MMM free & open organizing site / "mini bulletin board" ... meetings planned June 7


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cuchulainn
May 14, 2003, 09:53 AM
Lots of opportunities here folks. Be polite. Take the high road.

http://millionmoms.meetup.comMILLION MOM MARCH
HARNESSES CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO GROW:
JOINS FORCES WITH MEETUP.COM

Two dynamic young organizations are going to work together. The Million Mom March and Meetup, Inc have formed a new partnership to harness the growing power of cyberspace technology to allow the MMM to continue building an already strong grassroots "army" of volunteers concerned about the terrible toll gun violence takes in America.

The partnership will allow the "Moms" to use the technology of Meetup.com to generate monthly face-to-face get-togethers for people who want to work to reduce gun violence in America. Through http://millionmoms.meetup.com, citizens across America will be able to self-organize and meet in local places.

"The Moms are on the march. This organization is getting bigger every day - and we expect this technology will expand our organization significantly in the months ahead," said Mary Leigh Blek, Director of the Million Mom March. "I think of Meetup.com as being the modern equivalent of a town hall bulletin board. We're an organization that can benefit tremendously from these new tools."

"What's more American than groups of Americans gathering and mobilizing around an issue that they care about deeply? The first Saturday of every month is now Million Mom Meetup Day in America," said Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup, Inc. "Meetup's mission is to create local group gatherings and help stimulate local community, and we look forward to hearing stories from -- and seeing photos of -- Mom's across America getting involved with a cause that they believe in."

The first "Million Mom Meetup Day" will be Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 1 pm local time. Meetups will commence in upwards of 490 US. cities and small towns and will continue on the fourth Saturday of each month thereafter.

Meetup, Inc. creates global Meetup Days on just about any topic or interest, just about anytime, anywhere -- for individuals, associations/organizations, politicians and more. Meetups are real world, face-to-face get-togethers that take place in 561 cities in 34 countries at local cafes, restaurants, bookstores, and other local establishments. Since launching in June 2003, over 295,000 people have signed up for monthly Meetups on more than 1,100 topics and interests. Meetup is based in New York City and is privately held. Online at http://meetup.com.

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KMKeller
May 14, 2003, 10:58 AM
I see you Don Gwinn...:D

Henry Bowman
May 14, 2003, 11:01 AM
"What's more American than groups of Americans gathering and mobilizing around an issue that they care about deeply?

Like at a gun show or at the range? :what:

gun-fucious
May 14, 2003, 11:06 AM
WHAT

Meetup with other local moms to discuss the the Million Mom Movement and how to take action locally against gun violence.
WHO

Moms Who Care About Gun Violence Worldwide. So far, 21 have signed up.
WHEN

Saturday, Jun 7 @ 1:00PM
(1st Saturday of every month.)
WHERE

Washington, DC and up to 561 other cities.
AGENDA

T.B.D. More info.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

gee 21 million moms have signed up

Oleg Volk
May 14, 2003, 11:22 AM
Photos section is empty --- where are the mugshots of the suspects in the case of the violation of constitutional rights?

Oleg Volk
May 14, 2003, 11:35 AM
Looks like half of the MMMs are us :)

cuchulainn
May 14, 2003, 11:54 AM
nice hat Oleg ;)

Greg L
May 14, 2003, 12:10 PM
From one of them - I live in Stamford CT, and am part of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford. I help advocate about numerous issues.

:eek: :rolleyes: :eek:

If you really want to join the P.F.J (People's Front of Judea) you are gonna have to REALLY hate the Romans. Just remeber the only people we hate more than the Romans are Judean Peoples Front & The Popular Front.
SPLITTERS!!
Yeah and the Peoples Front Of Judea!!!
Yeah. Splitters!!

:D

Sometimes life imitates art. :cool:

Greg

Boats
May 14, 2003, 12:14 PM
Sorry to disappoint, but I couldn't resist. I am profiled as Canard, but my pic was too small and dark. http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~villains/graphics/wwofwest.jpg

My statement:

I really, like, care about the presence of evil scary guns in Oregon. Though I have read in the papers about people stopping crime with guns, my right to feel safe trumps their right to be safe because their means are not politically correct!

JohnBT
May 14, 2003, 02:51 PM
What, am I the only one who thinks it might be a good way to meet single moms?

Infiltrate and convert. Maybe some of them would like to go to the range. I bet some of the kids would.

I know, I know, bad logic.

John

DonP
May 14, 2003, 04:28 PM
Wow, if that's the best they can do they are in deeper Ka-Ka than I thought!

Our guys make up more than 40% or so of the sign-ups. (Do love the hat Oleg, it's to die for!)

Then the next step will be Brady sending out membership letters desperately trying to get them to all write her checks. That will scare off a bunch of them.

Hmmm, single Mom's huh? That's an interesting idea, but when they stop by to tour my house, what are they going to do when they get to the multiple gun case display of WW II battle rifles? It might cool down an otherwise potential relationship, d'ya think.

Boy these folks are pathetic, and dreadfully out of touch with the tone and tenor of most Americans.

To paraphrase a comment Rush made the other day, "It's not safe to vote fro Demcorats yet" or, I might add, for gun control and it won't be for a very long time. I think too many people were reminded on 9/11 how vulnerable we really can be.

This almost makes me want to send Brady a sympathy card, but she isn't worth the 37 cents it would cost.

Don P.

Felonious Monk
May 14, 2003, 04:56 PM
Unless it's blocked from work, the site's already down. Guess they didn't plan on having to dialogue with others not of their ilk. :rolleyes:

chaim
May 14, 2003, 05:09 PM
It isn't blocked by your employer, I can't get on now from home either. I wonder if it is server problems (maybe they didn't actually expect more than a dozen hits:evil: ) or maybe they don't like us.

Greg L
May 14, 2003, 05:29 PM
The site is still up as I can get on with no problem.

What's your hat say Oleg? The infamous Molon Labe :D ?

Greg

Standing Wolf
May 14, 2003, 07:34 PM
Sounds a lot like the W.C.T.U. all over again.

David Park
May 14, 2003, 08:16 PM
Wow, 60 moms have signed up so far! I had no idea there were so many people concerned about gun control. :D

BTW, I also found http://guncontrol.meetup.com/

pytron
May 14, 2003, 08:52 PM
I see some not so subtle jabs there. Try to keep it tame and tactful.

BTW, Oleg is gone now.

Ian Sean
May 14, 2003, 11:14 PM
I left a couple nasties in there, the dumbass picture had me crying so I had to register as A.Hitler.

I refuse to be tame and tactful as they never are to us.

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May 14, 2003, 11:36 PM
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David Park
May 15, 2003, 12:29 AM
Oleg is still there, he has just scrolled off of the main screen:
http://millionmoms.meetup.com/members/?localeId=211

pytron
May 15, 2003, 01:45 AM
Yeah, I figured out that Oleg was still around after my named scrolled away. I thought they were removing us, but it looks like they haven't figured it out yet.

-Pytron

general
May 15, 2003, 09:29 AM
I guess I get to choose the meeting location in my area.... good...good.... (as I am the only registered user in my area)
Maybe I'll go have a cold one by myself. Now that's nice.

Felonious Monk
May 15, 2003, 11:40 AM
Just registered under an assumed, but easily recognizable name for the Jackson MMM meetup. Hope my msg didn't ruffle TOO many feathers! :p

redhead
May 15, 2003, 11:50 AM
:p Great job, folks! I signed up earlier this morning as cheri38special, which is my yahoo ID. I love this.

Tamara
May 15, 2003, 11:58 AM
Are there any real MMMers in TN? It looks like a friggin' THR convention in there! :p

redhead
May 15, 2003, 12:00 PM
Tamara, I think that is a list of members, not necessarily in TN. I live in the belly of the beast, the San Francisco Bay area, and my sign-up shows up there. :D

benewton
May 15, 2003, 12:37 PM
I'm sure that you'll all show up to your meetings armed, just for the safety of the sheep, if it's not your normal operating mode.

What I wanna know is when do you spring the CCW on them, and how?

shooterx10
May 15, 2003, 06:49 PM
*** is up with that? :cuss:

That doll makes for great target practice! ... with a .308 HPBT bullet...

Jason Demond
May 15, 2003, 08:11 PM
Commie Liberal Bedwetter
I am a liberal commie gun-grabber. I like to see people who were disarmed, injured by armed bad guys! Gore in '04!:evil:

Jason Demond
May 15, 2003, 08:15 PM
This was posted on the local mini board.

Commie Liberal Bedwetter (05/15): I laugh in the face of unarmed victims, Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!! Mao zedong in '04!

Commie liberal scumbag (05/15): I am so scared of guns I wet myself, is that wrong. Everytime I hear a gun go off, I crap my pants. Am I a panty waste? Karl Marx in '04!

Dumbass (05/14): I am a liberal commie gun-grabber. I like to see people who were disarmed, injured by armed bad guys! Gore in '04!

Boats
May 15, 2003, 09:56 PM
Checking up, I find I am four of the five members in my region. Seems the MMM is about a million short of a million. Then again the Brady Bunch is more millionaire financed astroturf than a grassroots effort anyways. This meetup.com thing is really exposing that fact.:D

foghornl
May 16, 2003, 12:06 PM
I have tried a few times to register, but I keep getting the message that the "new member serever" is busy/offline.

I think we broke it..

BWUHAHAHAHAHA! ! ! !:evil: :evil: :evil:

Ebbtide
May 17, 2003, 03:13 PM
I think they banned me.

bummer :neener:

MeekandMild
May 17, 2003, 07:06 PM
AmericanLady (Chicago, IL) My name is Sandy, I am a single Mom of an 8 year old daughter. I want to meet up and talk about how we can get rid of handgun violence in Chicago! Oh my goodness! I thought they already got rid of the guns in Chicago.

Commie Liberal Bedwetter (Kalamazoo, MI)
I am a liberal commie gun-grabber. I like to see people who were disarmed, injured by armed bad guys! Gore in '04! I am a liberal commie gun-grabber. I like to see people who were disarmed, injured by armed bad guys! Gore in '04!I am Commie scum! I don't think your drag will work, dude unless you put out the cigar and take a bath! Might help to trim the moustache, too!

1942mitch (Louisville, KY) I'm so skeered of the gun violence and thats why I want my own gun! I really wanna meat you ladies. This isn't really doing anything but reinforcing their stereotypes. Lucky for this guy he's not of age to buy a gun for the next 8 years! He might have an AD and hurt himself.

jmarch (Oakland-Alameda, CA) We need to JAIL THE GUN-NUTS!!!!
OTOH this guy' dress is starched and his purse matches his heels. ;)

MeekandMild
May 17, 2003, 07:12 PM
Hmm, looks like meetup.com is just a venue for the group.

Check out the RKBA formum on the same site. http://beararms.meetup.com/

redhead
May 20, 2003, 11:23 AM
Looks like they are starting to weed out the non-mommies. My membership, along with Jim March and Atek3 in the Oakland Alameda area have been removed. I just said I thought women should know how to use firearms for defense of self and family. I guess that is an unacceptable notion. Oh well. I re-registered under another email address. :D

pytron
May 20, 2003, 01:34 PM
I'm still there!

I'm passionate about gun control. I believe that the more guns laws we pass, the more criminals will obey them. WE NEED MORE GUN CONTROL! Otherwise criminals will continue to use guns against unarmed victims.

I guess my sarcasm has been lost on the moderators.

-Pytron

Ian Sean
May 20, 2003, 06:22 PM
Get back in there, we are being deleted!!!!

To Arms!! To Arms!!!

Desertdog
May 20, 2003, 06:44 PM
My thoughts are that when we learn of an anti-gun rally that we should also have a pro-gun rally as near to them as we can.
Use large posters and other means to make sure they know we are there.
If open carry is permitted, then let's open carry. :evil:
What a shock to their system that would be. :rolleyes:

PATH
May 21, 2003, 02:55 AM
Mr. Phelps, should you or any of your THR team be caught or deleted the secretary will deny any knowledge of your actions.

I intend to go deep cover to see what is going on. Infiltrate, constantly question, and annoy but not from an obviously opposite view. Get people flustered with parliamentary crap and make people not want to come. Elect your people to office and take over the group. I am stealing a page from the left but hey if it works......:D

The idea is to destroy the anti groups from within rather than from without! :neener:

Don't make your presence so obvious! You have to be in it to destroy it! :D :neener:

Frohickey
June 28, 2003, 07:59 PM
The Million Scared Mommies are gonna have a meetup on July 5th.

Here are the details.

July 5 @ 1:00PM at The Coffee Factory, 3787 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA (map)

Any other THRs in the Bay Area? Maybe we can go to Reed's Indoor Range afterwards. :D

Jeeper
June 28, 2003, 09:34 PM
Some of the profile comments are simply hilarious. I give this about 3 more days until it is gone.

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June 28, 2003, 10:36 PM
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PATH
June 30, 2003, 01:57 AM
These people can't even scare up enough people for a meeting! What a joke.

jsalcedo
June 30, 2003, 03:27 AM
I posted my greeting as bohab1969.

"guns are icky and should be melted down to make yard gnomes."

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