Is it time?
CBBI FIRST DRAFT 10/23/2008 [LOR1]
This first draft is very rough—just ideas.
When you get this read it over, add and subtract ideas.
When an idea doesn’t appeal to you and you think it should be deleted or revised put it in parenthesis or a different font so we can always refer back to our original stuff.
On 10/7/2008 I mentioned to Jean that we (meaning the
We left it there because neither one of us are smart enough to carry such a thing off but we figured that since I was going back East to a wedding I’d put the idea
to M while we were vacationing on LI.
I did that and in three days we came up with the following:
COPPER BOTTOMED BITCHES INTERNATIONAL
COPPER BOTTOMED BITCHES INTERNATIONAL
(Henceforth to be CBBI)
By the way, I think the bitches part may be too strong, however I also want to get it across to the general public that while we are not militant in any way—we are also not polite and we won’t be glossing anything over or omitting anything that may be uncomfortable. We will be making a BIG DEAL out of the current state of this
AND we will give it all we’ve got.
Also by the way—this enterprise may turn up anywhere on the success/failure continuum—we have to think about how we’ll handle whatever it comes to…or if we can really handle it at all
Ideas raised with great hilarity 10/14 thru17, 2008:
Born to Blog
Cut the Crap Insurrection of
Sea to Shining Sea
In representative gov’t
“Remember, you work for US”
NOTE (3/23/2009): Perhaps Stroll is not a good word—bringing to mind children in large, wheeled, mother-propelled carts—too vulnerable.
Think meander or promenade
Not Funny; Serious in the Extreme:
Our Basic Principle: The Constitution of the
Ideas raised that same time period without much hilarity at all:
We need a manifesto or declaration of some sort to inform the public and the gov’t what our aims are:
We the people are presenting the essential changes that must take place in the governing of the
These changes will be put forth on a new and separate website for the CBBI.
The manifesto must be simple, foundational & functional. Short sentences (we’re playing to the entire
*Truth in Government
*Respect for all
We regard these 4 items (above) as essential in every citizen of the
No invoking of gods or religion
The CBBI’s are peaceable, strong, intelligent and adamant.
Strollers expect the Stroll to impress upon our legislators, current and future, that Truth, Respect, Responsibility and Accountability are non-negotiable as pertains to all Governmental actions.
There are faults and inconsistencies inherent in human
nature which, although distasteful, are private matters.
No signs, banners or any accoutrement that may be perceived as a weapon will be carried during the Stroll.
Once the Stroll begins it carries on to the end.
If the CBBI Stroll grows into what we hope it will we will need:
Identifiers for the Strollers (T-shirts, hats, buttons…)
If it’s really big we’ll need:
Support vehicles (How big? and how many vehicles to how many strollers?)
What will the vehicles carry? Water, energy bars, first aid supplies and first aid people…
Anyone (male or female…Copper Bottomed Bastards?) who wants to Stroll with us has to abide by the rules of the road.
The rules of the road are in the manifesto.
Strollers may stroll for as long as they wish, beginning and ending anywhere along the route.
If frail, strollers must have their own support person/s—Strollers will stop to help but Strollers will not BE stopped.
If frail or otherwise unable to stroll, there will be other needs for people to assist in…(TBD)
WARNINGS TO THOSE WHO STROLL WITH THE CBBI’S:
There will be persons, public and private, who will seek to stop us or damage us or dishearten us.
You may be reviled by your family/neighbors.
You may find that your taxes are being audited.
You may find that your Green Card or that of a loved one is in jeopardy.
If you participate you will discover that you’d rather be dead than stroll another step but CARRY ON—we stand on the shoulders of the people who founded this nation[LOR5] …(make this sound good and not sappy)
…Tired now…stopping 10/23/08 6:45PM
Oh, we need a time frame. Starting stopping announcing keeping the momentum prep time clean up etc.
I guess we’ve started now. Let’s do it.
[LOR1]Changes, comments etc added 3/23/2009
[LOR2]No one is too exalted or too wealthy to be above the CBBI principles
[LOR3]MAYBE A little PROVOCATIVE
[LOR4]…BUT WHO ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT IT—CONVINCE US OTHERWISE, REPRESENTATIVES
[LOR5]THEY had a revolution…nothing so gentle as a stroll