DUmmie FUnnies 01-21-06 ("A REAL protest: Time to hit them in their wallets")
The impending confirmation of Samuel Alito is hitting the DUmmies much HARDER than I ever imagined. As a result, DUmmieland is full of gloom and doom threads inspired by the coming ApocAlito. Right now there are Four Horsemen of the ApocAlito: Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. When the Fifth (and Sixth) Horsemen of the ApocAlito are added, we can well expect the DUmmie lemmings to make arrangements to enter Heaven's Gate to meet the Mother Ship. One FRINGE BENEFIT of all the End of the World threads is that it is providing some really INCREDIBLE entertainment such as this THREAD titled, "A REAL protest: Time to hit them in their wallets." Of course, the proposed DUmmie suggestion is strictly an exercise in futility. So let us watch the DUmmie ants bang their collective heads against the wall OVER and OVER again in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, fattening his own wallet by selling tickets to the DUmmie Theater of the Absurd, is in the [brackets]:
A REAL protest: Time to hit them in their wallets.
[Not One Damn Dime Day.]
learned one thing from the massive anti-war protests we had in the runup to the Iraq quagmire. The BushCo Fascists know that they can ride out any civil disobedience, provided it doesn't hit them in the wallets.
[It was due to the incredible success of Not One Damn Dime Day. It struck fear in the Chimpco wallet.]
Though it grieves me to say this, because I make my living there, it may be time to STRIKE AT WALL STREET.
[You work on Wall Street? Delivering pizzas to brokerage firms?]
How you ask? Easy. We'll select a day that is unmistakably a day for protest. I will leave it to historians to find a worthy anniversary.
[April 1 would be the PERFECT day.]
Own any mutual funds? Sell them on that date. If this works effectively,, you will be able to buy them back cheaper later.
[Since the tax cuts have been working so well as a spur to the economy, you will be buying them back later at a STEEPER price.]
Own any stocks? Sell on that date. Same message. Buy back Cheaper later.
[Sell low. Buy high.]
Have a subscription to the New York Times, Barrons, or Wall Street Journal? Cancel it ON THAT DAY.
[It's going to KILL the WSJ to lose those two DUmmie subscribers.]
ANY CDs ? WITHDRAW THE MONEY EARLY ON THAT DAY. Straighten your affairs and CLOSE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT THAT DAY.
[WITHDRAW INTO THE HOBBIT HOLE THAT DAY.]
Credit Cards? Cancel them ON THAT DAY.
[Have any brain cells left? Cancel them ON THAT DAY.]
None of this can't be undone, but I'm telling you the expense and chaos that would result would be like a dagger to the heart of the Bush regime; because that's when it gets personal; when you cost their corporate overlords money.
[This could shake them up as much as Not One Damn Dime Day.]
Who's with me?
LETS GO GET THOSE NEOCON BASTARDS!
[Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!]
I'm With You To A Point....
But something like selling all stocks and mutual funds would have too big an impact on innocent parties, or even people who would support this but are unaware.
[I SALUTE your conscience. After all, a couple of DUmmies selling off their penny stocks could ruin the economy and harm the innocent people.]
If the innocents you speak of look for blame
The finger will be pointed at BushCo. If you waver , sure, we'll lose. They are counting on you wavering.
[Hey Chimpco! The big penny stock selloff amounting to 4 bucks is ALL YOUR FAULT!!!]
This idea could be expanded into other areas - imagine if, ON THAT DAY, everyone didn't SHOP? Didn't go out to dinner? Didn't go to a movie?
[Didn't use a pay toilet.]
Empty streets, buses, subways, restaurants, stores and movie theatres across the country, all ON THAT DAY, would send a very powerful message. And when retailers start reporting the giant drop in patronage ON THAT DAY, it will certainly make the NEWS!
[It...it could be almost as big as Not One Damn Dime Day!!!]
Its a 21st century general strike. Focused; done via modem and phone line.
[You won't even have to move your lazy ass away from the glow of your computer screen.]
FOR THE FUTURE. FOR THE SAKE OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN, WE MUST ELIMINATE THIS SCOURGE FROM OUR COUNTRY.
[FOR THE SAKE OF MY SANITY, DON'T ELIMINATE MY ELECTRO-SHOCK THERAPY!]
For some people out there, it would seem too onerous a task to do all of this, and then go back and un-do it. And if the task is too onerous, it won't get the massive response necessary.
[Understatement of the year.]
This is a cross posted plan; you could do a general strike too, but I'm telling you , the significance of chopping a chunk off the market cap of an S&P company, all because Bush won't leave office, THAT is something that speaks volumes.
[I have a better idea. Why don't you doo-doo in your pants and jump up and down while screaming until Bush leaves office?]
I`ve been racking my brains trying to think of a mass effort DUers could participate in. Something nonviolent and effective, something that`s considerate of the fact that many folks don`t have a lot of spare time....or money. I don`t have any monetary bargaining chips, but I do have a burning desire to do something.
[We'll just sit around waiting until you think of something to do...or doo-doo.]
I've already pondered closing my largest savings accout and demanding the money in cash on the day if/when Alito is confirmed.
[Give me my two bucks...NOW!!!]
First step is progressives ending their subscriptions for cable and sattellite.
[Then cancel your Internet connection.]
We're organizing it RIGHT NOW. Starting with DU. I've seen stranger things catch on. It's doable. We just need the date. Oh and of course a communique, Osama style, with Skinner in a black Ski mask petting his chihuahua released to the media
[The message of the communique, delivered by Skinner's chihuahua, would be: "Yo quiero Taco Bell!"]
Satellite is the only way that I can watch c-span, DemocracyNow and some other really good programs on Free Speech TV and LinkTV, and that's why I don't want to cancel it. I saw that the "Basement Hearings" will replay tonight and I intend to tape it. My kids need to see it and I'll share it with other people who need to see it. Sorry, but I'm not willing to cancel my satellite. I'll do a lot of other things, but not that.
[The first of the DUmmies who will be pleading for special dispensation from the PayPal Ban on Satellite TV.]
Bank accounts, credit cards, Mutual funds. Quit THOSE.
[Sanity, reality, common sense. Quit THOSE.]
It's called a General Strike...
Call it for what it is. A General Strike! Same thing. the impact is ECONOMICAL. that's the point, that's the target, that's what a General Strike is.
[Say it! SAY IT! SAAAAAAAAY IT!!!]
See, the corporate oligarchy that runs Bushco does not fear a"general strike" because the impact, direct impact on them is too diluted.
[We regret to inform you that the corporate oligarcy that runs Bushco has been reorganized as Chimpco.]
I agree with your premise, and a real General Strike is, probably unlikely. But Economic General Strike, has a certain ring to it...
[I'm sort of partial to Generally Economic General Strike.]
It's the April 23rd movement.
[How about the April 1 Generally Economic General Strike Bowel Movement?]
I can do some, but not all.......gotta keep the bank account due to my co. requiring direct deposit of pay, plus
child support pmts.
[Uh-Oh! ANOTHER DUmmie asking for Special Dispensation.]
Some is the idea. If everyone does SOMETHING, we might get SOMEWHERE
[Can I SNORE loudly in protest? Can I? Can I? Can I?]