Petition Tag - character

1. Let's build AAP stronger and transparent

Aam Aadmi Party, India campaigned Delhi election 2013 claiming it is a transparent party. Infact, transparency is their motto.

The party claimed it will stand candidates who are honest, have good character and have no criminal record. The party ensured measures within the party to achieve the same. They had an extensive screening process that ensured candiates who satisfied above three criteria were selected for election candidature. However, how hard they try truth is that people with malicious intentions will become part of party and even win elections on their ticket.

We recently saw an instance where an elected party candidate had differences due to non allocation of seat. The party seemed to have pacified the minister but did not come out transparent in what occured behind the scenes.

Question is does AAP have corrective measures to take down candidates who are elected as MLAs or ministers but evidently fail to fulfill one of three "must have" criteria for representing people of India? Also, does AAP vow to be transparent in such matters?

2. 2D Otaku Marriage

This petition will grant OTAKU CITIZENS the right to MARRIAGE with a 2D CHARACTER (from anime, manga, video games, etc.). The Otaku community must unite to bring about change to this great country, and make it even greater. Our plight is akin to that of gays; a forbidden yet deeply tantalizing relationship with a taboo race...

A fellow Otaku in Japan tried to create a petition over there for the same reasons, yet did not get enough signatures. I aim not only to get enough signatures to make 2D marriage legal here in the U.S.A. but also GLOBALLY.

Join the cause for equality of 3D and 2D Otaku citizens!

3. Call to Character Campaign

When in the course of events it becomes necessary for our people to strengthen the bonds that have connected us as one nation of diverse peoples, wisdom requires that we draw upon our core values and character to chart our course forward. Therefore we the people as citizens of these United States of America do affirm that:

* America's strength emanates from its founding ideals and documents which acknowledge the existence of the Creator as the source of our inalienable rights. These defining ideals have shaped America's unique national identity and culture.

* All people are endowed with intrinsic and equal value. Therefore all share a common heritage that is the original source of human rights and dignity.

* Our forefathers have labored to establish a government of the people, by the people and for the people, understanding that the freedoms that all Americans aspire to enjoy can be maintained only by citizens who can also govern themselves.

* Our history has been an ongoing process to realize our founding ideals, led by men and women who have called America to live out the true meaning of its creed, who have challenged us to be a people and a nation of character and virtue.

Whereas, studies have shown that Americans presently no longer share a cultural consensus on essential values, including what constitutes right and wrong, and

Whereas, our nation faces serious challenges both externally and internally requiring that we pull together beyond race, ethnicity, political affiliation or religion.

4. Create A Good Character Law/Amendment

I made a mistake at the age of 18 and was convicted of Felony Possession with intent to distribute narcotics. I learned a lesson and went on to obtain a masters degree, my credentials in ministry and a career in social work, and work with at risk teens in state custody.

I have always been honest about my conviction prior to every hire. Due to federal fingerprinting and licensing laws I have suddenly, after years of service, been deemed ineligible to work with youth and subsequently removed from my career and halted from being able to continue my passion for working with at risk teens. I have displayed 16 years of good character, service, integrity & have had no other convictions. This is wrong! My history of good character and service are what should matter, not a 16 year old conviction. This was not a violent crime or crime against a child and I should not be being punished again after all these years. I know it's not the same as the Double Jeopardy law but it certainly feels like it.

I feel like I am being treated like a criminal all over again without cause. I have had the original conviction dismissed but according to the law that doesn't matter. I have had the full support of my governing agency and the State of Louisiana, however since IT'S THE LAW, their hands are tied and they are bound to abide by the law. This is such an injustice to those who have turned their lives around and provided education and service. It's wrong and needs to be corrected.

5. Stop Mental Health Ignorance

The Education System
•Increased Character Education

Children's Aid Society (Child Protective Services)
•protect children physically/mentally & emotionally
•recognize & educated on the signs of parental alienation
•children need mental health protection to be acknowledged and protected from mental & emotional abuse.

Family Court System
•enforce court orders when mental health issues are being ignored
•enforce doctors recommendations for counselling when there is a family history of mental illness
•oversee the office of the children's lawyer: to work in the best interests of the children they are representing, follow through with mental health assessments
•give a doctors diagnosis the respect it deserves, and consider the recommendations
•give the education system the respect it deserves, and consider their recommendations
•enforce court orders

6. The Punisher as Playable Character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

I believe that the Punisher should be a playable character in MUA3.

Because he was one of the most requested characters for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and more recently Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

He has had one of the largest and vocal fan bases of any character that hasn't appeared in MUA or MUA2.

And finally he could be a good alternative for people who don't want to use Deadpool.

7. Declaration: Call to Character

When in the course of events it becomes necessary for our people to strengthen the bonds that have connected us as one nation of diverse peoples, wisdom requires that we draw upon our core values and character to chart our course forward. Therefore we the people as citizens of these United States of America do affirm that:

* America's strength emanates from its founding ideals and documents which acknowledge the existence of the Creator as the source of our inalienable rights. These defining ideals have shaped America's unique national identity and culture.

* All people are endowed with intrinsic and equal value. Therefore all share a common heritage that is the original source of human rights and dignity.

* Our forefathers have labored to establish a government of the people, by the people and for the people, understanding that the freedoms that all Americans aspire to enjoy can be maintained only by citizens who can also govern themselves.

* Our history has been an ongoing process to realize our founding ideals, led by men and women who have called America to live out the true meaning of its creed, who have challenged us to be a people and a nation of character and virtue.

Whereas, studies have shown that Americans presently no longer share a cultural consensus on essential values, including what constitutes right and wrong, and

Whereas, our nation faces serious challenges both externally and internally requiring that we pull together beyond race, ethnicity, political affiliation or religion.

8. Add Alexis Grace to the Tour

Alexis Grace was treated the worst this season, and arguably worse than any other idol in the history of the show because:

1) the judges singled her out and gave her "advice" to "dirty herself up", which painted negative picture of her character in the minds of some voters, thus costing her some popularity. ONLY she had to deal with this. This "dirty" emphasis is the most likely cause of Alexis' elimination at country week. So their failures not only attached a stigma to her character in the minds of some voters but it likely cost her the tour and much longer and deserved AI run. (see my other blog post)

2). The save was made for a situation just like Alexis': a talented performer who picks a "bad" song and gets surprisingly eliminated, has lots of potential and would shine the following week, and has something as significant as the tour at stake. In addition, they should have saved her based on principle; their mistakes most likely led to her elimination and at the very least attached a stigma to her character. So they had the chance to own up to their mistakes and give her the save that she deserved. But instead they chose to deny her of the tour and let this amazing talent fade into obscurity with an unjust elimination, and a lingering stigma on her character (from the "dirty" emphasis). At the same time, they were generous to others with the wildcard picks (ie Megan, Jasmine, Matt (bringing him back after he bombed the top 36 and then giving him another chance after the top 7). Arguably it was because she didn't sing her swan song well enough, but then they save Matt even though he sang his swan song worse than the night before, even though he has "no chance of winning what so ever" (Simon) and even though he had already been given a second chance after not getting enough votes due to a bad top 36. Not to mention that he (and everyone else this season) did not have to deal with a perceived character flaw that stemmed from judges' failures).

3) To make matters worse, to kick more dust into her eyes, they (Kara) then LIE about her AI run in attempt to make Alexis seem worse then she actually was. They did this to justify their mistake of not saving her and in doing so they unjustly reaped away all her deserved credit... they made it seem like all of her performances were "bad song choices" (a total lie).

I think in Alexis' case, aside from the fact that the judges singled out only Alexis with their poor advice that cost her some popularity and added a stigma to her character in some peoples' minds that will now linger on even after her stint on idol, aside from the fact that their mistakes were the most likely cause of her shocking, premature elimination, aside from the fact that they chose not to save her even though the save was meant to be used for her type of situation... the most disgusting act was totally misrepresenting her AI run with blatant lies in an attempt to justify not saving her... to say (lie) that she picked bad songs throughout her entire AI run totally reaps away ALL of the credit she had earned throughout her short run. It's the biggest insult i have ever seen towards a contestant in AI history and it spoke volumes about Kara's integrity and lack of class. Instead of leaving with a legacy of good performances, she now leaves with the stigma of being the "dirty girl who didn't stay true to herself... the dirty young, single mom" who picked "bad" songs for basically her entire AI run. That is totally unacceptable.

For the two full arguments:
1) "why the judges mistakes were the most likely cause of Alexis' unjust and early elimination and 2) Why AI should Add Alexis Grace to the tour; why she has been treated more unfairly than anyone else in AI history. see: http://myidol.americanidol.com/iluvpower/blog

9. Preserve the Far West Village/Rezone the C6-1 District

The Far West Village is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods, which community groups and preservationists have fought for years to preserve and protect from over development.

However, there is a six block section of the Far West Village which still contains an anomalous and outdated zoning designation that encourages out-of-scale development, and strongly encourages hotel, dormitory, or office development in a predominantly residential but mixed-use neighborhood.

While this area is now part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, only a change to the zoning can ensure that any new development here truly respects the scale and character of the neighborhood.

10. Protect historic character of Gillespie Crescent

We think that the attractive character of our street is threatened by insensitive developments. A couple of landlord owners have subdivided their bay windowed living rooms and plasterboarded the ceilings below the cornice, to form more bedrooms.

All the other Victorian Crescents in Edinburgh have Listed protected status which would prevent this from happening - Warrander Park Crescent, Marchmont Crescent, Grosvenor Crescent, Landsdale Crescent are all B Listed and Gardners Cresent, Atholl Crescent, Randoph Crecent are A Listed.

11. Help Resurrect LA FEMME NIKITA

La Femme Nikita was an exceptional espionage/spy drama that premiered on the USA cable network from January 1997 to March 2001. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow from the original French film of the same title and ran for five consecutive seasons. During that time, it was the highest rated drama on cable television, and it went on to become a cult classic with viewers around the world.

As a weekly serial drama, La Femme Nikita was original and ahead of its time. The unique, innovative style of the show influenced numerous other television series and movies that followed. Revolving around complex moral and ethical dilemmas, it was intelligent, sophisticated, and darkly beautiful. For many, the fascination and genius of La Femme Nikita was its dark tone of modern minimalism and its unprecedented style of character development.

The program was of such outstanding caliber that there has never been another like it...before or since. La Femme Nikita has been profoundly missed and has left a void that no other program has filled. Thousands of individuals identified with the show on a deeply personal level and felt it became a part of their lives. On a global level, people passionately love it and have remained dedicated life-long fans.

Following a campaign in the summer of 2000 to save the series from cancellation, the devoted audience was given the gift of eight additional episodes. However, fans of this riveting and darkly engrossing drama were left with an unsatisfactory open-ending. Many viewers of the show felt they were denied closure and will never feel like complete resolution has been achieved until Michael and Nikita are reunited.

After seven years absence, the fans feel the return of La Femme Nikita would reward them for their loyalty and faithfulness, update them on the lives of the characters, and provide a positive and cathartic closure to a much beloved story.

12. Protect Forest Hill Conservation Area

No 1 Manor Mount wishes to demolish the back and side of a Victorian dwelling and build a four story extension to the back and a three storey extension to the side to turn a family home into a large block of flats.

This will lie directly beside No 1 1/2 Manor Mount a small Victorian Coach House and cause considerable impact, not only to this house but to the surrounding properties.

13. Don't Paralyze Nathan Scott!!

Nathan Scott is one of the main characters on One Tree Hill, and his relationships with his family and friends as well as his character and personality have a lot to do with his love for basketball.

The show has a core, which is basketball, and since our other main character Lucas Scott has already lost his shot at the game due to heart problems, it would be awful to pull that foundation from the show by taking it from our other main star Nathan.

Viewing would decline severely as people couldn't bare to see their poor Nathan in a wheelchair. Paralyzing Nathan will do to this amazing show what killing off Mischa Barton did to The O.C.!!

14. More Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a critically-acclaimed teen drama/mystery-neo-noir series that premiered on UPN on September 22, 2004, airing its first two seasons on the network before moving to The CW Television Network on October 3, 2006.

The final two episodes of Season 3 aired on May 22, 2007. The show stars Kristen Bell as the title character: a student, progressing from high school to college during the series, who moonlights as a private investigator under the wing of her detective father. Said to be "a little bit Buffy and a little bit Bogart", the show balances murder mystery, high school and college drama, and social commentary with sarcasm and off-beat humor.

The third season of Veronica Mars premiered in the United States and Canada on October 3, 2006, at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW and Sun TV (ET only) respectively, a time slot that remained unchanged throughout the season. The season featured two mystery arcs — one presented from its October season debut until the end of November, the other from late January 2007 until the end of February.

On March 6, 2007, Veronica Mars was put on hiatus for eight weeks in favor of the new reality show Pussycat Dolls Present, which aired in that time slot for its entire eight-episode run. Veronica Mars returned with the final five episodes on May 1, 2007.

When the CW Network announced its 2007–2008 fall schedule on May 17, 2007, Veronica Mars was not included. On June 11, 2007, series creator Rob Thomas confirmed that Veronica Mars had officially been canceled by the CW.

Though talks had been reported between Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell and The CW's Dawn Ostroff about a new series, it is unclear if this would be related to Mars or not.

Thomas has stated that he is interested in writing a feature film based on the series, in the interests of providing closure to the storylines and character arcs. He created a trailer that takes place years after the third season ends, with the working title "Veronica in the FBI". It is due to be released on the Veronica Mars third season DVD.

As well as the feature film possibility, there have been talks of a Veronica Mars comic book series in the vein of Joss Whedon's Buffy Season Eight.

15. Call on the UN to keep on using traditional chinese characters

The traditional chinese writing has a tracked history of over 3000 years. The simplified chinese writing does not have any logic in its formation, whereas each word of traditional chinese comes under 4 classification. The changeover of chinese character will by all means sentence the death of history.

16. Protect the real spirit of the Chinese character history

I growing up in a country where everybody using traditional Chineses.

Traditional Chinese is a real part of culture of Chinese History.

We have to protect it and shouldn't let it disappear.

17. Bring back the Old Tiny Kong!

This petition calls on Nintendo and rare to fix Tiny and keep the way the characters look!

I recently just bought Diddy Kong racing, and I was looking foward to playing as my favorite nintendo character tiny, and I was looking through the booklet, and she looked horrible!

She looked like an ugly pigtailed slutty ape, she was kawaii before ;~;

I am getting mad how all the "Mostly male video game character designers" are making and turing many characters into slutty pigs, Rare turned her into a character you might see in Conker, or soem other type of game like that, and now I really hate Tiny kong...

18. BRING BACK ZE MOLE FROM SOUTH PARK

August 7, 2006

Year 1999 the movie South Park:Bigger Longer Uncut introduced a character. Character that I thought was the greatest South Park character in history.

French mesonary, chain smoker, and was freeking cool. End of this movie was "killed" of the set. I ask all of in the U.S.A. to petition this back.

19. For Israel of all residents

July 3, 2006

A petition for Israel, a country of all residents in Israel.

An appeal to the Israeli Government to act against the racist character of Israeli society and to agree to create here a country for all its citizens and residents, Jewish, Arab, and other.

Shmuel Yerushalmi - poet. Israel

20. Stop The destruction of Lymington

June 20, 2006

In common with towns across the UK the Town of Lymington is suffering from a rash of overdevelopment.

In the name of supposedly "Saving the Green Belt" developers are being encouraged by the UK Government to build at ever higher densities in the centre of towns.

This process has now gathered enormous momentum and the town now has numerous building sites as developers knock down good family houses to build block of retirement flats and second homes.

Unless the local council the New Forest District Council starts standing up to the developers and starts saying NO then the town as we know it will be lost for ever.

21. Please support Traditonal Chinese Characters

April 9, 2006

Traditional Chinese character has its own abundant culture & meanings beyond the characters themselves.

The UN shouldn't offically stop using it. To Save tradtional Chinese character means to save Chinese culuture, we do hope UN can think twice again.

For the Chinese govenrnment, we are appealing for your support as well. After all, the existence of traditional character has its cultural value. Although China has dispute with the Taiwanese government, do not be the killer of our own Chinese culture.

22. Save Gary of SpongeBob SquarePants

How many of you ever take the time to look beyond the glitz and glitter that surrounds us? I know I don't all the time…but I try. This is my attempt to help delegate the proper recognition and accolades to that special someone that I believe everyone has overlooked…that special someone is Gary, from the SpongeBob SquarePants show.

Gary, a character on the show SpongeBob SquarePants, is the least commended character. Many fans of the show love the role Gary plays, but he still does not receive the proper recognition or accolades he deserves.

Gary is the sweetest, kindest and most loveable snail that never made past the shadows of the mainstream characters that have so carelessly marooned him. If you have never watched the show go watch and try not to fall in love with that awesome little guy, if you actually find him in a scene. Then try to watch the remainder of the show not wanting to see more of him…because you will fail. Help me show the world that you don't have to be mainstream to be cool, recognized, deserving of accolades or...simply, to be loved.

We all know there have been rumors the show might get cancelled. In a nutshell, this is my attempt to help initiate and validate the proper recognition/accolades Gary deserves. At the same time, I would like to point out another motive to help alter the possible cancellation of the show.

Sign this petition and help me make that little change…and save the Gary within us all.

23. New Character on Code: Lyoko

December 10, 2005

I would like a new character named SnaK to be on Code: Lyoko. These are her characteristics:

Name: SnaK
Birthday: September 1st
Classes, age, etc.: Same as Odd
Description: SnaK should be a girl only a little shorter than Odd. She loves the color purple, and has long blonde hair with purple streaks in the front. She wears purple pants with a dark purple wrap-around skirt (like Sissi's) a small black shirt with a strip of purple lace across the front, and black shoes.

Lovelife: She totally ADORES Odd, and he 'secretly' likes her. She thinks he likes someone else, and he thinks she likes someone else. But really, they love each other.

Pets: She has a teacup chihuahua named Strawberry

Lyoko: Odd shows her, and doesnt tell the others....:) she already knows all about it though. It turns out, she was born in lyoko, and had every power imaginable! She can fly, think of something and it happens, anything.

It sounds like she has a good life, but she really has a VERY emotional background. She was only three years old when she came to the real world. Her parents died in a violent attack by X.A.N.A. and she didn't know what was going on...she was too little. Somehow, a mysterious shadow guided her to the scanner room, and she has been in lyoko ever since.

She finally got her power to appear anywhere (even on earth) and she materialzed herself. When she got there, she went to Kadic. That's when she saw Odd, the nicest guy she ever met. BUT, she thought he liked someone else, and couldnt stand to even think about it.

Email me at snak_rules_all@hotmail.com for details and extera info.

24. Change US Military Enlistment Policy

Currently the US Military turns down hundreds of applicants due to their criminal record. I believe this is an unfair policy. You cannot judge one's character by whats in a computer or on paper. Character and devotion to our freedom comes from within. There are people who would gladly serve and devote their lives for their country who are turned down because of their past mistakes. Serving in the US Armed forces teaches things a prison or a civilian workplace cannot teach. It teaches teamwork, discipline, devotion.

When you're serving in the military you are taught to think of your country before yourself. You are trained to die for your country if required. You fight for your country's freedom. What better way to ensure that protection then to open this opportunity to everyone. In this time of war we're in a shortage of manpower because those trusted to our country's protection are not willing to fight anymore, or are getting killed.

We need a strong military and we can't do that without enlisting more soldiers.

25. Nausheen Please Come Back!!!!!

As you daily viewers of Kkusum know, Nausheen Ali Sardar joined Kkusum 3 years back as the main character 'Kkusum.' She not only found fame and fortune, but found a place in our hearts. Her natural looks, her natural acting, her beautiful smile was captured.

Today we stand 3 years on, with the serial leaped 18 years with Nausheen replaced by Rohit Roys wife, Mansi Joshi Roy. Although, the actress is sure trying her best, we miss nausheen to bits.

26. Bring Back The Angry Beavers

This petition is due for submission on Jan 1, 2006. An update will be posted in due course.

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The Angry Beavers was a wonderful Nickelodeon Cartoon that first aired in 1997. Many people are still avid fans of the show, and many continue to watch the repeats on Nicktoons TV.

Unfortunatly, Nicktoons TV is only available to certain television services and many of the shows former fans have not seen it in years.

We are tired of Nickelodeon cancelling the shows we love and replacing it with shows we hate, yes, Nickelodeon's poor descision making is a common topic on this website, and this show was only one of a group of wonderful shows gone down the toilet because of the descisions of Nickelodeon, but this show had an inexcuseable reason for it's cancellation, and this is why.

It started in 1998 when an episode's screenplay had the words 'shut up!' in it. Now I have no idea why, but Nickelodeon chose to edit this, even though many other Nickelodeon shows have gotten away with the use of the words 'shut up', but that wasn't half of it. In 2001, this show was cancelled early because in what was tentativly going to be the last episode, 'Bye Bye Beavers', Dag, a main character on the show, was trying to convince Norbert, another main character, that they were cartoon characters, and Nick cancelled it because of this, in more detail, it suggested that this was a message to kids that the show was ending, which it was, but what Nickelodeon doesn't know is that kids probably already knew this.

By the time The Angry Beavers was in it's later years, the internet had began to become more accsessable, with TV websites who knew all about what was really going on with TV shows giving all the facts, so most kids probably found out (for an example, when Nick cancelled Spongebob, they sure kept a great secret there). And Nick was also offended for TV's, which they believed was aimed at them, policies to air alot of reruns and few new episodes. Evidence suggests that this may not have been completly directed at Nickelodeon.

Because of Nickelodeons poor judgement, this show was cancelled as Nick broke the hearts of millions of fans, we would now, in the way Nickeldeon revived Spongebob, Rugrats, and Ren & Stimpy, to revive the Angry Beavers with new episodes and airtime on the regular Nickelodeon channel, we want to see our beloved Beavers again!

27. Nausheen Please Come Back!

As you daily viewers of Kkusum know, Nausheen Ali Sardar joined Kkusum 3 years back as the main character 'Kkusum.' She not only found fame and fortune, but found a place in our hearts. Her natural looks, her natural acting, her beautiful smile was captured. Today we stand 3 years on, with the serial leaped 18 years with Nausheen replaced by Rohit Roys wife, Mansi Joshi Roy. Although, the actress is sure trying her best, we miss nausheen to bits.

28. Bring back Joe Scully to Neighbours!

We, Neighbours fans of the world, are extremely upset about the sacking of Shane Connor, and the subsequent removal of his character, Joe Scully from the show. We would like to see him brought back to the show as soon as possible and an apology issued to Shane and the fans.

29. Remove the 254 Character Rule For AOL Signatures

AOL will not allow signatures and a lot of other text to be more than 254 characters. Tons of people believe this rule should be removed. There should be at least an expantion of the number of characters for signartures, etc. Possibly, there could be an unlimited amount of characters. Take a stand and sign this petition. Why deal with this rule it when it annoys tons of people? In your comments, please tell if you want just an expantion of the number of characters or if you want there to be an unlimited amount of characters.

Thank you for your support!
~Morgan~

Attention: If you know who I can e-mail my petition to to get it approved, please contact me at YoNnGaNdHoPlEsS@aol.com

30. Bring Back Iron Mike

FELLOW LOYAL BEARS FANS:

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 18 YEARS SINCE THE BEARS DOMINATED SUPERBOWL XX.

THE FOUNDATION BEGINS WITH THE HEAD COACH.

POSTSEASON APPEARANCES: DITKA (12) JAURON (01)

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD AND TELL THE MCCASKEYS ALONG WITH BEARS PRESIDENT AND CEO TED PHILLIPS AND BEARS GENERAL MANAGER JERRY ANGELO THAT WE DEMAND A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER TEAM! IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE COACH.

IT WAS THE YEAR OF:

* THE SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE.
* THE PUNKY QB KNOWN AS
MCMAHON
* WALTER "SWEETNESS" PAYTON
* WILLIAM "THE REFRIGERATOR"
PERRY AND THE REFRIGERETTES
* "SAMURAI" MIKE SINGLETARY

* BUDDY RYAN'S "46" DEFENSE WHICH INCLUDED: DAN HAMPTON, RICHARD "THE COLONEL" DENT, PERRY, STEVE "MONGO" MCMICHAEL, MIKE SINGLETARY, OTIS WILSON, WILBUR MARSHALL, DAVE DUERSON AND GARY FENCIK.

* REMEMBER WHEN THE ART INSTITUTE'S LIONS WORE THE
BEARS HELMETS?

* THE PICASSO SCULPTURE WEARING A BEARS HEADBAND?

* HOW ABOUT THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PLAYING "BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS"?

BEFORE JORDAN RULED THIS CITY, IT WAS DA BEARS!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON?T REMEMBER, WE HAD A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (SNL) SKIT BASED ON WHICH COACH DITKA BABY!

"I SAW QUARTERBACKS CRYING. I SAW RUNNING BACKS TREMBLING. I SAW LINEMEN WHO WANTED TO LEAVE. I COULD SEE IT IN THEIR EYES. WE HAD HIRED ASSASSINS ON THAT TEAM. I MEAN THEY COULD TAKE YOU OUT." MIKE SINGLETARY

"THEY WERE CHARACTERS ON THAT TEAM, BUT THEY HAD CHARACTER." - DITKA.

WHY THE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE?
SIMPLY PUT - THEY WERE CHAMPIONS!!!!

STEVE MCMICHAEL PUT IT BEST: "PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT TEAM, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? IF WE HAD LOST, NOBODY WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED. WE BACKED IT UP. WE DON'T HAVE TO CLAIM FAME, BROTHER. WE ACHIEVED IT."

TALENTED FIRST ROUND PICKS INCLUDED: HAMPTON, AL HARRIS, OTIS WILSON, KEITH VAN HORNE, MCMAHON, JIMBO COVERT, WILLIE GAULT, AND WILBER MARSHALL.

WHAT GOT THEM TO BE CHAMPIONS WAS "ATTITUDE AND LOTS OF IT!"

AFTER BEING HIRED AS COACH, DITKA'S FIRST STATEMENT INCLUDED THAT HE WAS GOING TO TAKE THIS TEAM TO THE SUPER BOWL. NOT EVERYONE WOULD BE THERE, AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T WANT TO GET THERE SHOULD JUST LEAVE.

WHAT KIND OF PERSON MAKES STATEMENTS LIKE THESE?

HE IS ONE OF ONLY TWO MEN TO HAVE WON A SUPER BOWL AS A PLAYER, ASSISTANT COACH, AND HEAD COACH.

AS FOR THE CURRENT COACH JAURON, THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON HIM. SIMPLY PUT, HE IS TOO MUCH OF A NICE GUY AND HIS OUTPUT IS UNACCEPTABLE! SIMPLY PUT - IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON!

IT DOES GET PERSONAL FOR EACH BEARS FAN THAT SPENDS HIS OR HER HARD-EARNED MONEY ON BEARS TICKETS OR MEMORABILIA FOR A NON-CONTENDER TEAM . WHAT ABOUT THE HUMILIATION WHEN OFFICE POOLS ROUTINELY PICK THE BEARS TO LOSE. THINGS MUST CHANGE!

AS THE VENERABLE DAN HAMPTON PUT IT: "WE MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A DAMN KNEE."

SO WHAT KIND OF COACH DO WE NEED?

SOMEONE LIKE IRON MIKE DITKA!!

MIKE LED BY HIS CODE WORD ACE: ATTITUDE, CHARACTER AND ENTHUSIASM.

NOTABLE QUOTES INCLUDED:

* "SUCCESS ISN'T MEASURED BY MONEY OR POWER OR
SOCIAL RANK. SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY YOUR DISCIPLINE
AND INNER PEACE."

* "ATTACK ALWAYS."

* "IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE PARADE, YOU WATCH THE PARADE.
THAT'S LIFE."

* "THE ONES WHO WANT TO ACHIEVE AND WIN
CHAMPIONSHIPS MOTIVATE THEMSELVES."

SO WOULD DITKA EVER RETURN TO THE BEARS (ASSUMING OF COURSE THAT MCCASKEY SWALLOWS HIS SELFISH PRIDE IN EXCHANGE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM)?

IN A RECENT INTERVIEW, DITKA WAS QUOTED AS SAYING: "IF THE RIGHT OFFER HAPPENED, I WOULD TALK TO THEM. I DON'T GUARANTEE I WOULD DO IT, BUT I'D TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT I STOOD FOR AND WHAT I BELIEVED IN."

THE INTERVIEW ALSO INCLUDES HIS COMMENTS ON THE INFAMOUS TOSSING OF A WAD OF CHEWED GUM AT A GROUP OF HECKLERS. HIS QUOTE INCLUDES: "I'VE TAKEN CLASSES IN BEING ABLE TO THROW GUM STRAIGHTER AND HARDER, BECAUSE I WISH I WOULD HAVE HIT THE LADY OR THE MAN, WHOEVER IT WAS, RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES. AND I HOPE IT STUCK THERE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. AND THEN THEY'D KNOW, DON'T MESS AROUND WITH IRON MIKE."

A CLASSIC QUOTE BY THE CLASSIC FIT FOR OUR CITY!!