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House of Representatives
Facebook Users Cancel Protest to Dump Trash at Boehner's Residence

Published April 09, 2011
| FoxNews.com

A group of Facebook users in Washington, D.C. have cancelled a protest planned for Saturday to dump their trash outside of House Speaker John Boehner's residence after Congress struck a budget deal averting a government shutdown.

Democratic activists Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway, who were angry that a shutdown would have halted trash collection in Washington, had organized the protest.

"We want to thank the 8,700+ of you who joined our demands in the last 48 hours to fight for basic democratic principles of semi-self governance," they wrote. Moments ago, a very orange Speaker of the House just announced that he caved into some of our demands. This is Victory Accomplished. Ok not really but, since the shutdown has been averted, Saturday's event is CANCELED."

More than 5,600 people had committed to dumping their trash at Boehner's residence Saturday. The organizers said their protest wasn't over a budget not getting passed in Congress, but rather the lack of control that DC's local government has over its own affairs, which would be made painfully clear during a work stoppage.

The nation's capital is treated as a federal agency and runs mostly on federal money, and a shutdown would have brought basic services like trash collection to a grinding halt.

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sugarnspice005

Apr 9 @ 5:46PM  
That would have really stunk.
somnium

Apr 9 @ 6:13PM  
and a shutdown would have brought basic services like trash collection to a grinding halt.

Yeah... really......... then we couldn't have thrown out the politicians with the trash!


Wordsofwit

Apr 9 @ 6:41PM  
I have to admit that I thought that this was a joke or an Onion thing because there wasn't a link in the blog (HINT, HINT). But it is a true story.

Yes, I would have admittedly laughed if came to be just like I would if somebody let a greasy fart in an elevator. But, the other side of me sees the idea as going too far as a protest against an elected official at his private residence. You may not respect the man as an individual, but one must respect the office of the Speaker of the House. It goes above and beyond a civil protest IMO venturing toward disrespectful bad taste and poor manners, along with setting a bad precedent
RevDocLove

Apr 9 @ 6:52PM  
More than 5,600 people had committed to dumping their trash at Boehner's residence Saturday.

Well, there were a few ppl who disagree Bruce
StraddleMyNose

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Apr 9 @ 7:25PM  
I'm glad the military is going to get paid.
RJ53

Apr 9 @ 10:30PM  
I think it would have been better to have found the congress people holding things up and dump it at their office where they have to step over it. Better yet what ever happened to pick up your sign and march on Washington? We knew how to do it back in the day? Do people need a refresher course?
kiersten1

Apr 10 @ 2:57AM  
The comments are funnier than the jokes......lol.

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