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Nobody One - 1947 Greyhound Bus

Nobody for President - Nobody's Campaign Manager, Curtis Spangler

Nobody for President Poster - Gilbert Shelton - 1976

Nobody's Button - Artist Unknown - Apathy - 1976

Wavy Gravy / Paul Krassner - City Hall, S.F. - 1976

Rodney Albin / Robert Hunter / Larry Klein - Roadhog - 1976

Ann / Shawn / Joey - On the Bus, Nobody One - 1976

Nobody for President Rally - Crowd Shot - University of Texas - Austin - 1976

Nobody's Button - Dave Sheridan - 1980

Nobody for President 2012 = Put NONE OF THE ABOVE on voter ballots

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Nobody Speaks Through the Teeth

Nobody for President 2012

On December 8, 1975, I spoke with Wavy Gravy at the United State Cafe on Haight Street in San Francisco, about voter apathy.

I pointed to statistics showing people were not registering to vote and approximately fifty (50) percent of the people who could vote were not showing up at the polls.

Wavy responded, "You mean Nobody is winning the Presidential elections?"

That question became the spark that ignited the Birthday Party's "Nobody for President Campaign."

Wavy Gravy became "Nobody's Fool," Curtis Spangler, became "Nobody's Campaign Manager," and the rest is history!

Curtis Spangler and Wavy Gravy October 12, 1976 San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Rally - Photograph by James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark

None of the Above

Nobody is another way of saying "None of the Above" which should be included on voter ballots.

If a majority of people voted for "None of the Above" rather than, "the lesser of evils," it might force a situation where Voters would have to find someone competent to lead them.

The Birthday Party's Nobody for President Campaign is a humorous approach to elections designed to encourage people to register and vote. Nobody is NOT an endorsement of mass apathy. Apathy Sucks, Nobody for President!

Alternatives for President

(1) Put "None of the Above" on voter ballots.

(2) Change requirements for President:

(a) Extremely hard civil service exam.
(b) Top scores compete in "Prezolympics."
(c) Top 10 winners become candidates.
(d) Election winner becomes President.
(e) Gets device implanted in their brain that explodes if they tell a lie.

(3) Hire a Ribbon Cutter for President.

(a) Saved money pays off national debt.

(4) Declare election day a holiday.

(a) Voting receipt required for pay.

(5) Tie election participation to jury duty

(a) Those who don't vote go on jury rolls.

"Not Sure" Is Another Name for Nobody?

Obama vs. Romney: Who is Better for IT Industry?

CompTIA poll shows more support in IT industry for President Obama vs. Mitt Romney in every area, including tax policy, access to capital, tech exports, education and privacy. "Not Sure" actually the big winner.

By Jason Knott, August 24, 2012, Article Source, Slashdot Source, via Hank

President Obama and Mitt Romney both still have some campaigning to do with Information Technology (IT) industry executives and integrators.

A new national study conducted by noted pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics for CompTIA shows that President Obama is slightly favored over challenger Mitt Romney in terms of who would be best to help the IT industry. However, in every instance, about an equal percentage indicate no preference between the two candidates.

On five key issues, tax policy, access to capital, small and medium business’ tech exports, STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) and privacy, the respondents rated the two candidates about evenly, giving a slight edge to President Obama over Governor Romney in each case.

The results to the question "Who would do a better job as president regarding the following important information technology issues that face the U.S. economy today?" are:

Tax policies that promote innovation & jobs in the U.S. IT sector
Obama 38%
Romney 25%
Neither /
Not Sure 37%

Access to capital to advance start-ups and business expansion
Obama 33%
Romney 30%
Neither /
Not Sure 37%

Expansion of tech exports by U.S. small and medium sized IT businesses
Obama 34%
Romney 27%
Neither /
Not Sure 39%

Promote STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math)
Obama 37%
Romney 25%
Neither /
Not Sure 38%

Ensure privacy as part of broadband, online and mobile policy
Obama 32%
Romney 26%
Neither /
Not Sure 42%

Zogby says that IT industry executives support at least a moderate role of government in addressing challenges faced by the industry. But the survey also is permeated with a sense of disengagement with the current political process and a significant plurality undecided with respect to which candidate would address various IT issues more effectively. The Zogby companies have produced polls with "an unparalleled record of accuracy and reliability in the polling field," according to the company, adding that its telephone and interactive surveys have "generally been the most accurate in U.S. Presidential elections since 1996."

“This late into the political season, we are seeing a high level of disengagement from those in the IT sector.” Zogby reports. “This is true across company size, specialization and geographic region.”

“As we gear up for the elections this fall, we’re finding that messages from the candidates have yet to resonate with the IT sector and the challenges and opportunities before the industry,” says Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “Despite global economic uncertainties, the United States remains a leader in innovation, particularly in technology. Any candidate hoping to win the support of the industry will need to provide a stronger vision for how we retain and expand our leadership in this growing and vibrant IT sector.”

Several economic indicators show that the United States remains a global leader in IT business innovation; however, the perception among those surveyed reflected uncertainty over the future.

Among the key findings, two in three surveyed (64 percent) fear a loss of U.S. leadership in the global information technology sector. Another two out of three (68 percent) believe this change in U.S. leadership will have a harmful impact on economic growth and jobs. Nearly one-third of those surveyed (31 percent) believe it is a priority for government to keep IT businesses in the U.S.

Nobody is Everywhere All the Time

from: Life With Syria's Rebels in a Cold and Cunning War via Hank
The New York Times, August 20, 2012, (Page 2 of 6)

By this spring, as the army came to occupy Tal Rifaat, the now war-savvy city had all but emptied. The soldiers painted graffiti on the city's walls. "Assad or nobody," one scrawl read.

A revolutionary painted a reply: "We will kneel only for God."

Who's Alien?  U.S. Out of North America, Nobody for President
Who's Alien? U.S. Out of North America, Nobody for President

This Is How You Fix Congress

Eagle
via Robin Kilgore

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cellphones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message.


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