Thursday, November 10, 2005

Armistice Day

LOCAL CONTACT: Grant E. Remington, President, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72

Armistice Day Observance
Date: November 11, 2005

Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Armistice Day, the truce ending the First World War came at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The world celebrated, and called it "Peace Day" to honor military veterans and the peace they secured.

November 11th became Armistice Day, a day that in 1926 the Congress proclaimed “…it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…” A legal federal holiday was established in 1938, and in 1954 Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day.

On this November 11th, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72 (Oregon Chapter) will not be marching in any parade. They will not be standing in a crowd of veterans and their families and friends, listening to the same speeches that have been given too many times. Instead, they will be gathered in observance of Armistice Day and reflecting on how it was co-opted from a day ”…designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations;…” to one of a celebration of militarism. They will be following President Eisenhower’s call to “… reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace…”, gathered together away from the drums and brass bands, away from the flyovers of the F15s, away from the reminders of the lies that have caused so much pain and suffering for naught.

All Oregonians are welcome and encouraged to join in a Peace Circle with Veterans for Peace at Pioneer Courthouse Square at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to share in stories, observations, and solemn observance to honor sacrifices of the World's veterans by embracing the goal of Peace for all the Peoples of the World.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Musings From Dah Valley

Yeah, THAT valley. Onto the muse.

1) A few weeks ago, MY Sacto City Council had the balls and the p . . . er, estrogen and testosterone, to pass a proclamation demanding the exit of our troops from Iraq.

Now, if that ain't muse nooze, nuttin is from THIS godforsaken . . . .

And for their efforts? Hate emails, mostly from out of state, threatening them with death and the death and injury of their families, too.

Such is politics.

Sacto, like Dah Cruz!!! Once only, in a few millineums. I'll take it.

2) Once there were 8 propositions (n they kept Martin up all night for weeks). Then, there weren't.

Although I miss the one I voted for (79), I support the results and smell the winds of change fanning thruout the state.

Unless, that's just a tsunami of the air created by Herr ReichSchwantza from too much Hot Dog N Sourkraut, exiting from his exit wound . . . . where the sun don't shine.

Just like Fernwood Holler.

Where the sun comes up, about 10 in the morning, and the sun goes down, just about 3 in the day.
N ya fill yer cup, from whatever bitter brew yer drinking.

N then, ya go play forest golf. :GRIN:

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Perhaps A Bit Jaded For You YOUNG Pups

But, this was a pinnacle.

I wasn't there, only 16 at the time, and hadn't yet seen The Dead except for in Speedway Meadows once. That was Summer of '68, and they kicked crap outta Cream Puff War at full speed.

Anyhoots, the pics are kewl . . . check out what I think is Neal Young on the right side of the band posing shot . . . .

Lovelight. Truly an epic production. Pigpen, gone so soon, so too early.

Europe '72 still rocks and rings true, live outta the Pyramids, with The Sphinx as an echo chamber. That Owsley could mix sound like he mixed lysergicdiathalimide. ;-)

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Back to where it all started, the land of Brown v. Board Of Ed (Kansas).

Dorothy would NEVER have gone back home if she knew.

Anyone wanna practice gene splicing on twisted dna pairs?

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