A new Caucus, and a new Place for Peace.

First the group. It’s called the “Out of Iraq Bloggers Caucus” or OOIBC for short. Its sole mission is getting us the hell out of Iraq. It’s a coalition of progressive bloggers from various points left of center; united in our opposition to the war in Iraq. You might want to stop by and check it out. See who’s in the Caucus. It was started by Vern who is connected to Jerilyn’s TalkLeft.com, the great legal blog site for a progressive spin on all the legal news and wranglings of the day.

I was warmly welcomed by Vern and several of the other bloggers in the Caucus. The other night my back as usual was screaming and I couldn’t sleep. So, I wandered over there to check out the blogroll and put up my inaugural post about the Iraq War and what I saw as a current travesty. I saw at the bottom of their blogroll; Willie Nelson’s Peace Research Institute.

I have loved and admired Willie Nelson since I was knee high to my daddy. We always had music on the old player and my dad loved Willie and passed that love on to me. But I digress..

Willie has started something good and patriotic. He and his staff are dedicated to righting the wrongs and seeing Peace come into everyone’s life. They have some lofty noble goals:

The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute believes in the Promise of Peace on Earth in Our Lifetime as the Birthright of Our Global Human Family.

  • Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unconditional Love.
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is the Golden Rule from the Highest Order.
  • Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unyielding Hope.
  • Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts to create positive results.
  • Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unlimited Compassion.
  • Open your heart and make connections to people everywhere and to the world around us.

Willie is having a contest. He has put out a song on the Internets for free called: A Peaceful Solution. He has also released various versions of this song just in case you like different types of music. Something great happened..Other musicians started recording their versions of the song..then people started using it in YouTube videos..and Willie decided to run a contest. He wants everyone to make a video for Peace, or record their own version of the song.

So, I took Willie up on his offer. His folks said they liked my YouTube and asked if they could do a post about me and my views on Peace and post my video. I said ..sure! Because when its all said and done..I pray for Peace. Yes, I surely do. I can be a caustic ol witch..but I want Peace in my lifetime. I believe it’s possible too.

So, if you would like to join Willie’s contest, click here. If you would like to take a gander at the writeup they did about moi and check it out click here. Read what they have to say over there about what they want to do..its worth the few minutes of your life..I promise it will make you smile and fill your heart with a song. If it doesn’t your in need of a vacation my dear reader because your much to cynical if you don’t feel better after visiting the PRI site.

I also have their buttons on the Left Sidebar..they will always be there in case you change your mind 🙂

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About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on July 10, 2007, in A Peaceful Solution, OOIBC, Peace Research Institute, Willie Nelson. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I may have to try this. I have a lot of stuff I could pop together. But first I have to finish the one I’m working on now – should be ready in a say or two – maybe three if I get distracted by things like – oh, I don’t know – LIFE!Thanks for telling me about this, Dusty.

  2. I left you a comment at the Willie Nelson thing. The people over there are going to think I am looney and need medication.

  3. Lazy, I went over and read it..Are you stoned m’dear? 🙂

  4. Congrats for making the big time at Willie’s.

  5. larry, I am not a big fan of blog-whoring,but I am proud of the writeup at PRI. Its a noble cause and one I wish to be a part of.I hope everyone will check out the site. You write for a wonderful site too. I go by often but feel a tad insecure to comment when you have so many great comments that say what I feel already.

  6. Willie is a great man, regardless where he sits on the political spectrum. However: * Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unconditional Love. * Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is the Golden Rule from the Highest Order. * Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unyielding Hope. * Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts to create positive results. * Peace on Earth is possible NOW with Unlimited Compassion. * Open your heart and make connections to people everywhere and to the world around us.I totally agree with that; however, we live in an evil world full of people that hate one another. Hate is not a good thing.Tell the above statements about peace on earth to radical Muslims like al-Qaida. They will kill you unless you convert to their religion.

  7. Steven, don’t take it personal but your fearmongering tactics do not work on people that are informed and read plenty on the topic. Fact is, nothing builds the Al-Qaeda base by BushCo’s nationbuilding for oil.nothing. Al-Qaeda didn’t give two shits about Iraq until we went waltzing in there. We had them almost wiped out in Afghanistan until BushCo decided it needed to weaken our military by invading Iraq..stupid and fuckwitted are the two words that come to mind. If we wanted to depose a horrible despot wtf was wrong with going into Darfur? They have been murdering their own at a rate that far exceeds what Saddam did on his worst tantrum. Is it the color of their skin? They GOT Oil ya know..South Sudan is overwhelmingly rural and black. Less accessible from the north, marginalized under the reign of the Ottoman Turks in the nineteenth century, again under the British overlords during much of the twentieth, and now by Khartoum in the north, South Sudan today is almost devoid of schools, hospitals, and modern infrastructure.They have needed our help for years..they were and are still suffering a genocide we haven’t seen in decades. yet nothing in the MSM and Bush could give two shits. WTF is wrong with this picture?

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