Gold Team – Creativity
OPERATION TRICK & TREAT: Spread word about the FREE showing of “The Hope and the Change” by slipping palm cards into Halloween candy bags
[ Click on the image above to embiggen: also you can print it and cut out the palm cards to pass out to trick or treaters with your candy tomorrow night. You can also find a PDF of this HERE that's printable.]
Hulu.com has the movie “The Hope and the Change” available for FREE through the election.
FREE, as in it won’t cost people a dime to see this hour or so documentary on people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but were disappointed in what “Hope and Change” really brought them.
Never in my life have I seen such an easy tool for turning an undecided into a Romney voter…because something magical happens to people when they sit and watch others like them on a tee-vee screen saying EXACTLY what they have been thinking for four years but were too afraid of being called a “racist” to admit: that the magical black man the Ministry of Truth pushed into the presidency ended up being not so magical (and not much of a man, either, to be honest) after all.
Getting people to watch any movie is hard, but it’s even harder when they have to go somewhere and buy tickets or pay to see it.
So it is the greatest thing that’s ever happened in an important election that Hulu.com has “The Hope and the Change” available FOR FREE.
Your help is needed to spread the word on this.
That means going outside your comfort zone for a lot of people reading this. I want you to know that I understand it’s hard to interact with strangers and to talk politics with them. My own boyfriend Justin is horrified by the thought of ever having to talk to strangers; he starts shaking and sweating and he’ll generally hide behind me when we go canvassing because he doesn’t want to be confrontational with people or have anyone be mean to him. His living terror is encountering a Leftist who would scream at him for not supporting Obama.
But, Justin came with me this past weekend as we handed out little palm cards promoting “The Hope and the Change” online via Hulu…and Justin actually felt comfortable giving them to people and telling them it was a great movie that’s available for free to watch online at Hulu.com. People asked Justin what the movie was about and he said “it’s about people who voted for Obama in 2008 and how they evaluate how he did as president so it’s worth watching”.
No confrontation. No hard sell. No arguments.
Every single person we spoke to was pleasant and not a single one of them got into any sort of argument with us. It was less than 30 seconds talking to each of them and I managed to empty out the big bag of 900 palm cards I printed up and sliced apart at Kinko’s the morning we drove up to Kenosha, Wisconsin. The whole thing took us the early morning and afternoon and I hope we got a couple hundred more households in Wisconsin to see this movie. When I used to work as a market research analyst for a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cleveland I went to a training session where corporate taught us that every interaction with a guest led to a particular ripple effect afterwards…and that each guest would tell five friends or associates about our hotel…and typically each of those people would ultimately tell two others about it…and each of those would tell one other person before the encounter dissipated.
I think something very real and true happens when people watch ‘The Hope and the Change”: they’ll tell five (or even ten) other people about it, who will watch the movie…and then each of those people who see the movie will tell five (or even ten) others…and so on. Because each encounter with “The Hope and the Change” involves watching the film, each time a person sees it the ripple effect begins again…so it’s more pronounced than a hotel worker’s encounter with a guest that is not replicated with the friends that guest tells about the encounter.
I’m trying to get “The Hope and the Change” in front of as many eyeballs as possible…and especially those belonging to people who do not read political sites and have not paid much attention to the election.
That’s why I’m making up these palm cards and finding ways to get them in front of people in places like Wisconsin.
I think it’s important that people get palm cards like this wherever YOU live too.
Tomorrow is Halloween.
How about printing up a bunch of these cards and slipping them into the Trick or Treat bags for anyone coming by your house tomorrow evening? Make up a bunch (they can fit 9 to a sheet and still look nice), cut them out, and put one in every trick or treat bag. Any leftovers you have can be dropped off door to door in your neighborhood between now and November 6th. I like walking around with a roll of tape so I can just tape them to someone’s door and not even talk to the person inside (I cover more ground that way and sometimes don’t have enough time to go on an extended speaking tour while canvassing). I love leaving these on car windows too, but taping them at eye level to doors in the neighborhood is a guaranteed way for people to see them. I like to respect the USPS by never putting anything into people’s mailboxes as only US stamped mail is supposed to go in there. Taping things to people’s doors does no damage and is not rude in the least (since every time I suggest this a troll will chime in saying not to do this…but in the few years I’ve been doing this I’ve never had anyone in real life complain about it).
It’s also great if you can spread this link on every site you can think of that’s OUTSIDE OF POLITICS: http://www.hulu.com/watch/409925
* Put it on Entertainment web sites and tell people they can watch the movie for free.
* Go to sports, motorcycle, crafting, homeschooling, or religious sites you like and tell people the movie is available for free and give them the link
* Heck, make up a bunch of the palm cards and ask if you can leave them somewhere in your church so people can know about the movie…or ask if your priest or preacher can tell parishioners about the movie being available for free to watch
This truly is the most important election in our lifetime and a way for you to help is to spread the word about “The Hope and the Change” being available to watch for free.
Can you do that?
Can you help spread the word so that as many people as possible take advantage of this FREE opportunity to see a movie that, I’m telling you, makes it impossible for anyone but the most committed Leftist to vote for Barack Obama.
Note: If you prefer watching things on DVD or you can afford to buy a few copies of “The Hope and the Change” and give them to people you know who need to see it, here’s a link to the DVD on Amazon.com. With the 2-day shipping, there is still time to order this and hand it out if you like doing things old-school:
Operation Hulu Hoop: How about printing up a bunch of cards and slipping them into Halloween bags to promote “The Hope and the Change”?
Stephen K. Bannon’s film “The Hope and the Change” is a very powerful force in this election…and would have an even bigger impact if we could get people to watch this movie who REALLY need to see it.
Let’s face it, the truly “undecided” and “Independent” votes out there are people who don’t read political websites. If they did, there’s no way they could really be “undecided” since they’d have more than enough information in front of them to conclude that Barack Obama does not deserve reelection.
The key to making this as big a win for Mitt Romney as possible is using the remaining days of this election to put “The Hope and the Change” in front of as many eyes as possible…particularly those people who tend to avoid politics and don’t know they can see the movie for free on Hulu.com right now.
I took the above graphic and I placed it on powerpoint slide so that I could print out 9 of them per sheet of paper; it looked like this when I was done with it:
[ Click above to embiggen: actual printing looks much bigger than what you see on this screen...and 9 of them per page made them just the right size to hand out without wasting paper and having them be too big ]
I don’t know how to make either of these things into PDFs that you can download and print yourself, but they are JPEGs in this post that you can take and use if you like. Perhaps someone who reads this will tell me how to make these available on Scribd.com or something.
Or you can make up your own version at home and print it out the way you know how. For me, it’s a lot cheaper just to run these off at Kinko’s and I made 100 sheets last night…which ended up generating 900 palm cards with the Hulu.com information on them. Justin and I drove up to Wisconsin today and walked around taping them to doors in the Kenosha area. We just picked a nice looking neighborhood and started walking around. I had a few rolls of scotch tape with me and I’d just put a little tape to the top of one of these and I’d put it on a door at eye level and move onto the next house. Never put anything in mailboxes because only stamped US mail is supposed to go in there; the tape does no damage to doors and I think it’s the least obnoxious thing that Wisconsinites have received in terms of election materials this year.
I purposefully wrote the palm cards up in a nonpartisan way that merely tells people that “The Hope and the Change” is free to watch on Hulu.com and I gave them the URL on how to watch it. For FREE. My hope is to make people curious about the movie…and to get them to checkout Hulu.com to see it.
I’m going to run another big batch of these off and hand them out everywhere I go between now and the election…and I’m also going to slip them into the bags of trick-or-treaters who come out for Halloween. Why not put one of these cards in every bag along with the candy?
I like walking the more moderate neighborhoods of Chicago and putting these cards on cars parked on the street and taping them to doors here as well. I figure even though it’s Chicago, I might get someone with relatives in another state to see this movie and share it with them. You never know.
I’ve left these cards in different aisles of the grocery store. I leave them in books at the library (like they are bookmarks). I take them with me when I ride the bus or the train and I leave them on the seats.
What are other good places you could leave cards like this?
I’ll probably only get up to Wisconsin two more times before the election (next Saturday and Sunday) but I’ll be taking more of these palm cards up with us then. Justin doesn’t like speaking to strangers and engaging them in conversation and the good thing about the Hulu palm cards is that we’re not out there promoting any candidate…we’re just telling people about this movie they can watch for FREE on Hulu. The people we talked to on the ground in Wisconsin today were kind of surprised to hear about the movie being available for free…and most of then never heard about “The Hope and the Change”. A lot of them said they would check it out and I believe that they will.
Very few of them had even heard of Hulu before but they understood how to use the web address on the bottom of the card to get to the website.
What are some ways that YOU can help spread the word to undecideds that there’s a free movie to watch on Hulu.com that will help them think about how Obama’s “Hope & Change” worked out for them in the last four years?
OPERATION HULU HOOP: How to spread the link to “The Hope and the Change” to as many people as possible
Between now and Election Day, I’m focusing on getting this link to the free Hulu.com posting of “The Hope and the Change” in front of as many eyeballs as possible: http://www.hulu.com/watch/409925
I think this is the most important thing any of us can do in the last 12 days or so of this election.
For those of us who’ve always known who Barack Obama really is (aka Bathhouse Barry or the international man of mystery from the Chroom Gang who hung around radicals and Marxists his whole life) it might be hard to sympathize with many of the 2008 Obama voters featured in Stephen K. Bannon’s “The Hope and the Change” documentary because some of these people come off foolish and naive to those who have studied Obama for years. The temptation is to call these people stupid for falling for the hopeychange hype and gleefully embracing the Obama 2008 fad. It’s easy, if a little cruel, to also mock those who got caught up in the Beanie Badies or Cabbage Patch crazes of the past…especially those who sank everything they had into stuffed animals they thought would one day pay their kids’ college tuitions. The American people are good and trusting at heart and they dream BIG sometimes…and I don’t think it’s fair to ever fault kind hearts and good souls for falling victim to a media-promoted mega-fad.
I’ve been working in marketing and PR in one way or another since high school, when I landed my first-ever freelancing gig creating window displays in a little mall in downtown Cleveland called The Galleria. Since then, I was briefly the manager of a band, ran PR for a restaurant group, worked as a market research analyst at a fancy hotel, devised promotions for big public events, and have been a political writer for the last five years working for candidates I believed in by trying to get their messages out to as wide an audience as possible.
The most important thing I’ve learned in all this time is that often I need to adjust my natural approach to best suit the audience: what works to sell something on me does not work for most people. I’m blunt and enjoy mostly in-your-face types who tell it like it really is without apologies. My personal friends tend to be loud and brash with larger-than-life voices that never back down or equivocate. But, I’ve found that most Americans tend to be more like my boyfriend Justin, who is sweet and soft-spoken and who has a hard time admitting when he’s wrong about anything. Justin never likes feeling stupid or admitting that he’s made a mistake and will dig his heels in on something if I don’t approach him the right way. With me there’s less emotion involved and I can pivot my thinking and course of action more quickly if I realize something’t not working and I need to shake up my actions. Justin, however, feels a real need to remain committed to a bad idea because he’s emotionally invested in it and would have to admit he was wrong before he allowed himself to change his mind and do something differently.
I think the genius of “The Hope and the Change” is that it allows regular people to admit they are disappointed in Barack Obama and gives them the excuse that he tricked them. Being tricked does not mean there’s anything wrong with them or that they are stupid or deficient in any way. Being tricked makes someone else the villain, because the most ancient of cultures always had a Trickster God like Loki, Seth, or Hermes who duped humans (or other gods) with elaborate deceits or devilish pranks. People have been taught for centuries that it’s not their fault if they are duped by a trickster…and “The Hope and the Change” depicts Barack Obama as the greatest trickster to come along in a great while.
This movie is really in the same spirit as The Simpsons episode with the Monorail…where the whole town is duped by a wily trickster who arrived out of nowhere promising them miracles if they only bought his Monorail (Monorail, MONORAIL!). Barack Obama sold America a Monorail and they believed they’d be able to ride it to a promised land of hope and change and the solution to all their problems. When that train never left the station, people realized Obama was not the magical black man they so desperately wanted him to be…and “The Hope and the Change” succeeds in giving these people a way to move on with their lives and no longer defend Obama out of any misplaced desire to prevent themselves from looking stupid by admitting voting for him last time was a big mistake.
There are tens of millions of people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 who need to see “The Hope and the Change” so that they make that emotional and metal leap into realizing they don’t have to make the same mistake again and that no one will call them stupid for having fallen for Obama’s hopeychange lies last time around.
The problem is that getting people to watch a political movie is hard.
The won’t buy this movie on DVD or pay for it via streaming.
BUT…they might watch it for free on Hulu since it’s available to them now at this link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/409925
Today I am starting OPERATION HULU HOOP…with the grassroots goal of getting one million people to watch “The Hope and the Change” on Hulu between now and November 6th. I have faith that YOU will be one of the people who help distribute the link to this Hulu version of the movie to as many people as possible in your orbit of influence. This includes all your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, frenemies, Facebook buddies, etc.
Today I’m working on new palm cards to print up that will have the Hulu link on them…and I’m going to start passing these out everywhere I go. This weekend, Justin and I are going to drive up to the Kenosha, Wisconsin area and I’ll pass out as many of these as I can print up and put them everywhere I can think of…just to get the word out there that people can watch “The Hope and the Change” for free on Hulu.
This is guerrilla marketing and is attempting to reach people who don’t read political sites and who aren’t connected to my network of friends and acquaintances via social media or other electronic ties.
The key to winning this election in an epic landslide is getting ‘The Hope and the Change” in front of eyeballs that don’t belong to people who know a lot about politics or really think much about what’s going on in the world…but who voted for Obama last time because they thought it might be a fun or a cool thing to do. I think this movie is excellent at showing people who felt this way, but who have come to their senses now that they’ve realized Barack Obama tricked them and wasn’t “all that and a bag of chips” as these low-information voters dreamed he’d be.
Here are a few things we need help with to get as many people as possible to watch “The Hope and the Change”
1. Send this link to everyone you know personally and ask them to watch the movie and promote it to their own friends: http://www.hulu.com/watch/409925
2. Post the link to this movie everywhere you can for the next 12 days…in as many places as possible online…so that people out there see it and know to forward it to their friends too.
3. Badger other conservative writers and pundits to use their platforms and readerships to encourage people to watch the movie on Hulu for free and spread the word that it’s now available online on Hulu. It’s actually shocking how had it is to get a lot of the “big name” conservatives out there to ever help with an action item (because these people fear using up all their stored “juice” by getting involved in the promotion of anything requiring action…lest they be unable to motivate their readers or viewers to do something and then find themselves exposed as being not as influential as people thought they were…in a world without Andrew Breitbart in it any longer, it’s so much harder to get the ball rolling on something worthwhile because there is no one of his stature anymore willing to get their hands dirty and embrace a grassroots action item…so it’s just up to us, folks).
4. Print out the link to this video on little slips and tape them all over your neighborhoods and wherever you run your errands so that people find them (I’ll work up a graphic for you that is printable).
5. Tell me how to post a printable PDF that has a bunch of these little palm cards on it so that people can just print it out, cut them out, and then pass them out where they live. I have no idea how to do this and Justin’s busy right now so he can’t help me figure it out…so I need specific instructions how to put this up somewhere we can link to in printable form.
If you want to help defeat Obama in a big way from the comfort of your own home, getting people to watch ‘The Hope and the Change” is the best way to do it.
Join Operation Hulu Hoop and help the grassroots campaign to get a million new people to watch “The Hope and the Change’ by Election Day! Use comments below to add your own ideas for how to get word out that this movie is now available for FREE on Hulu!
There are now just 18 days left before the election. In this home stretch, the Ministry of Truth that serves Barack Obama will attempt to terrify, demoralize, and rattle you. While I was growing up in Cleveland, the nuns who taught me in Catholic School always says that antidote to fear is action and the way to best remedy worry or anxiety was to stand up and do something productive.
Everyone reading this has a talent or a skill that makes you incredibly special; the fact that you’re reading this message at all indicates you’re someone who cares about this country and wants to see Barack Obama lose this election…and lose by as big a margin as possible so that Democrats can’t try to save him through voter fraud or other nefarious means. We need a big, clean win that’s a resounding defeat of the Left and everything it tried to do this country in the last four years.
You’re the key to all this. Everything you’ve been taught about standing up to bullies, doing what’s right, and using action to banish fear brought you to where you are today…reading this…and hopefully finding something you can do now and in the 17 days ahead to ensure a euphoric triumph on November 6th. This is a short list of five things I’m asking my personal friends to consider doing in the last three weeks of this election. Since we’re friends like this, maybe you can do a few of these too (or, even better, chime in below in comments with some other ideas of your own too).
I’d especially like ideas for how people who are quiet by nature or shy in general can make an impact on this election. My boyfriend Justin is actually a shy person and much prefers working on the computer than doing anything with the phone or out and about in person. He really wanted to help Romney/Ryan win, but he didn’t want to go canvassing or phone bank…so I have him battling Eeyores online wherever they may sprout on various sites and encouraging people to say in loud clear voices “We will not listen to your garbage or let us distract us from winning this race!”. It’s a way for Justin to help, in a way that Justin’s comfortable with. You can — and should — find something you like doing and are good at too.
Here are five quick ideas for how YOU can make a difference in the next 18 days and really drive home a big win for Romney/Ryan. This being HillBuzz.org, I have some fun subversive things included for those who want to really screw with the Left and demoralize/upset them for a change instead of that forever only working the other way around.
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5 Tips on How You Can Accurately Monitor Voter Sentiment (by spying on the Left via Facebook using basic market research techniques)
One of the most fun jobs I ever had was working as a market research analyst for a fancy hotel in Cleveland when I was in my 20s; that’s because it involved spying on things the other nice hotels in the city were doing. I remember when I applied for the job I didn’t realize the spying part would be involved, because I thought it was a strictly computer research and analysis position…but during my training I was specifically told to walk around the city every day, pop into the competitor hotels, write down the groups holding conferences or events there, take a rough assessment of how busy the place was, peek into the restaurant or bar to see how many people were eating or drinking there, and see if anything these other hotels were doing was something that the executives at our hotel should know about.
When I’d get back to my desk from these little reconnaissance missions, I’d look up the contact information for the companies who hosted events with our competitors and would make sure these people got packets from our sales team so they’d consider having their next event with us instead…giving them discounts and other incentives to try to snag that business away from the other hotels. I bet today, if I was still working in the industry, we could do most of this more or less online…though I’d hate to think whoever’s doing my old job now wouldn’t have the freedom or fun to bop around Cleveland during the day observing, taking notes, and surreptitiously spying on competitors the way I used to do.
In the last year or so, I’ve really discovered that Facebook is a wonderful tool for doing something like this to the Left…but instead of visiting competing hotels and checking out what events or conference business they had that day I can pop around to various pages and get a good read on what the Left in this country is either up to or feeling.
Today I thought I’d give you a little real-time training on just how much great information YOU, too, can collect by spying on lefties’ Facebook pages and also monitoring entertainment websites to see what Democrat talking points are saturating the public in that moment. The key is to monitor entertainment sites (like EW.com, People.com, AintItCool.com, and Deadline.com) instead of political sites like Daily Kos or Democratic Underground because the latter are really not representative of anything that would be seen by the general public. This is actually true of conservative sites too, which are also only read by people really interested in politics…so while I read these for information and enjoyment myself, I know that the average person on the street has no idea what’s going on at Breitbart.com or on DrudgeReport today. They do, however, know all about whatever the entertainment sites are covering…and what I’m interested is seeing what political points hit the radar of those who really only follow pop culture (and, of course, what these people then say in comments on those articles).
None of this is an exact science, but I think it gives as much insight into the Left as my spy missions in the hotel world used to give me when I was a market research analyst back in the 90s.
Here’s 5 Tips on How I Monitor the Left’s Impact on Voters, and how YOU can do it too:
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There’s a scene I love in the movie Batman Returns from the early 90s where Bruce Wayne and his butler Alfred completely derail The Penguin’s mayoral campaign in Gotham by sitting at their computers and making all Hell break loose. I couldn’t find it exactly as I remember it on YouTube (because the version above is actually of someone doing a Rick Roll) but it’s close enough. In the actual film, Bruce plays a mashup of all the lies Penguin’s told so that voters know — at last — who this man really is. Soon thereafter, the bird’s pelted with tomatoes and rotten cabbages (which people just happen to bring to a political speech).
I want to talk personally to you for a moment so that you understand something I think is pretty obvious: YOU are the key to winning this election and defeating not just Barack Obama, but the entire political Left. We are on the precipice of handing these Marxists and lunatics the most crushing defeat imaginable…to the extent that the talking heads on MSNBC really will need to be on suicide watch on November 6th.
As I write this, Democrats are moving the firewalls back into uncharted territory. The Obama campaign has already abandoned North Carolina…and Virginia and Florida are next. Mitt Romney is going to win all three of these states. Surprisingly, as of today, Obama’s also given up completely on Colorado too. I think the Frank Luntz focus groups in Las Vegas after the second debate are a good indication that Nevada is lost to Obama as well. The political maps are still giving New Mexico to Democrats but I have a hard time buying that…I think Governor Susana Martinez will deliver her state to Romney in the end.
My own home state of Ohio is not a tossup. I’ve written before that the thing you need to know about Ohio is that is has correctly voted with the winner of the presidential race in every election since 1960. Ohioans vote with the zeitgeist…and that energy is all going towards Mitt Romney. Ohio, the heart of it all, the Buckeye State, will be in Romney’s column just under three weeks from now.
That means Democrats’ new firewall of defense against a complete and total blowout are pushed back to Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. If what I’m hearing is true from black voters (about how blacks are not enthused this year and are in fact angry about the big push Democrats made on abortion and gay marriage…because the Left thought blacks would happily eat whatever slop sandwich was served to them and like it since there was a black candidate running in this race) then Democrats could very well be in danger of not just losing Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin but states even deeper behind the firewall. Could Barack Obama really lose New Jersey, Oregon, or…brace yourselves…Illinois?
Remember how stunning it was to see John McCain lose Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, etc. just four years ago? If the pendulum has indeed swung in a corrective action to remedy all the ills of the last four years then it’s indeed possible that Democrats will suffer stunning losses on an even bigger scale here in 2012.
This is where you come in.
Mitt Romney is going to win this election and be our next president…but I’d like your help in making that as big a win as possible.
The Left needs to be humiliated and the Ministry of Truth that has supported and enabled the Obama regime for the last four years must be forced into complete meltdown mode…with an unprecedented and historic rebuke of both the Left and Minitru itself. We need as big a win as possible, in as many states as possible…and you can play a big role in this.
I don’t know what your particular talent is, but I know you have one. You are the product of a great many life experiences and the child born to a long line of survivors and thrivers whose hard work and successes put you here today…in this moment…when YOU are needed most. That’s no coincidence. It was always part of the plan. When America needed the help in driving the Left from power in as loud a voice as possible, YOU stepped onto the scene and reported for duty in your own particular way.
I would like to ask you to honor your parents, grandparents, favorite teachers, and anyone else who shaped you and helped make you who you are today in the country you love by taking a moment and thinking about how you can help make Mitt Romney’s win as big as possible on November 6th. This will involve taking a step beyond things you normally do now…and interacting with a greater circle of people than just your current friends and family. It will most likely involve reaching out to people in your community or total strangers on the phone or online and asking them to help save our country by voting for Mitt Romney, the man who can fix the mess we are in.
Learn how you can help the campaign from home.
If you have any bucks to spare in this horrible Obama economy, please consider sending what you can to the campaign.
Here are some other things you can do that won’t cost you anything but a few minutes a day of your time:
* If you see anyone online in conservative ranks pulling Eeyore garbage, jump in and tell that person to knock it off because they are not helping the cause. It’s time for Eeyores to shut up and keep their worries, fears, and cries for attention to themselves. Grown ups have work to do.
* If you notice any conservative writers attempting to play Tokyo Rose games to demoralize Republicans at a time when we’re so close to a major victory, shout these people down. Go after them on Twitter, Facebook, and email and demand they stop churning out this propaganda. Tell them flat out they are Tokyo Roses and commence weeding them out. After the election, we’re going to take things a step further and demand that some of these people be removed from sites like HotAir, TownHall, National Review, etc. because they clearly operated from a pro-Obama agenda by echoing the Left’s talking points during the last few months of this race. We’re not going to allow that to keep happening in the future.
* Remind people that every time they say or write the word “liberals” they are giving $5.00 in free marketing to the Obama campaign because independents think the word “liberal” is an open-minded, fluffy, good thing. Please help enforce the line that Democrats are lefties or Leftists. The more you call Democrats lefties and Leftists, the more independents and undecideds go running away from Democrats in droves. For all these years, every time you’ve said “liberal” you were calling cockroaches by the name “hug-a-bugs” and making them sound cute and palatable to far too many people. Knock that off, and get others to stop too…including prominent people like Rush or Ann Coulter who may have no idea how much they help Democrats every day by using the word “liberal” when what Democrats really and truly are at this point are LEFTISTS.
* Can you take a vacation day on November 6th? If so, see if your local Romney campaign office needs help that day getting people to the polls or working other GOTV efforts. Do not — and I repeat this DO NOT — feel bad in any way if you can’t take off work that day; some jobs are more flexible than others and no one will hold it against you if you can’t. BUT, if you can use a sick day then please try to do so. Even if you are in a state that’s sure to go to Romney you can be used to make calls into other states…or you can help GOTV for Senate or Congressional candidates. If you are in your house on Election Day it would be great if you could be on the phone helping to get the word out that America’s comeback is just around the corner if only we help Mitt and Paul WIN BIG.
* Keep your eyes and ears open. Talk to your friends and neighbors. Then chime in here with Ground Reports on what’s happening around you. If you are a lurker and have never commented before, now is a great time to start. A good ground report tells us what state you are in, what you see happening around you, and gives us a sense of the energy amongst the people you know in terms of who you think they will all vote for. The reason these ground reports are so vital is because the Ministry of Truth suppresses this sort of information. I’ve seen this happen over and over, where someone sends in a ground report showing the REAL deal on the ground in some state and there is an explosion of excitement and energy as people realize that, yes, indeed, Minitru is just lying and Romney’s win is going to be big.
You, at your computer or on your phone or tweeting or texting or whatever can indeed be like Batman in this election. YOU have the power to help get the truth out, to everyone in your contacts list and to people even further than that if you go to the Romney campaign site and take part in its GOTV efforts. We’re up against a Ministry of Truth here, folks…with all the tee-vee shows and newspapers and media machines that are attempting to drag Obama over the finish line. They’re going to fail because YOU are going to shut Minitru down…and then after this election we’re going to go after the media and hopefully drive MSNBC and some of these propaganda papers out of business.
You are the Resistance. The part you play in all of this is perfectly suited to YOUR abilities. Inch out of your comfort zone just a little and be a little more aggressive than normal…but go at your pace and do what you know you are good at. If everyone in the Resistance reading this would do that…shake it up a little and try finding a way to use each of your individual talents to help Romney these next three weeks…then I really believe anything is possible.
Have you ever wanted to see Democrats lose ILLINOIS?
Dream big, folks. 2012 is the year this could happen. It is actually possible this year. All it takes is enough national energy pointing to a big loss for Obama and the bandwagon effect kicks in for our side and all sorts of horrors can then befall Democrats. If you ever wanted to see Chris Matthews cry on live television, we can make that happen.
YOU can make that happen.
I dare say it might just be what you were in fact born to do.
Please chime in below with just one idea for how someone who wants to help can be of use if that person does not yet know how. What advice would YOU give the person based on how YOU are helping Romney for the next three weeks.
Can you spare 15 minutes to make the Left CRAZY tonight? Vote for Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars!
Can you spare 15 minutes this evening to drive the Left CRAZY in a very simple way?
All you have to do is vote the maximum number of times possible for Bristol Palin to stay on Dancing with the Stars for another week. You don’t have to actually watch the show or care about it in the least…just vote for Bristol like crazy starting at 7pm CST and continuing through 9pm CST. It should take you less than 15 minutes to vote the maximum number of times for Bristol (which I think is 9 times by phone/per phone tonight). You can vote by phone on every phone you own, via Facebook, on the ABC website, and by texting (if you have AT&T, which most iPhones have). Please encourage your friends and neighbors to vote as well…and remind them they don’t have to watch the show, just vote at 7pm CST until you have maxed out the amount of votes possible. Vote the way Democrats vote in real elections. Vote in the name of your dog, your cat, your imaginary friend, your favorite cartoon character. Go nuts and vote until you’ve voted all you can possibly vote. Then vote one more time for good measure, just like lifelong Democrats do in actual elections!
Democrats love voter fraud and encourage it everywhere…so now’s YOUR chance to vote like they do, without any restrictions, for something that upsets them immensely!
Here are the four ways you can vote for Bristol tonight, starting at 7pm CST and continuing until 9pm CST:
1. Calling — 1-800-868-3409
2. Texting (only for AT&T customers) — Text the word VOTE to the number 3409
3. Voting online at ABC.com — VOTE HERE
4. Facebook voting – facebook.com/dancingwiththestars
Here’s more on how the voting works via the show’s website.
Why this matters:
In short, you drive lefties absolutely nuts by keeping Bristol on the show. Just watch, every week Bristol keeps dancing the Left obsesses over this, filling up message boards on entertainment websites with hateful screeds against her and the Tea Party. It is like giving these people electronic poison ivy…they just can’t help twitching and scratching and lashing out that Bristol Palin is still on the show. They’ll be upset about this all this week…and will only just get over it by the time the next Monday rolls around and Bristol dances again.
it is a foolproof, sure-fire way to drive Leftists INSANE each and every week through the election. This takes them out of the game when it comes to doing anything else that might be productive.
And it only costs you less than 15 minutes of your time every Monday starting at 7pm CST.
There is nothing on Earth that has this big a payoff for so little work.
PLEASE do all you can to keep our sweet Bristol dancing with all those stars so that lefties coast to coast will have heart attacks and conniptions tomorrow night when it’s announced she’s on the show for yet another week.
How to Drive the Left Nuts: Vote like CRAZY for Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas on Dancing with the Stars tonight! #BristolsBlog #MarkBallas
Do you want to drive the Left crazy tonight by taking about 15 minutes out of your evening to do something fun that will make lefty heads explode tomorrow?
How about helping to keep Bristol Palin dancing with the stars for another week?
Here are the four ways you can vote for Bristol tonight, starting at 7pm CST and continuing until 9pm CST:
1. Calling — 1-800-868-3409
2. Texting (only for AT&T customers) — Text the word VOTE to the number 3409
3. Voting online at ABC.com — VOTE HERE
4. Facebook voting – facebook.com/dancingwiththestars
Here’s more on how the voting works via the show’s website.
The trickiest one is to vote via ABC.com because Disney owns that site and Disney makes registration needlessly cumbersome. You need to actually create a free registration with Disney linked to an email account and then you need to remember your login and password. I actually created five registrations for this site and have been using all five to vote for Bristol the maximum number of times I could. I keep the logins and passwords written on a little slip of paper that I taped to my computer so that I don’t lose this and will have it ready each week.
I suggest you do something similar. Once you vote the maximum number of times, you logout and then login as the new account and vote the maximum amount again…and then do it as much as you want.
At the same time, I also call in as many times as I can for Bristol using our land line, my cell, and my boyfriend Justin’s cell phone too. I have all my friends call as well. I think our little group of voters is about 60 people strong at this point and we all vote the maximum amount for Bristol each week on the phone. Justin has AT&T so he can text for Bristol, and he does that as much as he can too. I think you are allowed to vote 11 times this week per number.
Then you can vote 11 times per Facebook account as well!
Vote as much as you want…and in fact vote like you are Democrats in Chicago voting in an actual election! Vote in the name of dead people, household pets, imaginary friends…go nuts!
Why this matters:
The entire Palin family enrages the Left just by continuing to exist because Democrats did everything they could to personally destroy these people.
Remember how the Left, and the Obama campaign itself, went after young, sweet Bristol herself?
Remember when David Letterman joked about Alex Rodriguez raping Willow Palin at a Yankee’s game in 2010?
Remember when the Left repeatedly mocked Trig Palin, a baby with Down Syndrome?
Remember when sicko lunatic Joe McGinniss stalked Piper Palin and tried to peek in her windows when he moved next door to the Palins two summers ago?
I can’t forget either. That’s why I am voting for Bristol as much as I can and will encourage everyone I know to do so. Every week I can help keep Bristol dancing with the stars is a way of swatting back at the Leftists who tried to destroy her and her siblings just because Obama was afraid of her mother. The longer Bristol is on the show…the crazier the Left will get and the more apoplectic fits these nutters will throw because they just can’t boot a Palin off the show the way they so desperately want.
So, please vote as much as you can and please ask everyone you know to do so as well. This really does matter because taking 15 minutes out of your night this evening will do more damage to the Left’s psyche than you could ever begin to imagine.
Please chime in below with your take on the show and any other good ideas for helping to keep Bristol Dancing with the Stars until the final three again this year!
I’d like to give a nudge today to everyone out there to do something that I did back in 2009 and have never regretted since: cancel your cable TV service and stop your newspaper delivery.
If enough people did this, it would decimate the Democrats’ most powerful propaganda tools: the Comcast-owned networks of NBC and MSNBC, CNN, and the other dinosaur media outlets that comprise the Left’s Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, for short) that serves Barack Obama with cultish devotion.
Since you can’t just cancel MSNBC and NBC or CNN, you’ll need to cancel your cable TV service altogether. This would be quite a life adjustment for a lot of people, so if it’s something you need to think about and consult other affected family members about then please do that. But just having the conversation about making this change is a step in the right direction. Let me tell you that three years ago when I did this I didn’t think I could live without cable TV. I grew up in inner city Cleveland in the 80s and 90s when cable service wasn’t even offered to anyone living downtown…you could only get it out in the suburbs. Whenever we’d visit relatives in the ‘burbs I’d greedily soak up as much MTV or Nickelodeon as I could and would marvel at all the movies and other things on what seemed like unlimited channels. This was, of course, before the Internet, streaming movies, and all the other ways to access content in the year 2012. Back in Cleveland in those days, I just had my books, VHS cassettes we owned, and whatever the six channels that were available via broadcast antenna decided to show.
Cable came to downtown Cleveland around the same time I went away to college and I paid for Comcast subscriptions in every apartment I ever had as an adult from that point forward…until 2009 when my good friend Abbey back in Ohio asked me if I wanted to do something life-changing with her. Abbey is a dynamo and every once in a while sets out to eliminate something caustic from her life…and she set about removing TV as an influencer because she didn’t like some of the bad habits her little son Remy was picking up from what she called “the idiot box”. This all came to a head when lil’ Remy saw someone smack another person on TV and call that person a bad word and then later Remy did the same thing to Abbey…and she decided she had about all she was going to take of this.
Her call to me asked if I wanted to join her in this and see if I could do it too, because together the two of us were always trying to think of new ways to save time and money and balance household budgets. In 2009 I was single and working a lot of crazy hours as a freelancer and consultant in Chicago and was rarely home, so I sat down and calculated what I was spending on TV at home and it was outrageous considering the amount of time I actually watched it. I had stopped watching MSNBC and CNN completely during the 2008 elections because they were clearly part of Minitrue…but had also stopped watching FOX, too, because while it’s much less skewed to the Left than the other “news networks”, it still has a lot of pro-Democrat bias to it (honestly…sit and watch it…and you’ll see this if you look for it; FOX is not the enemy of the Left that Minitrue always claims it is).
For a while after cutting the cable, I missed networks like BRAVO and LOGO and the stupid stuff I used to watch whenever I was home. The first three weeks after canceling Comcast I felt strange and lost. It was like when I had to give up all caffeine for a while because it interfered with a prescription I needed for some health issues…and my body rebelled against losing this thing it was used to. I remember it being so dead quiet in the house because the “idiot boxes” that I had in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom were all dead, dusty surfaces now. That was remedied by dragging those TVs one by one down to a local electronics store that bought them off me. The timing was great because this was around when I would have needed special gizmos to convert these older sets into the new digital receivers or whatever that had just come out that year. I never had to bother with any of that since I sold the sets and netted a couple hundred bucks for unloading the dead weight.
In the years since I unhooked from cable, I’ve actually managed to see everything I want by just being a little creative and using the Internet as my sole content-provider. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything, and I certainly don’t miss the old $160/month cable bill. This is how Justin and I watch everything that matters to us without cable TV:
* Hulu.com — subscription is $8/month and it has most of the TV shows I like to watch and would have been recording on TIVO back when I had a TV
* Netflix.com — online subscription is $8/month and replaces the need to flip through channels watching movies that might be on
* Amazon Instant Video — has movies for $3 each (sometimes just $1 on weekends!) that have just come out on DVD…which is like renting a movie back when there were video stores. We probably watch between one to three movies like this a month instead of going to movie theaters (something Justin never liked to do and I have to admit I am not comfortable doing in a big city like Chicago since the Dark Knight Rises shootings)
* EW.com and TelevisionWithoutPity.com — for the rare instances where something is on a network like HBO that doesn’t release content to Amazon Instant Video the next day after it airs, I just read the recap of the episode online and get the gist of what happened. This applies to shows like True Blood that don’t come on Amazon until a year after they aired on HBO, right before the new season starts in the summer. Dexter on Showtime is like this too. Honestly, though, reading the recaps is enough for me because it’s like reading a book and then next year the “movie” comes out and I can see it acted out on the screen. I need to keep up with a lot of shows because I feel pressure to know what’s happening in pop culture…and reading a recap takes me about 15 minutes instead of an hour to watch something.
* TheMovieSpoiler.com — this is a great site that posts spoilers of all the movies out in theaters. Usually, they have write-ups the day something opens. I read what happens in all the movies that come out but now almost never go to see any in actual theaters. The only time that Justin and I will go to a show is if I snag free tickets through my friends in marketing here in Chicago or if I win them in some of the little contests I always see on entertainment sites and enter. This way I know what happens in the movies months before they come out on Netflix or Amazon streaming.
* Free TV Project — be careful with this one, but it’s the last resort effort if I REALLY need to see something immediately and can’t find it anywhere else and it’s something I am not satisfied just reading a recap for. This is a site that has links to various streams where you can watch something like True Blood almost as soon as it airs. The only thing is, you should never use it with a PC. I think this is where I’ve caught some viruses on PCs…but it works fine with a Mac. You just look up the show you want and then try to find a reliable stream to watch the episode online. I very rarely do this since I’m afraid of ruining my computer…but it is there as a last resort if I feel like I will just go nuts if I can’t see something important that was on HBO and I don’t want to wait a year to watch it when it comes out on Amazon streaming.
I honestly see no need for a newspaper subscription because I get all my news online. Occasionally, the Chicago Tribune gets delivered to us for some reason and will pile up on our doorstep when someone in the building moves out or an address is read wrong by a paperboy and suddenly the newspaper is there in the morning. Justin and I look at these things like they are messages in bottles flung at us from far into the past. They are gross to touch and leave sticky ink on my hands and the propaganda in them is so strong I can’t read more than a few articles into them without laughing at the North Korea/Saddam’s Iraq depths that Minitrue sinks in trying to rewrite history and current events to best suit Democrats.
Honestly, if you are paying to have lies delivered to your door every morning please stop it. Let the Left subsidize their own propaganda and don’t contribute to it. I’d love to see all daily papers go out of business coast to coast and would enjoy the irony that the party who supposedly worships our environment is the one that wastes forests of trees every year churning out rank propaganda that’s flopped onto people’s doorsteps.
I know getting a newspaper every day is a generational thing and that people 40 and older have made this a part of their lives for decades. But, cable TV was a big part of my life too…and I saw quickly that I was able to live without it. I am so happy I followed Abbey’s lead and cut the cable…and love that I saved a small fortune these last three years (which has really come in handy paying for the servers and other costs of running this site). In a way, the money I would have spent helping to fund the Left’s Ministry of Truth ended up going into efforts here at HillBuzz where I try to counter that propaganda on a daily basis…which was a better use for that cash in my life.
I’m sure you can find better uses for what you spend on cable TV and newspapers in your own lives, too. Canceling your magazine subscriptions is smart as well. Unless it’s a reliably conservative publication that provides no propaganda service to you, just stop paying for it. I’m someone who happens to love Vanity Fair even though it’s degenerated into nonstop Leftist propaganda but I refuse to pay for it anymore…so I just go to the library near the end of the month and spend an afternoon there reading the issues I would have had delivered to me. Since I skip anything that’s pro-Obama or Minitrue-approved, it doesn’t take long to read the articles I really enjoy. A lot of them are available for free online too.
Please think about the little, hidden ways you help Democrats every day by funding the things that help keep them in power. MSNBC is actually very close to financial collapse right now and many newspapers are about to go under. A nice nudge by conservatives who are sick of Minitrue shoving Democrats’ talking points at us via these corrupt, vintage media outlets could decimate large numbers of the propagandists the Left depends on to win the culture wars in this country. For instance, just imagine if everyone who considers themselves a Tea Party American would just cancel their cable and newspaper subscriptions and instead follow news via reliable online conservative outlets. It would be Doomsday for Minitrue in a matter of months.
Think about it.
Talk about it with your families.
Sit down and be amazed by your annual savings if you really did decide to cut your cable TV and eliminate newspaper delivery.
And if you do so, please tell the person you speak with to do this WHY you are canceling. Tell them that you got sick of the Ministry of Truth pumping out nonstop pro-Obama and pro-Democrat propaganda and you decided enough was enough.
They will get the message, trust me.
But since Minitrue has lost all credibility with most people I think it will have already been too late.
PS: If you know of other ways that people can see shows they want to watch if they don’t have TV, please chime in below in comments with those. I know there are other options besides Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc. but I’ve never used those and would like to know how you see things online without a cable subscription.
SHARE THIS ON FACEBOOK: Honolulu Magazine Profile on House Obamas Moving to in Hawaii come 2013 — #PresObama #BarackObama
[ Just SOME of the hundreds of angry comments left by Facebook users over the ridiculously lavish $35 million oceanfront palace the Obamas are receiving as a tax-free trust-managed gift come January 2013. There are NO POSITIVE COMMENTS about the Obamas on this story...and there have been no positive comments for them on ANY story covering the purchase of this post-presidency estate for the Obamas' move to Hawaii. There's just no positive way for Democrats to spin this. ]
Please checkout the comments left on this Honolulu Magazine profile written about the house that wealthy Chicago bankers are currently in the process of most likely buying for Barack and Michelle Obama in Kailua, Hawaii.
I have never seen anything like it.
Please login with Facebook and add your own comments to the mix; if you don’t use Facebook (and I personally think it’s stupid in most instances, so don’t feel bad) today is actually a good day to just create an account for the purposes of commenting on articles through the election. This Honolulu Magazine article is a GREAT one to comment on…joining scores of others who are disgusted by the Obamas’ nonstop orgy of extravagance while millions of Americans wonder where dinner’s coming from (ironic, that is, because Michelle Obama’s sending out emails asking people to SKIP MEALS and donate the savings to the Obama campaign).
Absolutely no one at all defends Obama in the slightest in those Facebook comments on the Honolulu Magazine site…and the anger at the Obamas for receiving a post-presidential gift from the wealthiest of “the 1%” really resonates with people. This is the Obamas’ “Let them eat cake moment” that we always knew would come during this campaign.
I wonder how many of “the 99%” Occupy Wall Street crowd will still be even remotely supporting Obama once they realize that he’s currently in the process of selling off ambassadorships, pardons, and even White House china for contributions to the trust Penny Pritzker’s organizing to buy the Obamas a lavish tax-free estate in Hawaii for their move out of the White House in January of next year.
Can you share this Honolulu Magazine profile on your Facebook pages along with a comment of some kind from you asking YOUR friends what they think of the Obamas receiving this gift from wealthy bankers?
It’s a great way to get this story to the people who REALLY need to see it…those who sympathize with OWS but have no idea that Barack and Michelle Obama aren’t just the 1%…but are in the dizzying heights of the 0.01% of the wealthiest and most would-be-royalty.
What would Andrew Breitbart do with this story to get it in front of those Daily Kos kids and OWS loons?
Sure will be hard for anyone to wage a class warfare campaign the next five weeks when Mitt Romney earned everything he has while the Obamas have an absolute tropical palace being gifted to them by the very same bankers that the OWS crowds railed against for months last year. Romney has made some decent money in his life, but he and Ann have NOTHING remotely as ostentatious and lavish as the oceanfront estate Obama’s receiving as a consolation prize when he loses the election.
Be Breitbart, baby all over Facebook and Twitter today….using this URL: http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Real-Estate/July-2011/As-seen-on-Hawaii-Five-0-Fantastic-Kailua-estate/