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  •  In a perfect world you'd be president, Bernie (14+ / 0-)

    Of course in a perfect world you wouldn't need to be president.

    Keep holding their feet to the fire, as it were.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:33:18 AM PDT

    •  Where is Wally? (8+ / 0-)
      Where's Wally?, published in the United States and Canada as Where's Waldo?, is a series of children's books created by British illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location. Readers are challenged to find a character named Wally hidden in the group. Wally's distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses make him slightly easier to recognise, but many illustrations contain "red herrings" involving deceptive use of red-and-white striped objects. Later entries in the long-running book series added other targets for readers to find in each illustration.[1] The books have also inspired a TV show, comic strip and a series of video games.
      whoops - I meant to say Where is Obama?

      Where is Obama on protecting the constutition from the failure of the legal system?

      Where is he in the picture?

      Our political discourse is a series of "red herrings" like the cartoon.

      And thus our political system is like a cartoon as well.

      •  Unless this "too big to prosecute" stuff (2+ / 0-)
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        has been part of a brilliant attempt to misdirect the banks as Holder secretly leads a team of crack prosecutors in going after the banks, then it can only lead me to one of three conclusions:

        1 - They looked into it, and quickly realized that it would lead to some really, really, really bad consequences, for them, the party, the economy, the country, and the world. I mean REALLY bad. So they decided not to.

        I.e. what they've been saying and implying.

        2 - They're just cowards. Not corrupt, just cowards.

        3 - They're corrupt.

        I don't buy #1 and don't think this is 11DC. So it can only be the last 2.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:21:49 AM PDT

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        •  plausible deniability - ignore bank crimes (4+ / 0-)

          goal of a criminal organization is to protect the top dog from knowing what goes on

          called plausible deniability

          you know, like "I was in NYC when the hit took place, not me"

          so I would strongly argue that they have not done #1 on your list

          they don't want to know

          I wonder about idealists, you know, citizens, were new employees in the justice department who looked a little bit into this (not too much) - are they still in the justice dept or have they left in disgust

          in a real criminal organization, like the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church, they ensure that the leader will go along with the hierarchy. This is seen in the choice of the new pope. Betty Clermont posted a diary on this.

          woops - am I saying that the 1% were behind the election of Obama?

          oh no, once one truly follows up criminal behavior, like what the banksters, it is no telling where the trail will lead.

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