Candidate’s Prememoriae: Since about half of this campaign’s support (and staff) are (surprisingly) inelligable to sign on as petitioners due to suspensions of civil liberties recieved as bonus pain with felony convictions, i hereby pass the following down the block…
From: Thousand Kites
Date: Dec 4, 2007 11:34 AM
Dear Citizen J,
The Thousand Kites Team would like to ask for your support for a special radio project called Calls from Home. Calls from Home is a simple project. We open our recording studio’s toll-free number from 3-11pm on December 11th and record calls from prisoner families and supporters from across the country.
We then broadcast the program on over 120 radio stations across the country and bring hundreds of voices (people singing songs, reading poems, and speaking from the heart) to hundreds of thousands of prisoners. We need your help in spreading the word and making the program as strong as possible. Here is how you can help us.
– Call in to the show on Dec. 11th from 3-11pm eastern time. Call toll free at 888-396-1208 and the Thousand Kites team will be there to take your call. We usually just say “Caller, you’re on the air, who would you like to send a message to tonight?”
– If you want to call a message in right now you can call our answering machine at 877-518-0606.
– Spread the word to other people. Please pass this on and ask other folks to get involved. You can learn more at our website at www.thousandkites.org
– After the show is recorded we put it up for free downloads. Download it and get it played our your local community radio station, play a section at a meeting, get it played at a church, class, or even in a prison and hold a discussion about incarceration in the United States.
Finally, help us spread the word on My Space. Please re-post this to your friends.
Thousand Kites Team
To be pedantically Kantian about it, our Hero of The Age (Of Reason) is STILL Sri Thomas Paine, World Citizen Pretend and Shit-Stirrer Excelsior. Paine spent time in multiple prisons thanks to his propensity to speak Truth to Power, championing Democracy and secular egalitarian reform. To know his story is to know the history of the Amero-Anglican Schism known as The Revolutionary War; and thus understand why he languished in that Death Row Castle and Deepest of Holes, the Bastille, while the new Nation he helped create ignored his plight and betrayed his work.
Bring The Paine
Modern bellwether, Sri Abbie Hoffman, knew the sting of Authority’s ire well.
Steal This Movie!
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Any thing else i have for allzy’all at this point would be distressing and depressing and generally de-progressing.
So here’s some funny guys.
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If you watch both playlists en totale, you’ll note that both comedians tell jokes involving inter-species sex between primates. I think that’s a clue.