Originally Posted by JimmyM
Also, I've been in discussions for my band to set up a charitable wing where we will hold regular charity events and food/clothing/toy drives as our community dictates.
But I gave back to my community earlier this week in a pretty significant way, and it's such a rush to do it that I'm now devoting my life to doing it on a regular basis.
Jimmy I took out some of the nonessential parts of your post to make my point.
Originally Posted by Floyd Eye
Love ya Jimmy, but calling partisan political activism "Community service", is VERY subjective.
Originally Posted by guy n. cognito
I'm struggling to consider fighting against a politician you dislike as "charity," but I'm all for anything that distracts Jimmy from TB.....
i can understand how you came to that conclusion from the post he has made. and even moreso if you only read part of what is posted on his FB page ... but not once did he say his activism was "community service" or "charity" at least not in this thread ... I do agree with the fact that doing so is a grey area. I may be wrong but I think Jimmy would agree. (It's okay if you don't i am making an assumption afterall)
Charity was mentioned in relation to what he was setting up with his band though.
He did say he "gave back to the community" ... the action he is talking about was simply the right thing to do. This specific action stands on it own ... and is not what i'd consider activism (as defined by the dictionary i have right here... yeah i had to look it up
). This act wasn't done to promote any political view. It was done because there was a problem... he figured out a solution... and made it happen.
I'll add that before I PM'ed jimmy myself I came to the conclusion after reading his facebook he did something to alleviate situations at the polling locations. I thought maybe he did something like gave out bottles of water or gave out snacks when people had been waiting in lines for hours. I was wrong. What he did was more awesome!!!
Jimmy if you want me to delete any of this I will..
Mods i know this is boarder line...
I felt the need to clarify this situation.