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From the Department of Just Way Too Symbolic


A 710-year-old copy of the declaration of human rights known as the Magna Carta _ the version that became part of English law _ was auctioned Tuesday for $21.3 million, a Sotheby's spokeswoman said.

The document, which had been expected to draw bids of $30 million or higher, was bought by David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, the spokeswoman said

So, now that The Carlyle Group owns the Magna Carta, I guess we can sell of the Constitution to the telcos?

Hey, just kidding! I don't really mean sell it!

But hey, here's an idea! We could sell the naming rights. Change that dusty, unmarketable "Fourth Amendment"--whoa, how numerical--to something bright, shiny, and new:

Like "The Verizon Amendment?"™

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intranets's picture
Submitted by intranets on

You just can't make this kind of thing up.

If it wasn't for the clowns who have reversed 710 years of Magna Carta protections.. This Carlyle would not have had enough surplus cash lying around to "buy" democracy.

chicago dyke's picture
Submitted by chicago dyke on

that the people who will view and enjoy this precious bit of history now kept unseen but for the eyes of the uberclass will have many, many jokes at our expense.

laws don't apply to those who can buy them. double ent/irony/overload indeed.

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The corrupt cronies of Carlyle have already metaphorically wiped their butt with the Magna Carta and the Constitution, now they can do so literally.