charles Taylor Curt Weldon Mike Whalen Frank Wolf Heather Wilson

Sunday, October 29, 2006

GOP Candidates Struggling

Such a pity, isn't it, that so many of these 2006 Republican candidates are struggling in the polls? Let's all pass on these links to excellent articles about each on to everyone we know and see if we can't get them the election results they deserve.

George Allen Michele Bachmann Charlie Bass Brian Bilbray Vernon Buchanan Conrad Burns Steve Chabot Lincoln Chafee Chris Chocola Bob Corker Geoff Davis John Doolittle Mike Ferguson Mike Fitzpatrick Gil Gutknecht Melissa Hart Dennis Hastert Robin Hayes J.D. Hayworth John Hostettler Peter King Mark Kirk Randy Kuhl Jon Kyl Doug Lamborn Mike McGavick Marilyn Musgrave Joe Negron Anne Northup Rick O'Donnell Joy Padgett Richard Pombo Jon Porter Deborah Pryce Dave Reichert Rick Renzi Tom Reynolds Peter Roskam Jim Ryun Bill Sali Jean Schmidt Clay Shaw Christopher Shays Don Sherwood Michael Steele John Sweeney Jim Talent Charles Taylor Curt Weldon Mike Whalen Frank Wolf Heather Wilson

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spellbound by the GOP

As we all know, the best people to govern a nation are those who least believe in government. We can really tell by the current stellar progress we're seeing in Iraq, the awe-inspiring government intervention we saw in New Orleans, and the breathtaking results we've gotten from our hunt for the mastermind of 9-11.

Wow, we're even finding more human remains on the NYC attack sites--five whole years after the attacks! AND the Republicans spent so much less money to clean things up than the experts had predicted would be needed for health reasons! So they can better spend our tax dollars guarding the oil fields in Iraq. I feel so much safer, don't you?

Way to go R's! You hold the House, the Senate, and the Presidency--and your record speaks for itself.

The more I read about the 2006 Republican candidates, the more impressed I am by their party's choices. Where on earth did they find such perfect representatives of the Republican way of governing?

George Allen Michele Bachmann Charlie Bass Brian Bilbray Vernon Buchanan Conrad Burns Steve Chabot Lincoln Chafee Chris Chocola Bob Corker Geoff Davis John Doolittle Mike Ferguson Mike Fitzpatrick Gil Gutknecht Melissa Hart Dennis Hastert Robin Hayes J.D. Hayworth John Hostettler Peter King Mark Kirk Randy Kuhl Jon Kyl Doug Lamborn Mike McGavick Marilyn Musgrave Joe Negron Anne Northup Rick O'Donnell Joy Padgett Richard Pombo Jon Porter Deborah Pryce Dave Reichert Rick Renzi Tom Reynolds Peter Roskam Jim Ryun Bill Sali Jean Schmidt Clay Shaw Christopher Shays Don Sherwood Michael Steele John Sweeney Jim Talent Charles Taylor Curt Weldon Mike Whalen Frank Wolf Heather Wilson

May they all get the election results they truly deserve! :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Articles on Republican Candidates

Read some good articles on Republican candidates here:

Jon Kyl Rick Renzi J.D. Hayworth John Doolittle Richard Pombo Brian Bilbray Marilyn Musgrave Doug Lamborn Rick O'Donnell Christopher Shays Vernon Buchanan Joe Negron Clay Shaw Bill Sali Peter Roskam Mark Kirk Dennis Hastert Chris Chocola John Hostettler Mike Whalen Jim Ryun Anne Northup Geoff Davis Michael Steele Gil Gutknecht Michele Bachmann Jim Talent Conrad Burns Jon Porter Charlie Bass Mike Ferguson Heather Wilson Peter King John Sweeney Tom Reynolds Randy Kuhl Robin Hayes Charles Taylor Steve Chabot Jean Schmidt Deborah Pryce Joy Padgett Melissa Hart Curt Weldon Mike Fitzpatrick Don Sherwood Lincoln Chafee Bob Corker George Allen Frank Wolf Mike McGavick Dave Reichert

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Pray*Meditate*Hold in Good Thought


Prayer is not asking.

Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God,

at his disposition,

and listening to his voice

in the depths of our hearts.

mother teresa

Friday, August 19, 2005

Learn More about Our Global Community

From: The Foundation for a Global Community
Action expires: when we stop caring about our planet

The Foundation for Global Community is a nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to reconnecting people, the planet, and prosperity. Recognizing that natural, social, and economic systems are all parts of a single interconnected whole, the Foundation has been promoting cultural change, facilitating personal development, and strengthening community connections for over 50 years. The Foundation is always looking for ways to educate citizens about our world.

An Extraordinary Moment traces our human story from the big bang to our present day. It reminds us all that we are part of a very long, rich history and that each one of us contributes a unique gift to that history. The Wombat is a short, irreverent take on the state of the world. "Okay, listen up!" So fun!

Action: Take 5 minutes to download and watch these short, fun flash videos. An informed citizen will take positive actions and make better choices for our country and our world!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Demand automakers make a better SUV!

From: Public Citizen and BetterSUV.org
Action expires on: December 15, 2005

Americans want safe, fuel-efficient SUVs, but today these vehicles are costing lives on the road and money at the pump. New research shows that SUVs pose serious risks to children and families, and that SUV owners in the U.S. each spent $350 extra on gas in 2002 - together more than $9 billion - over what they would have paid if SUVs were as efficient as cars. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy and safety, but choose instead to bulk up the weight and acceleration of SUVs, costing SUV owners and other motorists lives and money.

Action: Click here to tell automakers and decisionmakers that you demand a safer, more fuel-efficient vehicle!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Reject Social Security Privatization

FROM: Working Families E-Activist Network
Action expires on: September 1, 2005

When Congress returns from its recess in September, watch out.

Social Security privatization is going to come up fast, with the House Ways and Means Committee taking up a bill (H.R. 3304) by Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.). Privatization fans are trying to pass it off as a new idea to stop Congress from raiding Social Security. But in reality, the McCrery bill is the first step toward President Bush’s plan to privatize and ruin Social Security. It’s privatization with a new coat of paint—but we can see through it.

Action: Click here to send a message urging your members of Congress to reject H.R. 3304 and Social Security privatization in ANY form.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Feed hungry children--All you have to do is click!

From: Dannon Yogurt and Second Harvest,
the Nation's Food Bank Network

Action Expires on: September 1, 2005

Dannon is teaming up with Second Harvest to help feed hungry children and their families in America. For each click, Dannon will contribute $1 to America's Second Harvest (up to a total of $75,000). And every $1 donated helps America’s Second Harvest provide 15 meals to children in need. And, when you send their e-card to a friend, Dannon will not only double your donation, you'll also enable others to add to the total donation by clicking for this worthy cause.

Action: Click here to tell Dannon to donate $1 to Second Harvest. Follow the e-card link on the website to tell a friend (or two) about it. Too easy and so rewarding!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Petition the President to take action in Darfur

From: Africa Action
Action expires on: September 15, 2005

340 days ago, the Bush administration acknowledged that genocide was taking place in Darfur. Up to 400,000 people have died in Darfur and the death toll continues to mount. In commemoration of the 400,000 dead in Darfur, Africa Action has launched a petition drive to raise 400,000 voices of conscience across the country demanding immediate action to protect the vulnerable people of Darfur. The petition calls on the President to assert U.S. leadership by taking every step necessary through the United Nations to:
  • * establish a mandate for an international force to protect civilians
  • * deploy such a force in support of existing African Union efforts in Darfur

ACTION: Click here to sign the petition and raise your voice to let President Bush know that we mean it when we say "never again."

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Pray*Meditate*Hold in Good Thought


Doing the right thing is our best gift
That is what brings us bliss and happiness.
Happy and blissful is the person
who does what is right,
because it is the right thing to do.

the ashem vohu prayer – zoroastrian

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Tell the Washington Post NOT to sponsor lies

From: American Friends Service Committee
Action expires on: September 10, 2005

This coming September 11, The Washington Post will risk its credibility to co-sponsor the Defense Department's "America Supports You Freedom Walk" in Washington, DC. This event is pure nationalistic propaganda, falsely connects 9/11 and the war in Iraq, and is aimed at raising public support of Patriot Act renewal. How can the Post cover the events of the day if it appears to be sponsoring part of the Administration's PR backdrop?

Action: Click here to send an e-mail asking that the paper withdraw from the walk and avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. The Washington Post must be a free press entity, not an arm of the Bush administration propaganda machine.

Action UPDATE 8/15/05: They pulled OUT! "The Washington Post announced tonight that it will cease its co-sponsorship of the Pentagon-organized Freedom Walk next month. The paper's involvement had drawn heat from within and outside the paper, with a guild committee today calling for the link to end." Yay! Link to story

Friday, August 12, 2005

Check out Fair Trade Coffee

From: Oxfam America
Action goes on: as long as we keep buying coffee!

Fair Trade Certified™ coffee guarantees a minimum price to small-scale coffee farmers. Over 300 US companies already carry Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, but greater access to these products would allow more consumers to support struggling coffee growers.

Action: Click here to check out your local supermarket. Send an e-mail to their parent companies and ask them to carry more Fair Trade Certified™ products in their main coffee aisles. One popular brand my local Albertson's carries is Millstone, so I sent them a hurray! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Support Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Mother

From: MoveOn.Org
Action expires on: August 12, 2005

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who is camped outside Bush's ranch in Texas asking for a meeting with the president. MoveOn is taking out an ad in President Bush's local newspaper in support of her brave fight. They'll publish the number of signers and the best comments in a full two-page spread in the newspaper nearest to Crawford while Cindy holds her vigil.

Action: Click here to sign in support of Cindy. Please spread the word before the 3:00 PM Friday print deadline! Casey Sheehan died for our country. President Bush should meet with and listen to his grieving mother.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Celebrate 70 Years of Social Security!

FROM: Campaign for America’s Future
Action Expires On: August 14, 2005

This Sunday, America will celebrate the 70th birthday of Social Security, the most successful social program ever created. But, President Bush doesn't want anyone celebrating. Why? Because an outpouring of public praise for Social Security's 70 years of success would deal another blow to his plans to privatize the program and turn it over to Wall Street.

Action: Click here to send President Bush a "Happy Birthday Social Security" Card!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Take the Wal-Mart Back To School Pledge

From: Working Families E-Activist Network
Expires on: the first day of school in Fall, 2005

Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer, setting the standard for America’s workplaces—and it’s a standard of low wages, poor benefits and worker abuse that working families cannot accept .Together, we have to stop the Wal-Marting of America’s jobs. Let's send Wal-Mart a message and stop supporting their profits at the expense of workers.

Action: Click here to sign the pledge to buy your kids' school supplies somewhere OTHER than Wal-Mart this year. Do it for your kids' future--we need good jobs for them when they grow up. Or E-mail Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott directly at hlscott@walmart.com and tell him why you won't be shopping there this fall!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Lobby for the Violence Against Women Act

From: 700Women.org and Amnesty International
Action expires on: August 31, 2005

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 created new federal crimes addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA was reauthorized in 2000, incorporating new programs including funding for important services for immigrant, rural, disabled and older women. With passage of the VAWA, rates of domestic violence incidents have dropped by almost 50% and incidents of rape are down by 60%. Intimate partners committed fewer murders in each of the 3 years (1996, 1997, and 1998) than in any other year since 1976. 700 women.org "About VAWA"

Action: Click here to sign the petition for Congress to renew VAWA in September 2005. Do it for all of the women and girls in your life!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Read Father Mychal's Prayer

From: World Prayers.org and Mychal's Message
Action item expires: NEVER--as long as we have breath to pray.
ACTION: pray*meditate*hold in good thought*send loving kindness

Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say;
and Keep me out of your way.

father mychal judge - FDNY - died 9/11/01

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Protect Children from Mercury Poisoning

From: Act for Change
Action item expires on: August 31, 2005

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that has been shown, even in minute doses, to seriously harm young children. The largest single source of mercury in our environment is emissions from coal-fired power plants. Incredibly, the Bush administration now wants to relax the rules and allow these plants to continue polluting our environment with high levels of mercury.

Action: Click here to send a letter and tell your Senators to vote FOR the Leahy-Collins resolution, which will send the Bush administration back to the drawing board. Act for Change

Friday, August 05, 2005

Fight oil drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge

From: The National Resource Defense Council
Action item expires on: September 10, 2005

The fate of the Arctic Refuge will be determined in mid-September when Congress casts its decisive vote on the budget reconciliation bill. Tell Congress you get the picture: that you know a vote for the budget reconciliation bill is a vote to put oil rigs in the Arctic Refuge. Demand that your representatives oppose any version of the budget bill that would open the Refuge to massive oil development and destruction!

Click here to send a gorgeous e-postcard with your message.

Four photo postcard designs--choose the one that speaks to your heart and send it for free today!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Take 5 minutes every day to help others for FREE!

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  • Wednesday, August 03, 2005

    "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers...

    That you do unto me" Matthew 25:45

    "for I was hungry and you gave Me food;
    I was thirsty and you gave Me drink;
    I was a stranger and you took Me in;
    I was naked and you clothed Me;
    I was sick and you visited Me;
    I was in prison and you came to Me."

    We say we love Jesus; let us follow Him.