Vandals Strike Lincoln’s Tomb, Steal Copper Sword

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) – Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincoln’s Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century.

An employee noticed last week that the sword was cut from a statue of a Civil War artillery officer, the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Saturday. Officials think the sword was stolen sometime between September and early November.

Nothing had been stolen from the Springfield site, which is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, since the sword on the same statue was taken more than 100 years ago, said Dave Blanchette, a spokesman for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Then, the sword was bronze.

“We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it, let alone climb up the steps and actually do it,” Blanchette said.

The statue is on the tomb’s balcony, which is closed to visitors. Workers would likely have spotted a thief during the day, but no one guards the tomb at night, Blanchette said.

A security guard was posted overnight after a 1987 incident in which racist graffiti was spray-painted on the tomb. Five teenagers were arrested. But budget cuts ended that position within a few years of the incident, he said.

The rest of the statue was unharmed. Officials plan to fix the statue, Blanchette said.

Dedicated in 1874, Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons, according to its website. The eldest son, Robert T. Lincoln, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

According to the website, “the 117-foot tomb, designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, is constructed of brick sheathed with Quincy granite. The base is 72-foot square with large semi-circular projections on the north and south sides. Double sets of north and south stairs lead to a terrace, above which rises the obelisk. At the corners of the shaft, large pedestals serve as bases for four bronze sculptures, each with a group of figures representing one of the four Civil War services—infantry, artillery, cavalry, and navy. A taller base on the obelisk’s south side holds a heroic bronze statue of Lincoln.”

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  1. RonnieReagan says:

    errr….I think they did it for the money, how about you? They have disgraced my fellow Republican in the process.

    1. Mike Notsaying says:

      just a thought … copper is a essential ingredient in bullets…

      1. Tarantula says:

        That’s nuts. Copper is NOT an essential part of bullets. Bullets are made out of lead. Copper jacketing of bullets requires sophisticated stamping, forming and pressing machinery.

      2. Henry Thoreau says:

        Dude. What do you think brass is made off. You can stick anything in place of lead. You can’t use any metal for the casing, jacket, and pin. Unless you’re playing the, but a bullet isn’t a casing word game, in which case FU.

        I welcome the next civil war.

  2. Barack Obozo says:

    If they find the thieves they should bronze their…feet

    1. Pilot.Dave says:

      Even in 1987 we had video surveillance systems that cost less than a guard…

      1. Alan says:

        This is Illinois. Unions first!

      2. nunya in ct says:

        Surveillance cameras record, there needs to be an immediate responsivity to the crime. A live body can do that, a camera has it’s limitations.

    2. CitizenPain says:

      another state agency… overpaid & asleep on the job

    3. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

      Police profile: Demorats.

    4. Rufus says:

      It took them a couple of months to realize it was missing. Way up there- replace it with a plastic one from Walmart.

      1. ma67 says:

        Made in China too!!

  3. Mike Alright says:

    Freedom is stolen from the feminized US population should be the title.

    1. Bucko says:

      That’s a very cogent statement, has the ring of truth. Feminized, sissified, and digitally opiated.

      1. Schifter says:

        Maybe they will replace the sword with a rainbow lollipop.

      2. Jerzey Boy says:

        Don’t forget Spanish-ized ; Soon it will be Press 2 for English. This is what happens to a great country when the Lib’s get their way, sad, very sad.

      3. Stephen says:

        digatallyopiated….man that is brilliant

    2. @RuleofWolves says:

      Our Freedom does not reside in a bronze sword on top of a monument. The Freedom of the American people relies on our determination to always stand up to ignorant jingoistic bullies who welcome immigrants to our country with an insult and a raised fist, who use the word “feminization” as an insult and who use religion in political debate to demonize their opponents.

      1. Susan Carter says:

        Femi-nazi…THAT’S YOU!!

      2. Shawn says:

        No, it is simply that this country is quickly declining because white males are being marginalized to make room for the inferior others who did little to nothing to actually build this country. In 20 years we will be a third world nation. Take a good look at Britain for a glimpse of the future.

      3. Dorkyman says:

        We welcome immigrants. Just do it legally, like our forefathers did.

        Or is that too hard for libs to understand?

      4. Capt Lewis says:

        Wow, you’ve really swallowed the cool aid, buck-o.

    3. Anne Lilje says:

      Sounds like you don’t like women much? Not that its a bad thing or anything like that…

      1. GABlueStarMom says:

        Anne Lilje, I am the mother of 3 sons. I have made sure they were raised to be MEN! Not PC men but real old fashioned men. You see, I as a woman see the value of a man, I don’t want a man to be like me because I am comfortable being a woman and I believe Men and women compliment eachother. I am in no way intimidated by a men…I love them!

      2. Craig says:

        Thank you. That’s almost amazing to hear now days. You mean, you actually respect men for being men? I’m not talking about jerks. I’m talking about real men like your sons are.

      3. harrye3@gmail.com says:

        we like women plenty. We just don’t like our nation become a pussie, that’s all.

    4. Anatole Pushkin says:

      Gay-ified, not feminized.
      Remember what the gays did to Anita Bryant.
      And now, the final assault against women’s rights
      because the gays have succeeded in stealing their men away
      under the guise of liberty and freedom.

    5. Jerry Allen says:

      just replace it with piece of broccoli for mrs obammmmmma push on we are too stupid to eat right…would this of been stolen with any other president? NO…employment would be up and citizens would be proud to be Americans

  4. Barack Obozo says:

    Keep smokin’ what you’re smokin’…Dave

    1. Dave Mowers says:

      LOL, OK mister know-it-all!

      “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”

      -Ben Bernanke, Chairman Federal Reserve

  5. Jane says:

    No you don’t.

  6. Kari Ju says:

    Oh if only all Americans had the same work ethic and repayment history. Oh if only all Americans had the same drive, ambition and creativity.
    “same level of access to credit and capital” didn’t we try that with oh, let’s see, FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddi Mac and the fantasy of universal home ownership? Remember stated income loans?

    1. Nik says:

      We do, the people protesting are not American’s in my mind, they are leeches.

    2. Dave Mowers says:

      Of The 16 Trillion Loaned to U.S. Banks and Corporations Z E R O has been repaid and they got it at 1% interest???

      Why Do Your Argument about Protecting the Class System Never Stand Up to Facts?

      The Fed Audit
      July 21, 2011

      The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. An amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Wall Street reform law passed one year ago this week directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study. “As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world,” said Sanders. “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.”

  7. Joe Gattuso says:

    There was once an unsuccessful attempt to steal Lincoln’s body. After that, caretakers moved it to a shallow grave in the basement. Later, his coffin was encased in concrete. A sword theft is insignificant compared to Lincoln himself!

    1. Sniffit says:

      So it’s ok then huh?

      1. GABlueStarMom says:

        Of course it is……no big deal, it was just a sword. /s

    2. LibsAreStupidheads says:

      Yeah you do know it’s a tomb and he’s not living in there, right?

      1. FreeThinker says:

        Whaaaat??! You mean he’s . . . he’s . . . dead??

      2. Lincoln says:

        I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man.

        Lincoln in his speech to Charleston, Illinois, 1858

        http://pointsouth.com/lincoln/

      3. Eric says:

        Lincoln was right, Lincoln.

        The worst thing whites ever did to blacks was give them free stuff to salve their own guilt over slavery. Whatever opinion you may hold about “racial superiority” it’s a fact that blacks in the U.S. will NEVER be equal simply because they will never choose to be.

        People rise to the level of expectations, generally speaking, and when nothing is expected then nothing is achieved. Rare individuals are able to rise above what whites don’t expect of blacks, but for the most part blacks conform to what liberals expect of them: Sitting on the porch drinking 40s, smoking Swishers and spending up their baby-mamas welfare checks. Dependence is a trillion dollar industry, and it wants to maintain the status quo.

      4. Mark Brown says:

        Perhaps, someday, their statues, like Lenin’s in Russia, will be toppled and melted down; their insignias and battle flags will be desecrated, their war songs tossed into the fire. And then Davis and Lee and Jackson and Forrest, and all the heroes of the South, “Dixie” and the Stars and Bars, will once again be truly honored and remembered. The classic comment on that meretricious TV series The Civil War was made by that marvelous and feisty Southern writer Florence King. Asked her views on the series, she replied: “I didn’t have time to watch The Civil War. I’m too busy getting ready for the next one.” In that spirit, I am sure that one day, aided and abetted by Northerners like myself in the glorious “copperhead” tradition, the South shall rise again.
        — Murray Rothbard

      5. sickoffools says:

        That was funny !! Good one.

      6. sickoffools says:

        my comment was on yours, about being funny to Joe

      7. Calvin says:

        Lincoln was a man of his times. He believed certain things because the very smart people said it was so. Though he did not believe in the equality of the races he did believe that slavery was an evil invented by man. He also believed that as president his first and foremost job was to preserve the union even if it meant that slavery would continue. The South cast down the guantlet and Lincoln picked it up. The South made slavery a condition of peace and Lincoln responded with Emancipation Proclamation. This made the cause of the North moral and holy. NO ONE was tried like Lincoln was tried. He was not a general but he had to command great armies. He had to bear up under the burden of hundreds of thousands of deaths that came from his commands. He had to bear the unfair assaults of the journalists of the times who called him a dictator, a king, and an ape.

      8. John says:

        So if he’s dead who is the GOP front runner?

      9. Horus says:

        What a bunch of racists you people are!

    3. Lincoln the Traitor says:

      Lincoln was a traitor to the Constitution by making himself a dictator and shredding the bill of rights.

      1. Eric says:

        You don’t understand the theory of Natural Law, which is the basis of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. All rights are inherent in the individual, but those rights are predicated on the individual’s adherence to the social contract. Armed insurrection is a violation of that social contract. The Founders were not anarchists, or even “libertarians.” When you take up arms and attack your own country that country is going to fight back. The Founders knew that when they started shooting Redcoats. Armed, violent rebels do not have “rights”. Not even the rights of criminals. They have declared themselves to be outside and above society. At that point they either win, and write their own rules, or they lose and face the consequences.

        People squawk about blowing up “American terrorists” with Predator drones, but when those clowns announced themselves to be at war with their own country they put themselves into the category of Illegal Combatants. They are not “criminals” in the usual sense of someone who violates the law of his own nation because they are no longer part of that nation. They are not “enemy soldiers” because they don’t wear a uniform or represent any nation-state. They, like the rebels of the Civil War, are something else entirely. Lincoln’s dealings with them were remarkably even-handed and forgiving, all things considered. For the most part they were treated as enemy soldiers in wartime, even though according to the Union’s point of view they were nothing more than “citizens” in a state of treasonous rebellion. Any other time in human history they would have been killed, to the least and the last.

      2. Hal McCombs says:

        Yep.

    4. harrison says:

      the real crime is no one was guarding the area , due to budget cuts , this must be a joke , the feds have grown 20% in just a few years , the dept of transportation went from 10 people earning 150k to 1000 in 2 yrs . and they cant guard a national shrine , i would fire a few inside buddies and hire some out side security , and they didnt know it was missing , this whole thing just does not ad up…..cameras ?

      1. Dave Mowers says:

        @ harrison

        “When you total up all compensation (including health care and benefits), the average income for a federal worker in the Washington D.C. area last year was $126,369. According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, federal workers earn 30 to 40 percent more money on average than their counterparts in the private sector. In 2005, 7420 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year. In 2010, a whopping 82,034 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year.” *endoftheamericandream com

      2. Don says:

        Come on…. it was a copper sword not a gold one.. the money used to pay some donut eating rent-a-cop to “watch” the palce would pay for a new one ever few days.

    5. bbnet says:

      Lincoln the murderous tyrant, appeared to free the Negroes but actually enslaved a nation.

      The principle, on which the war was waged by the North against the Southern states, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals.

      No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established. If it really be established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle — but only in degree — between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure.

      Previous to the war, there were some grounds for saying that — in theory, at least, if not in practice — our government was a free one; that it rested on consent. But nothing of that kind can be said now,as the principle on which the war was carried on by the North, is now irrevocably established.

      If that principle be not the principle of the Constitution, the fact should be known. If it be the principle of the Constitution, the Constitution itself should be at once overthrown.

      RiP2012

      1. TheTRUTH says:

        @bbnet

        Amen brother, speak the truth!!!

        If you want to know the ugly truth, read the reports… find out what modern NORTHERN version of history lies to you about…

  8. mr0btuse says:

    Replace it with a glow-in-the-dark light saber. That would be awesome.

    1. Rich Moral says:

      That sound like something I would say ,but not in this case.

      1. KENYAN STEALS WHITE HOUSE; MEDIA IGNORE says:

      2. YES WE CAN! YES WE DID! says:

        @ KENYAN STEALS…

        I just reported you to the authorities at http://www.AttackWatch.net

        Please refrain from commenting further alleged thefts by Mr. Obama. And please, whatever you do, don’t tell people to google –
        OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY.

    2. JM in San Diego CA says:

      For YES WE CAN: There are no “authorities” at Attack Watch,” only Democrat Party operatives that will do anything to force Socialism on our great country.

      You value Attack Watch for some reason and it annoys me that you vote, too.

      1. LRK says:

        I think he was being sarcastic please wake the hell up!!!!

      2. LibsAreStupidheads says:

        It’s sarcasm, dude.

        JM is just another phony conservative posting against the truth.

  9. N Grimes says:

    Just saw a History Channell story about some Chicago counterfeiters attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from the same tomb

    1. jer. grimes says:

      Kolie!! Is that U?

  10. M Chadwick says:

    Dave- So Joe works the fields 50 hours a week, John builds houses 40 hours a week, but Matt sits on his butt all week and does NOTHING… So Joe, John and Matt should get the same equal share? Progressive logic sounds good until it is put on paper.

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      Under the current system Matt makes more than John and Joe. He’s the boss that owns the construction company John works for and owns the fields Joe leases.

      Or perhaps Matt is disabled, Joe owns his fields, and John owns his construction company, and they pay their taxes like good citizens so that Matt doesn’t have to die of disease and starvation in the gutter.

      Maybe in yet another straw man argument such as the one you presented, maybe Matt is just the manager working for Chadwick who owns both the construction company and the fields.

      All of these scenarios are plausible.

      But you know, your logic sounded good on paper when you wrote it, before I came along and shot it up with an AK-47.

      Now it’s just full of holes.

      1. WeThePeople says:

        Good libkook. Now let’s get real. You’re trying (like the rest of ’em) to liken a “have not” with the rest of you kooks who are simply “will nots”. Taking care of the “have nots” is built into our system. It is an obligation that should be viewed as a right and a privilege! The “will-nots” are simply a drain of resources and should not be confused with the truly needy. So dump the crying, Clem. The two are totally different animals. Take your “AK-47” and stick it.

      2. Jeff Callahan says:

        Wow. Don’t like having those fallacies exposed do you?

        You sure spit out a lot of hate there for someone who said absolutely nothing.

        Once you start calling names you’ve lost the argument. 😛

      3. dancingrabbit says:

        Read a line in Henry the V…”were all they children Kind and Natural”. Once you get a grasp on its meaning then you will know the secret to a natural born citizen.

      4. dancingrabbit says:

        correction thy children

    2. Dave Mowers says:

      The C.E.O. of J.P. Morgan’s WIFE, got a guaranteed and insured by the U.S. taxpayer loan for 1/4 of a billion dollars at 1.25% interest with NO business history, NO credentials and NO experience in investing.and she got that money directly from the Federal reserve Bank for no reason other than she married a board member of the Federal Reserve.

      Your vitriol and hatred for lower class Americans is what makes you a Traitor to the United States and Democracy.

  11. Obama Lied says:

    guaranteed the people that did this are not republican voters

    1. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      OBAMA SAID BUSH AND CHENEY DID IT BEFORE HE GOT INTO OFFICE.

    2. Betty Barclay says:

      You are obviously a godless Democrat. Of course it was a low life Democrat – they are America’s parasites and have no morals or ethics. Now go back to your mother’s basement and lick that drool off your chin.

    3. John says:

      Let the moronic statements fly.

    4. Steven says:

      Yep, certainly not like the Republican voter Jerry Sandusky. (Oh, thats a fact btw)

      1. Tom M says:

        So there are no Democratic pedophiles the eh???

      2. Calvin says:

        Nambla is part of the big democratic tent.
        North American Man/Boy Love Association
        motto: Sex before eight or its too late.
        thank you democrats

      3. David M says:

        Does Barny Frank ring a bell? Pimping out 17yr old boys.

  12. Craig says:

    Maybe if rich corporate republicans making 500 times the salary of the average worker hadn’t shipped millions of jobs to China and Mexico, the thief would of still been working?

    1. Old Pro says:

      I din’t know that Bill Clinton was a republican. He is the boy that sent your jobs overseas.

      1. Craig says:

        Old Pro have you followed the voting on the recent “free” trade agreements with Panama, Columbia, & Korea. The republicans voted for it, and the democrats voted against it. This will result in thousands of job losses in the U.S. just as NAFTA did. And, Obambam was all for this free trade agreement too. But the republicans are more than happy to play along. They were be far the majority vote on these latest free trade agreements.

      2. John says:

        Yeah sure. More fluffy thinking from Republicans. If that was true, what stopped the millions of jobs from leaving during the eight years Bush was in office?? Exactly who do you think fills those planes every day to China from the US? Tourists??

    2. Craig Dunce says:

      Craig, if you took all the money made by your “corporate republicans” (Ignoring all the Corporate Dems, like the CEO of no tax paid GE and other Obama friends, of course) and took all their money, you wouldn’t even make a dent in what this Government has run up in debt with reckless spending and entitlement (AKA buy votes) programs.
      It’s the spending and insane micro-managing regulations by our nanny state government that drive unemployment and job loss to less expensive work forces overseas.
      Sadly, as wild spending drives us further into debt and pushes more people into the unemployment line, the greater the level of anger and the greater the need to blame someone else…like “rich” people. We couldn’t possibly blame the idiots in Washington, could we, Craigy?

      1. Jeff Callahan says:

        Do you really believe you can blame the idiots in Washington without blaming the ones on Wall Street as well?

        It isn’t the spending. That can always be paid for in many ways.

        The problem is corruption. That implicates both Wall Street and D.C.

        Anyone who believes otherwise is either delusional or lying.

      2. poorhardworker says:

        @Jeff Callahan: Jeff, it is the profligate spending without have a way to pay for the programs And withing that desire to spend they kept “moving the goal post” for businesses…making them uneasy about risking capital in the US. Washington is the crux of the plague that is killing the country know. The Federal Reserve thinks it’s playing with Monopoly Money…and it is because it is not backed by ANYTHING…fiat currency. So the FED drives down interest rates and prints to pay for more social programs…than an ever be paid for!!!

        And one question: You said “It isn’t the spending. That can always be paid for in many ways.” I would love to hear your solution to paying back 16 Trillion dollars. And I wonder if our citizens are willing to pay the price for paying off our debit…to be come SOVEREIGN again! As long as you owe someone for something your didn’t have the cash to buy at the time….you are not free! I hope a dose of common sense is what everyone gets for Christmas!!

        If we had elected honorable people to serve us then we would not be in this fix. These venial politicians took money from Corporations, Unions and Wall Street because they were greedy…and stupid! There was a price to pay for this “greasing” …something like “move the goal post for me”, I bet. And why do you think they are moving the goal post? Let me see…Nancy Pelosi’s New Worth increased by 62% since 2008; They are getting rich from greasing and insider trading on Wall Street.

    3. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      AMERICAN JOBS SHOULD BE SHIPPED OVERSEAS UNTIL THE UNIONS ARE ABOLISHED IN THE USA.

      1. Jeff Callahan says:

        No doubt man. Then we can all work 90 hour weeks, make as little as we want without the pesky minimum wage laws forcing our wages up unnecessarily, and we can put 10 year olds back in the factories! We don’t need health insurance, or holidays, time off, certainly no overtime pay. And all those pesky regulations get in the way too. Let’s get rid of those. No more OSHA inspections to make sure people and job sites are safe. All of those things that unions gave us are just obstructing our ability to compete with third world countries where grateful, smiling employees toll endlessly for a few cents a day. Unions are just killing happiness for everyone by wanting more and more for our greedy working class! Where does it end? Oh the horrors!

        If this continues one day those middle class folks might even demand a living wage. Can’t have that. Bust up the unions.

        Then we can be a good nation of corporate serfs.

      2. Jeff Callahan says:

        @Poorhardworker: Poor, it is the profligate spending on wars and 10 years of tax cuts without have a way to pay for the programs that is the problem.

        And within that desire to profit they kept moving the jobs overseas for businesses, through free trade deregulations, allowing them to make profits without having to pay workers who enjoy a higher standard of living in the US.

        Wall Street isn’t afraid of risking capital. That’s silly. That’s what investors do. They just want to cut their labor costs and make more profit, so they pay for legislation and lobbying to get what they want.

        Washington, hand in hand with Wall Street, is the crux of the plague that is killing the country and it’s standard of living now.

        The Conservatives want to go back to the gold standard because they know they and their cronies have all the gold, and they can dupe their base into going for it right now. So the speculators drive up the price of gold because they know there is a finite supply of it and they can have it all. But first they’ll eliminate all the social programs so they can rule the powerless and the penniless.

        Thank you. No applause, just throw flowers.

        Poor wrote: “And one question: You said “It isn’t the spending. That can always be paid for in many ways.” I would love to hear your solution to paying back 16 Trillion dollars.”

        I offer no solution. If I had a solution I could rule the world. I instead suggest you educate yourself on how penniless and indebted governments have raised capital in the past. One interesting study is how the impovrished and indebted Republic of Texas financed it’s capital and built the city of Austin, and built one of the wealthiest states in the nation. It’s a very enlightening read.

        Poor wrote: “And I wonder if our citizens are willing to pay the price for paying off our debit…to be come (sic) SOVEREIGN again! As long as you owe someone for something your didn’t have the cash to buy at the time….you are not free! I hope a dose of common sense is what everyone gets for Christmas!!”

        Paying the debt off completely would be a bad thing for the world. We would no longer need to sell Treasury Bonds, which are the safest investment on the planet. It would cause a catastrophe. Don’t take my word for it, research it for yourself. Common sense is never really that common, and often makes no sense at all at first glance.

        Poor wrote: “If we had elected honorable people to serve us then we would not be in this fix. These venial politicians took money from Corporations, Unions and Wall Street because they were greedy…and stupid! There was a price to pay for this “greasing” …something like “move the goal post for me”, I bet. And why do you think they are moving the goal post? Let me see…Nancy Pelosi’s New Worth increased by 62% since 2008; They are getting rich from greasing and insider trading on Wall Street.”

        An honorable politician is an oxymoron. Some may look the part, but you should be doubly suspicious of them.

        They take money from corporations, unions, and Wall Street because that is how the rigged system is set up. Changing the players won’t do anything and hasn’t for decades. That’s why things are the same. It’s time to change the rules of the game so they can’t cheat at it.

        And yes, they are all definitely getting rich from their inside deals and the whole system is a scam.

        But here’s the kicker: Both sides are equally guilty. The hateful people in this forum throwing insults, bombastic statements, and anger are either their shills or their dupes.

        We gotta get ’em all.😉

      3. Rhonda Tracey says:

        I am the 1% and you can’t have it… work for it… ha ha ha .. oh it takes about to your mid 40′s to really make it.. better get hoppin.. you are running out of time..

      4. meesha4 says:

        I’m in my 50’s Rhonda, and I learned a LONG time ago that I have to take care of MY OWN. When Johnson put Social Security Funds into the “general fund”, I was EDUCATED enougn to learn that the GUBMENT does NOT have any of its own money. If it doesn’t come from the PRIVATE SECTOR, there ARE no gubment jobs, there ARE NOT social funds. Unfortunately for this country, our children are educated by SOCIALISTS that are so clueless that they don’t understand where their paychecks, benefits, pensions, etc. come from.

      5. Rhonda Tracey says:

        I am the 1% and you can’t have it… work for it… ha ha ha .. oh it takes about to your mid 40′s to really make it.. better get hoppin.. you are running out of time hippies and occupiers.. losers get out of our parks

    4. bullrider says:

      You mean Obama’s Jobs Czar? The rich guy from GE who is shipping jobs to China? Is that who you mean? is it? Huh? I bet it is. It has to be. Sure.

      By the way, I am a working class Republican and I would not vote for a Democrat ever, ever again. I don’t need their ‘help’ which amounts to taking my money to buy votes and govt $$$ dependent citizens and non-citizens.

      Thank you, now you may buzz off.

      1. Jeffrey Gower says:

        You forgot to mention that GE doesn’t pay taxes either.

      2. Jeff Callahan says:

        @ bulllsh1tter: There is no such thing as a working-class Republican.

        Working class people who vote republican are simply confused democrats, and are running toward the wrong goal post.

    5. Grammar Police says:

      Literacy check: “…would have”

    6. kimdi01 says:

      Jeff Immelt, head og General Elictric, that non-taxpaying entity, has shipped numerous jobs overseas. He just opened a new plant in China. Republican? Not on your life. Heads a committee for and close buddy with the President, the Liar-in-Chief Obama, who heads overseas himself rather than sit in Washington to do his job on cutting the deficit.

    7. G lalo says:

      bill clinton is a republican?

      see…liberals depend on stupid, angery morons, like you, to keep them in power
      and boy…did you get taken

    8. JLin says:

      Working? Is that what you call it?

      BTW 80% of all Wall Street political donations go to Democrats. The Republican boogeyman is a myth designed to scare babies like you into eating their Socialist peas.

    9. TheMilkMan says:

      actually the top dogs at 99% of Wall Street are ultra left wing Democrats – I know, I worked there, it made me sick

    10. Ron says:

      Would have or would’ve effing morons!!

    11. lvh says:

      ur guy working on more “trade”agreements.let’s see what that brings

    12. David says:

      Both parties support the “free trade” that has exported our jobs and bankrupted us. Treason is bipartisan.

  13. Nonion says:

    Are you crazy?

    Look what happened to the mortgage industry when “credit and capital” was made available to all.

    I can’t wait to read your comments when a washing machine gets stolen.

    I have a feeling it be someone else’s fault as well.

    1. Craig says:

      I’ve voted republican all my life. I even voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000. But, not more. Republicans don’t care one dime about the middle class and lower middle class. They would be happy if every last middle class job was shipped to China or Mexico or India. Voting democrat in 2012.

      1. dawnfire says:

        From Pat Buchanan to Obama? You’re clearly an idiot, who has no business voting for anyone.

      2. Get Informed says:

        Voted Rep? Unlikely.
        So, what has gotten better since the mid-terms, when the country voted out Dems is historic numbers across all levels of government? “Shellacking”, in your hero Obama’s own words.
        What’s gotten better so that people would be motivated to vote a different way in 2012? The answer is of course, nothing. And before you even begin to say Reps would be happy hurting the middle class, the Rep House (Thank you voters in 2010!) please let us know why Harry Reed has tabled 19 bills passed by the House so far to HELP the middle class? The DEM controlled Senate hasn’t even opened anything to discussion. Reed tabled Obama’s own job bill, then the WH came out and blamed Reps. Apparently, you bought into that. The Dems had TOTAL control of all 3 houses for 2 years but couldn’t do anything about the Economy because they spent the entire time working on Obamacare, though poll after ignored poll sited the people saying “Fix the Economy First, then Healthcare!”. In over 1000 days the Dem controlled Senate hasn’t even put together a budget to vote on, a new record. However, they did vote against Obama’s budget by 97-0..not a single Dem for it.
        But, Craig..you’re blaming it all on Reps and will now, for the first time, vote Dem in 2012. Well, there you have it folks..scary, isn’t it? Thank goodness the 2012 election will be Part 2 of the Midterm Purge. Anyone thinking it won’t must have seen something get better that the rest of the country has missed, or are in complete denial. Then again, the day before the Midterms, Criag was probably saying “The Dems are going to gain seats!”

      3. Jenny says:

        You, voted republican all your life? Really? Nobody who speaks like you could have ever been conservative. If at anytime in this county’s history it’s time to vote Republican, it’s in 2012. You’re either a big liar or a kool-aid drinker.

      4. durbustweeb says:

        I’ve lined my underwear in pink all my life. I even colored a pair with completely florescent markers in 2000. But, not more. Pink hasn’t done a thing for my looks. Not a single chick has dug me. They’d be happy with …

        The point is, you’re a poser with nothing to say. A fake. A fraud. A liar. You’ve never been a republican in your life and you know it as well as every other person reading this forum. Your trick is old, worn out and as believable as a talking duck.

      5. durbustweeb says:

        Yawn. Poser.

      6. bullrider says:

        You never voted Republican in your entire life. Don’t lie.

      7. David b says:

        Liar Dem Probably paid to spam by Jones and or soros. Vote every dem out in 2012 your life depends on it.

      8. Lonesome in Portland says:

        @durbustweed: When did you quit coloring your underwear? I even switched to yellow and brown markers and surprisingly, I still have no liuck with the ladies. I’m thinking Obama is stealing all the babes, he is sooo much the dude. That is why I always vote Democrat. They have the hot Wasserman babes and Weiner bo-hunks. Hey, wait…another thing missing from Barry’s past — ex-girlfriends and FEMALE com-pan-ion-ship. Just saying…

      9. Kingfish says:

        You might as well wash your sheet and hood, take up with the democratic clan, and keep your brothers down on the plantation, like you have for more than hundred years, now that’s taking care of the lower middle class for sure, you idiot.

      10. erix says:

        So you think creating a socialist government is going to attract jobs? You’re a fraud!

      11. Brassia says:

        I really doubt you wre EVER a republican if you can repeat that lberal taking points and propagande. Liberals claim they are for middle class , spreading hate towards people who achieved success, however all of them are mulrimillionares and don’t mind being wealthy capitalists. They feed on hate, destruction and only intersted to get elected and buy votes no matter what it foes to our country and our society, can’t find the slimiest bunch!

      12. Trey says:

        You voted for Buchanan in 2000? That’s funny….Reagan ran in 2000. If you are going to lie, you should get your facts straight…

      13. A.C. says:

        Do you know WHY jobs are being sent overseas? Because the US government has become OPENLY HOSTILE towards manufacturing in the last few years. This mostly manifests itself as environmental regulations and taxes. To survive, businesses have to move to countries where the taxes and regulations aren’t so onerous…and they take their jobs with them. It’s a global economy, and if a business can’t compete and flourish in the country it’s in, IT MOVES.

        So you see, the people you are going to vote for are the ones who are sending jobs overseas.

        Idiot…

    2. Dave Mowers says:

      @ Nonion

      The greatest expansion of wealth in the history of the United States.

      Most number of millionaires minted in the history of the United States.

      Lowest unemployment numbers in the history of the United States.

      Housing market rally, stock market rally, bond market rally.

      HORRIFYING TO SEE EVERYONE GETTING RICH PLEASE MAKE IT STOP BY BAILING OUT BANKS AND RICH PEOPLE.

      1. livinInTheUSA says:

        @Dave Mowers lowest unemployment? most new Millionaires? what color is the sky in your world there sparky?

  14. Mike says:

    Times are tough, and this is what happens when people get desperate. Its not even our fault we’re in this depression/rescission, please refer to the Federal Reserve and White House for the real criminals.

  15. jim says:

    It appears the sacking of the United States has begun on all levels. Now the Droogs are on the loose beating old men on subway platforms and stealing historic artifacts while simultaneously demanding we (taxpayers) provide their every need.

    1. Craig says:

      No, I don’t demand anything from you. I do demand that uppity elitist republican snobs such as yourself stop shipping all our middle class jobs to China, India and Mexico, so that I can work. I’m an electronics technicina, and I’ve worked in electronics manufacturing all my life. All those jobs are gone or else foreigners have come to the United States to set up shop and they hire only Asians. The republicans are all for this. I’m 55, and I’m voting democrat in 2012.

      1. Susan says:

        Oh good golly! As long as Americans buy into the idea of D’s and R’a, one is good one is bad bull we will never stand a chance of bringing our country back. My gosh, Clinton signed NAFTA! Bush supported it, and now more jobs than ever are going overseas. BOTH sides are responsible!
        I guess it was the R;s that during the CARTER admin sent the jobs over seas? Thats when it all really started, during CARTER (D) and it has gotten worse under both Ds and Rs. Read a book sometime!

      2. SimpleFacts says:

        The reason the jobs went overseas, a$$bucket, is that the “progressives” and unions have raised the cost of American wages to an indecent level. A living wage, right? Why not $50 and hour? Why not unlimited health and other benefits? Of course, that would necessarily raise the cost of manufacture/distribution/sales and the consumer would have to pay. No big deal, right? Just increase the wages and….

      3. Brett Passmore says:

        Quit blaming others and learn a new trade. You got 20 years or more of work left in you. Get off your ass and make something of yourself. Do something that your kids can be proud of. Trust me, complaining that all your problems are someone else’s fault is not it.

      4. Superpower says:

        Craig, why don’t you start your own business instead of whining about not being handed a job?

      5. jim says:

        Craig, sorry you find yourself in such a position.

        I recommend that as you get ready to vote, you write the White House. Mr Immelt, GE CEO and President Obama’s job czar just recently moved a few thousand jobs to China. Just google “Job Czar Funnels Jobs to China”

        Just in case you were not aware, Droogs are neither Democrats or Republicans. Droogs are the name of a group of characters in the movie, “A Clockwork Orange”.

        Lastly, my wife is a teacher and I am a computer technician who didn’t know hardware from software two years ago. I’m in my mid fifties also.

      6. Condor30303 says:

        “Your jobs?” Golly I thought the jobs belonged to the businesses that incur the risks, pay the salaries, and give returns to investors. If we’d only known they your “your jobs” we would have never gone overseas to escape this Government’s confiscatory taxes and strangling regulations.

      7. lvh says:

        Do u really know who the elites are? better research.

    2. AtlasObjectivist says:

      Welcome to the liberal paradise of Obama World.

      1. Craig says:

        I’m really surprised at your republicans and the name calling. I thought only democrats called people vile names and mocked republicans too. It wasn’t the unions–they are only 10% of the workforce. What about the other 90% who are non-union that also had their jobs shipped to China and Mexico? Those guys making an ourtagesous 20K/year, 30/year, or even 35K/year? They all had their non-union jobs shipped to China too. But your 85K/year office jobs remained in the U.S. I guess your salaries and jobs were just too important to the American economy to not be shipped to China?

      2. Jeff Callahan says:

        Condor30303 wrote:

        “Your jobs?” Golly I thought the jobs belonged to the businesses that incur the risks, pay the salaries, and give returns to investors. If we’d only known they your “your jobs” we would have never gone overseas to escape this Government’s confiscatory taxes and strangling regulations.

        “Your country”? If you’re going to live here, base your company here, enjoy the benefits of our society, be protected by our military, be healed in our hospitals, drive on our roads, trade in our currency, profit here, prosper here, and build wealth here then you are going to have to create jobs and pay taxes here.

        If you don’t want to pay your taxes here you should have your company confiscated, your assets frozen, your executives jailed, and your board members sued – just as if your company owed child support and didn’t want to pay up. Corporations are people too, right?

        If there’s so much more money to be made by taking the jobs overseas, please go with them! GTFO! Don’t hide over here where it is safe and cozy and you can buy the government. Go live in East Timor where the labor is good and cheap and the regulators are far cheaper to bribe than ours.
        😛

      3. Brassia says:

        @Craig
        The jobs and companies ares hipped overseas because of the highest corporate tax in the worls as well, as buisness killing EPA policies make it impossible to conduct the buisness in USA…and Obamascare with ever escalating health costs premiums causing additional havoc….
        And for all of that we can thank Mulim in WH , his Czars and the rest of liberal morons.
        And it isn’t name calling- when one is calling a spade a spade.

      4. David M says:

        Like zombies instead of brains they want free hand outs.

    3. Jeff Callahan says:

      The sacking of the US happened when Congress and Wall Street Banksters got together to steal trillions of dollars and rig the financial and political system to only benefit the powerful and the wealthy.

      Now the “droogs” want a tax holiday. Bet they get it too.

      Of course if they were an individual and owed say, child support, they would go to jail for not paying up, rather than negotiating for a holiday.

      I think we should start seizing the assets of companies who hide wealth offshore to avoid paying taxes. Then we should imprison their boards and executives. After all, corporations are people too, and people go to jail when they try to cheat the system.

      You’re complaining over pikers trying to make enough money to eat.

      If you don’t like paying taxes, just move to someplace in the world where there aren’t any! 😉

      1. Craig says:

        I think the republican party is finished. The party may have represented the middle class at one time, but now they are a party only interested in elitist like themsleves. 70% of Mexicans vote democratic, and there are over a million of them coming each year. The middle class continues to shrink with 25 million people unemployed. You think these people are fully aware many of their jobs have been shipped to China and Mexico by the rich corporate elites–most of whom I would guess are republicans. As more and more jobs are shipped to China and more and more Mexicans pour in, the republican party will clease to exist in its current form. And we are sure to be destroyed (financially) with the democratic party in charge. We need a new “middle class” party in America before it is too late.

      2. anti-Craig says:

        Craig, I understand how Mexicans pouring across the border harms America, but how does that necessarily harm the Republican party? They aren’t voting illegally are they? Are they?
        BTW, if the motor-voter law encourages voter registration while getting your driver’s license, then why is it such a burden to show that very same driver’s license as proof of identification to vote?

      3. Brassia says:

        @Craig
        That is a long shut to blame republicans for job loss- wat about the pipeline from Canada? EPA regulations, Environmentalists wackos-they are all liberals…and of course mexicans would vote democratic, that is where they get food stamps, public assistance, free medical (sorry, not really free- the resat of us are paying!).
        As far as democratic party is concerned- they are taking measures to prevent any information on Obama’s past to come out after he leave soffice because it it comes out and the fact that he wasn’t vetted by his own party will be a death sentence for democrats. read the book ” The secret life of Barak Husein Obama”- and it will be obvious why Obama is so motivated to destroy all he hold dear.

      4. @Craig says:

        Its sad to say you are probably right. The Republican party in nothing more than a shell of itself. In my day the seemed so strong. The last few years i have been voting democrat. One only need to take a look at the current republican candidates to figure out why. Even on this board they are spiteful and mean.

        I dont use the internet often, but i can no longer stand any of these comments. It makes me sick to see my party degrading itself like this.

  16. Dave is Sad says:

    So Dave, you’re saying no one would be lazy if they had the same access to credit and capital? There would be no crime, because inside everyone wants to work hard to earn their living, they just need the same access as others to be able to do so? You’re saying everyone would suddenly work hard? Everyone, Dave? NO criminals?
    Wow…utopia!

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      Nah. The criminals would still get elected or become bosses. They always do.

      1. John Frost says:

        The SWORD is in the hands of the Taliban. Obama gave it to them.

    2. Dave Mowers says:

      Yes, I am saying that. Continue spreading your message of hate and jealousy it working, just look at all the great things happening daily.

  17. Liz rowley says:

    Your a moron Dave. If you worked for anything in your life you would not be complaining about banks. I am sick you of you pathetic whiners.
    The bank excuse is what all lazy$$ DAVEs use for there lack of intelligence and skill. stay at a job long enough and actually contribute instead of always asking yourself how can I game the system for ME. If your a valuable employee you would get compensated but your nothing but a cry baby. You should actually be thanking your bank for providing you with services to save money, buy a house. And open business that provide you with food clothing and cars. GROW UP PUKE

    1. John Conyne says:

      My, my….such an angry little rightie! Contraction-challenged, too!

      1. lvh says:

        and because u and those of ur ilk ae why they exist. contradiction is the game of the dems…the top “guy” included. players all.

    2. Jeff Callahan says:

      “there” (sic) lack of intelligence and skill.

      followed by

      If “your” (sic) a valuable employee….but “your” (sic) nothing but a cry baby.

      Keep showing us your intelligence and skill Liz. It’s hilarious!

      LULZ

    3. Dave Mowers says:

      @Liz rowley

      Attack anything that makes real sense, attack anyone who wants democracy to work as it was intended by the Founding Fathers. That is all you know, how to try to belittle and to harass and libel others. Your a real hero to America.

  18. CT Yankee says:

    I assume that you are either admitting your guilt or are part of the 1%. Why haven’t all 99% turned to crime?

    Show a history of personal responsibilty to your debt and develop an idea for a marketable product or service and your will receive access to capital. Oh, and it will be the 1% that will invest in you.

    1. BobbyONJ says:

      Spot on with your last sentence.

    2. Rich Pope says:

      I’m part of the one percent. I’m proud of it. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

    3. Dave Mowers says:

      @CT Yankee

      Y A WWWW NNNN……but it is OK with you apparently that the 1% of society gets bailed out when they make poor business decisions that bankrupt their companies. Yeah, I guess you argument makes sense if you’re already rich or directly benefiting from a rigged financial system. Try working for a living instead of living off my labor and crying all the time about crime from poor people.

      I reiterate, THERE WOULD BE NO CRIME IF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM WASN’T CORRUPT AND WAS DEMOCRATIC IN APPLICATION.

  19. Susan says:

    You are so misinformed its scary. The Federal Reserve is not a federally owned bank, its is a private bank. We do however need to strip it of its power to print money. They print money with no gold to back it. Our criminal politicians then agree to give them interest on this worthless paper.

    Remember, the banks can’t get away with anything the politicians don’t agree to.

  20. Moron alert says:

    Sorry genius, this is what happens when you genius’s like you vote for empty slogans and platitudes.

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      You mean like “it’s morning again in America”, or “Kinder, gentler nation”, or maybe “Read my lips, no new taxes!” or how about “compassionate conservatism”. That was a good one!

      My favorite is from the year of my birth though. “Nixon’s The One”.

    2. Jerry Frey says:

      SORRY GENIUS…”the Federal Reserve System, a private corporation registered in the state of Delaware”… “Bailout Nation” p.14

      For the FACTS

      pls visit:

      http://napoleonlive.info/economics/the-fed-is-private/

  21. Harry says:

    Sounds like what happened to the Roman Empire in its dying days also, people would be looting stones from the aquaduct until it was no longer usable

  22. David Heath says:

    I understand that Bill O’Reilly is suspected of involvement.
    http://tracesofevil.com

  23. RUFUS LEVIN says:

    wanna go back to slavery? weren’t folks living in poverty then. they had food, clothes, and shelter for free just like a government handout, welfare, or “redistribution’.

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      Slaves are property and therefore have value. They have to be maintained, cared for, fed, their medical needs addressed, housed.

      Wage-slaves require no such things. You lose one you just replace it.

      Which government handouts, welfare, and redistribution were you referring to RUFUS LEVIN? The tax breaks to the rich and powerful maybe? The bailouts to the corporations? The huge government contracts?

      Surely you didn’t mean my grandma and her $650 SS check? o.O

      Even food stamps are corporate welfare. Corporate farms and grocers, shippers and packers being the main beneficiaries.

      But I suppose little Rufus in da hood with an ice cream in his hand that his momma bought with an EBT card is wrecking the country, don’tcha?

    2. dancingrabbit says:

      Read the slave narratives…they were happy.

      1. Jeff Callahan says:

        Perhaps you would like to be one. Would you be happy?

  24. Michael says:

    I guess they proclaimed that sword… emancipated.

  25. AtlasObjectivist says:

    Great point, you should pack up and immediately move to Cuba.

  26. Superpower says:

    Welcome to 0bama’s America!

  27. BigBoa says:

    AH HAHAHA!!!!

    Hey Rufus! What’s up?

    You KNOW this is ALL Bush’s fault!

    1. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      THE NEW BLACK PANTHERS WERE OUT ON A WEAPONS SEARCH….SOMEONE HOLLERED….”HEY, COPPER”…SO THEY OPENED FIRE.

  28. Scott says:

    There should be enough tourist photos out there to pinpoint the date and time-range that the sword was stolen…

    1. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      GHOST OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH.

  29. Kenneth E. Lamb says:

    Dave, the FED is a privately owned corporation with 100% of the shares held by the banks that participate in its programs. It is NOT part of the government. I understand why you would make that error – most people are not aware of the FED’s true corporate organization.

    Once you realize that the FED is a privately owned corporation, you understand why it does what it does with its bogus “too big to fail” (TBTF) pronouncements.

    It is the responsibility of a corporation to protect the interests of its shareholders; thus we take QE, or TARP, or whatever, to pump up the balance sheets of its shareholders – the banks. What it is doing is making sure the biggest banksters are covered.

    This also explains why you never see any of the money – and never will. The Big Lie is that investors need more money to stimulate the economy – thus the press for more “tax cuts” for the Ultra-Rich. It is a lie because demand precedes investment – investors invest where consumers spend (sometimes; in today’s world they mostly invest in stocks and commodities that produce no jobs or stimulate demand). Demand precedes investment, not the other way around.

    If you really wanted to stimulate the economy, that money would have gone to consumers. They would spend it, and investors would “follow the money” and invest in businesses that consumers patronize, or the supply chain that feeds those businesses’ production lines.

    Until the money is in the wallets of consumers, the economy will stay in The Great Depression, Version 2.0.

    And until the FED is dissolved, and the Treasury retakes its responsibilities to control currency, the Ultra-Rich will continue to plunder the Middle Class, sucking it dry for every penny they can steal – protected from their greedy errors and gross criminality by a privately held corporation called the FED.
    -30-

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      Kenneth E. Lamb speaketh the trvth!

    2. Dave Mowers says:

      @Kenneth E. Lamb

      Only Congress has the authority to coin money, when the Federal Reserve prints money it is done with Congressional Authority therefore it is MY MONEY. I pay taxes and that money is backed by MY LABOR.

      I repeat THAT MONEY IS MINE AND I DEMAND ACCESS TO THAT CAPITAL AT THE SAME TERMS AS EVERY AND ANY OTHER AMERICAN.

    3. bbnet says:

      You got it half right, The Federal Reserve is more of a fascist partnership between the gunvernment and the big banks, a carteliization device which gives the banks profits and power and the politrixters an open checkbook to buy votes.

      It was created by the gunvernment and can be dismantled by the gunvernment therefore it is not an entirely private enterprise. The idea of allowing the treasury to control money will only result in further debasement.

      Only a free market can regulate the currency to the long term benefit of all, especially the poor and middle class.

  30. Sanford says:

    You right wingers all think you are Hannity or Rush try to be witty by turning EVER SINGLE piece of news into a slam on the left and just wind up sounding like fools. There is a reason those guys get paid so much.

    1. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      WE RIGHT WINGERS ARE ALL RICH BILLIONAIRES THAT PAY NO TAXES, ARE BUSY SENDING JOBS OVERSEAS TO CHEAP LABOR, HIRING ILLEGAL ALIENS TO CHOP UP CHICKENS, FORECLOSING ON POOR FOLKS UNDERWATER MORTGAGES, SHOOTING AT POOR FOLKS SITTING ON THEIR PORCHES AWAITING GOVERNMENT RESCUES DURING HURRICANES, PLOTTING THE LOCATION OF OUR NEXT CONSPIRATORIAL OIL SPILL AND PIPELINE RUPTURE TO KILL SNAIL DARTERS, SNOWY OWLS, CARABOO, AND SMELTS…WE GET PAID A LOT BECAUSE WE ARE FORCED TO LIVE AMONGS STINKY LIBERALS WHO ARE EITHER TOTAL FOOLS OR ELSE EDUCATED BEYOND THEIR INTELLIGENCE.

      ARE YOU THE “SANFORD” OF WRECKING YARD FAME, BRO?

      1. artemis133 says:

        It’s “caribou”.

      2. Brian says:

        It’s also “caps lock.”

    2. Mike Rodgers says:

      Don’t need a radio show host, to see the obvious… “We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.”
      Obama (November 13, 2011) Not his fault, its all of our fault.
      “God Wants To See Us’ Pass My Jobs Bill”
      Obama (November 2, 2011 11:111m)
      “”Well, I think we are better of now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that I took.”
      Obama (November 2, 2011 2:17pm)
      In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Obama admits that the American people are not “better off” than they were 4 years ago.
      Obama (October 3, 2011 1:39pm)
      “I’m dealing with the debt Issue like Lincoln dealt with slavery”
      Obama (July 25, 2011 12:40)

      I think the onlt person sounding like a “fool” is Obama himself; you don’t need a Hannity or Rush to prove that.

  31. Crashing Boulder says:

    Search Air Force One. Obama took it on his latest junket to use as colatteral for a loan from the Chinese to buy more votes in 2012.

    1. Kim Baliey says:

      Obama and Moochelle are the thieves who took it and gave it to the TALIBAN.
      Obama confessed that He trained with Taliban in 1981. See it in his book it’s all there.
      Obama serves only Muslims and the Taliban.

  32. Percius says:

    Anyone think of Collage Frats or Collage Secret Societies? Skull and Bones, Scroll and Key. Skull and Bones claims to have Geronimo’s skull for god sakes. Think how cool a group of kids might think they were if they took this. I wonder if it was the full sword or just part of the blade.

    1. RUFUS LEVIN says:

      YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT SHOWS UP ON EBAY FOR SALE BY KIMMAZE X.KUZABAB SHAMELE JOHNSON.

  33. Redz says:

    Maybe it was descendants of the 38 Santee Sioux Indians that Lincoln hanged, counting coup against the individual who slaughtered them.

    Lincoln’s idea of a unified “one nation” agenda has clearly failed, at the cost of over 620,000 lives in the first U.S. civil war, and who knows how many will die in the second U.S. civil war, to correct his collectivist mistakes.

    1. dancingrabbit says:

      Read federalist 6

  34. NEVERFAILTOAMAZE says:

    ONE WORD: CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Tom Stenzel says:

    We we’re there visiting the tomb in the middle of October and noticed that the sword was missing. If I had known that the officials didn’t know this, I would have pointed it out to them!!!

  36. Domc says:

    It was Bart Simpson…after all it happened in Springfield!

  37. don miller says:

    once was a nice place now just a welfare section 8 ghetto

  38. WeThePeople says:

    Heh – you libkooks are so funny! obobo is a fail and so is the rest of the kook fringe. In the next 20 years, We The People will either take our once-great nation back, or it’s gonna be the biggest civil war any of you kooks ever dreamed of. One of the two is gonna happen … we have never been so divided as a people before. It’s hilarious. Here you have the libkooks controlling a dying, failing print and TV media, while we the people dominate the New Media – the internet. My money is on we the people, though I probably won’t be around long enough to see it. But I might!

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      @ David Heath – He’s a bloviating pinhead blowhard.😉

  39. jason says:

    Yeesh. First the Washington Monument gets cracked, and now Lincoln’s gravesite gets the golden sword stolen. I hope these aren’t omens of the coming years.

    1. FuzzyWuzzy says:

      Well, the good news is, that if there’s an Obama monument in the future, nothing will ever be stolen from it. Because, it will be just a big hole in the ground.

  40. dancingrabbit says:

    Who cares the man was responsible for the slaughter over a million people, including women and children. He pillaged the South, stole the food, shipped it North and burnt what could not be transported.

    1. Belle says:

      You’re Welcome dancingwhitetrash.

  41. Douglas says:

    I don’t think they did it for the money, although metal theft IS an index of the decline of our civilization. I think it was just some exuberant lads who said, “Hey, it’s a sword from Lincoln’s Tomb! Dude!”

  42. dancingrabbit says:

    A nation cannot perpetuate itself unless its citizens are born from citizens. The 14th Amendment destroyed the US, the Wong Kim Ark decision continued its demise. Now we have an illegal President who is not a natural born citizen.

  43. Bubba says:

    The whole world is a cesspool. Get over it.

    1. artemis133 says:

      The whole HUMAN world is a cesspool. Don’t bring the natural world into it.

      1. Natural Abe says:

        @artemis133, HUMANS not being supernatural, we are part of the natural world.
        Also, learn to capitalize your name before you start correcting everyone’s comments and CARABOO spelling.

      2. Mikey says:

        It’s still Caribou…

  44. John says:

    Illinois can afford red light cameras but not a camera to watch Lincoln, how shameful\.

  45. Cheryl says:

    “We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it, let alone climb up the steps and actually do it,” Blanchette said.

    Really? I’d bet they’d have taken the whole thing if they could. No doubt this sword has been melted down by !@#*! copper thieves. They still air conditioners just for the copper piping. Why do you think this would be sacred?

  46. terribletommy says:

    Why don’t you skippies take your political arguments over to one of the “social networking” sites where your comments might be appreciated. The fact that someone has stolen a sword from a monument tells me that the number of brain dead embeciles in America is growing. Thanks to government run schools and liberal college professors our society is the laughing stock of the world. Reading your slack comments here is also an indication that our population continues to drink the Marxist Kool-Aid.

    1. Endorpha says:

      I agree with the first half of your comment but the second half’s editorial content proves you’re just a part of the fray. Oh, and it’s “imbecile”, who’s brain dead now?

    2. Jeff Callahan says:

      @ terribletommy: “brain dead embeciles” (sic)

      That’s priceless man!

  47. James Madison says:

    Why did it take two months to notice the sword was missing? These landmarks must be inspected daily.

  48. Mike Papadopoulos says:

    No doubt it was someone from Occupy Wallstreet.

  49. ROLFPIMP says:

    They THINK it was stolen a few months ago?? Government at work.

  50. JTK01 says:

    Another obummer parasite disgracing America. What they should have stolen was the keys to the white house and AF1.

  51. Cap Curmudgeon says:

    Arabs?

  52. Rich Pope says:

    “We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it, let alone climb up the steps and actually do it,” Blanchette said.

    Um…to melt it down for cash.

  53. rebel yell says:

    Do people still reach up and shine the nose on that big bust of Lincoln? I always thought that was hilarious.

  54. Smith says:

    Homeland Defense can put video cameras on every streetlight to spy on its citizens but no one thought to put a few video cameras on a valuable monument? .

    1. Jeff Callahan says:

      @ rebel yell: There’s no profit or social control in watching a monument.

  55. JeddMcHead says:

    This is clearly George Bush’s fault. And corporate jet owners.

  56. Sanford says:

    A long time ago Rufus. Where do I know you from?

  57. Travis Bickle says:

    i think it is hilarious how you people find blame for this country’s problems strictly down the lines of liberal/conservative. what a bunch of a-holes, all of you, but especially you conservative zealots…..

  58. dell richards says:

    What do you expect? People are struggling to feed themselves and the headlines in the news is the white house gives 450 million no bid contract to a big campain contributor. If you think Detroit looks bad just wait, the same decay is coming to a town near you soon.

    1. artemis133 says:

      My town’s already there.

  59. Xenophon says:

    Gosh, that’s terrible. By the way, who is buried in Lincoln’s tomb?

  60. RobbieK says:

    And I’m sure it was a group of Democrats who did it. Unbelievable how hateful Democrats are!

  61. viddy says:

    Can’t keep an eye a national landmarkt, but I bet they have traffic cameras on the street in front of it.

  62. JOe Dutra says:

    Obamanites.

  63. ECH says:

    Earlier, we heard the warning about being a nation of sheep. Now, it appears, stupidity adds immorality. With the constant purloining of metals, we are fast becoming a nation of theives. Does this have something to do with the
    de-valuation of property, public or private? Does it reflect our careless immigration policy? This kind of sword cannot be hiidden for too long. May the thieves themselves be cast in irons as a result.

  64. adrianvance says:

    That nothing ever happens with all the evidence that has virtually buried this guy we have to know that Washington, DC is totally corrupt. But, if a revolt starts he will call out the National Guard, declare martial law and himself “President for the duration,” which will be as long as he lives.

    See The Two Minute Conservative at http://adrianvance.blogspot.com has political analysis, science and humor. Now in the top 2% on Kindle.

  65. Major Beatdown says:

    “We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it, let alone climb up the steps and actually do it,” Blanchette said…..Really? They are Obama supporters. That sword can buy a lot of mac and cheese, menthols, and CRACK! Besides dey be blamin’ Bush fo it.

  66. Joe Pa says:

    Lol! Knee-Grows took the sword.

  67. Frank says:

    Watch it be some drug addicts trying to steal it for the copper in order to get money for a fix like these other idiots trying to steal air conditioners and transformers from power lines.

  68. Obama Sux says:

    Illinois is full of illegal Mexicans.

    Need I say more?

  69. jason morse says:

    People are getting electrocuted trying to steal copper. The copper theivery-industry has been rampant for some time. Just go into ANY home remodeling center and try and buy a roll of electrical wire.

    Welcome to Obamanation.

  70. driveby_poster says:

    Could have been worse…. they could have stolen the A/C copper piping or electrical wiring from Rahm’s mansion.

  71. TomHagen says:

    SWORDS are dangerous for children…I’m so happy it was stolen!

    What the difference between someone stealing a PUBLIC SWORD to get money and THE STATE INCREASING TAXES TO TAKE MONEY FROM ME to give people money…the DUDE WHO TOOK THE SWORD HAD TO ACTUALLY WORK TO GET THE MONEY

  72. Fred Lopez says:

    find the theiving obama’s and shoot them

  73. Rhonda Tracey says:

    let’s hunt them down and burn them at the stake… this is american history you are fng with.. we don’t play when it comes to our american history

    1. Bill Mason says:

      History is written by the victors… This is not an important figure unless you can come to the realization that Lincoln started the Civil War; then he is an amazing historical figure representing what NOT to do.

      1. Rhonda Tracey says:

        oh please.. your an idiot or communist.. pick one

  74. mariee says:

    This is only the beginning. Obama and the Democrats have brought this country to one knee. If he is re-elected we will be on our bellies! My family has been financially ruined, the bread winner in our family lost his job Nov 2010. We are half of what we used to be, we feel hopeless most of the time. Desperation is kicking in, it’s only a matter of time before you will have to defend what you have from his OWS crowd!!! God help America!

    1. Craig says:

      mariee the bread winner lost his job because rich republican corporates keep sending jobs overseas at the rate of 2,000/day. That’s why he lost his job. They do it cheaper in China and Mexico you know. Of course Obama is all for free trade too. The middle class is being disposed of. The elitist are taking over.

  75. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “No one can earn a million dollars honestly.”
    – William Jennings Bryan

    ——- http://911essentials.com

  76. Connie says:

    They don’t know which MONTH the sword was stolen? Really? How ridiculous and what poor security. This is unacceptable.

    1. Clearhead says:

      Fear not, Connie — mr. obama has just appointed a new Copper Sword Theft Prevention Czar.

  77. Rsturdi says:

    Dont worry, the new will say “Made in China”

  78. Clearhead says:

    Times are rough. CEO’s are now only playing miniature golf, the swallows only made it back as far as Puerta Vallarta, And Lincoln is going to have a recycled plastic sword.

  79. Rsturdi says:

    Some things never change. This President freed the slaves ( a republician )at a time when Dems wanted to maintain slavery. There primary purpose was to get rich off the back of blacks during the cotton age. Now there doing it on the backs of all of us. History repeating itself.

  80. dishonest_abe says:

    Great! Now the tyrant Lincoln can’t murder anybody else.

  81. Bill Mason says:

    Lincoln was a racist by today’s terms. He destroyed this country by believing the federal government to be more powerful than the states. If it was left the way it was before the war, slavery would have died out and things very well could be better today. The civil war, started by Lincoln’s inflammatory rhetoric, was completely avoidable. He is not the hero the history books have made him out to be so this is a non-story…

    I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And in as much as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything. I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. My understanding is that I can just let her alone. – Abraham Lincoln CHARLESTON 1858

    1. Zarch says:

      Your right, Lincoln was a madman. Send back the slaves immediately to their native continent!

    2. Rebel Yell says:

      wow…Someone actually speaks the truth about Lincoln on a public forum!

  82. astralweeks says:

    We’re entitled to the sword!!! We are the 99%!

    1. Rhonda Tracey says:

      I’M THE 1% and you can’t have it… work for it… ha ha ha .. oh it takes about to your mid 40’s to really make it.. better get hoppin.. you are running out of time..

  83. Nik says:

    When they are caught they should be charged with treason.

  84. Balkandeputy says:

    Someone check Rahm Emanuel’s office.

  85. wbhpro says:

    We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it
    DUUUUUUHHHHH… it’s Copper. Thieves are stealing copper from everywhere!!

  86. Joe Greenwell says:

    The liberals have spent 50 years destroying patriotism in this country so it shouldn’t be a shock. If they catch the thieves they should strip them of their citizenship and deport them.

    1. Craig says:

      Republican businessmen and congressmen would never allow them to be deported.

  87. flechettes says:

    Who and what does this remind you of?

    “We just cannot imagine why someone would even think about doing it, let alone climb up the steps and actually do it,” Blanchette said.

    (Dave Blanchette, a spokesman for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.)

    and this statement?

    “No one could have imagined them taking a plane, slamming it into the Pentagon, into the World Trade Center,” she said. The President “would have moved heaven and earth” to avoid such an outcome.

    National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    So what do you conclude about these two statements.?

    1. Cali says:

      Ummmm….that George Bush did it?

      1. flechettes says:

        Well, it is plain to see Cali is wide awake and on the ball! When I stumbled across the “we just can not imagine”……….it hit a nerve and sure enough…..there must be something about this sword…?! I am sure I heard something about the Bill of Rights not be legal….well…..I can imagine a lot of things why the sword was stolen…

  88. Larry Willfred says:

    Copper is valuable, I hope they got a good price for it! It was probably republican hating, liberal democrat loving blacks that stole it, they’re probably still holding their hands out when they’re not using them to shoot, steal, hurt people, waitng for their slavery reparation checks.

  89. vigil says:

    Has Obama enlisted the DOJ to investigate yet?

  90. David says:

    Am I the only one that finds it disappointing that nearly all of the comments about this are politically motivated. My first thought was how disappointed I was that anyone would be raised with such little respect for graves or for our former presidents, all of who gave up part of their lives to serve our country.

    1. Craig says:

      David I’ve never been a Lincoln lover although I was taught in public schools that I should be one. That civil war was the ugliest part of our American history, and Lincoln is suppossed to be a hero for that?

  91. Belle says:

    Since you are so worried about race guess what race it would be if kiddies were being raped…. um, hmm – Can you guess? I’d rather read about copper theft than the later which most likely represents you and the rest of the vile creatures lurking America. Pedophiles = 99% overrated White males.

  92. Tenn John says:

    Bill O’Rielly stole it after the media spiked his book “Killing Lincoln” for being factually deficient. Billy Boy, the folks have spoken.

  93. CRISIS129 says:

    it will end up in mexico like all the other weapons this pathetic admin ran into mexico..a weak attempt to destroy the 2nd amendment with help from obama admin,hillary,mexico and that fantastic organization called the united nations

  94. amplitude jones says:

    I would like to suggest that thieves be executed. There is no point in us paying for stupid worthless evil greedy selfish pigs who would desecrate a grave of our best president.
    Besides- convicts are only democrats who have been caught.

  95. John Wayne says:

    These comment threads are great! They give sniveling little LIBS, a chance to puff out their tiny chests. CAN NOT wait for the next American Revolution to start! You punk @ss libs think you’re on some sort of roll? Guess which side has all the guns libs? Guess which side I’m on LIBS? Just keep plastering your p.o.s.Prius’s with hippie bumper stickers! It’ll be a great place to start! MAN, AM I STOKED!

  96. driveby_poster says:

    Sounds racist to me.

  97. NowYouKnow says:

    Now that we know that they are bronze, the rest of the statues will soon be gone as well. I’d be looking at the construction crew there during that period.

  98. BRIAN says:

    Copper thieves should be executed. This is getting out of hand.

  99. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    William Quantrill’s kin, no doubt.

  100. me says:

    Anyone check out the local fraternities? Just seems like something a bunch of drunken frat guys might do.

    1. Rhonda Tracey says:

      you may be right dude..

  101. halucination says:

    Bill O’Reilly took it

  102. Obumble says:

    I`m sure an emancipated slave did it.

  103. Rhonda Tracey says:

    where were the capital police? can’t they do anything right… i want these people caught… find the thieves.. most likely hippies or occupiers

  104. Concerned Citizen says:

    Lincoln took the copper sword himself. After seeing what Obama has done to the U.S.A…… Abe thought it may need it to take the country back from the liberal nut jobs that have turned the country into a third world country.

  105. PhilK22 says:

    What’s the big deal about? I graduated from a well known Ivy League School, and I now work at the U.S Department of State as part of an Outreach Program promoting U.S. Democracy and U.S. History. BTW, Who’s buried in Lincoln’s tomb? Other than having a car company named after him, what did Lincoln do? I mean President Ford also had a car company named for him, and the Mercury astronauts had a car car company named for them, people who were born under the Taurus zodiac sign have a car named after them, so what is the significance of losing some copper?

  106. Jerry Frey says:

    PLS visit this photographic essay honoring the Blue and the Gray.

    Old Abe – Honest Abe – Saviour – Martyr

    http://napoleonlive.info/see-the-evidence/sesquicentennial-of-the-civil-war-2/

  107. Franklin Pierce says:

    “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword…”

    What was once the union, Lincoln turned into an empire with his ‘terrible swift sword”

  108. James Layne says:

    Could be a fraternity. After all, if you can’t have Geronimo’s skull, I guess a copper sword from Lincoln’s tomb is not bad.

  109. chris says:

    He’s not using it anymore. Who cares…

  110. DEBOSS1 says:

    ill bet obama is lovin this one!!!,,,boarder rats have struck again!!

  111. Outraged says:

    Doesn’t Drudge know the difference between Lincoln’s Tomb and the Lincoln Memorial, or was he being purposely inflammatory? Ha, ha! Stupid question….

  112. Eric says:

    I can understand why they don’t pay for a guard, but they can’t spring for a webcam?

  113. KickTheKenyanOut2012 says:

    Brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama’s Hope & Change Depression Economy 2011…

  114. Robert says:

    Sure is going to suck when the thief is kicked out of Heaven by Lincoln himself. Abe and St. Peter are best buds.

  115. JaySol24 says:

    Rough conduct.

  116. Clay says:

    How could you steal from “Honest Abe”?

  117. Marcus Allen says:

    Well look at that in the 1980’s the Democrats found a place to cut the budget!
    The guards at the Lincoln monument. Wow! No wonder Clinton had a surplus, that explains it. Lincoln was a Republican I wonder if they have a guard watching over MLK? I’ll bet anything they do.

  118. Pam says:

    No one has the right to take damage or deface any national monument it does not belong to any group , none it belongs to a Nation the Nation as a whole and should be respected as such. If I may take a few moment of your time allow me to share with you how our Government went so far off the rails to begin with. Oh, Socialism a, Communism, Marxism it’s all the same family, has always tried to gain control in America since Hitler was in power, but in my youth in the 60’s America entered into a time called Camelot when John Kennedy was elected and this Nation was filled with such hope and joy . So many problems were occuring racial, corruption, poverty, and yet despite it all John, Bobby, and a precious Godly man, named Martin Luther King and the Nation were all engaged in the struggles together. Oh there were battles royal, and God knows people gave their lives for what they believed yet, the objectors stood in perfect peace, arm in arm, and set an example for the Nation. They won because of it.The Nation as a whole was involved. When President Kennedy blew it he frankly said so and we knew as a Nation what exact went wrong and how we would go from there and we had a say. Business knew as did the American people they were only in business as long as the people backed the businesses, if we boycotted the businesses either they changed or went under such is capitolism when the people are involved. The kennedys had many personal faults as are they way of humans but the corruption in Government, Police, Mafia, and so on fell , A new freedom for the Back community was born, and and America was alive and thriving…..Camelot was not just surrounding the Kennedy’s it was a youthful crazy happiness oh yes the fringe radicals were always present and the FBI was hunting down some of them, some of those hunted are in the White house now as Czars. Then something happened … the shot that rang round the world and the world wept. John was shot and killed. The teacher were all called out of class and into the halls we heard them scream and sobbing. John was dead. A sorrow filled the Nation. Then after a little time Bobby would run and once again hope was renewed …he too was shot and killed. Martin….shot and killed and the Nation could bare no more and it shut down…it was more than apathy the Nation went to sleep. People turned inward just into their own little section of life like horses with blinders on. The Government was left to it’s own devices as was everything else . Voting became a casual thing not real involvement, how it looks, how it sounds, like a movie based on little. At one time we knew everything about a person who would be Presedent who he was, who his friends are, who his associates are, what organizations he belonged to, his family line, where he went to grade school and reporters talked to school mates, teachers, people they dated, you saw pictures from their school year books, where they worked, you knew these people and a person running for President had to be willing to have their life become an open book. That is the right way. When the people began to wake up America had forgotten… we always in charge we the people, we let go of our say and let others rule that is always ruin.As for a ruling class you mean like Obama……He who is in the worlds finest jets everywhere he goes, designer clothes for all of them, surrounded by the wealthiest, the most famous, Hollywoods best , Hotels we shall never see, cooks unlike any other and set for life to have very best of everything life has to offer…..Wall Street his personal backers, and cohorts the ones he bailed out for they are the pockets which fund his campaigns.. Should you re-elect him our first dictator, his body guards nicknamed him lawless they named him correctly. He has no respect for our Nations laws and considers himself above them which is obvious. No Man is above the law, no man. This man Went to Columbia University and in an interivew he stated that Saul Alinsky was his touch stone…..do you know who that is..I do.. he wrote Rule for Radicals. He was a very radical communist not surprising as his Father was also a Communist. Fully admitted it. Rule for Radicals is all about establishing class war fare, manipulation of peoples emotions until you “rub them raw” so they explode into revolution which is needed to create A social communist society…the problem is it never works because it always has a major ruling class as it is built on the premise you are not smart enough, strong enough, or able to run your own life so the giant Government those who are all wise, and able will tell you what job you will do , where you will, live, what car the state car will be and how many people will share it with you, cookie cutter medical care which means anything other than mundane needs means you die, I have lived in a nation with socialized medicine when they get seriously ill they come here. This is the Nation all run to to escape these Governments so where can they run to now???? Shall we to become slaves to a government….is that not what this Nation fought and died to give birth to this free Nation to escape from?
    Shall we so break faith with our dead…all the generations which gave us life to begin with??? America it is up to you.

    1. Htos1 says:

      They were called “dixiecrats,wholly owned by KKK and democrats.

  119. Reality says:

    To the “diversity” crowd:Keep your feral males under control or it will be done for you,that won’t be pretty.I can assure you that the military/leo types I’ve discussed this with won’t be able to intervene as they’re presently “occuppied”(occupado).

  120. Mark Johns says:

    I’m sure they’ll find a way to blame it on occupy wall street

  121. Pduffy says:

    Lincoln was a tyrant. The entire tomb should be bull-dozed.

    1. Mark Johns says:

      Amen to that

  122. C says:

    Big brother has put a camera and a microphone on every corner but they can’t protect a national treasure like this from being vandalized, I bet they did it themselves!

  123. TexasForever says:

    Hey, I know who stole it.
    ” George W. Bush”……Barack Obama

  124. Dave Mowers says:

    THIS EXPLAINS WHY FIGHTING OVER SOLYNDRA IS STUPID;

    “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”

    -Ben Bernanke, Chairman Federal Reserve

  125. Ryan says:

    Nothing is sacred anymore.

  126. billcrawford says:

    Must be TSA was in charge of security and to busy opening up Christmas presents and stopping truckers on the open road in Keokuck, Iowa to pay much attentionn to something as minor as the Capital grounds in Washington DC..

    Has the government ever heard of video cameras? or is $39.95 not expensive enough for them to bother. What are we paying these government for!

  127. Keith Greene says:

    Welcome to the village idi ots (Barrys) America……

  128. LibsRstupid says:

    It is funny, the dems complain about 16 Trillion from the fed reserve being used to bailout banks and businesses. That this is socialism for the rich. Yet it is the conservatives who want to get rid of the fed and dems who defend it. It is the dems who control wall street.

    Weird isn’t it.

  129. CMS says:

    Has the authorities questioned Nicholas Cage yet?

  130. CraigsFriend says:

    Everyone, Craig is a troll. He is obviously about 12, tired of getting beat by his hard working union man daddy, and came here to try to sew superficial seeds of disent.

    Craig, im really sorry your father believes in false ideology and psuedo logical laziness. I truly hope he stops smakin you around but if he doesnt, remind him that you dont deserve it, its not your fault he is a sheep without a true sheperd. Good luck lil guy.

  131. Sine Gladius Tyrannis says:

    @Mark Brown,

    I was going to paraphrase the same Rothbard, but you beat me to it, Chapeau. Melt this atrocity down and use it for something productive. The price of copper is pretty high right now, better do it quick.

  132. Dennis says:

    I don’t believe in ghosts, yet I wish one would somehow haunt the person(s) who took the sword.

  133. Charlie says:

    I like how they are just going to fix the statue and nothing is said about finding out who did this.

  134. hillcoguy says:

    Lincoln was right, The worst thing whites ever did to blacks was give them free stuff to salve their own guilt over slavery.

    It was the democrats…….. they firmly believed that black people were of a lesser race and could not survive on their own. They believed that the white man owed a living to black people who were taken from their African homes and brought her. Some former slaves rejected the idea and struck out on their own but more opted for the easy route and became life long democrats…..the party of welfare. Look it up. It’s all history.

  135. Kim Baliey says:

    Obama took the sword to give it to his Taliban Bosses in Battle.
    He is honorking Taliban over us and our ancestors.

    Impeach the illegal Alien impostor who hates America and his wookie wife too.

  136. Ray Ray says:

    Get used to seeing more and more thefts like this. Obama and the liberal loons has sucked this country dry and now people are resorting to stealing any and everything just to survive………..

  137. wootendw says:

    Such a shocking tragedy! No wonder it’s the headline on the Drudge Report.

  138. bill says:

    I think it would be funny if the thief was a black guy. Worked so hard to free them and this is what you get.

  139. obummer says:

    i heard obummers gay lover or 4 th lover was run over last night

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