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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:24 PM
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What are your plans for Inauguration Day?
I'll be in DC...video cameras at the ready...eggs/bananas at the ready...ready for some freeper joisting...
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:25 PM
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1. Throw an egg for me
It's my birthday, I'll be avoiding anything to do with it.
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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:28 PM
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4. Happy birthday !!!!!
:party: :toast: :beer:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:29 PM
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8. Thanks. n/t
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:53 PM
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21. it is my birthday too...
and so i will be celebrating my birth...and my life...and, as always..feeling gratitude that my parents did not name me inauguration..which they did give some thought to doing!
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:57 PM
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24. I'll have an egg or banana with your best birthday wishes
You Capricorn you...
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:27 PM
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2. Wake at 7.... turn off alarm. Realize what day it is. Cry. Put covers over
head. Cry. Lie in bed all day. Cry.

Democratic meetup (anti-inaguration) in the evening.
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:28 PM
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3. protesting, wearing orange, in my hometown
cant afford DC but can afford to take the day off and go protest in Seattle. I'll wear orange and am still thinking of what to put on my sign. Oh, and I'll have the VCR running to catch the REAL protests in DC. Wish I could be there.



www.cafepress.com/showtheworld
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:43 PM
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18. won't do any good in East Tennessee to wear orange.
Everyone here, majority freepers, all are Tennessee Vol fans, so everyone has plenty of orange to wear year 'round.

Guess I'll wear black, though, that should be noticed.
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:28 PM
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5. What are the eggs for? If your implying that you might try to egg Bush,
tell the SS I said hi. I am sure you will have plenty of time to talk to them.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:34 PM
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12. I've egged Bush's bus this summer, so I'm pretty familiar with the drill
It's a fast, quick motion. The eggs stay in your pocket until the last possible moment.

Very exhilarating!
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:38 PM
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16. I would have a good lawyer on call and retainer.
You will be dropped like a sack of potatoes and whisked away before the egg hits the ground.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:28 PM
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6. Boil one of those eggs before you throw it.
I'll be in the rainforests of Costa Rica.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:28 PM
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7. working, then attending counterinaugural festivities at the
Tarrant County Democrats.

Depression themed.
Soup line
best depression era costume wins a prize

wearing black and spending no money other than the donation at the door for the counterinagural, it is a fund raiser for rent at the headquarters
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:31 PM
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10. I'll be protesting the illegal inauguration of Bush, of course
PROTEST THE ILLEGAL INAUGURATION OF BUSH! 24 HOUR STRIKE ONJAN. 20!

For 24 Hours SHUT DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY

-- If you are an employee, take Thursday, January 20 off. Take a
vacation day, a personal day, call in sick. I don't care. Just don't
work. (Emergency workers excluded).

-- If you own a business, (and I realize this is a very big request),
close down your business on January 20. Put a message on your voicemail
letting anyone who calls know why you are closed. Put a sign in your
window. Just do it!

-- If you have a website, take it down, and put up a page that says your
business is closed because you are mourning the death of your country,
the end of democracy and the US as we have known it, the stolen election
and the illegal inauguration of bush!

-- If you have friends outside the US, tell them not to buy an american
product, an american stock, conduct business with an american firm, nothing!

-- AND NO ONE HERE BUYS A THING! Not a bottle of water, a pay-per-view
movie, a candy bar, a gallon of gas, a pack of cigarettes, nothing. Get
organized and do it the day before.

While you are sitting home, pick up the phone and call the media and
tell them what you are doing. (This is the ONLY thing you are allowed to
spend money on.) Call your senators and representatives if you think it
will do any good.

They wouldn't listen to us when we called and emailed and filed
lawsuits. They thought that they were going to steal our country and
our freedom, send us to war, put the profits in their pockets and then
rub our faces in it by inaugurating bush? I say NO WAY!


On Inauguration Day Protest!

Our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq. Our
political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it. And our
"free" press has been so bought out by mega corporations they could not
even find the wherewithal to investigate a stolen presidential election.

And now, on January 20th we are being asked to accept the man who
brought us this new world order as our leader?

Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is the day we SHUT DOWN
THE U.S. ECONOMY for 24 Hours.

That's right. The War Machine, The Military Industrial Complex,Political
Lobbyists, Corporate control of the media. It's all about money. This
time, we hit them where it hurts.

For 24 Hours SHUT DOWN THE U.S. ECONOMY

Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for
impulse purchases. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.

Boycott Walmart, KMart and Target. Don't go to the mall or the local
convenience store. Don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for
that matter). For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail
economy down.

Not one dime on pay per view, stamps, don't put mail in your mailbox,
nothing.

The object is simple. Don't spend, Don't work, Don't participate in the
economy.

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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:37 PM
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15. new job, no vacation time, not enough sick time, still in training
so really can't take the day off.

But I won't buy gas, groceries, or any other items that day. Thinking about taking peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, too. ( A WIC lunch, so to speak)

The only money I plan to spend is my donation to my local party org to keep the rent paid on our headquarters
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:31 PM
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9. Did you see this? the first "Inaugural Bawl"
"Jan. 20 will bring a wave of lavish balls to Washington -- and a fair share of mourning by Democrats. In Alexandria, for example, Fred and Susan Morhart are hosting their first "Inaugural Bawl" at an afternoon party in their home. The invitations, lined with black borders, promise "consolation, sedation, tissues and lunch." The Morharts, both retired pubic school history teachers, will be serving quiche with a white Bordeaux and are expecting about 40 guests. "We have a bunch of Democrat friends who are pretty seriously depressed," Fred told us. "Not moving to Canada, yet -- but we thought it was a good idea to get together." Black crepe optional."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60207-2005Jan9.html
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BlackCoffeeSound Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:34 PM
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11. Santa Cruz
Is there going to be any kind of protest in the San Fran area? That's as close as I can get to I believe. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:34 PM
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13. Boycott
Edited on Mon Jan-10-05 11:36 PM by jojo54
http://www.themountainsplash.com/poets_cafe/

suggesting a nationwide boycott against purchasing ANYTHING: food, department store items, ESPECIALLY gas. If we can keep the BFEE from earning just half of their daily oil take of 100 mil per day, it will be something to cheer about.

OOPS! Just saw post #10
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:35 PM
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14. continue working
to get more Dems elected.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:40 PM
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17. I will have
the whole media on ignore. I won't watch one second of this nightmare.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:45 PM
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19. Puke, puke, and puke some more.
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Save this nation one town, county, and state at a time!
http://timeforachange.bluelemur.com/electionreform.htm#why
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:50 PM
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20. Bid my husband and his Guard unit goodbye.
I posted about this in another thread. I hope I'm not being too redundant, but it is on my mind, and I can't get away from to irony that when Mr. Bush takes office, my family is being torn apart. :( I will probably feel this way for awhile. Try to put up with me if you can.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:53 PM
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22. We'll be thinking about you
and hoping your hubby the best. Unfortunately, don't think this is going to end any time soon. My daughter's (kind of) boyfriend is on hold at the moment - one day he's going, the next he's not. Damn, what a mind job!
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:03 AM
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26. Yea, they did that to my husband, too.
Then within a week he had orders. He was originally told March, but then the date was moved up. Made Christmas kind of dreary.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:56 PM
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23. Wow
All my good vibes go out to you and your family. That is tragic. Really...

I hope you have some support to help you through this as well as hope your husband has a few extra angels on his shoulder.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:05 AM
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27. Thank you, and
yes, there are a few people around. Both our families live out of town, but my parents visit as often as they can.

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crd57 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:59 PM
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25. Obit in your local paper
On Inauguration Day put an obit in your local paper and title it Death of our Democracy.
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Raiden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:07 AM
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28. blue paperclips and black armbands! n/t
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hoi polloi Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:42 AM
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29. Emailing cirriculum vitaes
In search of a job.
That's what I'll probably be doing.
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RabidNation Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:25 AM
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30. I'm trying to go to DC
I really want to be there to give piggy the inaugural "welcome" that he deserves. but other than that, my plans are as follows - hope you'll join me:

<http://www.black-thursday.com>


(thanks for considering it at least)
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tomkertes Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:43 AM
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31. I will wear black.
I will wear a black armband, and put black flags up in my yard.
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starrislandS Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:51 AM
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32. Meeting my sister
in Manhattan and spending the day shopping!!
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