Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Friday, March 27, 2009

It Means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes....

Originally uploaded by gemma101679

Remember the scene from the Godfather where they find out that Luca Brasi has been murdered. A rolled up newspaper arrives with a fish in it, and Sonny Corleone doesn't understand until Tom says "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi Sleeps with the fishes..."
I had in mind with this post to urge folks to send shoes wrapped in Newspaper to the Governor as a mixed metaphor to encourage him to accept the money.

As much as I like the idea of throwing a shoe at him, there's no need to get arrested (because you know he'd press charges) and hear him whine like he did before the last election when he 'burned his eyes' because of stage lights. But then again, the hacks and neanderthals he surrounds himself with wouldn't get it.

But operation "Shoe Drop" isn't going to be necessary, because the professional organizers are doing what they do best... organizing.

Next week on April 1st there's going to be a protest at the State House to encourage the Governor to leave the gun and take the Cannoli, to accept the Stimulus money and put it to work in a proactive way for the folks of this state. So come out from 5:30 to 6:30 and,

Tell the governor to quit grandstanding at our expense!

If the governor does not sign the stimulus agreement by April 3, SC will have to lay off thousands of teachers, public safety employees and increase tuition at our colleges and universities.

Join teachers, public workers, students, and your neighbors who are facing cutbacks, layoffs and increasing debts to tell Sanford:

Governor, it's OUR money!

Instead of pouring our money into bailing out wealthy bankers, we need government investments that create new jobs, provide health care and quality education for all, end the foreclosure epidemic and support sustainable, clean energy.

As with everything these days, there's a facebook group you can visit to sign up and attend. But apparently the other metropolitan areas aren't to be left out. Via Indigo Bunting,

Support the Stimulus Rally
When: Tuesday, March 31 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Where: Brittlebank Park, Charleston (180 Lockwood Blvd)
Contact: StimulusRally@gmail.com

No word yet if Greenville-Spartanburg area (and the rest of Jesus Land for that matter) will participate, the ratio of suburban white Christianist-Republican to everyone else is such that it's doubtful.

But hey, if you can't make it to the rally -- you can always send him a shoe.

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