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Jerry Holbert

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    Although I often disagree with the actions of Tea Party representatives, they have every right to do what they legally can to forward their agenda, and no one has the right to restrict or censor that effort. Although “birdpoop on the bad guy” is always a fun gag, I think this matter is a little too serious to make fun of the victim.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    A group of rational anti tax protesters called themselves the tea party in memory of colonists who rose up to protest the abuses of the British monarchy – “no taxation without representation” – and other groups and ‘issue" voters attached themselves to this newer and more conservative party. Sadly, some very vocal, strident, and combative voices rose above the voices of those who were more libertarian in their views on taxation and big gov’t and the Tea Party became “radicalized” in the eyes of the media and many Americans. Figures like Ms. Bachmann and Mr. Beck reinforced the view that tea party members were extreme conservatives.
    It is important in our “civil society” to recall this organization is made up of neighbors and relatives, and it would be wrong to paint all members with the same broad brush. Just as it is wrong for those who paint anyone who isn’t “their” kind of Republican as a far left liberal, it is wrong to judge an entire group because of the actions of a highlighted few.
    And birds poop on liberals too. They have no party affiliation.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    In this era of info gathering (post Patriot Acts I & II, FOIA and internet’s pervasive personal profiles pimping), no group or individual remains immune from invasive inquiries, public or private.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Ok this is timing, when it just came out today from a British news paper that the NSA is colleting millions of phone records looking for terrorists. We don’t have one million, I doubt we have ten thousand.

    I should start a string of videos called Government Gone Wild.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Dycel

    Six scandals in two weeks. Come on.

  6. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    “Government Gone Wild”—-I like it!
    .
    Since the vids would deal w/all things [G]overnment, you’d be starting
    a G string of videos.
    .
    Yuk, yuk, nurf , nurf.

  7. Zipi

    Zipi said, about 1 year ago

    Remember, you only attack what you are afraid of (and the ultra-paranoid Obama administration is afraid of anyone that wants them to actually obey the U.S. Constitution).

  8. D PB

    D PB said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    Jack, the NSA has been listening in on phone conversation for years already, this is not new or news.

    It’s just another example of the government overreach that has been happening under every administration since the technology became available to enable and simplify monitoring of citizens. That goes back to FDRs time and possibly before.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @zekedog55

    Good one. Joe Biden in a speedo.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @D PB

    Sorry no, they stated under oath to congress they were not doing this. I agree the government has been doing it for a long time but they have been caught with the hand in the cookie jar.

    Truth is with all these scandals all at one time is the Obama administration sophisticated enough for America.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @1opinion

    Read up the story it isn’t, and I am pretty sure it is a lot less then 10,000.

  12. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, those ‘conservative’ groups are actually political action committees … which are NOT allowed a tax exemption… as other non-profits are.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @1opinion

    We all know that, it is happening under Obama’s watch and looks like it has been expanded. Verizon has supplied info on 126 million calls alone. When we find out about the other carriers how many will it be?

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @bobwinners

    Might I suggest you read IRS publication 557 page 51 about 501c4. Set aside your prejudices and you will be able to see how this regulation is open to abuse by groups AND the government.

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