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That would be a very errr ... unsubtle way of reminding them that there are worse things in this world than loosing elections and power.

I advise against it. Even with DFL mayors in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, I very much doubt that pitchforks, torches and guillotines are within city ordinances for public demonstrations :)

by Francois in Paris on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 10:03:42 PM EST
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You may be right.

Even so, it has been fun to think about some design improvements on the old-fashioned guillotine--like using compressed air to help accelerate the downward path of the blade and perhaps a hydraulic snubber to control the run-out.  Or maybe just roller bearings ;-)

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

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Feb 29th, 2008 at 02:45:07 AM EST
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With a nod to the movie "Fargo", perhaps a wood chipper would be more apropos.

Then you could make up some effigies that were stuffed with monopoly money, and run them through the chipper.

by ericy on Sat Mar 1st, 2008 at 11:51:39 PM EST
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