Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Bean Signal


The time has come. We've been gathering strength. Making connections. Building a base. Carnivaling. This is what we've been waiting for. Time to mobilize.

This post is the web equivalent of an emergency distress signal, glaring into the sky, summoning superheroes from across the planet (or at least across the United States). The matter is urgent. Only you can do it.

Pick up the modern day superhero's tools of the trade - a keyboard, a fax machine, a phone - and stop the Joker from eviscerating the Endangered Species Act as his last legacy before departing from the White House.

Write letters to the President, your Senators and Congressmen and women. (click here to find out who to write and here if you have writer's block).

Make phone calls.

IM and tweet about it.

Blog about it.

Talk to friends, colleagues, family.

Spread the word.

Save Gotham City and keep your eyes to the skies for the next Bean Signal. It will alert you when the public comment period opens so that we take the battle to the Department of the Interior.

Over and out.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

srew you and screw the animals

Burbanmom said...

Oh my gourd, you totally need to have Crunchy photoshop that picture so it's a giant green bean signal in the sky!

Dear Anonymous: I believe you meant "SCREW you", not "srew you". I'm sure that's not a reflection on your obviously very high IQ.

Bobbi said...

Yeah anonymous, if you're going to leave rude comments, at least be man enough - or woman enough - to not sign in as anonymous! It's people like you who give this country a bad name.

Sorry, digress - way to go Green Bean. We're right behind you!

Bobbi said...

I've got your back in LA. Here's a book I'll be starting this week...Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. I read a few pages and it looks good. Kennedy is an environmental attorney.

I feel like the Minute Men ... one if by land, two if by sea.

eco 'burban mom said...

GB - I'm with 'burbs, get some photoshop action going for the 'bean signal'! And, of course I am happy to ride shotgun in your 'bean mobile' to protect the animals.

Anonymous - Did you get your grammer and literacy skills from the Joker? Because your spelling really must make him proud! With a genius like you in his pocket - Whoa, watch out world!!

spelled with a K said...

to the bean cave!

Green Bean said...

I love you guys! I woke this morning to "anonymous" and decided to delete it - until I realized that you all had done that for me. ;-)

Burbs: You are so right. Where is Crunchy when I need her!?! I need to send her an email.

Bobbi: Rock on, girl!

Bobbi in So Cal: Interesting book. Let us know how it turns out. Shannon at Going Crunchy read something along those lines earlier this year but I don't think it was the same book. As to the minute men, great analogy. You'd feel even more that way if I'd posted my original post - which will come up later this week. I needed to move it to make what for "the Joker".

GB: I'd love to have you ride shotgun in my bean mobile anytime. Think of what we could get done? Though, that's a force too powerful to reside on the same coast. ;-)

Spelled with a K: Hurry up. The bean mobile is warmed up and ready to go.

ib mommy said...

Just for fun!


Robin: "Boy! That was our closest call ever! I have to admit that I was pretty scared!"
Batman: "I wasn't scared in the least."
Robin: "Not at all?"
Batman: "Haven't you noticed how we always escape the vicious ensnarements of our enemies?"
Robin: "Yeah, because we're smarter than they are!"
Batman: "I like to think it's because our hearts are pure."


Robin: "You can't get away from Batman that easy!"
Batman: "Easily."
Robin: "Easily."
Batman: "Good grammar is essential, Robin."
Robin: "Thank you."
Batman: "You're welcome."

Green Bean said...

IB Mommy: Hee hee. I love it. I sense a new career in your future.

Gina said...

Oh my....what affect are you all having on me? Last night I changed my political party officially to "Democrat" and today I'm doing this.

My fellow Texans are gonna hang me this....!!

Gina said...

Oh...Anonymous...as for "screwing the animals".....ummmm....I love 'em and all....but not THAT much!!

YIKES!!

I guess you're the biggest animal lover of all, eh Big Boy? Ummmm...Girl? Whatever??

Donna said...

Can't wait to see the new beanmobile, batgirl! Thanks for the alert!

gina: My husband and I both changed our registration, too, and so far nothing bad has happened to us! Of course, we live in Oregon...

Bobbi said...

Gina,
Girl, you just channel your inner Ann Richards and you'll be ok.

ib mommy said...

I wish I could take credit for those but they are real Batman quotes! They seemed appropriate:)

Robj98168 said...

Anyonymous it is spelled Screw not srew- Please do det a Junior High Education before leaving comments-

Anyway, I totally expect bush to eviscreate the Endagered species act. That way he can seal his name as the worst president to rver nto be elected in history.And I think it is unfair to compare him with the Joker- The Joker at least was an evil genious.Not an evil moron

Green Bean said...

Gina: You go, girl! Ditto to Bobbi - channel Ann Richards! :)

Donna: Changing registration seems to be catchy. I think we're all ready for a change.

IB Mommy: Okay, then, you have a career in being able to locate and recite amazingly appropriate quotes! You still rock.

Rob: Touche! The Joker otherwise seemed appropriate. Anyone think of another villain?

kale for sale said...

Bullwinkle? Not a villian but perhaps appropriate. Except I liked Bullwinkle.

It makes me want to cry that we have to fight to save endangered species. Jeez.

Going Crunchy said...

I hear 'ya! I'll do a post on Monday. While I'm at it I'll frigger away some work time sending snarly letters to my Congressfolks. Shannon

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