Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Brother, Can You Spare One Damn Dime?

Here's a protest you won't see much of in the future, and I suspect even the current one will fail:

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money, and don't use your credit card. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Nor toll/cab/bus or train ride money exchanges. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Walmart, KMart and Target. Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please 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.
It'll fail cuz there's no glory in it. No one gets to chant their superiority, take off their clothes, or attract attention in any way. And what's a protest about anyway, if not a politicized mating ritual? As Vince Vaughn's character put it in the Jurassic Park sequel: he's really just there to meet chicks.

Besides, do the organizers really think they can get their supporters to stay away from Starbucks for an entire day? Not one damn coffee? This I gotta see!

Hat Tip: LGF