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Listen, Mr. Bilbo

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Jan. 31st, 2017 | 06:26 pm
location: back where I came from
mood: deja vu

Listen, Mr. Bilbo, listen to me
I'll give you a lesson in history
Listen and I'll show you that the foreigners you hate
Are the very same people made America great.

If you want to sing it at a demonstration, you'll need the tune.
Here you go.

Theodore G. Bilbo was a United States Senator from Mississippi, in office from 1935 to 1947. You could update the lyrics with "Bannon" or "Sessions." Not "Trump," unfortunately: poor little guy hasn't got the syllables for it.

Some people will tell you they have nothing against foreigners, it's just those "radical Islamic terrorists." Uh huh ....

"I'm descended from immigrants myself. But these Irish and their Papist plots ...."

Italians were "anarchists."

Jews, of course, were "Christ killers." Or if that wasn't enough, you pulled out your nice little book about their plan for world domination.

See, there's always a lie around when you need one. Or if there isn't a suitable one ready to hand, you just make one up.

And so it goes ....

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from: anonymous
date: Feb. 7th, 2017 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Such a pleasure to hear this again. Thank you.

History, music, tyranny indeed.

Is there a reason that there's already text in the Captcha box (before one goes to fill it in) and it's in Russian?

I'm serious. But it's kind of funny

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Tom Edelson

The Russians are coming

from: edelsont
date: Feb. 7th, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for your comment.

Now to your question: "Is there a reason that there's already text in the Captcha box (before one goes to fill it in) and it's in Russian? "

1. I think it's a prompt: that it says something like "Type the text you see above."

2. As to why it's in Russian: last I knew, LiveJournal was a Russian-owned company, and they probably at present have more Russian-speaking subscribers than English-speaking ones.

Which raises the question: why am I using a Russian-owned social media site? Well:

1. I've been a LiveJournal subscriber since before they were Russian-owned.

2. And there are side benefits: it's another way to get under Trump's skin. If he hears that people are saying nasty things about him on a Russian-owned site ... and the owners of the site are not deleting those posts ... maybe he'll start to fear that Putin doesn't have his back, after all.

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