Water Cooler – The Search for Jimmy Hoffa

June 17, 2013 12:00 pm · 53 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

It was announced today that the FBI is searching some land in Detroit for the remains of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, who went missing in 1975.

Throughout the years, the FBI has spent tens-of-millions of dollars searching for Hoffa, but they haven’t been able to find his remains.

Do you think the FBI should give up the search, or do you think they should keep going if they think they have credible leads?

Talk about it….

J. June 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Credible leads? Enough said.

Mrs Kravitz June 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Give it up. Better the $ should be spent elsewhere.

Em Dubya June 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

The FBI should focus on important things:

1) Bringing back the Dome
2) Getting more chain retail outlets into Claycord
3) Hassling White House enemies

The Cigarman June 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I heard Hoffa was buried under the dome theater that’s the real reason they tore it down.

Law Dog June 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The FBI should start a search for Obama’s spine and Biden’s brain.

jtkatec June 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

And once they find his bones… then what? They study the bones and find out he was murdered… okay. It’s not brain surgery.

Lake June 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM

They found Hoffa years ago in the “Yellow Pages” under concrete.

Random Task June 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

awww really I got sensored …..bah

Sundaydrive! June 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Has anyone thought what if he was killed and cremated back then and ashes spread at sea or something Or a big vat of acid. Point is there is probably no remains. Money would be better used as a reward for information.

anonanonagain June 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Who cares? He was a corrupt,shady individual with heavy mob ties.We have more pressing problems to attend to. The amount of money spent trying to find his bones and dust is pretty pathetic.

Incognito June 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Until this was brought up today, I and probably others had all but forgotten about the guy. So who cares, besides the FBI, that is.

Dorothy June 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Are they still looking for those guys that escaped from Alcatraz?

The Professor June 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Give it a rest. Jimmy sleeps wit da fishes.

AnotherAnon June 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM

They’ve spent tens of millions of dollars———–for what? What will finding his body accomplish? After 40 years, its time to let it go, and stop throwing our money down the rat hole.

AlternativeAnon June 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Give it up. Besides, all of the theories and stories about how he died and where he’s buried are probably way more interesting than the truth. Even if it isn’t, it is way cheaper.

the other jj June 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM

he set the standard for union officials,, as to what happens if you do not do what you are told to do,by people like the mafia ,,that is why they work like their hands are tied

Elwood June 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Law Dog June 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The FBI should start a search for Obama’s spine and Biden’s brain.

They’ll find Hoffa alive and well before they find either one of those.

Anonymous June 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Desaulnier and Bonilla will be introducing legislation imposing a small fee to continue the hunt for Hoffa while supporting the rights of women and unions . Oh and supporting middle class families, the working poor and ensuring the wealthy pay “their fair share of taxes”

carebear June 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Let Giraldo Rivera find him. Then they can air it on t.v. and we can all share in the disappointment.

NSA June 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM

How many “regular” people have gone missing since 1975 and not been found? Why should the FBI be obsessed with this one guy, while all but ignoring the rest?

Who cares where Jimmy Hoffa is?

anonyspouse June 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

LMAO @ #4!

Hollyhock June 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

“carebear:” so funny! I hate that they are spending so much money, but the guy’s where abouts are a mystery, and we just love mysteries.

Law Dog June 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Elwood @ 17 ….

Good one!!!!! LOL.

Connie Dobbs June 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM

There’s no statute of limitations on murder.

Futurama June 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Waste of money. Just another distraction to remove attention form the ass-hat republicans and democrats.

Anon2you June 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM

He is hanging with DB Cooper…Give it up for goodness sakes, waste of time, manpower and money. Find the real bad guys not the long dead ones…

TinFoiler June 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Sure, after they find D.B. Cooper.

Cowellian June 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

If the Government can’t find him, he never existed. I learned that from the War in Iraq.

Anon June 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Obama has to keep them busy or they may actually discover he really is a aweful president

The Closer June 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Censored? Really? Oh well,it’s a non issue. Who cares if he’s ever found.. Are they going to prosecute someone if they do find him? Waste of time and money.

Lori R June 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Forget about it

foonman June 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Mabe off subject, but………………….I’ve always been bothered by the term “went missing”! Is that proper grammar? went missing….went missing…..just doesnt sound right…….I need to get out of the sun…..

KJ June 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

GEEZ! It’s not like Jimmy Hoffa was King Richard III (the guy they found under a parking lot in London).

Still, I guess it’s more fun to look for a dead guy than have to wade through mountains of accounting records looking for dirty Wall Street bankers.

Em Dubya June 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM


Any chance some reliable source might suggest Hoffa is burried under Sun Valley?

Dr. Jellyfinger June 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well he certainly isn’t in my cellar. There’s nothing down there that the FBI would be even remotely interested in…. a lot of cobwebs, some old fishing poles & a Ouija board….. a 50 gal drum I’ve been storing for a guy named Vinnie the Shark and some old Playboy magazines. That’s it.

Arturo June 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I recently saw “The Iceman” about contract killer Richard Kuklinski and he was quoted as saying to be responsible for Jimmy Hoffa’s death. Too bad he was killed in jail.

Barbie Dahl June 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Censored? You shouldn’t complain. I don’t even get censored, a lot of my posts just never appear at all & I don’t ever even use any cuss words. I guess that’s the difference, if it got posted & the bad words were cut out, that’d be censorship…. but I don’t use any bad words, just posting stuff after that 3rd margarita and I’m deleted into internet oblivion.

Killjoy June 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Stop wasting money on crap like this, and trying to prosecute Barry Bonds.

MikeT June 17, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Thought they already found him once they took all the make-up off Tammy Faye Bakker!!

anonanonagain June 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

@ Connie Dobbs, I agree. When you play around with the mob you may end up pushing up daisies……This guy was no saint.

palermo June 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I’m from Detroit, and I’m Sicilian, so I couldn’t possibly comment

ANON June 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM

He is low on the Food chain,


Jimmy Hoffa

Stinky June 17, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I believe our tax dollars would be better spent on installing additional designer toilets in our government representatives’ private office bathrooms.

EdiBirsan June 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

There are some very funny comments here….

LongTimeReader June 18, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Well if they think he is alive, it might be worth the MONEY the taxpayers are giving them. But if he is dead, and they know he is dead, then why are they spending so much of the TAXPAYERS money to find him?

LongTimeReader June 18, 2013 at 5:47 AM

Why are they spending the TAXPAYERS dollar to find a body that has been decomposed for 40 yrs?

JRconcord June 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM

place money in toilet flush twice. This is our goverment using our money to what end??

Connie Dobbs June 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM

#46 Because somebody(ies) killed him, and it’s likely those persons killed others and are still walking around freely. They better question is why so many are cool with that just because the murdered guy was unpopular.

CLR June 18, 2013 at 9:39 AM

The word on the street, several months after his disappearance, was he was ground up and canned in a well known brand of dog food.

Cowellian June 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I’m guessing that the people who actually killed Hoffa were also permanently silenced.

Antler June 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Lori R at #31 ~ ~ ~ Please, sweetie, do watch your spelling!
It should be “Fuhgeddaboughtit”. (Ain’tcha got no street couth???)

Antler June 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

foonman at #32 ~ ~ ~ I love the term Connie uses sometimes in jest….. that they “disappeared” something or someone.

Antler June 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Em Dubya at #34 ~ ~ ~ SUPER!!! 🙂

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