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Sunday, July 27, 2008

March to Bridge Collapse Site

I think it would be nice to march from the Xcel Energy Center to the Bridge Collapse Site. It is over 8 miles and would take about 5 hours, but it would symbolize the act of "walking away from the king" as described by David Korten in "The Great Turning" and it would call attention to Governor Pawlenty's overridden veto of the bridge repair legislation. It might also resolve the conflicts with the city. At the collapse site there could be a number of prominent featured speakers.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cynthia and Rosa on Dem Now today

First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

McKinney - Clemente !

My trip to Chicago

I just got back from Chicago Monday, and spent most of the day after work Tuesday sleeping. I was there for our national convention, and for visiting relatives and sightseeing.

The main news is that we nominated Cynthia McKinney, and her running mate is Rosa Clemente. Here are some links, though they may not stay current…


I had a great time staying with Cousin Scott in Libertyville, and Cousin Carolyn, who lives in a Chicago duplex with my other cousin David and his family. On Friday they had a block party and I got to meet some of their neighbors. After the convention my Aunt and Uncle hosted a potluck dinner in Wilmette, where we had four of their six children and their families, plus Scott and Carolyn. Cousin Stewart had a laptop with slides from his trip to Mongolia, and afterward we had a dazzling light show. One of the activists I met at the convention, Marcia Bernsten, knows my Uncle Bob, who was Executive Director for Citizens for a Nuclear Overkill Moratorium, and well-known to many Chicago-area activists.

I appreciated Chicago’s mass transit, system, and used the Metra, L, CTA bus, taxi, and even water taxi to get around. (I got there using the Megabus.) Sightseeing included Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Lakefront Trail, and Buckingham Fountain.

Restaurants included Firkin (enjoyed Belgian beer with Scott), Liberty, Corner Bakery, Miller’s Pub, Bobbie’s (wrong spelling – Farheen’s uncle’s restaurant – excellent India cuisine – our delegation took the L), Carmen’s pizza, Starbucks, and Einstein bagels.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Greg, Cynthia, and Allan

Greg Gerritt, Cynthia McKinney, and Allan Hancock. I served with Greg on the Presidential Campaign Support Committee, and I petitioned to get Allan on the ballot for state representative.