Skip to comments.News Flash: Monday is Empty Chair day
Posted on 09/01/2012 8:34:28 PM PDT by combat_boots
Hello. Over at Legal insurrection is a post on making Monday, Labor Day, Empty Chair day. I like it. A real statement on the undermining of work and responsibility expressed so well by Clint Eastwood.
Pass it on and think of doing it in your lawn. A plain old empty chair, plastic or otherwise.
"Thats what reader Sandy writes:
Prof Seems that there is an effort to make Monday 'empty chair day'
These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?I dont give a **** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! Were making a big deal out of things we shouldnt be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this ******** about sanctity dont give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want. Clint Eastwood
I’m thinking of stealing one of my daughter’s doll chairs and putting in the back window of my car...
Doooeeeeettttttt! That would be EPIC!!!! <3
In fact....I’m not going to put a Romney sign in my yard this election season. I’m thinking about putting an empty chair. ;-)
Ok, come Monday I will have an empty chair on the front lawn. I will also have a big note attached to it saying “EMPTY CHAIR” so there will be no mistake of what it means.
Just don’t make it comfy. Comfy chairs are punishments. ;>
Chair on a yellow background with coiled rattlesnake is the flag...
Clint Eastwood...."sharp as a tack and fast as a cobra"
i think....like the Bush campaign used just the single “W” for a campaign sticker.....we just need an empty chair with the red, white, blue as the coloring. That would be hysterical!
Subliminal messaging. LOL!
COTUS should be part of this campaign. Maybe it should have a spot on every podium.
Maybe it should have its own listening tour.
And the reality.......
Ahead of the curve - and added a golf club to boot.
Everyone who knows a local Tea Party leader ought to send this to them, so they can alert other Tea Partiers to this “subtle protest”.
I just sent this to a member of Americans For Prosperity.
I have the chair and the Eastwood quote all ready to go out. I have a tiny dolls chair that I will put on my grandpas’ grave with a little flag and the Eastwood quote.
Grampy would SO want me to do this! Hee - you should have seen the huge sign he used to have in his driveway! Epic stuff.
tomorrow the empty chair get put out on my front lawn, we live in the country so many won’t have the opportunity to see it, hope others will do the same...
VOTE ROMNEY RYAN ON NOV. 6
That is a good idea. We need to get Rush and the other talkers on this so it can be planned and sucessful.
Labor day is a day that celebrates and underscores communist infiltration of this country. I say we throw it back in the face of those apparatchiks like 0bama who value their elitist power and position while sticking it to those of us who work and employ others. The empty chair exemplifies the LACK of 0bama’s and the DNC’s work....or budget...or responsibility...or accountability. Labor Day is OURs, and so is the CHAIR. They have absented themselves and dishonor us as surely as has been Neil Armstrong.
Labor day : History
“In 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, first proposed the holiday while serving as secretary of the CLU (Central Labor Union) of New York. Others argue that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882, after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada.
Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled ...(with) leader of the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day.
God love ya’! Your Grandpa, I know, must be proud!!!
You’ve inspired me to do the same to my grandfather’s grave. He BUILT a business. Was the top employer in this little town. He had an 8th grade education.....and built it from scratch. He and my grandmother. No help from ANYBODY!
It was passed on to other generations.
Why not EVERY Monday from now til the election?
It would drive the libs NUTS!!!
If you really want to drive the point home (pun intended), lean an old golf club alongside it....
Remember, the Tea Party caught on after it became an internet meme
Godluvya, combat-boots. Thank YOU for all you do. I keep up with your posts.
I e-mailed Rusty Humphries’ site (it “took”) and tried to on Hannity’s site, (didn’t take) but a thought hit me-—all the “talking heads” of talk radio are off on vacation, no doubt.
All the more important that everyone send this to people in their e-mail address books and their local Tea Party leaders. And, if someone doesn’t know the contact info for a local Tea Party leader, maybe one of their e-mail contacts WILL.
My chair WILL be out.
Another idea-contact your local VFW Posts and alert them about this.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every VFW Post has an Empty Chair out in front on Monday?!?
Better yet, if there is one close by YOUR location, take a damned plastic chair with a sign already attached that says “Empty Chair”. The Vets will know what it means, I’ll bet. (And, everyone else can “google” its meaning when they see it and question it.)
I wish that the empty chair idea for Monday would go viral.
Why not put an empty chair on top of you car and drive around town. That would get the message across.
"Go Hope Yourself"
We own this country Politicians are employees of ours
And when somebody does not do the job,
.. weve got to let them go
Great idea. My boys just manicured the front lawn, and I’ve got just the perfect empty chair to set out there on Monday.
Well, they’ve been told to “Go pound sand.” often enough that we convinced them to do as much....
I’ve seen in the past that when a person isn’t 100% pure, some Freepers just enjoy throwing under them bus. I was curious to see if an exception was going to be made for Clint.
Yup a sand sculpture,pretty much sez it all.One small ripple or wave and the whole thing comes down
We have an old wooden stool sitting next to our Romney sign in the front yard right now.
bump to the top
Were I an anthropologist looking back at American civilization in the United States, I would concentrate on key dates that introduced culture changes. One of these has to be cultural acceptance of quashing success by the seizure of freedom.
This is what we face. Trickle up success and fair share points directly to someone parasitically draining the energy and freedom of someone else as the ill-gotten gains nurtured by an artificially inflated mentality that values social position or entitlement. And, if we think about it, trickle up comes from dirt level—which means that whatever existed before must be destroyed.
Not even the spring at Lourdes can make the miracle of eternal fairness or the eureka moment when someone understands liberty. To make business the enemy of freedom eradicates the Magna Carta and gives carte blanche to tyrants. Then, there would be no “No work day,” but there would be the fairly shared poverty of all for the benefit of a small minority of the few.
How extraordinary is it that the muscular economic achievement of the United States which permits a “Labor Day” celebration has spawned the opposite, parasitic narrative that eliminates the success and freedom to enrich ourselves through labor? Shall we abdicate our own chair-making as a democratic, ideological seppuku?
Mine’s in my yard. An unofficial Empty Chair of the United States.
You know what else? You can make one to hang in your car.
I am taking a small take-out box and swinging the handle upside down. Then, if you cut off two sides and glue them to the top, leaving the two straight sides down, you have a make-shift unofficial empty chair to hang on your car mirror
The u eCOTUS