From the WSB Forums: Inauguration shoe donation; ’08 reviews

December 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm | In 2009 Inauguration, How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle online | 3 Comments

Two items from the WSB Forums that you should know about if you haven’t seen ‘em already:

DON’T THROW SHOES, DONATE THEM! “Bob Loblaw” came up with a great idea to improve on social-network suggestions about throwing shoes on Inauguration Day (example here). Bob writes, “While I’m all for throwing shoes at the Federal Building on January 20, as is being planned on Facebook and elsewhere in ‘honor’ of our outgoing president, I’m starting to think it’s a waste of shoes. Any interest in a “shoe drive” that day instead? I’d be happy to load up the car with new children’s shoes and run them to a local charity in honor of our incoming president.” Interested? Here’s where to join in – he’s looking for ideas, suggestions, support if you’re up for it.

THE BEST OF 2008, AS YOU SEE IT: Yes, we will probably write the inescapable “West Seattle 2008 in review” item tonight or tomorrow, as we did, in ever-evolving style, in 2005, in 2006, and in 2007 (when we published several “Top 7 of ’07″ lists). But much more interesting: What’s on YOUR best-of list as 2008 ends? WSB Forum members are discussing it here.

3 Comments

  1. Doesn’t seem like an either-or situation.

    Step 1: throw shoe
    Step 2: retrieve shoe
    Step 3: donate

    Comment by drb — 3:17 pm December 30, 2008 #

  2. re: throwing shoes on Inauguration Day…I don’t get it. Wouldn’t it be better to “throw” them on January 19? Why would I want to throw them on the day that Obama is coming in? Am I the only one that sees this as Obama’s first day and our fresh start rather than Bush’s last day? Sorry, seems dumb. Bob, like your idea better and is much more aligned with the positive feeling I have about January 20.

    Comment by GenHillOne — 3:25 pm December 30, 2008 #

  3. I’m wondering why anyone would want to throw shoes to begin with as our President has had to put up with a bunch of liberals keep America safe from terrorist attacks and provided a couple of countries a chance at democracies.

    Hopefully history will have him remembered as a great President instead of the mediocrity that every liberal cares to show.

    Comment by Jim H — 4:19 pm December 30, 2008 #

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