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Madame Speaker
Did you realize that for the first time in our history, tonight, a President will start his State of the Union speech with the worlds "Madame Speaker" as opposed to "Mr. Speaker?"

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Posted on Tue, 23 January 2007 01:58 by Ava
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Hours before SOTU, Bush approval drops 28%
Hours before State of Union, Bush approval drops to low of 28 percent

RawStory: On the day of his State of the Union speech, President Bush's approval rating has dropped to a new low of twenty-eight percent, and sixty-four percent "disapprove of the way he's handling his job," according to CBS News.

"Two-thirds of Americans remain opposed to the president's plan for sending more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq roughly the same number as after Mr. Bush announced the plan," CBS News reports. "And 72 percent believe he should seek congressional approval for the troop increase."


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Posted on Tue, 23 January 2007 01:54 by Ava
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Radio interview today

Today I'll be a guest on "Inside Auburn". The show airs on WAUD Auburn 1230 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm(CST). I'll be coming on the show sometime around 12:30. Alabama listeners can tune in to listen and I'll try to put up audio of the the interview later.

Inside Auburn: http://www.waudradio.com/Inside_Auburn.htm
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Posted on Mon, 22 January 2007 08:40 by Ava
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Tell Congress: No Funding for Escalation
Via John Edwards:

Speaking to the nation Wednesday night, President Bush adopted the McCain Doctrine and announced his plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. That is a grave mistake.

The president's decision is wrong for Iraq and wrong for America -- and it's time for the new Congress to stop Bush from stubbornly pursuing his failed strategy in Iraq. They should make it clear to the president that he will not get any money to put more of our troops in harm's way until he provides a plan to turn responsibility of Iraq over to the Iraqi people and to ultimately leave Iraq.

Click here to sign a petition calling on Congress to block funding for Bush's escalation of the war in Iraq.

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Posted on Thu, 11 January 2007 08:54 by Ava
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Bush's Troop Escalation has already begun
Via ABC News:

President Bush's speech may have been scheduled for tonight, but the troop surge in Iraq is already under way.

The "surge" Bush is announced in a prime time speech tonight has already begun. Ninety advance troops from the 82nd Airborne Division arrived in Baghdad Wednesday.

An additional battalion of roughly 800 troops from the same division are expected to arrive in Baghdad on Thursday. Eighty percent of the sectarian violence occurs within a 30-mile radius of Baghdad, so that is where most of the additional troops will be concentrated.



So much for "bipartisan efforts."

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Posted on Wed, 10 January 2007 09:28 by Ava
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TURN ON C-Span NOW!
"The election of 2006 was a call to change - not merely to change the control of Congress, but for a new direction for our country."
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

This is a historic day!!!

The First 100 Hours - Congress returns to work Thursday, with Democrats in charge of both chambers for the first time since 1993. Nancy Pelosi will be the first woman speaker in the history of the House, and immediately begin a 100 legislative-hour agenda. It includes lobbying reform, the minimum wage, Medicare, student loans, and more.

For those without cable watch it online HERE.

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Posted on Thu, 04 January 2007 01:37 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Updates coming tomorrow!
There will be a site update on the headlines tomorrow. Today is the last day of my Holiday vacation, so starting tomorrow I'll be updating the headlines again and I'll also start work on a new video. Happy New Year! Peace to all and take it easy today!

1/2/07 UPDATE: As promised the headlines have been updated. I've got to go do some schoolwork (trig... bleh!) but this afternoon I will start work on the new video and will hopefully have it up sometime this week.
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Posted on Mon, 01 January 2007 12:52 by Ava
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Happy New Year!!!


It just struck midnight here in 'Bama. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! May this year bring PEACE!
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Posted on Mon, 01 January 2007 01:12 by Ava
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It's New Year's Eve!
Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year's Eve! Happy New Year to all!

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Posted on Sun, 31 December 2006 07:41 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Saddam is Dead
The media is reporting that Saddam Hussein was hanged. According to sources, the execution was videotaped and photographed. CNN is literally foaming from the mouth waiting for the photos and video footage. I don't have the stomach to turn on Fox. I don't feel any safer with Saddam dead. As a matter of fact I feel LESS safe. This is going to kill and injure thousands more of our men and women in the military and even more iraqis. The civil war was bad enough, but now we're just adding fuel to the fire. And before anyone starts ranting and raving about how evil Saddam is realize that I'm not saying he shouldn't have been punished by life in a high security prison. I'm just a very strong advocate against the death penalty, ESPECIALLY inhumane death penalties like hanging.

Oh and by the way - Now that Saddam is gone can we finally get our soldiers the heck out of there and bring them home alive?

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Posted on Sat, 30 December 2006 12:28 by Ava
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John Edwards announces run

We were big supporters of Edwards in '04 and I still believe that had we elected him in the primary he would be President right now.

WASHINGTON - Two years after his hopes for a Democratic takeover of the White House were narrowly dashed, former vice presidential nominee John Edwards said Thursday that he is making another run at the presidency. Edwards - who is calling for cuts in poverty, global warming and troops in Iraq - scheduled his kickoff in New Orleans, still devastated from last year's Hurricane Katrina. He chose the site to highlight his signature concern of the economic disparity that divides America. "I'm here to announce I'm a candidate for president of the United States,” Edwards told NBC's "Today Show" Thursday, one of three back-to-back interviews by the candidate on morning news shows. "I've reached my own conclusion this is the best way to serve my country." Edwards said the difference between his message to voters in 2004 and his 2008 presidential bid is that, "I've learned since the last campaign that it's great to identify a problem ... but the way you change things is by taking action." In his message to supporters, Edwards listed five priorities to change America. Among them: "Guaranteeing health care for every single American," "Strengthening our middle class and ending the shame of poverty," "Leading the fight against global warming," and "Getting America and the world to break our addiction to oil."

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16377918/
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Posted on Thu, 28 December 2006 04:42 by Ava
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If at first you don't succeed, try again!
I am re-entering PTC in the huffingtonpost contagious festival. The PTC entry isn't up yet because it has to be approved by the administrator (it should be up by tonight) of the Contagious Festival. Here is the link to the entry:
http://peacetakescourage.cf.huffingtonpost.com

Help me win this time by passing the link around as soon as it goes live.
Right now I have two animations hosted over there. "3" Years and "Ashamed."

If at first you don't succeed, try again!

EDIT: The enty is up now!

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Posted on Sat, 01 April 2006 03:44 by Ava
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The "Good News" from Iraq
According to George Bush the media has it all wrong when it comes to the the war in Iraq.

Bush on March 20
quote:

"The kind of progress that we and the Iraqi people are making in places like Tal Afar is not easy to capture in a short clip on the evening news. Footage of children playing, or shops opening, and people resuming their normal lives will never be as dramatic as the footage of an IED explosion, or the destruction of a mosque, or soldiers and civilians being killed or injured."



That same town that Bush singled out by as a success story and an example of the "good news" from Iraq was last night the scene of a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 people and wounded 20 others.

quote:

"Forty people have been killed and 20 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of candidates waiting at the army recruitment centre," an Interior Ministry official said.
Link



According to morgue officials in Iraq 30 to 40 mutilated bodies are showing up in the streets of Iraq DAILY.
quote:

Amid rising sectarian violence, with dozens of mutilated bodies turning up daily at the city morgue, there has also been a spate of attacks and robberies by uniformed raiders on stores, money-changers and other businesses this week.
On Monday and Tuesday, a total of 35 people were abducted in four attacks, including two on electronics dealers and one on a money-changer where the attackers also stole $50,000.
The fate of those victims is unknown. The dead in Wednesday's attack in the affluent Mansour district of western Baghdad included three women.
Around 30-40 bodies, many shot in the head and showing signs of torture, are being found on the streets of the capital every day, morgue officials say.
Link



When will President Bush finally realize that the only good news about Iraq would be the news of an exit strategy?
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Posted on Wed, 29 March 2006 10:14 by Ava
Posted by Ava


3 YEARS IN IRAQ - A New PeaceTakesCourage Animation
Check out the brand new Peace Takes Courage animation.

www.PeaceTakesCourage.com/3years.html

The animation is named "3 Years" and it's a little over 3 minutes long. Because the animation is longer than most the file sizer is larger(4MB). I hope ya'll like it and as always I would love to hear your comments and suggestions. If you do like the animation help get it out there by sending the link around or posting it on your blog.
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Posted on Sat, 25 March 2006 04:16 by Ava
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New Wallpaper: Stealing Our Democracy
Here is the newest wallpaper from PeaceTakesCourage. As always, let me know what you think!



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Posted on Wed, 22 March 2006 10:11 by Ava

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