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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:48 AM
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Why NOT march on the WH wearing V for Vendetta masks?
Saw it again this weekend. What say you all to a march in D.C.? Let's just make sure we pick a weekend when the smirkboy is home.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:49 AM
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1. Sounds Like a Good Way to Get Killed
In the movie, the bad guys were dead already, or in the throes of it.

I don't believe in taunting the paranoid. Off them, instead.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:50 AM
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2. don't they have laws now about wearing masks in public?
i know you can't use a cell phone in a bank now . . . .


just saying
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jerry611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:03 PM
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26. Walk into a store with a mask and the cops will be called...
...they will think you are robbing the place.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:53 AM
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3. Because most people in this country don't know who Guy Fawkes is.
It would be just a bunch of people wearing strange looking masks.
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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:59 AM
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7. "most people"
which apparently includes the OP, who refers to it as the "V for Vendetta mask." :evilgrin:

(To OP, I'm sorry, I just had to get that ribbing in there.... :hug: )
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:45 AM
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16. Guy Fawkes has no cultural significance in this country.
Here, a V for Vendetta mask would probably be better to have people know what you are talking about. Certainly everybody who has seen the movie will know plus those who have at least seen previews will understand. I think for most people here, now, that maks will be more remembered as the V for Vendetta mask. I expect to see the whole costume for Halloween.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:53 AM
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4. Too far for me to join you
but a brilliant idea nevertheless. Would sure punch a real message home to the WH and given sufficient news coverage might also get through to some of your complacent population.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:55 AM
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5. Sounds good to me...
But I'm not wearing the wig!

Voil! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:13 AM
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8. OOH!!!!
Major alliteration there.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:15 AM
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9. A borrowed line from V himself...
:)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 06:58 AM
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6. I'd prefer pajamas, slippers, bathrobes and coffee mugs.
It is the Blogbarian Pajama Brigade that needs to storm the gates, not creepy folks in masks.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:18 AM
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10. THAT? Would be AWESOME!
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:47 PM
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22. I know but my organizational skills are limited.
However a thousand blogbarians marching in formation down pennsylvania ave would be quite the theater event. Perhaps even the MSM could not keep that off the air. It is the mellow non threatening revision of the black bloc - tuned up to changing times, drawing people into the comfort of pjs and bathrobes and the morning cup. Not your threatening anarchist youths, but YOU - yes you there in your pjs, wondering why the world has gone so wrong - we are you and we are going to turn the asshats out!
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:18 AM
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11. If this happens make sure to stay
far away from banks, they might call the cops thinking they are about to be robbed.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:19 AM
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12. How about
march on the WH with Constitution placards?

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:31 AM
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13. What a good idea...
...If its not on a Goddamn piece of paper, maybe bUSH will take it more seriously...
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:50 AM
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17. I'm afraid that in this country the Constitution of the United States
would probably be as unkown to most people as what a Guy Fawkes mask is.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:36 AM
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14. For starters...
because it is childish and devoid of imagination.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:00 AM
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18. I'm guessing that you did not see the movie.
The original poster was obviously inspired and excited after seeing V for Vendetta. So was I and I was moved as well. The ending does make you want to get out there and to march as was done in the '60s (when people knew what the peace sign meant, as well as what "V" referred to). Such a notion does not need to get put down by being called childish and devoid of imagination. Imagine if we had a million person march on the White House with many wearing shirts and carrying signs with the "V" emblem on them because it would carry a double meaning. The idea of a march is great.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:38 AM
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15. If we're going to dress up
It should be in costumes that represent something Bush fears, and I don't think we'll find a lot of people willing to put on horse costumes.

TlalocW
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:11 AM
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19. I just saw the movie for the first time this weekend!
It is great and very inspiring. It would take a brave person to wear that mask in DC. I do not trust this admin. peace, Kim
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:16 AM
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20. Free, all expense paid, one-way trip to Gitmo for forever and a day.
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 08:23 AM
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21. Easy - DU is More About Bitching, Less About Doing..
I have a few times posted Action Items and been told (Sometimes due to total lack of posts) that DU is more an arm-chair anger, not the do something anger...

Sad but true...
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:52 PM
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23. The best mask for this sort of thing would be one of Uncle Sam.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 10:54 PM
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24. Unlike the Norsefire soldiers in that movie...
...I think Bush's security detail would have no problem firing at us at all.
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jerry611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:06 PM
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27. Because the government in the movie is authoritarian
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 11:07 PM by jerry611
The leadership was crushed, so the soldiers didn't know what to do. Cut off the head of the snake and the rest just falls limp.

In the US today, there is a very long chain of command plus a shadow government. So you can get rid of the top 20 people in the government and the country will still move unstopped.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:00 PM
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25. I think everyone should show up witht his mask....


The SS would check us in with no questions asked!
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