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Storming the Bastille
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What I'd give to see the same attitude here:
Thousands of Icelanders demonstrated in Reykjavik on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and Central Bank Governor David Oddsson for failing to stop a financial meltdown in the country.

It was the latest in a series of protests in the capital since the financial meltdown that crippled the island's economy.

Hordur Torfason, a well-known troubadour in Iceland and the main organiser of the protests, said the protests would continue until the government stepped down.

"They don't have our trust and they are no longer legitimate," Torfason said as the crowds gathered in the drizzle before the Althing, the Icelandic parliament.
Now, you can throw all the peripheral arguments you wish to make about Iceland's style of government or the nature of its problems or even it's culture into this, but the point of the post is its nice to see people somewhere holding their government responsible for the problems it was intimately involved in creating and not letting the politicians fob it off to "the free market" or "greed".
 
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Well, maybe we did the electoral equivalent on November 4th. The government is leaving, a new government taking over — that’s what the Icelandic folk are asking for too!
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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Obama should be impeached just for considering Ma Barker as Secretary of State.

The evolutionary divergence of Hillary’s path from that of Bernardine Dohrn looks a lot more significant than it is.

When she had her moment in the sun, Hillary proposed a government bureaucratic takeover of the American medical industry that would have made members of the old Soviet Politburo gag. She’ll be equally impressive at State.

I finally figured out why Hillary, with a hundred million dollars in the Clintons’ personal treasury, wears those god-awful pants suits: She was trying to look like Mao on the campaign trail!

I bet the Chinese get it.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Well, maybe we did the electoral equivalent on November 4th. I’ll bet Obama supporters would have been happy to gather at government buildings if The One had asked them to. Then you dense righties could see for yourself just how bad nasty Republicans are, and how good and honest and pure leftists and their minions are.

The government is leaving, a new government taking over — that’s what the Icelandic folk are asking for too! Yes, it’s exactly the same, at least to those of us who know just how dictatorial Bush has been and how he’s universally hated and people are just straining at the bit to overthrow him in a violent coup.

And don’t start with what a class act Bush has been during the transition, just don’t start! Yes, I know that the last transition was marred by the Clintons stealing furniture and all that, but that Bush is just as untrustworthy and his play-nice routine is all an act. He’s just being nice because he’s worried that crowds will show up at the White House just like in Iceland.

And no, I don’t have anything of value to contribute to this discusssion, why do you ask? It’s just that I’m so giddy over Bush leaving and our glorious LightWorker taking over that I just had to jump in with something totally off-topic after seeing the Iceland thing and fantasizing about it happening here to Bush.
 
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You’re doing it wrong.
 
Written By: TomD
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Well, maybe we did the electoral equivalent on November 4th
If it was Bush actually running who lost his reelection bid, you may have a slight point.

But the current govt was leaving anyway, and we hardly have a "new" govt from Oclinton.
 
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Well, maybe we did the electoral equivalent on November 4th. The government is leaving, a new government taking over — that’s what the Icelandic folk are asking for too!
Except that we still have Frank, Dodd, the whole Clinton team (some of whom got rich running Freddie/Fannie into the ground), and Obama (who sued Citibank for ACORN because they were not issuing enough bad loans).

Perhaps if we had elected an outsider like Palin, you would have a point. But of course, you really don’t want an outsider, you want a leftist, to better destroy American exceptualism . . .
 
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