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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by buckeye23
These types of boycotts never work.
Never work? We suppose this depends upon what "work" means here. To us it doesn't mean this imaginary horrible of shutting down the U. S. economy. To us it means to in frustration try to demonstrate that, contrary to all the propaganda out of Washington, there are some of us who are fed up, and this is just one way of doing it.

After all, in the name of "security," it appears that even peaceful demonstrations will be stifled along the parade route. But we will be heard.

Ann & Jim
post #32 of 50
All I have to say about this is....why? This wouldn't work, just like the "don't buy gas for a day". So, you don't buy anything on the 20th, so what. Most would do it on the 19th or the 21st. So, you would have a day when no one would buy anything, but the day before or the day after you would have a surge of people buying things. Lets say it would work, why would you want to do it anyway? What about a small business owner who is against the war who's business would suffer from this? If you want to make yourself heard, you cannot hide and be silent. You have to get out, be seen and heard. Write letters, anything, to get your point across. Just don't do it in a violent way by damaging private property.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by James Brown
Never work? We suppose this depends upon what "work" means here. To us it doesn't mean this imaginary horrible of shutting down the U. S. economy. To us it means to in frustration try to demonstrate that, contrary to all the propaganda out of Washington, there are some of us who are fed up, and this is just one way of doing it.

After all, in the name of "security," it appears that even peaceful demonstrations will be stifled along the parade route. But we will be heard.

Ann & Jim
Apparently you didn't read my link. No, these types of boycotts don't work. It is the same concept as the "Don't Buy Gas For a Day" boycott. It doesn't work.

I didn't say boycotts don't work. Given the proper reasons and motivation, a boycott can be very successful if done right, i.e. a major company made a horrible mistake and won't own up to it. But this one is rediculous. Several people have posted this already, but even if you could pull this off, why would you? Why would you want to attempt to ruin our own economy?

Let's play devil's advocate and say this was successful. You know what would happen? You guys would blame Bush for the state of the economy, "Blah, blah, blah, I hate Bush. He ruined the economy." Even though it was your boycott that sent the economy down that path. And don't even TRY to argue this point, because you know it's true, that's exactly what would happen.

And you know why they won't let people protest on the parade route? Because people are stupid. There are always several idiots who will take things too far and cause problems. I have absolutely no problems keeping protesters off the parade route, I don't blame them one bit. Watch the parade, I guarantee someone will stand on the parade route and cause problems anyway.
post #34 of 50
Brother, can you 'not' spare a dime? The 'depression' is here again in a different form...
post #35 of 50
I have been watching to see if this topic arose on other boards I lurk or post at...and it hasn't. If it hasn't, then it won't be huge. If it isn't huge, then it's useless. It won't be felt.

Furthermore, I plan on making several purchases tomorrow that I've delayed making...just to counter those people who think attacking our economy is the way to go.

And lastly, I will make my purchases after watching the inagurul (I can't spell this morning) address...and I'll lift a martini tonight in celebration of Condi Rice's nomination passing the Foreign Relations committee and making it to the full Senate. And I'll just add here that I'm ashamed of Barbara Boxer's attack on Rice yesterday and today.

Off to work I go, to stimulate the economy in my own fashion....

Best-
Michele
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by James Brown
"Overwhelming" majority? Excuse us. George W. Bush amassed an "overwhelming" 51% of the popular vote.

Jim & Ann
Thank you, I was hoping someone would say that.
post #37 of 50
It's funny cause I probably won't be spending today anyways, not much to spend with these boys in charge...

"the dollar is getting lower than the taste at an Andrew Dice Clay show"
post #38 of 50
It's funny that the Democrats claimed Clinton had such a mandate, yet more people voted against him than for him in both elections. By todays standards Mr. Bush did win by an overwhelming majority, but of course I would never expect so many who have expressed such extremely hostile opposition to him to ever admit it.

Need to go out and spend some money, but will have to wait a little bit as the ceremony is on now.
post #39 of 50
Beh. I have too muh in my life right now to worry about whether I'm helping or hurting such an inneffectual protest. Today is grocery day. My stomach is more important than my politics.

I am, however, NOT watching the inauguration. You know I have a bumpersticker with a picture of Cheney with an oil dike sticking out of his chest. It says "I'm dying because my heart is pumping Oil!"

BTW- I'm a libertarian. Not a Democrat. don't lump us all together like that, it is rude to make assumptions.
post #40 of 50
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don't lump us all together like that, it is rude to make assumptions
Where did anyone lump anyone together? It's also rude to make unfounded accusations.
post #41 of 50
Let's keep things as objective as possible here, meaning no , or
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by CharmsDad
Where did anyone lump anyone together? It's also rude to make unfounded accusations.
In a well-intended effort to turn things around here, to encourage more gentility, including by myself, I will admit my major ethical failing today -- my faulty devotion to a cause. I just took Ann to lunch, and I paid for it!

I do hope that makes at least 51% of our readers happy.

Cheers,

Jim
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by James Brown
In a well-intended effort to turn things around here, to encourage more gentility, including by myself, I will admit my major ethical failing today -- my faulty devotion to a cause. I just took Ann to lunch, and I paid for it!

I do hope that makes at least 51% of our readers happy.

Cheers,

Jim
BAD Jim!! BAD!! BAD!!

I'm going to a class tonight to learn about cat massage (t-touch therapy) and have to pay for it tonight. My husband had the idea to write a check and date it tomorrow. The teacher is a democrat that was just laid off of her daytime job (her job was offshored to India). So am I cheating?
post #44 of 50
No your fine.

I love the cat massage, that is so great!
post #45 of 50
Thank heavens (that I'm not cheating!) If the massage class is cool, I'll share some things about it tomorrow.
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
Thank heavens (that I'm not cheating!) If the massage class is cool, I'll share some things about it tomorrow.
We look forward to hearing from you, Amy. Both Miss Kitty and Samwise just love to have their shoulders massaged. Miss Kitty hops up on Jim's bed each evening for her massage, and she gets very upset if he is tired and tries to go to sleep -- she will push on his arm with her nose until he obliges.

Ann & Jim
post #47 of 50
I bought gas, cat litter and toilet paper. My gas gauge was on "walk", I had scooped as much as would scoop and drip dry is NOT an option!
post #48 of 50
Jan. 20 will be over in two hours here and this is the first that I've heard of this protest. I work with CNN News blaring all day long and never heard a word. It's going to take a lot more organization than that to be effective.
post #49 of 50
My is leaving for Iraq the 26th of this month
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by chelle
My is leaving for Iraq the 26th of this month
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