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  •  Unfortunately, in the corner of Texas which elects (13+ / 0-)

    this maroon, that sort of talk is popular.

    I don't live anywhere near there, but I have a coworker who's a tea party supporter.  After the Boston explosions, he told me that the FBI is hopelessly political any more and they only investigate people based on the political benefit to the administration.

    So... reality is pretty far out of reach for these folks. And, occasionally, one of the maroons is elected, like this guy.

    But, yeah, he's an idiot. Sad that such a person gets into office these days.

    Whatever happened to the America where reality, facts, science, and rational discussions used to exist?

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:07:30 PM PDT

    •  My only sanity-saving thought is (12+ / 0-)

      260,000,000 people DON"T believe this shit.  If we add up the 2 million people O'Liely gets as viewers, the million or so the Alex Jones types get, the supposed 20 million listeners Limbaugh says he has, and the other assorted nutbags' 17 million viewers/subscribers/listeners, the rest of the country, but a very wide margin, doesn't buy any of it.  And that's a very good thing.

      Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

      by PsychoSavannah on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:15:17 PM PDT

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    •  You know, considering that the FBI apparently (4+ / 0-)

      doesn't seem to do much to investigate crimes committed by the 1%, and it's the 1% who benefit the White House, I could see the logic in that claim.  The answer isn't to just give up - it's to provide the FBI the resources necessary to accomplish their duty.

      Maybe they're trusting the SEC, Treasury and others to investigate the banksters, but the FBI should be playing a role here and they just basically say these banks are too big to jail.

      •  You've got a good point there. Unfortunately, (2+ / 0-)
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        his thinking is not at that high a level.  He pretty much is sure the FBI is involved in various conspiracies to take away people's guns and otherwise stomp down our liberties.  At the same time, it doesn't bother him that the banks get trillions of tax dollars, but don't help GM.

        Not much rationality going on there.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:12:06 PM PDT

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