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September 05, 2009

Natural 20: Town Hall Protester Scores a Critical Hit on Norm Dicks

As someone who has fretted about people doing bad YouTube-friendly confrontations, I've urged people to properly categorize themselves as either effective or ineffective spokesmen.

Her? Effective. I just popped a rhetoric-boner clean through my pants. Every bit of her rhetoric was good -- but then she threw the cherry on top with that genius dramatic flourish at the end?

Showmanship, baby. Tonight's dinner? Steak with a heaping side-order of sizzle.

Stolen from Hot Air, but I needed this chick on my site.

Allah notes that her "come and take it" isn't meant in the Molon Labe-ish way, but no matter, it's close enough and will be used in that manner.

Witness the birth of 10,000 tee shirts and posters.

Email of the Day: Charles Johnson just emailed me:

That guy sitting three seats down from her with the squirrely haircut? I have it on good authority, nearly as good as Van Jones signing his name to a Truther petition, that he once read some Truther literature on a Peter Pan bus to Poughkeepsie, but I notice you don't want to mention that. Sigh. The hypocrisy never ends.

Her Blog: ...is here. I think.

Now, I was just debating with Drew (who found this) whether she is "partly outed" or "all the way outed" and if it was fair to push her further out. But the fact is the information is right there on the YouTube clip, and she's about to become at least a cable-news celebrity, so I figure: She's all the way outed.

I normally would have waited to ask her, but this clip is going to be on every cable channel.

Except MSNBC.

Here's an interview with her... I think.

That's Not Her? A protester says he knows that blogger, "Liberty Belle," and the Twenty-Dollar Terrorist isn't her.

So maybe mistaken identity or similar names.


History Lesson: Several commenters tell me "come and take it" was a war-cry of the Texas Revolution in 1835."

I don't see how that changes things, though. That, presumably, was also a Molon Labe taunt. Her taunt is different -- "If you want my money, don't take it sneaky-like by rationing my care and adding in exciting new taxation items to my FICA; be a man and take it from my hand."

Again, though, it doesn't matter how it was used; the Molon Labe and Alamo war-cry resonance is right there.

It's all good.


Bonus Cowbell: I'm going to use my powers as blogger to just declare this a cowbell-worthy moment, and link my favorite Pink Floyd cowbell song.

Gluttons, man. Always feeding at our trough. Gettin' fat off the sustenance we provide but always hungry for more.

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