Friday, February 29, 2008

From San Diego

Hi Scarlet,
Jeff, Dave and I got out early yesterday morning and posted a lot of my newest signs, mostly on freeway overpasses and pedestrian walkways. We covered the 5, 8, 15 and 163 freeways. I even managed to get a few signs in Spanish painted and posted in South Bay. I'm attaching a few pics and thought you might use some of the quotes below. The Quiver shot was taken Saturday in my back yard.
Peace, Kate
"Speak out, you got to speak out against the madness
Speak your mind, if you dare."
Long Time Gone - Crosby, Stills & Nash

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
-William James

"Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen." -Mort Sahl

"To announce that there must be NO criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is MORALLY treasonable to the American public." -Theodore Roosevelt (Nov 1918)
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face! It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"
George W. Bush, December, 2005

They're sending soldiers to distant places
X's and O's on someone's drawing board
Like green and plastic, with human faces
And they want to tell you it's a merciful sword
Our Deliverance – Indigo Girls

"Militancy and greed cannot become the defining images of a new century that began with much hope. We must refocus our energy on promoting the values of democracy, accountability, broad-based government, and institutions that can respond to people's very real and very urgent needs." -Benazir Bhutto

"There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go, no one may follow...
That path is for your steps alone."
Ripple - Grateful Dead

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mostly Sacramento

Latest update from DuPage County

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread." -Anatole France

"The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence." -Adolf Hitler

"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been.'" -Whittier

"All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies." - Dr. Arbuthnot

"My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
but ah, my foes and oh, my friends -
it gives a lovely light!"
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Monday, February 18, 2008

Los Angeles

by the inimitable Prince Myshkins

Once again we hear the word “precision” from people who think bombs can be precise. We hear “the price of fighting terrorism” from people who don’t have to pay that price. We see a cloud where there should be a college. We see a reservoir reduced to soil. And though they now admit that the marketplace was hit, they didn’t hit the Ministry of Oil.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


This was spotted next to a freeway in the Detroit area. Not sure if they mean the chimpster or this guy. Probably both.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

from Coleen in Minneapolis

The photo above is of our latest Sunday morning vigil message. You can’t see it but the back side of the banner (the orange side) says “Close Guantanamo”. And no, we didn’t try to replicate Huckabee’s floating cross idea. It just so happens that it’s on a church that’s actually some distance away in the background. But it does fit well for the Sunday morning reflection, huh?

Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Ryback was so impressed, he actually stopped last Sunday and complimented our efforts.

If Attorney General Mukasey is any indication, this and our other one “Would Jesus waterboard?” are tough to answer. So this is a reminder that we’ll be asking Twin Cities motorists to reflect again this weekend on these hard questions on the 40th St pedestrian overpass over 8 lanes of 35W.

And speaking of torture, Tom Maertens, a former counter-terrorism official in the State Dept., and I finally got our op-ed The products of torture? Degradation, lousy evidence published in the St Paul Newspaper today. It’s actually not that tough a question. -Coleen R.