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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-04 08:18 AM
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13. Doing something versus doing nothing
I understand your point. I'm not expecting everybody to do as much as anybody else, and I do understand the value of "chipping away," but it's people who rant and rave and yet won't do ANYTHING that have me annoyed. Sure we all have different abilities and resources, but come on, there are so many cheap easy things one can do from displaying bumber stickers to writing letters to the editor. I just find it disingenous when people so opposed to Bush can't find one single thing to do other than bitching and moaning.

As for your questions:

Are you a member of your local Democratic committee?
No, I'm an independent.

Have you done phone banking yet?
No, but I placed a call inquiring, which has now been returned. I have to call the lady back, which I will do.

How many people have you registered to vote?
Four. On my own initiative by walking my apartment complex. I'm about half way done and will finish this weekend.

What is your level of financial contribution?
Minimal. I don't have much in the way of financial resources, which is why I make other efforts, including writing LTTE, registering voters, distributing yard signs and bumper stickers, and posting flyers.
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  -Cry me a friggin' river HFishbine  Sep-30-04 06:59 AM   #0 
  - Bumper stickers and yard signs have NOTHING to do with how....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-30-04 07:06 AM   #1 
  - Who cares?  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:09 AM   #3 
  - Please read some of my threads on this.  saracat   Sep-30-04 07:28 AM   #4 
  - It's called bravery.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 07:53 AM   #7 
  - Talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk.  wildeyed   Sep-30-04 07:06 AM   #2 
  - While it is true that neither a yard sign nor a bumpersticker may  Trailrider1951   Sep-30-04 07:31 AM   #5 
  - Thanks for posting this!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 07:51 AM   #6 
  - Exactly!  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:56 AM   #9 
  - Um, about the newspaper writer  thinkingwoman   Sep-30-04 07:53 AM   #8 
  - Are you a reporter?  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:58 AM   #10 
     - reporter, editor, publisher, and...  thinkingwoman   Sep-30-04 06:01 PM   #22 
  - Not everybody can do everything  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:03 AM   #11 
  - While I understand that people have different comfort levels....  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 08:11 AM   #12 
  - They will or they won't--all we can do is educate  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:25 AM   #14 
     - Sadly very true.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 08:35 AM   #16 
  - Doing something versus doing nothing  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 08:18 AM   #13 
     - And I say "bravo"  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:30 AM   #15 
  - A lot of people are adamantly against Bush but lukewarm on Kerry  Jacobin   Sep-30-04 08:40 AM   #17 
  - Yep  unfrigginreal   Sep-30-04 09:11 AM   #20 
  - Well, here is something each of us can do to help Kerry win a Swing State  RedEarth   Sep-30-04 08:44 AM   #18 
  - I think you are being a bit unfair here.  johnnie   Sep-30-04 08:59 AM   #19 
  - Several new yard signs in my town today!!!  democratreformed   Sep-30-04 09:35 AM   #21 

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