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Posted: 9/8/2005 10:27:47 AM EDT
So my friends had an extra ticket to see the Dave Matthews Band last night, and against my better judgement, knowing it would be hippyville, I went.

After a few beers out in the parking lot we headed inside.

I wanted some food, and got seperated from the group. As I was looking for my friends, a skinny little guy from Amnesty International stops me and asks me to sign a couple petitions...oh boy, now the fun starts!

Petition #1: Ask our government to send "peacekeepers" to the Sudanese civil war to force them to stop the use of child soldiers, which is a violation of international law.

I told him that I'm pretty sure most of our resources are pretty tied up right now with trying to establish the governments of 2 newly freed Middle Eastern countries, as well as providing relief in our own nation in the aftermath of Katrina.

He just kind of gave me a blank stare, so I asked him about the second petition...

Petition #2: Ask our government to repeal "certain clauses" of the Patriot Act.

I asked him, didn't they just catch a bunch of Islamic terrorists in Lodi, California because of the Patriot Act? He kind of stammered and said something like, "uh, well, yeah, that may be true, but this is to help remove certain clauses from the Patriot Act." So I responded with, what if those clauses were what led officials to find and prosecute the terrorists? And which clauses do you want removed?

Yet another blank stare(this guy didn't even know what he was gathering signatures for!), and on to the next petition...

Petition #3: Ask our government to support and sign the Global Arms Trade Treaty.



As soon as he said that I blurted out, "So let me get this straight...you want me to sign a petition asking our government to give up it's soveriegnty and throw the Second Amendment out the window in the name of international law, so that a bunch of power-hungry globalists can regulate my only means of defending myself and my family from violence and oppression?"

As I was in the middle of my small tirade, my friend had walked up next to me, and heard me start, and quickly pointed out where the rest of our group was standing, trying to get me to come with him.

This guy still had a blank, confused look on his face, so as a parting shot, I picked up his pen, grabbed the 1st petition and asked, "Hey, does Sudan have any oil?" He said "What?" And I said, "Probably not, nevermind." Put the pen down, and walked away.

It boggles my mind that these kids have been so brainwashed into believing that anything spewed from the lips of their liberal mentors must be all that is good and true in the world.

What really pissed me off was that while I was having this conversation, a bunch of people were just coming up and signing this crap without even asking what it was really about.

Oh well, the band was great!



Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:31:21 AM EDT
Congrats! Any time where I ow3n a liberal I just sleep better at night.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:35:35 AM EDT
Sudan actually does have alot of oil.

Dont sign a thing , or if you do sign the name of some historical fascitis dictator , the look on the face is priceless.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:39:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AMZ:
Sudan actually does have alot of oil.

Dont sign a thing , or if you do sign the name of some historical fascitis dictator , the look on the face is priceless.



Thank you for your support, Mr. Amin. Sweeet!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:41:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
So my friends had an extra ticket to see the Dave Matthews Band last night, and against my better judgement, knowing it would be hippyville, I went.




A clear sign of things to come. You would have been better off staying at home.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:44:01 AM EDT
You should have asked him about a petition to force the Sudanese government to stop persecuting and murdering Christians.

But then, you would have received yet another clueless look.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:00:45 AM EDT
Good reason to carry a piece of paper in your wallte to whip out that says "Petition to stop petitioiners" and ask them to sign yours if your sign theirs.

What an idiot little sheep person he must have been.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:02:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Congrats! Any time where I ow3n a liberal I just sleep better at night.


+1.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:03:29 AM EDT
Genocide is kewl!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:04:20 AM EDT
I wouldn't expect to find anyone there that wasn't a yogurt & granola eating liberal. That said, I would not have went.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:12:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Seneca-Cayuga:
I wouldn't expect to find anyone there that wasn't a yogurt & granola eating liberal.



There were plenty of drunken sorority girls in tank tops and skirts.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:18:13 AM EDT
In that case you're excused. I can't believe I didn't think of all the chickies.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:25:18 AM EDT
if you go to a DMB concert, you are probably a liberal and just dont know it yet.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:34:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
As I was looking for my friends, a skinny little guy from Amnesty International stops me and asks me to sign a couple petitions...oh boy, now the fun starts!

Let me guess: single, lanky, white, disaffected college student, unwashed pants, funny haircut or "look" about him, smells like marijuana, colored "cause" bracelet, etc...

I ran into one of those types and he was asking for signatures to push for an increase in minimum wage. So I asked him why people in college would worry about minimum wage, aren't they in college to avoid minimum wage? Then he gave me some BS about money for the local community. So I told him that I'll send the work overseas for my relatives because it's cheaper and I won't have to hold back Socialist taxes. Boy, was he mad!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:34:58 PM EDT
You should have ripped the ticket up. Dave Matthews is not pro-2nd Amendment, quite the opposite. WTF were you thinking?
If you don't have any principles or are to weak too stick to them , your "missionary work" is not going to redeem you. Do it without feeding the asshats. Slut.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:38:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 1:39:21 PM EDT by deej86]

Originally Posted By prk:
You should have ripped the ticket up. Dave Matthews is not pro-2nd Amendment, quite the opposite. WTF were you thinking?
If you don't have any principles or are to weak too stick to them , your "missionary work" is not going to redeem you. Do it without feeding the asshats. Slut.


Give me a fucking break. Enough of this "don't buy this, don't buy that, don't do this" crap.

Now you want to tell us what ways we can entertain ourselves...just because they don't have the same beliefs? I don't buy politics, I buy a product.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:41:18 PM EDT
Does Sudan have any oil... that's awesome!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:41:25 PM EDT
So how was the show? I usually go see DMB play at least once a year, all of the shows in my area fell either in the middle of the week or in conflict with other plans. They are one of my favorite bands.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:43:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By prk:
You should have ripped the ticket up. Dave Matthews is not pro-2nd Amendment, quite the opposite. WTF were you thinking?
If you don't have any principles or are to weak too stick to them , your "missionary work" is not going to redeem you. Do it without feeding the asshats. Slut.

Dude, MOST GOOD bands are liberal. Who cares what they think, I just go to live concerts because I like the music and want to have a good time.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:43:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 1:44:24 PM EDT by Lon_Moer]
Had a couple of high school kids come around pushing an "environmental agenda" a couple of weeks ago. When I opened the door and read their Tshirts, I said "I don't think you want to talk to me." When asked why, I said "because I think we should be drilling for oil, right here off the Northern California coast!"
They both went like this
So, I said "good luck" and closed the door.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:44:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By prk:
You should have ripped the ticket up. Dave Matthews is not pro-2nd Amendment, quite the opposite. WTF were you thinking?
If you don't have any principles or are to weak too stick to them , your "missionary work" is not going to redeem you. Do it without feeding the asshats. Slut.


Give me a fucking break. Enough of this "don't buy this, don't buy that, don't do this" crap.

Now you want to tell us what ways we can entertain ourselves...just because they don't have the same beliefs? I don't buy politics, I buy a product.



Ticket was already payed for. DMB already got the money. Coulda scalped it at the show, I guess.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:46:06 PM EDT
A co-worker of mine went to that last night, too......I wanted to slap him.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:47:14 PM EDT

You should have signed the petitions, appropriately, "Adolf Hitler."
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:54:36 PM EDT
Dave Mathews=teh ghay

Likes to shit on people.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:55:12 PM EDT
A chap from the Sequoia Club came a knocking at my door a whiles back, looking for petitions to stop some bill which had as an addition to it something which involves opening up Alaska to oil reserves, or something of that nature.

I've no great problem with environmentalists, but I also know how politics seem to work, and the way that you 'sneak' regs completely under the radar attached to totally unreleated bills. So I asked him what the bill actually was that he wanted me to oppose.

He couldn't tell me. He did, however, have a large sheaf of informational materials to distribute, so I suggested to him that we look through together. And so we did, and none of those materials said anything relevant except for the various arguments against Alaska drilling.

Finally, it came down to my asking him:
"OK. So you want me to sign a petition against a bill, but you have absolutely no idea what the bill is or what it does except for this little component referring to Alaskan oil?"
"Well, yes"
"That wouldn't be very responsible of me, would it? Surely one must know what it is one's voting against?"
"I guess..."
"Well, tell you what. If you come back with the information I need to make an informed choice, I'll reconsider my position, but for now, I'm not signing"

I hate politics.

NTM
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:59:51 PM EDT



Link Posted: 9/8/2005 3:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
"Well, tell you what. If you come back with the information I need to make an informed choice, I'll reconsider my position, but for now, I'm not signing"

He didn't sell you on the Evils of Alaskan Drilling, you sold him on Responsible Decision Making! You're the better salesman.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:01:50 PM EDT
later
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:03:58 PM EDT
Dave matthews band sucks and is lame and soare you if you like them.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:17:11 PM EDT
you should have told him not to worry about sudan, the UN and african union is in control of that situation.
odd he did not mention the ethnic genocide or the raping of women? you know the one the sudan government is/was backing. you would think that would be a better seller than child soldiers.
kinda sad really they are supposed to be the ones that care right?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:19:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Dave matthews band sucks and is lame and soare you if you like them.

Ok......
I am jamming to the Live at Folsom Field DVD right now and drinking a cold beer.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 5:49:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Dave matthews band sucks and is lame and soare you if you like them.


I hate "snooze rock"
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