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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:08 AM
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OWS by Pat Oliphant (Thursday's toon)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:13 AM
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1. Oh, they're organized, all right...See what they're building?
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:51 AM
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3. Let them eat pizza, indeed
:thumbsup:
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:41 PM
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23. "Eat the Rich" on the far left.
A hungry mob is worse than an unorganized mob :rofl:
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:45 PM
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24. Financial Bastille Day?
Lyrics from the classic RUSH song "Bastille Day" Caress of Steel, 1975. See esp the last section: "Lessons taught but never learned/all around us anger burns" & "Hear the echoes of the centuries/Power isn't all that money buys".

(non-official) Bastille Day Video on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJFelAZBDc


There's no bread, let 'em eat cake
There's no end to what they'll take
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
Wash the salt into the earth

But they're marching to Bastille Day.
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize.
Free the dungeons of the innocent
The king will kneel
And let his kingdom rise.

Blood-stained velvet, dirty lace,
Naked fear on every face
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by

And we're marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Sing, oh choirs of cacophony
The king has kneeled
To let his kingdom rise.

Lessons taught but never learned
All around us anger burns
Guide the future by the past
Long ago the mold was cast

For they marched up to Bastille Day
La guillotine claimed her bloody prize
Hear the echoes of the centuries
Power isn't all that money buys.

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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:35 AM
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2. Hooray for the guillotine!!
The perfect symbol for the elimination of greedy plutocrats.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 03:42 AM
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4. Very astute on so many levels
The unruly have become a movement.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 05:26 AM
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5. Brilliant
Rec
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 05:57 AM
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6. The 1% doesn't recognize this organization.
It will be where they will fail.
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vets74 Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 07:20 AM
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7. OWS is an ANTI-CRIME PROTEST.
The ordinary, day-to-day work of Wall Street moves money from savings to investments.

Nobody is bitching/whining/screaming about that.

IT'S THE CRIME.

IT'S CRIME THAT NEVER GETS PROSECUTED.

IT'S CRIME WHERE WHOLE DEPARTMENTS OF WALL STREET FIRMS GO ROGUE AND NOBODY GETS PROSECUTED.

I'm not talking the individual crooks who steal millions from their companies and likely get busted.

It's whole departments at the likes of Goldman, Sachs. They stole trillions of dollars and nobody gets prosecuted.

Simple stuff -- Common Law Fraud.

A trillions is easy to understand. A million-million dollars. Steal a million dollars a million times.

And nobody gets prosecuted.

That's what is getting protested. Too simple a message for the media ???
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 01:54 AM
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28. +1 nt
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alterfurz Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:13 AM
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8. "I don't call them 'bankers'...
Edited on Thu Oct-13-11 10:14 AM by alterfurz
...I call them 'French Revolution re-enactors.'" -- Andy Borowitz

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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 12:58 PM
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9. banksters works.... (nt)
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 01:50 AM
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26. !
:spray:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:05 PM
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10. A mob of your own making. How ironic. And juts what did you ultimately expect?
There had to be a logical conclusion. I expected this in the 70's. I guess Americans are either slow or very patient.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:12 PM
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11. Rent a guillotine today ...avoid the holliday rush.
Edited on Thu Oct-13-11 01:13 PM by L0oniX
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:58 PM
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25. +1 000 000 000
I've been promoting sudden head-neck disarticulation for the 1% and their quislings for YEARS. Nice to see it's now a trend.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 01:24 PM
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12. GREAT toon, one of the best
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 05:48 PM
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13. K & R
Edited on Thu Oct-13-11 05:48 PM by badgerpup
Show some courtesy here...at least make sure we're using a sharp blade.


A bas le 1%! :nuke:




:kick:
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 05:55 PM
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14. The historical illiteracy continues to stun: the French Revolution led straight to Napoleon's
dictatorship, and two decades of internecine European war.

And guess who won, after all the dust had settled and all the bodies had been buried? Hint: it wasn't the revolutionaries.

The cartoon is a grotesque analogy on all sorts of levels.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 05:59 PM
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15. Occupy Fox News
:rofl: That'd be sooo cool.
I'd tune in then!!!
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 08:04 PM
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16. Let them eat cake!
or pizza or something... Don't often see people sticking up for uncle Louis around these parts.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 09:44 PM
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17. Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon.
This isn't revolutionary France.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 09:49 PM
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18. +1. n/t
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:03 PM
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19. What a Difference a Day Makes
My post yesterday had a picture of a guillotine and was locked by the mods for an implied threat of violence. Today there's another guillotine thread with a shit load of rec's. Here's the pic I posted:



Naughty naughty, they said.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:17 PM
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20. I suppose it helps if one is Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist
:hi:
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:36 PM
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21. The Comments, Too
I was roundly scolded by other DU'ers for implying any conceivable connection between a popular uprising in 1789 and one in 2011. Incroyable!



Quel sacrilge!
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:47 PM
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22. K&R
I love Oliphant!
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 01:53 AM
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27. They need to make that guillotine operational.
It looks a bit unfunctional and it desparately needs to be put to use ASAP. Blankfein (Goldman Sucks) first.
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