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Friday, January 21, 2005

It's MY Damn Dime

And I'll spend it if I want!

Since by now you've probably read Ricky V's report on yesterday's "festivities" here in Eugene, I'll just share a little of my day yesterday.

I had a dentist appointment at 2. I left work at 12:45 and went home for lunch, got to enjoy some of the inaugural festivities on TV. Then I went to the dentist. On the way home, my route took me right past the courthouse and all the protestors. I don't think they liked me waving a Bush Cheney '04 sign out the window as I drove past. They were holding the standard signs and yelling the standard slogans. "Peace not war!" shouted one teenage girl. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that simple?

One of the signs said "Boycott gas and walmart". I thought, "Capital idea!" The MementoMobile was already knocking on E's door, so I stopped to fill 'er up. The Gas station I selected was the one that let us use their property for a "Support the troops" rally 2 years ago. Then I stopped and filled a couple of prescriptions, bought a pizza, payed the final installment on our new sofa set, and went home.

Co-payments profiting the evil pharmaceutical industry: $25
Gasoline purchase profiting the evil oil companies: $20
Thumbing my nose at the moonbats: Priceless


At 9:22 AM, Blogger RomeoDelta said...

I had a small victory yesterday. Someone I worked with was going to the counter-inaugural events. The night before, I was speaking with them about this idea of not buying anything, and how unfair it was to the companies that were allowing them to use their space.

Well, it turns out that they went to Cozmic Pizza and actually ordered dinner there! I guess my comments must have made some... sense?


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