Skip to comments.As they stood with Spartacus, I stand with Joe (I AM JOE)- Vanity
Posted on 10/17/2008 1:12:10 PM PDT by jrooney
Sorry for the Vanity post but Joe is all of us. To quote another freeper, he is every man. As they stood with Spartacus, I stand with Joe. Joe is being attacked for asking a question to Obama from his front yard that Obama came to. That can happen to any of us.
I am also Joe.
I am Joe. (in a dress)
I’m 23 year old female in the middle, working class, and I, too, am Joe the Plumber!
GO MAC! Go SARAH! GO JOE!!!
“In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.”
I AM JOE.
He’s expected to spend $110million between now and election day.
Politicians -- Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, et al. -- obviously have to put up with some rude, nasty shit, but it's right there in the jobs description. Joe the Plumber is different. He was a guy tossing a football with his kid in the front yard of his $125,000 house when a politician picked him out as a prop for a 30 second newsbite for the cable news cameras. Joe simply had the temerity to speak truth (or, if you prefer, an uninformed opinion) to power, for which the politico-media axis apparently determined that he must be humiliated, harassed, smashed, destroyed. The viciousness and glee with which they set about the task ought to concern anyone who still cares about citizen participation, and freedom of speech, and all that old crap they taught in Civics class before politics turned into Narrative Deathrace 3000, and Web 2.0 turned into Berlin 1932.0.
Godwin's Law! you say? if the jackboot fits, wear it.
If it's meta-memes and meta-meta-narratives these media headlice want, so be it. I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah's candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.
Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won't stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind -- because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.
I'm Joe the electrician...I'm Joe the pilot...I'm Joe the barber,...I'm Joe the chef...I'm Joe the policeman...I'm Joe the social worker...I'm Joe the mason...I'm Joe the IT tech...I'm Joe the janitor...I'm Joe the nurse...I'm Joe the assembler...I'm Joe the mechanic...I'm Joe the banker...I'm Joe the accountant...I'm Joe the attorney...I'm Joe the baker...I'm Joe the investor...I'm Joe the landscaper...I'm Joe the insurance agent...I'm Joe the deliveryman...I'm Joe the Reverand...I'm Joe the salesman...I'm Joe the engineer...I'm Joe the farmer...I'm Joe the store manager...I'm Joe the landlord...I'm Joe the doctor...I'm Joe the teacher...I'm Joe the charity worker...I'm Joe the truck driver...I'm Joe the carpenter...I'm Joe the soldier
I rarely even clean my toilet bowl, but for what it’s worth,
I AM JOE.
I’m not Joe, but I am Spartacus!
I am Joe, buckhead and Sarah, all rolled into one.
I heard that on fox. That's what prompted me to make the picture.
I am Joe!
I’m Joe, too. And this is what will happen to each and every American who questions or complains about anything Obama does now and in the future if he’s elected. It’s their turn! Don’t we get it? It’s like a game of dodge ball or whatever. We had a ‘turn’, (racist whites). Now it’s the blacks’ turn. They intend to loot/pillage/burn/whatever. He’s said it’s not just money they’ll get. Oh, no. It’s all across the board. Access and Power and Privilege. If this means changing the rules of the republic, so be it. They don’t feel they have to follow any rules. They’re ‘entitled’.
Boy, will he have alot of back scratching to do if he gets elected.