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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:06 AM
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At the breaking point
I'm just about at my breaking point, guys. I read what Bush and his cronies are doing and I am so angry. But I am like so many people that I know--I do what is "comfortable" in the context of my own life. And I am proud of that little bit that I do. I commend myself for the fact that "at least I am informed." It's not enough. It's not near enough. It's nothing, in fact.

I've been thinking about how I can do more. And what direction to go in. I think I have an idea:

You know those signs that Dominoes Pizza and Papa Johns Pizza put on their delivery people's cars? They're removeable--you can put them on or take them off, depending on the situation.

I'm going to get one of those, big and bright, that says, "Bush lies!" I'm going to be my own little media station.

What do you think?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:09 AM
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1. Write your congress critter about the delay for DeLay
That would be a positive contribution.

I like your sign idea too. I wonder how expensive that would be?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:13 AM
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2. You really want to know what I think?
I think the fact that you are distressed about it shows that you have fallen victim to that which you fear.

They WANT you to feel upset.

They WANT you to feel frustrated.

What do you think?

I think I'm going to drive up into the mountains, then spend the rest of the morning shooting military weapons and setting off charges of high explosives before the rains arrive.

:party:
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:18 AM
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5. So what?
I don't care what "they" want. And if my feeling upset and frustrated makes me want to do something more, then they're the ones who are screwed, not me.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:29 AM
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7. I haven't explained myself very well
You have been "terrorized".

By allowing yourself to feel as you do, you have let them win.
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:35 AM
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10. Nah.
n/t
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:42 AM
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12. Suit yourself
It's really up to you how you choose to feel.

:P
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:13 AM
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3. I saw a car with a sign like that on top
it said "Kerry/Edwards 2004". It was on an army base maybe a month ago. Some little old veteran had it and his car was full of democratic bumperstickers.
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:16 AM
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4. I wonder where he got it from?
Paying for something like this is the least of my worries. I am wondering how to find something like this.
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shifting_sands Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:26 AM
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6. Signs
Call the corporate offices of Pizza Hut or Domino's and ask where they get those signs made.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:31 AM
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8. Step #1 Get out phone book
step #2. Open to signs

the rest should be self explanitory.

btw, franchises like pizza hut get their sighns from corporate so they won't be able to help you.

You can probably get it done for under $50.00
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:35 AM
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9. check out eBay, they have everything there..n/t
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 11:37 AM
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11. Plenty of sign shops around that can make magnetic signs 4u.
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 12:14 PM
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14. Here's a place that makes them--under $200
http://store.yahoo.com/accentgraphics/23macartomqu.html

They're called "car toppers." Wonder if I can find a place that sells a change-friendly sign?
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 12:09 PM
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13. Some sites I found with lighted signs
Edited on Sat Dec-31-05 12:12 PM by Rick Myers
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 03:49 PM
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18. Thanks so much! Autosox was perfect!
nt
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 12:23 PM
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15. It's an EXCELLENT idea! It's a great example of individual action.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 01:08 PM
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16. good idea because
it would help some people fell less isolated and insecure, knowing that it might help you fell less isolated and insecure.
people do feel isolated and insecure because the 'public voice' (the media) don't reflect their feelings and concerns.
isolation and insecurity incapacitates people politically.

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 01:15 PM
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17. what a great idea!
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