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Question of the Week: 43 - 5/28/2001

What's On Your Balloon?

We've all seen the bumper stickers and pins: 'Question Authority' or 'Hate is NOT a Family Value' or 'It's Been Lovely, But I Really Have To Scream Now'. Suppose every morning when you got up, there was a big bunch of slogan-balloons there that you had to give away during the day. What would YOUR balloons say and who would you give them to-- and why? (Sure hope some of those balloons make it over to a few of the political circus performers out there!) Wren (self-confessed ex-hippie chick and 70's put-the-daisy-in-the-gun-barrel-political activist) thinks this might be a good real-time idea to consider at protest rallies or to exchange at Pagan Pride events. Would YOU be gutsy enough to actually do something like this?

 Reponses:   There are 52 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

... May 29th. at 3:06:22 pm UTC

AmberPhoenix (Greenville, South Carolina US) Age: 44

I Apologize For The Double Post Of My Name. This Is My... May 29th. at 3:25:02 pm UTC

AmberPhoenix (Greenville, South Carolina US) Age: 44

I apologize for the double post of my name. This is my first time posting
on Withchvox. I would have to say I have many I would hand out but the one that sticks with me is for all the MANY people who seems to want everything done RIGHT NOW and with NO PLANNING. Simply put:

"Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my behalf"
My front license plate logo is for my EX Husband of 20 years it reads:

"She Got Him, I Got His Money"
Bright Blessings to All....

Heh Heh You Asked For It! So Many Christians So Few Lions... May 29th. at 3:40:36 pm UTC

Deagan (jacksonville, Florida US) Age: 21 - Email

Heh Heh YOu asked for it!

So many Christians So few Lions...

Witches do it in circles

Who the hell asked you anyway?

I'll get off my broomstick when you get off your cross.

YOur opinion has been noted and duly ignored.

:) that's about all i can think of for a while.
Safe travels. Deagan

Ok, My Sayings: 1. One Mountain, Many Paths 2. If At First... May 29th. at 4:08:08 pm UTC

Charlayne Elizabeth Denney (Friendswood/Houston, Texas US) Age: 44 - Email

Ok, my sayings:

1. One mountain, many paths
2. If at first you don't succeed, try reading directions.
3. What, am I going too slow for you?
4. What part of 'self-inflicted wound' don't you understand?
5. Never embarass Mom in public.

The first is a descriptive. The second is because I'm a technical writer and I write those directions. Third is for all those lovely commuters I have to deal with on the Houston freeways every day. The fourth is what I say to my kids when they whine.

The fifth is the last of the three household rules for my kids, the other two are:
1. An it harm none, do what you will.
2. As long as it doesn't involve the cops, jail, lawyers, the morgue, hospitals, ambulances, blood, or more money than I have in the bank, you can probably do it.
3. See above under "Mom"

Blessed be

I Rather Like The Bummper Sticker I Saw In Azuregreen. "my Convictions... May 29th. at 8:20:24 pm UTC

Penny Minze (Augusta, Georgia US) Age: 41 - Email

I rather like the bummper sticker I saw in azuregreen.
"My Convictions Are Not For Public Display"

Canu Bleidd's Top 10 Choices For Slogan Balloons: 10. My Karma Ran... May 29th. at 8:39:07 pm UTC

Gwydion Canu Bleidd (Sparta, Tennessee US) Age: 32 - Email

Canu Bleidd's top 10 choices for slogan balloons:
10. My karma ran over your dogma.
9. Focus on your own damn family.
8. Freedom FROM religion!
7. Vegetarian: Primitive word for "lousy hunter."
6. Christianity has Pagan DNA!
5. Born OK the first time.
4. Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
3. Magick happens.
2. What Would Kali Do? (WWKD)
AND...Canu Bleidd's top pick for a slogan balloon...
1. God WAS my co-pilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him!

The Words That I Will Place On My Balloon Comes From One... May 29th. at 8:59:24 pm UTC

Riki crosado (Christchurch, New Zealand) Age: 34 - Email

The words that I will place on my balloon comes from one of my fav movies. "The Rocky horrer picture show." The words on my balloon will be "DON'T DREAM IT!, BE IT!" I love the simple truth in these words. It is simply beautiful, and wonderful at the same time.

Mm! Many Of These Are Bummper Stickers, Buttons, Or Shirts I Own... May 29th. at 10:16:23 pm UTC

Aurora (Douglas, Massachusetts US) Age: 18


Many of these are bummper stickers, buttons, or shirts I own. Each has a special (or just bizzar) meaning to me...

1. Where ever you go, there you are

2. No Newt is good Newt

3. Why sleep when we can dance naked in the moonlight?

4. meandering to a different drummer

5. Your village called, their idiot is missing

6. I'm trying to find myself, If I should get back before I return, please ask me to wait.

7. Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarchastic.

8. Time to trim your Bush es


If You're Against Abortion, Don't Have One!" - I Would Give This To... May 29th. at 10:22:25 pm UTC

9;2;2 (Derby, Kansas US) Age: 16 - Email

"If you're against Abortion, DON'T HAVE ONE!" - I would give this to the protestors.

"I walk the path of the ancient ones" - Back window of my car.

"Its your hell, you burn in it" - Fundies that rag on me all the time.

"W.A.S.P.: White Anglo-Saxon Pagan" - My friend J.C. (who already has the bumper sticker)

"It's a Druid thing." - My friend Aislynn.

"Angels Have PMS, Too." - My acquaintance Chelsea.

"Atheism is a Non-Prophet Organization." - Tata

"Clergy (with encircled pentagram)" - Meow.

"Death with Dignity." - Meow.

"Don't Steal The Government Hates Competition." - Friend Kevin.

"Fundies are fundies no matter if they quote the Lord or the Goddess." - There's explanation for this. Many Wiccans have been going around on the net, saying that EVERYONE is bound by the 3-fold law and Rede. This includes Thelemites, Greek Hellenists, Voudoun... and then they get pissed if a Christian comes in and starts saying that everyone is bound to the 10 commandments. Now that's just sickly hypocritical. ***YOU ARE ONLY BOUND TO THE LAWS OF WHATEVER YOU GET INTO.***

Ok, Here I Go... "smile, It Makes People Wonder What You're Up... May 29th. at 10:49:45 pm UTC

Annwyn (Christchurch, New Zealand) Age: 30 - Email

Ok, here I go...

"Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to!" - It's important to keep 'em guessing!

"If all else fails, smile like you know what's going on" - That way you will irritate at the other one person who, like yourself, really doesn't have a clue either!

"Lower taxes through Less Government" - does the phrase "Parlimentary Wage Increase of 6%" offend anyone else on a budget of $50 per week?!

Get a taste for religion - lick a Witch! - I laugh each time I spot this one. Anything that can make me laugh about it more than once, deserves to be on this list!

"My other car is a broom" - well, it is!

"I may be old, my car may be a lemon, but I am in front of you!" - my particular favourite when being 'monstered' by a large logging truck when taking my car for it's weekly long-drive-to-charge-the-battery-and-keep-the-thing-running-between-mechanic-visits.

"Smile! Now, did that really hurt as much as you imagined?" - have you seen some of those sour faces behind the wheel of a car?!

"The only thing that kills people are people" - somewhat appropriate in this time of kids with semi-automatic weapons in schools.

"Who died and made you God?!" - An eternal classic in my opinion. It can be used for anyone that is trying to force their opinions on you.

Okay, Some Of These I Actually Have Or I've Seen Them And... May 30th. at 1:52:47 am UTC

Arhianna Wavewalker (Atlanta, Georgia US) Age: 21 - Email

Okay, some of these I actually have or I've seen them and love them.

1) Jesus, please protect me from your followers!

2) Witches' parking only. All others will be toad.

3) Who says Goddesses have to be anorexic?

4) Don't blame me. I was raised by humans.

5) That was Zen. This is Tao.

6) We're all in this together.

7) It's called THINKING. You should try it sometime.

8) My Goddess gave birth to your God.

9) Sorry I couldn't make it to church. I was too busy practicing Witchcraft and becoming a lesbian.

10) Practice random acts of kindness and senseless beauty.

Goddess bless!
Arhianna Wavewalker

My Car Has This One: * Minds Are Like Parachutes: They Only Function... May 30th. at 3:38:50 am UTC

Secular Pagan (Minneapolis, Minnesota US) Age: 37 - Email

My car has this one:

* Minds are like parachutes: They only function when open.

Speaking of flight, I also like the one someone else mentioned:

* God was my co-pilot, but our plane crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him.

I have a button on my tote bag that reads:

* Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.

I used to have a button on my tote bag that said:

* Anyone who claims that god is on their side is scary as hell.

Back in the Reagan years I used to wear a button that said:

* Don't blame me, I didn't vote for the b@st@rd.

Hmmmm...I might want to dig that one up from the storage room. ;-)

A bumper sticker I heard about, and would love to find:

* What Would Scooby Doo?

That would probably be the best candidate for handing out on balloons and ushering in World Peace. Rooby-rooooo!!!

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