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found done in needlepoint on Mel's Front Porch: I Pledge Alligence to the Constitution of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it guarantees, One Nation, Undeniable, with Liberty, Truth, and Justice for All.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Double time

Well, the W-VA Mountianeers pulled it out over GA in the Sugar Bowl...a big hug to them! They need some good news in West Virginia, and my love and hopes go out to the folks at the mine. As of 11:00 west coast time, there still no news good on the miners, and I sure feel for everybody involved.

Been talking to a fellow blogger, and wanted to pass on a thought I'd had...blogging is one thing, but bear in mind there's a vast amount of folks out there that don't even have a computer. Or if they do, only check their email. They still get their news from 'tha tee vee', and if you've watched any here lately, it just makes you want to cry. Not to mench there's a lot of military families out there, with a loved one in harm's way, that simply cannot bring themselves to think this country would ever fight a little country unless it's for a good reason.

It's on us to figure out how to get the message out that our troops are brave and true, and that we love and support them, and want our government to do more to respect and support them. And we want them not to be put in harm's way for the wrong reasons, ever.

It's also up to us to let the people know we think the new prescript drug deal stinks, we think the bankruptcy bill reeks to high heaven (that one's speaking for itself -- most people's minimum credit payments double this month), and farm subsidy shouldn't go to corporate conglomerates. Big Business run wild gave us the Depression...tell me it ain't happening again.

There's a lot of confused, frightened people in our heartland. Dad says kick ass. Mom says protect us all.

It's up to us to get the message to them, what's in danger is not their lives. What's in danger is their livelihoods, their standard of living, and their very ideals.

And we got to let the people know, we got Robber Barons in control of our country.

Get you a piece of paper and a pen, and write a letter to the editor. In tones of voice you would use with your great-grandmother. Send it to a paper "out in the sticks" as we used to say in to the real people of America. They're the ones that still believe in the dream. They just need more honest information.

Don't forget you're talking to Great Aunt Skeptic. Write to the papers in the little towns around where you grew up. Mention the fact that YOU don't understand the new prescription drug benefit. Hell, I don't. Just write a good letter to the editor of a small paper, on why you think people in the country are not getting their fair shake.

Trust me. There is more than one person in 'the sticks' that's still a little aggravated with the football players getting away with everything, and with the rich kids being so durn snotty.

I quote Lennon again -- power to the people.


Blogger enigma4ever said...

great post....and really a good idea..

1:28 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

To quote Bartles (of Bartles and Jaymes) "Thank you for your support."

Seriously, your input is greatly appreciated. Now must sharpen number two pencil and stick tongue through teeth.


6:52 PM  

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