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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It was called “Patriot Act”, and should have been called “Sucker Punch”.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    GHW Bush’s new world order.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, 4 months ago

    The NSA could redeem itself by tracking down those responsible for the incessant calls from “card services” and publishing their names and numbers.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    @NotSufferingFoolsAtAll

    You make an excellent point. When Bush, jr had the NSA watching us 24/7, he was like a father, watching over us as we slept (not to mention, watching everything we did when we were awake). And this was not just acceptable, every patriotic American welcomed it, and would have been immensely grateful if they had known about it (but, of course, it was classified Top Secret). Only terrorists could possibly have objected to Bush, jr watching them 24/7, people not guilty of terrorism could not possibly have had any objection to Bush, jr’s watching over them and protecting them.


    But Obama, doing the exact same thing, is pruriently peeping into our bedrooms, and should be stopped with extreme prejudice. And this is clear to everyone with an IQ in the single digits: it’s a White and Black case.

  5. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Michael wme

    That last sentence of yours will be construed as a personal attack by some people !!

  6. Subversive

    Subversive said, 4 months ago

    I recently started wondering just what the 4th is actually for

  7. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, 4 months ago

    History shows that there is a strong link between income inequality and social unrest. The American Gini coefficient is about the same as Uruguay’s and it is rising rapidly with the Forbes 400 owning as much wealth as the bottom 60% of Americans, up 20% in just the past seven years. I suspect that the one percent may be getting nervous about the future and on some level are pushing the NSA to keep a vigilant eye on the national pulse. Timothy McVeigh figured that the government was the “beast” and the NSA may be making this a self fulfilling prophecy.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, 4 months ago

    thank you bho

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 4 months ago

    People with moronic IQs vote Democrat
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    You probably won’t understand, but all too often, the irony of what you post is in your username.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 4 months ago

    “No-One is an island” is greatly over-rated, isolationism against everybody else will be the new norm. Welcome to the GDR (German Democratic Republic, 1947-1989, RIP) version 2.0, socialism seem to have won in the United States as well, comrades…

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    “Fool with his own problems, but suffering himself”: just a note, my formally tested I.Q. is above 168, I have college degrees,long ago voted Republican, but saw the light, switched to Democratic Party, but today with BOTH parties pretty “lost”, still a registered Democrat, but independent thinker. (despite what all the conservative trolls think)


    The fact that so many on the far right today have no clue how much damage was done from Reagan’s administration on (think Poindexter and North, among others) to our national defense, as well as “secuirty”, is insane.

  12. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 4 months ago

    Former Mensan here (I didn’t renew when they moved from NYC to DALLAS!) I vote for Democrats, for Republicans and for various other parties, And I write in votes too.
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    I can play the name game too Not Suffering, Fool Sat All Day Typing GIGO on GoComics
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    NSA, (Not Suffering…)
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    There is common ground. We both agree that surveillance is worrisome. But your hyperbolic rhetoric is what makes your point dismissible, out of hand.
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    Invading a sovereign nation with zero provocation was much more destructive to US relations around the world than, being better at what they do to us and to each other than they are, is.
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    The Executive Branch selling arms to our enemy so they can fight our ally and then using the money from that sale to fund an illegitimate regime after said funding was explicitly forbidden by the Congress of the United States. That is the kind of stuff that breaks down the trust in the good ole USofA around the world.
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    There are so many things that the USA does wrong (and many of them in your name but in reality for US corporate interests) globally. And so many things that we do right (in your name).
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    Do us all a favor and dial back the rhetoric. Dial back the “Gloom and doom” (which you’ll then turn around and say the Democrats are fear mongers). Everything is possible. It is possible, for example, for there to be NSA surveillance without the nation becoming “Brazil” (as in the movie, based on the book 1984).
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    We absolutely NEED cyber surveillance. Our lives depend on the internet. To not have cyber surveillance would be like saying “Oh heck, we don’t need to watch those bridges and tunnels. They’ll be fine. We’ll just stop the bad guy as he’s about to detonate the bomb, like they do in the movies.”

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    ^It is indeed when the radically motivated, left, right, or other, gain too much power that indeed the “defense” of the nation, becomes an offense, against morality, and actually, our founding principles that were, overall, quite sound.

  14. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, 4 months ago

    If we are to tolerate and live peaceably w each other despite our real difference in both politics and personal agenda would it be to much to ask that we collectively refrain from trivializing groups and calling them names.

    I believe that as long as the NSA has judicial and legislative oversight at least can say our elected officials are acting on our behalf. It’s when there’s no eyes on the watchers that we become no different than the GDR

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 4 months ago

    @dtroutma

    TROUT: Hey, independent thinker! I am going to assume you will stand behind Rand Paul 1000% over his suit against the Obama Administration re: NSA, yes? (Just kidding. I know you would never stand behind him, or anyone with an R next to his name. That’s just the kind of “independent” you are.)

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