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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:36 PM
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A great radio call.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:36 PM by GivePeaceAchance
One radio caller said one thing that make the mob go quiet is to call out their anonymity. Everyone entering the Twon hall should be made to wear a name badge and then if anyone starts disruption film and call out out by name. Some of these people will have progressive bosses they work maybe job cuts they have to make. If they're called out by name they can and caught on camera they can be found out and face the critique of public opinion. It sounds like a plan to me. The caller said it may also work to bring people who are wheel chair bound but strong otherwise and bring them to the town hall. To see them shouting at people who are not that able bound will give striking imagery to who they really are. Just some suggestions I felt were worth throwing out there, that maybe could help pacify the crowds.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:15 PM
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1. But base their names on their drivers licenses...
...or their government-issued ID's for those who don't drive. Print up the badge nice and big, and include their city and state of residence.

This would not only let the speakers address people by name (a very polite thing to do) but to point out the Republican leg-breakers imported for the occasion.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:56 PM
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2. From what I've seen,
the majority of those folks are retirees, so the idea of them having "progressive bosses" just doesn't cut it.

As for using people in wheelchairs, well, if that's not a weenie notion, I don't know what is. Is that what you think it would take to negate these thugs? Using disabled people in order to "shame" the thugs?

I don't see it, but you may be on to something. Right now, those thugs are being organized (and presumably, paid - in cash) by an organization that has the system down pat. I would like to see President Obama do something dramatic in order to address the lies they're shouting.

Like go on Bill O'Reilly's show, and answer his questions, refute the assertions made by the screaming crazies, one by one. That would leave them with nothing to protest, if he did it right - and I honestly believe our President would do it right..........................
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:58 PM
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3. and should everyone who protested the iraq war have been forced to wear a name tag?
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 11:58 PM by onenote
Should everyone posting on DU be forced to use their real names?

Dumb idea.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:47 AM
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4. Crowd mentality does tend to dissipate when anonymity is gone..
I would guess that is exactly why the KKK wore hoods....
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:13 AM
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5. I'd rather just dunk 1000 teabags in water and throw them on the jerks.
"Obama will kill your Gammy!" Chant: Teabag Him! Teabag Him! Teabag Him!
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 03:49 AM
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6. I'd make them declare whether they're using SS or Medicare, then make em wear a badge
Edited on Sun Aug-09-09 03:50 AM by diane in sf
that says "Socialist"
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