A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 25, 2013
Fucking Bunch of Idiots (Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI nickname)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was founded in 1908 and conducts federal criminal and intelligence investigations. The FBI nickname of “Fucking Bunch of Idiots” has been cited in print since at least 1977.

The FBI has also been nicknamed “FBLie,” “Famous But Incompetent,” “Fascist Bureau of Investigation,” “Full Blown Idiots” and “Fumbling, Bumbling Idiots.”


Wikipedia: Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence).

It is the government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Indian Reservations in the United States under the Seven Major Crimes Act, passed in 1885. In 1953, Congress passed Public Law 280 giving state governments the right to assume civil and criminal jurisdiction over Indian reservations in California, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Alaska.

The branch has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime. The agency was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1935.

The agency headquarters is the J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C., along with fifty-six field offices located in major cities throughout the United States, and more than 400 resident agencies in lesser cities and areas across the nation. More than 50 international offices called “legal attachés” exist in U.S. embassies and consulates general worldwide.

Google Books
Assassination:
Theory and Practice

By Richard Camellion
Boulder, CO: Paladin Press
1977
Pg. 76:
Unlike the FBI, which sent Patty Hearst a bouquet of flowers after she was captured — little wonder the Mafia refers to the FBI as a “Fu***** Bunch of Idiots!”

Google Books
Apocalypse U.S.A.!
By Joseph Rosenberger
New York, NY: Pinnacle Books
1983
Pg. 32:
“We don’t know how soon the FBI will start investigating him. We don’t want to cross swords with those Friggin’ Bunch of Idiots. They would be too much of a stumbling block for us.”

Google Books
Active Measures
By Janet Morris and David Drake
New York, NY: Baen Enterprises
1985
Pg. 216:
“That’s why they call ‘em the Fuckin’ Bunch of Idiots, ain’t it, boss?”

15 June 2004, National Public Radio:, Interview: Paul Light, Warren Rudman… :
I’ve worked with the FBI. And I won’t say what the F stands for, but the other part comes out ‘Bunch of Idiots.’

Google Books
Burn Zone
By James O. Born
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
2008
Pg. 197:
“That’s not her, that’s the damn FBI. Fucking Bunch of Idiots. They don’t like to share nothin’.”

PoliceCrimes.com Forum
Another story of “Fucking Bunch of Idiots"(FBI)
by WaTcHeR » 16 Aug 2008, Sat 9:14 pm
About 160 weapons and 160 computers belonging to the Federal Bureau of Investigation were lost or stolen over a 44-month period, a Justice Department watchdog said.

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jark
‏@jark
FBI. Fucking Bunch of Idiots. #dexterrocks
5:42 AM - 27 Sep 10

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Skanky Hoe
‏@MegAudG
“FBI, Fucking Bunch of Idiots” ooooh, elle va se calmer un jour la Debra? #Dexter
2:55 PM - 16 Oct 12

Posted by Barry Popik
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