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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.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Projects for a Happy Spring

Many of you may have heard of freewayblogger -- it's a website that posts photos of homemade protest signs on the highways across America. Talk about grassroots! There's another project just starting; it's the brainchild of Dan Savage, editor and columnist at The Stranger, the Seattle "alt" weekly that's actually entertaining to read. The url is fairly self explanatory, but the kicker is this. Just anywhere you see a place for it, write ITMFA. My weekend project is to create a waterproof sign for my bicycle. Spread the word, peoples.


Blogger eProf2 said...

Love the hat!

7:10 AM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Hey, Professor! Thanks for stopping by.

Dan says ITMFA is unlikely to result in Bush's removal, but that's not exactly the point. It is at least a way that anyone can chime in. FreewayBlogger is also working on an Impeach project, and the idea is to get the word literally to the steadily increasing amounts of Americans coming to realize Bush's leadership ain't all it's cracked up to be. From my point of view, the more we get folks talking, the less likely they are to continue to fall for the fear being sold by the Bushies.

My dream is to get people to realize if America gives up our core freedoms in fear, the terrorists have indeed won.

My other dream is that O'Reilly gets permanent laryngitis.

We could really use Will Rogers and Woody Guthrie about now.

4:43 PM  
Blogger nyasha said...

the need to continue and promote "freewayBlogger" is summed up in: "free speech, use it or lose it".

6:33 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Good Monday Morning:

It's always a pleasure to read what you have to say.

"Impeachment" is a great word for leaders who have driven the country off the road toward a tree waiting for a wreck of monumental proportions. The BushCo, in my opinion, has done just that in so many ways.

As Bill Maher says, and I'm paraphrasing, "if one president can be impeached for a bj in the Oval Office, why are we waiting to impeach another president who took us to war on lies, violates the Constitution and lies about it, too."

More seriously, the Dem's can't even agree to back Senator Feingold's censure motion, much less the Rep's voting out articles of impeachment in the House and mustering a 2/3 vote in the Senate.

But, keeping alive the concept of impeachment and removal from office is soooo appropriate.

Have a great day, Mel.

9:14 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

MEL???!!!! Hi..are you there? should I craw off to the doghouse?
Earthlink and Blogger both crapped out on me at the same time....lost my Bloggroll- ALL OF IT and my mind...
but I am back will sit for awhile and read....
miss you,....

12:51 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

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12:51 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

I removed a repeater, E...good to hear from you!

Sorry to everybody, I didn't mean to be AWOL; I found I needed some Island Time, as Mr. J. Buffett would say, to recharge my batteries.

And when you let your mind do Changes in Lattitudes, it's interesting what you come up with. I've found some time to spend with some storytellers, and then I watched the news.

Is it just me, or is Bush the biggest buzzkill of all time?

I'm just trying to detox from Zevon, Buffett, and a couple of quick-read mysteries by Ms. Jance...but I see Our Only President on TV, once again acting like the biggest bully on the playground - busted by the school principle. What a prince; he actually called on Helen T in a press conference. And would not let her finish her question.

All politics aside, I have to say something:

I don't GOT TO UNDERSTAND anything.


And now you may understand why I'm listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" (side 3) to cheer me up.

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

9:40 PM  
Blogger pinkfem said...

I love this idea.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...


Must be a season for protest. We've got another little protest going on at Blognonymous--a little something cooked up by Jay Lassiter of Lassiter Space.

Tom Hilton and I implemented it. Take a look.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Hi Melanie, I see you don't have any recent posts here but wanted to respond to your wonderful post over at my place on the situation in Seattle. Such a tragedy and all of my deepest sympathies to all there. Almost spat when I heard on the news this morning that friends were discribing the killer and his twin brother as 'twin teddy bears'. Jesus. Anyway. My sympathies.

6:28 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...


As usual, it's the quiet guy nobody expected to go wack, yada, yada. I'm following the lead of the community of young people that this mess exploded upon...we don't know what made him do this; we only know that the ones left need the Love.

I hear there was a second account set up by the Seattle kids if someone also wanted to donate money to help the shooter's family. I find that beyond the realms of "Christian Charity", and into the world of unconditional love. That a community of young people so hurt can show that kind of compassion leaves me stunned.

I just posted on the subject...and when I was a kid in the 70's, we threw huge parties and everybody was welcome. No one can know when a person will freak; I bet you money these kids will continue to be just as generous and open as always. They've got a great worldwide community going on...and they give me hope for the future.

11:16 PM  

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