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Moon the Klan

Wow, now this is a protest we can get "behind" for sure...

A Call to Ass

The KKK is coming to Austin this week to rally support for Proposition 2, an amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. They are billing this as a Christian Family Values rally, but we all know the KKK's history of families, values, and Christian behavior is abysmal.

What the Klan wants is a photo op complete with angry, yelling citizens to scare conservative voters to the polls. What we are planning to do is get into the background of as many media shots as possible so their hate cannot be broadcast on the nightly news. As "turning the other cheek" is a recognized true Christian value, we believe this is a message those Klansters will understand.


It would be easy to give them what they want.
It would be easy to shake my fist and holler.
It will be harder to shake my ass in their general direction,
but it will be better than feeding into their media strategy.


You are invited to join in
the 2nd* Austin Mooning of the Klan
Saturday, November 5th
Austin City Hall (or nearby depending on where the police make us stand)
from 1-3PM
*The first mooning of the Klan was organized by Texas musician Steve Fromholz in 1993 and proved to be an effective means of making counter protesters smile and Klanspeople cringe.

Who: You, me, a few hundred of our closest friends, anyone you can double dog dare to get down there and drop trou. If this is your first time mooning, it can be easier to complete the deed if you have a good friend along for encouragement.

What: Mooning is a long standing Texas tradition of irreverant disobedience. Generally speaking mooning is a spontaneous event. Defined as exposing some part of one's ass in a gesture of friendly insult, Texas law allows for mooning as long as genitals are not exposed and there is no overtly sexual action involved. You may write a cheeky statement across yourself, but obscenities are a gray area, legally speaking.

Where: Counter protesters are going to be kept as far away from the Klan rally as possible. Given the geography of the site (South plaza of Austin City Hall) it will be difficult to avoid obstructing traffic and other arrestable offenses. Please try NOT to get arrested.

Why: Because one big ass deserves another (and they can't use footage of counterprotesters that includes naked butt). Mooning also defuses the potential for violence since it's nearly impossible to swing at someone when you are giggling.

Other Mooning links:

Wikipedia: History of Mooning

The Annual Mooning of Amtrak in Cali

Bare Your Bum For Bush

Ivins on the 1993 Mooning of the Klan

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Comments


rachel Silver said:

For once, I wish I lived in Texas.

rachel Silver | Nov 4, 2005 6:53:47 PM

glootmaxmus said:

Not me. Our village idiot lives there.

glootmaxmus | Nov 4, 2005 7:58:48 PM

christyk said:

Oh Lordy! The kids and I would all go but we live too far away. Carry on people! Drop 'em and be proud of yourselves. It's a far better thing you're doing than . . . I don't know what. My hat's off to you.

christyk | Nov 4, 2005 9:35:48 PM

Roger Sizemore said:

Great tactic. Wish I was there.

Roger Sizemore | Nov 4, 2005 10:00:49 PM

fatbottomgirl said:

Hope to hear about this on the MSM!! have fun, we'll be cheering for you

fatbottomgirl | Nov 4, 2005 10:30:01 PM

josh said:

yes. drop the trou in the face of those wicked biggots. i only wish i attend.

josh | Nov 5, 2005 2:21:34 PM



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