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Monday – Empty Chair Day

Monday – Empty Chair Day

That’s what reader Sandy writes:

Prof – Seems that there is an effort to make Monday “empty chair day”

Below is an image of my front lawn, just mowed, to ensure the emptychair looks right.  The sign next to the chair says:

We own this country . . . Politicians are employees of ours . . . And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.                                 –Clint Eastwood

The huge cultural divide is reflected in the photo above contrasted with this NY Daily News article and photo about “Eastwooding” by New Yorkers who think the joke was on Eastwood:

(video here, did not embed because autorun)

Who knew an empty chair could expose so much.

Send me your “empty chair” photos on Monday, and I’ll run them.  [Note added: I will not post Photoshops, so no need sending them to me]

The Twitter hashtag is #EmptyChairDay.  (If that link doesn’t work for you, try this one)

Update — National Empty Chair Day (photos from around country)


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So, that’s what “Eastwooding” is.

I guess the young ‘uns don’t get the metaphor.

Or the clever humor, and the VERY CLEAR “conversational” hate coming from invisible Obama, to which Mr. Eastwood readily responded with crystal-clear candor.

Sad. Very sad.

Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth:

♪ I’m Just a Chair ♪ by Obama’s Empty Chair

It never really is apparent at the moment, but it’s just stunning what a part of history Clint Eastwood has made himself. Truly, we witnessed a stroke of genius.

What enormous guts — and even more talent. A wild yet consciously brilliant and subtly crafted piece. His performance of it was flawless.

Hopefully it was Romney who was the one smart enough to trust Eastwood’s instincts.

Well, the expression “getting the chair” now has a whole new meaning.

“We own this country . . . Politicians are employees of ours . . . And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.”
–Clint Eastwood

    What I found interesting was Ann Romney’s rather muted response to Eastwood’s monologue. Quite obviously they did not know what he was going to say. But they let him say it anyway.

    Now that’s trust.

By the way, look for the Democrat convention to be one, long Saturday Night Live skit.

[…] It seems there is an effort to make Monday “Empty Chair Day”.  Read all about it at Legal Insurrection. […]

1. The Obama campaign reacted to Eastwood with a Tweet.

New Yorkers deride Eastwood and ignore the content of what he said.

The Left always telegraphs what they fear. Always.

2. I hope the Romney campaign is realizing they’ve been handed a gift. I hope they don’t throw it away just because they didn’t script it.

    The GOP “establishment” is probably scurrying about, trying to figure a way to sabotage the success given by Eastwood.

    Charlie Crist is probably on the phone with John Boehner as we speak.

      Interesting thought but a bad example. Charlie Crist is now an ambulance chasing, personal injury lawyer who will be speaking at the Democratic Convention in support of Obama. I doubt Boehner would give him the time of day now.

An empty chair is the perfect image of Obama.

– Absent President –
– Empty promises –
– Vacant White House –

Sad so many didn’t get the joke.


“The Demorats Gather for Convention”

Let us shout, Hallelujah, “THE WON’S” comin’ to town
Our convention’s about to begin.
So put on “happy faces”. Turn those frowns upside down,
And pretend FEARLESS LEADER will win!

We have done all we could to keep hidden the truth–
(CORRUPT MEDIA was his whore from the start.
‘Tho its influence is dying; and its concept of “proof”,
Made the worst of “Three Stooges” look smart.)

Still, we’ll muddle along; “It’s all part of the show!”
Doesn’t Barry look, “So hip these days”?
“His ears never looked better, and his golf scores, you know,
Are deserving of the public’s best praise!

Our elites will be here; pray the rabble won’t swoon,
By the “great ones’ high-tech/high-def glow!
Presidenta Jarrett will command the whole room,
Even Godfather Rahm plans to show!

We will bravely ignore those unflattering facts,
Which our Media Whores may not shroud–
(So many of the “faithful” shall be missing “all acts”—
They will lose if they’re seen in our crowd!)

Make the Kool-Aid more potent! Triple Pork all around!
We can spend like we’re “Kings for a Day”!
So what if we lose; when THE WON’S lost His crown,
We’ve still BILLIONS safe hidden away!

No rights reserved – copy; send; improvise; share the fun!
Make up your own verses!

myveryownpointofview | September 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

All set! I just printed out the quote. I am giving one to my neighbor also.

Photos will be sent to LI.

by New Yorkers who think the joke was on Eastwood

*sigh* …..and they think they’re so smaaaht.

I think this is beyond hilarious.

Now, every time one of the little dears pulls the empty chair routine….what will they think of?

Bless their little hearts.

Paraphrasing from the final scene in Clint Eastwood’s “The Unforgiven:”

Barry: “Be you Barack Clint Eastwood out of Hollywood? Killer of criminals and humiliator of leftists?”

Clint: “Thats right. I’ve killed criminals. I’ve humiliated leftists. I’ve screwed over just about everything lousy that walked or crawled at one point. And now I’m here to humiliate you Little Barry, for what you done to America.”

Damn typo! (Ignore the word “Barack” in Barry’s first line. It should read like this:)

Paraphrasing from the final scene in Clint Eastwood’s “The Unforgiven:”

Barry: “Be you Clint Eastwood out of Hollywood? Killer of criminals and humiliator of leftists?”

Clint: “Thats right. I’ve killed criminals. I’ve humiliated leftists. I’ve screwed over just about everything lousy that walked or crawled at one point. And now I’m here to humiliate you Little Barry, for what you done to America.”

These young products of the public screwl system just don’t get how biting Eastwooding really is. It’s not about Eastwood. It’s about the contemptuous emptiness of the chair towards us all which was revealed by Eastwood’s hilarious responses. “I can’t tell Romney do that to himself” very much captured Obama’s attitude to Americans who don’t agree with him. We are dismissed and then he sends his thugs after us.

If they think Eastwood showed himself to be senile and rambling, then whose who think so must be stupider than we think they are. Eastwood gave a bravura performance, from his rumpled hair, to the presence of TOTUS, to the seeming digressions, to all the implied statements of the chair. When you hire an employee and they don’t work out, you have to let them go is the take-away conclusion that is built on a foundation of broken promises, unrealistic assertions, dismissive snarks, and all the other brilliant stuff Eastwood out in there.

Eastwood constructed a syllogism for us. If A+B+C are true, then the employee is unsuitable; therefore, we must conclude that our only logical course is to let him go.

That’s not a bumbling, senile old man. That’s a frickin’ genius actor at making well scripted lines seem extemporaneous.

    DINORightMarie in reply to Juba Doobai!. | September 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Amen! I agree 110%! Sheer genius!!!

    (Only a man of genius could have pulled that off…..and thus avoided ANY criticism of the candidate nominated, the shark-jumping race card being tossed at him or the RNC for taking it to Obama, while ensuring that any derision would fall squarely upon him – a man who has achieved life successes far beyond Hollywood’s reach…..what a brilliant, SUPERB actor Clint Eastwood is, a great American!)

      jrterrier5 in reply to DINORightMarie. | September 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      He is a genius. So much so that Pres Obama was just quoted as saying that he is a Clint fan. Any other actor/director would have been called out as a racist (well some at MSNBC have done that).

Eastwood is right. We do not serve at the pleasure of our civil servants and elected representatives. We also do not serve to fulfill dreams of instant gratification for a large minority of “Americans”, legal and illegal.

This is absolutely ridiculous. We have replaced slavery with progressive involuntary exploitation; discrimination with an institutional class system; and, the piece de resistance, we have made good progress to normalize behaviors which constitute evolutionary dysfunction.

Speaking of dysfunctional, the slutwalkers are in Salt Lake City, presumably to corrupt the culture of a successful community. They have managed to conflate cultural standards for dress with a slut’s behavior which may provoke a reaction from a potential rapist. This activism reminds me of the feminists teaching at school that men are prone to sexually harass and otherwise violate women. This is a progressive idiocy, which can only be justified by a profit margin.

Anyway, they demand respect and offer none in return. This is the face of contemporary social movements. They are for profit, designed to marginalize a class of people, and engender progressive (i.e. cultural) corruption.

legalizehazing | September 2, 2012 at 3:32 am

Perfection, “Well Mr. Carpetbagger…we got something in this territory, called the Missouri boat ride.”

Will the #EmptyChairDay twitter site be created and open today?


Clicking above gets this:

Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

Thanks for ALL you’re doing to fight for truth. God give us the courage, strength and perseverance to take our dear nation back!

DINORightMarie | September 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

On the video imbed:

Absolutely love that line at the end:

“My mistake. Four coffins.”

I never loved Eastwood so much.

(I wonder who his mentors were…..he made many movies, and John Wayne was a big influence on him, I believe. That would be nteresting to find out.)

New Yorkers don’t seem to care much (or know much about) anything west of the Hudson R. and east of the East River. (yeah they know there’s a “Brooklyn” and a “Queens” somewhere over there but they only see it when they take the Helitaxi to JFK.)

It’s time that they learn that ignorance and disdain can be expensive. Financially, politically and emotionally.

I’m in, Professor. This is a great idea.

Please keep us updated. I’m not on Twitter or Facebook.

…and, my “Empty Chair” pic will include a BOOSTER chair!!!

Reply 98ZJUSMC: That, or the actual lame, humorless Saturday Night Dull.

Of course SNL is dull, they cannot make fun of the thin skinned One. There is an Ass in the room, the topic of the day, but they have to talk about something else. That Mount Rainmore is a week’s worth of skits. But they see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing.

For goodness sake, they can’t even talk about the Gaffe-Meister, the “grin with a body behind it”, “the intellect of the Democratic Party”.

Can you believe the thin skinned One do a HW Bush’s doing a Dana Carvey “It won’t be prudent!”?

We should dog Obama’s every appearance with empty chairs. Every where he or Biden go they should see empty chairs, in small business/store windows, hung on signs, sitting on lawns & driveways…in the back of pickup trucks. An army of empty chairs. It would drive them nuts.

William A. Milne | September 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

If you truly want #EmptyChairDay to go viral, suggest you correct the link in the main body of your post to the one provided by Peter Porcupine | Sept 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm.

Your link does not work! His does.

If it’s nice out, I am going to put an empty suit on the empty chair.

Professor, you have started a sensation. This has been picked up by The Bigs, Twitchy, Michelle Malkin, and the event on Facebook has garnered 1525 attendees in a little over an hour.
Well done sir!

Open blogger at AOSHQ posted what may be the ultimate empty chair.

Well drats…here’s the link again:

Good Dr. Jacobsen,
I’m a regular reader of Legal and you are one of my Hero’s. God Bless you and keep speaking on our behalf.
I have a couple ’empty chair’ photos to add…how shall I proceed?
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