Not One Damn Dime Day-Grass Roots Effort!

“Not One Damn Dime Day” on January 20th, 2005, Bush’s Inauguration Day-Grass Roots Effort!

Summary of eRumor:

An email alleged to be passed around the Internet and calling for a “Not One Damn Dime Day” on January 20, 2005, the day of the inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term in office.
It encourages citizens to pledge to not spend any money that day in protest of the war in Iraq.

The Truth:

It’s not clear where this got started, but it’s a grass-roots effort circulated on the Internet in January, 2005.
Some versions say it was originated from a message from popular fiction author Stephen King.
Others attribute it to television journalist Bill Moyers, but he has issued a statement saying he’s got nothing to do with it.
The momentum has spawned a website at but the owners of the site, Laura Carmen Arena and Jesse Gordon of Cambridge, Massachusetts, say they got the idea via email like everybody else and they don’t know where it originated.
It’s one of those little sparks on the Internet that someone hopes will become a brush fire, but they usually don’t.

Last updated 1/15/05