The San Francisco Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli is providing a helpful public service for angry, anti-Prop. 8 demonstrators looking for companionship. He’s just published hook-up instructions from “progressive techies” on how to locate the nearest protest (hat tip: JWF):
For those not in San Francisco or LA to celebrate/mourn Tuesday’s Prop 8 ruling, the progressive techies over at CREDO Mobile offer a way to find the nearest pro-same sex marriage rally by using SMS.
Here’s how: “Just text in the word RALLY along with your zip code to our CREDO shortcode: 27336 (it spells out CREDO on a non-smartphone).”
The CREDOers walk us through it:
1. Go to “compose SMS”
2. Key in the shortcode 27336 where you would normally put a phone number.
3. Type in the following to the message area:rally 91102
4.If live in Fresno and you text that we’ll SMS you the following info:
Prop 8 Rally in Fresno Tue.@6pm. Meet at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org -CREDO Mobile & Courage Campaign
If you live in Bakersfield and you text rally 93306 into 27336 you find out there are actually three rallies:
Prop 8 Rally in Bakersfield Tue@5pm. 3 locations: Mall View & Mt. Vernon, OR Outback Steakhouse Stockdale Hwy, OR Rosedale and Coffee. Questions: email@example.com
Nope, the paper did NOT provide similar services for Tea Party activists. But Garofoli — an Anderson Cooper wannabe, apparently — provided plenty of derisive commentary about “teabagging.”
Bias? What liberal bias?
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