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Calling all PDX Kossacks the Republican clown car is coming to us:

7140 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR on Monday, March 19, 2012. The "debate" will be aired at 9pm so we need to make our presence known sooner.

Evil Clown Car

Oregon Public Broadcasting announced yesterday that they will partner with NPR, PBS and The Washington Times to host a Republican Presidential primary debate on Monday, March 19, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. This unique collaboration will mark the first presidential primary debate exclusively available through the nation's public broadcasting stations.

OPB will produce and distribute the debate from their own studios in Oregon, and NPR and PBS will make the live broadcast available to Member stations across the country. Together, journalists from NPR and its media partners will moderate the participating candidates' discussion.

The March 19 debate, slated to take place just after Super Tuesday, will occur at a crucial time in the election process, viewers and listeners will hear directly from the final few candidates about their plans to tackle the challenges facing Oregonians and Americans as a whole.

Let's make sure we give a proper welcome to these grifters and charlatans inspiring racial, gender and orientation bias. Musical instruments and signs are a must.

If you are ambivalent about coming  just think about the horrendous homeless rate here and remember having these fools in any position of responsibility will guarantee not only an increase in inequality but further slashing of essential services.

We can make a difference.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 11:08 PM PST.

Also republished by PDX Metro, Daily Kos Oregon, The Rebel Alliance, Anonymous Dkos, and DKOMA.

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  •  Lucky that kossacks can plan so (3+ / 0-)

    far ahead.
    Remember the Randian agitation over a "time certain" for the withdrawal from Iraq?  It wasn't just because they didn't want to withdraw; it was also because planning ahead is scary for people with a time awareness deficit.

    When Condi Rice intoned that "nobody could expect," she wasn't making an excuse as much as stating the fact that expectation is not part of their pallet. So, when Anonymous says "Expect us," the Randian mind doesn't even comprehend what that means. Randians exist in the moment.  Stasis is what's to be conserved and change is what's to be avoided. Change as a constant simply doesn't compute.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 11:26:56 PM PST

    •  Very perceptive comment. (2+ / 0-)

      Gingrich used to talk a lot about the old Alvin Tofler book, "Future Shock", which examined the effects upon people of too much change occurring for people to adapt to. We all have some limits, but the other side seems especially vulnerable. Since their worldview is rigid all change feels like a dangerous thing to them.

      Using this to our advantage seems as practical as letting gravity do as much of our work for us as is possible.

      It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

      by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 03:29:26 AM PST

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  •  Btw, being identified as a clown is (4+ / 0-)

    likely not perceived as an insult by grand standers and show offs. Randians make a nuisance of themselves because they want to be noticed.  When Breitbart shouts out "behave yourself," he's expressing his ire at people stealing his thunder. Being loud and obnoxious is his schtick.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 11:33:12 PM PST

    •  Mockery is important. IMO. nt (2+ / 0-)

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 11:42:39 PM PST

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      •  Not for people who don't get it. (3+ / 0-)

        Instinct-driven people are very literal.  They do not get irony or sarcasm. They're the kind of people to whom it has to be explained when one is kidding them. They do not perceive kidding to be a friendly overture.

        People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

        by hannah on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 12:05:33 AM PST

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        •  Speaking only for myself (3+ / 0-)

          I don't mean my mockery of the right wing to be a "friendly overture," so the fact that they don't get it--I think--only makes them look more out of touch. Really that dullness is yet another reason for me to mock them! I know that sounds unkind, and I try not to be any bigger of a jerk than I can avoid being (usually).

          Maybe their lack of perception is why their mockery of us so often crosses a line into plain viciousness and nastiness which is not only far out of any proportion but regularly unconnected to reality?

          It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

          by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 03:40:34 AM PST

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          •  Yes, I have a grandson who doesn't (3+ / 0-)

            "get it." Very literal. Swears he doesn't believe in God or religion, but liked palling around with a couple of Mormons and going to their dances.  But, I'm sure he's quite sincere and entirely clueless about his friends' expectations. He doesn't know what his parents expect, either. He does what he's told without objection, if the instructions aren't too complex, so he forgets.
            What he's learned to do out of habit, without having to think about it, he does well.
            I was surprised to learn from his teachers that they appreciated his "participation" in the classroom.  I think I was surprised because in the presence of his father and his grandfather he was usually stifled to keep him from saying stupid stuff.

            Remember the character "Edith" in "All in the Family?"

            People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

            by hannah on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 05:10:39 AM PST

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            •  I'm not without blinders of my own (3+ / 0-)

              Especially humor (and obviously online where we're missing some important clues to meaning/tone/intent) can be tricky. I know of times when I was laughing right along with everybody else. I mean, I did get it--on one level, at least. Later sometimes I'd realize what else other people may have found funny. Offline things are often clearer--or at least seem to be--but I think we all have blind spots. The R's practically define themselves by their imperception.

              Like your Grandson, I find some common ground with a lot of people with whom I mostly disagree. Some of it may be personal style or necessity. I also know that I can be difficult enough without trying, that when possible I put out an effort to be no more irritating than I must be. I don't know if he's introspective or just meek. Maybe he is just one of the smart ones who "pick their spots." By not being contentious about everything his voice may carry extra weight when he does speak?

              It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

              by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 07:17:59 AM PST

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  •  Delightful (4+ / 0-)

    Mockery: Set to STUN!

    Better get back to the web. The internet isn't going to surf itself.

    by RodSerling on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 11:44:23 PM PST

  •  Slightly slow to load: (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    I call him Rick Scumtorum because he IS scum: pond scum, with the brain of an alga.

    by Youffraita on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 12:02:17 AM PST

    •  Loading rate seems to depend on how (4+ / 0-)

      often the video is accessed.

      We might do well to remember that the Iraq war was also not televised, even though every minute of it was electronically recorded.  And, even without anyone watching, the invaders were ultimately defeated by the insurgents.

      "Insurgent" is a funny word.  It does not mean what it seems to say.  The surge is entirely self-contained and self-directed.  So, in a sense, OWS qualifies as an insurgent exercise with "improvised devices" but no explosives. That's what has the agents of force flummoxed.  

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 12:19:06 AM PST

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  •  We Will Never Forget.....We Will Not Forgive (2+ / 0-)

    Expect us.  What a great video.  I need to watch that baby every day.

    OccupyOlympia is having a 3 day Social Forum this weekend.  We have 50 workshops scheduled.  The Occupy Express has come from all over the west.

    We haven't forgotten.  We intend to carry the movement thru this winter & into the Spring.  Expect us.  

  •  I've seen these clowns before. (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    Live by the certainty that nothing can kill you. You'll only be wrong once.

    by Troubadour on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 07:42:53 AM PST

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