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Clinton Worker Behind Trashing Of Bush 9/11 Ad
Google | February 5, 2004

Posted on 03/05/2004 1:52:32 PM PST by Hon

Bush Campaign Urged to End TV Advertisements by Sept . 11 Victims ...
Bloomberg  - 2 hours ago
... McIlvane was joined at the press conference by Rita Lasar , 72, who lost
her brother, Abraham Zelmanowitz, 52. The computer programmer ...

'Dubya is trampling graves of 9/11 victims'
Independent Online, South Africa  - 3 hours ago
... Ground Zero is a sacred site," said Rita Lasar , a steering committee
member of the group, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. ...

Bush urged to pull 9/11 ads
News24, South Africa  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of the group steering committee of September 11 Families for
Peaceful Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the ...

September 11 families say Bush campaign treading on the dead
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 2 hours ago
... Ground Zero is a sacred site," said Rita Lasar , a steering committee
member of the group, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. ...

Families urge Bush to pull September 11 adverts
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 3 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
The Australian, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Daily Telegraph, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull September 11 averts
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Advertiser, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Bush Campaign Urged to End TV Advertisements by Sept . 11 Victims ...
Bloomberg  - 1 hour ago
... the world.''. McIlvane was joined at the press conference by Rita Lasar ,
72, who lost her brother, Abraham Zelmanowitz, 52. The computer ...

Bush's 9/11 ads upset firefighters, victims' families
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - 8 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Paul Farhi THE WASHINGTON POST |
Provo Daily Herald, UT  - 11 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Bush ads with 9-11 images stir controversy
Seattle Times, WA  - 12 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Bush Ads Using 9/11 Images Stir Anger
Washington Post  - 17 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Anger at terror images in Bush ads
The Age, Australia  - 8 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

http://news.google.com/news?q=%22Rita+Lasar%22&num=100&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&filter=0

Rita Lasar is 70 years old, the mother of 2 sons, Raphael and Matthew and the grandmother of Emma aged 7 and Jake aged 15. She and her husband, Ted owned a small electronics company which they ran until Ted had a stroke. She closed the business to stay home to care for him until he died. She then was a volunteer and then paid worker in the first Clinton campaign. After that she ran the office of a candidate for a seat for the New York City Council. Recently she was a volunteer in the New York City Schools program where she taught 1st and 2nd graders to read on a one to one basis. Rita's brother Abe Zelmanowitz was killed in the World Trade Center attack.

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September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Family members of people killed on September 11 gathered in New York on February 14 to announce the founding of a new organization, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. They plan to work together to promote effective, nonviolent ways to counter terrorism and to advocate for an open discussion about peaceful and just responses. "We chose Valentine's Day to launch Peaceful Tomorrows because our families have been comforted by the love, compassion, and sympathy of people all over the world," said Colleen Kelly who lost her brother William Kelly Jr. at the World Trade Center. "It is this spirit of healing and understanding that we want to bring to the world in memory of our lost loved ones."


Kabul bomb site, January 2002. Photo: Gene Stoltzfus
 
 
Members of the organization include a delegation of family members who recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan to highlight the plight of those innocent families affected by the US bombing campaign, family members who led a walk for healing and peace from the Pentagon to the World Trade Center in November, as well as other families who have spoken with concern about the US response to the September 11 tragedies. Peaceful Tomorrows members have asked that violent responses, such as the US bombing campaign in Afghanistan, not be done in their names or the names of their loved ones.

"We believe that the American people have been denied a dialogue on appropriate responses to the events of September 11," said David Potorti, East Coast Co-Director of Peaceful Tomorrows, who lost his brother at the World Trade Center. "Our single-minded rush to war has been made without thoughtful consideration of long-term consequences for our safety, security, and freedom. We will use our voices to promote a discussion about better solutions, ones based on justice, not vengeance."

One of the first projects the group is undertaking is the Afghan Sister Families Campaign to help families in Afghanistan suffering from the effects of the US military campaign. Kelly Campbell, sister-in-law of Craig Amundson who died in the Pentagon, and West coast co-director of the group, was one of those who made the trip to Afghanistan: "We met many Afghan families who lost loved ones due to the US bombing because they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, just like our loved ones were on September 11. These families are suffering just as we are yet many of them are also struggling to feed their children, let alone rebuild their homes. Helping these innocent victims of our government's action is simply the right thing to do."

The group is asking the US government to conduct a study of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and to provide compensation to affected families. "We are delivering a valentine to President Bush today, asking him to help us set up a fund for the innocent Afghan victims," said Phyllis Rodriguez, who lost her son Greg Rodriguez at the World Trade Center. "By helping others who are suffering from the effects of violence and war, we honor the memory of our lost loved ones in a positive way."

Peaceful Tomorrows members will speak at public events, join with like-minded organizations working for peace and justice, and endorse policies to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. The group invites other families and friends of those lost on September 11 and supporters of their message to join Peaceful Tomorrows. To learn more, visit on the web at www.peacefultomorrows.org

Contact: Kelly Campbell, 415-518-1991 (cell) or Rita Lasar, 212-253-7651

http://www.afsc.org/pwork/0203/020324.htm>p> Note that Kelly Campbell is the *sister-in-law* of Craig Amundsen, whose brother also went on the trip. And remember that Amundsen worked at the PENTAGON.

These people are shameless opportunists who saw a way to promote their America-hating agendas on the tragedy of people who would never agree with what they are doing!

51 posted on 03/05/2004 3:14:22 PM PST by Hon
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Hey, it looks like Teresa ponied up for a trip to Iraq for these worthies as well:

"Return from Iraq

September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Fundraiser
Hosted by Amy Goodman ("Democracy Now")
Park Slope United Methodist Church, Brooklyn New York
Wednesday, January 15, 8pm

Join four members of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, all of
whom lost loved ones on 9/11, as they return from a people-to-people journey
for peace to Iraq. Hear their stories of meeting Iraqi families and touring
hospitals, schools, water treatment plants, and other civilian facilities in
an effort to put a human face on the people of Iraq.

Meet Colleen Kelly, Kristina Olsen, Terry Rockefeller, Kat Tinley, and host
Amy Goodman. Support September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows as it
seeks effective alternatives to war!

Park Slope United Methodist Church, at corner of 6th Avenue and 8th Street,
Park Slope, BROOKLYN NY.

Nearest subway: "F" train to 7th Ave. stop, back of the train coming from
Manhattan.

Contact Elizabeth Braddon
psumcoffice@juno.com
1-718-768-3093

www.peacefultomorrows.org"

http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-nyc-photo/2003-January/001430.html

What a great gig for them!
52 posted on 03/05/2004 3:17:58 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
Nice work.

L

53 posted on 03/05/2004 3:18:04 PM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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Action Alert - Compassion for All: Urge your elected representatives to support an Afghan Victims Fund.
(March 7, 2002)

Call and Fax your Elected Representatives!
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

Call and Fax President Bush
Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461

Over 25 members of Congress have expressed their sympathy and support for the idea of a compensation fund when Peaceful Tomorrows members met with them in late January. Now they need to hear from you!

*Let’s also give Congresswoman Carrie Meek (D-FL) a little positive reinforcement for agreeing to sponsor legislation to create a compensation fund. Please call her office at (202) 225-4506 and thank her for her support.

-----------

Background:

March 7 marks five months since beginning of US military action in Afghanistan. Yet there is no official acknowledgment that innocent Afghan civilians have been killed or maimed in this “precision bombing” campaign. While the number of civilian casualties is unclear, estimates range from 1,000 to 4,000 people.

The innocent victims in Afghanistan who lost their lives during the U.S. air strikes deserve compassion and support similar to that which was rightfully shown to the U.S. victims of September 11. Out of our concern for our Afghan "sister families," four Peaceful Tomorrows members traveled to Afghanistan in January with Global Exchange visiting dozens of grieving and devastated Afghan families. We returned determined to help the Afghan victims.
Many of the families of those who died in the bombing raids are living in dire economic straits. People whose homes were leveled sleep in makeshift tents made of scraps of material. Orphaned children are crowded in with overburdened relatives. New widows, desperate to feed their children, are reduced to begging. The hospitals are overcrowded, understaffed and have few medicines. People with serious mental anguish go untreated, as there are only eight psychiatrists in a country of over 20 million.

We are calling on the US government to conduct a detailed study of civilian casualties and then create a fund to compensate the families. Afghan relief organizations suggest an average grant of $10,000 to rebuild homes, restock possessions, secure adequate medical and psychological care, or compensate for the loss of breadwinners and caretakers. Assuming 2,000 families seek compensation, this would amount to a meager $20 million. Twenty million is less than one day’s military expense during the bombing campaign, which cost $30 million a day.

While we pressure the US government to do a study and create a fund, we are starting this critical work ourselves. Peaceful Tomorrows and Global Exchange, together with Afghan groups, are doing a survey of civilian casualties and providing immediate help to desperately poor people who were mistakenly hurt during the US military campaign. Please join us. We must let Afghans know that we care about their well-being and how sorry we are for their losses. It is through such commitments that we will build the foundation for a more secure and peaceful world.

Here is what you can do to help:

1. Call and write to your elected representative (sample letter below) and urge them to support the creation of a compensation fund for Afghan victims. The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.

2. Donate to the grassroots fund that we have created for Afghan victims while we advocate for a governmental fund. Checks can be made out to “FOR/Peaceful Tomorrows." In the memo, indicate "Afghan Fund." (Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is the fiscal sponsor of Peaceful Tomorrows.)

For more information, contact Kelly Campbell at Peaceful Tomorrows, 415-518-1991, kelly@peacefultomorrows.org




SAMPLE LETTER:


Dear Elected Official,

I am writing today to ask that you support the creation of a compensation fund to help the Afghan civilians who lost close family members or were injured during US air strikes.

The victims of the September 11 tragedy have rightfully received a tremendous outpouring of compassion from the world community and help from the US government and humanitarian agencies to ease their burdens. But what about the innocent victims in Afghanistan who lost their lives during the US air strikes? Aren't they also deserving of similar compassion and support? Shouldn't our hearts and helping hands go out those people who were every bit as innocent as the victims of the September 11 attack?

Reports from Afghanistan show that many of the families of those who died in the bombing raids are living in dire economic straits. Those whose homes were leveled sleep in makeshift tents made of scraps of material. Orphaned children are crowded in with overburdened relatives. New widows, desperate to feed their children, are reduced to begging. The hospitals are overcrowded, understaffed and have few medicines. People with serious mental anguish go untreated, as there are only eight psychiatrists in a country of over 20 million.

The number of bombing casualties in Afghanistan is unclear, but two studies of civilian casualties put the number at between 1,000 and 4,000 people. The studies were conducted by the Project on Defense Alternatives and by University of New Hampshire Economics Professor Marc Herold. Human rights groups such as Human Rights Watch have called on the U.S. government to provide information on civilian casualties. I urge the government to do a study of how many civilians were killed and injured; the circumstances that led to these casualties; how such casualties can be avoided in the future; and how much money is needed to effectively aid the victims.

The United States Government should then create a fund to compensate the families of those civilians accidentally killed by the bombing. Afghan relief organizations suggest an average grant of $10,000 to rebuild homes, restock possessions, secure adequate medical and psychological care, or compensate for the loss of breadwinners and caretakers. Assuming 2,000 families seek compensation, this would amount to a meager $20 million. Twenty million is less than one day’s military expense during the bombing campaign.

Assisting the Afghan people who have been victimized is not just morally right--it is also strategically wise. We must let Afghans know that we care about their well being by offering them compassion and support similar to what we are giving to those here. It is through such commitments that we will build the foundation for a more secure and peaceful world.

Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your response on this important matter.

Sincerely,

____________

 


Archived Alerts

August 23, 2002 - Support Afghan Sister Families Campaign

July 6, 2002 - The Time is Now for an Afghan Victims Fund

May 14, 2002 - Afghan Sister Families Campaign: Support is Growing

April 9, 2002 - Afghan Victims Fund Alert Update

March 7, 2002 - National Day of Action : Afghan Victims Fund Alert

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows"–Martin Luther King, Jr.

54 posted on 03/05/2004 3:24:56 PM PST by Hon
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To: jigsaw
My God, she is one ugly man.
55 posted on 03/05/2004 3:28:32 PM PST by Contra
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Bob from http://www.princeton.edu/webannounce/Princeton_Announcements/Archived/2004/FEB_Text.html

The Princeton Peace Network will present a screening of a documentary about the war in Afghanistan and a short talk by the father of a victim of the Sept. 11 attacks on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

"Civilian Casualties: Fragments From the War on Terror" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. It will be followed by remarks by Bob McIlvaine, whose son, Robert McIlvaine, a member of Princeton's class of 1997, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
56 posted on 03/05/2004 3:28:53 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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Hey, here is another member of Peaceful Tomorrows. Let's see if he has gotten any media coverage, shall we?

Cary Man Among Those Fighting Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC 17.com, NC  - 22 hours ago
... of firefighters at Ground Zero. "The site that those people are standing
on is human bodies," Potorti said. "The dust of that site ...

NC Families Angry Over 9-11 Images in Bush Ads
WTVD, NC  - 18 hours ago
... David Potorti of Cary agrees. His brother Jim died in the World Trade Center's north
tower on September 11. He's part of a group asking that the ads be pulled. ...

Bush under fire for Sept 11 campaign ads
ABC Online, Australia  - 23 hours ago
... DAVID POTORTI : The idea that they would show images of people actually standing
on that site where they are standing literally on the bodies of human beings ...

Bush accused of exploiting 9/11 in campaign ads
The Desert Sun, CA  - 11 hours ago
... Our message to all politicians is, 'Keep your hands off Ground Zero,' " said
David Potorti , of Cary, NC, a member of Peaceful Tomorrows, one of the ...

'Keep your hands off Ground Zero'
Tucson Citizen, AZ  - 8 hours ago
... Our message to all politicians is, 'Keep your hands off Ground Zero,' " said David
Potorti of Cary, NC, a member of Peaceful Tomorrows, one of the families ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Boston Channel.com, MA  - 22 hours ago
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

NC Relative Of 9/11 Victim Call Bush Ads In Poor Taste
WRAL.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother, Jim, died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KCRA-TV, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

NC relative of 9/11 victim says Bush ads in poor taste WEB POLL
WCNC (subscription), NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WESH.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WGAL Channel.com, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC13.com, AL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WSBtv.com, GA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC 4.com, DC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
SanDiego Channel.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
INDYchannel.com, IN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
FoxReno.com, NV  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Channel Oklahoma.com, OK  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KFOXtv.com, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KIROtv.com, WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Channel Cincinnati.com, OH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Carolina Channel.com, SC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Click 2 Houston.com, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Louisville Channel.com, KY  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC Sandiego.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WPXI.com, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Champlain Channel.com, NY  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Milwaukee Channel.com, WI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WXii 12.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC6.net, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KMBC, MO  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WRAL.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WMUR Channel.com, NH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KSBW Channel.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WDIV, MI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WSOCtv.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WFtv.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Jackson Channel.com, MS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Pittsburgh Channel.com, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Iowa Channel.com, IA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WNBC, NY  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC5.com, IL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WHIOtv.com, Ohio  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC4.TV, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
New Orleans Channel.com, LA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WJACtv.com, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC5i.com, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NewsNet5.com, OH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

NC Relative Of Sept. 11 Victim Calls Bush Ads In Poor Taste
WXii 12.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother, Jim, died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC30.com, CT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC 17.com, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
ClickonSA.com, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
News4Jax.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Bakersfield Channel.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Local6.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WPBF Channel.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Hawaii Channel.com, HI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KMGH, CO  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WBAL Channel.com, MD  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
HomeTown channel.com, AR  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
KTVU.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Turn to 10.com, RI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC4 Columbus.com, OH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Omaha Channel.com, NE  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighter Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WISC, WI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC 11.com, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
WTOV9.com, OH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
The New Mexico Channel.com, NM  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
NBC 10.com, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Families, Firefighters Slam Bush Ads Featuring 9/11
Click10.com, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary whose brother Jim died in the north tower
of the World Trade Center, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 images in Bush ads hit
Boston Globe, MA  - 15 hours ago
... It almost feels like they're messing with my head," said David Potorti of
North Carolina, whose brother was killed in the attacks on New York. ...

Bush's television ads capitalize on tragedy of 9/11, critics say
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH  - 12 hours ago
... David Potorti , co-director of the group, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows,
said, "We would feel exactly the same way if it were Democrats using ...

9/11 Images in Bush Ads Raise Furor among Firefighters, Kin of ...
Miami Herald, FL  - 3 hours ago
... It almost feels like they're messing with my head," said David Potorti of
North Carolina, whose brother was killed in the attacks on New York. ...

Initial Bush ads trigger criticism
Detroit News, MI  - 16 hours ago
... Our message to all politicians is, ‘Keep your hands off ground zero,' ”
said David Potorti of Cary, NC, a member of Peaceful Tomorrows, one of the ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Guardian, UK  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims angry with Bush ads
CTV, Canada  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 images in Bush ads hit
Boston.com, MA  - 13 hours ago
... It almost feels like they're messing with my head," said David Potorti of
North Carolina, whose brother was killed in the attacks on New York. ...

9/11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Salon (subscription)  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Kansas City Star, MO  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
MLive.com, MI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
Seattle Times, WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Guardian, UK  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Sept. 11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Kansas City Star, MO  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

NYC firefighters resent GOP ads
Toronto Star, Canada  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
USA Today  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Miami Herald, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
San Jose Mercury News, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Sept. 11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
San Jose Mercury News, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Elko Daily Free Press, NV  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims criticize Bush ads
Anchorage Daily News, AK  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 VICTIMS' KIN ANGERED BY BUSH ADS
KFMB, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims' angered by Bush ads
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims, firefighters call Bush ads in poor ...
CBC News, Canada  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Wyoming News, WY  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Rocky Mount Telegram, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Leavenworth Times, KS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 kin angry at Bush ads
WVEC.com (subscription), VA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Santa Maria Times, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims criticize Bush ads
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Albany Democrat Herald, OR  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Sept. 11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Lodi News-Sentinel, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
News Journal, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Idaho State Journal, ID  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Dunn County News, WI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Munster Times, IN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 kin angry at Bush ads
WCNC (subscription), NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Albany Democrat Herald, OR  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Rhinelander Daily News, WI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
Billings Gazette, MT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Helena Independent Record, MT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads inappropriate
Baltimore Sun, MD  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Lodi News-Sentinel, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims, firefighters call Bush ads in poor ...
CJAD, Canada  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
The Missoulian, MT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Idaho State Journal, ID  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Wyoming News, WY  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Daily American Online (subscription), PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Penn Live, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Rocky Mount Telegram, NC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
Detroit News, MI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in the
north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
The Missoulian, MT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Corvallis Gazette Times, OR  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Wilkes Barre Weekender, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Fredericksburg.com, VA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Fredericksburg.com, VA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Bradenton Herald, FL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Santa Maria Times, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Bush ads anger relatives of 9/11 victims
KING5.com (subscription), WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in the
north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Elko Daily Free Press, NV  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
The Porterville Recorder, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
North County Times, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims criticize Bush ads
Tacoma News Tribune, WA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Helena Independent Record, MT  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
North County Times, CA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Leavenworth Times, KS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Akron Beacon Journal, OH  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Mattoon Journal, IL  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Daily American Online (subscription), PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Dunn County News, WI  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Carlisle Sentinel, PA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
Boston Globe, MA  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims criticize Bush ads
AZ Central.com, United States  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Sept. 11 victims' kin angered by Bush ads
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
News Journal, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of Sept. 11 victims, firefighters call Bush ads in poor ...
Canada East, Canada  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Wichita Eagle, KS  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Bush criticized for campaign ads
KSTP, MN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Munster Times, IN  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims criticize Bush ads
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Relatives of 9/11 victims call Bush ads in poor taste
KOTV, OK  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Victims' Kin Angered by Bush Ads
Corvallis Gazette Times, OR  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

Bush Campaign Ad Controversy
WOAI, TX  - Mar 4, 2004
... David Potorti , an independent from Cary, NC, whose brother Jim died in
the north tower, called the campaign's use of the images audacious. ...

9/11 Families Valentines Letter to President Bush
Common Dreams  - Feb 16, 2004
by Colleen Kelly, David Potorti and Kelly Campbell. Two years ago today,
family members of 9/11 victims lost at the World Trade Center ...

57 posted on 03/05/2004 3:31:47 PM PST by Hon
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To: All
Is it just me, or does it seem that if Craig Amundson hadn't gotten killed in the Pentagon this group would have never come about. How many relatives did he have anyway?

"Amber and Ryan Amundson, the wife and brother of Craig Amundson who
was killed at the Pentagon on September 11 fulfilled their pledge to
help create an organization of family members of 9-11 victims who
seek peaceful and just responses, not war, as the U.S. response to
the criminal attacks of September 11.

"September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows" formally
announced their existence yesterday (2/14/02). Following is their
press release, which includes their home page address. Please read
it and pass it along.


September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
News Release For Immediate Release : Thursday, February 14, 2002
Contact: Kelly Campbell, 415-518-1991 (cell) or Rita Lasar, 212-253-7651
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org

9/11 FAMILIES UNITE TO LAUNCH "PEACEFUL TOMORROWS"
Group Sends Valentine to President Bush asking for an Afghan Victims Fund
NEW YORK- Family members of people killed on September 11 gathered in
New York today to announce the founding of a new organization,
September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. The founding
members, including family of those killed at the World Trade Center,
the Pentagon and the flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania, announced plans
to work together to promote effective, non-violent ways to counter
terrorism and to advocate for an open discussion about peaceful and
just responses to the September 11 tragedies that took the lives of
their loved ones.

"We chose Valentine's day to launch Peaceful Tomorrows because our
families have been comforted by the love, compassion and sympathy of
people all over the world," said Colleen Kelly who lost her brother
William Kelly Jr. at the World Trade Center. "It is this spirit of
healing and understanding that we want to bring to the world in
memory of our lost loved ones."
Members of the organization include a delegation of family members
who recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan to highlight the
plight of those innocent families affected by the US bombing
campaign, family members who led a walk for healing and peace from
the Pentagon to the World Trade Center in November, as well as other
families who have spoken with concern about the US response to the
September 11 tragedies.
Peaceful Tomorrows members have asked that violent responses to the
September 11 tragedies, such as the US bombing campaign in
Afghanistan, not be done in their names and the names of their loved
ones. Members say they were concerned about the lack of discussion
about options to respond to the events of September 11.
"We believe that the American people have been denied a dialogue on
appropriate responses to the events of September 11," said David
Potorti, East Coast Co-Director of Peaceful Tomorrows, who lost his
brother at the World Trade Center. "Our single-minded rush to war has
been made without thoughtful consideration of long-term consequences
for our safety, security, and freedom. We will use our voices to
promote a discussion about better solutions, ones based on justice,
not vengeance."
One of the first projects the group is undertaking is the Afghan
Sister Families Campaign to help families in Afghanistan suffering
from the effects of the US military campaign. Kelly Campbell,
sister-in-law of Craig Amundson who died in the Pentagon, and West
coast co-director of the group was one of those who made the trip to
Afghanistan. She explains: "We met many Afghan families who lost
loved ones due to the US bombing because they happened to be in the
wrong place at the wrong time, just like our loved ones were on
September 11. These families are suffering just as we are yet many of
them are also struggling to feed their children, let alone rebuild
their homes.
Helping these innocent victims of our government's action is simply
the right thing to do." The group is asking the US government to
conduct a study of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and to provide
compensation to affected families. "We are delivering a valentine to
President Bush today, asking him to help us set up a fund for the
innocent Afghan victims, "said Phyllis Rodriguez, who lost her son
Greg Rodriguez at the World Trade Center, as she held up a letter
signed by Peaceful Tomorrows members asking for a meeting with
President Bush to discuss an Afghan victims fund. "By helping others
who are suffering from the effects of violence and war, we honor the
memory of our lost loved ones in a positive way."
Peaceful Tomorrows members will speak at public events, join with
like-minded organizations working for peace and justice and endorse
policies to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. The
group invites other families and friends of those lost on September
11 and supporters of their message to join Peaceful Tomorrows. To
learn more, visit on the web at

http://www.peacefultomorrows.org."

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:jbz2g4NeN70J:www.walthamgreens.org/pipermail/wg-updates/2002-March/000116.html+%22212+253+7651%22&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8
58 posted on 03/05/2004 3:37:53 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
 
 

September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
5111 Telegraph St.#185
Oakland, California 94609-1925
(Barry Amundson)
 
Address is a mail drop.
 
 
 
 

59 posted on 03/05/2004 3:39:06 PM PST by DeBug=int13
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To: lodwick; Cuttnhorse; operation clinton cleanup; Servant of the Nine; catpuppy; null and void; ...
PING
60 posted on 03/05/2004 3:44:19 PM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: Hon
"PEACEFUL TOMORROWS"

FUNDED BY .. TAH-RAY-SAH HEINZ .. Does that tell you all you need to know ..??
61 posted on 03/05/2004 3:57:46 PM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: All
When Kelly Campbell isn't bringing peace to Afghanistan and Iraq and shaming President Bush she can be found worshipping at the feet of this crackpot religion:

The 7th Crown Nation Of Triumph

7th Crown Nation Regional and Administrative Coordinators

Kelly Campbell, Co-Director/ Western U.S. Coordinator Email address: kelly [-at-] peacefultomorrows.org* Phone: 415-518-1991 Address: 5111 Telegraph #185, Oakland, CA 94609

http://7thcrownhomepage.clicksitebuilder.com/

The Order of Melchizedek Melchizedek is an aspect of the Christ and a part of the overall Christ Consciousness. Melchizedek is that aspect of Christ who works specifically with Angels who are in service to the Earth and other planets and places throughout Creation. The Order of Melchizedek was established as a platform to plan, organize, and administer aid in spiritual growth and evolution. Its members help to hold the Light and spiritual teachings open for peoples incarnating throughout the realms of Creation. Melchizedek and The Order of Melchizedek predates the Earth and other planets and realms, as it was established before their creation and put in place for the advent of their needs. As with all Beings of Light, Melchizedek is neither male nor female, but “he” is traditionally referred to on the Earth in a masculine way. In his incarnation on the Earth as Melchizedek he descended as a spiritual being and ascended again when his work in that lifetime was finished. Biblical Quote...without father, without mother, without decent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually...

The History of Melchizedek and the Order of Melchizedek on the Earth and Beyond The Order of Melchizedek had many forms in many civilizations on the Earth. Melchizedek is mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible, and is/was a part of many ancient Mystery Schools throughout the history of the Earth. Every priest and minister in the Christian tradition is ordained into the Order of Melchizedek. There is a Biblical quote that helped to establish that: Hebrews 6: 19-20: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the vale, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” This quote voices the role and significance of the Order of Melchizedek...

http://setitoff.clicksitebuilder.com/

But she isn't crazy or anything.

(But if you want a good laugh, go to the site and read some of their craziness. They are truly insane.)

62 posted on 03/05/2004 4:04:44 PM PST by Hon
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma
Ping for a read about some of your old "friends."
63 posted on 03/05/2004 4:06:19 PM PST by LisaFab
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To: Hon
bttt
64 posted on 03/05/2004 4:06:50 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: jigsaw
Ouch!
65 posted on 03/05/2004 4:08:49 PM PST by petercooper (Florida 2000: Bush 2,912,790 - Gore 2,912,253)
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To: jigsaw
Gosh the woman looks like Hagala in about two years down the road!!
66 posted on 03/05/2004 4:09:01 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: Hon
 
 
 
 
AwWwWw geeez
 
This just gets stranger and stranger
 
 
 
 

67 posted on 03/05/2004 4:09:55 PM PST by DeBug=int13
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To: Hon
Wow, Hon... great work. Thank you.

I saw all that information compiled in the first post and knew it must be you.

We need to spread the word!

68 posted on 03/05/2004 4:10:35 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Hon
bttt
69 posted on 03/05/2004 4:13:22 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: All
Bear in mind that Kelly Campbell is clearly a total crackpot. The 7th Crown Nation Of Triumph is more preposterous than anything Louis Farrakahn dreamt up.

And yet the media hangs upon her every word:

Anger at terror images in Bush ads
The Age, Australia  - 11 hours ago
... Kelly Campbell , co-director of a non-partisan group called September 11 Families
for Peaceful Tomorrows, acknowledged that some victims' relatives found the ...

Outcry over use of Sept 11 images in Bush ads
Straits Times, Singapore  - 1 hour ago
... Ms Kelly Campbell , co-director of a non-partisan group called Sept 11 Families for
Peaceful Tomorrows, said her group planned to call for the withdrawal of two ...

Relatives of those slain on 9-11 fault Bush ads
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX  - 13 hours ago
... It's wrong, it's bad taste and an insult to the 3,000 people who died on Sept.
11.". Kelly Campbell , co-director of a nonpartisan group called Sept. ...

Bush's 9/11 ads upset firefighters, victims' families
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - 10 hours ago
... campaign. We are incensed and hurt by what he is doing.". Kelly Campbell ,
co-director of the nonpartisan group Sept. 11 Families ...

Paul Farhi THE WASHINGTON POST |
Provo Daily Herald, UT  - 14 hours ago
... campaign. We are incensed and hurt by what he is doing.". Kelly Campbell ,
co-director of a nonpartisan group called Sept. 11 Families ...

Has Bush no shame?
Salon (subscription)  - 20 hours ago
... If Kerry were doing this or any other politician, we would feel the same way,"
said Kelly Campbell , a co-director of the family group, whose brother-in-law ...

70 posted on 03/05/2004 4:16:49 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon; All
Has anyone sent this to the Republican National Committee?
71 posted on 03/05/2004 4:26:15 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: All
Again, this is Kelly Campbell's other organization. And, yes, it is very Farrakhan-like:

Make all checks payable to: 7th Crown Nation {P.O.P} Mail to: The Nation 7th Crown Nation Kingdom Fund c/o Prison Outreach Program Dept., 27 West Amsterdam Avenue, Buffalo, New York

We want Freedom for ALL Believers of the 7th Crown Nation now held in Federal and others Prison, and a Fair and Compelet Freedom for All UnderClass People...

http://7thcrownprisonoutreach.clicksitebuilder.com/

It's clearly some kind of in prison gang recruiting operation. I suspect she and some of her family have spent time in the big house.

72 posted on 03/05/2004 4:35:05 PM PST by Hon
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
I liked the President's ad that I saw. ;-)
73 posted on 03/05/2004 4:43:11 PM PST by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: Hon
Hon,
FWIW I sent this thread to my local Ottawa Ontario radio station. I've heard the wire service "spin" on two issues--the 9/11 ads and the gay marriage ads (i.e., "GW is bringing this up only to appease his base." That may be true, I don't know, but it is true that he does understand that legally, an amendment is the only way).

In any case, here's the email I just sent to the local news talk radio station:

Hi, Mark,
I live in Ottawa and listen to your show all the time--actually I listen to CFRA all day long. I'm a transplanted American and I wanted to bring to your attention a couple of things.

Today, you mentioned that GW Bush is "under fire" for his 9/11 ad. The newswire services have quoted victims who had relatives who died that day; reading these articles, one gets the impression that the reporter went out and quoted people at random, implying that a high percentage of 9/11 victims are angered by this ad.

The reality, however, is far different. A simple Google search of the names of these victims reveals that wire services quote the same four or five people time after time, invariably in a way that is slanted against GW Bush. Indeed, one person has researched the name of one of the victims quoted, and it is no surprise that she was a former Clinton campaign worker.

Click here: Clinton Worker Behind Trashing Of Bush 9/11 Ad

The second thing I wanted to tell you was that you and Rob Snow were discussing, a couple of days ago, President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment prohibiting same sex marriage. I realize that most of the wire services and other media have spun this as "GW reaches out to his conservative base."

This may, in part, be true. However, because of recent developments, he had no choice.

Mayors in a couple of cities in the U.S. (San Francisco, for example) have recently been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples from across the country have flocked to these places to get married.

I am a lawyer, licensed to practice in the state of Colorado. The Constitution requires that all states give "Full Faith and Credit" to the marriages performed in other states. This means that when same sex marriage is recognized in one state--it's recognized (ultimately) in all. That's why the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act will ultimately be determined to be unconstitutional.....and that's why GW Bush has called for a constitutional amendment.

Whether it passes or not--and it is very difficult to amend the constitution--the President is right when he says, "it's the only way" to prevent same-sex marriages.

By the way, in the interests of full disclosure, yes, as you've probably guessed by now, I am a GW Bush supporter. :)
74 posted on 03/05/2004 4:45:08 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Hon
bump! it goes
75 posted on 03/05/2004 5:17:48 PM PST by txhurl (Thank you)
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To: Scenic Sounds
I liked the President's ad that I saw. ;-)

Me too.

76 posted on 03/05/2004 5:18:00 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: LisaFab; Hon
Thanks for the ping, Lisa.And thanks for posting the thread, hon.
77 posted on 03/05/2004 5:25:15 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Fayetteville, NC - 3/20/04 - Help defend US soldiers and families from Reds-led "peace" rioters.)
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To: Hon
The Clintons are the SLIME base of the democracks.
78 posted on 03/05/2004 5:34:58 PM PST by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: tgslTakoma
Seeing a picture of Medea Benjamin is not the best way to start one's weekend :-)
79 posted on 03/05/2004 5:36:14 PM PST by LisaFab
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To: Hon
Thank the good Lord for the internet, and crack researchers like you, Hon!
80 posted on 03/05/2004 5:47:14 PM PST by mombonn (Viva Bush/Cheney!)
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Bump to spread the word.
81 posted on 03/05/2004 5:52:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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To: BunnySlippers; mombonn; Hon
More freeper research on these jerks here.
82 posted on 03/05/2004 5:59:00 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Hon
"Hebrews 6: 19-20: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the vale, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” This quote voices the role and significance of the Order of Melchizedek..."


Nothing like mixing a little Bible scripture with your politics for the cause of promoting a "we are gods" platform.


83 posted on 03/05/2004 6:08:32 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: facedown
ping
84 posted on 03/05/2004 6:10:21 PM PST by sistergoldenhair
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To: All
It is frankly worse than that. Why do the Dems have a response ready for every GOP move? Those "outraged" families were pre-orchestrated and in place to shout when the ads started. They knew what was in the ads. Why is that? But not vice versa. The GOP distributed a flyer today to counter Kennedy. Who decided that was sufficient?

OTOH, it's March, and Rove et al have probably noticed what has happened the past 48 hrs and now know that's how the Dems will try to counter the money issue. They will go for free publicity every single day while Kerry is off fundraising.

The answer? Leak that the topic of a day will be one thing, and then hit another. The press will report it because they have to. The Dem response will be off key
85 posted on 03/05/2004 6:11:14 PM PST by Owen
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To: Hon; MeekOneGOP; nopardons; ntnychik; potlatch; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; dixiechick2000; ...


The average these WTC "survivors" received from the US taxpayer is over 2 million dollars each.

Compare that to what a dead US soldier's survivors get.


We paid off Commies and America haters

How much did these scum bank?


Think about it



86 posted on 03/05/2004 6:23:02 PM PST by autoresponder (JAMES BOND: http://00access.tripod.com/007.html J-FK: http://00access.tripod.com/Kerry-11.html)
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To: autoresponder
"We paid off Commies and America haters."

:~(

87 posted on 03/05/2004 6:24:50 PM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Hon
BUMPING FOR REFERENCE - THANKS!
88 posted on 03/05/2004 6:25:30 PM PST by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: Hon
For pity's sake, I'm utterly shocked!
89 posted on 03/05/2004 6:28:08 PM PST by pointsal
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To: autoresponder

We paid money to democrats that's for sure. Ingrates.
90 posted on 03/05/2004 6:28:51 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Timothy McVeigh)
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To: Hon
Well!

Good work.
91 posted on 03/05/2004 6:38:49 PM PST by cyncooper ("Maybe they were hoping he'd lose the next Iraqi election")
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To: Hon
Thank you very much for doing the google search / expose'.

I need to start thinking like a rat in order to see these things coming.
92 posted on 03/05/2004 6:39:29 PM PST by GretchenEE (A funny thing happened to my tag line on the way to the computer.)
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To: Hon
For Medea Benjamin's ties to Communist causes check out:

Medea Benjamin

93 posted on 03/05/2004 6:49:38 PM PST by Bernard Marx (In theory there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is.)
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To: jigsaw
Jeez...looks like Hillary in five years.
94 posted on 03/05/2004 7:06:04 PM PST by Solamente
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To: sistergoldenhair
Thanks!
95 posted on 03/05/2004 7:11:13 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Hon
Bookmarking bump. Good Job! ;-)
96 posted on 03/05/2004 7:11:54 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Support Our Troops!)
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To: Hon; GatorGirl; maryz; *Catholic_list; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; Askel5; ...
"Barry Amundson is the twenty-something America-hating turd who is behind Peaceful Tomorrows, which is the web site that helped to coordinate this attack on the Bush ad.

Peaceful Tomorrow is paid for with money from Teresa Heinz Kerry."

97 posted on 03/05/2004 7:14:07 PM PST by narses (If you want OFF or ON my Ping list, please email me.)
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To: Bernard Marx
Thanks. Maybe it's worth it to post the whole article, since she is behind Global Exchange which is really behind many of these people, like Rita Lazar:

The Anti-American: Medea Benjamin

By John Perazzo
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 15, 2002

There is scarcely a calamity, an injustice, or an act of outright barbarism occurring anywhere on earth, that Leftists cannot somehow trace to the doorstep of the United States. In their view, all attacks against our country are understandable, if not laudable, retaliatory strikes against an aggressive, arrogant nation that has too often tried to bully the rest of the world. Conversely, any American response – be it with military or law-enforcement measures – is seen as a form of aggression that will only provoke further anti-Americanism and thereby perpetuate "the cycle of violence."

A leading proponent of this view is the outspoken Medea Benjamin, who in 1988 founded the activist organization Global Exchange, and in 2000 was the Green Party candidate for US Senate in California. In her view, America’s war on terror is, itself, a form of terrorism. Late last year Ms. Benjamin took a group of Americans, each of whom had lost loved ones in the 9-11 attacks, to Afghanistan to meet people whose relatives had perished in the US bombing campaign there. She returned from that trip weighted down with photographs and heart-rending tales of Afghan children who had been injured, killed, or orphaned by the war. "We must insist that governments stop taking innocent lives in the name of seeking justice for the loss of other innocent lives," she said.

This remarkable characterization of the US military effort implies, of course, that the Bush Administration defines justice, at least in part, as the retributive taking of innocent lives – rather than as an effort to bring down deadly terrorist networks like al-Qaeda. Benjamin’s other planted axiom is that merely because some innocent Afghans were killed by American bombs, the events that brought about their deaths were morally equivalent to the attacks of 9-11. Strangely, however, she has not a word to say about the Taliban’s culpability in forcing the war by refusing to hand over bin Laden and his henchmen – as President Bush demanded – during the weeks preceding the American air strikes.

Instead, Ms. Benjamin asserts that Bush "has responded to the violent attack of 9-11 with the notion of perpetual war . . . a war in Afghanistan that included dropping over 20,000 bombs, many of which missed their targets and led to the killing and maiming of thousands of civilians." Global Exchange, she explains, "hired a survey team in Afghanistan that documented over 800 civilian deaths and many more wounded." Yet she does not acknowledge that this number is remarkably small, given the massive firepower dropped upon this nation of 26 million people. Had the US been truly careless or malicious, casualties could easily have numbered in the millions.

Nonetheless, the fact remains that some non-military targets were bombed by mistake, and Leftists like Ms. Benjamin can allow no American error to go un-condemned – no matter how noble our nation’s intentions might have been. Thus Global Exchange has pressed the US government to create a fund that would pay $10,000 apiece to Afghan victims who need medical care, help in rebuilding their homes, and compensation for the loss of a caretaker or breadwinner.

Naturally, Benjamin makes no demand that Americans who lost loved ones on 9-11 receive reciprocal restitution from ousted Taliban leaders – or even from Saudi Arabia, the land from which fifteen of the nineteen 9-11 hijackers hailed. Nor has she issued any call for other Arab nations to help Afghanistan. As always, America is expected not only to climb unaided out of its own dark pit of tragedy, but to rescue everyone else as well. In the condescending paternalism typical of the Left, nothing is expected – or even asked – of other nations. Even though much of Afghanistan had been rendered a virtual wasteland by twenty-three years of war that had killed and maimed untold numbers of innocents, Benjamin holds only America’s military campaign accountable for the unintended damage it inflicted.

Like any good Leftist, Ms. Benjamin predictably advises us to examine "the root causes of resentment against the United States in the Arab world – from our dependence on Middle Eastern oil to our biased policy towards Israel." Presumably it is unjust for our country to show "bias" favoring the Middle East’s lone friendly democracy, a nation that has repeatedly been assaulted by neighboring armies and legions of suicide bombers. Presumably we ought to demonstrate equal affection for nations and peoples that wish to see "infidels" like us obliterated.

The bombings, says Ms. Benjamin, have "made Afghans so upset that some [have] talked about waging a jihad, or holy war, against the United States." "If the Muslim world sees the United States as willing to bomb but not feed people," she adds, "it will deepen the suspicion and mistrust already felt by millions . . . that the United States doesn’t care about the lives of the Muslim people." Never does she mention that since the 9-11 attacks, Americans have led the world in sending money, food, clothing, and medicine to needy Afghans. Charities, churches, concerned organizations, and private corporations from coast to coast have raised enormous sums to help those people living in the very land that harbored the masterminds of the 9-11 attacks. What other nation on earth has ever demonstrated such generosity in the wake of such an atrocity?

Moreover, the US government has already pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for this fiscal year alone to help Afghans rebuild their schools, develop an adequate health-care system, vaccinate their children against measles, rehabilitate landmine victims, improve sanitation facilities, repatriate Afghan refugees, modernize agriculture, and restore roads and bridges.

All of the aforementioned issues, of course, long predated the American military campaign in Afghanistan; in essence, our nation has volunteered to clean up the abominable mess that others – many of them Muslims – made for the Afghan population. Added to this, our political leaders have stated ad nauseam that our war is not against Islam, but against terrorism. This message has been repeated countless thousands of times in both the print and electronic media. Yet still, as Ms. Benjamin points out, many Islamic nations perceive the US as being anti-Muslim. There comes a point where we must simply acknowledge that we can do nothing more; we can deliver our message in many different forms, but we cannot comprehend it for those who are unwilling or unable to comprehend it for themselves.

Ms. Benjamin further decries our government’s current preparation for possible war with Iraq. She organized last month’s "peace" demonstration in San Francisco, and was a featured speaker at its sister rally in Washington, DC. "While other nations are desperately trying to come to a deal with Iraq to resume weapons inspections," she says, "the US government opposes any moves that reduce its justification to wage war." She says not a word about the farcical twelve-year history of the inspections process, fraught with Iraqi lies, evasions, defiance, and noncompliance.

"We are . . . determined," Benjamin adds, "to stop the US government from unilaterally dictating to other people – be they Palestinian, Iraqi or Venezuelan – who their leaders should be. This is for the people themselves to decide." This is intellectual dishonesty of the highest order, for surely she understands that the people of Iraq – where political dissent is met with torture, imprisonment, or death – do not choose their own leaders. Benjamin is an intelligent woman who knows better than to believe that Saddam’s recent electoral victory, in which he captured fully 100 percent of the vote, was anything but a sham.

Ms. Benjamin often expresses her desire to build "a world that rejects ethnic and religious divisions, celebrates diversity . . . [and] focuses on building a global community." Carried away by her own flowery prose, she is unwilling to acknowledge that the effort to rid the world of such divisions and to celebrate diversity are uniquely Western concepts – more highly developed by America than by any other nation in world history. By the same token, she is silent about the fact that Muslim lands have shown no similar impulse, plagued as they are by a spirit of cultural and religious intolerance.

Not even the deplorable human rights abuses that occur throughout the Middle East are, in Ms. Benjamin’s mind, any worse than what takes place in America. "When most Americans hear of human rights abuses," she states, "they likely think of atrocities in some far-off country in a forgotten corner of the globe. . . . [But] abuses against individuals’ basic rights also occur regularly here in the United States, and our money-saturated political system hardly deserves the title ‘democracy.’ "

Many of the causes that Ms. Benjamin espouses are Communist in nature. The Washington "peace" rally at which she spoke last month, for instance, was organized by the Workers World Party, a Communist organization proudly dedicated to "fight[ing] against capitalism" in America’s "racist, sexist society." In years past, she staunchly opposed US military aid to those fighting against Communist forces in Central America. More recently, she has worked to take California’s energy production out of the hands of private companies and place it under public control. She favors the creation of a government-sponsored universal health care system funded by taxpayer dollars. She exhorts the US government to lift its trade embargo against Cuba – a nation she notably lauds as a place where people have managed to "thrive despite the odds" against them.

Earlier this year Ms. Benjamin, along with scores of other notable American Leftists, signed a declaration titled "Not in Our Name." This document asserts that the US war on terror poses "grave dangers to the people of the world"; that "war and repression . . . has been loosed on the world by the Bush Administration . . . [in] a spirit of revenge." Again we encounter the ever-recurring theme of the Left: all problems are America’s fault. Benjamin and her fellow signatories angrily denounce the Administration’s "simplistic" characterization of the war on terror as a battle of "good vs. evil." In their view, there is no good or evil. Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill are merely variations on a theme, neither one better than the other.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4631
98 posted on 03/05/2004 7:35:29 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
There’s something so similar between our administration and Al Qaeda in its certainty that god is on its side - that is laughable, and that the American people should fall for this line hurts me more than I can tell you."
Rita Lazar

The American people falling for that line doesn't hurt her near as much as having to look at her hurts me.

That picture of her should hang in every maxium securty prison in the United States. It would reduce recividism to zero.

99 posted on 03/05/2004 7:41:19 PM PST by sport
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To: Hon
Great job, Hon!  Here's a little more info that fits into the big picture.

Groundspring.org Acquires ActionStudio, Adds Engagement and Advocacy Tools - George Soros

Excerpt:  Groundspring.org, a nonprofit organization created by the Tides Foundation in 1999 to help small and mid-size nonprofits use the Internet for fundraising, communications and advocacy, has acquired ActionStudio, a Seattle-based nonprofit technology start-up.

Groundspring will release the first ActionStudio.org tools -online surveys, online petitions, and a newsletter publishing tool - in early 2004.

The Tides Foundation + Open Society Institute  Capital Research Center Info

Tides Center 

 Capital Research Center Info on Tides Center

Tides Center  

MoveOn.org support

Groundspring

Highwater, Inc.  Drummond Pike

 

100 posted on 03/05/2004 7:42:10 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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