In the abortion wars that have played out in the last 40+ years, there has hardly been a more impressive voice for choice than Rev. Howard Moody who died on Wednesday at age 91. In this day and age, when we think of clergy or churches in the same thought
No, this is not a gripe with Working Assets exactly. I applied for their card many years ago in the days when I signed up for their long distance service. It was a way to give money I ordinarily would have to spend to an organization that supported progressive causes
It’s hard to know where to begin in talking about what I witnessed and what I felt today when I went into downtown Philly today with Mr. Rev. to see with my own eyes and listen with my ears and my heart to what is happening here and all over
We asked the progressives to take the pledge to not vote for a bill that doesn’t have a strong public option. I’ve got news for them and a new pledge—not for them, for us.
If the final bill has Stupak in it, no more votes, no more volunteering, no more money for any of them.
Jane’s story about being comforted as an eight year old by Teddy Kennedy’s words after her father was urged to find a different church resulting in their moving from Attleboro, MA to Seattle touched me. Parishioners unhappy about their minister taking bold stands is something that most of us in “the business” understand. Though I’m now living in PA, Teddy was my senator for at least 20 years and I couldn’t do just business as usual on my first Sunday back in the pulpit from my summer break. So Teddy and Health Care were on the menu.
I usually begin with a reading or two. All that I said follows (some of it you certainly have already read or heard, but it all goes together so I reapeat it) :
Arlen wants us to trust him because Joe Biden does and Ed Rendell Does
Starting with LGBT panel—Julia Rosen, Pam Spaulding, Michael Wilson, Monique Hoeflinger
It was the summer of 2001. The Operation Rescue people were back with a new name. The play book was the same but it didn’t quite work. I learned a lot about Dr. Tiller’s clinic that week and a lot about who was on which side.
While most here have no love for Snarlin’ Arlen, aka Scrapple, it’s hard to get revved up for Joe because of FISA. We here at FDL love a good fight against the evil doers, but will find it hard to get really stoked on this one—I think.
A couple of years ago Pachacutec and some of the FDL folks tried to get us organized—as organized as firepups can be—in our states and regions. We had googlegroups set up for 44 of the 50 states and there was a goodly list of folks living in PA. Personally I think we need to find one another again.