Subject: I'm the "Most Effective Congressman," So I'm Under Attack
We've heard a lot about this whole "social networking" thing.
Apparently, some guy named Mark Zuckerberg has done well with it. So
we'd like to do a little social networking experiment today, with your
Below is a note that we've been disseminating this week to the poor lost
souls who are not yet on our e-mail distribution list. These are
people who don't experience the sheer joy, the tingly pleasure, of
seeing the name "Grayson" in their inboxes on a regular basis. It's our
way of introducing Team Grayson to them.
You can add a personal note, if you want, like this: "That Grayson
dude, he is the cat's pajamas. He's the bee's knees." Or,
alternatively, you can say something that some human being actually has
said during the last 80 years.
And here's something neat: You can forward it to your entire address
list. We didn't know how to do that ourselves, until we looked it up.
Once you master this skill, you can send everyone in your life
everything you want. That funny picture of a dog kissing a baby. Your
favorite recipe for meth. Whatever. It's like Twitter, except without
And let me tell you something: you pay a price for that.
I was elected to Congress in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, what Hillary
Clinton called "the vast right-wing conspiracy" saw what I could
accomplish, as a freshman. So they mobilized to defeat me. The
"independent expenditures" (a/k/a "sewer money") against me reached $5.5
million - at that time, the most sewer money that had ever been spend in a House race, anywhere, ever. Four million dollars of that came from the deep pockets of the right-wing Koch Brothers alone. And they did beat me in 2010.
And whenever I'm the subject on Faux News or hate radio, what Bill Clinton called "the politics of personal destruction"
seems to reach new heights. Recently, on Fox News, former Rep. Allen
West said that he "prays" for my defeat this year. Hate-meister Bill
O'Reilly called me "crazy" and "unbalanced." Hate-meister Mark Levin
called me a "circus clown." Hate-meister Sean Hannity smeared me by
falsely claiming that I had invited a "designated Al Qaeda terrorist" to
brief Congress. Hate-meister "Joe the Plumber" (remember him?) called
me a "piece of nose slime" and a "dreg of society."
When Senator (now Secretary) John Kerry was the Democratic candidate for
President, this type of personal vilification was called
"swift-boating." Well, I'm not just being swift-boated. I'm not just
being swift-flotilla'ed. I'm being swift-armada'ed.
[The only Senator, out of 100, was Bernie Sanders (I-VT). And the only
Presidential candidate, God help us all, was Michele Bachmann.]
I can't turn to the lobbyists and the PACs and the multinational
corporations and the millionaires and the billionaires for campaign
support. They would love to be able to buy me, but I'm not for sale.
And therefore, I have only one person to whom I can turn for help.
More than 100,000 people have contributed to our campaign. You may even
be one of them. That's great, and I'm grateful. But that's not enough
to counter $5 million. If you haven't contributed today already, then I
need you to do that now.
It been a bit and a long journey from then till now. BUT I am back! I want to thank the other co-writers for the love and dedication.. Thank you John-Michael an Thank you Spooky..I love u guys and am soooo grateful for you both.
the last 18 years I have had the great privilege of visiting many of
the communities and individuals working to end – or prevent -
fluoridation in their communities. I can state without hesitation that
we have a fantastic worldwide movement of people fighting this unethical
and reckless practice. But for many citizens, decision-makers and the
media this movement is invisible beyond local actions, which are often
Thus starting now we would like to make this movement more visible by forming the Worldwide Alliance to End Fluoridation.
Thus we would invite your group to add its name (and contact details) to the founding members listed below. Please return to email@example.com.
this Alliance imposes no new obligations on you. Please carry on with
what you are doing - but with the knowledge that you will be visibly
part of a larger movement around the world. Hopefully, by doing so it
will help you to feel less lonely and marginalized in your efforts and
give each one of us a greater feeling of unity and strength. Together we
will win this battle not just locally but everywhere. FAN will continue to do everything we can to help you in your local efforts especially via our webpage FluorideAlert.org.
Signing onto the Alliance statement makes you a member and entitles you to add the statement Founding Member of the Worldwide Alliance to End Fluoridation at the end of your letterhead and leaflets. Other
than this we request that you do not make any statement in the name of
the Alliance. All the statements and activities you organize you should
do only in your group's name. However, from time to time we at FAN might
circulate some suggested action or statement that your group may choose
to join or endorse. If
you are an individual concerned about this practice then we urge you to
form a group. We suggest you start with friends and other colleagues
and when you have a small nucleus organize a small meeting to attract
others. If you can't think of a name we suggest either (Town name) Citizens for Safe Water or Fluoride Free (Town Name). Please contact our campaign manager Stuart Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help doing this.
The Membership statement:
Worldwide Alliance to End Fluoridation
following groups working to end water fluoridation in their local
communities, states or countries, are uniting to end fluoridation
worldwide. By uniting in this way we will show to the public, the media
and decision makers the depth and breadth of this movement across the
world. While hugely outspent by government agencies, the dental lobby
and industrial interests, local groups opposing this practice are
securing important victories largely because the science and the ethics
are on our side (see the supporting document). We need to share these
local victories and give moral and practical support to those still
struggling. Working together we have a better chance to defeat this
practice worldwide. We will win – one open mind at a time – because:
Water fluoridation is unethical, unnatural, unsafe, unproven and unnecessary.
(Please add the name of your group, town, state, name of contact and
email address and phone number and street address - NOTE: your phone
number and street address will not appear on the list that FAN will post
on our website.)
Please see the supporting document that
provides the basis for these statements (this will be updated from time
to time as more scientific research is published). We are hoping that
you will be able to use this supporting document as a informative
leaflet for the people you are trying to reach.
Thank you for your consideration on this matter and for everything else you are doing to end this practice.
My name is Bob McIlvaine. My son, Bobby, was murdered on 9/11 along with nearly 3,000 other innocent people.
I am writing you today as a member of NYC CAN and friend of
AE911Truth to ask for your support of the High-Rise Safety Initiative -
a ballot initiative we are sponsoring that will require the City of New
York to launch a new investigation into the destruction of WTC 7.
To put this measure on the ballot, we need to gather 110,000
signatures, and to fund our petition drive we must raise $250,000 by June 1st.
This strategy is not guaranteed to succeed, but it is promising,
and one we must try.
Our petition drive can only go forward if 3,000 people come
together to support the campaign. So far nearly 600 people have donated.