November 10, 2008
web site is all about making a difference. If someone were to
ask, could two women senior citizens change the course of the
political atmosphere in America today? I would say, Not
a chance. Yet after I built this web siteafter I
looked at the images for a corrupt time, I began
to believe that with your help we can change the course of history.
not saying that my mother and I are special. Were not.
We are a mother daughter team. Im the daughterKatherine
Yurica(the two painted photos on the left). My mom, Kelly
Leosis, is on the right. Shes in her eighties. Im
younger. Other important things about us: We drove our 1967 VW
bug that I bought new in 1967 until April of 2005--that's 38
years. Then the poor old thing gave up the ghost. The Bug was
yellow with light blue freckles where the paint had peeled away.
It was bright yellow. And it did make people smile and wave!
We used to wave back. Now we're driving a 1993 Subaru I bought
in April. Everything works on it! And it's got all wheel drive!
It's name is Beeep! She's adjusting to life with us and learning
how to counsel me on all important decisions! She'll only use
unleaded fuel, and she likes to have her face and windows washed
once a day! She'd like you to know that we're just plain ordinary
born again Christians!
my mom, works as the editor of the Yurica Report whenever
she can get around to it, which is getting more rare by the day,
and I do the investigative analytical work. I also am the artist,
designer and writer on this web site until we can attract other
writers and other artists to join us in a quest to save the values
that we hold dear and true.
was educated at UCLA with a B.A. in psychology in 1949. I was
educated at East Los Angeles College where I was elected the
first woman student body president and earned an A.A. degree
in English. I received my B.A. in English literature at U.S.C. I
also attended the USC School of Law, where I was elected the
first woman class president in the U.S. In 1966, I began
the study of art in Mexico. I was shaken as an artist as
I saw what others did not see: America was in trouble. Specialization
was creating an airless vacuum where responsibility could not
grow. Viet Nam began with a lie and ended with young and
beautiful soldiers coming home in body bags. We learned nothing
as a people.
even with the historic election of Barack Obama, there is still
a foul wind in the air--an undercurrent of self-righteousness
and religious bigotry--and hatred of minorities. We have lived
without protest, watching the Republican party become the instrument
of the religious right, letting freedoms be torn away from the
cloththe very fabric of our country, and most of us have
said nothing. Satisfied with the twists and turns this country
has made in the last eight years, the fiddlers fiddled, while
America burned its resources, its dollars, its credibility, its
young men and women, and the very heart of our Constitution.
your help, we did and will change the winds blowing in this nation. Liberty
and freedom belong to all Americans, not just to a selected elite. Rush
Limbaugh and his ilk have spread poison all over America. Its
a worse poison than anthrax or nerve gas. Those poisons will
only kill our bodies, but the poison of the right wing talk show
hosts and the religious right can and does enslave the souls
of a free people and destroys all that is good and pure and noble
in this land.
dear reader, I dont have the foggiest notion of what to
say to you that would cause you to help us by participating with
us: read our articles, send us emails and let us know your
opinions, tell all your friends to come and see what were
doing, volunteer for an assignment, or if you have worked as
a reporter, write a story for us. If you cant think of
a thing, then send us your prayers or best wisheswe can
and will thrive on them. A little light displaces a lot
are two ways you can help us: Join our mailing list and make
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