"GENERAL STRIKE 9/11/2007, NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, HIT THE STREETS!"
The DUmmies are caught between Iraq and a hard place. The Surge is working. Rove will not be frogmarched. Dems in Congress fold like a Murphy bed. Hillary's nomination is inevitable. Chimpeachment is a non-starter. And the clock is ticking. Thus the DUmmies' frustration is palpable. What to do with all their rage and fury? Strike out! Spring into action! Or INaction, as the case may be. Which would suit the DUmmie slacktivists better anyway. The latest plan of action is to do nothing--absolutely nothing productive, all together, on the same day, as revealed in this THREAD, "GENERAL STRIKE 9/11/2007, NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, HIT THE STREETS!" Yes, DUmmie Activists are GO! DUAC! DUAC! So let us watch the DUACos plan to do nothing in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, is in the [brackets]:
GENERAL STRIKE 9/11/2007, NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, HIT THE STREETS!
[The Day When Everything Finally Changed! Again. For the 47th time.]
I THINK IT'S GOING VIRAL
[That could just be your herpes acting up.]
The General Strike is a national call to action, from citizens to other citizens. It is not about a single issue. It is not an anti-war protest, a civil rights protest, an election fraud protest. It is not about torture, surveillance, corporate media, the 9/11 coverup, or the environment. This strike is about all these issues and more.
[It's about EVERYTHING! Or nothing. Or something. A General Strike for General Frustration!]
I just checked my calendar. I couldn't believe it! Sept. 11, is marked PATRIOT DAY.
[Horrors! Imagine, invoking patriotism on a day when our nation was attacked! Even the calendar companies are under the control of Bushco!]
Fortunately, it is not marked Patriot Day on my Greenpeace calendar.
I'm retired, but I'll take to the streets.
[After all, what else do you have to do? And, hey, it'll be like the '60s all over again!]
Who's gonna compensate me for lost wages? F*** that. I need every hour on the job to pay rent.
[The spirit of self-sacrifice . . . well, somebody else can have the spirit of self-sacrifice. Mom doesn't let me live down here in the basement for free, you know.]
So,what if it REALLY came down to your country or yourself? Which would you choose?
[Is this a trick question?]
How DARE you insult this person who is clearly not in good financial condition at all by implying they're a bad person by not taking off a day to march in protest for god knows what which will accomplish precisely nothing. If you would step out of your bubble briefly, there are 300 million people in the united states and i doubt if even 0.5% of them will "PARTICIPATE IN A GENERAL STRIKE AND WE COULD ALL TELL THEM TO GO F*** THEMSELVES!". You're saying this person should lose a day's pay and put themselves in dire financial condition so he could be part of what will most likely be a footnote in the middle of a newscast and an event for bloggers to pleasure themselves over. Not everyone has the ability to ignore life and go protest. When a general strike is being called that will actually accomplish something, give me a call.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
How dare us? How dare you! Who the hell are you to throw water on this action? As far as I know this is the first massive effort to have a General Strike and if you were to Google General Strikes you'd see the immediate positive effect they can have. Even if only 5% take part it would have an effect and could grow from there. Other General Strikes like boycotting everything GE sells would also send a message.
[Not One D*mn DUmmie Day!]
Look, nothing else is working, they're not listening to our votes. They're not listening to our letters, phone calls or emails. The only thing we have left is our ability to bring this country to a standstill for just one day. And you want to poo-poo it.
[Look, this won't work either. But it will make us feel good.]
Did you even read my post? I have not heard ANYTHING about this strike other than on here. Even if only 5% take part? You'll be lucky to get 1%! . . . Leave your internet bubble and go out in the real world and talk to people. It takes more than a fraction of the liberal blogosphere to hold a general strike with any meaning.
[OK, DUmmie slick8790, maybe you're not a Lousy Freeper Troll. In that case, I hereby award you a Kewpie Doll for a brief moment of mental clarity.]
yeah, and when a few hundred people join your general strike, all will be better. The minimum wage will go up to $20/hour, free healthcare will be made available to all, and unicorns will roam the great plains.
[I sense a note of sarcasm here.]
I will be marching somewhere somehow on that day at some time.
[Synchronize your watches.]
For those who can't take a day off, there should be a set hour or two that they can leave work?
[How about a Five-Minute Strike during coffee break?}
I'm in! LET'S TAKE THIS BIG. EVERYBODY! Email it, blog it, tell everyone you know to take the day off. Tell them to tell everyone they know. LET'S SHOW 'EM WHO'S BOSS!
[Speak truth to power, baby! Tell it to THE MAN!! DUmmie Activists are GO!!!]
You have my support. Maybe I'll just be lazy and worthless that day! Kind of be there, but not be there, ya know?
[How would anybody tell the difference?]
get a really bad cold, the blue flu
Everybody can do an economic boycott. By nothing that day.
[I suggest you buy a vowel: "u."]
What's the nutshell message . . . IMPEACH -- ??????? ???? ??? ?????
[Yes, that's the nutroots' message . . . IMPEACH -- !!!!!!! !!!! !!! !!!!!]
we need to have a 12:00 chant - rolling from time zone to time zone, of course: We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more!
[I volunteer Keith Olbermann to do his Howard Beale impression.]
I would do it, But I can't choose my time. My lunch is when it is.
[Somewhere Gandhi is spinning in his grave.]
I don't work or go to school anyway. . . .
[General Strike as way of life.]
Is there any sort of national registry for this?
[Yes, call 1-800-DUM-IDEA. Operators are standing by.]
Just one hour of no Internet access would freak out every major company. Let them see what it feels like not to be heard and be ignored. . . . Just one hour and it would be all over the news. Every screen connecting to the most terrifying of all messages "you have lost your freedom, we control what you see and hear", or just the date 1984 in huge letters.
[Be sure to wear your "V For Vendetta" mask while hacking the entire Internet.]
I call upon us to gather in groups of tens, of hundreds, of thousands. . . .
[Stick with the tens. You might make that.]
imagine, performing creative and bold actions of civil disobedience. . . . Imagine thousands of people with tape on their mouth, muzzled. . . .
Imagine the nude bicyclists. . . .
[Do I have to?]
You don't have to put yourself in the street. Just stay home, don't buy anything. Raindrops become creeks, creeks become rivers, rivers become lakes and oceans. Be a raindrop.
[I predict Partly Cloudy.]
"This strike is about all these issues and more." Which means it ends up being about nothing.
[Sorry, only one Kewpie Doll per thread.]