The “delights of grannying include: dressing like innocent little old ladies so we can get close to our ‘target’, writing songs from old favorites that skewer modern wrongs, satirizing evil-doing in public and getting everyone singing about it, watching a wrong back down and turn tail and run, sharing a history with other women who know who they are and what they’re about."

 

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To be a granny, you need “a sense of humor and an ability both to be objective and to compromise when working with others. Willingness to make noise. An open heart to learn something new. No singing ability. Passion. Joy. Delight. No color sense, obviously. A friendly disposition. Kindness. Scientific curiosity can’t hurt. Maybe a sense of history and our place in it.”

Check out their website where you will also find song great lyrics like:

(To the tune of Home on the Range)

Oh, give us a beach
Where oil spills can’t reach,
And there’s no sticky goo on the sand,
Where children can play,
And the birds and fish stay
Free from harm… that’s our simple demand.

CHORUS:

No frackin’! No way!
We say keep those frackers away!
We say NO to those rigs
And those comp’nies so big!
Mother Earth still comes first in our land.
There are so many ways
To make power these days
From the wind and the sun, don’t you see?
Let’s stop hydrofracking
And mountaintop hacking
Let’s treat the Earth as it should be

My apologies ladies. You have earned my respect, certainly more than some of the annoying whacko groups I enjoy calling out. Admiration, however, does not mean agreement with the Raging Grannies’ opposition to the Delta plan.

 

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