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Gary Varvel

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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This Hag needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Now they say five other IRS employees have lost their emails, I guess a pattern is not admissible in federal court.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    Can’t have it both ways, cons. You either properly fund government agencies or they cut corners that lead to lost email.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 2 years ago

    People need to go to jail over those “lost” e-mails. That was a deliberate criminal act on someone’s part. You just don’t “lose” e-mails in a large government (or for that matter corporate) computer system. Backups are legally mandated for anything from 2 weeks to 6 months or more.
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    Somebody with real power way up the government food chain ordered this done. They need to go to prison for it.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    @pirate227

    Right the IRS is not funded. It has a thing called a server with redundant back ups, God tell me that was sarcasm please.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    I agree with you. Laws not enforced are not laws at all. I also felt the same way when Dick Cheney “lost” thousands of e-mails, many of which were by law required to be registered on official e-mail, but were done through private accounts. These related to the “energy summit” where the SCOTUS said that he didn’t need to name the participants (after Mr. Cheney went hunting with Mr. Scalia and didn’t shoot him in the face), and later related to torture.

    So, now there is precedent. And things get stupider from there.

    Laws should have been enforced then; they should be now.

    It’s amazing how those in charge seem to believe how stupid we are….“oh, we lost those”…..a junior high student can’t even get away with that, when trying to explain away a lack of homework

  7. HopefulAmerican

    HopefulAmerican said, about 2 years ago

    The IRS has funding in the US “Budget”….they have a backup system in place….the “missing emails” are only the ones in the crucial time period of the Lerner abuse of conservatives applying for nonprofit status….6 other IRS employees also involved in the scandal are the so-called “other missing emails” and if you believe this CYA sham, I have some land I could offer to sell to you!
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    Could some “outside” authority check to see if my IRS Tax payment history is also “missing”?

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @denis1112

    You do know that pleading the 5th isn’t a sign saying “I am guilty” don’t you? Or do you like the idea that if you are guilty you first.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    However if they were found to be deleted illegally, they can be retrieved. And used in evidence against them.

  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Actually Night-Gaunt; in this case it’s very appropriate. The IRS is one of the few areas of Government that can charge you AND force YOU to prove you are not guilty. The Roosevelt administration and several other Presidents afterwards were so afraid that they wouldn’t get their FAIR SHARE of somoene else’s work that they established those rules with a Democratic Congress.

    So Yes she should be considered guilty until she can prove that the emails are actually lost.

    I say it again – This HAG should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    It’s hilarious watching the conservatives try to gin up interest in this dead nonstory. There was no scandal, so no cover-up in the emails from two years before the scandal. It was practice to destroy emails after six months, because the tapes were being re-used to save money. A lot of effort was expended, a lot of emails were found, but of course nothing incriminating, because there’s no actual scandal.

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    ’Tis a country of laws we live in, not libel and slander. The lady gets her day in court, no matter the torturous opinions espoused in the Rush Fox Noise. Just saying…

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    C’mon Molon, Lighten up a bit!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    They got 63,000 e-mails, 27,000 of them during the time in question. Still not enough. They want to find something wrong. Just like Bush “knew” that Iraq had WMD. (The US helped them to get it, the UN took it away.) They know this in their heart they are right no matter the many times it is shown they are wrong.

  15. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Like the original scandal, the upset over this requires that you (A) not bother to find out the details and (B) have great faith in the good judgment of governmental agencies.
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    It takes a lot of effort to remain sufficiently ignorant and foolish to qualify as a right-winger these days.

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