Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sometimes I hate politics....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day 2008

Great Spirit,

Give us hearts to understand;

Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give;
never to destroy wantonly for the furtherance of greed;

Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty;
never to take from her what we cannot use.

Give us hearts to understand

That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion;
that to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty;

That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench;
that as we care for her she will care for us.

We have forgotten who we are.

We have sought only our own security.

We have exploited simply for our own ends.

We have distorted our knowledge.

We have abused our power.

Great Spirit, whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh your lands.

Great Spirit, whose waters are choked with debris and pollution,
help us to find the way to cleanse your waters.

Great Spirit, whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
help us to find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.

Great Spirit, whose creatures are being destroyed,
help us to find a way to replenish them.

Great Spirit, whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
help us to find the way to restore our humanity.

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
whose breath gives life to the world, hear me;

I need your strength and wisdom.

May I walk in Beauty.

- A Native American Prayer for the Earth

(All photos by Jude Nagurney Camwell)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sheila Jackson Lee Speaks to Mecklenburg County Democrats

US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee spoke to the Mecklenburg County Democrats Convention last Saturday at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC.
(This photo and all photos by Jude Nagurney Camwell)

Harry Taylor, candidate for U.S. Congress in NC District 9, is interviewed for WGIV radio by Donna Jenkins Dawson

Note: It was announced at the convention that Mr. Taylor has been endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of America.

Bloggers Anonymoses (left photo) and Iddybud (right photo) with Harry Taylor

Jerry Meek, Chairman of the North Carolina DemocraticParty (who was recently called a "super-superdelegate" by the News/Observer) with Pastor Brenda Stevenson of the New Outreach Christian Center in Charlotte.

Note: Mr. Meek is "disappointed" on behalf of the NC Democrats that there will be no debate in North Carolina between Democratic Presidential candidates Obama and Clinton. "Barack Obama had declined to commit to the event, saying he wasn't sure it would work with his schedule." [source: Fayetteville Observer]

NC Dem Chairman Jerry Meek, Pastor Brenda Stevenson, and Charlotte political blogger David K. Beckwith