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  •  With love from (4.00)
    Check out the second to last bullet....

    Saturday Updates:

    ^^Senators are freaking out! They've all turned off their DC phones and their voicemails are full. Let's try their state offices (details coming) and get ready to start calling DC again at 9:00 a.m. on Monday!
    ^^Bush is freaking out! He used his Saturday radio address to demand an "upperdown" vote, exactly 91 days after denying Harriet Miers her "upperdown" vote! Maybe he's reading his hopeless polls?
    ^^The corporate media whores are freaking out!
    ^^Pro-filibuster additions: Paul Sarbanes (#13)
    ^^Three Democratic men told us to go fuck ourselves: Mark Pryor, Ken Salazar, and Kent Conrad. I'm tracking their statements at AlitoTraitorWatch
    ^^20-odd Senators can't figure out what to do. With a hat-tip to Josh Marshall, I'm calling them the "Clueless Caucus" and tracking their statements at AlitoWaffleWatch
    ^^Read these great blogs from BuzzFlash, John Nichols, Huffington Post and BradBlog. And for off-topic fun, don't miss Bob Geiger's Saturday Cartoons.
    ^^Through Vatican spokesman Cardinal Armando, Pope Markos I blessed the Kossack peasant uprising, and there is much joy in KosVille!
    ^^Watch the Young Turks filibuster.

    If it talks like an R, VOTES like an R, it is an R - even if it has a D after its name.

    by dkmich on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 11:55:52 AM PST

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    •  2nd to last bullet NOT TO BE MISSED!!! (4.00)

      LetsFight. re handle: Fight the radical right is the sentiment!

      by letsfight on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 11:59:19 AM PST

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      •  Heavy Artillery for the filibuster fight (none)
        On a weekend, you may have difficulty reaching a real live person with whom to talk when you call the various senators' offices, but you can always reach their fax machines!

        Here is a flyer (in PDF form) that should be faxed to senators who are still sitting on the fence. click on the graphic at left, or go to this diary for more information.

        Keep up the fight! We must not lose this one!

        Conservatives are engaged in one of the oldest exercises in moral philosophy: the search for a superior justification of selfishness.-- John Galbraith (roughly)

        by Dan Hrkman on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 12:23:46 PM PST

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    •  This is what they sent me... (4.00)

      At the start of the day, only Dick Durbin and Debbie Stabenow supported Kerry and Kennedy. Just before noon, Hillary Clinton's office called to say she supported us. Then Harry Reid came on board, along with Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Ron Wyden, Chris Dodd, and (I think) Chuck Schumer.


      Most importantly, we even picked up Dianne Feinstein, who just yesterday said she opposed a filibuster.


      That's 12 votes for a filibuster - and exactly 12 more votes than we had two days ago!


      I believe we really can stop Alito by Monday at 4:30 p.m. - but here's what we must do.


      1. Ignore the media whores. Karl Rove is feeding them lies as he always does, and they are swallowing those lies as they always do. The only media that matters is the media we are creating right here by calling each Senator and getting a YES or NO statement from them.


      2. Keep calling the Senators who are undecided or opposed to a filibuster. You can call their DC office all weekend and leave polite but firm voicemails urging the Senators to support Kerry's filibuster. When offices open on Monday 9 a.m. ET, make another round of calls. Let's shut down the Capitol switchboard on Monday!



      3. Call the DNC (202-863-8000) and the DSCC (202-224-2447) and tell them your 2006 contributions will depend on the success of the Alito filibuster. Tell them they need to get every Democratic Senator on board.


      4. Wake up the sleeping bloggers. Where are the biggest blogs, including,,, and (Complaining about how Democrats played last week won't cut it -we're in the Super Bowl and we can win this damn game if we get Democrats to play their best game on Monday - and hopefully the rest of this coming week.) Thanks to Agonist, BobGeiger, BradBlog, BuzzFlash, CultureKitchen, The Democratic Daily, DemocraticUnderground, Eschaton, Firedoglake, Mahablog, MakeThemAccountable, Mark Crispin Miller, NewsDissector, PoliticalWire, RudePundit, Vichy Democrats and everyone else who's plugging this.


      5. Lend a hand to real-world groups like NOW, People for the American Way, Feminist Majority, Backbone Campaign, Moveon, Planned Parenthood, Progressive Democrats of America, and Working Assets Long Distance, which have worked tirelessly for two months to Stop Alito.


      6. Call talk shows like Air America, C-SPAN, etc. and talk about what we're doing on this blog and how we're killing ourselves to stop Alito - and how we can win if everyone who cares about the future of our Democracy joins us.


      7. Keep hope alive - because American Democracy is worth it!!!

      Although they're getting pretty haughty and gloaty over at RedState - It doesn't look like the Dems are anywhere near giving up the ghost yet.


      • - it is easy, costs a few cents but ? (none)
        Just now - 821 EST - I couldn't get through on any of the DNC lines (all mailboxes full) but I did manage to leave a message on the DSCC voicemail.

        In my particular case, I was very clear about while not be a registered democrat, I have given thousands of dollars to various Democratic campaigns in the past - and I will NEVER give another dime to anyone who doesn't support this filibuster.

        I have faxes or emailed Byrd, Bayh, Milkulski, Lieberman and Salazar (I spend as much time as possible in CO) ... I will send some more faxes tomorrow. I used efax - where I can fax right from my computer - it costs a few cents - but SO WHAT.... - it makes it very easy to type an email that is turned into a fax with the fax number as the address.  I tried Harkin in DC but got unsuccessful transmission - maybe out of paper?

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