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[Jimmy Hoffa Jr.] supporters have created a Facebook page on which they have posted the address of tea partier Justen Charters and are encouraging fellow Hoffa supporters to send human excrement through the federal mail system. Why? Because Charters came up with the idea to sent 1,000 tea bags to Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.
Earlier today I heard from progressive media types that Hoffa’s words were just rhetoric, “nothing will come of it.” Really?
Can progressives point to a comparable disgusting act organized by conservatives?
Is this what is to be expected when Americans dissent? Violence and being called a “son of a bitch” by a screechy fat cat union boss? How long will the NYT and other outlets continue to ignore this? Will progressives condemn it?
I wouldn't hold your breath on that one (though I would recommend it when opening certain packages with a Teamsters' metered postage stamp).
These people could be in for a rather unpleasant surprise, though. Human feces (or any feces, for that matter) are classed as a biohazard, and can only legally be shipped with appropriate packaging and labeling. I didn't have time to Google the appropriate legalese, but this summary from the University of Florida's Biological Safety Office outlines the possible consequences:
2. Penalties for violations -
Civil penalties $250 –$27,500 per violation per day
Criminal penalties (willful violations) up to $500K, 5 yr in jail
It would seem to me that this use would fall into the latter category and also (just guessing here) would usefully provide much DNA evidence.
And that's just for starters. An enterprising DA could surely hang a conspiracy rap on these bozos. Maybe even something terrorism-related.