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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:30 PM
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Hoist Your Pitchforks!
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/hoist-your-pitchfor...

Time for angry Americans to march on the Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON--"Populism" is the most overused and misused word in the lexicon of commentary. But thanks to a reckless decision by Chief Justice John Roberts' Supreme Court and also the greed of the nation's financial barons, we have reached a true populist moment in American politics.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:45 PM
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1. I really wish I believed that - "a true populist moment" would be great
I'm afraid what we have really reached is this:

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity." from "The Second Coming," by W. B. Yeats

Lord knows "the worst" (the Repukes, the Five Evil Justices, the media, and the right wing generally) really "are full of passionate intensity."
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:51 PM
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2. Want a REAL populist uprising?
Cancel American Idol. Take away Guitar Hero. That will get us in the streets.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:57 PM
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3.  Sadly it may have to come to that.
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:59 PM
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4. Can I kreep my six pack?
Maybe I can take a 40 in a brown paper bag?
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LBJDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:16 PM
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6. Don't forget the pr0n. nt
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:23 PM
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8. Sad but true.
:(
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:15 PM
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5. If only! I would be there.
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1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:22 PM
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7. i'm a pacifist, but i'll bring a torch!
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