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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You say you want a revolution?

Aaah yes. It's been almost a week since my last politically-themed blog post. But take a breath, everyone, because this one isn't part of my usual "Rack-a-Bama is the man" rant. No, today I'm calling for world peace.

One piece of flair at a time.

Okay, so it all started with the UMC (Ugly Mom's Club, if you're not in-the-know) prez, Deb. She's somewhat of a genius. Not, like, idiot-savant genius. Just the normal, "I wear green and red together even if it's not the holidays" kind of genius.

So anyhoo, after the election in a fit of inspired passion Deb decided she was going to unite the world. It's been a long couple of years leading up to the election. Everywhere you look people were polarizing, gravitating to one side or the other. In a lot of the discussion I think we all started to realize that we were mostly saying the SAME THING. Whether we declared ourselves red or blue, liberal or conservative, most people want us to be safe, help those in need, and find a way out of the crisis in which we find ourselves. But the problem with labels is that they're so DIVISIVE. Once you sit down to dinner with someone and they ask you if you're a righty or a lefty the middle ground seems to be lost.

So Deb, in her geniusness (totally a word) decided to create a NEW label. And this is one you're all going to want in on.

The Purple Donkephant.





The purple donkephant is neither a red elephant or a blue donkey. The purple donkephant is both. Here are just a few attributes of the PD:

1) Has slightly reddish feet, to keep it firmly on the ground;
2) Has slightly blueish ears, to listen with an open mind to ideas that bring change; and
3) Has a smack-in-the-middle purple heart, because it wants desperately to find common ground to work our way out of this mess. You can't see it; you'll just have to trust me on that one.

And there's more. So much more. The Purple Donkephant is going to sweep the nation. But we need your help. If you are sick of partisan politics as usual, if you're sick of pitting one side against the other, if you finally want to find a way to take the best both sides have to offer then we need you! Fo shizz!

So here's your mission, should you choose to accept it.

Copy the above statement (starting at "The Purple Donkephant") and paste it into your next blog post. Next, include a link to the original PD homepage. You can find it here. Lastly, go to facebook (if you're a facebooker - which, duh, you should be...what is this? 1997?) and choose the Stephen Colbert inspired flair (it says, "I'm a Purple Donkephant and So Can You and has a circle of stars). Then, send that flair to everyone you know.

Trust me, once this idea takes off you're going to be glad you got in on the bottom floor.

Down with red and blue! Up with Purple Donkephants.

Let's start a revolution, baby!


Jeni said...


Alyssa said...

I tried to copy and paste, but the PD buttons wouldn't paste. So, I just posted a link to YOUR blog.

Chi-townRawlins said...

Lylla, you can post the text without the pics...

Deb said...

Oh my word.

Well, just so you know, thanks to your efforts in just the last 2 hours alone, our Purple Donkephant Colbert-inspired flair is now ranked 466,818! We just pased 10,979 flairs in 2 hours. YOU GO GIRL!

Deb said...

A new development has developed that may foil our Purple Donkephant Revolution Facebook count... Multiple versions of the flair are being downloaded, which is franfreakintastic, but that splits our count for the rank. Maybe everyone needs to download their preferred version as well as the Colbert-insipred (with stars) version. So much for geniusness. Who knew we'd be ranked?

Sara K. said...

Finally, I have something to post. Thanks Anna!

Deb- first you're winning giveaways and now you are ranked on FB?!?! I'm not worthy.

Chi-townRawlins said...

Probably my fault. I didn't know we were trying to get the colbert stars one ranked. I actually sent the "Be a purple donkephant" one out to my entire address book this morning (though, I thought it didn't send so who knows...)

Deb said...

Indeed, who knew!! No faults, here. It's all good.

Deb said...

Oh, and yes, Sara, I am totally worthy and so are you also too.

Chris, Sarah, Madi, and Jax said...

Love it!

Cris, Jon, Austin and Ethan said...

On board! I smell what you're steppin' in. It's what Ive been saying all along. I love S.C.!

Ben & Diane said...

I'm on it lady! And I love it.

Christy said...

Deb's stats are amazing! LOL!