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  • MAF Team Heads to DC for Ad Unveil, MAF Blogger Danny misses flight! (MAF Team Joins Jim Robinson!)

    02/08/2009 7:23:18 PM PST · by Syncro · 16 replies · 1,582+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | January 8, 2009 | Danny Gonzalez
    Sunday, February 08, 2009 Posted By:MAF Blogger DannyPermalinkMAF Team Heads to DC for Ad Unveil, MAF Blogger Danny misses flight! Dear Friends, HELP! I am stuck in Sacramento after missing my flight this morning. My brave comrades went on without me but I was too late to get my back on that track deal that takes it to the plane. I was two minutes too late and I was told I could still get on the plane but my coat and tie and all my worldly possessions had to stay! I couldn’t just abandon my favorite tie so I had...
  • Melanie Morgan to Join Jim Robinson in Porkulus Freep at Senate Monday

    02/08/2009 7:03:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 96 replies · 6,188+ views
    Sunday, February 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    MEET AT 10 A.M. MONDAY AT ARLEN SPECTER'S OFFICE 711 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGMelanie Morgan will be joining Free Republic founder Jim Robinson at the Senate Monday to help lead the Porkulus freep!Freepers are traveling from all across the country. You still have time to join Jim in D.C. He'll be at the Senate all day Monday and Tuesday. If you can't make it Monday then show up Tuesday morning. Previous threads:Attn FReepers: Is anyone ready to join me at the US Senate in DC on Monday?FREEPERS RISE UP! March on the Senate Monday and Tuesday! Stop the Porkulus Coup...
  • Move America Forward New Ad: "Keep Gitmo Open" You Tube (Press Conference in DC Feb 10th)

    02/06/2009 2:39:04 PM PST · by Syncro · 1 replies · 589+ views
    You Tube and MAF ^ | Febuary 6, 2009 | Move America Forward Staff
    Move America Forward has a Petition at their website that can be signed to help the Government know that it is a dangerous and bad idea to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.Click on the link "Petition" to sign it.MAF is also holding a press conference on Tuesday in D.C., with 9/11 families, Gold Stars Family Members and others to condemn Obama's plans to close Gitmo.
  • St. Mary's Protest - First Amendment Under Assault [Ayers]

    01/30/2009 4:04:34 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,715+ views
  • Breaking the War Mentality (Barack Obama, circa 1983 at Columbia)

    01/29/2009 7:30:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 142 replies · 7,720+ views
    Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print. The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Maller[?] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are...
  • CA: (terrorist) Bill Ayers: Trudging Toward Freedom (St Mary's College, we'll be there!)

    01/26/2009 1:33:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies · 4,186+ views
    Saint Mary's - Moraga, CA ^ | January 28, 2009 | Press Release
    "Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country," he said. Chicago Magazine, No Regrets, Aug 2001. Bill Ayers: Trudging Toward Freedom Bill Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, became a focal point of the 2008 presidential campaign. Described by Republican nominee John McCain as “a washed up terrorist,” Ayers was a prominent figure with Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground in the late 1960s and 1970s. After spending several years living underground as the U.S. government pursued charges against him that it later dropped, Ayers went on to become...
  • Former FBI Informant Reveals Truth About Ayers & Weather Underground's Campaign Of Political Murder

    01/25/2009 1:14:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies · 4,928+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | By WILLIAM MAYER
    January 21, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - Almost from its inception, the Weather Underground [WU] was viewed with great concern by the FBI. As a result, the decision was made to place a high level informant within the group to help keeps tabs on its members' activities. That person was Larry Grathwohl, a Vietnam veteran and the only publicly identified FBI informant who succeeded in penetrating the Weather Underground, serving in that capacity from August 1969 until April 1970. Prior to his service in the FBI, he was a member of the Cincinnati Police force. contacted...
  • U.S. Scientists Unearth Truth of Saddam's Reign of Terror (Mass Graves)

    01/07/2009 3:19:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,557+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 6, 2009 | Dennis Fisher
    A feature story in the January issue of Archaeology Magazine reports that U.S. efforts in Iraq are doing more than just bringing freedom to the once totalitarian state. American scientists are also delivering a measure of justice to the families of tens of thousands of Kurds slaughtered by Saddam Hussein's forces, according to the magazine, which hit newsstands this week. At the prodding of the investigators at Human Rights Watch, who had heard horrific first-hand accounts of the mass executions from survivors, U.S. Army archaeologists and other experts in 2003 began excavating mass graves and gathering evidence for trials that...
  • March of the Dead to Greet Congress on Tuesday (Peacecreeps on Parade)

    01/05/2009 1:25:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,393+ views
    Progressive Democrats of America ^ | January 5, 2009 | David Swanson
    WHAT: A long column of figures dressed all in black with white death masks and bearing the names of those killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine. The march will be followed by a dramatic nonviolent action intended to awaken Congress to the need to end the wars. WHERE: The march will approach the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Ave. SE and turn north on 1st Street to pass between the Capitol and the Supreme Court, turn west on Constitution Ave. to pass the Senate office buildings, turn south to pass the west front of the Capitol, and turn east on Independence...
  • An intellectual surge: David Petraeus is a worthy pick for Prospect’s public intellectual of 2008

    01/03/2009 7:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 556+ views
    Prospect Magazine ^ | January 2009 Issue | James Crabtree
    Earlier this year Prospect teamed up with Foreign Policy to list the world’s 100 greatest living public intellectuals, a contest won (after some sharp-elbowed campaigning) by the Turkish cleric Fetullah Gülen. But who has had the most impact in 2008? We gathered an all-star judging panel (see opposite) from the worlds of policy, media and ideas to find out. The concept of “public intellectual” remains satisfyingly vague. Nonetheless, we instructed our panel to weigh up the field on three criteria: novelty, real-world impact, and intellectual pizzazz. Internal debate, along with soundings on our blog, First Drafts, created a shortlist of...
  • OBAMA SHOULD KEEP GITMO OPEN--MAF Leaders Call on Obama to Visit Personally, Get Facts

    12/29/2008 11:56:13 PM PST · by Syncro · 14 replies · 1,529+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 29, 2008 | Danny Gonzalez
      Contact: Danny Gonzalez                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECommunications Director, Move America Forward                                         December 29, 2008Cell: (714) 926-6189 or OBAMA SHOULD KEEP GITMO OPENMAF Leaders Call on President-Elect to Visit Personally to Get Facts  SACRAMENTO – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest pro-troop, grassroots organization, urged President-Elect Barack Obama to personally travel to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and learn why Gitmo should be kept open to house the world’s worst terrorists. Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward, led a delegation to the naval base last week to bring gifts, Christmas and Hanukkah cards and expressions of support...
  • CATHERINE MOY: Change is Coming for U.S. Troops (MAF Article)

    12/29/2008 10:34:25 PM PST · by Syncro · 41 replies · 2,732+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 29, 2008 | Catherine Moy
    Monday, December 29, 2008 Posted By:Catherine MoyPermalinkChange is Coming for U.S. Troops The election of Barack Obama as America’s next president has many of our troops confounded. Six out of 10 active service members are worried about Obama as commander in chief, according to a Military Times poll. “Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief,” said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified. For eight years, members of the U.S. military have served under a Republican commander...
  • *GITMO!!!* THEY’RE HERE—The US Navy arrives to pick us up!! (Updates at #26, 41)

    12/21/2008 12:53:31 PM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies · 10,010+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 21, 2008 | Move America Forward Staff
    From Move America Forward Front Page: GITMO!!! The HHH-II Tour is now officially complete, but the MAF team has one more little stop...Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MAF will be sending Chairman Melanie Morgan, Gold Star mom Debbie Lee, Executive Director Cat Moy, Ryan Gill and Danny Gonzalez with Kylie Williams off to Guantanamo Bay to visit the troops there and bring them special tidings of comfort and joy for Christmas! Check back often for the latest updates.
  • Gold Star Mom heads to Guantanamo Bay! (HHHII Tour goes to Cuba)

    12/19/2008 7:17:53 AM PST · by Syncro · 8 replies · 1,190+ views
    News Blaze ^ | December 18, 2008 | Staff
    Published: December 18,2008Gold Star Mom heads to Guantanamo Bay! Pro-Troop Group Brings Holiday Cheer to Gitmo TroopsGuantanamo Bay Final Destination for Nationwide Tour Gathering Care Packages for Troops Sacramento, CA - Move America Forward, the nation's largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announced today their nationwide tour to support the troops will include a stop at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward, said, "We are delighted and excited to be able to personally tell the United States military personnel at Guantanamo Bay how much we appreciate their service to America. We especially appreciate those who have had...
  • ITS OFFICIAL: Move America Forward to visit GITMO

    12/19/2008 3:43:25 AM PST · by our_retired_explorer · 19 replies · 2,477+ views
    The proverbial cat is out of the bag folks. It's official, Move America Forward will be sending Melanie Morgan and the rest of the MAF gang to GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA to visit the guards and the gatekeepers of the most awful terrorists ever captured alive! They will be there to show their appreciation for locking up those damned dirty terrorists and bringing holiday cheer, Christmas cards, and some DVDs to them while they spend their Christmas stationed in the land of Castro
  • At White House, antiwar demonstrators stage a shoe-in (Code Pink and company)

    12/18/2008 6:52:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,613+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram / The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2008 | Dana Milbank
    For the antiwar crowd, the shoe is now on the other foot. The activists were really cut off at the knees when the nation voted in a president who promises to bring an expeditious end to the war in Iraq. And in a month, the other shoe will drop: George W. Bush will be gone — and with him will go the raison d’etre of those who have protested, picketed and heckled him these last eight years. And so they assembled Wednesday on Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House gate, to take a few final shots. Literally. They assembled a...
  • Code Pink activists march in solidarity with shoe-thrower (Berkeley USMC Recruiting Station)

    12/17/2008 10:05:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 2,046+ views
    KFTY Radio ^ | December 17, 2008
    BERKELEY (BCN) Anti-war activists from the group Code Pink will hold a march at a Marine recruiting station in Berkeley this morning to show solidarity with an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush on Sunday. Members of the group and others will march around the recruiting station holding shoes in the air to show support for Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who hurled two shoes at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad. In many Arab countries, showing the sole of one's shoes, much less throwing shoes at another person, is considered a sign of extreme disrespect. Organizers...
  • *MAF Honoring Heroes II Updates and Pictures---Syncro Report* (Updates daily)

    12/17/2008 6:18:34 AM PST · by Syncro · 39 replies · 2,999+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 17, 2008 | Dr. Zoo
    On the road with the Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour going through Texas today.Time is short, so I'm going to post some pictures and info from internal correspondence HELP KEEP OUR PRO-TROOP BUS TOUR ON THE ROADOnly a few days left to collect care packages for our troops We left early this morning from our Super 8 Motel in Fort Stockton, Texas, heading to San Antonio and Austin for rallies today.   The MAF team working around the clock on the bus The Wal Mart stores in Texas have been great to us in allowing us to conduct our rallies right...
  • MAF'S Honoring our Heroes Tour stopping in Austin tonight, Houston tomorrow!

    12/16/2008 12:19:30 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies · 1,000+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 12/16/2008 | Jim Robinson
    Just got a call from Syncro. The Tour is in San Antonio now. Will be in Austin tonight at 5:00 pm at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1030 Norwood Park Blvd and in Houston tomorrow at noon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 4810 Highway 6 N #A. Bring your flags and support the troops signs. Sponsor a care package for our troops! The Tour continues on to Baton Rouge and Mobile on Thursday, and on to Tallahassee and Jacksonville, FL on Friday!
  • All-volunteer military has created a red-state Army in the U.S.

    12/16/2008 8:16:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies · 5,072+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune / The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2008 | Danielle Allen
    In Hopewell Township, N.J., the veterans of American Legion Post 339 have put their building up for sale. "Today's vets don't come out," 82-year old Jim Hall told The Times of Trenton last month. The post is down from 425 paying members in the 1960s and '70s to 202 this year; only about a dozen regularly attend. But it's America that has changed, not vets. Since 1970, the population of the United States has grown by about 50 percent, from roughly 200 million to 300 million. Over the same period, the number of active-duty armed forces has fallen approximately 50...