The Day of Reckoning

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The Day of Reckoning

“I have this feeling that whoever’s elected president, like Clinton was, no matter what promises you make on the campaign trail – blah, blah, blah – when you win, you go into this smoky room with the twelve industrialist, capitalist scumf***s that got you in there, and this little screen comes down… and it’s a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you’ve never seen before, which looks suspiciously off the grassy knoll…. And then the screen comes up, the lights come on, and they say to the new president:

“‘Any questions?’

“‘Er, just what my agenda is…'”

– Bill Hicks, 1961-1994


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  1. Rol November 5, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Ah, Bill, let us have one day of hope before we go back to the inevitable cynicism…

  2. Tom November 5, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I agree. The 8 year Neocon nightmare is finally over.

    For lapsed optimists like me, this is a very important day.

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