Well, I just got back from the Rally at
There were many good speakers and some great music. I certainly do not mean to slight anyone if I don’t include your favorite speaker in the *photo essay* that follows. It is entirely possible that I was unable to get photos of your favorite speaker or musician because I ran into a bit of a memory problem while I was photographing, and nothing was on zoom, so some pictures aren't usable. (I caught Zoe with the camera recently, so I probably need to cut my losses and just restore the factory settings and start over…)
Anyway - without further delay, or comment on my part, here are the pics from the rally. Enjoy.
Gotta love 'em.
Politicians, take note -
You will never get up early enough in the morning to put
anything over on these ladies.
But don't take my word for it.
Ask our kids.
out protesting the war and demoralizing the troops...
Oh wait - these are all folks who look like they might live next door...
Why...Is that Dave and Janet from the next block over?
And what about those protesters who have kids over there?
What about the gold-star protesters?
(Nodding reverentially to the Farnan family of Weston,
hand over heart.)
gave a rousing and informative speech on the true costs of war.
She cited a study done by Coalition on Human Needs (.pdf alert)
that crystallized the costs of war for our section of the country
and contrasted those costs with the cost of helping those most in need.
If I get started, I will rewrite her entire speech, so just read the study.
And look for both Missouri ProVote and CHN on the links list in the near future.
Kansans in the State Senate District 03
could have bought
with the $1.1 Billion that they have spent on Iraq:
- They could have insured 360,000 Kansas citizens who have no health coverage.
- They could have educated 230,000 Kansas students at
- They could have build 13,000 affordable housing units.
- They could have converted one million Kansas homes to clean, renewable energy.
She explained perfectly why it is not improper for
state legislatures to debate the war.
Their constituents are directly affected!
It is therefore their
responsibility to debate it!!!
Muslim and I'm a Jew and all. But somehow, we just can't see it,
so we decided to take a pass on the whole sworn enemy
and hating each other thing...
Sorry if that disappoints anyone.
honks and waves than they did one-finger salutes.
because there was a nun in attendance.
Everyone agrees that the mere
presence of a Sister legitimizes anti-war protests of all sizes.
Turn out, tune in, and turn it up.
It's time to bring on the politicians because
there is no military solution.
It's time to stop the war.
It's time to bring the troops home.
It's time to fully fund the VA.
It's time to