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Jerry Holbert

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months ago

    @Dycel

    Six scandals in two weeks. Come on.

  6. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 10 months ago

    @jack75287

    NSA is colleting millions of phone records looking for terrorists. We don’t have one million, I doubt we have ten thousand.”
    Not defending, inquiring, cannot 10000 terrorists produce millions of phone records. That could be 1 call a day each over 10 years.

  10. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 10 months ago

    @SkepticCal

    Occupy Wall Street is/was not pro Pres. Obama/Government.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @zekedog55

    Good one. Joe Biden in a speedo.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months 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.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @1opinion

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

  14. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 10 months ago

    @jack75287

    The story is rather vague, and they are seeking terrorist communication activity. But if Verizon is required to provide this information, I would think other providers are required as well.
    (has this type thing been brought up several times since the Patriot Act was enacted?

  15. kato1979

    kato1979 said, 10 months ago

    At least the birds got it right!

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