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Dear senator

June 4, 2013

Sen. Casey, Firstly, let me thank you for representing all the people of Pennsylvania, regardless of their political affiliation....

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 4:59 PM

Also to quote your new hero, from his editorial:

"In the wake of the raid some have suggested doing away with the Lacey Act altogether. I don't believe that is the right answer. Rather than repealing the Lacey Act, we should make it stronger so that limited government enforcement dollars can be devoted to fighting illegal logging and poaching, not bureaucratic fights over international tariff codes. "

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 4:58 PM

And furthermore, the guy your supporting wrote an editorial at the Huffington Post in 2011, not calling for the repeal of the Lacey Act, but for STRENGTHENING it. The guy you're supporting is what you call a "tree hugger" boobie. From that editorial:

"The Lacey Act, while not as well known as the Endangered Species Act, has protected plants and animals for over 100 years -- it is the oldest wildlife protection statute on the books today. Though it originally was designed to combat illegal trafficking in animals, its scope was expanded in 2008 to combat the illegal harvesting of timber which has contributed to massive deforestation of tropical hardwood forests. Gibson supported these changes."

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 4:52 PM

From Gibson's own website:

“Gibson's agreement to pay $350,000 to settle with the Department of Justice over alleged Lacey Act violations prompted a flood of press releases from environmental groups, lawmakers, and U.S. wood manufacturers...

Faced with such a potent rebuke, the DOJ returned the seized rosewood and gave Gibson the green light to continue importing it as they had in the past."

I didn't lie boobie, you did. No SWAT team, wood returned, Gibson settled. Those were my assertions, and NOTHING you posted refutes them.

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 3:48 PM

John Zook:"There were never any charges levied, but what was stolen was never returned. And to use a SWAT team?!....."

There weren't charges levied, because a settlement was reached with Gibson. The wood was in fact returned to Gibson, and a "SWAT Team" was not involved in the raid. That is a metaphor that was used in the title of a trade industry article titled "Using a SWAT Team to Collect a Parking Ticket". Baggers seem to often have a hard time with metaphor for some reason.

So virtually everything you said in the statement above is as factually incorrect as your statement a while back that the US diplomatic mission that was attacked in Libya was "US soil".

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 3:35 PM

"Examples of conspiracy theories forwarded by these sources please - hazy

See:

Anything referenced by sham"

That actually isn't an answer. Not that I expected an answer.

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rick424

Jun-05-13 2:53 PM

Sorry Mr. Weigle, but your letter is not worth Utah's time.

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JohnZook

Jun-05-13 12:31 PM

And please don't refer to me as a "tea-bagger" children, (even though I am a member of the TEA Party), I am a Patriot, and I wear that label proudly. Rest assured that both labels are equally HATED by Obama worshipers and all progressives.

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JohnZook

Jun-05-13 12:23 PM

Would any of you Libs trust an IG appointed be George Bush with Carl Rove in the White House?

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JohnZook

Jun-05-13 12:17 PM

Hates @ 11:00- It would break the law??? Who do you think our Attorney General is?

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JohnZook

Jun-05-13 12:15 PM

Hates@ 10:58- Gibson Guitars was using the same exact wood as Fender, Martin, and all the others. Gibson made the mistake of donating to the Romney campaign. There were never any charges levied, but what was stolen was never returned. And to use a SWAT team?!.....

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JohnZook

Jun-05-13 12:11 PM

Hayes@9:19- There will be no lobbyists in my administration.............." B. Hussein Obama, candidate for the presidency.

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GoBB62

Jun-05-13 8:49 AM

"Or you can check out dailykos, huffpo, msnbc"

Examples of conspiracy theories forwarded by these sources please - hazy

See:

Anything referenced by sham

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USABorn

Jun-05-13 8:33 AM

MrShaman - 6:30 AM *

"Who knows. You'll have to wait until Porky Limbaugh "graces" the airwaves, just like every other T-Bagger/Dead-O-Head."

And dunderhead Sham strikes again with his pithy comments!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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CHayes

Jun-05-13 7:49 AM

"Or you can check out dailykos, huffpo, msnbc"

Examples of conspiracy theories forwarded by these sources please.

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GoBB62

Jun-05-13 7:44 AM

"If you "need" conspiracies to spice-up your Life....get a subscription to The National Enquirer, and/or The NY Post." - sham

Or you can check out dailykos, huffpo, msnbc or maybe even a youtube video.

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MrShaman

Jun-05-13 6:30 AM

Sham- will you and You-Tube please tell us what the conspiracy is.............." - JohnZook

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TODAY?????

Who knows. You'll have to wait until Porky Limbaugh "graces" the airwaves, just like every other T-Bagger/Dead-O-Head.

Patience. Patience.

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MrShaman

Jun-05-13 6:23 AM

"Farmer, I do expect our elected officials to see all peoples/parties views and make reasonable choices that represent their district/state." - Tgrammiex4

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Maybe there are too-many distractions, in D.C., to find the TIME to "see all peoples/parties views and make reasonable choices".

Contact Darrell Issa's office. I'm sure he could make the time to investigate this issue.

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MrShaman

Jun-05-13 6:17 AM

"So if a group gets together to declare " the moon is made of cheese " and a senator looks at all the information available, decides the moon is not made of cheese, then decides to ignore the issue, and focus his attention elsewhere, he is doing nothing?" - farmer

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Exactly. You'd expect all those Darrell Issa fans, out there...as-well-as fans o' the (U.S. Congressional) Republican Class Of 2010...to (at least) RECOGNIZE the process of "doing nothing".

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MrShaman

Jun-05-13 6:06 AM

Mr. Casey's (obvious...to Gregory Weigle) ability, to ignore any-and-all T-Bagger conspiracies, seems a fairly-reasonable start. -Mr. Shaman

"So ignoring something is a positive "action" in your eyes?" - Tgrammiex4

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If you "need" conspiracies to spice-up your Life....get a subscription to The National Enquirer, and/or The NY Post.

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WKnapp

Jun-04-13 4:04 PM

There are reasons that Casey is known as "Senator Emptysuit"!

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 1:42 PM

...Also from the IG's testimony"

"Another area needing improvement is the screening of tax-exempt applications for potential political campaign intervention. We determined that the Determinations Unit specialists did not identify all applications with indications of significant political campaign intervention. As a result, these cases were not referred to the team of specialists for further review."

Ya think?

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 1:37 PM

From the IRS Inspector General's testimony yesterday:

"In addition, while we determined that the majority of the 296 potential political cases we reviewed included indications of significant political campaign intervention, 91 cases (31 percent) did not. Of the 91 cases, 17 involved Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 organizations. The IRS disagreed with this finding that the cases did not include indications of significant political campaign intervention; however, the IRS screeners did not document in the case files the specific reason why the applications were selected for further review and we did not find evidence in the 91 case files of significant political campaign intervention."....

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 11:00 AM

""NSA facility in UT, that's set up to intercept foreign communications, (They are also set up to intercept and collect all communications from all Americans)"

The tech at the facility can intercept calls from anywhere. The problem with Mr. Weigle's assertion, is that it's against the law for the facility to intercept American communications without a warrant.

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CHayes

Jun-04-13 10:58 AM

"Both sides knew hey did nothing illegal this was about the Obama admin squeezing a company."

No actually it was about stopping the importation of illegally harvested timber, which in many cases funds terrorism.

It's great to see the owner of the company come out as a big Republican donor. Wouldn't that give some musicians that buy their high dollar guitars pause?

I just can't get over this back and forth from conservatives. One day the President is an idiot, and a "bumbler", the next day he's an evil super genius that is plotting revenge on all those wicked people that donated money to Romney. I wonder when he'll go after Marriott for putting Romney on the board.

I can't help but wonder why this type of revenge plot is always on Republican minds?

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CarlHiller

Jun-04-13 10:06 AM

Chayes - the company you are speaking about had all charges dropped, although they did pay a $300,000 "fine", which was far less to settle this dispute than what it would have cost. Both sides knew hey did nothing illegal this was about the Obama admin squeezing a company. "NSA facility in UT, that's set up to intercept foreign communications, (They are also set up to intercept and collect all communications from all Americans) is really part of a conspiracy to target American communications." Call it conspiracy if you will but it is a fact, move along nothing to see hear.

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