Upon these people, we do solemnly confer the esteemed distinction of

Hoopy Froods

In words and deeds, the people hereunder have demonstrated that they know where their towel is.

George Takei is a Hoopy Frood

Within the context of the works of Douglas Adams, a hoopy frood is just a “really amazingly together guy.” According to Plato, every thing in the world has its ideal form. In other words, every chair you see is just an imperfect example of the ideal chair.

I think if there is a Platonian ideal of the Hoopy Frood, it would bear a strong resemblance to George Takei.

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Jim McGovern vs. Citizens United

Massachusetts congressman Jim McGovern got an unprecedented number of eyeballs (for floor speech in the House) on Reddit when he proposed not one but two constitutional amendments directed at the Citizens United decision. These decision effectively removed most barriers to corporations spending unlimited amounts of money on campaigns, outside of what they donate directly to political campaigns. The rationale was that corporations enjoy the same First Amendment rights as you or I, that “corporations are people, too.”

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