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Report from the Dec 12th Wyden Weenie Roast

Friday, Dec. 12th, Back to the Wall held the Wyden Weenie Roast rally in front Wyden's office. Just before 1 pm, a stack of weenies (veggie of course!) were delivered to Wyden' office. Meanwhile, people gathered outside the office, about 50 altogether.

There were 4 big weenie balloons with Wyden's picture on them, held aloft by a couple regular helium ballons. There was a 'press conference' where the speaker, Joe Keating spoke about the details of the so called "Healthy Forest Initiative". It was pointed out that this bill is going to allow an unprecendented amount of cutting on public lands and that it is the Democrat, Senator Wyden who sponsored it. It was also pointed out that he happened to be the Senator who received the most blood money from the timber industry. Rather than honestly represent the majority will of his constituency, he has betrayed that will in the name of personal profit. Some people would call that an evil act. At the least he should be remembered as a selfish profiteer who helped destroy some of the most beautiful forest remaining in the world today. Humanity will suffer for the selfish acts of Ron Wyden.

At the end of the press conference, a letter, on stationary that looks like Wyden's, was read out loud. The letter seems to have been written by Wyden in a moment of unusual candor. It was a funny letter, especially since a copy was sent to the members of Congress! I thought that was a creative and worthwhile tactic.
When the speaking was done, the 4 big weenie ballons were let go and they floated up into the sky. Perhaps those Wyden weenies are still floating over the city of Portland, or perhaps they have landed somewhere by now.

It was a short, well done action, with some creative thought.

Three cheers for "Back to the Wall" 15.Dec.2003 11:09

Coho

Right on People!

It is time the scumbag Ron Wyden is exposed for being the Timber prostitute that he is!
His so-called "compromise" was just another way to convince the people who are not paying attention that he is looking out after our interests.

The only elected official to take more money from the Timber industry is George W. Bush.
Oh! Wait a minute!
"W" wasn't elected!

I guess that makes Ron #1!

Could 'weenie roasters' let IMCpdx get a JPG/PDF of the letter? 15.Dec.2003 13:34

glen theKnownUniverse@yahoo.com

It's no too late. You can add a scan of it as a comment to the main article.

I doubt that I'm the only one who would LOVE to see it


pictures from weenie roast 16.Dec.2003 09:19

back to the WALL

i'm working on getting an electronic version of the letter, but here's a picture of our "weenie balloon".

Evil act? 16.Dec.2003 12:08

zakattack

I fully stand behind you, but we should be careful of using the "Evil" language, which has been the WEAPON of choice to persecute so many people.

Yes evil wordage is appropriate 16.Dec.2003 23:18

because

the forests are being persecuted, and since they sustain people to a certain extent, it is mandatory to at least consider their whole-sale (literally) destruction as nothing less than evil. Careful words indeed!

Yes evil wordage is appropriate 16.Dec.2003 23:19

because

the forests are being persecuted, and since they sustain people to a certain extent, it is mandatory to at least consider their whole-sale (literally) destruction as nothing less than evil. Careful words indeed!