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Hail to the Thief

My office is at 14th and H Streets, so it stands to reason that we'll be closed on Inauguration Day. To much of a security risk to have the building full of unaccounted for individuals. I can barely stand all the "Thanks You Mr. President" banners I see around town already. As if DC ever voted other than Blue.

So I have that day off. I can't decide if I want to stay home and mourn, or go downtown and rage. Anyone else have plans?

This weekend looks like a lot of home improvement, and continued convalescence from the Creeping Crud. I plan to get to back to Photoshop soon, as well. I really like the icon practice I've been doing as a way to slowly wade into it. These little 100X100 pixel images are like visual haikus. The very constraints of the medium force you to be more creative.

Also, only four days left on Phase One of the South Beach Diet. I can just taste the strawberries and the thin-crust, whole wheat, low-fat pizza. I am taking this opportunity to pat myself on the back for staying on the wagon through sickness, in the middle of winter.


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Jan. 14th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
I will be doing clinic defense -- but if I wasn't, I would go to this march, because it sounds like they'll have the best music.
Jan. 14th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I will consider this option.
Jan. 14th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks You Mr. President

Jan. 14th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
You aren't going to come down to turn your back with us?

(and a big HA!! to Jack.)

I am so hooked on icons. What I like is that they're useful, sorta. More useful than most digital art in that there's a place for them to be displayed where they're seen often.
Jan. 14th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, I will certainly go with you to turn my back! I will probably call to bug you this weekend for details.
Jan. 17th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
You could try this...
This was sent to me by a friend.

Not One Damn Dime Day - Jan 20, 2005

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 nothing for 24 hours.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, Kmart,
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.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the
people of the United States of America, not for the international
corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and
funnel cash into American politics.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The politicians
put the troops in harm's way. Now 1,200 brave young Americans and (some
estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops a
plan - a way to come home.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing
agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing.

You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed. For 24 hours,
nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
Jan. 17th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: You could try this...
I don't think that'd shut them down at all. If you don't spend it that day, you'd spend it the next to buy the things you need/want, eh?
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