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The Granny Brigade September 9, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Animal Videos, Photography, Politics.
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grannybettyblog.jpgI recently met Betty (pictured on the left), one of the arrested ‘grannies’ from The Granny Brigade. She came to the Central Park Zoo (on her walker) as part of the team from NYC Council Woman Rosie Mendez’ tour. We met, laughed and had one heck of a zoo tour together. She is on the march once again today headed over the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the ongoing debacle in Iraq.  Just what is the Granny Brigade? From their website: When a group of women ages 59 to 91, many of us grandmothers, tried to enlist in the United States military on October 17, 2005 The Granny Peace Brigade was born. We asked to enlist in order to replace grandchildren who had been deployed in Iraq unnecessarily. However, we were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. After a six-day trial, we were acquitted, which affirmed the legality of non-violent protest. That was the beginning. Check out their site and see what else they are up to in the coming days.

–  Rachel Maddow on Fred Thompson – To win the Republican nomination, new candidate Fred Thompson needs to overcome a number of serious challenges. How will he convince voters to overlook his lobbyist past, equivocal stance on abortion rights, lack of miliary service, atypical family values, etc.? Answer: Raw Sex Appeal. (Very Raw.) Check out the funny video.

–  For those not on my zoo photo list check out last week’s visit to the Bronx Zoo. It was filled with great surprises including Flamingo chicks, Scarlet Ibis Chicks, always playful gorillas, the growing and active tree kangaroo juvenile and much, much more.

–  The adorable and fabulous Red River Hogs at the Bronx Zoo

–  The real Rudy.

–  Hearing voices? I do. Well, Neuroscientists at UCL and Ghent University have found the brain circuit involved in thinking twice and checking impulsive behaviour. The duo discovered that an area in the fronto-median cortex of the brain is activated when you begin to think ‘I’m not going to go through with this’ and stop yourself doing what you were about to do.

–  Watch a very hungry Scarlet Ibis Chick getting fed by its attentive parent at the Bronx Zoo.

–  WE ARE FINALLY UNDER 500 DAYS TO GO! WA- HOOOOOOOOOOO!

–  Can you hear me now? If they were spying on me – they were spying on you (and on and on and on).

The F.B.I. cast a much wider net in its terrorism investigations than it has previously acknowledged by relying on telecommunications companies to analyze phone-call patterns of the associates of Americans who had come under suspicion, according to newly obtained bureau records. The documents indicate that the Federal Bureau of Investigation used secret demands for records to obtain data not only on individuals it saw as targets but also details on their “community of interest” — the network of people that the target was in contact with. The bureau stopped the practice early this year in part because of broader questions raised about its aggressive use of the records demands, which are known as national security letters, officials said.

–  Senator Chuck Hagel, one of the few moderate Repugnant voices will not be seeking re-election in 2008. What does this mean? It means that he probably wants to earn a pot full of money as one of the talking heads on TV and not have to be a part of the DC insanity anymore.

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1. BETTY - September 22, 2007

THANK YOU- KEEP ON – YOU PUT IT NICELY- “INSANITY” IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE DEMACRACTS NEED TO BECOME MORE AGRESSIVE – THAT IS WHAT WE SENT THEM THERE TO DO- PROCTECT THE NAME OF THE U.S.A. – AND NOT LET US DOWN= ELECTION DAY IS COMMING AS IT ALWAYS DOES. HOW EVER THEY ARE ALL READY WORKING ON IT ,TO SEE HOW THEY CAN STEAL IT AGAIN- SO WE MUST WORK EVEN HARDER TO TRY AND KEEP IT SAFE- THIS ADMIRESTON WANTS TO CONTROL THE WORLD- AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING-

2. BETTY - September 22, 2007

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW…. NOW- A LIVE – ALIVE- AND STOP KILLING SO MANNY INNOCENT PEOPLE – THE OIL IS NOT WORTH THE RED OIL- – WHEN THE LAW IS INJUST — THE LAW MUST BE DISOBEYED AND THIS WAR IS ILLEGAL AND UNJUST.. TO ASK A PEOPLE TO DIE, SUFFER AND TOLERATE THE MISEREY THAT COMES WITH ANY WAR. FOR THE PERSONAL GREED, FOR OIL AND MONEY AND POWER.. TO CONTROL THE WORLD-” WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENT” NO, WE WILL NOT BE SILENT”

3. Who Let the Dogs Out? « Lobo’s Rants - September 23, 2007

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