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    Congressional Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest.

    "Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and said, "Praise be to God Jesus Christ." She also appeared to make references to America not being one nation under God because "Freemasons" wrote the Constitution. She also seemed to say something about a "house divided." Reidy was questioned by U.S. Capitol Police after her removal from the floor and was later taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. It was not immediately clear whether criminal charges would be filed. "

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story...-after-protest

    https://news.google.com/news/rtc?ncl...d825322f4a9239

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    You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society. (Václav Havel, Living in Truth 1986, 'The Power of the Powerless')
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    Whether or not she is nuts sounds like a valid question based on the little we know of her behavior.

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    Charges? What kind of BS could they charge her with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griz View Post
    Charges? What kind of BS could they charge her with?
    Charges are not required, nor conviction, she has been non-consensually committed for a mental health evaluation.
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    I can understand how a person would be motivated to do this.
    After sitting for hours recording all the BS and drivel that is going on in our Government. I would understand that it could drive someone over the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Charges are not required, nor conviction, she has been non-consensually committed for a mental health evaluation.
    After all you must be insane to question the government.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    The government giveth, the government taketh away. One less bureaucrat being paid.....I hope.

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    Just removed the wrong bureaucrat, she wasn't holding any purse strings.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I don't think a stenographer is a bureaucrat any more than a janitor.
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    ...a person who is part of a bureaucracy
    If you get paid to "keep the government running", and are not elected to government, you are a bureaucrat. A stenographer does such a job and is a bureaucrat. A janitor is not a bureaucrat, unless you believe maintaining unclogged toilets keeps the government running.

    I suggest you reevaluate what criteria you use to classify a government employee a bureaucrat or not a bureaucrat. Mine is provided above.

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    I see both as paid pawns, not as professional administrators. I'd consider them the same, but will withhold deciding if they are both 'crats, or neither is.
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    Based on the limited info available I'd say she's certainly delusional. I don't think that makes her any different from 99.9% of the human race though . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griz View Post
    Charges? What kind of BS could they charge her with?
    I would assume being a terrorist .. as the FBI has noted .. talking about Jesus or God is a clear sign that one is a terrorist.

    Oh, they also said that another characteristic of a terrorist are people who quote the constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Wolf View Post
    Based on the limited info available I'd say she's certainly delusional. I don't think that makes her any different from 99.9% of the human race though . . .
    I second this. For a person to be less than completely there is normal. It's just an issue of whether this makes them dangerous, destructive, or incapable of functioning. Since they were voting there was ostensibly nothing left for her to record at that moment, so her behavior was awkward but not problematic as far as I can tell. Very odd response.

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    if I had to listen day after day to the likes of Obama, Cruz, Biden, Reid and the rest of the rogues gallery I'd start getting a bit loopy myself.

    I've got about a 90 second limit once Obama opens his mouth and then, off it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    After all you must be insane to question the government.
    if you question on the basis of some freemason conspiracy it may be an indicator of something....
    they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Charges are not required, nor conviction, she has been non-consensually committed for a mental health evaluation.
    from the article, "It was not immediately clear whether criminal charges would be filed."

    i agree about the evaluation. easy to get them in the door, harder to keep them there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    if you question on the basis of some freemason conspiracy it may be an indicator of something....
    I am not a conspiracy nut, am not a fan of Ventura and Alex Jones, but would much rather have them on my side than statist who think the government is the solution. In other words anyone who distrusts the government is on the right path.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I am not a conspiracy nut, am not a fan of Ventura and Alex Jones, but would much rather have them on my side than statist who think the government is the solution. In other words anyone who distrusts the government is on the right path.
    No, they're not. because people who believe stuff like that simply want to replace their favorite conspiracy ruler with their own version.

    have you ever read The Turner Diaries?

    it's the controversial book that Timothy McVeigh liked, well it's written by people who distrust the government because they believe a secret cabal of Jews is controlling the country and making whites marry with non whites to commit genocide against the white race. the book (yes I read it for research purposes only, not only is it racist propoganda, it's not even that well written) starts out with the characters criticisizing for the government for taking away their rights and their guns, and once these white militias seize power they start exterminating all the "lesser races" and form a racialist society ruled by white despots. you can go to the stormfront forums right now and find threads on that book where people in all serious believe that such actions will be justified when the white revolution finally comes...

    moral of the story, just becuase people criticize the current government, does not mean they're allies of your or have your best interests at heart.
    they love our milk and honey, but they preach about some other way of living, when they're running down my country man they're walkin' on the fightin side of me

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    Update! ‘Holy Spirit’ made me do it!

    "Fox News’ GretaWire posted the email: “For the past 2 and ½ weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...made-me-do-it/

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    Quoted for context.
    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I am not a conspiracy nut, am not a fan of Ventura and Alex Jones, but would much rather have them on my side than statist who think the government is the solution. In other words anyone who distrusts the government is on the right path.
    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    No, they're not. because people who believe stuff like that simply want to replace their favorite conspiracy ruler with their own version.

    <snip>
    You have a reading comprehension problem. Anyone who does not mistrust the government is on the wrong path. Conversely, what SVG said.

    Another instance of indoctrination vs. being taught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Quoted for context.

    You have a reading comprehension problem. Anyone who does not mistrust the government is on the wrong path. Conversely, what SVG said.

    Another instance of indoctrination vs. being taught.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    No, they're not. because people who believe stuff like that simply want to replace their favorite conspiracy ruler with their own version.

    have you ever read The Turner Diaries?

    it's the controversial book that Timothy McVeigh liked, well it's written by people who distrust the government because they believe a secret cabal of Jews is controlling the country and making whites marry with non whites to commit genocide against the white race. the book (yes I read it for research purposes only, not only is it racist propoganda, it's not even that well written) starts out with the characters criticisizing for the government for taking away their rights and their guns, and once these white militias seize power they start exterminating all the "lesser races" and form a racialist society ruled by white despots. you can go to the stormfront forums right now and find threads on that book where people in all serious believe that such actions will be justified when the white revolution finally comes...

    moral of the story, just becuase people criticize the current government, does not mean they're allies of your or have your best interests at heart.
    Nice try, but a fail Erik its a great tactic the anti's use though-"Gun owners are violent, look what happened in Aurora by a Gun owner"

    OC for Me pointed out clearly what I meant.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I don't see where..............

    she's any more nuts than many of the other morons in there. Why should she be sent for a mental evaluation? Or, at least, if she should, then so should probably half of the rest of the members of Congress. You can't honestly think that the laws they are passing would really be passed by a sane person, can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK3369 View Post
    she's any more nuts than many of the other morons in there. Why should she be sent for a mental evaluation? Or, at least, if she should, then so should probably half of the rest of the members of Congress. You can't honestly think that the laws they are passing would really be passed by a sane person, can you?
    QFT

    Not much more ya can say after the that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK3369 View Post
    You can't honestly think that the laws they are passing would really be passed by a sane person, can you?
    Rhetorical question (a Western koan); which one did YOU elect? Vote Constitution Party, vote your principles, vote your conscience.
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