Monday, October 13, 2008

NYC Pinocchio Protests - Get Yer Nose On; R.I.P. Baird Jones

NYC Pinocchio Protests

Challenge McCain's Lies & Smears when he comes through NYC on Tuesday, by wearing Pinocchio noses and doing a "Lie-In." People with Pinocchio noses are hounding McCain & "Flintstones" Palin all across the country. Come be part of it here in New York City!

Everything you need to participate in this fun, visually powerful, and right-message-for-right-now protest, is available at:

Pick up a Pinocchio nose at your local Halloween costume store if you can - organizers will have a few extras.

Tuesday, October 14 at 5:30 PM
Protest McCain Lies in NYC
Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street (in front of Grand Central)
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, October 15 at 8:00 PM
Protest McCain Lies outside 3rd Debate
We will hold a huge game of Liar's Bingo outside the debate. Come play!
Hofstra University
1000 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11549

Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 PM
Protest McCain's Lies in NYC
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
100 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
Challenge McCain's Lies & Smears when he comes thru NYC on Thursday, by wearing Pinocchio noses and doing a "Lie-In." McCain will be speaking at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.


October 15-21

FRONTRUNNERS is a smart and funny political documentary that follows the student council presidential
campaign at one of the country's most prestigious public high schools: Stuyvesant High School in New
York City.

An entertaining and symbolic campaign film, put forth in classic verite style, we follow four charming and
idiosyncratic candidates as they navigate an electoral process that is said to be one of the most
competitive at the high school level. These teenaged candidates face the same issues as candidates of
any age, such as picking the "right" running mate, shaking as many hands as possible, preparing for
televised debates, impressing the pundits and journalistic community, addressing sensitive race-related
issues, and mobilizing an apathetic voter base.

A microcosm of the U.S. Presidential elections, Caroline Suh's film shows politicking and pluralities
through the lens of the adolescent experience.

Director: Caroline Suh
Release Date: October 15, 2008 in New York. National expansion on October 24, 2008.
Running time: 83 min
Rating: Not Rated by the MPAA
World Premiere: SXSW Film Festival 2008


Wednesday, October 15 - Debate Parties

7:00 pm
Presidential Debate Watch Party - Final Round!
doors open at 7:00 pm; debate begins at 9 pm
Tonic Times Square Bar & Lounge
727 Seventh Avenue
(between 48th and 49th Streets)
Free for annual members; $10-non-members
Please RSVP!

7:30 Doors / 8 Comedy / 9 Debate
Beforehand, an all-female Laughing Liberally
presented by the Hysterical Festival,
featuring Lizz Winstead, Katie Halper,
Erin Judge, Negin Farsad & Mindy Raf as Leibya Rogers
(Suggested donation: $5 for the comedy / Debate FREE)
The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette btw Walker & White


Friday October 17 - 7 pm

Larry Litt, "What is Political Art Really Worth?"; and Joe Pontillo
Free Political Comedy at Pratt Manhattan

Larry Litt, co-star with Eleanor Heartney of The Blame Show, has performed his satiric, critical, ranting characters across America and around the world at festivals, art biennials, colleges, libraries, and galleries. He is pretty damn famous for his successful fundraising art auctions. Political art auction action tonight.

One of the fastest rising stars on the comedy scene today Joe Pontillo brings his everyday rumblings and political satire to the stage. Having been featured in the New York Times and Newsday, Joe is well known for his quick wit and hardcore lunacy. As well as performing at many of the top comedy clubs on the east coast Pontillo is also a regular performer at many colleges and universities throughout the country.

Refreshments are available at all perfromances.

Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th St, 2nd floor

For more information please visit


October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) at 7:00 pm in the HERE mainstage.
Election Night Event Tuesday, November 4, starting at 6:00 pm.

Life After Bush: A Musical We Can Believe In.

TARIK DAVIS as Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, Josh Bolten, Uncle Sam, and others
NOAH DIAMOND as the Narrator, the Country Doctor, Rudy Giuliani, Dick Memmons, and others
BRIAN LOUIS HOFFMAN* as George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Mr. Abortion, and others
SADRINA JOHNSON* as the Patient, Peggy Patty Prentiss, the Singer, Michelle Obama, and others
KIM MOSCARITOLO as Mopsy Jimenez-Tippington, Sherilyn, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy McCain, and others
AVI PHILLIPS as John McCain, John Hagee, Victor, Michael Hayden, and others
AMANDA SISK as Hillary Clinton, The Country Nurse, Emily, Sarah Palin, and others
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Produced and Directed by Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk.

Change is the key word of the election, and it's the key word of the show. All of the NERO FIDDLED shows are topical, and we're used to adding new material as news breaks. But doing a show about an election, and opening three weeks before Election Day, is really keeping us on our feet.

Obviously, we say this with no objectivity whatsoever, but this is a special show and a special experience. From where we're sitting now, Life After Bush looks like our funniest show, and also our most serious; wrapped up in this comedy is everything we're feeling about this election, this presidency, this country, and its future.

HERE Arts Center 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC
(Between Spring & Broome; enter on Dominick)

Tickets $18 (or $15 with DEMS15 discount code)
Click here
or call (212) 352-3101


Volunteer for Obama!
Compiled by Cheryl Guttman

Phonebank Swing State Voters at 7th Ave & 28th Street, every Tues & Thurs
Obama volunteers in NYC thave set up a phonebank to call voters in the crucial swing state of New Mexico.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-9pm
Where: PKPR, 307 7th Ave. Suite 1004, at 28th Street.
Bring: Landlines will be available, but if you have a cell phone and/or a wireless-enabled laptop, please bring it.

Volunteers for Official Obama Phonebank, Manhattan, Weeknights, 5-7pm&7-9pm
The NY office of Obama for America is running a phonebank in Manhattan. Volunteer to call swing state voters and get out the vote to take back the White House. Where: Teamsters Union, 216 W. 14th Street, 6th Floor When: Weeknights, two shifts: 5-7pm & 7-9pm RSVP: (please rsvp to ensure they have enough phones)

To find a phonebanking party, go to the Event Finder on the official Obama site:
Then click on advanced search, and under “Type of Event” click on “Phonebank.” Enter other relevant data (your location, dates, etc) and it will give you a list of phonebanking events in your area.

Just a few upcoming New York City phonebank parties: Call Philadelphia, EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT, 6:30-8:30 pm RSVP to
William Finkel: 917-653-2425 Call New Hampshire on Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm RSVP to Justin Henning: 718-757-7686

Here is Sat. day trips to Obama headquaters in Pa from Penn Sta, Manhattan

Entire weekend trips (incl. hotel) to swing states this weekend and next with group--they also go to a pub together Sat. night!

and if you want to go to Ohio, where they have early voting

Protect the Vote

If you are a law student, attorney, have poll watcher experience or legal training, volunteer for the Obama Voter
Protection Program, Counsel for Change. Sign up at

Election Protection is working to protect the vote, stopping voter caging and challenges to student registration. They have a free hotline to a legal team that will be active on Nov. 4. Tell everyone you speak with to write down this number now, and call it if they have any problems voting on Election Day.



If this sounds like a Obama-love fest, fear not...but he's clearly not the two-faced scumbag McCain is...he thinks he can obscure TWENTY-SIX YEARS of taxpayer-raping legislation with one bloody non-Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac vote?

McCain...get in the coffin and nail it shut from the inside.

In other bud Baird Jones passed away...he was 53.

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