January 28th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Photograph of March Against the War January 28, 2007

Dear Editors,
     I want to thank and congratulate you for the excellent photo of
our March Against the War yesterday, January 27.After t the  first big
march against the war on October 26, 2002,  before it began in 2003, at
which I also marched, you had a most unsuitable photo - of two boys,
wrapped in an American flag at the reflecting pool.  Yesterday's was
the biggest and most inclusive March yet.   Your picture gave some idea
of the outpouring of citizens of all ages, backgrounds and ideas.   My
first big march was in Palo Alto, California in l966.  I have marched
frequently since.  I just turned 77 years old and will continue my
opposition to the present War and all wars as long as I can.  Louise
Schoonmaker Keeley,  N. W., Washington,  D.C.
Chris Keeley

Thousands Protest Bush Policy

Thousands Protest Bush Policy
As Senate Prepares to Debate Troop Increase, Demonstrators Demand War's End

By Michael Ruane and Fredrick Kunkle
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, January 28, 2007; A01

A raucous and colorful multitude of protesters, led by some of the aging activists of the past, staged a series of rallies and a march on the Capitol yesterday to demand that the United States end its war in Iraq.

Under a blue sky with a pale midday moon, tens of thousands of people angry about the war and other policies of the Bush administration danced, sang, shouted and chanted their opposition.

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Chris Keeley

March on the Capitol yesterday to demand that the United States end its war in Iraq Photographs 2

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Chris Keeley

Daffy Does Doom + Chris K. Photographs the ant-war march

On 1/28/07, Robert Keeley ( My Dad)  wrote:
I hesitated to circulate this item, as it's pretty rough stuff, but I
suppose that if the New York Times can publish it, I can circulate it.
Like Scooter Libby I can always blame it on someone else, in this case
John Whitbeck, who is pretty much beyond the reach of our law (which I
am not), but in case of trouble I can fall back on the "fall guy
defense," and maybe John will come back here to help mastermind my defense.
This is no tougher than many of the signs and caricatures displayed at
the March Against the War in Washington yesterday, and I hope to provide
you all with a vicarious view of the event (now called a virtual view by
the new technology) in the form of 285 photographs taken by our son
Chris, a professional photographer who covered the March for his
personal website and other interested parties.
Bob Keeley

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Maureen Dowd: "Daffy Does Doom" (NYT)
Date:   Sun, 28 Jan 2007 18:57:45 +0300
On  John Whitbeck and (Chris K. Sent previously)

TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is an appreciation of Vice President Dick Cheney from
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
Surely, it is long overdue for the men in white coats to take Mr. Cheney
into care -- for his own safety and for the safety of America and the world.
Once a new Vice President is confirmed in office (as Gerald Ford was
after Spiro Agnew copped a plea and resigned), the reality-based
community and the medical community can move on to the nutcase-in-chief
-- not a viable option so long as Vice is lurking in the line of
succession but urgent if and when he is not.


/By Maureen Dowd/

/The New York Times/

Dick Durbin went to the floor of the Senate on Thursday night to
denounce the vice president as "delusional." It was shocking, and Sen.
Durbin should be ashamed of himself.

Delusional is far too mild a word to describe Dick Cheney. Delusional
doesn't begin to capture the profound, transcendental one-flew-over
daftness of the man.
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Chris Keeley

The Good Thief

The Good Thief is a 2002 film starring Nutsa Kukhianidze and Nick Nolte, directed by Neil Jordan. It is a remake of a famous 1955 French film Bob le flambeur, by Jean-Pierre Melville.

The film, shot in both Monaco and Nice, France follows a heroin addict/retired thief through the setup and completion of one last job.


Set on the scenic French Riviera, Neil Jordan's `The Good Thief' is a remake of 1955's `Bob Le Flambeur,' a Gallic film that enjoyed a successful re-release in this country a few years back. This new version is a stylish caper film about an aging master criminal who comes out of retirement to help lift some priceless paintings from a Monte Carlo casino. 

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Chris Keeley

Rami Khouri on Lebanon

*Lebanon’s Moment of Reckoning
*by Rami G. Khouri
Released: 26 Jan 2007

BOSTON -- Just as it was half a century ago, Lebanon is once again a
pioneer and pacesetter in the Arab World, though this time the direction
of movement may be towards destruction and incomprehensible violence.
For years, Beirut and Lebanon prided themselves on being called the
Paris and Switzerland of the Middle East, reflecting their dynamic,
freewheeling leisure activities, liberal culture, human talent in
banking, education and engineering, and their open, welcoming capital
that accommodated exiled politicians from all parts of this very
ideological region.

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