[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 17 most recent journal entries recorded in
Black Tuesdays' LiveJournal:
|Tuesday, January 31st, 2006|
I am RAGE, personified
I'm all for writing to thank people for not being GIANT COWARDLY DOUCHEBAGS, but I've had quite enough of that for this year.
So I present you the Democratic Wall of Shame - those twenty Democrats who stuck their tails between their legs, and voted against a filibuster. The Senate webpage is currently being ass raped by a pack of rabid hyenas, so you'll have to take my word for it:( Read more...Collapse )
Now, the Democrats who voted FOR Alito:Byrd (D-WV), Yea
311 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: byrd.senate.gov/byrd_email.html
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
530 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: conrad.senate.gov/webform.html
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
136 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: johnson.senate.gov/emailform.cfmNelson (D-FL), Yea
716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email
I've bolded senators up for re-election this year.
May you all rot in non-theistic HELL.
Xposted like your mom.
|Wednesday, September 28th, 2005|
Now is the time...
Now is the time to demand that the president be impeached.
We have one year before the mid-term elections, and it is time to write letters, place phone calls, write ed/op pieces and yes, even write in our online journals.
It matters not whether your senators and representatives are Democrat or Republican. What matters is that we have, for a brief moment, an opening to push our advantage. If we wait too long and find ourselves in another mideast war, probably against Syria or Iran, the inevitable tide of patriotism may rise up and make the removal our our "commander in chief" impossible. So the time to act is now.
I see the challenge as being a simple one. We must introduce the word IMPEACHMENT into the national dialogue. It must reach the ears and be on the lips of every single citizen of this country, whether or not they agree that he should be removed. We must open the door and let the illuminating light of truth shine in on this adminstration, and that one word might just be the key.
So how do we do accomplish that?
I have bumper stickers on my car, front and back, crying "IMPEACH BUSH" to the world. The ones on the front are mirrored, for the benefit of any gluttonous gas-guzzling W-sticker-toting SUV I cannot manage to pull in front of. There's little more frustrating than seeing that swastika-like "W" staring down at you like a middle finger being stuck up, mocking everything you once believed our country could be. Mirrored front bumper stickers work pretty well for them and it makes my message just a little more memorable. You can get bumper stickers for your car too. It's really wonderful to see people pass you by and give you a smile and a thumbs-up. It will fill you with hope, and in the past five years hope has become a pretty scarce commodity.
You can also pay attention to the media. Sure, it's largely in the pocket of CEOs, who are largely supporters of the GOP. That doesn't mean the fourth estate is completely dead, though. I like to think of it as being in a relatively deep coma.
When you see someone speak out, support them. Write to them and tell them that you bought their album, book or movie and tell them why. Tell them you want them to keep speaking out, because no matter how comfortable the sofa in your living room is, these are desperate times. We need people with the courage of Etan Thomas, Kanye West, and so many others to not only speak out, but be encouraged to keep speaking out.
Our elected representatives have increasingly become prostitutes to corporate wealth and political action committees. Write to your senators and representatives and tell them that you will not donate one penny to their political war coffers until you see evidence that they have publicly called for the impeachment of the president.
Take it a step further and promise a specific amount for every time they can furnish evidence that they have called for impeachment in a public forum. If you can afford to donate something, tell them you'll send $10 for every time they call for impeachment on national television, up to the most you can afford to donate.
They must be told that impeachment may wind up being the only honorable way out of the quagmire we are now wallowing in over in Iraq. Anything else is a tacit endorsement of torture, political assasination, murder, war profiteering, and all manner of human rights abuses, and you will not stand for having a representative that endorses that in your name.
You are better than that.
You must demand that your government be better than that as well.
We have a year.
If congress can be moved to impeach Bush before the midterm elections, we will surely have new challenges ahead once that is accomplished.
If Bush is still in office a year from now, we must consider it a victory if the I-word has even wormed its way into our national dialogue. We must have faith that if impeachment becomes a national discussion, the arguments in favor will surely overwhelm the loyalist chickenhawks who cling to Rove and Cheney's lies and the right wing media's propaganda.
We must believe that we can make a difference. If that difference means watching another election stolen by Diebold and ESS, we must take comfort in knowing that the more America calls for Impeachment, the harder it will be for the neocons to cover up their ongoing theft of democracy.
If it sounds like I'm trying to convince myself, well I am. I am not proud of this country, but I hope someday that I will be. If that day comes to pass, it will not be blind patriotism, but a careful assesment of exactly where America stands in relation to, and in cooperation with the rest of the world. Right now any such analysis only makes me want to pull up stakes even faster.
Given what we're up against, this must be a journey of small steps.
If we want to restore honor and democracy to our country, we must begin with a sustained, clarion call for Impeachment.
It must echo along every valley, and ring from every mountaintop.
It must be heard on the wind, and must rustle through the leaves of every tree.
It must bounce off the satellites and it must encircle the globe.
Then, just maybe, our politicians might begin to listen.
|Tuesday, September 6th, 2005|
(x-posted to liberal_icons)
Every time I see anyone express the opinion that Bush should be impeached, arrested, tarred and feathered or worse, I feel a small amount of hope. I went a little nuts making icons. You may not like all of them, but I hope somewhere in here there is one you might be willing to use. The more we spread this message, the greater the chance that it will happen. Rather than get into all the reasons and clutter up the icons with text, I tried to keep it simple and let the image speak for itself.( Some images are graphic...Collapse )
The right wing has taught us that the gloves are always off and it's always time to point fingers and assign blame. Let's not let their lessons fall upon deaf ears, especially when so many lives have been lost from such gross incompetence and criminal negligence on the part of our administration.
|Sunday, August 14th, 2005|
While we watch the administration funnel billions of dollars to their cronies in the military-industrial complex, let us not forget that Gore won the vote in 2000 and that the vote was also fraudulent in 2004. If they're willing to lie to go to war, and steal taxpayer dollars in an illegal war, why do so many have a hard time believing that they would subvert the democratic process and rig the elections? It's not like we're accusing Mother Theresa of a multiple homicide. We're accusing the most corrupt administration ini a very long time of being corrupt enough to cheat to get into the office from which they've made millions of dollars and lined thousands of pockets. It's really not much of a stretch, in my opinion.http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0813-29.htmIn 2004 Bush far exceeded the 85% of registered Florida Republican votes that he got in 2000, receiving more than 100% of the registered Republican votes in 47 out of 67 Florida counties, 200% of registered Republicans in 15 counties, and over 300% of registered Republicans in 4 counties. Bush managed these remarkable outcomes despite the fact that his share of the crossover votes by registered Democrats in Florida did not increase over 2000, and he lost ground among registered Independents, dropping 15 points. We also know that Bush "won" Ohio by 51-48%, but statewide results were not matched by the court-supervised hand count of the 147,400 absentee and provisional ballots in which Kerry received 54.46% of the vote. In Cuyahoga County, Ohio the number of recorded votes was more than 93,000 greater than the number of registered voters.
More importantly national exit polls showed Kerry winning in 2004. However, It was only in precincts where there were no paper trails on the voting machines that the exit polls ended up being different from the final count. According to Dr. Steve Freeman, a statistician at the University of Pennsylvania, the odds are 250 million to one that the exit polls were wrong by chance. In fact, where the exit polls disagreed with the computerized outcomes the results always favored Bush - another statistical impossibility.
|Thursday, August 11th, 2005|
|Saturday, July 23rd, 2005|
I just came across the following post on antiwar and was really impressed by how well I thought it pinpoints the biggest problem with the Republican Party and with Bush & Cheney specifically. Feel free to read if you're interested.( The entire post...Collapse )
|Monday, June 27th, 2005|
Breaking news: The verdict is in.
WORLD TRIBUNAL ON IRAQ
PRESS RELEASE about JURY STATEMENT
27 Jun 2005
‘The attack on Iraq is an attack on justice, on liberty, on our safety, on our future, on us all’ – The Jury of Conscience
Istanbul, 27 June, 2005 - With a Jury of Conscience from 10 different countries hearing the testimonies of 54 members of the Panel of Advocates who came from across the world, including Iraq, the United States and the United Kingdom, this global civil initiative came to an end with a press conference at the Hotel Armada where the chair of the Jury of Conscience, Arundhati Roy, announced the Jury’s conclusions.( Read more...Collapse )
For a more detailed report, see:
PRELIMINARY DECLARATION OF THE JURY OF CONSCIENCE
WORLD TRIBUNAL ON IRAQ – ISTANBUL 23RD -27TH JUNE 2005http://www.worldtribunal.org/main/?b=91
|Thursday, April 7th, 2005|
Kansas recently passed an anti-gay hate amendment
to their state constitution. Not only does this amendment deny same-sex couples the right to be married in the state of Kansas, it also forbids any relationship between two people from sustaining any of the same rights and privileges associated with marriage.
In other words, not only can same-sex couples not get married, they can't go through other legal means to obtain the same protections for themselves. This could mean no power of attorney, no hospital visitation, no employee health benefits, and so-on. The only explanation for this patently discriminatory attack on gay families is a deep-seated hatred of gays in the state of Kansas.
As far as I'm concerned, this is strike three for Kansas. Strike one was GodHatesFags.com
, based in Topeka. Strike two was their treatment of Matthew Limon
, a young man who made a mistake that would have gotten him just over a year in prison had he been heterosexual, yet even the state Supreme Court thinks it's justified to give him 17 years
simply because he's not.
Kansas has decided that it's cute and amusing to attack gay people and their families. As long as they maintain this attitude, I'm boycotting Kansas. I invite you to join me. It's easy: Don't travel to Kansas
It's not like Kansas is such a great tourist destination anyway. This one is especially difficult for some of us (including me) who have family in Kansas. So don't just refuse to travel to this land of hatred; tell the people you would have visited why you refuse to go there. The state has expressed a deep hatred of you or your loved ones, so you feel unwelcome. Don't send money to Kansas
Don't do business with the following Fortune 1000 companies that are based in Kansas: Sprint
, based in Westwood, KS Payless Shoe Source
, based in Topeka Western Resources
, also based in Topeka Yellow Roadway Corporation
and its subsidiaries, Roadway Express, Meridian IQ, New Penn Motor Express, Reimer Express, and Yellow Roadway Technologies, based in Overland Park Seaboard Corporation
, based in Shawnee Mission
Naturally there are a lot of Kansas-based businesses which are not Fortune-1000 companies. You can search Kansas corporations online
, but note that just because a business is operating in Kansas, that doesn't necessarily mean that business is based there. You may have to do a little research
. When buying products online, checking their domain name with whois
may provide the address of their corporate headquarters.
When choosing not to purchase goods or services from these businesses, make sure you tell them why: you don't want your money going to Kansas, because Kansas has made it clear that they hate you or your loved ones. Tell others what you're doing
Boycotts generally don't have a direct impact. In modern times, nobody expects any boycott to directly put an entity out of business or even to cause financial hardship. What boycotts can do, however, is draw attention and bad press to an entity's misbehaviour. The effect is indirect, but can be just as effective.
Be sure to tell others what you're doing and why, and share your experiences with us
xposted all over
|Tuesday, April 5th, 2005|
|Tuesday, March 29th, 2005|
3 new BT icons...
Here are three new BT icons...
I hope everyone knows what the "fourth estate" is, but if you don't, feel free to ask (or google it).
Have a good Tuesday, everyone!
|Friday, March 25th, 2005|
hi guys. im megan. im new here and i just found this community while looking at liberal icons. after reading about this community and wat it represents i felt sort of empowered. when i saw and heard about those peace rallies and demonstrations, I was so bummed that i couldn't be with them, with the people who have the same views as me. see, i live in the south and pro gay rights, pro peace, anti bush people etc. are minorities, so its great to see im not alone. even though it might be a small contribution, i will start wearing black, to do my part in trying to save this country. thanx guys. seeing this community made my night ;)
|Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005|
Welcome to everyone who's joined up since this was created. I tried to put together a list of "interests" for the community, but I'd love to get some input from you guys as to what should be listed in the interests for this community.
So far, I've got the following:
antiwar, bill of rights, civil rights, class war, democracy, democrats, election fraud, founding fathers, gay rights, hippies, howard zinn, icc, liberals, noam chomsky, nonviolence, peace, protest, un
What would you like to see added?
Why are you here and how can this community better include you on its profile page interests list?
Just wearing a plain black shirt doesn't seem to spark any fun conversations. I wear this one
when I remember that my clothes don't wash themselves.
That site has lots of shirts for both sides
of this president, and a few that fall in between. As the URL might suggest, they are TRYING to be offensive, so if you're easily offended, stear clear.
|Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005|
It was just pointed out to me that wearing black isn't much of a form of protest, and I agree. Wearing black on Tuesdays was never meant to be the equivalent of marching on Washington, it was meant to be a way of mourning what is happening in this country.
To put the "info" page for this community more in line with that, I've changed the verbiage there from "protest" to "mourning". We have a lot to protest, and for many of us wearing black is a form of protest, but it isn't much if that's all we do, I thought it would make sense to change the info page slightly.
Anyone with ideas on ways to make this community better should feel free to share them, BTW...
I've been in the habit of wearing black on Tuesdays since November 2. It started as a way of expressing my outrage and disgust at the reports coming out about election fraud and my original intention had been to wear black every day. Fortunately, I'm really a very happy, optimistic person and wearing black isn't exactly cheery or uplifting, so I eventually decided on Tuesdays because November 2 was a Tuesday.
I still harbor deep and well-founded doubts about the legitimacy of our recent election, but wearing black for me has turned into a way to express my outrage and disgust, and is also a way to keep my focus. Four years is a long time, and a commitment to wear black on Tuesdays is for me a way to not forget what happened and what direction this country seems to be heading in. I'm mourning a lot of things, and black is the color of mourning.
I started posting icons on liberal_icons
and was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn't alone in my feelings, and now I'm not alone in my protest.
You can mock us. You can ridicule us. You can tell us this won't do any good and won't change a thing.
If you want to join us, you could be a part of something. Maybe it won't be something big, but you never know. It could be.
If you join this community, you are committing to wear black on Tuesdays as a sign of protest.
If you choose to do so, you should know that you don't stand alone, and please use this community to post it if you care to, or to post icons, bannners, or anything else relating to Black Tuesdays.
Standing alone and saying nothing is safe enough, but is hardly an effective way to try to change the world. If we stand together and speak truth to power, we can hope that someday someone will start to listen before it is too late.
This is not a debate community, though you can feel free to debate politics as long as you do so respectfully. Trolls will be banned and reported, and I should warn you that I'm pretty quick to label someone a troll. Don't come here with "conservatism", "neocon" or "bush2004" on your interests list, start ridiculing members of this community and expect to be allowed to continue posting here. You will be smacked down so hard your head will spin.