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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:22 AM

On this day in 1793,Marie Antoinette was beheaded.Luckily for Teabaggers,America has no Guillotines

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The only punishment these latter-day Antoinettes are likely to suffer is the loss of their cushy DC jobs. Like the French aristocracy of their day, Teapublicans are thumbing their noses at the populace, stealing our money, allowing children to starve and sick people to die, all the while laughing merrily at our struggles as they lead their gilded lives. The parallels to this writer’s ancestral homeland are obvious.

Congressional “Republicans” would have us believe that taking away the paychecks of millions of Americans and refusing to pay what is due to millions of others, crashing the economy and wrecking the government; all of these, the Teabaggers tell us, are the “will of the people”. Anyone possessed of even a moiety of their marbles would know that the will of the people would never be the theft of our money and the destruction of our way of life. But the Baggers, sad to say, haven’t so much as a shard of one of their marbles, and so they repeat the mistakes of Marie and Co.

Gentle Reader, when you next go to the polls, please use your votes to cut away Tea Party contingent from Congress. Unlike Marie Antoinette, they won’t die: indeed, a (metaphorical) electoral guillotine just might help our country to stay alive.

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Reply On this day in 1793,Marie Antoinette was beheaded.Luckily for Teabaggers,America has no Guillotines (Original post)
riqster Oct 2013 OP
Orrex Oct 2013 #1
el_bryanto Oct 2013 #2
riqster Oct 2013 #16
jsr Oct 2013 #3
hlthe2b Oct 2013 #4
riqster Oct 2013 #12
WinkyDink Oct 2013 #5
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #6
riqster Oct 2013 #9
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #13
riqster Oct 2013 #15
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #18
LiberalElite Oct 2013 #10
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #7
LiberalElite Oct 2013 #8
riqster Oct 2013 #11
tsuki Oct 2013 #14
leftyohiolib Oct 2013 #17
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #19
leftyohiolib Oct 2013 #22
riqster Oct 2013 #21
bklyncowgirl Oct 2013 #20

Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:23 AM

1. And we have a policy of guillotine proven innocent.

Wait.
What?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:26 AM

2. Guillotines don't cut people's heads off. People cut peoples heads off. With Guillotines. nt

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:59 AM

16. Puns, glorious puns. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:27 AM

3. Don't forget to boycott Tea Party sponsors.

Not a fucking dime should go to them.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:28 AM

4. We've had decades of treachery with the RW's dismantling of our educational system

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and in particular science and factual-based education.

Surely we will always have the intensely ignorant among us, but the Teabagger movement only goes to show that the intensely ignorant are in appallingly high numbers now. We all suffer as a result.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:42 AM

12. I'd be calling it "willfull ignorance", since they seem to choose it deliberately. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:29 AM

5. MA was a tragedy. She was a naif.

 

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:33 AM

6. Maybe we should start another movement ...

Call it the Be-baggers - and our symbol will be the guillotine.

But that would assume they have balls. Doubt they'd be scared.

On a more serious note, we could re-establish the Enragés (to focus on class struggle):

From Wiki:

Les Enragés (literally "the Enraged Ones" were a loose amalgam of radicals active during the French Revolution. Politically they stood to the left of the Jacobins. Represented by Jacques Roux, Théophile Leclerc, Jean Varlet and others, they believed that liberty for all meant more than mere constitutional rights. Roux once said that "liberty is no more than an empty shell when one class is allowed to condemn another to starvation and no measures taken against them".

The demands of the enragés included:

Price controls on grain
The assignat as the only legal tender
Repression of counterrevolutionary activity
A progressive income tax

They were supported by the sans-culottes. To the left of the Montagnards, the enragés were fought against by Maximilien de Robespierre and reemerged as the group of Hébertistes. Their ideas were taken up and developed by Babeuf and his associates.

Another group styling itself les enragés emerged in France in 1968 among students at Nanterre University. They were heavily influenced by the Situationists and would go on to be one of the leading groups in the May 1968 French insurrection.


The 1968 French insurrection of radical socialists and anarchists applied the following slogan to encapsulate the movement:

Be Realistic! Demand the Impossible!

No truer words have ever been spoken.

Also read Daniel Guerin who has been a chronicler and activist for economic and social justice all of his life.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:38 AM

9. How about DE-baggers?

"Emasculating" their movement would be a public service.

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Response to riqster (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:51 AM

13. I like.

Wish I would have thought of it first.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:55 AM

15. Your "Be-Baggers" was fun, too.

"Here be there Baggers and other strange beasts".

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Response to riqster (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:20 AM

18. !!!!!!

I really would like a counter-reactionary movement to finally rise up - much more angry than OWS. Show them that we've really had enough.

But, I dream.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:39 AM

10. Les Enragés 2.0 nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:33 AM

7. Oh, and kicking and reccing. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:36 AM

8. interesting website:

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:40 AM

11. You CAN buy anything on the Internet! nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:52 AM

14. Yet. Don't put anything past a teabagger. nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:07 AM

17. i heard that M.A. never said let them eat cake anyone else hear that?

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:21 AM

19. Yes, she didn't really say it ...

It was lost in translation.

However, she really didn't give a shit about the people.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:44 AM

22. i believe she didnt care and i feel she deserved what she got but just recently i heard she did nt

 

say that- they were talking about things like that, like when g.washington chopped down a tree and said i cant tell a lie but he didnt say that either

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:42 AM

21. The specific words were incorrectly attributed to her.

But the intent was spot-on.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:39 AM

20. Along with other New Jersey voters, I get to do that today. Go Booker!

Let's send'em a message.

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