Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    What happens when Glenn lies?

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    Excellent! Creative, original and relevant. Great ’toon.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    And what was the lie? Never-mind, that was rhetorical…

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As we know, the American government spying on its own citizens never happened until the day Obama was elected.
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    And even if it had happened under Nixon, Bush 1 (CIA chief) or Bush II, it would have been okay because, you know, Republican.

  5. CrazyRubes

    CrazyRubes said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.gocomics.com/glennmccoy/2005/06/13 Hope that shows up. Basically, I’m trying to show that McCoy is a bit of a hypocrite. Best I could do at short notice. It shows McCoy’s support of the Patriot Act – not that far removed from what the NSA is doing.

  6. black dog

    black dog said, over 1 year ago

    The problem is, Obama has redefined the word Terrorist to mean Conservatives, Christians, Constitutionalists or any other group that might vote against him.

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @CrazyRubes

    It’s pretty bad when the author of the Patriot act says the government has overreached. My understanding is this overreach started under O’s command, not anyone else’s.

    But, Braindead did have a point: It’s not like anyone else hasn’t done it. But, at the same time, with the advent of newer technology, you are able to pinpoint a lot of information even with just metadata. Here is an interesting article on how the metadata can be used. It’s actually pretty scary.

    Isolated, the findings are mundane, if we could trust the government to not abuse the information and target individual groups. But we can’t, because the IRS has been (as recently as 2010) targeting groups because of their perceived political affiliation. We have the NSA and Justice Department that are seizing records in a clear violation of the 4th Amendment. There is no such trust any more.

    Warrants are supposed to be specific and defined for what they are searching, not a broad fishing trip. The reason the 4th Amendment was drafted was because British soldiers would raid swaths of homes in the colonies searching for … well, searching for anything they would deem incriminating and then charge the person with the crime after they found something they felt was incriminating. That is the same as the metadata the NSA is collecting, and the phone records the JD is snagging. And the emails/chats/video chats/etc. And so on.

    Right now, we cannot trust the government to do the right thing because they have so brazenly abused the Public’s trust. So we cannot trust the government in collecting this data.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    good post wraithkin

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  10. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    I think Glenn is referencing Obama’s claim of ignorance, that he didn’t know about all this. At least that’s what I perceive it to be. Plausible deniability only gets you so far.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “Thank Goodness we have a experienced Community Organizer to get us through this very bad time” created by others, particularly Bush.

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    Go bleat somewhere else. The “Bush did it” mantra doesn’t hold any value any more. This is Obama’s mess. Time to come up to speed on that reality.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    The truth never gets dated.

  14. CrazyRubes

    CrazyRubes said, over 1 year ago

    @Wraithkin

    I don’t think we have any way of knowing for certain when this particular overreach originally started. As far as overreaches in general, I’d have to ask historians – has presidential power been continually expanding for a long time?

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Wraithkin

    Yeah, that’s absolutely true. None of Bush’s failures have any lasting consequences whatsoever.

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