Showing posts from March, 2007

Edwards rocks at health care forum

Hillary revisits her past failures. Obama comes with empty pockets. Only Edwards has a solid plan for health care reform.

Trent Reznor's dystopian future

Nine Inch Nails is coming out with an album called "Year Zero" in April. In conjunction with this release, they have come out with a series of websites that tell a story of a dystopian future 15 years from now. A terrorist dirty bomb attack has destroyed L.A., we have nuked Iran, the government is putting mind control substances in the water supply, and the whole country has become a Christian totalitarian state. These websites illustrate different aspects of that future, from the resistance to the official government sites. It essentially amounts to a movie in website form. It's very cool.

You can also listen to songs from the new album on this site.

Elizabeth Edwards

Click on the above link to send a note of support to John and Elizabeth Edwards.

Tulsa World article on the rally

I am quoted in the article. :-)


A local news site posted a picture of my sign, but said I was in Oklahoma City. That seems unlikely. Link up top.

Update: They fixed it. lol.

More rally and march pics

Three Penny Upright, local folk band:

Bumper stickers for sale by the Tulsa Peace House:

Participants crossed generational, gender, ethnic, and political lines:

The media were there in force, oddly enough:

Another pic of Nancy Moran:


Here we are marching:

Rally pics

Part One. As soon as I find the cord to hook up my digital camera to this laptop, I will post more.

Rev. Mary McAnally:

Me with sign:

Rev. Lavanhar of the Unitarian Church:

Here we go a-marching:

Me with Nancy Moran:

We all wore black armbands. Some wore sackcloth and ashes.

A good sign even if its target is no longer relevant:

Another apt sign:

Onlookers gave us support:

Tulsa anti-war rally

My partner and I joined my parents and several hundred other people at the Tulsa anti-war rally and march today. The event was organized by the Tulsa Peace Fellowship, along with Pastors for Peace and several other local organizations. I had made a sign for the event that read, "USA Out of Vietnam Iraq," which drew quite a bit of attention. I was even interviewed and photographed by the local paper.

The rally was held at the local Unitarian Church and featured an hour of short speeches, music & poetry. Nancy Moran, a leader in the Tulsa Peace Fellowship, emceed. She began the rally with a call and response of "all life is precious!" She then introduced Three Penny Upright, a local folk band, who performed a song called "Party All Night" that mocked war profiteers and the military industrial complex.

There was also a speaker from the so-called "9/11 Truth" movement, people who believe that 9/11 was some kind of government plot. Frankly, …

Oklahoma Senators Endorse Edwards

Just got an e-mail from the Oklahoma Edwards for President operation, with this press release attached:

March 16, 2007

Kate Bedingfield

30 Members of the Oklahoma State Legislature Endorse John Edwards for President

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The John Edwards for President campaign announced today that 30 Democrats in the Oklahoma State Legislature endorsed Senator John Edwards for President. Among those endorsing Edwards are Oklahoma State Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan, State House Minority Leader Danny Morgan, 10 State Senators and 20 State Representatives.

“I am honored to have the support of these outstanding leaders,” said Edwards. “They work hard each day to represent the values of Oklahoma working and middle class families and I am proud to have them involved in my campaign.”

House Minority Leader Danny Morgan stated, “John Edwards will fight to improve the lives of middle class Oklahomans and working Americans. He shares our values, and…

Someone asked me about McCain joining the race, and I responded:

Latest polls actually show Giuliani with a double-digit lead on McCain from evangelicals. Interesting thing is that Giuliani is a pro-choice pro-glbt rights candidate, while McCain has been courting the hell out of the religious reich for most of his career. McCain is a political chameleon and a right bastard--the Republican equivalent of Hillary. He's also got about as much charisma as a wet sock. But he's a media darling, which might help him. Thing is, I don't think he can get the independent vote anymore, since he's been drifting so hard right lately. And without the independents, and without the evangelicals, he hasn't got a prayer.

Giuliani, on the other hand, is a real problem. He'll take the independent vote and probably a few Dem votes as well. He's the mayor that saved New York from 9/11, remember. Whoever goes against Giuliani will have to either play to the right or label Giuliani as a conservative somehow in order to retain any chance a…