Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy 2008. Give Peace a Chance!

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Happy Birthday Henri Matisse

From Wikipedia
Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, noted for his use of color and his fluid, brilliant and original draughtsmanship. As a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing is apparent, in a body of work spanning over a half-century, and won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Frank Zappa!

December 21, 1940 -December 4, 1993

When God created Republicans, he gave up on everything else.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Urgent ! From FireDogLake

URGENT ACTION: Sign A Petition To Tell Harry Reid To Join Dodd’s Filibuster

Dear Senator Reid:

I am outraged by your efforts to enable to the Bush administration and telecoms to escape all accountability for their illegal spying on American citizens. I am appalled by your refusal to recognize the "hold" placed by Sen. Chris Dodd on the Cheney/Rockefeller bill to expand warrantless eavesdropping and provide telecoms immunity, especially given the reverence with which you treat "holds" asserted by GOP Senators. And I am truly disappointed that you have treated in such a cavalier manner revelations that the Bush administration has simply broken the law in how it has spied on Americans.

Sadly, your legacy as Senate Majority Leader thus far is one of extreme weakness and failure. It is astonishing to watch one capitulation after the next to a President who is widely discredited and historically unpopular and whose administration is patently corrupt. Your constituents did not send you to Washington to enable the Bush administration's behavior, but rather to act as an important check on that behavior. Your role as Senate Majority Leader is to impose limits on the President's misconduct, not to enable and endorse it. You are profoundly failing in all of your core duties.

More than ever, America needs principled and courageous leadership, and you are uniquely situated to provide it. Please start doing so. You can begin by joining in Chris Dodd's filibuster of the horrific Senate Intelligence Committee bill and by urging your caucus members to do the same.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Om Om Om...
Mantra Claus... meditating Santa on a yule green lotus.

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Crayons Not Guns!

Wouldn't life be so much easier if all we had to worry about is what color crayons were in our kid's backpacks?

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Mantra Claus

Om! Om! Om! How does Santa maintain his eternal jolliness? ....Meditation and yoga! Celebrate this magical season of Christmas with a meditating Santa on a green lotus by artist jeanie marie kraft. Happy Holidays from Planet Calamari.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

In Memory

October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
-John Lennon

Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Tom Waits

"George Bush is a fan of mine - he came to see me in the seventies. His coke dealer brought him."
- Tom Waits

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Birthday Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney
December 5, 1901- December 15, 1966
"My imagination creates my reality."

Monday, December 03, 2007

STOP the Police State Bill

The Senate is about to vote to criminalize thought and shred the first amendment, unless we stop them.

This flawed and dangerous legislation, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, HR 1955, introduced by Rep. Jane Harman, was passed on October 23, 2007, with only four Democrats and two Republicans voting against it. The companion bill in the Senate, S. 1959, will be voted on soon, as early as Tuesday.

Why do we need this bill? We already have laws that allow the police to arrest perpetrators of violent crimes. Could the real purpose of Harman's bill be to create a commission to hold hearings and administer oaths for the purpose of taking testimony, and to cite for contempt anyone failing to testify?

The ACLU said this: “As an organization dedicated to the principles of freedom of speech, we cannot in good conscience support this or any measure that might lead to censorship and persecution based solely on one's personal beliefs.”

Americans are at a turning point. Will we return to the days of McCarthyism and forfeit our rights or will we forge ahead, holding theses values sacred, as we try to undo the mistakes of this administration and rebuild our standing in the world?

Send a message to your Senators demanding they protect your first amendment right and uphold their oath to protect the Constitution by voting NO on S. 1959, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Bette Midler

"Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty
towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.