OK so after a slow week on the blog (can we have any more job candidates in my department?!?! ) we must get back to serious Controlling Authority issues and this is one:
The Secret Service ordered that Dallas police stop searching bags and using metal detectors at Obama’s recent rally in Dallas (20k people). The lines were long and the first 17 thousand people seemed so friendly that they just stopped. I couldn’t make that up.
At the same time, the neo-Nazi websites are going crazy and death threats to him are on the rise.
I am not a consipracy theorists generally speaking and have thought that discussion of his safety were a little overblown. That is not to say that I think he is safe, it was because I thought the standard practices would be followed for all the candidates and I assume that the practices are as good as can be expected and probably better than any place else in the world (they better be given how many guns we have floating around in this country!), but this is a troubling development.