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I don't think the American citizens are ready for a revolution.  But they are VERY pissed off.

But just to demonstrate my take on the matter, let me tell a story.

I was at a meeting of people who are trying to plan demonstrations for the Republican Convention this summer.  It was suggested that we should build a working guillotine and use it as a centerpiece for a torchlight parade on the convention.  Folks would carry real torches and pitchforks while a group would tow the guillotine into place,  The crimes of the Republicans would be read aloud and then one by one, puppets representing the criminals would be executed and their heads hoisted on poles to the cheers of the throngs.

I was asked if could build a working guillotine.  Of course I could.  Would I do it?  I have no idea.  It sounds like a hoot and the message WOULD come across.  Of course, it would also likely provoke a police riot so I am torn.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 05:17:59 PM EST

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