Thursday, September 18, 2008

GOP (Neo)Con Artists Return to the Original Scene of Their Crime!

If you haven’t heard, they’re back (But not necessarily by popular demand)!

Actually the Palin-McCain phenomenon, brought together only a couple of weeks ago, is already traveling back to the scene of the crime (Minnesota) this Friday, September 19th. And while it’s true that some of us have barely recovered from all of our patriotic marching, rallies, artistic displays and music concerts during that week of the RNC, what I wrote in my letter to the Pioneer Press back then, remains more true than ever, that “Patriots Can’t Stay Home!”.

We don’t have the time to organize any hotdogs or cake this time but we are hoping several of you “WE THE PEOPLE” populist-leaning, Constitution-supporting, grassroots democracy believers will plan to come up to Blaine on Friday morning and help us line the sides of the bike and walking path at the entrance to Key Air’s new hangar at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport, 10188 Radisson Road, with your “End the War” banners and other messages. It appears there is parking in the Blaine soccer field lots that are only a short distance to the airport’s Radisson Road entrance where those with tickets will be allowed in to attend the Palin-McCain appearance. Altho’ the Palin Performance will apparently not begin until noon, seating starts at 9:00 am so that’s when we’ll try and get ourselves the first free, front row seats on the bike path.

If you haven’t seen what true participatory democracy is about in a while, check out the unprecedented numbers and great messages a group of regular coffee-drinking Alaskan women turned out in Anchorage a few days ago: Now this is real dssemocracy! Issue-based real democracy that is the right, duty and privilege of all us average Americans. Not the scripted, tightly controlled, and highly guarded show that many of us witnessed with the RNC in St. Paul.

So come one, come all, with lipstick or not, to 10188 Radisson Road in Blaine at 9 a.m. this Friday, September 19th. Let’s show the Alaskans that we can do democracy here too!