Wednesday night I was in Las Vegas. I was traveling on business and attending a software conference.
Let me say this – I hate Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a dry barren monument of the greed and selfishness in this country.
The people there are rude and obnoxious. They all come to a gluttonous wasteland so show off their wealth and spend frivolously – literally wasting their money on games in order to make more money.
Wait – let me clarify: the visitors there are rude and obnoxious. The people that live there – the service industry workers that cater to this constant influx of self-obsessed millionaire wanna-be’s – are so of the nicest and hardest working people I’ve met. And they have the patience of saints.
So- I was having a burger and a beer after the conference was let out for the day. I handed the bartender my credit card and when she returned it I gave her a healthy tip. Then I did it.
With the looming inauguration of a man who represents the ultimate in self aggrandizing and greed – in addition to signing the tab – I wrote #RESIST on the bill.
I wandered back to my hotel and thought about an old Upright Citizen’s Brigade sketch. Ass pennies.
If you are unfamiliar with the sketch give it a watch here. It’s brilliant.
In summary, it’s about a “power player” who – in order to feel like he is getting the upper hand on people that he is negotiating with – has been stuffing pennies up his ass for 11 years and then circulating them.
When he is in a tough negotiation, he is inspired with confidence because there’s a great chance that the person he is engaged with has, in his or her pocket, pennies that have been up his ass.
So, here’s what I’m doing. I am going to speak my mind with the only thing that I KNOW President Trump respects – MONEY.
Every dollar bill, five dollar bill, ten dollar bill, etc…
Every credit card tab and every check (yeah I still write them every once in awhile).
They will all have #RESIST written on them if they pass through my hands. It is a perfectly legal way to circulate our intent to stand firmly against ANY attempt by the current administration to revoke our rights:
- to choose
- to speak our minds
- to a free press
for protection of:
- our environment
- equality and equity for every citizen
- each individual’s right to love and marry whomever they choose
So, consider this an invitation to join me: