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Thursday, May 11, 2006

There's A Bunch Of "MOTHERS" In Washington, D.C.

I was born on Mother's Day. This Sunday - Mother's Day - is my 56th birthday as well. So I feel that I am doubly entitled to alter the words to that old parlor song, "MOTHER". Click here and scroll down to listen to the old melody and hum along. Then, when you've got the tune to the chorus mastered insert the following lyrics:

M- is for the Murders they've committed
O - is for this Oil-induced war
T - is for the Torture they've permitted
H - is for the Halliburton whores
E - is for Exxon Mobile's profits
R - stands for Republican deceit

Put them all together and they spell MOTHER
It's time to send them packing in defeat!

Here are some suggestions for alternative Mother's Day gifts of the Anti-War variety:

FLOWER POWER - Honor the mothers of the fallen with roses in Washington, D.C. during a 24-hr. vigil to honor the dead and demand an end to the war. It's $3 per rose. I sent $15 in honor of my Mother's Day birthday. To Share a rose, Click here

ANTI-WAR MUSIC - Order your Mom (or yourself) an anti-war CD!

How about Neil Youngs, "Living With War" ?
You can preview his entire new release by clicking here

Or wage peace by purchasing "Take Me Home - A Sampler Of American Artists For Peace" This complitation CD features anti-war songs from 13 artists including Country Joe McDonald and Jesse Colin Young. All proceeds (100%) from this musically diverse anti-war project are being channeled to Veterans For Peace in support of their "Bring Them Home Now" campaign. "Take Me Home" is an enhanced CD. The "Take Me Home" award-winning video by Mark Howard can be viewed on both PC and Mac. To sample a listen of this CD and to order ($15.00) Click here

Please visit the Code Pink link listed in my links column for additional Mother's Day inspiration, activities, and information about the 24-hour Mother's Day vigil in D.C.

I'll be back again on Sunday, May 14th. Until then...
..................Kitchen Window Woman.............................


Blogger Ed said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Like your rendition to M.O.T.H.E.R. My "Mother" had that song on an old 78 when I was a kid so thanks for kind of reminding me of my youth. Oh and Happy Birthday (early I know) hope it's a good one. I celebrate mine 2 days before you and seeing it's on a Friday this year, I plan to celebrate mine as best I can.

8:56 PM  
Blogger MsDemmie said...

Thanks for the ideas .. In the UK our mothers day was weeks ago - it falls before Easter.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday ..............

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

Happy Birthday, KWW!! Enjoy your doubly-special day!!

Now with regards to your Mother's Day suggestions, I offer the following alternatives:

A Letter to President Bush from Iraqi Mothers (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/862293/posts)
As women from Iraq who fled our homeland to escape persecution by Saddam Hussein’s regime, we write to offer our support for your principled leadership...

Relatives of REAL Americans(http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2005/08/pro-war_kin_tak.php) Mothers of soldiers from Fort Hood, whose sons were killed in Iraq, removed their crosses from Camp Casey,(a site "erected by anti-war protesters near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas")and transplanted them at Fort Qualls(another site to show support for American troops in Iraq.)

In His Arms (http://www.time.com/time/potw/2005_viewers_choice/vote.html) Time Magazine's Viewers Choice Photo winner for May 2005 - "a US soldier cradles an Iraqui child fatally wounded by a terrorist car bomb." Extremely maternal!

Send a CD to a Soldier (http://www.patrioticcountry.com/send_a_cd.asp) These CDs will be included in Care Packages and distributed to the troops by the Armed Services YMCA. Your gift will be given to a service-member randomly chosen by the Armed Services YMCA. Thoughtful gifts, reminders of home, and inspirational patriotic music are sure to lift the spirits of active-duty troops. Thanks for showing that you care!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

ED...Happy Birthday to you, too! Good to meet another Taurus! I clicked on your name and was delightfully suprised to see that you had "Wozard of Iz" listed under music. WOW...Another person who knows about "Wozard"!!! I had an 8 track of it back in 1968 and 69. I used to love it! Listening to it was like going on a journey.My husband and I have been searching for a copy for awhile but they are few, far between, and expensive! Have a great B-Day celebration...with many more to follow!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

MSDEMMIE...I didn't know that you celebrated Mother's Day in the UK! I hope that you had a nice one. Thank you for the B-Day wishes. I plan to take it easy as I have been very busy lately. It will be nice just to mellow out while my family does the cooking! Yippeee!

8:00 AM  
Blogger fc said...

Happy birthday... I like the breakdown of MOTHER...

- fc

fatcat politics

Women's Blogosphere

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Arden Eaton said...

Hello, Kitchen Window Woman,
Thank you for linking to the CD I produced, "Take Me Home, a Sampler of American Artists for Peace."
Mother's Day was orginally conceived as a day of peace, so what could be more appropriate than contributing towards waging peace on this special day?
Here is the ORIGINAL Mother's Day Proclamation, written in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe, who was distressed by her experiences of the realities of war:

Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870
by Julia Ward Howe

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

Have a wonderful birthday, and thanks again

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Arden Eaton said...

Oh, I forgot to add:
I love your reworking of the lyrics to "Mother", and would like to spread them around, with your permission. Do you wish to be credited as "Kitchen Window Woman"?

11:59 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

FC...Thanks for the B-Day wishes. Glad you enjoyed "MOTHER" it was bouncing around in my head for a while.

ARDEN EATON...The "Take Me Home" CD arrived in the mail today. My husband, daughter and I sat and listened to it after work. Wow, it is even better in surround sound and the lyrics really hit home about wartime life under this bizzare administration. I am so glad I ordered it and equally happy that the proceeds go to VFP.

I was surprised and delighted to hear from you. I write this blog to do what I can against the Bush regime and the "culture of war" that is destroying American democracy.

I know about Julia Ward Howe Mother's Day Proclaimation and am going to mention it when I write on Sunday. Thanks for sending whole piece. I didn't have a copy.

Go ahead and spread my Mother's lyrics around...the more, the merrier! I would like to be credited as Kitchen Window Woman of "The Dishpan Chronicles".

I hope that "Take Me Home" really takes off. It is an exceptional album. Thanks for the B-day wishes. PEACE

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Coyote said...

Happy Birthday/Mothers day KWW - keep up the good fight!

3:40 AM  
Blogger Darius said...

Listen here, our very own Mister President, and even the Vice President, and even His (if I may - he's quite close to Jesus you know) whole Administration, have already firmly and unflinchingly and unwaveringly told us how this is all working:

In brief:

1. We are making the world safe for Americans and democracy on account of how we are Accomplishing Missions. Just let the Administration tell the generals how to run wars, and keep your hands in your dishpan.

2. What may appear to be a civil war erupting is a few bad apples - remember? Right now it's apple season over there in Iraq, is all.

3. It may look like all the scary countries like North Korea and Iran have started nuking-up like crazy after they noticed that we seem to especially detest evil dicatorships that happen to lack nuclear arsenals. This is pure wuss-liberal propitiationist propaganda. The surest way to make evildoers around the globe cower is our new doctrine of Preemptive War.

It's very sound policy. Say you notice a country that you figure it would be good if America took over. Well, you notice they've got various metal objects, maybe mobile homes or large garbage bins, that for all we know could easlily hold a deadly virus; or maybe they have access to the kind of metal that could one day be used to construct a nuclear weapons facility.

That's when you have Colon Powell, or whoever you've got left that's still up to the job, do a power point demo showing these "facts on the ground" as taken from actual satellites, which always proves whatever point you're making. Our Congressmen, in their infinite wisdom - many are now Christians - sagely nod their heads, and hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to war we go...

3:49 PM  

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