Posted on April 27, 2009 by friendsofmazobeach
What happens to one can happen to another. Mazo’s been threatened by different groups for different reasons, but it always comes down to nudity. Bad behavior is occasionally a problem and provides ammunition to those that would shoo us away, but is not the core issue. Nudity is, and those that can’t abide it will accept nothing short of the total elimination of our lifestyle.
We are an anathma to what they were raised to believe and something they cannot understand. We are so wrong according to their viewpoint and there is no way for them to concieve of a simple, wholesome way to be nude.
So when push comes to shove, they have the numbers and we get shoved. But sometimes we hold firm and resist and that’s what Friends of Mazo Beach is all about. Standing up for us, protecting our rights as a minority, attending boring meetings and trying to connect with sympathetic public officials that they can work with. Together with TNS they’ve been successful in keeping the Beach open for everyone.
And they don’t get paid for it, so feel free to contribute to the cause to help cover expenses.
I’m not one of those activists, my contribution has been nothing more than this website. So I’ll keep dropping in until others have it down pat and do what I can to keep it current. Not quite gone yet… – S
Read about it here: Corton Beach Officially Closing
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Posted on April 25, 2009 by friendsofmazobeach
Friends, it’s time for the administrator of this FOMB website to bid you a fond adieu. This site was intended to be an easy-to-do way to provide currant information to you about the Beach and related topics. In that I feel that it’s fulfilled it’s function.
But I never intended to be the one to do it. It was given to FOMB with the thought that someone else with an interest would pick it up.
Our lives are very troubled right now and there are other obligations that have a higher priority. This site, though easy to handle, is more than I wish to do.
On a personal level, we hardly consider ourselves to be part of Badger Naturists anymore. Due to disabilities we can no longer go to the beach. Due to the way the law looks at things we are not disabled and cannot get a pass to drive there, though many less disabled than we are can. The best we can do is a Winter party once in a while. We love the folks but don’t really feel like we can participate much and belong.
So this is a request for help. Someone, one of you, to perhaps take over this site and give it some new life. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of why you’d like to do it and we’ll forward it to the Powers That Be and let them decide.
There is an opportunity here for someone to contribute to the FOMB and Badger Naturist organizations, I hope someone will take it.
Thanks for coming here, hope it’s been useful, and hopefully will be better in the future!
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Posted on April 18, 2009 by friendsofmazobeach
It’s time for this Spring’s Badger Naturist’s road clean-up! April 25th, near Mazo Beach. Come meet some folks, do good things, and a party afterwards! What more can you ask?
You can even hit the Beach for some sun before, during, or after. Get naked, frolic in the sand! C’mon, it’s Spring!
Details here: Badger Naturist Road Cleanup
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Posted on April 2, 2009 by friendsofmazobeach
One of our old ‘friends’ is back in the news. Rev. Ralph has bought some ads on Madison city busses reminding us that there IS a God. This is a response to the Freedom From Religion folks’ ads quoting famous people explaining why they don’t think so.
Madison Metro is enjoying the added revenue. Works for us.
Anyway, his bunch hasn’t bothered us for years, not since his, ah, legal problems. Kind of makes you believe in a God after all…
Here’s a link to the story in the Wisconsin State Journal
Related: Pilgrim’s Covenant Church
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