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  •  And anyone who was actually around from (0+ / 0-)

    1960 to 1963 remembers that this "sort of talk" preceded the non-assassination of every President since.

    "Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we need him?" buttons,  bumper stickers,  and T-shirts have been around for over 40 years,  and are still being made and sold today.

    Humans have always made jokes about everything.  Sometimes good,  sometimes bad,  sometimes tasteless,  sometimes even cruel.  One lesson history teaches us,  though,  is that societies that criminalize humor always turn bad.

    •  Hell, Jerry Ford got shot at twice in one week (0+ / 0-)

      But, hey, all in good fun, right?

      And remember: If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own. - Scoop Nisker, the Last News Show

      by North Madison on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 02:56:28 AM PDT

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      •  Technically, it was only once. (0+ / 0-)

        But recent history shows that not one of the (would-be) assassins joked about it in public.

        So,  if you're really concerned about protecting the President,  the empirical evidence says what you should be banning are the prosecution of mass murderers,  the firing of employees,  and the appearance by attractive women in enough movies to make them "stars"...

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