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  •  oh and I have a dismayed sense that (6+ / 0-)

    people DO understand its meaning as you do, and use it anyway.

    "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

    by mallyroyal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 09:39:50 AM PDT

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    •  Some probably do and (2+ / 0-)
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      same may not.  

      CitizenX: "If the republicans were in charge GM & Chrysler would be dead and Osama bin Laden would be alive."

      by TomP on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 09:44:59 AM PDT

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      •  I googled it to see if my memory was correct (7+ / 0-)

        this is from the wiki (yeah I know) on the term:

        An example of this use of the term occurred during the O. J. Simpson murder trial, when critics accused the defense of "playing the race card"[2] in presenting Mark Fuhrman's racist past (e.g., his recorded use of the word "nigger" in addition to his being accused of tampering with murder evidence in prior cases, as well as his use of the Fifth Amendment to avoid potential self-incrimination upon questioning) as a reason to draw his credibility as a witness into question.

        as an aside, once those tapes were played I said out loud "Juice just got acquitted".  when the lead detective is shown to have been a casual LIAR under oath, nevermind the shocking racism displayed on the tapes, the defendant should walk, in EVERY CASE that doesn't feature a confession.  and even in some of those that do.

        meanwhile:  progressives, given this etymology, are you sure you want to be tossing around that phrase?

        "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

        by mallyroyal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 09:53:47 AM PDT

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