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May 29, 2008 at 3:39 am there will be no guillotinings on this website
It was they who produced confusion; it was they who caused the massacres and guillotinings; it was they who destroyed the kingly government; it was they who brought the king to the block.
Liberty crowned with the red cap, of white-robed maidens and old men drawn about the streets in flower-wreathed cars; of imprisonments and guillotinings, of proclamations, and short commons, of cockades and plumes, swords and _carmagnoles_ -- it grows tedious!
Coach Bowden fils was the first to go, getting the axe at midseason in a way previously reserved for coaches unlucky enough to work for Frank Broyles but now, evidently, the new norm, if the weeklong succession of guillotinings to have gone on in Knoxville, Manhattan, and Seattle offers any indication.
But even the physical beauty of Paris and its million sordid and sublime entertainments can’t stir me from my feeling that my own country’s in a sad decline and there’s no Bastille Day over the horizon; we may skip the Libertie part and just head straight to the random economic guillotinings.