Let’s say you’re a liberal with a lot of garbage who is facing a looming halt in trash pickup and you just can’t wait until the next inauguration of your favorite environmentally friendly president to dump it at a National Mall. What do you do?
Washington (CNN) – If the federal government shuts down come Friday, House Speaker John Boehner may be in for quite a mess at his Washington, D.C. residence if some Facebook users have their way.
A Facebook event, entitled “If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house,” has popped up and is gaining steam as the shutdown showdown ramps up on Capitol Hill. If the federal government shuts down, one of the District’s services that will stop is trash pickup.
“Speaker John Boehner is ready to shut down the government, including District of Columbia city services like trash collection,” it says on the page. “Well, if he won’t allow us to use OUR TAX DOLLARS to pick it up, maybe we should just BRING IT TO HIM.”
As of 2:30 p.m. EST there are 1,476 attending; 126 are listed as maybe; 156 aren’t showing up; and 4,652 are still making up their minds (much like Congress, apparently).
The trash-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday and apparently will last through June 30.
Goodman is listed in the Democratic National Committee network. Treadway is the political and logistics director for the liberal group Netroots Nation.
Netroots… the “new civility” police. Glad to see they’re practicing what they preach.
So in other words, they want to make Boehner’s front yard might look like the DC Mall after the coronation of The One:
If these people are experts in anything, it’s garbage.
Here’s the Facebook page:
Just imagine if a Tea Partier had a “dump trash at Harry Reid’s home” page.
Oh, but here’s the funniest part. They say they’ll go ahead with the “event” even if there isn’t a shutdown, but their garbage dump will be done in a “respectful” way:
Organizers of the event – Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway – write on the page that even if the government shutdown doesn’t occur, they will “move forward with this event, we’ll provide details on location(s) and we’ll make sure it’s done in a sanitary and respectful way. Please don’t list any personal addresses for members of Congress on this page.”
How exactly you respectfully dump your trash on somebody’s lawn is anybody’s guess.
I hope Boehner has a couple of pitbulls who haven’t been fed for a while.
Update: Somebody Twittered me that Boehner’s 3rd in the line of succession (2nd in line, but 3rd in this administration — see comments), so it might not be any dogs that get would-be garbage dumpers, but rather the Secret Service or other security.