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Sat Dec 11, 2021, 03:10 PM

Joe Madison is on day 34 of his hunger strike for voting rights

For those who don't know, he's a liberal radio host who went on the hunger strike on November 8th, and said he's not ending it until some form of a voting rights bill is passed. He is 72 years old. I'm really worried abut him, because I don't see him eating unless something passes and I don't think that's happening anytime son. How much longer can he realistically go?


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Reply Joe Madison is on day 34 of his hunger strike for voting rights (Original post)
Polybius Dec 2021 OP
jimfields33 Dec 2021 #1
aeromanKC Dec 2021 #2
LoisB Dec 2021 #3
H2Oart Dec 2021 #4
tishaLA Dec 2021 #10
snowybirdie Dec 2021 #5
Vinca Dec 2021 #6
Polybius Dec 2021 #7
BeckyDem Dec 2021 #8
Polybius Dec 2021 #9
Polybius Dec 2021 #11
Caliman73 Dec 2021 #12
Polybius Dec 2021 #13
Vinca Dec 2021 #14
brooklynite Dec 2021 #15
spanone Dec 2021 #16
Polybius Dec 2021 #17
Polybius Jan 2022 #18
Polybius Jan 2022 #19

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 03:23 PM

1. Longest anyone went was 74 days without food.

Heís at 34 days? Yieks!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 03:25 PM

2. I'm disgusted that this is the first I'm hearing of this!

Fuck the media and fuck the GOP in Congress!!

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 03:40 PM

3. Agree

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 03:47 PM

4. And

 

And most likely, the white trash of the GOP Congress will see he is a black man, and say he is a grandstander and never follow through. If he does continue, sadly unless someone intervenes, he will starve to death, because as long as this Senate is 50/50Ö. (IMO) we will not get this through. I hope I am totally wrong.

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 17, 2021, 05:32 PM

10. Ms Maddow has talked about it a couple times

including (IIRC) having him as a guest early in the hunger strike. But, yet, it needs way more attention in the dominant media

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 04:28 PM

5. He should stop

It makes no sense in sacrificing yourself because of the idiocy of the right wing. They don't care!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 04:32 PM

6. Today was the first I've heard of it when he was interviewed on MSNBC. My first inclination is

to urge people to tell him to eat! I don't get hunger strikes at all. He's an intelligent man with media clout and he knows any legislation won't pass until there are enough people to vote for it. The people currently voting against the voting rights bill don't care if Joe Madison starves himself to death and it won't change their minds. All we can do is work to get people elected who want to preserve a fair voting system. He should be doing that, not his ineffective hunger strike.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 02:19 PM

7. Day 36 now

Ugh...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 02:21 PM

8. I feel so bad for this good guy!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 17, 2021, 05:21 PM

9. Day 40

This is crazy.


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 01:59 PM

11. Day 45

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 02:04 PM

12. The EAGLE walks the walk.

I used to listen to him all the time when I had SIRIUS. I try to catch him on YouTube when I can.

He is a true civil rights leader. He should get WAY more notoriety than he does.

Stay safe EAGLE

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 24, 2021, 04:21 PM

13. He's doubling down and not giving up

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 24, 2021, 04:27 PM

14. I've said it before and I'll say it again: hunger strikes are stupid.

He's a man with a significant platform who can help boost the numbers in Congress that will get voting rights passed. But he can't do it if he's dead. Do you think people currently opposed to the voting rights bill give a damn whether Joe Madison starves himself to death or not? All he'll get for the effort is a skinny corpse in a coffin and no voting rights passed.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 24, 2021, 06:01 PM

15. I'd say that nobody in Congress (Democrats included) know this is happening.

Pressure tactics donít work if you donít know youíre being pressured.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 24, 2021, 06:25 PM

16. Thank you Mr. Madison...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 27, 2021, 03:31 PM

17. Holy shit, day 50

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 02:08 PM

18. Day 60 now

Please end it now Joe.


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 12:00 AM

19. Apparently the world record without food is 74 days

However, Madison stresses 60 days without "solid food" so he's likely having milk shakes and liquids protein shakes, so I don't think that qualifies for Guinness.

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