Friday, April 08, 2011

More Liberal Civility

How loud would the screams and lamentations be if Republicans tried this? How many more hollow calls for "civility" and "decency" would rise from the blue feverswamps?

If the federal government shuts down come Friday, House Speaker John Boehner may be in for quite a mess at his Washington, D.C. residence if some Facebook users have their way.

A Facebook event, entitled "If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house," has popped up and is gaining steam as the shutdown showdown ramps up on Capitol Hill. If the federal government shuts down, one of the District's services that will stop is trash pickup.

"Speaker John Boehner is ready to shut down the government, including District of Columbia city services like trash collection," it says on the page. "Well, if he won't allow us to use OUR TAX DOLLARS to pick it up, maybe we should just BRING IT TO HIM"...

Organizers of the event - Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway - write on the page that even if the government shutdown doesn't occur, they will "move forward with this event, we'll provide details on location(s) and we'll make sure it's done in a sanitary and respectful way. Please don't list any personal addresses for members of Congress on this page."

Goodman is listed in the Democratic National Committee network. Treadway is the political and logistics director for the liberal group Netroots Nation.

These aren't just your garden variety kooks, these are bigwigs in the liberal movement who are organizing this.

3 comments:

Ricochet said...

young friend, with 2 young children and a husband in Afghanistan (again) posted this on FB: As a military dependent with a social conscience I am hating our entire gov't right now. I cannot put myself before everyone else but I have a family to care for as well. How exactly did we get in a situation where the choice is to feed your family but run over the rights of so many and destroy our planet faster or just hoping you can make it through on air?

She is educated at a very good school but was blassed with 2 ultra-liberal parents. She knows we cannot pay and continue to pay for things we cannot afford - but it is those d**n Republicans who caused all of this.

Sigh.

Ricochet said...

That should be blessed not blassed.

MikeAT said...

Darren

Shouldn't you have listed hypocrisy for one of your labels...seems to fit.