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Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Tricounty DFA Update: Extraordinary Vigil Saturday, events and more
Hello Everyone;

In this update:

1. Extraordinary Vigil Saturday
2. DFA Night School Tuesday Night
3. Gillibrand Events
4. Friday Film Fest
5. Ballston Chocolate Fest
6. Saratoga Kickoff
7. Kuncinich Letter
8. "Small Time Crime With Big Time Connections"

1. Extraordinary Vigil Saturday

At the Saturday morning vigil for peace and to bring our troops home there was an extraordinary echo of another war. We were honored by the presence of disabled Vietnam Veteran Joe Leroux. Joe was passing by, heard the many horns of the cars passing by and stopped to see what we were up to. He was so delighted to learn we were calling for an end to this war, that he went and bought coffees for everyone. Then he went to his car, got the patched and mended service jacket he wore in Vietnam, which he keeps with him, and joined us.

Joe said he would return this Saturday with some friends from Vietnam to join us again-- I hope he makes it. We will be at the five corners in downtown Glens Falls from 11am to noon. Last Saturday we had one teenaged heckler, and many, many cars that went by waving and smiling and beeping their horns-- a complete reverse of the experience three years ago. If that is the response in conservative Glens Falls, think what head of steam is building across the country. To RSVP:

Joe's willingness to speak out against this war bears concrete witness for the rest of us. George Orwell once wrote, "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." in time like these we must demand clarity of our leaders, not wind and obfuscation, lest we create another generation of disabled vets like Joe Leroux and his buddies.

2. DFA Night School Tuesday Night

There will be another session of the DFA Night School Tuesday at 8:30 EDST. The subject this week will be volunteer recruitment. To participate you have to join DFA-Link and RSVP at:

3. Gillibrand Events

Congressional candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was at Jolly John's Fish Fry in Glens Falls on Good Friday for a "meet and greet" event. Readers of the Post Star saw a picture of her including the back of Glens Falls Steering Committee member Bob Rockwell's head!

Next: Gillibrand will be at house party at the home of Carrie Woerner in Round Lake on Wednesday, April 19th from 5:30-76pm.
The address is 6 Fletcher Avenue, Round Lake, NY Phone: 899-5517

A USA Today Reporter will be in attendance!

RSVP: Carrie - By Tuesday/April 18 - 899-5517 or
Pat - 586-4983 or 542-9157 or

Directions: take Northway to exit 11
East on Round Lake Road (downhill)
At the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Lake Avenue.
Turn left onto Fletcher Avenue.
(The sign is posted on the right, on a tree, above eye level.
If you pass the Deaf Child Area sign, you have just missed the turn.)
Continue on Fletcher Ave, through stop sign, then pass the Round Lake Auditorium on your left.
House is on the right -- multi-greens with wrap-around porch.

* On Saturday, April 22nd at 3pm there will be a meet the candidate event for Gillibrand at Bridisi's Restaurant on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, across from Border's Books. There will be finger foods and a cash bar. Please RSVP to Pat Friesen at 587-4983 pr

4. Friday Film Fest

The Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe video and film festival continues this Friday, 4/21 at 7pm with GUNNER PALACE (
American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Saddam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country. Admission is free. The Cafe is in downtown Glens Falls on Exchange and Elm Streets.

5. Ballston Chocolate Fest

The Ballston Lake Democratic Committee will have it's First Annual Chocolate Festival Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 1-5pm, featuring live Jazz with James Looby. $12.00 ADULTS $6.00 CHILDREN

Ballston Lake Firehouse
Route 146A in the Town of Ballston Lake

For info go to:

6. Saratoga Kickoff-- (note time change)

The Saratoga County Democratic Committee will hold a 2006 Election Kickoff at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs on Monday, April 24th at 7pm. (Cocktails are now at 6:30pm). Special Guest speaker will be Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the next Governor of New York! Kirsten Gillibrand will also attend. This will be one of the biggest events ever staged by the Saratoga Democratic Committee.

Tickets are $65 and must be reserved by April 18th. To RSVP call Beth Russell at 518-792-9157,, or Jaye Kuczynski at 518-366-6156,

7. Kuncinich Letter

2004 Presidental candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich is in the news for the first time a awhile. Kucinich has information that U.S. troops are already operating inside Iran, conducting clandestine activities of some unknown, but deeply troubling sort. Kucinich just sent a letter to the White House demanding to know what is going on and under what authority. For more on this new and troubling development in the Persian Gulf go to:

8. "Small Time Crime With Big Time Connections"

Everyone who remembers Watergate knows it started slowly in a story most people missed. A eerily similar story regarding dirty tricks in the 2002 New Hampshire Senatorial race, low level operatives, sudden White House involved and more has been slowly bubbling to the surface. This is the must read of the week; the Watergate memories says it could really go somewhere:

Thanks everyone! See you soon,


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