Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I got a lovely email from Bambi, and just had to share it with you (all bolding is mine):
Denise --

All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan, and it's extremely important that folks like you speak up now.

So we've cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform.

All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off a customized flyer and say that reform matters to you.

We'll provide everything you need: the address, phone number, and open hours for the office, information about how the health care crisis affects your state for you to drop off (with the option of adding your personal story), and a step-by-step guide for your visit.

According to our records, you live near Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in Springfield, MO.

Sign up now to visit Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in Springfield this week.

(Not your representative, or think there might be another office that's easier for you to get to? Click here to find a different office.)

As you've probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it's getting ugly. Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can't let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand.

Office Visits for Health Reform are our chance to show that the vast majority of American voters know that the cost of inaction is too high to bear, and strongly support passing health reform in 2009.

Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before. The congressional staff is there to listen, and your opinion as a constituent matters a lot. And if you bring a friend, you'll have more fun and make an even greater impact.

Click below to sign up for an Office Visit for Health Reform:


Wherever you live, these visits matter: Many representatives are pushing hard toward reform, and they are taking a lot of heat from special interests. They deserve our thanks and need our support to continue the fight. But those who are still putting insurance companies and partisan point-scoring ahead of their constituents must know that voters are watching -- and that we expect better.

Earlier this week, the President wrote that "this is the moment our movement was built for" and asked us all to commit to join at least one event this month. This is the way to answer that call, and rise to the challenge of this moment together.

Thank you for going the extra mile when it matters the most,


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America
The nerve of these people! Americans all over the country are trying to let their supposed representatives know they do not want this monstrosity of a death care bill, and not only do the libs denigrate them and claim they are the puppets of the insurance companies and "organized mobs", they put forth their very own "organized counter attack" so the congresscritters don't get confused. They are running scared, people. Get out there and make sure you are heard. Bambi is right; this very well could be the moment this movement was built for. It all started with a tea party, now they're beating people up for expressing their frustration with congress. We cannot give in now, people. We have to get our country back.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Over the past ten days, we lost three members of our extended family. First, my daughter-in-law's brother was killed in an automobile accident; a few days later, my nephew died of a sudden heart attack; and the same day, my husband's aunt passed away, undoubtedly from a nasty attack of evil. (sorry). Then, I heard on the news that the Taco Bell Chihuahua passed away. Enough death already! So I went online to find some funny, only to learn that probably the most famous of all online phideaux had gone home as well.

This is Sunshine "Sunny" Lucas. She belongs to Rachel and Rupert (NHRN). Sunny was a very photogenic phideaux, as you can see. Plus, she liked getting the snacks that always followed getting dressed up. She was also a patriot.

When it came time to battle, she couldn't be stopped. Not by a pit bull jumping on her back, or by green beans or pork snacks, even when flying toward her face.

I know Sunny is in Heaven now, surrounded by her favorite snacks and playing with Digger, who went on before to prepare the way. Sunny you, your pigeon toes and your neckticles will be missed.

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