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Bob Gorrell

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    No, he’s right.

  2. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Why? All of this was fine when it was your golden boy in office as idiot-in-chief. but now that President Obama continues the very same abuses it’s all of a sudden wrong. Seems like you guys want all the freedom in the world but you want to be protected from everybody elses freedoms too. We should be free to go and watch a marathon and be free from harm. However in order to be free from harm there can be no one there wishing to do harm or with the means to do harm. So how do you balance that? And no a gun won’t be the answer so don’t try it, that claim would only prove you to be a fool.

  3. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    And by the way, just to be crystal clear, I do not approve of the truly draconian measures put in place or the ones prescribed in this toon.


    And I suspect that Bob is being a tad cynical and sarcastic.

  4. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “The mind of a terrorist is a mush of ignorance and racism.”
    So you are admitting you are a terrorist? You demonstrate, on most occasions, both of the characteristics you claim are terroristic.


    But I think your point is mostly correct with one little change, “The mind of a terrorist is a mush of ignorance and [bigotry]” Racism is purely about race, bigotry is about simply being different. Slight difference but I think that makes your comment go from being half right to just plain right, as in correct.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “The mind of a terrorist is a mush of ignorance and racism.”

    As is the mind of of those who are making accusations without any facts. We don’t know who did this. It could be anyone but some people are already dead set on blaming Muslims.

  6. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    If you’ll recall, the current “idiot-in-chief” was one of the most vocal critics of the previous administration’s use of the very tactics being excoriated in the alleged “comic” above. Hypocrite, condemn thyself!!!

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I’m going to assume that Bob here is being ironic.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It does appear that our quest for using technology has a direct correlation to our loss of privacy. Add to that the Patriot Act and militarization of our culture and we have the same correlation to our loss of personal freedoms. Satellites, cameras, listening devices, drones, and internet monitoring: Big Brother is definitely in control.

  9. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, no, this obviously means we need more armed civili…vigilantes to defend us.

  10. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    We all stand by each day and let the government take away another piece of our freedom, usually for security or to enforce the law, the “common good”.

    All to often the call for more security and safety drowns out a more reasoned approach to an issue. The government, it’s representatives and those that enforce the “laws” are lazy (metaphorically speaking) and want it to be easy. So they draft a draconian law or regulation to “address” the problem and your freedom has been encroached on once again. Once these laws and regulations are in place they rarely if ever go away.

    When do we, as a now semi-free people, start to push back against a government that sees itself as the master over us and not the other way around as the founders intended it?

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    “But of course, a lawless society is NOT free. It’s the opposite of free.”

    The more laws a society has, the more lawless the society appears. Freedom comes with risks and responsibilities. I moved away from Virginia Beach partly because of its police-state mentality: they have a leash law for cats (take a minute to let that sink in), for example. Another example: a 16-year-old tourist was cited for littering because her ice cream dripped on the sidewalk. You can take everything too far (PATRIOT act) or not far enough (background checks).

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Jeff H

    I have condemned President Obama for the use of drones, the renewal and expansion of the Patriot Act, which is anything but. I have read many liberals do the same thing. I have also said I do not like the president, I do not think is he has done a very good job and I didn’t think he was a great choice, but sadly he was the better choice.
    However I have rarely if ever read any CONservative condemn the worst president in history for his incompetence in the years between 2001-2009.
    If you are going to call someone a hypocrite, at least know thy self, and the meaning of the word.

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Hey Goodwrench—April Fools is gone and past and now you prove you are the biggest fool at last. Well done!”
    Given the caliber of your character and judgment, I will take your comment as a compliment, because you are always exactly WRONG!

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @D PB

    Given our terse and often adversarial interactions please accept that I am respectfully wishing to disagree with your comment, in part. I agree with everything you wrote, but I think it also ignores “the other side.” I disagree with you in the aspect that your position does not address the reasons why things are the way they are. Your freedom to swing your arm ends where my nose begins. So to protect everyone the government must enact laws and regulations to protect everyone else from the one or the few and on occasion to protect the few from the many (civil rights as one example). But one thing you did write that I especially agree with, and think if we could correct that the infringements on our freedoms would be much more tolerable, is the overreaction and imposition of as what you called draconian laws. If we could get the different sides to work together, understand that the end result will by necessity not be exactly what they want maybe then they could enact laws and regulations on par with the founding fathers. They did not all agree but they were able to draft very enduring compromises. That is what I think we need in government. No freedom can be absolute, because for me to have and exercise any particular freedom I will be infringing upon your rights, sometimes the very same right.

  15. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Hey, I’m not going to disagree with your point on enacting “common sense” laws, you can’t just walk up to someone and punch them in the face, although at times it would be personally satisfying.

    My concern is more with the ever increasing use of the power of the government to monitor, record and track benign behavior.

    Not sure about your region, here in California an ever increasing number of police vehicles have, not only dash cams, but cameras in the light bar above as well, just running all day gathering video or images. These captured videos/images are then being coupled with character recognition software systems that recognize license numbers. The images/video is GPS stamped as well as date/time stamped, so now you have a record of a particular car at a particular place at a particular time. Now let’s couple that with other local law enforcement systems that have captured similar information, now I have a lot of information about vehicles and the people that may have been driving them and where they were. Sound a little like big brother to you?

    Do you have an issue with this?

    What’s the difference between this and having a constant tale or maybe an embedded tracking device in your car? When does the need of the government outweigh your personal freedom and privacy? This is just one example of government overstepping and no one really that concerned with it.

    I love it when someone says, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, why do you care?” The ignorance that statements belies is scary.

    You should pick up a book by Harvey Silvergate, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

    From the book description, The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague.

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