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Great new idea from the Hollywood Left: Behead the bankers (Robespierre Rewound)
Hotair ^ | 10/03/2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/03/2011 6:51:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Remember when the Tea Party threatened America with its latent violence, proven when a couple of union thugs beat up a rally attendee? Good times, good times. Via RCP, we now hear the counterpoint from the Hollywood Left, as Roseanne Barr appeared on Russia Today to lay out her vision of American politics. It’s not enough to occupy Wall Street — Barr wants to bring back the guillotine and start using it to redistribute the wealth:

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“Part of my platform is, of course, the guilty must be punished and that we no longer let our children see their guilty leaders getting away with murder. Because it teaches children, you know, that they don’t have to have any morals as long as they have guns and are bullies and I don’t think that’s a good message,” Barr told Russia Today (RT).

“I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty.

“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded,” Barr said with a straight face.

Imagine if anyone had said anything remotely like this at a Tea Party rally about socialism and socialists, even in jest. And this isn’t just some unknown provocateur — Barr is one of the most successful entertainers and producers in Hollywood, or at least she was at one point in time.

If this was humor, the only part that was funny was the economics. I’m pretty sure ABC didn’t pay her in hippie beads when she ruled the Nielsen charts in the 1980s and 1990s. Her sister filed a $70 million lawsuit for her share of the proceeds from the TV series Roseanne (thrown out for statute-of-limitations issues), which strongly suggests that Barr exceeded her own “maximum wage” limitation. Besides, it’s always amusing to hear economic policy from someone who doesn’t know the difference between “wages” and “wealth,” even more so than when some political leaders can’t tell the difference between “price” and “cost.”

Just remember that when conservatives organize into grassroots movements, it’s almost always about protecting their own property and individual liberty. When leftists decide to start grassroots movements, like OccupyWallStreet or Barr’s example of leftist populism, it almost always involves seizure of property, threats of violence, and eventually re-education camps and the guillotine.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankers; hollywood; usefulidiots

1 posted on 10/03/2011 6:51:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

and I quote some Hollywood cutie at obama’s fundraiser:
‘He has the right ideas about how to fix the econoy if they would just untie his hands.’

We’re in so much trouble.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 6:55:56 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Confess or I’ll show you the video of Barr without makeup!


3 posted on 10/03/2011 6:57:18 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind
“Bankers” is a thinly disguised codeword for Jews. I think the left is angry about the Jewish Community turning against them in NY, and are now showing their true antisemitic colors.
4 posted on 10/03/2011 6:58:38 AM PDT by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s just rhetoric.

A lot of bankers are leftists.


5 posted on 10/03/2011 6:58:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Dr. Ursus
RE: Confess or I’ll show you the video of Barr without makeup!

I can take the torture...

6 posted on 10/03/2011 7:02:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apart from the ridiculous beheading rhetoric. Why haven’t some of the culprits in the banking scheme been prosecuted?

I am pro-business, but it seems like if you steal $10,000 you would get 20 years in jail. You steal 10 Billion, you get a bail-out. You can’t steal/syphon/whatever that much taxpayer money without any recourse. Wait, I guess you can..


7 posted on 10/03/2011 7:05:20 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: SeekAndFind
RE: Confess or I’ll show you the video of Barr without makeup!

I are you actually emplying makeup could possibly be of use in this case?
8 posted on 10/03/2011 7:05:50 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: SeekAndFind

If Obama, Roseanne, Van Jones and their ilk have their way, mobs will be storming more than just Wall Street, taking whatever they want. And the mobs on Wall Street say they’re fighting greed? They are the very definition of greed. They’re saying, “Give us what you have.” And they plan on taking it if they can.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: apillar

I think it’s more than just that. It’s the do-nothings wanting to take from the productive part of society. It’s so much easier than having to work to create the lives they want for themselves—just take it from those who worked hard over the years.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 7:09:17 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Urp. It’s hard to un-see what has been seen....yetch.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 7:10:32 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: rokkitapps

RE: I am pro-business, but it seems like if you steal $10,000 you would get 20 years in jail. You steal 10 Billion, you get a bail-out.

And if you waste a trillion and cause the economy to melt down further taking the livelihood of millions in the process, what does that make you? (BTW, the 20 year sentence for a $10,000 theft is an exagerration. I know some people who stole more than that and were out within a year and a half for good behavior ).


12 posted on 10/03/2011 7:10:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded

This is typical of the far left's mentality.

13 posted on 10/03/2011 7:16:44 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

Am I the only one that was reminded of the Biblical prophecies that predict people will be beheaded for defying the government?

And now, here we are at the point where someone can seriously make the suggestion that people be beheaded unless they comply with government demands.

A government suggestion we suspend elections. A celebrity suggeston we behead people for no cooperating with the government. What’s next?


14 posted on 10/03/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Why Not Herman Cain?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Barr wants to bring back the guillotine and start using it to redistribute the wealth”

WTF? Does she not realize that she is, by far, among the wealthy from whom wealth will be “redistributed”? Her net worth is ~$80M ... enough to support 1,600 families for a year. Between the meme & stats, I’m sure someone would be glad to adapt the equipment to fit.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 7:20:26 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: concerned about politics

Just not getting the whole two party thing.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 7:20:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...Barr wants to bring back the guillotine and start using it to redistribute the wealth:...”

The Leftist, secular, humanist age did start with the French Revolution and the guillotine in 1789. As a result hundreds of millions have been murdered in the name of their cause.

By Barr calling for bringing back the guillotine indicates to me how fast the age of Leftism is concluding and how desperate and scared they are to cling to what little power they have left.


17 posted on 10/03/2011 7:21:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: concerned about politics
Very, very, typically communist. Read this:

18 posted on 10/03/2011 7:22:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: apillar
“Bankers” is a thinly disguised codeword for Jews.

I agree, and this is the only reason they're supporting the "Muslim Spring." They think later, after the Jews are destroyed, they can simply take over. (They aren't the smartest birds in the barnyard.)

Satan's goal is to destroy the Jews and Israel, because they're Gods chosen people. Theologically speaking, the left claims to be atheist, but I think they're much farther left than that.

19 posted on 10/03/2011 7:25:47 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

Ça ira ça ira ça ira, les aristocrats à la lanterne, ça ira, ça ira, ça, les aristocrats on les pendra!


20 posted on 10/03/2011 7:28:34 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: rokkitapps
Why haven’t some of the culprits in the banking scheme been prosecuted?

Great question, very important to understand so that we can find a way forward.

They have not been prosecuted because they are the creators of money under the post-1913 system. Prior to 1933, or 1964 if you prefer, there were competing sources of money. Now, there are none. Credit functions as our money (of course it is not real money).

Everything and everyone depends on the banksters keeping the game going. Dethgroning the banksters is going to be painful - perhaps very painful.

So, they get a free pass.

21 posted on 10/03/2011 7:32:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Jim Noble
" Dethgroning the banksters is going to be painful - perhaps very painful."

Is that akin to degroining? ;-)

22 posted on 10/03/2011 7:38:16 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: rokkitapps; All

Apart from the ridiculous beheading rhetoric. Why haven’t some of the culprits in the banking scheme been prosecuted?

Tell me, what laws have been broken? No one has been prosecuted because NO LAWS WERE BROKEN! Take it up with Congress!

23 posted on 10/03/2011 7:40:58 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t surprise me to hear some brainless leftist promote “beheading” and channeling Robespierre. It doesn’t matter what the left uses- blades, guns, ropes, or gas and ovens- the left has ALWAYS murdered its political enemies and oppressed the rest. We have seen it throughout history, and it won’t be any different here.

Here’s the funny part. The leftist leaders won’t tolerate Roseanne’s big mouth any more than they will a lifelong republican. The brownshirts are ALWAYS the first to go.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 7:43:56 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: rokkitapps; All

Apart from the ridiculous beheading rhetoric. Why haven’t some of the culprits in the banking scheme been prosecuted?

Tell me, what laws have been broken? No one has been prosecuted because NO LAWS WERE BROKEN! Take it up with Congress!

25 posted on 10/03/2011 7:44:30 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've said this before and I'll say it again:

As much a bunch of bastards as the bankers are, I'll defend them against the coming insurrections by the Communists.

26 posted on 10/03/2011 7:46:15 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: 13Sisters76

RE: The leftist leaders won’t tolerate Roseanne’s big mouth any more than they will a lifelong republican. The brownshirts are ALWAYS the first to go.

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Just like Robespierre. He was a dominant figure in the French Revolution and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror.

Ironically, he himself was finally guillotined without trial in the Place de la Révolution.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 7:50:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Dr. Thorne
THE NATIONAL RAZOR OF FRANCE.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 7:54:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: All

I was wondering how long her insanity would take to make it to FR. Can you believe she talked about beheading with a straight face? Did you hear her speak about bringing back the Guillitone? And the left is attempting to label the Tea Party as hate mongers? Sheesh......


29 posted on 10/03/2011 7:57:28 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: SeekAndFind

The ties the rich have to the bankers are undeniable. Therefore, why not first behead the rich, starting with Hollywood? Got my list of names all ready.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 8:05:13 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see very few things that could revive the Dems fortunes at this point. But this one has potential. After the bailouts, the robosigning, the monkeying with interest rates on your credit card, the arbitrary credit limit cuts, the fees upon fees, etc....I just know too many people (and not all of them flaming libs) who frankly agree with Roseanne that these people, if not a beheading, are deserving of a good, sound thrashing.

And there’s tons of votes to be mined out there for the politician who will promise to deliver it to them.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 8:17:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
I thought the Left didn't believe in the death penalty ...

Oh, wait: it's not a 'penalty' - it's the 'supreme measure of social defense' ... got it.

32 posted on 10/03/2011 8:17:19 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My, my! Screeching-Rosie! How you DO carry on! I always thought that you were a solid (no pun intended) Holly-leftie ? What is this about beheading the two most powerful Bankers that the world has ever known?

Rosie! Who will dare to print Federal Reserve Notes after Professor Enema Ben get what you say he deserves?

How about the poor widow of Timmy Gee, our Secretary of Treasure Destruction AND our Sheriff of Nottingham?

Princeton will be in shambles, Widow Gee will be a wreck! Rosie, PLEASE re-consider. Say it was just a joke.

If the NC Governor can claim an “ election-suspension “ was just a joke, then certainly you, as a fellow gal of the female persuasion, can find it in your heart-of-hearts to say beheading was a just another Holly-leftie joke.

BTW, has You Lie Obama asked you to sing at his second Inauguration yet?


33 posted on 10/03/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My, my! Screeching-Rosie! How you DO carry on! I always thought that you were a solid (no pun intended) Holly-leftie ? What is this about beheading the two most powerful Bankers that the world has ever known?

Rosie! Who will dare to print Federal Reserve Notes after Professor Enema Ben get what you say he deserves?

How about the poor widow of Timmy Gee, our Secretary of Treasure Destruction AND our Sheriff of Nottingham?

Princeton will be in shambles, Widow Gee will be a wreck! Rosie, PLEASE re-consider. Say it was just a joke.

If the NC Governor can claim an “ election-suspension “ was just a joke, then certainly you, as a fellow gal of the female persuasion, can find it in your heart-of-hearts to say beheading was a just another Holly-leftie joke.

BTW, has You Lie Obama asked you to sing at his second Inauguration yet?


34 posted on 10/03/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does she know what happened to Robespierre in the end?


35 posted on 10/03/2011 8:37:53 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

RE: Does she know what happened to Robespierre in the end?

My guess is she probably doesn’t know who the man is, and if you brought the name up, she’d give you a blank “who’s he?” stare.


36 posted on 10/03/2011 8:42:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as we’re going old school, exact a pound of flesh,too.

For Rosie, make it 200 pounds.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 8:43:31 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL. It’s going to take Shylock at least a week to finish the task :)


38 posted on 10/03/2011 8:51:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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