Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Invite in the Inbox

I received an invitation in today's email.  It's not as good as the Democrat Refrigerator Magnet Poetry kit, but maybe better than the Holiday Tree ornament offer. has invited me to a movie party!

Dear Moogie,

When's the last time you saw a movie that made you put down the popcorn, leap from your couch, and do something? Maybe it was An Inconvenient Truth or Michael Moore's Capitalism.

The Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job is that type of movie. Narrated by Matt Damon, the film shows how Wall Street's greed—and Washington's corruption—led to a global economic meltdown. And the 1% will do more of the same again—unless the 99% stop them.

The five largest banks are using their clout right now to avoid accountability for hundreds of thousands of illegal foreclosures.1 Wall Street's influence must be curbed. That's why MoveOn members are throwing more than 800 movie parties this weekend to watch Inside Job—so that we can be inspired to take action. This is a people-powered movement, and we need to get everyone we know to understand what Wall Street did so that it doesn't happen again.

There's a movie party in New Orleans on Sunday at 7 p.m. Can you attend?

We know that Wall Street greed cost millions of Americans their jobs, homes, and retirement savings. But it's not easy to explain the impact at lunch with co-workers or friends. Inside Job breaks down how the economic meltdown happened, who's responsible, and where we go from here. Most importantly, it gives you the facts you need to sound the alarm in your social network.

This weekend's Inside Job parties will spark more conversations and action on how to fix the economy for the 99%. There's a party in New Orleans this weekend that you and your friends can attend.

Can you gather with local MoveOn members to watch Inside Job at 7 p.m. on Sunday?

According to The New York Times, "It is hard to imagine a movie more serious, and more urgent, than Inside Job."2 Find out for yourself—watch the movie this weekend with people in your community who care about making this country better.

Thanks for all you do.

Gee.  There are Mardi Gras parades this Sunday, so I guess I'll have to skip this blockbuster.

And, to think that the movie came out in 2010, maybe before the 99% had even stopped bathing.  So, to me, this little gathering is just another method to capitalize on Useful Idiots.  Of several varieties.  And, oddly enough, when I Googled the movie title to get a little background info, among the pictures that popped up were Ben Bernanke and George Soros.  Dang!  How many fingers does that man have to get into so many pies!

What do you want to bet that I'd need an extra dose of blood pressure meds if I went to the screening?  Just reading the name "Michael Moore" gives me the creeps!  What do you think?  Should I click that I'm attending so I can get some more info (because, once again, they've not given me a location in the invitation), or do you suppose the black helicopters would show up at the Mansion after I was a no-show?

On another, sad, note, please be thinking of us tomorrow -- it's going to be a hard day.  We have to say goodbye to our little Rosie.


  1. They. Are. Delusional. And. Dangerous.

  2. More dangerous than we know -- yet -- I fear.

  3. We have to say goodbye to our little Rosie.

    Oh, no. This is the saddest thing I've read today. My thoughts will be with you tomorrow, Moogie. And tonight, too. Even though I've been through this particular pain, I just cannot imagine it again.

    My condolences.

  4. Thank you, Buck. She has had a wonderful,treat -filled evening. Us, not so much, except for savoring her company and watching her try to find the peanuts we offered her.

  5. Aw Moogie! Crud.

    So sorry for you all. I know you will miss her very much.

  6. Dang it Moogie, starting my day with tears for you. I'm sorry to hear that.

  7. I hate that for you, Moogie. My condolences.