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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:52 AM

Former Hippies Put in Horrible Position of Rooting for F.B.I. (Borowitz)

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former hippies across the United States have been put in the unbearable position of rooting for the F.B.I., hippies have confirmed.

From Vermont to California, erstwhile hippies bemoaned a nightmare scenario that has forced them to side with a law-enforcement agency they have despised since the Summer of Love.

“I always dreamed I’d spend my retirement surrounded by my grandchildren, telling them that the F.B.I. were fascist pigs,” Carol Foyler, a former hippie who lives in Santa Cruz, said. “That dream has been shot to hell.”

Her husband, Mick, nodded his head in sad agreement. “We were so happy when pot was legalized in California,” he said. “But the fact that we’re now on the same side as the F.B.I. has ruined even that.”


https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/former-hippies-put-in-horrible-position-of-rooting-for-fbi

Given the news about Trump this seems relevant again.

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Reply Former Hippies Put in Horrible Position of Rooting for F.B.I. (Borowitz) (Original post)
nycbos Jan 2019 OP
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #1
MLAA Jan 2019 #2
House of Roberts Jan 2019 #3
NBachers Jan 2019 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #6
certainot Jan 2019 #4
Tarc Jan 2019 #9
certainot Jan 2019 #10
Hekate Jan 2019 #7
central scrutinizer Jan 2019 #8
Straw Man Jan 2019 #11

Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:58 AM

1. I found myself cheering for them and their float at the Pride Parade last year.

I never thought I'd be doing that. I had my Lock Him Up sign with me so I got cheers back from them.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:05 AM

2. I'm cheering them on also!

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:51 AM

3. But...the dirty f**king hippies were RIGHT!

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:31 AM

5. Thanks- I'd known about this video, but I'd never watched it. Prescient and true

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:43 AM

6. right on, brothers and sisters!

And I want my Bug back.

(Actually, mine had more (hand, artist brushes) painting inside than out. Outside was just spray-bombed).

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:16 AM

4. yep. it's hard to go from blaming them for covering up samantha smith and wellstone

'accidents' to rooting for them to expose this tangerine turdlicker

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Response to certainot (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:49 PM

9. Your point would have been better made without the allusions to nutball conspiracy theories

The FBI murdered neither a 13 yr-old girl nor a sitting Senator. Stop binge-watching the X-Files, please.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 01:38 AM

10. see, i didn't suggest that

i just suggested that maybe somewhere along the line the NTSB was compromised

can you imagine how that could happen?

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:14 AM

7. It feels surreal to both of us, I can tell you that much. nt

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:14 PM

8. It was really surreal

To rally AGAINST the firing of Jeff Sessions, a virulently racist asshole, back in November.

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 04:53 AM

11. Everyone loves power when it conforms to one's ideology ...

... and hates it when it doesn't. 'Twas ever thus.

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