ONE MINUTE BOYCOTT...
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Usually, I don't endorse the idea of boycotts, as I'm usually anti-anything that is anti-anything-else, however...
This coming Sunday, as a show of support for our Constitutionally guaranteed Freedom of Speech, a unique idea has surfaced which, if acted upon, has the potential to make a profound statement endorsing the American Public's "right to know" the opinion of various groups of their fellow citizens, via the purchase of paid advertising. The deal is this:
Because the CBS TV Network flatly refuses to run a legitimate commercial during the Sunday's Superbowl halftime ("too controversial" they've said), viewers who wish to demonstrate their disgust with this unconscionable denial of marketplace access are encouraged to exercise their rights to make a stand for outspoken freedom by switching over to CNN during the Super Bowl half time show, at 7:10 and 7:35pm CST, to watch the ad CBS won't air.
For more info on this vital issue, click here.
If you've been "waiting" for an opportunity to "do something" that really makes a difference... this is your big chance.
Good News / Bad News...
Who are these people? Well, I'm Christine and Daniel is my hubby. Shawna is our youngest child. Ruth is Ron's and Joyce's mom and Donna is Ron's spouse. The photo, taken in our living room in Shirley, Arkansas, marked the grand occasion of me getting to visit with Ruth and Joyce for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, and wow... what a treat.
The bad news is that political spin-doctoring driven by focus groups and deep-pocket (mega-multinational) donors, clamors unabated, bent on making us (aka: "we the people") believe that unless we adhere to a distorted and counter-productive prescription for patriotism, that "we" are "the problem."
Examples? Sure. There are too many of them. I could fill up this page (and in fact this entire website) with a list, but I'll share just three that are clawing at my consciousness now:
The Federal Budget: Thanks to the folks at True Majority, you can view this entertaining, educational, simple and straightforward audio/video to get a real sense of where and how our tax dollars are actually spent. To check it out, click here. Then take a look at this MUST READ article.
Freedom of Speech: As first brought to your attention last month, our Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to "peaceably assemble" and "petition for redress" via PAID ADVERTISING in various PUBLIC venues is being VIOLATED by our own dear lawmakers. Now, adding insult to injury, during this year's Super Bowl, you'll see televised ads streaming across our PUBLIC AIRWAVES which are sponsored by beer companies, tobacco companies, and the Bush White House, but you won't see the ad which won the MoveOn.org "Bush in 30 Seconds" ad contest because CBS refuses to air it. However, if you want to view it, just click here.
Liberty & Justice: On September 13, 2003, Larry “Nikki” Hill was stopped by police for allegedly driving while intoxicated in Nashville, Arkansas. Reportedly, Mr. Hill was taken into custody after a struggle, during which one officer broke a bone in his hand. Mr. Hill was sprayed with “pepper foam,” which irritates the eyes and can interfere with breathing. He was taken to the police department and soon after he was dead, adding to the disproportionately high body count of African-Americans who have died while in police custody in Howard County, Arkansas. For more info on this, attend the Press Conference scheduled for 11:00 am, Monday, January 26, at the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office, #3 Natural Resource Drive in Little Rock, to hear the results of an independent autopsy report on Mr. Hill's cause of death.
Want to do something about all this crap...??? Check out these links and GET INVOLVED:
Who's the real
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
What to do on New Year's Day to get this year started on the right foot...??? Here are a couple of clues:
Bone-up on the nature of Search Engines, because I'm telling you that these babies are eventually going to run our lives... which could be a good thing, or not. An interesting article on the subject is here.
Do your homework on Spyware... you know, that nefarious stuff that covertly worms its way into the guts of your system so that "big brother" can track your every keystroke. This website has some very useful information and an excellent (freeware) download called Spybot Search & Destroy -- which I have personally run on my Windows XP system with nary a hitch and excellent results!!!
Then, no matter whether you do either of these first to or not (although if you intend to continue surfing the Web, I heartily encourage you to start getting smart about it), the next to-do item for a bright New Year's day is to sit down and THINK about who you want to vote for...
I mean really, think it through. Research it, study it, jump into it up to your ears. Because November is right around the corner and our choosing must be done long before then.
And maybe if we really want to make wise decisions, a very good place to start would be with a bit of self-learning about our U.S. Constitution, speaking of which you could, right this very moment, quiz your own knowledge on this subject with our handy-dandy Constitution Test.
Finally, at least for this moment in time, there is one more thing to keep us from boredom as we peer headlong at another year... but I'm not going to tell you what it is, so if you wanna know you'll have to click here to find out!!!
Anyway, Happy New Year....!!! As always, I'm wishing all of us a life worth living, filled with all those things we prefer, desire, wholeheartedly celebrate and richly deserve to enjoy.
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