What are chants to use against the law firms helping Trump to cheat?
November 13, 2020 7:58 AM   Subscribe

I am helping with a protest of the law firms that are supporting Trump’s effort to steal the election. What are some good chants we can do outside their offices?
posted by andoatnp to Law & Government (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
The firms to rhyme with are
Jones Day
Porter Wright
posted by andoatnp at 8:40 AM on November 13, 2020


The whole world is watching.
posted by cursed at 8:43 AM on November 13, 2020 [1 favorite]


Shame
posted by creiszhanson at 8:43 AM on November 13, 2020 [3 favorites]


Scansion needs work but something like:

Hey, hey, Jones Day
How many votes
did you suppress today?
posted by mark k at 8:47 AM on November 13, 2020 [11 favorites]


"Rule One Sixteen!" in reference to legal ethics Rule 1.16, which covers declining and terminating representation. It's a reminder that there are pretty clear rules covering when it's okay to withdraw, and that if your situation fits within one of those rules it is completely ethical to drop a client.

The firms to rhyme with are
Jones Day
Porter Wright


Porter Wright just announced it's withdrawing. Unfortunately 1.16(b) is really the relevant part or I'd say "Jones Day Sixteen A".
posted by jedicus at 8:47 AM on November 13, 2020 [2 favorites]


Jones Day
Kills Votes
for Pay
posted by forthright at 10:14 AM on November 13, 2020 [3 favorites]


Hey, hey, Jones Day,
How many votes suppressed today?

Though the consonants might be hard to chant in that order;

¿Suppressing any votes today?

probably sounds better.
posted by clew at 10:27 AM on November 13, 2020 [2 favorites]


Where will you spend your money
when you've broken our country?
posted by john hadron collider at 10:43 AM on November 13, 2020


Hey, hey, Jones Day,
How many votes suppressed today?


Change it to:

Hey, hey, Jones Day,
How many votes did you steal* today?

*Kill can be substituted for steal.
posted by Constance Mirabella at 12:34 PM on November 13, 2020 [1 favorite]


I know that "Hey hey" is traditional, but in this instance I think "Jones Day, Jones Day" would sound better with the meter of the chant. Usually "Hey hey" is a quick beat followed by a long beat, with the emphasis on the second "hey", while "Jones Day would be two equal-length beats. "Hey hey Jones Day" thus changes rhythm mid-line.
posted by eviemath at 9:16 PM on November 13, 2020


If you wanted to go more elaborate:

Jones Day, they'll take pay
To throw our votes away


Misc. Chorus: Shame! Boo! Hiss!

Or:

Shame on you, Jones Day!
Don't steal our votes away!


Or similar options that rhyme 'Day' with something a little more varied and catchy than 'today'?

Combining legal terminology puns and being Trump's lap dog, something involving "Jones Day: Sit! Stay!"? Eg. the following, though it would need an intro from the chant leader to set it up (could potentially work for a rally, less so for a march):

Jones Day: Sit! Stay!
Don't take our vote away!

posted by eviemath at 9:35 PM on November 13, 2020


Or, a modified version of forthright's suggestion would work better than my first offering:

Jones Day Jones Day
Kills votes for pay

posted by eviemath at 9:38 PM on November 13, 2020


Shame! Shame! Jones Day!

would also have the right rhythm to fit with any of the second lines that have been proposed.
posted by eviemath at 9:41 PM on November 13, 2020


Hey, Hey,
My, My,
Jones Day,
Makes democracy die!
posted by at at 7:21 AM on November 15, 2020


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