But I did manage to get off my slowly dissolving butt this weekend. (I've joined a free "lifestyle management" to lose 1/3 of my weight and it's working! So I can live longer and bedevil patriarchy yet another 20 years, of course.)
I did rise from the comfort of my continuing vacation from activism and force myself to go to the MOVE OVER AIPAC coalition conference Saturday and its large Sunday protest outside of the AIPAC (rabidly pro-Israel lobby) annual conference. After encouraging left and liberal groups for years to take the issue more seriously, I had to pay my respects to them when they finally started doing it. (OK, so they did protests the last couple years which I missed; but they didn't have a conference with Professors and authors Walt and Mearsheimer those times.)
I met all sorts of people fed up with this special interest lobby -- and others of the hundreds of different powerful special interest lobbies. They have yet to unite into a movement that will break the power of the interests in the only way possible: dissolution of the large states that support them, local organization through direct, super-majority representation, or even some variation on libertarian contractual alternatives. See Secession.net. Some photos of both events below.