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10/26/2010 10:49 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Coffee Klatch Party

This is an invitation to join the newly formed virtual party, "The Coffee Klatch." If, when you finish reading this short blog you care to join, please send a comment in as your response.

"The Coffee Klatch Party" is for anybody not aligned with "The Tea Party."

Here's a partial list of the likes of this party:

  • Informed and impassioned dialogue;
  • Civil interaction in all media;
  • Compassionate structure to activism;
  • Raising all boats with the tides.

As with the original tea party -- direct action by colonists in Boston against the British government over the taxation of tea -- it's time for a new party that gives space for better ideas to filter to the top.

The Coffee Klatch crowd sources government, asking you, the readers, to contribute your ideas to creating the next democratic brand -- a model for fair and effective governance.

The day the colonists dumped tea into Boston Harbor, December 16, 1773, rather than pay British Parliament for it, was seminal in the series of events that led up to the American Revolution two years later.

Fast forward to 2009 and citizen gatherings called "Tea Parties" began in protest of increased government spending, one of the first was held April 15, 2009 a few blocks from the original Boston Tea Party.

With Sarah Palin at the helm, the divide between left and right has skewered the ranks of both female and male. According to Maureen Dowd, "Whether they're mistreating the help or belittling the president's manhood, making snide comments about a rival's hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a men's fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate."

Palin's comment in a Fox News interview:

That's so funny, because I don't think I've met that gal, Maureen Dowd, O'Dowd, whatever the heck her name is. I don't think I've ever met her, and I don't think she probably has met Jan Brewer or some of these other gracious, nice, hardworking momma grizzlies who are wanting to turn this country around.

So Maureen can say whatever she says. I encourage the other momma grizzlies to keep smiling as we work hard to put America back on the right track. We are going to stay happy and may we always be happy and may our enemies know it.

Momma Grizzlies? Enemies? This kind of communication is loaded for bear. The Coffee Klatch prefers this definition from Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "A Gift from the Sea": "Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."

Please consider staying awake and helping to define the 'best-of-breed' model for the democratic process in America in this moment. Contribute to creating a dialogue for starters.

Thank you.