Puerto Rico leads the way!


The people of Puerto Rico have set up a guillotine in front of the governor’s mansion.

Excellent. Unfortunately, it’s only symbolic.

That would be a good message to send to the Republican in Washington DC, too.

Comments

  1. says

    There is a blacksmith’s tool called a guillotine, too. Once on a knifemaker’s forum someone asked how to make a guillotine and I was halfway through a multi-page design description when I realized I was answering the wrong question.

    When the revolution comes most of the guillotines will be imported from China.

  2. Meeker Morgan says

    Time for statehood?
    It’s been discussed many times but never seems to go anywhere.

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    99% sure it was just symbolic and not usable.

    Unless it can symbolically decapitate someone, then what freaking good is it?

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    Marcus Ranum @ # 1: When the revolution comes most of the guillotines will be imported from China.

    Seems like the perfect technology for boxed shipment & user assembly: demand a stylish guillotine from Ikea!

    Meeker Morgan @ # 2: Time for statehood?

    First, we will need to eliminate Republican majorities in Congress – and give the Dems a hard goosing to motivate them to actually do something to their own advantage.

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    Pierce @ 4

    …and give the Dems a hard goosing to motivate them to actually do something to their own advantage.

    Sadly, the Democratic Party is being run by Sméagol who is constantly curled up under his desk, wringing his hands, and whining “Too risky! Too risky, precious!”

  6. robert79 says

    @3 Akira – “Unless it can symbolically decapitate someone, then what freaking good is it?”

    Well, firing someone from his position as “head of state” is a form of symbolic decapitation, isn’t it?

  7. Akira MacKenzie says

    @ robert79

    IT DOESN’T COUNT UNLESS I HAVE A LITERAL SKULL FOR MY COLLECTION!!!!

    Errrrr… you didn’t read that.

  8. Snarki, child of Loki says

    Guillotines are too inefficient, slow, and old-fashioned for these modern advanced times.

    Nowadays we can make use of WOOD CHIPPERS, easily available at very reasonable prices at your local home and garden center.

    Pro-tip: feed the GOPers in “feet first”.

  9. F.O. says

    Why isn’t the rest of the US out in the streets protesting the sham impeachment trial?
    Why aren’t they mounting guillotines in Washington?
    Why aren’t the GOP senators shitting in their pants?

  10. says

    If you follow down that twitter thread, there are quite a few people claiming that those supplies that were hidden were hidden there by democrats trying to make Trump look bad. I hadn’t heard that yet. Is there any possibility [snort] that that is true?

  11. says

    @ahcuah #10 Seems unlikely, particularly given that this situation kinda supports Trump’s claim that all the deaths were the fault of the corrupt and incompetent government of P.R.

    The GOP will be able to use this as propaganda to cover for continued shitty treatment of Puert Ricans.

  12. says

    “One Trump confidant tells CBS News that GOP senators have been warned: ‘Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.’”

    See? Traditionalists!
    And they project a lot.

  13. kenfabian says

    I don’t like calls for killing people, not even symbolically. I avoid using that kind of rhetoric, even the “wouldn’t want anyone to actually kill them but I’ll cheer if they die” sort. I think the human capacity for feeling good about bad things happening to other people – as long as we think they deserve it, but with no requirement to amass and assess evidence to decide if they actually do deserve it – is one of our most dangerous traits. Just being the same ethnicity, religion or political affiliation as someone bad can be enough to decide someone deserves harsh treatment. Or just not liking them.

    I think pushing those buttons threads it’s way through everything from television drama to political campaigning and should be called out, not cheered.

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