by digby

It's a good thing that none of this violent anti-government rhetoric is dangerous in any way. But that doesn't change the fact that census workers are the enemies of freedom:

The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law enforcement official says the word "fed" was scrawled on his chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky.

Investigators have said little about the case. A law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, tells The Associated Press the word "fed" was written on the dead man's chest.

FBI spokesman David Beyer said the bureau is helping state police determine if Sparkman's death was the result of foul play, and if so, whether it was related to his census work.

Obviously, it's possible that this man's killer had something against him other than his profession. Perhaps he was an informant or something. Maybe it's a cover up or something else entirely. I'm sure we'll soon find out.

But if he was killed for being a federal census worker, it certainly wouldn't be the first time that "Feds" have been targeted. And we all know that the census is an ACORN plot and the Van Jones commies in the government are trying to destroy the American way of life. Michelle Bachman told us so. You can't expect Real Americans to just sit back and let that happen.

Update: Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi is "living in another world" when she worries about violent rhetoric.

Update II: Updated AP story here. It says the FBI is investigating whether this is an anti-government crime. I have no idea if they have evidence other than what we know.