In the aftermath of Bush's reelection, I've received several e-mails from disgruntled liberals suffering from PEST (Post Election Selection Trauma). The latest version of these messages suggests a day-long suspension of all economic activity on January 20: Inauguration Day.
A protest called "Not One Damn Dime Day" is circulating in cyberspace, encouraging critics of Bush and the war in Iraq to send a message by not spending any money on Jan. 20.
The point of the protest is to "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," says a letter that has spread across the nation through e-mail and Web site postings.
These protests--which typically ask people to not buy things like food and gasoline for a day--always make me laugh. Even if you get a lot of people to participate, they're just going to make up for it some other day. Someone needs to knock some sense into these people, or make them watch "The Simpsons".
In one Simpsons episode, the townspeople become angry with the Kwik-E-Mart store owner and decide to boycott in protest. One of the people in the crowd points out that if they are not going to be buying anything for awhile, they'd better stock up in preparation. They end up cleaning out the store and on the way out, the last customer (Homer Simpson?) tells Apu the store owner, 'There, maybe that'll teach you a lesson!'.
This is the Democrats in a nut shell. They love power much more than they love America, so they attempt to instigate damage to our nation, albeit in a stupid manner. For me, January 20th sounds like a good time to buy a book, go out to dinner, shop for some bathroom fixtures and watch the President's inauguration.