So That’s What “Bomb-Tossing Loonies” Means

Groklaw commenter Quatermass has explained, in a comment on Groklaw, that Lyons’ term, “bomb-tossing loonies”, is probably based on the term “bomb-tossing anarchists”. Quatermass explains, “It is used as a perjorative for people that an author wants to paint (in some cases justly, and in other cases less justly) as political extreme, such as Sacco and Vanzetti.” My thanks to Quatermass for enlightening me.

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