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DOJ Says It Won't Prosecute DOJ Head Holder

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How should we say this: we are shocked, shocked, that the DOJ won't prosecute itself.

  • BREAKING: DOJ says it won't prosecute Attorney General Holder after the GOP-led House voted to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress - Fox

From CNN:

The White House and the Justice Department made clear Friday what had been expected all along: Attorney General Eric Holder will not face criminal prosecution under the contempt of Congress citation passed by the U.S. House.

 

Legal experts noted this week in the runup to Thursday's House vote that President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the case would prevent a criminal prosecution under a practice dating to the Reagan administration.

 

The House also cited Holder for civil contempt to give it the option of filing a lawsuit compelling Holder to turn over documents sought by Oversight Committee investigators linked to the failed Operation Fast and Furious weapons crackdown. Such a case was expected to take years to complete.

 

A letter Friday from the Justice Department to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, who led the investigation that brought the contempt charge against Holder, explained that "across administrations of both political parties, the longstanding position of the Department of Justice has been and remains that we will not prosecute" in such a circumstance.

 

"The department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General," concluded the letter from Deputy Attorney General James Cole.

 

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the same thing Friday, saying "it is an established principle, dating back to the administration of President Ronald Reagan, that the Justice Department does not pursue prosecution in a contempt case

 

hen the president has asserted executive privilege."

 

A spokesman for Issa's committee and another top congressional Republican, veteran Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, complained Friday that the refusal to prosecute showed a lack of independence by the U.S. attorney who would handle the case.

 

"It is regrettable that the political leadership of the Justice Department is trying to intervene in an effort to prevent the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from making an independent decision about whether to prosecute this case," said Frederick Hill, the panel's director of communications.

 

Obama asserted executive privilege on some documents sought by Issa's committee in its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The executive privilege assertion prevented the documents from being turned over on the grounds that they include internal deliberations traditionally protected from outside eyes.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives launched Operation Fast and Furious out of Arizona to track weapons purchases by Mexican drug cartels. It followed similar programs started in the Bush administration.

 

However, Fast and Furious lost track of more than 1,000 firearms it was tracking, and two of the lost weapons turned up at the scene of the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

And now, back to the far more important news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing.

 


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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment pkea
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Shocker!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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well, at least we can all hold out hope that obama will impeach himself right after corzine indicts himself.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment SilverTree
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Two in the pink, one in the stink.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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Holy Cow!  Did anyone see Rand Paul's Twitter post from 5 minutes ago????

"Despite being black, I find Eric Holder to be an honorable man, on par with American patriot Mitt Romney."

http://twitter.com/SenRandPaul/

MF

Edit in:  looks like it was removed.... weird. 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment narapoiddyslexia
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Don't see it. Dude. He took it down fast. Any confirmation anywhere?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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I'm still searching.  There's gotta be a screenshot somewhere.

MF

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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Oh come on already, Trollboy. And then I bet Romney tweeted something about lynching both Holder and Obama.

And, as everyone else here notes...real real shocking. Almost as surprising as Ford pardoning Nixon...they are all cronies who need to be ejected from the seats of power in the U.S. Hell, I'd vote for the Tylers for these positions for sure. But they wouldn't want them....

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment metastar
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This is why we need the 2nd amendment!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Precious
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What Issa has in mind for Holder ..... and its not a tweet.

 

 

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Above the Law.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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It's a wonderful world.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Shocker
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Like my name says ^

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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So if DOJ won't do their job, then Congress should de-fund them.  Simple.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:20 | Link to Comment kalum
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I like that idea.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Contempt of Congress???????

 

WHO DOES NOT HAVE CONTEMPT OF MOFOS IN CONGRESS with onyl 15% approval rating??????

 

politicians just making a scene here to get free PR on themselves instead of focusing real issues. Why don't they prosecute know criminals on wall st.????

 

VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN NOVEMBER. USELESS LEECHES ON SOCIETY.

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 08:58 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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This isn't news. Everyone knows the DOJ doesn't prosecute black people.

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:20 | Link to Comment kalum
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I like that idea.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:21 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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Here's the acid test: when Romney wins (sic) the Presidency, his AG can prosecute. 

Forgetaboutit!!!

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 00:51 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Yes, FEDbuster, that's the point. It's not what Rand Paul said or didn't say.

"Boats, and tanks, and planes!"

"They think they're so clever,

They think they're so right."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8NOmmmvrgk

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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The only REAL art is ASCII art.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:12 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Ah, no, this is not why we need the "2nd Amendment". That'll disappear under Martial Law; just like everything else in the Constitution disappeared when shabbatz Goy Roberts decided that anything gubmint does is "constitutional" if it's a tax. It's why we need guns. To take down the ZOG. Get 'em while you can, invest in lead.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:00 | Link to Comment Boop
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Riiiight.

How many shotguns would you need to take down a tank?

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:26 | Link to Comment XenoFrog
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An Abrams without jet fuel to run on or ammo to shoot is still quite stylish, however, it becomes quite useless and stationary.

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment Simon Endean
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"How many shotguns would you need to take down a tank?"

 

Only one.  The crew has to come out some time.  Do what Tito's partisans did to the Germans - shoot them when they get out to piss/eat/refuel/rearm/repair.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment fuu
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Utter troll fail.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:51 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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After all, if you want an honest DOJ you must be a racist, right?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Did you see the tweet from Reggie Love about Max Fischer always trying to be in front when it comes to ahem orally "servicing" the ONE..

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:03 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Read: "My mom's calling me, dinner's ready..."

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Aziz
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You just got trolled by Max Fischer.

Hey Fischer: the real racists are more likely to be Obama and Holder, continuing the drug war that is destroying Mexico, and arming the drug gangs. Do they hate Latinos?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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don't forget the record unemployment (and imprisonment) of young black males under obamao/holder.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:12 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I'm BACK... I'm BLACK... The mountain's about to CRACK...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Rahm
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That's a FACT, JACK!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Ookspay
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Y'all are forgetting, Obama is 50% Cracka!

"I hate every iota of a cracka".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddRNy4MISkg

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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Ahh Philadelphia, my home town. I'm getting nostalgic.

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 09:12 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Ahh yes....the philly cheese steaks and black thugs with baseball bats at the polling stations.

 

It makes my heart all a flutter.

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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It's ALWAYS "record unemployment and imprisonment" of young black males.  That's a major part of the gummit's JOB.

This here's 'Murka.  Warehousing the surplus population in prison has been a tradition since the elimination of the draft.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Note some facts, bro:

African Americans played a major role in Vietnam and, in the process, changed the complexion of the U.S. Armed Forces. Contrary to popular impressions, a large proportion of African American servicemen were well-trained, highly motivated professionals; some 20 received the Medal of Honor, and several became general officers. Despite the likelihood of seeing hazardous duty, they reenlisted at substantially higher rates than whites. In 1964 blacks represented less than 9 percent of all U.S. Armed Forces; by 1976 they made up more than 15 percent of all men in arms. Although the percentage of African American officers doubled between 1964 and 1976, they still accounted for less than 4 percent of the total.

Note they REENLISTED AT A HIGHER RATE than white people. When you renenlist, you are no longer a draftee. Note they were underrepresented at the start of the war - overrepresented by 1976. However the draft ended in January, 1973. The draft was for two years, so the last draftee should have been gone or on the way out by January 1975. I was in then, and I remember many got early outs at 18 months. The idea that blacks were drafted in vastly disproportionate numbers is an urban myth. One fact that skewed the numbers a bit was that whites who had bad draft lottery numbers tended to enlist, so they didn't get drafted.

By the way, by 1975 the Modern Volunteer Army [MVA] was in full swing, the massive exodus of drafees was almost completed, and the Army started offering large bonuses to reenlist. I was a SP4 in June, 1975 and they offered me $10K to reenlist. That was huge money back then. I walked. Many black people I served with took the money. The war was over and the living was easy.

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment Treeplanter
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Actually, cheap wetback labor takes away a lot of jobs for young blacks.  Even though I'm white, and therefore a raaacist, I much prefer backing my truck to a warehouse run bt local blacks than one run by a rude patron with a surly gang of illegals.  At the black docks you get courtesy, communication and efficiency.  When I leave a wetback dock I'm usually pissed off.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:20 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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This is all so much political theater of the absurd: 

You've got Issa, with his criminal record and the highest probability that he was an insurance fraudster (coupled with arsonist), attacking Holder, who made his big bucks at Covington & Burling, defending the likes of Chiquita's hiring of murdering assassins in South America, and ditto defending oil companies in their perfidy in West Africa.

Who's the guilty party?  They are all guilty parties.

 

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Thanks for this, Sgt.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment aerojet
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Had to be a fake tweet.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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It's hard to imagine that he'd actually post that, but given his endorsement of Romney and his affiliation with StormFront, maybe one of his staff members was playing a joke.

Don't forget, this is a guy who, during the worst recession since the Great Depression, was carnival barking about civil rights and restaurants/businesses not being able to kick out black people from their store.  Weird priorities there, Senator.  Shortly thereafter, the KKK flooded him with donations. 

MF

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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 carnival barking about civil rights and restaurants/businesses not being able to kick out black people from their store.  Weird priorities there, Senator.

 

Whereas encouraging minorities to patronize and enrich racist businesses owners constitutes a worthy priority. It's a good thing that blacks, Catholics and Jews who want desperately to be able to give some of their money to members of the KKK are able to do so thanks to anti-discrimination laws.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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and his affiliation with StormFront

My God you are a pathetic little cunt.  I bet the girls used to beat you up in gradeschool.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:56 | Link to Comment smiler03
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You appear to be talking to yourself.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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Don't fault him.  

One look at Low Profile's avatar and it's obvious that the last time he was on his knees, his boyfriend poked a little to high and caused some severe neural trauma.  Just look at him. 

MF 

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Let me check.....nope.....I can only junk you once.

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:21 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Tell 'ya what, Maxie...you rediculous UrbanJew: when the EBT cards stop working, you and your kind won't be able to run far or fast enough. The Golden horde is going to hang U up by your balls and roast U over a slow fire. Ditto the rest of your smearing Tribal kind. Kosher meat...it's what's for dinner.   

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:10 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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See a doctor or check into a rehab program, the bath salts have rotted your brain. Moron.

Peddle your lies over at Huffpost, pussy.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Don't feed the trolls :)  Max is just looking for attention here because no one else will give it to him.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:06 | Link to Comment cossack55
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I thought it said "Despite being a blackguard, I........

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:54 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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And I thought Rodney King said, "Why can't we all just get a longneck."

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 22:52 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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everybody knows Fo'ties don't come on longneck form factor /snicker

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 01:23 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hey dawg!

rodney  was recently found in his fiancee's pool;  dead @ 47

Sun, 07/01/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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Yo Slewie! Yah, heard about Rodney. Interesting life he lived, without a doubt. He was destined to die young.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:15 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Sure thing bro. Did you see marion barry's tweet about wanting to smoke crack with koreans and pollacks in order to increase racial harmony?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:51 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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You know...I always appreciate a differing of opinion on any topic but I really can't stand you.  Sorry about that.

Can't you just sit quietly and play video games in your mom's basement?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 22:05 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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"Holy Cow!  Did anyone see Rand Paul's Twitter post from 5 minutes ago????

"Despite being black, I find Eric Holder to be an honorable man, on par with American patriot Mitt Romney.""

Despite being a liberal, I can occasionally find someone who can both read and is gullible enough to believe my bullshit!"

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:23 | Link to Comment dougie
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How dare he slander Holder.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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So I guess this means it is now legal for me to sell guns to the Mexican drug cartels with no paperwork involved.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment FreedomGuy
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Good thing this administration drained the swamp! This is only a partial list of the crooks.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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I am so shocked my flabber has been gasted.

 

Surely the  AGUS is doing a diligent   job

on the intel leak enquiry.

 

Even Nixon would be amazed by the crookery of this

Administration.i

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment bigdumbnugly
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nixon's crookery was on the par of a hubcap thief compared to these pros.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:41 | Link to Comment narnia
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Did any serious player in Iran Contra even get questioned?  This shit is under a security letter.  It's going nowhere.    

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:28 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Teddy Kennedy and some other Bolshevik senators attempted to star chamber Ollie North. He showed up in full uniform, complete with 19 rows of combat ribbons, medals, etc. It did not go well for TK.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:12 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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"A Bridge Too Far"

"Many Rivers to Cross"

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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Even Winston Churchill, who murdered hundreds of his fellow and American citizens in order to get America involved in WWI, might have been just a little little bit surprised.

http://lovkap.blogspot.com/2012/03/churchill-and-j-p-morgan-sunk-lusitan...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:43 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Is that any  is different from FDR cutting off all oil and steel to Japan and

provoking Pearl Harbor  ?

Winston more than made up for his many ,many sins later.

ALL is fair in love and War.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:41 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Winston Churchill: Zionist stooge, bloody imperialist, global warmonger twice over, and Class A genocide artist. The original Neo-Con.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:18 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Think he got all that from his mothers side of the family.

The hubris generated by Empire.Seem familiar ?

Also enabler of Pax Americana.

One thing is sure though.German would have been the native tongue,and

the swastika flying instead of Old Glory in  the USA, if he had not been there.

Seems we're going to be under the jackboot  anyway ,so all he did was delay it.

 

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 07:29 | Link to Comment prole
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That is a load of crap you bloated cigar smuggler.

American rabbit hunters could have repelled any goose stepping invaders while drunk before the army even found out or cared they had landed.

Rosenveldt and yourself were just at the right moment in herstory to satisy their natural lust for Christian blood, which they did to the tune of millions killed. Killing Europe was the apertif

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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ERIC ENRON

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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If only these crocks could be as honorable as the Wall Street trader that was convicted in court today - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/michael-marin-ex-wall-str_n_1637358.html#s609557&title=8_Affording_Minimum

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment cherry picker
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A swastika would be more appropriate.

Those heroes who fought in World War Two, I wonder how they be thinking if they saw what we are seeing?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:48 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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I like to think that they do see.

(My dad is not happy...WWII vet, lost him before my 14th birthday).  

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment THECOMINGDEPRESSION
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The criminals keep getting away with it, until BANG! Kharma hits them between the eyes.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
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Tom trading his wife in (again!).  BTW, any new word on the Kardashians? Jersey Shore?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Mystery Dance with American Shore is on tonight!!!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:56 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Here's my take on why Holder walked. Fast & Furious was the biggest, intelligence compartmentalized gun and drug running operation in American history. Bigger than Iran Contra.

There were simply too many Criminal Agencies involved. To indict Holder, you would have to involve the following Criminal Agencies who are also implicated:

CIA
ATF
DHS
DEA
FBI
DOJ
State and National Guards
The office of The President of The United States.

Face it people. We have a rogue, unaccountable, Criminal Federal Government. Currently being run by the shadow aforementioned Criminal Federal Agencies run by the Banksters. It's high time we took matters into our own hands and by force, physically arrest these Criminal Treasonists.

It's out in the open now for all the world to see. Crimes against The American People and Crimes against Humanity have been committed by a bunch of psycopathic/meglo maniacs. The world is watching and patience is running thin.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:46 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Well said.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Yes, I thought Tomkat would never end! I am destroyed.

I am confused, however, what is this "closet" that the Cruisemiester must come out of, and why is John T. in there too?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment DosZap
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 It followed similar programs started in the Bush administration.

 Except for ONE small item, those weapons were tracked.

So, in this case, YOU do not get to blame Bush.

OWN IT!!!!!

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 00:09 | Link to Comment Redhotfill
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HMnnn I guess Katie Holmes' contract to be Tom's beard has ended.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Debtless
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CORZINED!

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 09:17 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Steal dirt farmers money and retire in France.......pretty sweet gig!

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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TomKat! I meant Holder.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Tortfeasor
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Tyler, why link to TMZ? Go for the brand reinforcement (paradox?) and link to What Would Tyler Durden Do? www.wwtdd.com 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment rockraider3
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I'm not going to lie, that's my 2nd favorite site after ZH.  And it's very convenient to answer "Tyler Durden" when my wife asks me what I'm reading.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Catullus
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Not that I really care about "Contempt of Congress". But it does seem laws don't apply to some people.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment t_kAyk
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Laws only apply to slaves

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment bigkahuna
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just us

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment outamyeffinway
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I can't believe Tom Cruise is getting divorced!!!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:53 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I kno right?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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He'll never get laid again!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Stacey Jaxx?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment New England Patriot
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He'll get his.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Confused
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he should fucking hang, regardless.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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I didn't think the Church of Scientology allowed anyone to divorce or  leave (escape).  One cannot just expel the Thetans so easily. 

 

Another victory for Anonymous

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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Can't congress prosecute further than just contempt?!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Yes , actually they can.

It does not require the DoJ to bring a criminal prosecution either.

Far be it for me to teach pigs how to eat swill,but there is another

route.

Private Criminal prosecution.Still on the books but not used in the

US since 1906.Can be used against bankers as well if someone

provides the cash flow until conviction.

Not a oroblem for Issa though.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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Thanks, I knew there was something they could still do.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Can't congress prosecute further than just contempt?!

Yes they can arrest him, and fine him,100-1,000,and jail for one mo to a year.

Used to be common practice,up until seventy or so years ago.

I can just see the House Police getting past the FBI agents to do it.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment stock trout
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We have an attorney general? Who knew!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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I blame the people who were expecting the honorable DOJ to be prosecuted. We dont want to set wrong kind of precedents here now, do we?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:42 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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One is left ot wonder if the court of public opinion will ever start prosecuting the perps?

maybe when fundamentals means something to the "market" again.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment pods
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How about this:

Congress passes a tax law that penalizes anyone that wont prosecute Holder?

Bring out the clowns!

Fuck it, it's Friday and I am off to go fishin for the weekend!

pods

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment JR
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These are the tones of Watergate  -  a break-in happens to get data and information and then the roof falls in. Why? Cover up.

To move from a request for documents to executive privilege brought the issue to front page. This brings the issue to the  feet of the President of the United States.

Does anyone remember who was handling these emails?  Rahm Emanuel!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment kekekekekekeke
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straight-for-pay is dead

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment lemonobrien
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WOW! Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing.

 

anyway... i've recently learned; justice actually means "just us" the poor, non-party members get to be prosecuted and jailed.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment twocents
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Holder is a bent cunt. H has been investigated by a bunch of bent cunts.

Meanwhile, you pay more!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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IMPROPER WORD PENALTY

You mean bent prick. I've seen cunts and pricks. It's a lot easier to bend a prick.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Poor Suri.

Holder?  It's not like Jon Corzine isn't free as a bird.

They will probably have lunch and a laugh together after saying "I wonder what the little people are doing today?  Champagne all around! *cackle-snort-chortle*"

Wall Street and Washington make the Mafia look like pikers.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:15 | Link to Comment GoodMorningMr.V...
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 Looks like Nonfeasance from a public servant.

Anyone with standing(a member of the public) should go to the U.S. District Court for  D.C. and get a Writ of Mandamus against the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald Machen.

 

It would make Machen prosecute the case against Holder and execute the duty he owes to the public in good faith, under penalty of contempt.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment ShorTed
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Wait, Tom & Katie divorcing?  Bit, but, but...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Agent P
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It's for the best.  They were never right for each other.  She's so young, and he's so bat-shit fucking crazy.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:40 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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They were PERFECT for each other, actually.  She was young enough and easily enough intimidated into letting a gay space-alien loony impregnate her with some kind of spawn of Theta.

Note that neither of his previous wives went for those shenanigans. 

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Suri when she grows up.  I'm thinking first Femalien Preznit.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:41 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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crazy....and I suspect a homosexual.  Not that it matters.  You have to be true to yourself.  One should of course not marry outside of the team because of career or because it is expected.  So sorry for the child.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Like they really wanted him prosecuted in the first place. If congress pursues it too far it will be revealed just how pathetically weak they are.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment kito
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funny, i called out the obvious bread and circuses partisan ploy on this a week or so ago, and i got blasted here....too many "anti democrats" outraged with the notion that no politician really gives a shit about fast and furious.........not that hard to see they will do anything to galvanize the partisan sheep before elections and keep important information and matters, such as...oh...federal insolvency, away from the masses........perhaps now that tyler calls it what it is, some of our astute and critical commenters will see the light................... 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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You weren't blasted for the bread an circuses comment...everybody knows that . You were blasted for the "none of this matters" comment. A lot of us think this criminal activity does matter. Government agents tried a back door way of attacking the second ammendment. Their attempt blew up and people died. That's what you got blasted for. Then you proceeded to paint people who don't like a crooked government as "tough republicans". Did it occur to you that you don't have to be a"tough republican" to want justice?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment kito
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doc--when i stated that "none of this matters", i meant the three ring circus that our govt was putting on... it doesnt matter as in nothing would ever be accomplished from it, not that it shouldnt matter....

and my point about the "tough republican" comment was that both sides are happily stripping away liberties, so if youre a partisan republican sheep, you are not seeing that the "outrage" posed by republicans over fast and furious is nothing more than smoke and mirrors...just a "crisis that should never go to waste"....

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Ness.
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"anti democrats" huh?  You need to spend a weekend in the 'community' that spawned our beloved POTUS -Chicago.  That way you can be surrounded by all those "pro democrats" you seem to enjoy.  I realize you're a tough guy and all, but you wouldn't last 6 minutes in that 'community' without becoming a statistic.  50+ shootings and 10 deaths every weekend in the community organizer's 'community'.  

 


Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:56 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Evolution at work, let em be.  these things have a way of sorting themselves out.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment kito
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yes, ness, anti-democrat, as in clueless partisan republicans (and obviously democrats for that matter) who cant see their own party doing as much damage to this country......

shall i do roll call on the patriot act mr. ness? or ndaa mr. ness, or sopa mr. ness? or hr 347-the anti protest bill-- mr. ness???? should i go on? 

pull your head out of the ass of the false left/right paradigm and get a clue................

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Brother, they hate the free market so much there a 7 year old girl running a lemonaide stand got popped the other day. Kitco's big wheel would be carjacked before you could say "Black P. Stone Nation el Rukin" hahaha.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment PORCH MONKEY
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Just like a bunch of marxist cowards.  Guess they didn't know that "selective enforcement" of the law is illegal.  Now   .......... who shall we get to prosecute the DOJ for derelection of duty for illegaly practicing selective enforcement.  They will also have to be prosecuted for obstruction of justice.  Time has now come for a "SPECIAL PROSECUTOR"!!!

NUTS!!!    ................. I forgot!  "Progressive" marxist in this administration don't have to live by the RULE OF LAW!!!       .................They are ABOVE THE LAW!   HUP, ONE, TWO, THREE    .............TYRANNY!!!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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The screen name probably makes it hard for Holder to take you very seriously...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment caimen garou
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above the law and below a decent human freaking being!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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May tha fullness of contemp fall upon every scumbag at the U.S. Department of Justice and kill them now, as dead as the idiot dumb enough to serve to protect these assholes that lead to the officer's death.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Agent P
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 I wonder what Roger Clemens thinks of this?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment tmosley
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You know what they say to do when the jury box fails...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment NuYawkFrankie
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Give it a kick - it's usually a stuck quarter.

Oops! Sorry - that's a jukebox!

 

 

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Soap box

    Ballot box

        Ammo box

I think when you take into account all of the infringement of freedoms combined with the lack of justice present in the U.S. over the past 15 years I think we're getting close to moving to the last box.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 19:22 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Yep, hire a joo lawyer.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment twocents
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Holder is a bent c*nt. H has been investigated by a bunch of bent c*nts.

Meanwhile, you pay more!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Manny
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Didn't Gonzalez get that escape as well ?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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There is absolutely NO escape from The American People.  They can buy themselves some time but escape, no. 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Cupid Stunt
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Great news. Might just go and run me a plane load of firearms down Mexico way.  Bullish.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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I want in.......

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment twocents
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Tke Holder out to the mexican border, give a coke dealer one of the guns Holder imported, watch him shoot Holder, take the gun serial number and put it on TV.

ps Obama is a prick

 

(No I don't want a visa)

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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What about the news that our Supreme Court has spent it's day debating Janet Jackson's tits?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-cbs-janetjacksoncourt-update-1l2e8h...

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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That's not a shocker. This is a shocker   \/|/|

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment SMC
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Congress used to have an office of the independent counsel office (terminated in 1999).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Office_of_the_Independent_Counsel

Time to reinstate that office or appoint a special prosecutor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_prosecutor

 

 

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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We are a nations of laws, not of men........or wait, maybe other way around.......

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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A president who swore to uphold the Constitution, and does everything possible to destroy it.

An attorney general who doesn't prosecute crimes or enforce the law, except in rare cases when it suits a major donor to his boss.

A head of Treasury who doesn't pay his own taxes.  (Oh well, neither do half the staffers in the White House.)

A Congress that doesn't bother to write the laws they purport to pass, or even to read them before voting!

WHAT A CLUSTERFUCK.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment pods
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I would only add a SCOTUS that has now bequeathed CONgress with the power to tax any type of non action in order to force someone to do something.

pods

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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I personally happen to like broccoli.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment New American Re...
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Hell no.   They want to force the House to appoint a special prosecutor, which they can pummel during the elections and make Holder a victim.   Of course, that could just backfire and gives the House a reason to appoint said special prosecutor, certainly a double edged sword that can cut both ways.  

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:06 | Link to Comment monad
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I hold the DOJ in contempt. They are all fired.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:11 | Link to Comment cherry picker
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Is there not an entity with the power to arrest and prosecute not only Holder but the felons who knowingly sold weaopns to cartels in which murder has been comitted?

Arizona, anyone?

What a joke, Congress has lost control over our employees and the pot smoking president who send drones off to various places protects them.

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