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Argentines Prepare for Huge Anti-Government March

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Thousands of people are using social networks to mobilize a huge march Thursday night against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, organizing what they hope will be the country’s biggest anti-government protest in more than a decade.

Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and afraid Fernandez will try to hold onto power indefinitely by ending constitutional term limits, the protesters plan to bang pots and march on the iconic obelisk in Argentina’s capital. Protests also are planned in plazas nationwide and outside Argentine embassies and consulates around the world.

The protests known as cacerolazos hold deep symbolism for Argentines, who recall all too well the country’s economic debacle of a decade ago. The “throw them all out” chants of that era’s pot-banging marches forced presidents from office and left Argentina practically ungovernable until Fernandez’s late husband, Nestor Kirchner, assumed the presidency in 2003.

The current president’s supporters sought to ignore two of the protests this year, but with the latest effort promising to turn out huge numbers, her loyalists have come out in force. They dismiss the protesters as part of a wealthy elite, or beholden to discredited opposition parties, and misled by news coverage from media companies representing the country’s most powerful economic interests.

 

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  1. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 8th, 2012

    Ah, soon we can do this too.

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  2. Kairn

    November 8th, 2012

    Well, Ferfal must be slapping his knee in Ireland over this news. He’s Argentinian you know. A South American Tea Partyer. He knew exactly who and what these Kirchner people were. He begged and begged family members and friends not to vote for these people. He told them exactly what to expect if they re elected this woman.

    Just like here, the majority wanted their gimmes and they re elected her. Ferfal had to leave right then with his family. Got out in the nick of time. He has been warning us Americans about what to expect with the Obysmal regime. He knows what he is talking about.

    Ferfal.blogspot.com

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  3. Commissar M

    November 8th, 2012

    Gee, that pro-Fenandez rhetoric sounds awfully familiar. Hmmmm…. Where have I heard that before?

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  4. Kairn

    November 8th, 2012

    Read this every body. It is chilling:

    http://ferfal.blogspot.com/2012/11/him.html

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 9th, 2012

    I wonder if a true million man march on the White House, banging pots and such would have any effect on 0bama. No? Then maybe it needs to be 10 million. Or 20. I think every unemployed American needs to march on DC, give Barry the one-fingered salute, and say thanks for nothing, @$$hole.

    The enemedia will remind us that Dancing with the Stars is on.

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  6. Commissar M

    November 9th, 2012

    Kairn, thanks for the link. As I was reading it, I thought “I bet he’s talking about Kirchner” but you can’t deny that he sounds and acted much like Obama. More chilling to consider that his damned widow became president after all that.

    And the troll who was spouting all that blather in the comments section and then answering himself as “anonymous” was kind of hilarious. The “Obama is not a marxist, etc. but a white Republican in disguise” bit made me laugh because I had just been thinking about that this morning. I realized that once 0 FINALLY screws the pooch so bad that the media can’t cover for him anymore, the Left will simply claim that he was never one of them but instead, a Republican “plant”. I’ve already seen some arguments to this point around the ‘net (“he’s not a socialist but in fact a right-leaning moderate” is a classic) and I expect that once he becomes indefensible, he will be assigned to the Right.

    This is very much SOP with Lefties all over the world. Consider how the Democrats, after benefitting from legal racism and segregation for most of the past century, simply assigned that history to Republicans. Or how about the way the Nazis and Fascists, while socialist in every sense of the term, have been redefined as right-wing movements. Of course, there’s the famous “communism hasn’t failed” meme which argues that all those communist revolutions and governments during the 20th century weren’t actually communist, therefore their failures cannot be blamed on communism.

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  7. grayscape

    November 9th, 2012

    Cristina’s kinda hot for a dictator….

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  8. MaryfromMarin

    November 9th, 2012

    There are three certain things in this world: death, taxes, and grayscape’s lascivious comments.

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  9. Paul Moore

    November 9th, 2012

    Jennifer Granholm is sorta hot too, but that isn’t why we enjoyed the sight of her cute tush leaving Lansing.

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  10. RosalindJ

    November 9th, 2012

    Start taking notes.

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  11. WhiteFalcon1

    November 9th, 2012

    Its really sad that they have bigger stones than most here do….

    Listen, their NOT going to give our country back to us, we either take it or accept things as they are and avoid our children’s eyes for the remainder of our lives!
    There are a billion ways to slow them down, though, and that’s where we should begin…if you can find some small way to throw a wrench into the machinery, by all means…have at it!!!

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  12. Twinkie

    November 9th, 2012

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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  13. BassCat

    November 9th, 2012

    @WhiteFalcon1
    I agree, they are not going to give our country back. Given the state of the education system in this country, our children will probably never question what’s been done. I fear that the state of our country will become the new norm for them, handed down from Dear Leader. Teach them well!!

    Since the election, I’ve been trying to think of ways to stick these bastards and their contributors.
    The idea of hitting them in the pocketbook keeps coming to me. Although I’m not normally a fan of boycotts in a free-market society, I think it’s time. Boycott products and services who are contributors to this regime. Let’s start with hollywood and movies. As for conservative or libertarian businesses, some form of “going Galt” comes to mind.

    Tax strike anyone? The ballsiest move I’ve seen on this front is by Ann Barnhardt. Brave lady. She stands to lose everything.

    Any ideas IOWers?

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  14. jus askin yo

    November 9th, 2012

    maybe it needs to be 10 million. Or 20.

    doncha usually call that a target reach environment…seriously, they got weaponized drones, now, think about it. but then again,

    you have break a few eggs to a make an omlet

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