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Hey! Good Evening! Happy Buy Nothing Day!
This evenings music features the "Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith.
I prepared this in advance because I won't be around to tend the diary. Enjoy and feel free to chat among yourselves.
See you Monday!
Bessie Smith - I'm Wild About That Thing
"Black Friday, because only in America people trample each other for cheap goods, hours after being thankful for what they already have."
No news is good news?
While the main focus of the day after Thanksgiving will be on all the great deals and crowds for Black Friday, that isn't the only event that is taking place. In addition to this well-known shopping day, November 23 is also Buy Nothing Day, a day where the goal is to get consumers to have a 24 hour moratorium on all their spending. In essence, it's the anti Black Friday.
No Spend Days are becoming a more and more popular tool championed by frugal communities to help people learn about their personal spending habits, and Buy Nothing Day is the king of all of these. With a million people participating in over 60 countries, it's a rebellion from what they believe is the takeover of the real meaning of Christmas by consumer forces.
Blog Posts of Interest
Here are diaries and selected blog posts of interest on DailyKos and other blogs.
A Little Night Music
Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues
Bessie Smith - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Bessie Smith - I need A Little Sugar In My bowl
Bessie Smith - Tain't Nobodys Business If I Do
Bessie Smith - I'm Down In The Dumps
Bessie Smith - Put It Right Here (Or Keep It Out Of There)
Bessie Smith - There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
Bessie Smith - Mountain Top Blues
Bessie Smith - Trombone Cholly
Bessie Smith - Pickpocket Blues
Louis Armstrong & Bessie Smith - Nashville Women's Blues
Bessie Smith - House Rent Blues
Louis Armstrong & Bessie Smith - Cold In Hand Blues
Bessie Smith - Beale Street Mama
Bessie Smith - My Kitchen Man
Remember when progressive debate was about our values and not about a "progressive" candidate? Remember when progressive websites championed progressive values and didn't tell progressives to shut up about values so that "progressive" candidates can get elected?
Come to where the debate is not constrained by oaths of fealty to persons or parties.
Come to where the pie is served in a variety of flavors.
"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum." ~ Noam Chomsky