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  •  YouTube could do a lot, especially if the MSM pick (7+ / 0-)

    it up.   But to make sure the msg would get to those who need to know, TV would have to be paid for.

    The GOP as locusts, how appropriate and how amusing.  

    •  and who would recreate the miracle of the gulls? (5+ / 0-)

      It's an LDS legend (from Wikipedia).  

      After Brigham Young led the first band of Latter-day Saints into what is now Salt Lake City, Utah, the pioneers had the good fortune of a relatively mild winter. Although late frosts in April and May destroyed some of the crops, the Mormons seemed to be well on their way to self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, swarms of insects appeared in late May.

      These insects, now called "Mormon crickets" because of this incident, are not true crickets, but instead belong to the katydid family. Having ornamental wings, they are unable to fly, but instead travel in huge devouring hordes. Mormon crickets eat all plant material in their path, but they also cannibalize any insects that die on the way, including their own species. They're known to cyclically swarm in some areas of the Mountain West, especially in Utah and Nevada. These insects threatened the livelihood of the Mormon pioneers; stomping on the pests did not dissuade them from entering farms as others would advance. This is a reproductive strategy similar to mast reproduction in oaks, overwhelming predators with sheer numbers allowing a percentage of the population to survive to reproduce. Mormons, prolific journal writers, often cast this disaster in Biblical terms like the 8th plague of locusts.

      According to some pioneers' accounts,[citation needed] legions of gulls appeared by June 9, 1848. Many letters and diaries recount[citation needed] that these birds, native to the Great Salt Lake, ate mass quantities of crickets,[citation needed] drank some water, regurgitated, and continued eating more crickets.

      Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann (and btw, the bike in kayakbiker is a bicycle)

      by Kayakbiker on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 07:36:31 PM PST

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    •  I'm sure there are some cable hosts that (2+ / 0-)
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      Loozerio, Black Max

      ......would give it some coverage....

      Whatever the Foxteapublicans say, the opposite is the truth.

      by Forward is D not R on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 04:47:05 AM PST

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