nader ad portas - “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” by ralph nader

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 02:29.

'Only the Super-rich Can Save Us!'

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who managed to survive their formal education without a Latin course or two or who have long since forgotten their ancient history; a quick review.

 
When a Roman child gave the Roman mommy and daddy a problem at bed time, the parents might try to frighten their child into going to bed with the terrifying statement "Hannibal ad portas" (Hannibal is at the gates). Hannibal, you might recall was the incredibly capable Carthaginian general who invaded Rome by crossing the Alps. Though defeated militarily, the very thought of "Hannibal ad portas" would, for centuries, remain as a metaphor for alarm in ancient Rome.
 
Could you imagine what would have happened to Barry The Bomber if he had the nads to debate Nader?
 
This was crossing my mind as I was thinking about how I might announce the arrival of Ralph Nader. I was thinking how liberals might respond to: "Nader ad portas"! Yes, Ralph Nader is not only coming to Philadelphia (September 22nd) but will be appearing in cities across the nation during September and October. I have listed complete details at the bottom of this message.
 
Although I finally settled on the "Hannibal ad portas" analogy, several others were in hot contention. I was wondering how the bloodsucking, soul destroying vampires must feel when forced to look upon the cross. I wondered how they must feel when they cannot see their own reflection in a mirror. I try to imagine Democrats looking at Ralph Nader then cowering in fear and being completely unable to see anything in themselves reflected in Nader.
 
 
Nader ad portas!
 
John Murphy

 

 

P.S. I also want to let you know about Ralph’s new book: “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Check out the book at http://www.sevenstories.com/book/?GCOI=58322100712790
 
 
RALPH'S TOUR
September 15
MADISON, NJ @6PM
FairleighDickinsonUniversity
285 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ07940
 
September 22
PHILADELPHIA @12PM NOON
Joseph Fox Bookshop
@ Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA19103
 
RIDGEWOOD, NJ
Bookends Bookstore
232 E. Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ07540
 
September 23
NEW YORK, NY @7PM
*** BOOK LAUNCH EVENT ***
Barnes and Noble
Union Square
33 E. 17th St.
New York, NY10003
 
September 24
TORONTO, ON @7PM
Governing Council of the University of Toronto
Simcoe Hall
Room 133S
27 King's College Circle
Toronto, OntarioM5S 1A1 (CA)
 
September 25
TORONTO, ON @12PM NOON
The Economic Club of Canada
80 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ONM5H 2A4
 
September 26
BALTIMORE, MD @5:30PM
Main Literary Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival
@ Literary Salon (EastPark, Mt. Vernon Square)
14 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD21202
 
September 27
MADISON, WI @12PM NOON
Rainbow Book Coop
426 W Gilman St
Madison, WI53703-1009
 
MILWAUKEE, WI ***TBA***
 
September 28
CHICAGO, IL
 
Oak Park ***TBA***
 
@6PM 57th St. Books
@ International House (Hyde Park)
1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL60637
 
September 30
MINNEAPOLIS, MN @7PM
Magers & Quinn Bookstore
@ FirstUniversalistChurch
3400 Dupont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
 
October 1
DENVER, CO @7:30PM
Tattered Cover Book Store
2526 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO80206-1411
 
October 2
LOS ANGELES, CA @1PM
Vroman’s Books
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA91101
 
October 3
SAN FRANCISCO, CA ***TBA***
 
October 4
PORTLAND, OR @7:30PM
Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR97209USA
 
October 6
CLINTON, SC @11AM
PresbyterianCollege
503 S Broad St
Clinton, SC29325-2998
Not an “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Book event
 
October 7 WASHINGTON, DC ***TBA***
 
 
 
October 16
PALO ALTO, CA
7:00 pm Commonwealth Club
Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA94303
 
October 17
ANAHEIM, CA
@6pmPalestine Children's Relief Fund Annual Benefit Gala Anaheim Hilton
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA92802
http://www.pcrf.net/?p=3555
October 18
 
 
NEW YORK, NY @6:30pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY10128-1612
 
October 19
PITTSBURGH, PA @6PM
PointParkUniversity
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA15222-1984
Not an “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Book event
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