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    Friday, April 06, 2007

    Virtual Town Meeting

    Join MoveOn.org's Virtual Town Hall: Iraq

    MoveOn.org is organizing three “Virtual Town Halls” to hear from 2008 Presidential candidates on the issues MoveOn members say are most important: Iraq, health care, and energy. On April 10th, we're focusing on Iraq.

    Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, and Joe Biden will answer questions from you in the first of three unprecedented virtual town hall meetings.

    Ask the presidential candidates the tough questions about their Iraq plans! The mass media won't be filtering our questions or filtering the answers—-MoveOn.org will be connecting candidates directly to the people.

    Right after the virtual town hall meeting, MoveOn will survey our members to see which candidate they believe will do the best job of leading us out of the war in Iraq. We will also let MoveOn members know how they can get involved with the candidate of their choice.

    Join a Virtual Town Hall house party near you or sign up to host your own.

    Here is a one-page background document with more information:
    http://pol.moveon.org/iraqtownhall/onepager.doc

    I'd love to hear what you think of the event when it's over, so come back and let me know! :D

    2 comments:

    Winged Hussar 1683 said...

    Re: "I'd love to hear what you think of the event when it's over," it seems that MoveOn forgot to tell you some things before it started.

    In 2005, MoveOn.org published a derogatory picture of Pope Benedict waving a gavel outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The theme was identital to Thomas Nast's "The Catholics are taking over America" cartoons of the 19th century. (Google on "MoveOn.org" and "Pope Benedict" in image searches to see this Catholic-bashing cartoon, mostly yellow in color.)

    Until it was taken down in disgrace in September 2006, MoveOn's Action Forum, with the full knowledge and approval of the moderators who were exercising editorial control over it, served as a platform for anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and anti-Evangelical hate speech, with prominent (Republican) African-Americans being denounced as "house slaves." "Jew" was used as an epithet, primarily for Democratic members of Congress like Joe Lieberman and Tom Lantos. Google on "MoveOn.org" and "Jew Lieberman" ("Jew," not "Joe") and you will see some examples.

    Furthermore, MoveOn's own credibility is totally shot as far as "ending the war" goes. Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan says it fabricated a poll that misrepresented its members' views, and that Eli Pariser is a "wannabee power broker." Does MoveOn exist to serve its 3.2 million rank and file members, or the ambitions of Eli Pariser?

    Whimspiration said...

    I was not aware that MoveOn.org had participated in these particular uscrupulus(sp?) acts (and I've been a member since the beginning, so if this is a fact, it was either well-hidden since it's first inception, or it was posted by a member in their free speech forums, where individuals (not MoveOn.org) are responsible for their own actions and words.)

    I do know that they have been annoying even their owm membership for the last several years by succepting us to repeated advertisements for their various phone and cell-phone plans and services, as well as calling the heck out of us at any major election where they have a stake in things. Yes, they can be annoying and persistent, I know, and thanks for the extra info, I'll have to look it up.

    However, the majority of the things they do are with good cause and with good hearts, so I'll happily stay with them untill they do something monumentally idiotic instead of things that are just mildly insulting or annoying.

    Anyway, The Virtual Town Hall is one of many good things that MoveOn.org is doing, and I plan to be a part of it. :D