Friday, January 21, 2005

How NOT to Win Elections

I ran across this diatribe from the local Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, California) Democrat Party Club:

Jan 20 - Inauguration Day Protest: Finally a "take back your power" activity that will get attention and be understood -- an idea we should be able to support without too much work on our part. Pass it on if it resonates. This seems like a good idea to me...might be the closest we could come to a general strike in this country and could be pretty powerful symbolically if it were wide spread...pass it on...and do it!

Not One Dime Day - Jan. 20, 2005. The anti-inauguration!
Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Dime Day" in America.

bulletOn "Not One Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.
bulletDuring "Not One Dime Day" please don't spend money.
bulletNot one dime for gasoline.
bullet"Not one dime" for necessities or for impulse purchases.
bullet"Not one dime" for anything for 24 hours.
bulletOn "Not One Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target and Pepsico (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, & Pepsi products).
bulletPlease don't go to the mall or the local convenience store.
bulletPlease don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).
bulletFor 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down. The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.
bullet"Not One Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the international corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations.
bullet"Not One Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The politicians put the troops in harm's way. Now more than 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died.
bulletThe politicians owe our troops a plan - a way to come home.
There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about.
bulletOn "Not One Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing. You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.
bulletFor 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
bulletPlease share this email with as many people as possible.
For those who will attend the inaugural parade, I like the idea of turning their backs as the parade goes by as a way of showing that 49% of Americans did not cast ballots for Bush. about Sore Losers!

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