Saturday, May 23, 2009

Facebook Group Breaks 300

We broke 300 supporters to our facebook group last night!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

There is always a first time for everything!

Here we are, my very first time at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Yes, after 20 years of living in this town and a HUGE fan of the Singer Songwriter genre, I have NEVER been to CSW! And, to get to see HalleyAnna Finlay play was such kismet!

I was so honored to get a picture with the artist!!! And, what an awesome first show to catch!! Humble, talented, dynamic and authentic - that is Halleyanna!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Donate Widget Now at Blog

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Cuts from "Citizen Outsider"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our Soldiers are LITERALLY dying for WATER

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Our City, Our Pets, Our Right!" @ 599 HIts!

Here is the video:

Friday, May 8, 2009

For the Love or Money

For love or money:
Become a pro on the Internet sites Twitter, Facebook, etc.
• to stay in touch with family, friends, and neighbors,
• to get ahead in your job, or
• to find a job.
Your kids and grandkids are using these sites.

May 14 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church computer classroom
Guadalupe and Wood Street $4 a person

This is a hands on workshop taught by Lisa Marie Coppoletta, experienced teacher of Internet skills.
Please pre-register if you would like to attend.

Master Plan Survey & Artist Funding Application Link

Have been speaking in these last meetings, as we begin to formulate the arts master plan, that many artists in town are not necessarily part of an organized art group. And, that many of us have mediums which cross/ experiment with boundaries/ content of traditional Art.

So please give voice to your medium in the survey and in applying for funding for your projects.

Recent Link Updates Artists master plan survey Applications to fund projects by San Marcos artists

Overarching Issues Facing Artists

For me right now the main tenant as a commissioner/ artist is that we are afforded funding opportunities to continue to do our work as self-employed citizens. This goes hand in hand with venues as well as community support. This means supporting venues that support our work. There are also opportunities to intertwine campus and community culture thru the arts community here in San Marcos. Finally, we can offer opportunities to train our youth with holistic ways of resolving challenges thru art as medium for empowerment and self expression.

Arts Commission Updates: Citizen Input Sought and Funding Available

We are in formulation stages and aforementioned is just a snippet of some of the topics that I am reflecting. My colleagues have many insights and active here in our community. City staff are offering their thoughts and resources. The Arts Master Plan will guide our vision here in San Marcos for your passion of art. So, check out the online form and the funding opportunity.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blog Talk Radio - "Liberty San Marcos" Goes Live this Saturday at 10:00 PM


however, fyi we have a new talk radio show with guests, call in and San Marcos bands providing entertainment between segments - more info soon!

Our Blog Talk Radio page and first episode are in the works. "Liberty San Marcos" goes live this Saturday at 10:00 PM. If you miss the show, then it will be available on demand archived at the Blog Talk Radio page.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May Election Voters Guide

Voters guide for elections

Tell USDA What You Think About NAIS!

Tell USDA What You Think About NAIS!

USDA has announced the locations for seven "listening sessions" about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The NAIS would impose severe hardships on small farmers, and impact anyone who owns even one livestock or poultry animal, even those raising animals for their own food or as pets. While benefiting Big Ag's export market, NAIS could cripple small farmers providing grass-fed meats, eggs, and dairy to local consumers.

Key Congressional leaders have called for a mandatory NAIS, and Secretary Vilsack has indicated that he plans to push forward with some sort of program soon. It's going to take a lot of people speaking up loud and clear to keep a mandatory NAIS from being imposed on every livestock owner in America! These listening sessions are a critical opportunity to get media attention on NAIS and demonstrate the level of opposition to the program.

Please come to these meetings! You can have an impact simply by being there and showing that a lot of people are opposed to NAIS!

For more information about NAIS, go to

Take Action - #1 Attend to the Meeting!
Austin, Texas
Wednesday, May 20
Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Central, 5901 N IH-35

The meetings will take place from 9 am to 4 pm. Registration is from 8 am -9 am.
1) If you want to speak, plan a short statement (3-5 minutes). We will send sample talking points in our next alert.

2) You can also bring written comments. It's best to bring two copies - one to hand to the USDA staff and one to keep so that you have a record of what you submitted.

3) The USDA coordinator has stated that the afternoon will consist of "facilitated sessions," where the attendees will be divided into groups to develop solutions. Be prepared to politely disagree with the facilitator. If they claim that a "consensus" has been reached with an answer that you don't agree with, say so!

If you want to speak in the morning or participate in the afternoon sessions, you must register.

1) Online: Send an email to In the subject line of the e-mail, indicate your name (or organization name) and the location of the meeting you plan to attend. If you wish to present public comments, please include your name (or organization name) and address in the body of the message.

2) By Phone: call 301-734-0799
On-site registration: From 8 am - 9am on the day of the meeting
You can also check USDA's website for more information:

Take Action #2 - Submit written comments online

You can also submit comments online at:

Although the USDA did not specify a deadline in its notice, a USDA official has stated that the deadline is Monday, June 1.

We will provide sample comments in our next alert. If you want to comment before then, you can get ideas from the sample comments we provided in an earlier action alert:

Please Support Judith and her work for our liberty!
If you are not yet a member, please consider joining at

Judith needs your financial support. And, just as importantly, the strength of our voice depends on our membership! We are frequently asked, by both legislators and staffers, how many members we have. The more members, the more they will listen. Please help us be a strong voice. Congress held another hearing about NAIS this afternoon. Stay tuned for our response!
Working together, we can make our voices heard.

Judith McGeary
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Phone: 512-243-9404
Toll-free: 866-687-6452

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bloggers Speak Out

Recently surfed upon this blog post about the anti-mandatory microchipping movement in San Marcos.

Coverage of our protest was included at beatthechip.

This blogger also posted the story about our protest.

Arts Commission Calling Artists Arts Commission Master Plan Survey Applications to Fund Projects for San Marcos Artists