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January 20, 2005

Black Outs and Spending Stops

Many of my fellow left wing bloggers took their sites down today in protest of Shrub, Take Two. P! decided to join the blackout, a decision I agreed to through the consensus process. Here's the thing: I'm not morally opposed to blog blackouts (hence agreeing to let P! go down). I personally think it's absolutely pointless and self-defeating.

The point of my blogs is to allow me an outlet to discuss current events and culture. I also consider myself a voice for change, pointing out news you might not have heard, from a perspective you've never seen. It only helps my adversaries if I stop talking for a day.

Regarding "Not One Damn Dime" today. What the hell's the point? Why didn't y'all take that much concerted action in registering people to vote and getting them to the polls? Frankly, it is impossible for me to work and not spend a dime - I pay $1.75 each way to take the El to work. Did you want me to stop working in honor of your protest? And what about the other 364 days of the year? Do you just continue eating Big Macs and gulping down Coke while lamenting the state of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Posted by cj at January 20, 2005 1:21 PM

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