Turning lemons into lemonade...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by mindseye, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. mindseye

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    My townhouse directly overlooks a McDonald's drive-thru. Worse -- a 24-hour McDonald's drive-thru! I've had to learn to sleep over the incessant drone of "may I take your order...would you like fries with that" coming through a tinny loudspeaker. Day in, day out.

    I shouldn't complain -- except for the drive-thru, the place is fantastic. The rent is good, and I'm less than two blocks from my office.

    I've decided, however, to make the most of my noisy neighbor and capitalize on the hundreds (if not low thousands) of customers that visit the store:
     
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    Clever use of space, mindseye.

    On the drive to work this morning I saw that somebody had plastered just about the entire ivy-covered freeway onramp area with BUSH/CHENEY lawn signs. There must have been more than 100 of them. I wonder if it's legal in Oregon to use public property like that?

    SG
     
  3. mindseye

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    "Freeway blogging", as it's sometimes called, is against the law in most states, although it's an untested legal question whether the restriction on political speech is constitutional.

    The Freeway Blogger website (great pictures worth looking at!) addresses the legal question in more detail.
     
  4. Imported

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    monstro: Good use of window space, mindseye!

    We have the option of early voting here in my county, so I had the honor of voting for Kerry/Edwards on Saturday!
     
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    Congrats, Monstro! You're the first one I've heard of so thanx for getting the ball rolling!

    Mindseye, great way to have some impact with the burger eating bunch, give them something to chew on...
     
  6. Imported

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    monstro:
    Yay! Thanks!

    6 more days 'til y'all can join me :D
     
  7. Pappy

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    I just hope there's enough of us joining you.
     
  8. mindseye

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    It'll happen. Won't happen all by itself -- it'll take the concerted effort of lots of volunteers to help get the vote out. (So if you can help, contact America Coming Together -- they could use volunteers and donations!)
     
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    Did the deed today!
     
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    Me too. Oregon has vote-by-mail and its very convenient to use.

    SG
     
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    Hopefully, but let&#39;s not forget what we learned from the last presidential election: One does not have to be elected in order to become president. <_<
     
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    I&#39;ve enjoyed reading this thread. Have any of you received a telephone call from Bill Clinton? He encouraged me to go vote and carry someone with me who doesn&#39;t have a way, because Tennessee could be a toss up for the election. I voted Monday week ago, but the recorded message was cool anyway.
     
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    And one can be stricken from the voting record if one will be convicted of a felony seven years from now. Especially if you&#39;re, can&#39;t say the B word, Democrat-American.
     
  14. mindseye

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    Ironically, I received a call from George W. Bush. In 2000, I hung up on him. This year, I set the phone down and let the message play through as I went about my business; figuring it&#39;d cost him a few cents more.
     
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    Ironically, I received a call from George W. Bush. In 2000, I hung up on him. This year, I set the phone down and let the message play through as I went about my business; figuring it&#39;d cost him a few cents more.
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    I love it, mindseye. I hope you don&#39;t mind if I give you a huge hug and big kiss when we meet.
     
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