Second, good news from the Western Front: the Freeway Blogger will be calling in reinforcements, having promised to get the word out to the troops there that Jan. 8th is (the first of many) D-Day(s).
Third, well, that's where you come in.
It seems to me that this is something they'd be naturally interested in, and could help us promote to the many millions of Americans who are just like we were last month. That is, dying for somebody else to say something so that we could join in.
Thankfully for us, we've become the people saying something, and it's felt great. It's liberated a number of us and helped us take what for some of us is our first steps into "real world" activism. Pretty painlessly, too, I might add. And I can't tell you how interesting and exciting it's been to read the volume of unsolicited e-mail I've gotten from people who tell me about the strange, tingly sensation they got from putting up their first signs and stickers. Almost universally, it's been something they've wanted more and more of, and have wanted to share with others.
So now's our chance to share it with a wider audience.
If any of you are regular callers or blog participants, I urge you to reach out and carry the message forward. There are millions more people awaiting the liberation you've enjoyed. But let's face it, they're not gonna come to Daily Kos to get it.
And while we're on the subject, you know, there are still thousands of Daily Kos readers who aren't coming into the IMPEACH diaries to get this message, either. I choose to continue using the IMPEACH title tag, for continuity's sake. But I also recognize that there's still a pretty solid core of "pragmatic" Daily Kos readers who simply won't venture into a diary with the word IMPEACH in it.
I can sympathize. I used to be one of them. Well, not really. I went into impeachment-themed diaries on occasion, to discuss the dynamics of impeachment, and some interesting alternative theories of impeachment like those proposed by my Next Hurrah blogmate and fellow Kossack, RonK Seattle.
That'll be a project for another day, though. That day might be tomorrow, of course, but for now, I just want to plant that bug in your ear. Think about ways to move those Kossacks who should be our natural allies to join us. I mean, Armando's still on the front page every day warning us just how ridiculously out of control the Bush "administration" is with respect to its use of the judiciary. How much more will it take before he realizes we're nearly out of options for putting a stop to this crap?
But of course, when the time comes, we'll be gentle about it. Because we're not looking for an argument. Even impeachment doubters know the value of seeding dissent. That's what we'll be looking to cultivate in them.
Anyway, back to the main point: The Call to Arms for January 8th.
Today's mission: Outreach to the Broadcast Community.
Anybody ever call in? Anybody participate in the affiliated blogs? If so, you're our (wo)man today. Can we count on you to carry the message out there? If so, say so! Post a comment and let us know you've got it covered.
Any volunteers for call-ins? We should hit each of these shows, and any others you can think of, with the basic message of the IMPEACH project, stressing how incredibly simple and liberating it can be to participate. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen and some tape. Even if it's as basic as writing the word IMPEACH on a piece of paper and taping it up somewhere where others can see it, that's all that's necessary to participate.
That sounds to me like something these shows would love to promote. And we've got four more days to do it.
So, sign up, volunteers! The only thing you have to lose is... well, a couple of hours out of your life. Sometimes you can sit on hold for a while. But hey, there's also their blogs, and that you can take care of in half an hour or less, including registration if you've never posted there before. You can handle that, can't you? How about a little more today? Those phone calls sure would help.