Thursday, January 20, 2005

NOT ONE DAMN DIME

Pardon me, but this makes not one damn iota of sense (no pun intended). I received an email about this, and saw it on Celti's site when I was looking for pictures of Inanna's boobs (which are beautiful and would turn me gay if I weren't hopelessly straight)....................................

Where was I? Oh yeah. This NOT ONE DAMN DIME scheme is a political statement protesting the 40 million dollars being spent on Dubya's inauguration. The ever-so-brilliant-leftist thinking goes as follows: It's money we could be spending on the tsunami victims or education, so in protest, we will try to sink our own economy because if we hurt our own businesses, we will have even more money to spend on education and tsunami victims.

First of all, just for perspective, president Clinton spent 33 million on his. And that was without all of the extra security that is needed in this day and age. Secondly, where do you think the money for the inauguration is going? Why, to businesses that employ people. Lots of people. Regular people like you and me who would not otherwise see a dime of that money. It's not as if the donating corporations are simply going to give it away. That's all money that they'd keep in their tidy little bank accounts if they didn't spend it on the inauguration.

And for a slightly more nauseating perspective, look at the Hollywood awards shows. Why isn't anyone boycotting over the injustice of having to watch the bulbous Star Jones waddle around in acres of expensive duds while the tsunami victims perish from exposure? Why aren't we ruining our economy over the twiggy actresses who throw up their toenails (in the face of the starving tsunami victims) so they can prance around in whatever hideous concoction with which they insist on assaulting our eyes, as they step out of their limousines and point their transparent fingers at us, telling us what greedy cunts we are because we haven't sold our homes and donated the proceeds to whatever bottom-feeding "charity" has wormed its way into their idiotic brains?

I'll tell you why. Because it does no good and in fact, does a great deal of harm. What about the businesses who donate to the tsunami victims and neighborhood schools? How are they helped by this boycott? How would they be helped by a boycott of Hollywood?

HYPOCRISY. SHEER, RANK, EMBARRASSING, MYOPIC HYPOCRISY.

So to everyone who is considering taking part in this boycott, I beg of you to draw it out to it's logical conclusions before you participate.

1 comment:

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On : 1/20/2005 11:11:46 AM Trogers (www) said:


I agree completely. I've had one person already this morning, question why we are spending 40 mil on Dubya. I told them we're just showing the rest of the world how wonderfully democracy works.

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On : 1/20/2005 11:18:55 AM micki (www) said:


What about the turn your back thing, Michael Moore was trying to put together? He forgot to consider he was still attending. If you're going to boycott something, you're not supposed to be there. That's what I always thought.


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On : 1/20/2005 11:28:41 AM Jethro (www) said:


Just another example to show you that the far left is nothing but a bunch of hypocrites. It's okay when they do it, but not when someone else does. This sheer act of desperation only confirms that they are imploding. Thank God.

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On : 1/20/2005 12:06:12 PM Ciggy (www) said:


"WE" are not spending "one damn dime" on Dubya, nor did "we" spend "one damn dime" on Clinton during his inaugurations. As you pointed out in your post, those are private funds, donated privately, and spent privately. None of the screeching weasels' DAMN business how it gets spent.

I've heard just about enough about tsunami victims, too. If they weren't a bunch of Islamofascists threatening to murder the aid workers, I'd probably feel a lot more charitable about that part of the world.

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On : 1/20/2005 12:06:49 PM Angi (www) said:


Things like this, for the reasons the idiots are doing it, make me want to spend MORE money today.

This morning, I heard one of the talking heads of morning TV ask if it was appropriate to be having the innagural celebrations while our country was at war. Since when to we let the terrorist nation we are at war with, make our decisions? What kind of statement would it make if we DIDN'T celebrate?

The idiots in hollywood, should take their baubles, $10,000 dresses, sell them on Ebay and donate the proceeds to the tsunami victims if they are so concerned about the money that isn't going to them. Let them give up a bit of their own lifestyle. Better yet, give it all up, move over there an actually put some muscle where their mouth is.



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On : 1/20/2005 12:07:54 PM Angi (www) said:


Please excuse me for ranting on in your blog, I temporarily forgot I have my own blog to rant in!

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On : 1/20/2005 12:21:34 PM Zelda (www) said:


Tommy - Good for you.

Micki - If anything could make me question the democracy in which we live, it would be the sight of Fat Seditious Slob's ass. I think we should ban it.

Jethro - I think I'm in love with you.

Ciggy - I think I'm in love with you too. And I didn't make enough of a point that everything is being PRIVATELY donated for the Inauguration.

Angi - Please rant away. It's why I wrote this post.

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On : 1/20/2005 12:31:44 PM Gooch (www) said:


You'd be proud of me. I went out for breakfast this morning. $10 towards a better economy. And probably another $5 in a few minutes. May need to pick up some Tums. It was Mexican food.- Machaca.



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On : 1/20/2005 12:37:24 PM Zelda (www) said:


Yum Gooch. I actually wasn't planning on spending any money today, but in honor of your breakfast, I may take my family to go get some enchiladas. And Tums.

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On : 1/20/2005 12:51:16 PM micki (www) said:


Wow, you were exactly the way I thought you would be. I don't agree with all your views, but you cannot help but respect someone who sticks to their guns. This whole boycotting stuff is ridiculous.
I would think you were my cousin if you didn't live in texas. She's in Nebraska.
Sometimes it's those people that make me wonder what free speech is for. You cannot force anyone to change their beliefs. We need more people in the world like you. Ones with very loud voices.

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On : 1/20/2005 1:20:38 PM Zelda (www) said:


No one has to agree with anyone's views, but I encourage everyone to apply common sense. And I have loud fingers as opposed to a loud voice.

But let's call it like it is. This boycott is stupid because

#1. You are not going to change anyone's mind

#2. You are affecting the livelihood of the ordinary citizen who is not as likely to be intimidated as they are pissed.

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On : 1/20/2005 1:22:57 PM Zelda (www) said:


And I've decided that I don't think boycott can apply to this scenario. It is more like economic hostage-taking. And I've never known anyone to sympathize with hostage takers except left-wing mental primates who think appeasement is the answer to all the world's grievances.

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On : 1/20/2005 2:01:41 PM Inanna (www) said:


I see your point and unfortunately because I was hungry, I spent money today ... how did Hollywood get in this? nevermind, I'm way too tired to formulate any coherent thought other than I see your point about the private donations... they had a huge knockin' Govenor thingy here... guess who WASN'T invited...

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On : 1/20/2005 2:12:20 PM Kristin (www) said:


All I have to say is A FUCKIN' MEN!

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On : 1/20/2005 2:21:45 PM Zelda (www) said:


Hollywood is a comparison illustrating narrow-minded hypocrisy on the part of those who participate in this boycott. And besides, no one boycotted the economy when Clinton spent 33 billion on his. Myopic hypocrisy, and I'm adding that to the post.

Ironically, I haven't spent a cent today. YET.

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On : 1/20/2005 2:22:46 PM Zelda (www) said:


Thanks Kristin.

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On : 1/20/2005 2:24:58 PM Gooch (www) said:


I find that it's silly mainly in the same way I find all those "Let's protest the high price of gas by boycotting buying gas on Wednesday" emails you get every now and again. Say I dont' buy anything today, I'll just end up buying more tomorrow. So what point have I proven? And don't call me Zadie just because I ended this with a question.


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On : 1/20/2005 2:30:50 PM Zelda (www) said:


Zay..er.Gooch,

I just want to smush you. In such a good way.

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On : 1/20/2005 2:49:03 PM Jen (www) said:


I have to say that I was blissfully unaware of this idiotic boycott until I read your post today. I had planned to spend the day indoors, playing with my kid; however, I am now tempted to run out and buy a car, or two. Maybe even stop by SAMS Club and pick up a year's worth of toilet paper or something. Forty million does seem like a massive amount of money, but it is not tax dollars being spent!!! For crying out loud, how stupid do you have to be to follow along with something like this?

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On : 1/20/2005 10:33:31 PM Jethro (www) said:


Whoa babe! Slow down. Asking a Hollywood liberal to use common sense will require numerous baby steps.

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On : 1/20/2005 10:33:32 PM Jethro (www) said:


Whoa babe! Slow down. Asking a Hollywood liberal to use common sense will require numerous baby steps.

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On : 1/20/2005 10:40:11 PM Zelda (www) said:


Good for you Jen. You don't have to be politically minded to see the idiocy of certain agendas.

Jeth - I'm asking Hollywood liberals to do NOT ONE DAMN THING.

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On : 1/20/2005 11:57:50 PM (www) said:


You don't have to be on one side to see that attacking people is not the way to have a logical argument either.

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On : 1/21/2005 1:43:15 AM Trashman (www) said:


I spent plenty of money today. A grand total of $5.41. I did my part. LOL

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On : 1/21/2005 7:20:19 AM Zelda (www) said:


Anon - A noble argument. I suggest you keep that in mind the next time someone spits out "racist" at someone from the South.

Trashman - That's more than I spent, but that's because I'm fiscally conservative.

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On : 1/21/2005 8:47:59 AM Greg (www) said:


Sheer and utter hypocrisy!

That said, can you please provide a link to Inanna's boobs?

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On : 1/21/2005 8:59:16 AM MJ (www) said:


Not to mention whatever you dont spend on inaugration day will likely either be spent the day before or after. I mean if you were going to fill your gas tank, you will still need that the day after, or a hair cut. You cant tell me that people are going to stop spending for 4 yrs? Bogus ... besides i like our president lol!