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Today’s Trump Toon

June 30, 2017

Today’s offering is from Peter Brookes – The Times

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Who will be Madame Defarge? Hillary?

Madame Defarge was a fictional character in Dickens -Tale of Two Cities –

She was a Tricoteuse , which is French for a knitting woman. The term is most often used in its historical sense as a nickname for the women who sat beside the guillotine during public executions in Paris in the French Revolution, supposedly continuing to knit in between executions. Amongst the items they knitted was the famous liberty cap or Phrygian cap.

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