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Quote of the day

Today’s quote of the day was sent to me by Deep Birther. It reads:

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.

J. Edgar Hoover

I presume that the point of him sending the quote to me was some application to the massive cover-up in the media and government invoked to explain why they don’t take these Obama conspiracy theories seriously.

I assume Hoover was talking about the Communist conspiracy in the quote, and indeed there was a Communist conspiracy in the United States, although nowhere as monstrous (if that means large) as Hoover suggests. However, Hoover is a good example of his own warning, as he consistently denied the existence of organized crime and the Mafia in America.

18 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. avatar
    cletus December 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Who runs around quoting J.Edgar Hoover? Out of all the people in history, is this the best example that he/she could come up with? Birtthers get sillier and sillier every day.

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    katahdin December 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    I notice that Hoover has thick eyebrows. Barack Obama also has thick eyebrows. Clearly, Hoover is Obama’s real father.
    Hoover’s not black, you say?
    That’s what he wanted everyone to think. Where was Hoover nine months before Obama was born?

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    Majority Will December 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    katahdin: Where was Hoover nine months before Obama was born?

    In a lacy, pink camisole trying on high heels in front of a mirror at home?*

    *(allegedly)

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    Slartibartfast December 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    That was a nice piece of verbal judo there, Doc.

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    G December 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Well, it sure feels like the days of McCarthyism and seeing commie bogeymen in every bedroom closet are returning…*sigh*

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    Lupin December 21, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    I wish Walt Kelly was still alive.

    One wonders what Simple J. Malarkey and the Mole would have said about Obama.

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    ellid December 21, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    katahdin: I notice that Hoover has thick eyebrows. Barack Obama also has thick eyebrows. Clearly, Hoover is Obama’s real father.
    Hoover’s not black, you say?
    That’s what he wanted everyone to think. Where was Hoover nine months before Obama was born?

    Raising Cairn terriers with his great and good friend Clyde Tolson, in all probability.

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    Keith December 21, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Lupin: I wish Walt Kelly was still alive.One wonders what Simple J. Malarkey and the Mole would have said about Obama.

    Kelly would have had to find a way for monkeys to get lost and end up in Okeefenokee so he could do a story line with Orly and Mario and Berg.

    Gawd, I miss Pogo.

    We have met the enemy, and he is us.

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    Keith December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    …or maybe spiders or snakes, I suppose.

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    Rickey December 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    katahdin:
    Where was Hoover nine months before Obama was born?

    I’m surprised that no birther has yet made the connection that Obama was born almost exactly nine months (269 days, to be precise) after Election Day, 1960. That must figure into the conspiracy somehow.

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    Sef December 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Keith:
    Kelly would have had to find a way for monkeys to get lost and end up in Okeefenokee so he could do a story line with Orly and Mario and Berg.Gawd, I miss Pogo.We have met the enemy, and he is us.

    So now, instead of leaving all that stuff on the surface, we bury it in 50 foot-high mounds spread all over our once-beautiful landscape.

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    Lupin December 22, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    “There’s nothing so lovely as a brightly burning book.”

    http://s839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/tobiagorrio/?action=view&current=045a-2-1-1.jpg

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    Majority Will December 22, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    Sef:
    So now, instead of leaving all that stuff on the surface, we bury it in 50 foot-high mounds spread all over our once-beautiful landscape.

    Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. was a true genius.

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    Keith December 23, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    In honor of the season, and the direction this post thread has taken:


    Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
    Walla Walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!
    Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,
    Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

    Don’t we know archaic barrel,
    Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
    Trolley Molly don’t love Harold,
    Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

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    Keith December 23, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    And just because it’s like 6:30 in the morning where you are, I get to add this one before any of you have the chance:

    Good King Sauerkraut, look out!
    On yo’ feets uneven.
    While the snoo lay roun’ about,
    All kerchoo achievin’.”

    (
    Rabbit One: “‘Kerchoo’?”
    Rabbit Two: “Gesundheit. Uh, what’s ‘snoo’?”
    Rabbit One: “I dunno. What’s new with you?”
    )

    Or alternatively:

    Good King Sauerkraut, looked out!
    On his feets uneven.
    While the snoo lay roun’ about,
    All kerchoo achievin’.”

    (
    Pogo: Hey! What’s snoo, Albert?”
    Albert: Nuthin’ snoo with me, What snoo with you?”
    )

    Good King Sauerkraut was done differently just about every year.

    Christmas day prediction for Melbourne Australia: 27 Degrees Centigrade (81F) and cloudy.

    Have a great day!

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    natural born citizen party December 23, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    regarding Hoover and the FBI, a very good friend now dead and fellow Perot /UWS organizer — a retired NYS trooper/investigator and then also a retired IRS enforcement officer — often would often comment on the oversight management by Hoover and general FBI (the bad and the good) and value (or the lack thereof) of conspiracy statements such as this thread.

    see also:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Barbara_(mobster)

    http://www.videodetective.com/movie_trailer/JFK/trailer/P00001290.htm

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    Majority Will December 23, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    Keith: In honor of the season, and the direction this post thread has taken:
    Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
    Walla Walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!
    Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,
    Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!


    Don’t we know archaic barrel,
    Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
    Trolley Molly don’t love Harold,
    Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

    Keith, FTW! That . . . was . . . AWESOME !!

    “We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.”
    – Walt Kelly

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    Majority Will December 23, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    Keith: And just because it’s like 6:30 in the morning where you are, I get to add this one before any of you have the chance:Good King Sauerkraut, look out!
    On yo’ feets uneven.
    While the snoo lay roun’ about,
    All kerchoo achievin’.”
    (
    Rabbit One: “‘Kerchoo’?”
    Rabbit Two: “Gesundheit. Uh, what’s snoo’?”
    Rabbit One: “I dunno. What’s new with you?”
    )Or alternatively:Good King Sauerkraut, looked out!
    On his feets uneven.
    While the snoo lay roun’ about,
    All kerchoo achievin’.”
    (
    Pogo: Hey! What’s snoo, Albert?”
    Albert: Nuthin’ snoo with me, What snoo with you?”
    )Good King Sauerkraut was done differently just about every year.Christmas day prediction for Melbourne Australia: 27 Degrees Centigrade (81F) and cloudy.Have a great day!

    NICE ! ! !