Michelle Malkin is doing something really nice with Melanie Morgan from and along with Move America Forward. A Web a thon if you will. A selfless act from a lot of different people and groups and business’, for the good of our troops.
The quote below is from the article above, Michelle’s words tell how a good idea with the right people will take off and get a life of it’s own. Reminds me of Newt’s “Drill Here” petition. My whole idea of Bottom Up politics. Making the politicians and bureaucracies fit the solution.
The tireless Melanie Morgan got the ball rolling a few months ago during an e-mail exchange we were having about the untapped synergies between radio, grass-roots conservative activism, and the Internet. I introduced her to Brad Hunstable at UStream and things took off like a rocket. The MAF team has amazing organizational skills and boundless energy; UStream’s staff has also gone above and beyond in making the program happen. I’m honored to play a small part in this unprecedented event and can’t wait for you to join us for an unforgettable day. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and be sure to tune in.
The good idea, the purpose of this, is to send the most ever care packages to our troops overseas. Michele says. “You can purchase care packages right now, right here, in advance of the web-a-thon. Buy early and often! MAF has raised over $200,000 in advance of the telethon. Our goal is $500,000” I can’t but hear an echo of the idea that we Americans can come up with solutions to a problem and promptly put them to work. My slogan Make Do, Make It Now, Make It Work. Is an attempt at the same idea. Hear are some people coming up with a plan and others chipping in to help make it work with what is available. No government money I know of is involved, but that would be taken if necessary to make the plan work, and not taken if it slowed it down. The link below takes you to the order site and shows the different packages available to send the troops.
I’m doing the $15.99 package as befits my station in life. Something really neat is that President Reagan’s Jelly Belly jelly beans are included in all packages which the troops asked for to give to the kids over there. On the Jelly Belly pack in US and Iraqi will be the following words. Denoting the “candy diplomacy” the personal thing.
-------Jelly Belly Inscription-------
A gift from the American people in
hope that your country will one day
enjoy the freedom and opportunities
that we have in the United States.
If you donate $100 or more you get your own Jelly Bellies. Oh well too bad for me.
I know the troops have plenty to eat. This isn’t about that. It is to show the overwhelming support of the people back home for our troops so far away, and to thank them for what they are doing. I guess I’ll just buy some cheapies at Meijer’s and pretend Reagan gave them to me, while I smile thinking of how some Soldier will be practicing “candy diplomacy” with Jelly Belly’s I in Muskegon made possible through the vast network of Americans on the web. Again Thank You Michelle
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative