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This Week’s Mail Bag! We Talk About Texas Senate Cheaters, Snowden Hero-Worship and the Return of Crossfire!

This week’s questions. Answers here.

1. The most obvious question this week is WHY are the Texas Republicans not facing a world of shit for trying right in front of everybody’s eyes to cheat and pass SB5 after the special session had ended. EVERYONE saw them fix the time on the vote and then switch it back and yet no one’s been hauled before the law. Explain that.
– Troy

2. There has been a lot of talk about how the media is purposely smearing Edward Snowden but it’s not as if it has had to do much considering his own behavior. Why do you think some are so desperate to hold Snowden up as a god that they will overlook what he’s actually said and done?
– Serina

3. Looks like “Crossfire” is officially coming back. How long before Western Civilization officially comes to an end?
– Lisa

  • blackdaug

    3. Looks like “Crossfire” is officially coming back. How long before Western Civilization officially comes to an end?
    – Lisa

    …….well S.E. Cupp is in….so I would give it about a week….for the official End.

  • drsquid

    Still 404

  • Raina

    link to answers not working

  • dbtheonly

    Troy, the reason in that the attempts to rig the times lasted maybe 10 minutes. The bill was announced as failed so the morning news was full of stories of the bill’s defeat. The next special session has been called so it won’t be long before we see Act II.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Soooo… If I commit fraud, but only for ten minutes, it doesn’t count? What if I get held up and commit the fraud for 20 minutes?

      I get that it wasn’t a lasting fraud and due to it’s quick reversal didn’t have much lingering effect. But suggesting that something is not a crime because it happened fast seems ridiculous.

      • dbtheonly

        No, if you try to committ fraud & get caught & bail after 10 minutes; the story can get lost in the original larger news story.
        Is it fraud if it doesn’t work? Where’s your harm or injury?

        • Christopher Foxx

          Is it fraud if it doesn’t work?

          Yes. Just like it’s still a crime if you attempt to kill someone but fail to actually do so.

          The idea that some particualar action isn’t a crime because it gets overshadowed or the criminal plot fails is a stupid one and not based in reality or law.