October 25, 2000
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Goin' green for the cause!
posted by veruca (16 comments total)
They’ve attributed Haughey’s Nader banner to BK Delong.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 9:05 AM on October 25, 2000

I'm sure that's just where they found it first. Email 'em and let them know where to link to...they've been very nice. :-)
posted by veruca at 9:09 AM on October 25, 2000

The cause of electing Dubya to the White House so that he can put conservative judges on benches that could overturn Roe v Wade; undermine the environment by his ties to "big-oil" and coal; and open his office up to the NRA so that they can have a right to cop killer bullets in order to hunt deer? Or squander the so-called surplus on tax cuts in booming economy for rich folks because he is so short-sighted that he didn't notice that trickle-down economics didn't work when his daddy and Ronald Ray-gun were in office running up the deficit for 12 years? Just to name a few of Bush's cause that do not exactly mesh with Green causes.

Hope all you Nader voters in swing states sleep well on November 7th as the results pour in and Dubya--or more accurately his advisors and daddy's friends--is (are) voted into the White House.

posted by terrapin at 9:13 AM on October 25, 2000

Ah, the Nader/Gore debate continues. fwiw, I'm in Texas and I feel no guilt for voting for Nader because Texas will give all its electoral votes to Dubya anyway.

Have you ever thought that maybe the real threat is Al Gore?
posted by veruca at 9:23 AM on October 25, 2000

You know, screw it, I’m not voting for Nader anymore. I know I’ve worked at the campaign, donated money and time, but I’ve seen the error of my ways. Thank you, thank you one and all die-hard olde time Democrats, from saving me from myself.

Yea, yea. I know you’re shocked.

All this talk about letting Bush win by dividing the Democratic party has finally swayed my true political leanings. What the hell was I thinking? I’m moving my vote to a party that hasn’t changed much in the past hundred or so years, that stays the course of their convictions, that puts people first. And if a vote for Nader is really for Bush, why not just vote for Bush?

That’s it! I’m voting Bush! w00t! w00t!
posted by capt.crackpipe at 9:37 AM on October 25, 2000

It saddens me that people are so locked into this whole 'democrat=liberal' mindset that they can't see the real damage that Clinton/Gore have done in the last eight years. There are more nonviolent drug offenders in prison now than under Reagan/Bush, we no longer tie human rights to trade agreements with other countries, and corporate power has run amok. Wake up, progressives! The 2 parties are essentially the same. The time to vote for Nader is NOW.
posted by snakey at 9:37 AM on October 25, 2000

The night I made that banner ad, I also created a mockup for my personal site, and I was going to "go green" in November (I came up with November because I was too tired after making the banner and the mockup to code the page up :). I was wondering if I did it and made a big deal out of it, if it would become a strong meme. Now it looks like it might.
posted by mathowie at 10:02 AM on October 25, 2000

I was at the NY office last night and the phones started ringing like mad around ten or ten-fifteen. Apparently, every news broadcast was running “Nader the Spoiler” spots. Cross-fire had Arianna Huffington defending Nader. After months of practically nothing, the media is giving the campaign a lot of attention. If it keeps up, you can watch Nader’s numbers rise.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 10:15 AM on October 25, 2000

8 percent in one national poll. That's higher than he's ever been.
posted by snakey at 10:56 AM on October 25, 2000

People who really wanna put their money where their mouth is should just call (800) GO GREEN.
posted by ethmar at 11:15 AM on October 25, 2000

"They’ve attributed Haughey’s Nader banner to BK Delong."

Which is weird because I link directly to Matt's copy.

posted by bkdelong at 12:29 PM on October 25, 2000

They've fixed it. :-)
posted by veruca at 12:38 PM on October 25, 2000

I read my post way up there, and thought, “Oh, it sounds like I’m wagging my finger at BK, sort of implying he’s taking credit for that banner.”

And, you know, that isn’t what I was doing. I was just pointing it out. Whatever.

Matt, any chance MetaFilter will go green? In the name of fair play, I suppose it’d also have to go blue, red, browne and a cheesy yellow for Grandpa Munster.

posted by capt.crackpipe at 8:17 PM on October 25, 2000

I heard on some reputable news broadcast that Democratic presidents have ended up (surreptitiously) appointing Supreme Court Justices who often wound up more conservative than those appointed by Republicans. In the last so many decades, accounting for conservative drift amongst the parties. Anyone corroborate?
posted by EngineBeak at 10:37 PM on October 25, 2000

Yes, they have.
posted by veruca at 8:22 AM on October 26, 2000

Oops. Too meta. Try this, this, and this.
posted by veruca at 10:49 AM on October 26, 2000

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