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Gary Varvel

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  1. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t realize exercising free speech was a problem for you. Oh, wait… it’s probably because it’s a message with which you disagree. That must be why you think they deserve investigation.

  2. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 3 years ago

    Love your country but distrust your government.

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 3 years ago

    @Wraithkin

    Well, he is a self-proclaimed Socialist, so it’s not a surprise he has a problem with free speech…

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    You said: “But, this libertarian idea of distrusting our government is NOT good either…”

    So do you suggest we all just go about our lives and let the government do what it wills because we trust the people in charge?

    Government: we are going to limit the amount of sugar/salt/fat/ in your diet, it’s for your own good. If you use to much we tax you. You can trust me not to be excessive in my assessment of how much you consume. All I need is your shopping receipts …..

    We are going to manage your healthcare. We aim to adjust the cost so millions of the uninsured can have insurace, trust me it will lower premiums for one and all. NO don’t read it, pass it. TRUST me.

    NO, my brother, rather I say trust but verify. Which is what the press should have been doing since 2007 and failed to do.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Love it. Good comment (and funny too)

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    God payback is a …….

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago

    There is nothing sane or rational about trusting people whose life goal is to exercise power over other people. Read a history book , fer chrissakes. Government is the enemy of humanity.

  8. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago

    Remember Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, etc? Right wing and left wing are FAR more alike than they are different, it’s mostly a matter of the language they use to describe their perverse desire to use violence against anyone they disagree with.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Adrian said:
    “Those who love their nation ( which I do NOT think is the best of ideas), should never 100% trust anyone…But, this libertarian idea of distrusting our government is NOT good either…
    The problem is, as usual , extremism…We should try to be sane and rational…listen less to right-wing radio and more to NPR..
    less to mainstream religion and more to the Word from Jesus”.

    OK there are several things that don’t make a lot of sense. First sorry if you don’t love your country if you own an ereader please down load the public domain letters of when Thomas Jefferson when he was in office, you may find you’re wrong, they are free and does not take too read. Second if you believe that you listen to NPR too much. NPR is pretty good but it is government controlled in the end. Third who is more extreme conservatives who want smaller government or liberals who believe that government should be used to attack people that disagrees with them?

  10. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    You’re missing the point. The way the IRS went about it was that they were specifically targeting conservative-based groups. If they were specifically targeting… say… those who advanced the causes of hispanic liberals, there would be a media firestorm over how racist the IRS was being. But because it’s conservative groups that are being targeted, it’s okay because they have to be breaking the law, right?

    You are making an assumption that they are.

  11. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago

    LOL, people can’t be trusted, but government can? Government run by, what, aliens? Talking horses? Computers? Certainly not by people, right? Government destroys all that it touches, because it takes all of the weaknesses and potential for corruption in the human character, and gives them the power of violent coercion.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    How the left defines fascism from Google definitions:
    1.An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
    2.(in general use) Extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.


    How Merriam Webster defines fascism:
    1: often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascist) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
    2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge>

    And Definitions.com:
    1. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
    2. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
    3. ( initial capital letter ) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.

    Now Clark, after the past week who do you think is more Fascist, remember the IRS was going after Jewish groups too.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh clark:
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/israel-related-groups-also-pointed-to-irs-scrutiny-91298.html

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “We can argue about this till the cows come home..”

    If you extrapolate what you are suggesting even a modicum I think you would find that not even communist Cuba regulates their people to the extent to which you are suggesting.

  15. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    wasn’t the ap phone records hack because ap was about to break a story of a covert op in yemen against al-qaida group and doj was attempting to investigate the leak?

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