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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:04 PM
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Informal car honk polling
Members of our local Peace group have been standing at a busy intersection
in our midwest republican town every second friday for
6 months or so, holding "bring the boys home" signs and the
like.

I made it last week for the first time, brought a full
size American flag. The guy next to me had
a sign that said "Honk - Troops Home".

The response was overwhelming. I was amazed at the
volume and number of honks, thumbs ups, and smiles.
A few catcalls, 2 or 3, in 45 minutes -- really almost
nothing.
The positive vibe was across the board,
I'm talking truckers, pizza guys, soccer moms, you name it.
Veterans of the monthly demo said the change was
pronounced and dramatic.
I think in my town, at least, this is a tipping moment.

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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:17 PM
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1. Thanks, that's heartening.

And fits the general sense of things, too.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:18 PM
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2. Thanks for the good news greenman.
Peoples are waking up ! :toast:
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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:33 PM
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3. I have similar experiences.
When I go out and protest, our group gets a few hecklers, but far more honks & cheers of support.

I'd say our group is getting quite a few more supporting honks than the right-wing demonstrators across the street.
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