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Peace Action Concert - Labor Day

No Comments 25 August 2005

PEACE ACTION’S FREE CONCERT FOR PEACE - LABOR DAY - MEDIA, PA:

Remember when they said we had to go to war in Iraq because they had weapons of mass destruction and then we said but hey, what about these weapons inspectors on the ground that say that Iraq’s WMD program has been dismantled since the early 90s and then they said TRUST US - WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.

And remember when they said we had to go to war in Iraq because Iraq had a nuclear, oh I’m sorry, NUCULAR program and they were buying yellowcake from Niger and then we said but hey, what about Joseph Wilson, the guy who was actually sent to Niger to check this out, saying that the documents those claims were based on were fraudulent and there was no credible evidence that a program existed and then they said TRUST US - WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.

Hey, and remember when they said we had to go to war in Iraq because Iraq was aiding Al Queda and then we said, um, are you sure? cuz Osama Bin Laden hates Saddam Hussien for having a secular government and because Saddam rebuffed Osama’s desire to use his army in the first gulf war and this is pretty much common knowledge, not to mention common sense, and then they said TRUST US - WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.

Oh, and since we’re on the subject - just a brief aside here - remember Osama Bin Laden? Hey, whatever happened to that guy?

Oh yeah, and remember when they said the Iraqi people are gonna love us, they’ll see us as liberators and welcome us with flowers and candy and then they’ll all come together a form a democracy that will shine as a beacon for the Middle East then we said geez I don’t know, Iraq isn’t really a country in the traditional sense - it was put together by outsiders and what you really have are three groups of people that pretty much hate each other and we kinda think that the second you remove the dictator that they all fear they’re going to be at each other’s throats and it will basically be civil war and they’re probably gonna go after us as well and then they said TRUST US - WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust these guys. Now we’re saying:

Enough.

Enough lies. Enough hubris. Enough arrogance. Enough young men and women dying because a bunch of dumb-shit, wanna be cowboys, think God talks to them and says “I’m on your side, you can not listen to anybody else and just keep fucking things up, I’m with ya.”

We want an end to this ill-advised, ill-conceived, poorly-run war.

We believe the first step is bringing home the men and women of the National Guard, whose real purpose is to be here at home ensuring our homeland security and being available for disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Did you hear that National Guard troops from around the country are being sent to Louisiana and Mississippi? That’s because many of their state’s own National Guard troops are over in Iraq and they are undermanned.

The National Guard are not supposed to be shipped overseas to foreign conflicts. In fact, you may recall during Viet Nam, some people even used their family’s influence to get INTO the National Guard so they wouldn’t have to go to Viet Nam. Dumb-ass wanna be cowboy.

I’m playing a free concert put together by Peace Action on Labor Day to raise awareness and try to bring our National Guard troops back home. Joseph Parsons and John “JF” Francis (Mayer) are playing as well, along with some good folks who can speak on this issue a lot more eloquently than I can. I hope you’ll join us and I hope you’ll add your voice to those who are tied of seeing their loved ones and the loved ones of friends continuing to die for a war we never should have started.

The Recap:
Monday, 9.5.05 - 6:30p
Peace Action’s Free Concert for Peace
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County
145 W Rose Tree Road - Media, PA
www.uucdc.org

Proceeds Benefit the Coalition for Peace Action and the Campaign to End the War.

Featured Artists & Speakers:
Music: Jim Boggia, Joseph Parsons, John Francis and his Band
Speakers: Patrick Resta, Iraq Vets Against the War. Pat Gunn, Military Families Speak Out. Michael Berg, Father of Nick Berg, Killed in Iraq, Pat Callahan-Jillard, Nat’l Guard mom

To confirm attendance, volunteer or donate, or for any information, call 610-394-9283

Peace (it requires effort),
Jim

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No Comments 21 August 2005

ROCKIN’ WITH THE BOYS IN THE BAND VOL. 1: 8.23.05 - EAGLEVIEW, PA:
Summer’s drawing to a close. Have you gotten your requisite number of ya-yas out yet? Spending a summer evening outside seeing some great live music delivers 7.5 cubic ya-yas per hour. Eagleview has a great spot for music and the heat’s relented and I’ve got all the boys in the band in tow - don’t come crying to me in December if you miss it.
The Recap:
Tuesday, 8.23.05 - 7p
JIM BOGGIA (band)
Eagleview Concerts on the Square
Eagleview Town Square -?Exton, PA
www.hankingroup.com

ROCKIN’ WITH THE BOYS IN THE BAND VOL. 2: 8.24.05 - HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ:
All the same great reasons as above, but this time in Jersey. Being in Jersey adds an additional .5 ya to each 7.5 cubic ya-ya you get (the math gets confusing in Jersey).
The Recap:
Wednesday, 8.24.05 - 7:30p
JIM BOGGIA (band)
After Sundown Music Series/McLaughlin-Norcross Memorial Dell
13th Ave at Park Drive and Prospect Blvd. -?Haddon Heights, NJ
www.ccparks.com

ROCKIN’ IT SOLO VOL. 1: 8.25.05 - PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY:
It’s that time again - orientation! I would appreciate it if you’d all come out and tell me where I am.?
The Recap:
Thursday, 8.25.05 -? 5p
JIM BOGGIA (solo)
Philadelphia University
Schoolhouse Ln. and Henry Ave. -?Philadelphia, PA
www.philau.edu/

ROCKIN’ IT SOLO VOL. 2: 8.26.05 - STEEL CITY - PHOENIXVILLE, PA:
The last time I played Steel City Coffeehouse I said I had to play there more often. True to my word, I’m back. Last time I played there people were running through the streets in panic from ‘The Blob’ - this time the only thing to fear is? . . . well, I guess me.
The Recap:
Friday, 8.26.05 - 8:30p?
JIM BOGGIA (solo)
Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street -?Phoenixville, PA
Steel City Coffeehouse


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