Obama in Milwaukee w/photos **updated w/audio**

Barack Obama held a somewhat unique if a bit abbreviated fundraising event in Milwaukee, and I for once can say that I got to attend. The asking price was $25 per ticket for entry into the historic Milwaukee Theater, capacity 4100, and the event easily sold out.

Link to Audio; h/t to WisPolitics

Here is a link to an article about the event, and I'll post more thoughts and a flickr link to some pics below.

http://www.journaltimes.com/nucleus/inde x.php?itemid=12269

Some photos of the event. Conditions on the inside weren't really great for getting good photos, but there are some outdoor pics of one of the lines to get into the theater.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7845220@N02 /

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The Link Between War, Terrorism, and Intimate Violence

Most leaders and the press view violence against women and children as just "a women's issue" or "a children's issue" - in their minds, a secondary issue. But it's not only that millions of women and children are victims of violence in their homes every year; the fact is that intimate violence provides a basic model for using force to impose one's will on others.

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Assertion: To Defend America, We Must Attack Aggressively ©



Americans were under attack.  It was September 11, 2001.  Ultimately, this peace-loving country initiated all out war. The United States sought a broad coalition; however, the President and others were willing to go it alone. This nation, its leaders, and citizens concluded their safety and stability were being threatened.  Our countrymen thought enemies were everywhere and thus, the battles began.  Policies were adopted.  The idea of privacy was altered.  The Patriot Act was drawn and passed.  The National Security Strategy for the United States of America was accepted.  


People throughout America were ready to protect themselves no matter what the cost. Aggressive reactions were booming.  Americans declare loudly, "You are either with us or against us." If you choose to terrorize me or mine then you will be taken, "Dead or alive!" Thus, the cycle began again.  America believes, when threatened, we must aggressively attack.

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