Jeff Danziger by Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Oooh, those first ten amendments!! Everyone loves them, except for one. Which one, now that depends….

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    If people considered congressional hearings to be something other than political ads then maybe they’d be more willing to say something.

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    What law was broken. Other than the IRS misinterpreting the statue in 1959 under Eisenhower and granting tax exemption to organizations that were clearly political?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    “No person shall …. be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”

    So then does Lois see the “investigation” into the IRS actions by Congress as a “criminal” case? And – if she is pure as the driven snow – what part of her testimony would be “self incriminating”?

    She was certainly open about her personal involvement. Plus, by giving that "qualifying opening statement’, she opened the door to being questioned on the contents of that statement.

    If you have decided not to comment, then don’t.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I have a rare chance to agree with Onguard on this one, Ossiningaling. Creating “red flags” that would target conservatives should be illegal, but even if they aren’t, the follow up questionnaires were not relevant and if not legal, should have been.
    Using a entity like the IRS as a tool to target a particular group is simply wrong. It’s one thing for the DoJ to use a warrant to get info held in the IRS, but it is not the IRS’s job to investigate specific groups. They are just supposed to make sure the forms are filled out properly and the information is correct. They went beyond that in this case.
    Maybe Ossining is right and no laws were broken, but if the law wasn’t broken, the code of conduct is.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @ Respectful Troll

    At present Issa is consulting with DOJ about immunity. This is far from over.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    There’s a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts that has threatened an independent prosecutor.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    What about, “I don’t remember. I don’t recall.” :?? Isn’t that the same thing?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, but from the questions asked and the attitude toward the witnesses that I’ve seen displayed by the Democratic Congressmen at the parts of the hearings that I’ve watched, the Democrats are screaming “wolf” right along with the Republicans this time.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I know I need to find where I saw it, but I read yesterday that it as General Petraeus who was the one who had changed the story! I will look for it.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting that Jeff didn’t show Cheney and his entire crew who refused to testify, to anyone, at any time, under oath.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    It takes a certain mindset to carry the banner for the IRS.
    Left and right both hate that kind of person.
    Not fair but a very safe target.

  13. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    Jeff , you left out “national hero”

    [ open on Lieutenant Oliver North surrounded by seven other Marines in front of a huge American flag ]

    “Fighting soldier in Vietnam
    The perfect son to any mom.
    He’s one part man
    One part machine.
    He’s Ollie North
    the Mute Marine.

    Mined the harbor
    of Managua.
    Planned the invasion
    of Grenada.
    But soon cruel fate
    would intervene.
    And he’d become
    the Mute Marine.

    He traded arms with Iran
    For hostages
    What a great plan!
    The chances for
    success were zero.
    And yet he’s still
    a national hero.

    Two Swiss accounts
    were in his name.
    Diverted funds
    but who’s to blame?
    The time had come
    to tell his tale.
    Here’s what he said
    T’stay out of jail:"

    Oliver North: [ repeatedly opens his mouth to speak, but nothing comes out ]

    Marine Hymn:
    “He’d like to talk
    but connot speak.
    his will is strong
    his case is weak.
    We may never know
    just what he’s seen.
    The man they call
    the Mute Marine.”

    [ Oliver North and the seven Marines hold their hands to their heads for a salute ]

    Tune by Sgt Barry, lyrics by SNL

  14. Norton99

    Norton99 said, over 3 years ago

    Captain Blood?!?!?!?
    As it happens, I was reading Sabatini when I was a teenager, so I have no idea whatever what that corner of the cartoon is about.
    Does somebody else?
    If he had said Sea Hawk he might have had the beginning of a point. At least that book had a trial in it. Well, actually, so did Captain Blood, but the fact was that Peter was really innocent, which Oliver wasn’t particularly. And neither of them took the fifth, since England didn’t have one.

  15. Alvin Hill

    Alvin Hill said, over 3 years ago

    In general, there must have been a crime for someone to go to jail. No crime was committed here! Can you wrap your brain around that?

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