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Would You Call in Sick to Heal America?

March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, is now officially "Sick Of It Day" — a day for everybody who is sick of the lies, sick of the corruption, sick of the war to make their statement by shutting "it" all down.

Set up by Veterans for Peace, the official website says that calling in sick on March 19 is "a powerful way for every one of us to withdraw our consent from a government that continues an immoral, illegal and SICK war."

So, tell me — are you going to call in sick on March 19th?

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mandy_frost mandy_frost 9 years
What would you even say? "Oh, I'm sorry. I can't come in today b/c I am sick -- sick of the loss and the destruction and despair. Give me a day and I'll be back for the next five years." No. I agree that the war should have been over before it began, but sick days are to be used for sickness, not because you are passionate about an issue on which you can work on during time off.
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
Same as LaineTM
Betty Betty 9 years
This is silly.
Nouveau-Jackie-O Nouveau-Jackie-O 9 years
I agree with you post foxie, and we appreciate your hard work :)
foxie foxie 9 years
That episode is hilarious. "Yeah man, the corporations are totally controlling your life. We learned it in college."
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
'oh god, 100 people were not at work today! sound the alarms!! bring all the troops back from iraq!' way to go you raging hippies.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I won't be calling in sick because the economy is slowing and I don't want to risk being jobless during a difficult time. Besides, I'm sure Bush can tell by his approval ratings that no one is pleased with him.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
If you are sick of it, vote democratically this election.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
M3 - It did not. You can view the ep here:
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
"This reminds me of a South Park I saw once about hippies who blame the "corporations" and decide to have a music festival to show how pissed they are!" Did it work?
verily verily 9 years
I think it's a bad idea.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Liberty: I think I hear at least a few who would have said "No--what point could that possibly make?"
Megatron Megatron 9 years
If I worked, yes, I would call in sick. Plus, it's my birthday that day. This stupid war was declared on my 22nd birthday when I was on my way over to fight it.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I said other because, correct me if i am being naive but, how is it that calling in sick on this day is going to help us get out of Iraq? In fact how is this actually going to do any good at all? Big and small business owners alike can't just call in sick on this day because they are "sick of it" they have to run a business! Whether or not their business is directly affiliated with us being in Iraq, businesses still have to be run somehow. I dunno but i think this would do more harm than good IMO
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I am with Lain, lots 'o' complaining, not a lot of plans... This reminds me of a South Park I saw once about hippies who blame the "corporations" and decide to have a music festival to show how pissed they are! Too funny!
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Hey there. I tried to give some diverse answer options, but let me know what you would have liked to see. :)
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
This is all rather juvinile, in my opinion. Call in 'sick'? Oh yes, your employer(s) will not only take you seriously, but the government will be beside itself with the impact of these actions. :OY: I'm with Foxie and cine_lover on this one.
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
just wondering what the reason for calling in would be "I'm sick of it today and will be back tomorrow?"
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Yeah. Nothing like going shopping or watching television while others are risking their lives. And I am with foxie. Can you at least pretend to be unbiased?
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
these terrorists and insurgents came in with the American, British and other allied troops. Saddam deserved to go but not in the way he did it just brought out those with other agendas. Whenever i heard suicide bombing it had happened in Israel or at a tourist resort in a middle eastern nation but it wasn't on such a high level until 2003. Oh well maybe one day everythhing will work out.
foxie foxie 9 years
Oh, and I WILL be going to work. This war IS my work, and despite what some people may think, it's an absolutely critical job.
foxie foxie 9 years
I *AM* sick of lies and corruption, now that you mention it. I'm sick of all these ignorant campaigns, full of their half truths and whole lies, against matters that people honestly don't understand the depths of. And I *AM* sick of the war. I'm sick of terrorists and insurgents constantly threatening the lives of their own neighbors and fellow Iraqis, and threatening the lives of my comrades, coworkers, family, friends and enemies. I'm sick of this war that is waged on behalf of a nation that seems to have given up on itself. And way to have completely slanted and biased poll options.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
I'm with you Bethany, I would feel I was being rather disrespectful to service members by deciding to sit on my butt and do nothing while they risk their lives. And let's not forget the millions of Americans who cannot call in sick, that is unless they want to lose a day's wages. this is not the answer.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Even if I had a job I wouldn't do this, it's silly.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
So how much good would this actually do? Great lame excuse for being irresponsible. Also, I'm sick to death of people who feel free to criticize loudly, but fall silent when asked for an alternate solution to the problem. I see this way too often on lots of issues, large and small.
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