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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Friday, September 24, 2004

ohio bound - entering nevada

everyone must be doing such a fabulous job in nevada - from the california border until the first rest stop, about 100 miles into nevada, we've received only positive responses to the truck!!! at least 10 yeahs, hand clapping, shouts w/peace symbols! i think all the voter reg drives have been so successful!!!! one of the last times i passed thru nevada about 2 1/2 months ago, it was 2 yeahs to 2 f.u.'s during this same distance!!!! this is progress! yeah -keep it up!
btw, california ended up with 74 yeahs!!!! 4 no's, and 4 f.u.'s!
rae & i decided to read the book of revelations, which rae just happens to have brought w/her! when we do our video "what is christian re:bush?", several folks have chosen to 'quote' from this book so we need to brush up our revelations - poor choice for twilight reading & truck stop camping! good nite! same

ohio bound - day 1

spending the past 5 days in california, i met lots of discouraged folks: californians who believe the middle of the country is going to drag us all down to bush. DON'T listen to those polls - they're WRONG! my poll is more accurate - MANY more positive, kerry supporters than the negative bush supporters - consistently ALL across the country! the bush supporters just own the media, are violent in their support for bush (after all, they promote killing to get what they want), and are willing to do anything to win. so it just means we have to work harder. we CAN do it, we WILL do it.
so now we're on the road again - rae has decided to return w/me to ohio to help register voters - yeah!
before we even got out of the bay area, we were stopped by california state police! officer root tries to find something to give me a ticket for: he claims he stopped my truck (in the middle of hundreds of thousands of vehicles jammed on i80east) because i didn't pull into the weigh station. i told him about the one time i did pull into the weigh station, the male officer there made me feel like a fool. he told me my truck was too small & that if i owned my truck & was hauling my own things, i didn't need to stop. officer root begins to examine my truck: he circles the truck kicking all 6 of my tires, has me flash my lights, blinkers, & then rocks the truck. when i tell him i take good care of my truck, he (probably) rolls his eyes behind his dark sunglasses as he peers pointly in the direction of my "imprison bush" paint job & says flipantly 'yeah, i can see that'. then he stands in front of the truck & begins jabbing his finger on the windshield at the sage i have lying on the dash: "what is that?" he demands leaning around the corner of the passenger's side door. "sage" rae & i answer in unison. "what's that for?" he continues. i want to say 'warding off evil spirits' but i say "good karma". "oh", he nods knowingly, "yeah, karma". he tries one last thing: "who's paying you to take this trip?" when i tell him i'm volunteering so we can register voters, he asks if rae is my assistant....... HIS assistant, after asking us for those yellow or red-white-&-blue ribbons to stick on her vehicle, writes up only a warning, no ticket this time! the officer root comes back to instruct me on how to enter the freeway & for us "girls to have a safe trip" - urrggghhh.
but we've collected almost 30 yeahs already & not one negative - LOVE california bay area! peace, sam


That's me, on the road as usual!