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I have finally come to the realization that academics and ...

intellectualism is the antithesis to Republicanism ...

Poll Reveals You Live In Country Where Mentally Ill Man Still Has Good Chance Of Being Senator

WASHINGTON—A new poll of the Missouri electorate reported this week that Sen. Claire McCaskill holds a tenuous lead in the state’s Senate race over Rep. Todd Akin, essentially revealing that you live in a nation where a man who is deeply and irrefutably mentally ill can nevertheless stand a solid chance of winning higher office. “Current data shows that, contrary to any conventional notions of human reason or logic, a man with a questionable grasp on reality is evidently quite able to attain a prominent government position in the nation you are a citizen of,” said researcher Donald Schur, noting that the man in question currently holds a one-percent lead, “yes, lead,” in several other similar election polls. “That’s right, you, the average citizen, live in a country where a human being deep in the throes of delusion can not only be elected to higher office on six prior occasions, but may in fact be voted into office again despite his psychological instability being put on full display in the most spectacular fashion imaginable. This is the place where you live, and work, and pay taxes.” Researchers also noted that, according to recent evidence, this kind of thing actually doesn’t surprise you too much anymore.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-reveals-you-live-in-country-where-mentally-il,29274/

PROSECUTION: HOLMES MADE THREATS BEFORE RAMPAGE

Source: AP

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage.

They made the accusations about James Holmes in court Thursday as they tried to convince a judge to let them see records from the university, where Holmes had been a graduate student.

They also claim professors had urged Holmes to get into another line of work before the shooting. Attorney Karen Pearson didn't disclose where their information came from, and prosecutors did not give further details on the nature of the threats.

Defense lawyer Daniel King objected to the release of the records, calling the prosecution's request a "fishing expedition."

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_COLORADO_SHOOTING_HEARING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-23-17-05-43

What a man ... Thank God we have him here and now ....

Max pretty much nails it

If the butcher of Syria pulls out the smelling salts ...

you will see some quick action to cut off the head ...

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fact_schmidle
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