The Daily Tilt

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When Rhetoric isn't Enough...

January 02, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
We all know that "the pen is mightier than the sword," but our Friday installment of The Daily Tilt suggests that even our esteemed politicians succumb to bouts of belligerence from time to time.

...Politicians Attack

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Watching C-SPAN can be, for lack of a better word, boring. Sometimes the legislators are dozing off while one of their colleagues monotonously explains his point of view for hours on end. But sometimes the heat is turned up, and politicians argue passionately until their opponents succumb to their verbal blows. But the fun really starts when the verbal blows turn into actual thrown punches. What ever happened to rhetoric?

This WWF (legistlative-edition) site has videos of numerous parliament fights from Taiwan, Mexico, Russia and Sudan.

Delve into the mind of the attacker! This article from the BBC sheds light on the psychology behind the high-tension fights.

A little team spirit never hurt anyone, but it will get you thrown out of the European Parliament. Team Eurosceptics brings their “A game,” complete with chants, t-shirts and signs.

He might not cause brawls, but the Great Sasuke’s mask means he’s ready for business, should the need arise.
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