December 23, 2004

"Not One Damn Dime Day"

Political and consumer activism will mix on Inauguration day:

MACON,GA.- Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money. 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.

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.

The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.

Hmmm... this really is a pathetic form of protest. Bush does stuff you don't like, so you punish WalMart? If you really thing the government is doing terrible things, then you should have a mass protest by not paying your income taxes for that day... Eventually, you will be fined, arrested, and jailed--of course--but if you're not willing to go the Thoreau route, how much to you really believe in your cause? Anyway, some people think the retail boycott is a great idea... (note the URL).

Posted by Kevin on December, 23 2004 at 10:29 AM | TrackBack

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Ian S. wrote:

Thanks for the tip, I'll spend extra that day ;-)

-- December 23, 2004 02:08 PM

Roy Tabat wrote:

The reason religious leaders arenot protesting the war i Iraq is because Freedom is the right thing to do.
Those who fight us know that their power base will be lost iwhen the people of Iraq have a democracy.
These terrorists (not insurgents) have already lost in Afghanistan and the wave of freedom will continue to roll throughout the middle east.
If you dont agree... protest but at the expensive of your neighbors who work to support their families.
How immoralistic can you be to take bread out of children's mouths.
You are becoming as desperate as the terrorists.

As far as the number of Iraquis killed, don't forget most have been murdered by the terrorists in Iraq

-- January 2, 2005 02:06 AM

Roy Tabat wrote:

I will be sure to spend way more then a dime in support of the brave soldiers who are spreading freedom where it has never been before.

-- January 2, 2005 02:07 AM

Grunt Nutsack wrote:

Roy Tabat appears to be something of a reactionary. . . Let's boycott him too. . .

-- January 3, 2005 02:54 PM

Thos Myers wrote:

Let' take NODD Day and take the average of what we would have spent on that day, 20 January, 2005, and send that money to the relief orgnizations working with the tsunami survivors and refugees. That would be a real statement.

-- January 3, 2005 08:31 PM

ProFink wrote:

It's working!! When you get responses like some of the above it's positive indication we aren't being ignored.

-- January 11, 2005 11:32 AM

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