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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 08:51 AM
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Support Cindy with a Tent in YOUR YARD!!!
I'm on a political discussion email list and I just learned that some friends on the list from Iowa are putting tents up in their yards to show support for Cindy! We should all do this! This is a simple thing that could easily go nationwide!!!

If you don't have a tent, a makeshift blanket and broomstick tent will do!

Let's make this happen! I've been told that as soon as the organizer gets confirmation of tents going up, he will get the media involved. He is good on his word; I've seen his group go into action before.

PUT UP YOUR TENTS!!!

Peace...
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 08:54 AM
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1. I just do not think any one
would know what the heck a tent is doing up in my yard.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 08:57 AM
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2. oh yeah they will!
If tents start going up all over and people start asking why, you betcha the word will get out.

My friends in Iowa who are starting this are getting the word out to the media and once tents start going up all over, the news will spread!

Have faith! This is something we can all do to show support without laying out cash to join Cindy in person.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:02 AM
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3. The kids in the neighborhood would know what it is there for..
At least in my neighborhood...So I am thinking about puting up a poster with a drawing of a tent....with words "I support Cindy.....
Please Mr. Presdent Bring Our Troos Home NOW " or something similar...
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:04 AM
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7. Beautiful!!!
That's the spirit!!!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 06:52 PM
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55. Let the kids camp out
Edited on Tue Aug-16-05 06:52 PM by Karenina
and post a sign:
WE ARE NOT CANNON FODDER FOR OIL BARONS. CINDY SPEAKS FOR US!!!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:04 AM
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6. Then put up a sign that makes it clear why it is there
such as "My Heart and Mind is at Camp Casey with Cindy", or something like that. And even the sign posts like the ones used on Mash would do. You know that sign post that pointed how many miles to different towns? It could point to Washington, Crawford, and Baghdad.

I really like this idea. You could make or purchase a small styrofoam cross (like florists use for displays) and place it next to the tent for further clarity, or even a group of them to represent those lost from your state. Quite powerful indeed.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:08 AM
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12. Excellent ideas!!!
Now you are thinking! This could be HUGE! And it's simple to do and doesn't cost multiple body parts like a flight to Crawford would!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:02 AM
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4. support cindy by wearing pickLes on your head
before you know it, everyone wiLL be wearing pickLes and the word wiLL get out why we're doing it. it's briLLiant!!

pickLes for cindy
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:07 AM
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9. jeez
Show a little faith and a little support! Would it embarrass you to put a friggin tent in your yard or something? Don't be a pansy whiner! At least it's doing something instead of making fun of someone who IS trying to do something!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:09 AM
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13. it's arbitrary, and ridicuLous
sign in the car - fine.

putting a tent in your yard - arbitrary and aLmost LaughabLe.

wearing pickLes on your head - arbitrary and LaughabLe.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:12 AM
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15. Then don't participate but don't discourage others that might want to
Geesh. One mans ceiling is another mans floor. What might seem ridiculous to you just might be what fits for another.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:13 AM
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16. Go be grumpy somewhere else
Arbitrary my ass.

If you don't want to support Cindy like this, no one is forcing you. Take your bad attitude elsewhere, please. People here seem to like the idea and are offering suggestions to make the idea better. Please don't piss in our Wheaties! If you can't support this, don't. But don't be mean just because you can't wrap your mind around this!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:17 AM
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20. i can wrap my mind around it fine
Edited on Mon Aug-15-05 09:18 AM by sniffa
i think you shouLd aLso draw down aLL the shades in your house, too. pretty soon, everyone wiLL be doing it, and word wiLL spread on what it means.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:19 AM
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22. Are you threatening the poster??!!
Take it somewhere else.

NGU.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:22 AM
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 12:49 PM
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39. kick
NGU.


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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 01:46 PM
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40. kick
no other nominations? tsk tsk.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:21 AM
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23. What a grump!
Go be Eeyore somewhere else will ya?
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 12:26 PM
Response to Reply #13
38. i'm inclined to agree
in fact, i completely agree!! :D :thumbsup:
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cbear70 Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:04 AM
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5. great idea
and with a sign, everyone will know. Thanks so much.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:06 AM
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8. Link? More info about the source? n/t
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:10 AM
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14. This started with a friend in Cedar Falls, IA
who is very politically active. I've asked if I can share some of the email addresses for organizational purposes. There is no link as of yet.

Have faith, please. Keep your eyes on the news too. If it takes a few brave souls who aren't afraid of being embarrassed to start this, many will follow. Crosses and tents and signs don't cost much folks!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:07 AM
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10. El fucking paso
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:07 AM
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11. No.
I'm all for supporting Cindy in many ways, be they financial or physical (going to Crawford). But I don't have to look tacky while I'm doing it.
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:13 AM
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17.  I sent $50.00 to The Crawford House to support Cindy
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:18 AM
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21. Bless you for that.
Thanks to GW, I have no job right now. All I have is a heart and an idea... and a fucking tent! If I appear tacky to a bunch of shallow creeps, so be it! It's all I have. If I had the money (I certainly have the friggin time!), I'd be there... all dirty and grimy and tacky sitting in that damn ditch.

I have sons draft age, do you? Do you want to see more dead kids and grieving mothers? We should ALL be embarrassed at what has happened.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:15 AM
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18. Fine
Look tacky? Jeez. Well fine. Don't embarrass yourself. I think that is a shallow attitude myself. I'm sure you'd hate looking all tacky and dirty sitting in that ditch in Crawford too. These are dead kids we are trying to support FCOL! Yeah, that's tacky.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:17 AM
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19. Have you considered plastic surgery?
NGU.


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GoldenOldie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:26 AM
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25. God Forbid that anyone should look "tacky!"
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:56 AM
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30. Oh please, I didn't ask for a flame war.
I would sleep on the ground with Cindy in Crawford and donate to her cause and do a great many things in support of her. I just don't think that throwing up a tent in my front yard is doing anything to help her. It just makes people driving down the street think that you are A. Having a camp out in your front yard or B. Having a yard sale. There are better ways of showing your support, IMHO.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:01 AM
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31. Nawww... Why would anyone think calling another DUer's idea...
..."tacky" is a flame??? I'm sure it was all perfectly innocent.

:eyes:

NGU.


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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:25 AM
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34. are you threatening the poster??!!


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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:35 AM
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35. I didn't post any warnings that the poster should draw his blinds.
But thanks for keeping the thread kicked.

NGU.


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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:41 AM
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36. are you threatening the poster
:kick:

and nominated.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:03 AM
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33. Then put up a sign by it FCOL!
And/or a white cross! Jeez.

Not all people are so stupid or ignorant of current events that they couldn't get a freakin clue.
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:27 AM
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26. There is also a candlelight vigil for Cindy
You could go to one in your area---

see previous thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

sponsored by Moveon----

http://political.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?act ...
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:32 AM
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27. i went to one on saturday
sadLy, not a freep in attendence... not many peopLe supporters in attendence either though. granted, it was a Last minute rush.

i hope wednesday provides a higher turnout.

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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:32 AM
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28. Perfect!
Hermosa Beach here I come!!

We ALL need to get active and do SOMETHING!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 09:55 AM
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29. I think I'll do it, but I'll need to take it down before my wife gets home
She'd kill me if she saw it.

She wouldn't even let me fly our flag upside down on November 3rd.

But I did remove the "Proud to be" part of my "Proud to be an American" bumper sticker.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:01 AM
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32. Hehe
Do what you gotta do, dude :) No sense in ruffling her feathers, that's for sure.

I have three kids, all are draft age. My feathers aren't ruffled, they are wet and I'm madder than a wet hen right now.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 12:24 PM
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37. bump
There should be a webpage I can post a link to soon...
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 08:22 AM
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41. CHECK IT OUT!!!
t r u t h o u t | One Mother's Stand
By Cindy Sheehan

Tuesday 16 August 2005
12:08 AM

Misses and Miracles

We still have so many great things happening at Camp Casey. In spite of all the smears and lies, people are still coming.

The most amazing thing today was learning that Camp Caseys are opening and spreading all over the country. They have been set up in Boston, Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere. If you can't make it to Camp Casey, set up your own version. Camp Caseys are amazing places full of love and hope. I am so gratified that the movement is spreading.


http://www.truthout.org/cindy.shtml


I guess SOME good people aren't afraid of embarrassing themselves!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 12:42 PM
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44. bwahahahahaha
another kick for you

:rofl:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 02:50 PM
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45. Gosh!
I'm always so pleased to see a response from my cherry bud, Sniffa! What a lovely little bundle of joy you are! I'm so glad you are here to keep all our feet on the ground!
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 04:06 PM
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50. gLad to heLp
:kick:
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 04:40 PM
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51. What's with the caps on the L's?
Just curious.

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 04:42 PM
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52. what are you taLking about?
:shrug:
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 04:48 PM
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53. You forgot the one in your siggy Line
LoL
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 04:49 PM
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54. eh, it was a copy and paste job
from another site.

:D
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 08:27 AM
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42. I think it would be better if we all sent crosses to the
White House.

Send a cross, small enough to put in an envelope. It must have a fallen soldier's name on it. The mailing could include a message about the crosses that were desecrated at Camp Casey.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 08:32 AM
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43. I don't think dealing with the White House
will do anything. I appreciate the idea, but the WH is beyond listening to the people. All we have is our own property... for now. Until someone decides its a great place for a Wal Mart.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 03:16 PM
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46. Great idea! And mine is already up!!!
But, it's in the back yard (does that count?)

I put it up to watch the Perseid meteor showers last week.

Time to drag it to the front lawn!
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 03:21 PM
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47. And to make sure the message is clear:
Put up a sign across it that says:

"Why is this tent here? Look inside to find out!"

And inside you have a stack of flyers or any other documents about what's going on in Crawford...

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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 03:58 PM
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48. kick n/t
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-05 03:59 PM
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49. I don't own a tent
Nor do I own a yard.

And if I owned either, I would not confuse my neighbors by randomly setting one up.
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