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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Harry Reid, Dan Burton, Laurence H. Silberman.
    So... idiots?
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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    So... idiots?
    Why are they "idiots"?


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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why are they "idiots"?
    If you have to ask, you won't understand the answer.
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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you have to ask, you won't understand the answer.
    Are you going to explain? Why do you think they are "idiots"?


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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    I know that Hoover was involved in a lot of controversies and he's not one of my favorite people, but the man is dead and buried and I think that we have better things to talk about and spend money on.

    As others have said he made the FBI what it is today.

    If we only honored perfect people there would be few monuments built.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 08-22-14 at 04:17 PM.

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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Harry Reid, Dan Burton, Laurence H. Silberman.
    Thanks for the reply.. re-instills faith..

    Did a little research... at present there appears to be about six members of
    congress with too much free time. We should remind them of more important matters at hand.

    The U.S profited greatly by Hoover being in his position; we learned much. He built a considerable organization that has, overall, been of positive benefit; he also taught us to keep a watchful eye on such organizations.. another positive. He was a man of his times. He did what he believed needed done.

    It is bizarre to attempt to scrub history from our memories by eradicating public awareness of individuals and eras.

    Hoover should stay.. to remind us of all the good he did and also warn us of unintended consequences of nearly all well intended actions.

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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    This should come down first IMHO.

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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    This should come down first IMHO.

    Why??

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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Why??
    Even though I know it's named after dad, dad, daddio, I can't help but think of Dubya. Hardly the guy I'd think of when naming the "Center for Intelligence" Every time I passed that sign on the GW Parkway I laugh my ass off.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

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    Re: Should J Edgar Hoovers Name be Removed From the FBI Building

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Many people have called for Hoovers name to be removed from the FBI building because of his controversial tactics as FBI director. Politicians have called it a "stain on democracy" etc. Do you believe it should be removed?
    No more than JFK's or LBJ's names should be removed from government buildings and I'm no fan of J Edgar. They too left their own stains on democracy. Hoover did some great things for the FBI, really brought it in to the modern era.

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