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News of the Tautological
“Suspicious Fires Test Fire Department”—headline, Post-Tribune (Chicago suburbs), April 15
What Do We Want? Autophagy! When Do We Want It? Now!
“Loretta Lynch’s allies are launching a hunger strike until she’s confirmed as attorney general,” Politico reports:
The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are planning the hunger strike, in which groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department. Dubbed “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast,” the new tactic is designed in the mold of actions by civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, organizers said.
Abstaining from food on alternate days isn’t a hunger strike; it’s intermittent fasting, which is said to have health benefits. If Senate Republicans continue delaying the Lynch vote, what’ll Sharpton & Co do next, go on the Atkins diet?
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