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News :: DNC
Banner Drop at UMass in Reaction to the Election
07 Nov 2004
Noon day after the election a banner saying "Same Fucking Difference" was dropped in a pominant location on the UMass Amherst camups.
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On November 3, 2004 a banner was dropped from the top level of the campus center garage at Umass Amherst. The banner read “Same Fucking Difference” and had an image of a elephant having sexual intercourse with a donkey. These images represent the two major parties in the United States. The banner was displayed when there was no clear victor in the 2004 presidential elections to draw attention between the democratic and republican parties.

We are UMass students who are frustrated with the lack of discourse in this country on the two party systems that increasingly seems not to represent the range of views in this country. Both parties support cutting education spending, spending on social services and increases spending on the military while curtailing civil liberties of all the citizens of the United States. We are frustrated by the apathy we see that allows this situation to continue and we hope that our banner will encourage discourse among those who see it in person and those who hear about it.

It is out of outrage at this system and the pretence of difference that the democrats and republicans insist on in this election and every day that we take this action.
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Great banner drop!
07 Nov 2004
Keep up the good work!
Re: Banner Drop at UMass in Reaction to the Election
07 Nov 2004
yeah rock on!
Ah .. the liberals strike again
08 Nov 2004
It's amazing how much college kids think they know. When the truth is: the sleep of reason brings forth monsters.
Re: Banner Drop at UMass in Reaction to the Election
08 Nov 2004
you guys rock
Re: Banner Drop at UMass in Reaction to the Election
09 Nov 2004
excellent job. I've always loved that logo.