Monday, January 30, 2006

Arsenals of Democracy



This is all you need...








To Turn This...















Into This...



White and black paint, duct tape, marking pen, boxcutter, an overhead projector and transparencies are all the tools you need to turn cardboard into high-quality, easy to read political speech. Finding a water heater dump (where plumbers dump the new boxes along with the old heaters) will assure you an endless supply of sturdy, easy to work with cardboard, much of it already white. Some garage space, a couple of CDs and you're set...

Once you've hung a couple of signs and seen them stay up for awhile, you're no longer an ordinary citizen, you have officially become a pundit.

26 comments:

A Christian Prophet said...

Or you have officially become a teacher of conflict. The real question is: can democracy facilitate peace anywhere? As the Holy Spirit's messages point out on the Christian Prophet blog, democracy is a system of conflict. It always leads to political factions fighting against each other. Democracy does not teach peace. It teaches attack and defense.

Charles McCarthy said...

That is a nice thought, but a blind eye cannot see.

On a lighter note, can you endorse my campaign to be hired by Adult Swim?

Love, Rita said...

We need more citizens who are willing to speak out as you have, passionately and with conviction. I love your concept of "freeway blogging", and I support the cause into which you have thrown yourself. I, too, stand against the war. I don't believe we ought to be forcing democracy on a society whose whole history (literally centuries!!) has been characterized by fighting between religious factions. We are losing our precious men and women in arms trying to foist our system of government on a population who neither welcomes it, nor is capable of handling it.

Anonymous said...

A "teacher of conflict"... oh, that's rich. Instead, I suppose we should just shut up and do what the Christofascist tells us to do.

Of course, getting the Holy Spirit to guest on his blog is a pretty cool thing to have accomplished, so I'll probably give it a read.

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Mischief Kitty said...

A pundit, huh? I wonder how that would look on my resume...hmm...

Keep exercising those first amendment rights (before they get taken away under the guise of the Patriot Act).

StockOperator said...

My good lord... what a disturbing photo that last on is. How dare you insult our brave and valiant fuhrer.

gnome said...

Great Job...

M & H said...

Well done freewayblogger!

Re said...

So....do you think that it was ok for them to attack us? Would it have been better if we had just walked away and waited to be attacked again?
I am fascinated by you, because you are obviously a very passionate person who takes a stand for what they believe in. At the same time, I am not sure that agree with your stand on the was.
Awesome idea of freeway blogging.

Starfairie said...

Way to go dude. I'm glad there are people like you who take their passion and turn it into action, rather than just sitting in the living room shouting at the tv.

Chadalac said...

Maybe if your so passionate about it, then you should put your childish signs away, and try and do something about it. Im tired of people acting like they are perfect. You know there were many democrats who pushed for war... It wasnt just Bush, and now we are there, we can not just pull out! Maybe if the American ppl would just support our troops and pray for them, and wish them a soon homecoming, rather than protest and act like a fool, things would run smoother. I would like for you to take a seat as prez. for a day. Be the most powerful person in the world and see if you make the right decisions always! Funny how you call for an impeachment, though im sure you were a huge fan of the Clinton admin. Wanna talk about a liar?

Anonymous said...

Dude, America needs heroes. That's you. Kudos.

-Steve from Canada

Anonymous said...

Chadalac said...
Maybe if your so passionate about it, then you should put your childish signs away, and try and do something about it.


I think that calling for impeachment of a President who thinks he is above the Constitution is doing something about it.

Braedy Tritthart said...

Let me tell you something. They will never listen to you. It is useless to try, because the only way there will be a positive outcome, is through more violence. When people keep trying, and realize that they are not being listened to - well, let's just say history has a way of repeating itself (ie: The French Revolution) I think we can both agree that would not be the outcome you are looking for...

Anonymous said...

Actually I think a revolution would be quite a positive outcome. Nice work freeway blogger... keep it up.

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wamland said...

"Maybe if the American ppl would just support our troops and pray for them, and wish them a soon homecoming, rather than protest and act like a fool, things would run smoother."

I've been doing it all wrong, I should be praying and wishing.......wishing and praying.........Can I use that to get myself a pony as well?

Dea said...

Chadalac, the Administration LIED to Congress to get them to approve the war. That's fraud, and it's criminal. Clinton lied to Congress about getting a blowjob. Technically he lied, but it was about a BLOWJOB. To this day, I don't understand why he didn't just say "yeah, I got a hummer in the Oval Office and y'all are just jealous!".

To quote a bumpsticker - "Clinton lied, no one died"

Bush lied and 2,245 American men and women died (and of course hundreds of thousands of Iraqis). It is time to IMPEACH BUSH and jail his complicit friends.

Anonymous said...

Retards

Freewayblogger said...

The above represents the closest we've come to a right-wing comment with no misspellings or grammatical errors. Sadly though, they forgot to punctuate. Better luck next time, anonymous.

beachblogger said...

right on! I just mined a load of cardboard out of the dumpster at work.

The Brensings said...

Wow, you want others to listen to your side yet you use sarcasm to attack those who oppose you. If you would like those who disagree with you to consider your idea's perhaps you should have a bit of respect for theirs.

Further, how long do you think our country would be safe if we failed to act in response to the attacks on 9/11? Terrorism invaded our borders, should be not take action?

I'm sad that you seem so very angry because you also seem passionate. In my experience anger is a hindrance to progress rather than a propellant.

By the way, I can't spell, never could, never will. My apologies to your sensibilities.

Mischief Kitty said...

The Brensings said...
Wow, you want others to listen to your side yet you use sarcasm to attack those who oppose you. If you would like those who disagree with you to consider your idea's perhaps you should have a bit of respect for theirs.

Further, how long do you think our country would be safe if we failed to act in response to the attacks on 9/11? Terrorism invaded our borders, should be not take action?

I'm sad that you seem so very angry because you also seem passionate. In my experience anger is a hindrance to progress rather than a propellant.

By the way, I can't spell, never could, never will. My apologies to your sensibilities.


For what it's worth, I respect you and your opinion because you stated it without viciously attacking. Not being sarcastic, either.

Sadie Baker said...

You're a genius, freeway, but you know that already.

Brensing, anon, what world was it in which the Iraqis attacked the US? Because on this one that never happened.

Steve said...

Great commentary on politics. I like reading your blog. You seem to be a good writer. Why don't you check out
WikiLog They might add one of your entries there.