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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:34 PM

Hippies Wander Into the Lions' Den, Maul Lions

Hippies Wander Into the Lions' Den, Maul Lions

Let us review:

The United States of America -- a country where only eight years ago, opposition to the right of gay and lesbian couples to form and protect their families, under the color of law, was a winning national election strategy -- for the first time by popular vote defeated an effort to discriminate against such families in one state, and endorsed the right to marry in three others.

This same United States sent a woman who is gay to its upper chamber.

The United States of America, where legal marital rape is in living memory, turned away two men who would minimize that rape and likely turned control of the entire Senate over that issue.

The United States of America, where under the color of law and under the force of terrorism whole swaths of black people were deprived of the right to vote in recent memory, saw black voting not only match levels achieved in 2008 but exceed them.

The United States of America, a country of immigrants, saw the Latino share of the vote increase, not decrease as so many predicted.

The United States of America, whose prison system is a mockery of justice, endorsed a mature and sane drug policy in three states.

The United States of America, where the disenfranchisement of women is in recent memory, sent a historic number of women to its upper chambers.

The United States of America, whose media has long been held hostage by the vendors of hair-tonic and lead alchemy, saw those self-same vendors shamed, embarrassed, and reduced to self-mockery before the world.

The United States of America, a country with the vending of black people barely out of living memory, with the systemic white supremacy very much in its living memory, re-elected a black president.


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/hippies-wander-into-the-lions-den-maul-lions/264921/

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kpete Nov 2012 OP
Nevilledog Nov 2012 #1
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #3
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #4
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cyberswede Nov 2012 #6
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:40 PM

1. Best article title evah!!!

Great article too..thanks for posting it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:44 PM

2. " re-elected a black president. "

While I am happy jeering at Romney
I am even MORE happy jeering at Rove, who worked so hard to defranchise Ohio and Fla.......

to no avail.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:01 PM

4. kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:39 PM

5. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:12 AM

6. K&R

'cause the title alone is worth it!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

7. Really good article.

And I LOVE the comments. These people are actually literate! (This is in reference to so many comments section that contain illiterate right-wing hate posts.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:34 AM

8. A headline for the ages.

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