96 hours to make your voice heard loudly

Remember the Dr. Seuss story, Horton Hears a Who ?


In the end of this dramatic action fable of who counts and who doesn't, it wasn't the big men and marches and brass bands who made the Kangaroo gang finally realize what they were about to destroy, it was little Jo-Jo with his yo-yo and his little 'Yopp' who finally added his little voice and saved his entire world.

Today, both Harry Reid and John Edwards have petitions circulating calling on Bush to NOT VETO the funding bill that will be delivered to his desk next week. I'm sure other candidates and groups are circulating petitions, too. Sign every single one that comes to your inbox. You can do it today, tomorrow or sometime this weekend, but sign every one. Send this list a link to other petitions. Send them to your friends. Put links to these petitions on blogs you frequent today. Make it viral.


Be the Jo-Jo.


Find your 'Yopp'.

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verses from Seuss

Ok, I realize that I need more sophisticated training than this, but Horton Hears a Who and The Star-Bellied Sneetches have informed my world view about politics and society since I was a wee small child.

Here is how Horton ends;

Great gusts of loud racket rang high through the air.
They rattled and shook the whole sky! And the Mayor
Called up through the howling mad hullabaloo:
“Hey Horton! Hows this? Is our sound coming through?”

And Horton called back, “I can hear you just fine.
But the kangaroos’ ears aren’t as strong, quite, as mine.
They don’t hear a thing! Are you sure all you boys
Are doing their best? Are they ALL making noise?
Are you sure every Who down in Who-ville is working?
Quick! Look through your town! Is there anyone shirking?”

Through the town rushed the Mayor, From the east to the west.
But everyone seemed to be doing his best.
Everyone seemed to be yapping or yipping!
Everyone seemed to be beeping or bipping!
But it wasn’t enough, all this ruckus and roar!
He HAD to find someone to help him make more.
He raced through each building! He searched floor-to-floor!

And, just as he felt he was getting nowhere,
And almost about to give up in despair,
He suddenly burst through a door and that Mayor
Discovered one shirker! Quite hidden away
In the Fairfax Apartments (Apartment 12-J)
A very small, very small shirker named Jo-Jo
was standing, just standing, and bouncing a Yo-Yo!
Not making a sound! Not a yipp! Not a chirp!
And the Mayor rushed inside and he grabbed the young twerp!

And he climbed with the lad up the Eiffelberg Tower.
“This,” cried the Mayor, “is your towns darkest hour!
The time for all Whos who have blood that is red
To come to the aid of their country!” he said.
“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,
The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, “YOPP!”

And that Yopp…
That one small, extra Yopp put it over!
Finally, at last! From that speck on that clover
Their voices were heard! They rang out clear and clean.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

This is awesome.

Haven't read this to my kids in some time, will have to find it again.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

:) Yeah ... I blame Seuss

for making me the socially conscious progressive Libertarian-leaning Liberal I am today. ;)

Read them lots of Seuss. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Suess rules!

You can't go wrong - great education, while he slips in some very progressive ideals.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi