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June 01, 2009

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At least we didn't threaten to curb-stomp anybody.

I marched amidst the puppets in 2003 and 2004 with an American flag, and anyone who asked me why i chose a flag rather than a sign or a puppet learned that just because the media was telling me everyday that the flag wasn't mine anymore (because I was a protester, and not a jingoist), did not mean I had to play that game. The flag is mine too. It's not Bush's, Limbaugh's, or that guy with the Truck Nutz' to take away from me.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Too bad he had a gun, and not a flagpole.

maybe they should MOVE ON.

couple dozen LGBTQ folks get murdered every year. I guess I have no recourse but to take the law and karma and judgment and whatever into my own hands, huh?

Next time I read about some guy raping a child, or a serial killer preying on the populace, I guess it's up to me to bring them to justice.

There's losing and there's being a vigilante. The latter is a crime.

That was just a beautiful rant, Athenae.
After an evening of reading ManCow waterboarding flamewars on RPGnet, which inspired one person to actually waterboard himself you still win @angry rants.

What we see here is an example of conservatives' immense sense of entitlement on display. McArdle apparently believes that failing to convince a majority of people she's right is equivalent to having the political process closed to her. Because I guess she thinks that she DESERVES to get her way, regardless of democracy?

I know that the idea that Athenae writes rants is fun, but actually this is just excellent writing. Calling her sharp sentences and crackerjack metaphors a rant somehow makes them seem less powerful. It's like when they referred to us as "the angry left" and assume we all live in our parents basement. It's as if we didn't deserve to be angry and we can't write circles around them.

Seriously, they worked very hard to keep us tamed what with the free speech zones and the mocking. I think that the media actually LIKE the idea of the right wing getting violent. It's conflict! If it bleeds it leads! Us pussy DFHs don't have the balls to shoot someone! Of course when someone on the left does they become "unrepentant terrorist Willian Ayers"

I just found out today that M elanie M organ got a radio syndication gig with a Moonie Times writer. They are going to be conservative muckraking journalists because heaven's know we need hard hitting "journalmalism" from the right. "Obama is not a citizen!" That and other stories will be broken wide open!!

I shoulda stayed in Europe, much saner people.

"McArdle apparently believes that failing to convince a majority of people she's right is equivalent to having the political process closed to her."

Actually, her "political process was closed" was a Roe v. Wade reference. That does not bring her logic back to life, of course, but folks ought to at least rebut the point she is making.

But it's not closed to her, not even if she was talking about Roe. She can still organize, and try to convince people to elect representatives of which she approves, like say, a Republican, to high office, like say, president, who can then put different judges on the supreme court who are able to overturn Roe.

See, political process = Open. No need to start shooting.

I'm sitting on an atheaena cloud, wearing an "I heart Athanae" t shirt, and dreaming that the whole world is made up of Athaenae. That was a f*cking righteous speech, even the moderate Hilzoy agrees and insists on those little asterisks.

aimai

I suppose it would be redundant to say that they "may very well amount to a fifth column."

One observation: marginalizing yourself in response to attempts to marginalize you is not, contra McArdle (and what isn't, really?), an especially sensible strategy. The only way to combat marginalization is normalization.

Her equivalency of organizing within the political process to expand women's choice with invading a country that didn't attack us and committing war crimes in the process makes me sick to my stomach.

Hilzoy should leave your fucking words alone. If you'd have meant "oh fudge" you'd have written "oh fudge", n'est-ce pas?

"Actually, her "political process was closed" was a Roe v. Wade reference. That does not bring her logic back to life, of course, but folks ought to at least rebut the point she is making."

Posted by: Tom Maguire

Seven out of 9 SCOTUS justices are GOP; 4 of them are radical right-wingers. The right has had pretty good success keeping the SCOTUS in supermajority GOP hands, and is now holding one-vote-less-than-majority in Opus Dei-level right-wingism.

And in addition, your comment gives license to anybody who disagrees with SCOTUS decisions to take whatever actions they please. Were you saying that after Bush vs. Gore?

Thats moronic, Barry. Athenae's point is clear--civil disobedience and peaceful protest--good and necessary in a democracy. Violent attacks on private citizens, criminal activity and harm to other individuals because your panties are in a bunch--not ok.

How hard is it to see the difference, the centuries long difference, between the citizens right to peacefully "petition" its government--which is a constitutional right--and the right of religious nutcases to shoot everyone they dislike? There's kind of a big difference there.

aimai

because bush vs gore WASN'T POLITICAL. fuck you.

taint it enough georgee was not deposed years ago?

Shorter Megan McArdle: We should let the terrorists win.

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