giving the finger

Our favorite asshole/culture warrior, Donald Wildmon, the Chairman of the American Family Association, has apparently stumbled on a way not only to send a message to the wavering GOP senators that may decide not to vote with Bush to eliminate the fillibuster, but to also bilk his followers out of a few more dollars at the same time… Check this out. He’s offering to send giant “foam hands” to members of the Senate for $25 a pop… Here’s how he pitches it on his new Blue Finger Vote dotcom site:

Remember the blue fingers of Iraqis who voted in their recent election? We have come up with an idea that could be great fun, make the point and get the message across.

Ever seen the big puffy hands with the “we’re #1” finger waving at football games, etc? Well, we have had a whole slew of these puffy fingers made up — and the finger is dyed blue, just like the Iraqis who risked everything to vote in their recent elections. And there is a “Stop the Obstruction and Vote” message on the hand.

Click here and you will go to our Blue Finger Campaign site. You can send these puffy fingers to your Senators’ district offices (just think how quickly they could pile up!!!) with a letter attached supporting an end to the filibusters and giving the nominees an up or down vote.

We think it is a great idea to get your Senators attention and send a message urging support for the Constitution standard of allowing the Senate to vote.

A pretty convoluted idea, right? I wonder how much money he’ll raise though. The foam hands couldn’t cost more than a buck or two each… And, come to think of it, I don’t think he ever gives the dimensions of these foam rubber hands. I suppose it’s possible that they’re only a few inches tall… And, even if they are huge, it can’t cost that much to ship a piece of foam, can it? So, at the most, I’m thinking that he’s got $8 sunk into each one, after you factor in shipping, handling and everything else. A pretty good deal for him, wouldn’t you say? I wish I were that smart… Maybe I should try to think something up quick and buy a copy of that Terri Schiavo mailing list I keep hearing about… How about balloon bouquets that say “Vote my way or be branded a Christian-hater”? Surely I could move a few thousand of those.

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  1. Posted May 4, 2005 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I’d want a biopsy of that finger before a vote.

  2. Ken
    Posted May 4, 2005 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I think that finger has been in Barney’s ass.

  3. mark
    Posted May 4, 2005 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    How about a giant brown finger that says, “Don’t appoint judges who want to legislate what goes on inside my ass”?

  4. Posted May 4, 2005 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Um. Yeah. Even though it’s blue it looks like a poop coated finger. And the “Don’t Obstruct” doesn’t help the image any.

  5. mark
    Posted May 4, 2005 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Or the Republicans could use this giant, raised finger to indicate, “Just one more branch of government to go!”

  6. mark
    Posted May 4, 2005 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    As good as this is, I

  7. Posted May 4, 2005 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    i liked your point about the size of the foam hands. I’m completely convinced now that they’re about an inch tall, like little thimbles.
    I imagine a bunch of senators resolutely waving what look like tiny yellow finger-condoms in the air, something like the dwarf stonehenge debacle from spinal tap.

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