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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hunger Strike?

How about a do-without-a-meal strike.

This is almost humorous:
Congressman on hunger strike to show solidarity with Occupy
By Aubrey Whelan, Washington Examiner

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., embarked on a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with four Occupy DC protesters who have gone without food since Dec. 8 to advocate for D.C. voting rights.

Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in the House, met with the hunger strikers Thursday and pledged to read their declaration – which calls for full voting rights for District residents as well as legislative and budget autonomy – on the floor of the House of Representatives to enter it into the congressional record.

The hunger strikers have been meeting with various lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill this week. Success has been mixed. [link]
What a guy.  This Ellison character is going to go without supper in solidarity with a bunch of malcontents with nothing better to protest than D.C. statehood.

I went longer without eating in preparation for a recent colonoscopy, for God's sake.

Want to really show what ya got, Keith?

Go six months without food.

We'll all be here in support of that effort.