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National Empty Chair Day Photos, Part 3

National Empty Chair Day Photos, Part 3

UPDATE – No new submissions being accepted for now, the response was so overwhelming that there’s already a huge backlog.

I’m breaking this down into multiple posts because the volume of submissions was so high – the enthusiasm has been overwhelming (that’s the word of the day) at several levels.

Unfortunately, those who did not follow the instruction to include town/state have been put to the side because I don’t have time to email back and forth seeking that information.

I’ll continue to post what I can, but it is unlikely I can get to all of them, so my apologies in advance.

Commenter Kitty from Painted Post, NY, decided to make two statements:

From Derek in Hollywood, FL, who went for a threesome, “Barack Obama, Deval Patrick and Elizabeth “RunsWithScammers” Warren have joined me for a panel. Please ask them the hard question but nothing about the economy, jobs, the last four years, records, or welfare reform.”

Kate from McKinney, TX asks: “Do I win the award for the most colorful chair?”

Susan From Melbourne Beach FLL


Calvin from Oak Ridge North, TX, hits a familiar theme:

From Dwayne, who writes: “I’m from Texas, but have to work as an architect in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Obama is here, ready to bow to King Abdullah.”

And More

From Weirddave in Towson, MD:

From Kevin in Goldsboro, NC, who writes: “My contributions to Empty Chair Day. Yup, we seem to own the same kitchen chairs as Clint! Too bad I couldn’t find any left-handed golf clubs….”

From Pamela in Tucson, who writes: “I know postings are supposedly closed but please gve us break here in AZ. We’re a few hours behind. 🙂 ”

From Bob in Tomaston, CT:


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.



This is one of the best..but I know submissions are closed

Prescient? Obama carrying his own empty chair out of the Oval Office:

The funniest one was the empty suit on the empty chair. I scoured the southside of Chicago today (around 52nd & Laflin) to find a vacant house with an empty chair as a symbol of our Beloved President’s Community Organizing skills and brilliant grasp of economics. Plenty of vacant houses, just none with a chair in front. And if you have just seen the article from the Daily Caller on BO’s legal career sub-prime mortgages were a significant part of it. Would have been great timing. Oh well.

Dang. Must have sent mine in too late.

Oh, well – it will stay in the front yard until November anyway. As soon as my Romney/Ryan sign arrives, I’ll place it next to the chair. 😀

No new submissions, eh? Here’s my insurrection.

2 Pictures of LukehandCool’s National Empty Chair Day.

The Empty Chair Overseas Edition.

Some great ones at GOP Counterprograms DNC With #EmptyChairDay “By mid-morning on Sept. 3, #emptychairday was one of the top trending topics on Twitter in the United States”

Thanks again to the LI team for starting this whole thing.

Dont we all love the media “spin”?

Eastwood was a flop they said
Romney didnt get a convention bounce
Ryan wont help Romney
The economy is in a better “position” says Axelrod
Romneys speech fell flat we were told

But you know what?
Obama’s lead seems to have evaporated. Maybe it was global warming.
For the first time its dead even

    I think at this point — finally? — we can declare news reporting in the United States dead. We’re on our own.

    Fortunately, we’re resourceful types, and have found our own avenues of getting accurate information.

    What propagandists say is as only irrelevant as we make it. We can never again rest, if we want to keep our freedom.

I don’t know how to upload a pic, but here’s my contribution:

[…] Hollywood, Clinton Eastwood has started an empty chair conversation and even liberal John Cusack wonders if Barack Obama is simply “just another Ivy League […]

I first heard of this over at and the next thing I know it had gone viral. Checking time stamps from when Miri first proposed the idea to when it became an “official holiday” is amazing…… like a wild fire.

    Canusee in reply to Canusee. | September 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Actually, in the article, reader “FoxyLadi14” is credited with the idea. Still keeps the time frame “wild fire”, though.

    Thank You, Foxylady14!

I’m posting this again. I want to make sure everyone sees this:


Has anybody seen this?? The GOP hacks HAVE found a way to sabotage the gift Clint Eastwood has given!

“Clint Eastwood axed from RNC video:”

A Romney adviser said the presidential candidate found Eastwood’s skit funny, but other Republicans said it disrupted the flow of the final night at the national convention, the report said.

“I personally think Clint Eastwood was a mistake before he came out,” former California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said.

Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich also called the performance ‘a distraction’.

AMAZING!! Once again, we’re at war with incompetents in our own party willing to lose for the sake of who-knows-what?!

Just out of curiosity, what is this site’s daily traffic record? How far are we from breaking that record today (if we haven’t already broken it)?

So far today, you’ve got over 77k visits and 87k page views (and those counts are still rapidly growing).

theduchessofkitty | September 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Since it is obvious y’all are overwhelmed and I cannot send you my picture to celebrate the day, I figure I tell y’all what I did.

I placed an Adirondack chair on my front lawn, with my “USA” and “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” door decorations in the background.

And, as a nice little touch for anyone who may ask, I placed a copy of my children’s favorite bedtime story: “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.


In honor of Empty Chair Day, we present “Elle N’est Pas Ici,” the story of Mom’s trip out of town as told by the empty chairs she left behind:

First “Chick-fil-A Day” and now “Empty Chair Day” – looks like the “silent majority” has stopped being so silent.

[…] can I pass the opportunity to contribute to National Empty Chair Day.  It was promoted heavily on Legal Insurrection and Temple of Mut had some great early pictures and links.  Anyhow, this is my contribution, […]

Thanks professor for you leadership.

If you need help managing the influx your blog has created – I’m available – even temporarily.

I need a job and you need the help.

Call me (or email).

[…] more examples of Eastwooding can be found at Legal Insurrection (here and here), though none can top this […]