Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    For supposedly being a smart guy, wow he is stupid.
    There really is only one end game or this kid and its not pretty.

  2. Trantor0815

    Trantor0815 said, over 3 years ago

    I am no US citizen. So tell me – why is it the wish of some people their country is feared or getting their feet kissed by any others – like “how can I serve you today masta?”
    You have to deal with it, that there are more and more countries – not only the “evil ones”, that aren’t behind the US. And when I see your way of politics, it is good that way.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    If Snowden had blown his whistle and then taken his punishment, he might actually be worthy of compassion if not respect. However, not only did he run away to avoid punishment; not only did he take his laptop which we should expect had info on it and has been seen by the Chinese and Russians who are assisting him, but we now hear that he did not do this as a matter of conscience. Mr. Snowden apparently told a journalist he joined the NSA with the PLAN to get info he could use to ‘expose’ the program’s abuses.
    When the story first broke, I thought Mr. Snowden might be a well intentioned civil servant. I no longer feel that way. He deliberately penetrated a secure company with the intention of exposing US secrets. Now he is looking for a place to retire and all he has to barter is whatever is on his computer.
    Whistleblowers are heroes, not only for what they reveal, but for their willingness to accept the consequences of their actions. Mr. Snowden revealed something I am glad we know, however, he did it in the worst possible way.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    You say, “To [sic] bad other countries have lost the fear and respect they used to have for us.” So in the old days, the Soviet Union and Communist China would have handed him right over to the US?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    If he had stayed with the NSA spying on U.S. citizens and done his whistleblowing while still here, he might be a hero. Instead, by his own admission, he took other knowledge with him. ” I had access to the full rosters of everyone working at the NSA, the entire intelligence community, and undercover assets all over the world. The locations of every station, we have what their missions are, and so forth.”

    Exposure of how we monitor international communications, according to a “senior intelligence official”: “The intelligence community is already seeing indications that several terrorist groups are in fact attempting to change their communication behaviors based on what they’re reading about our surveillance programs in the media.”

    The information he is putting out can get our intelligence assets killed. Lack of interception of terrorist communications because the terrorists changed their communications protocols enhances the probability of a successful terrorist attack. Snowden is no hero, quite the opposite.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Fear? Oh yeah, other countries still fear us- just like any rational adult would fear a blinded and enraged giant, smashing everything around it without the slightest thought.
    Respect, though… no, we traded that away decades ago, with proxy wars, coups, unjustified invasions, and all sorts of other idiocy in the arrogant belief that we have a God-given right to run the world.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Mama says stupid is as stupid does. Snowden is pretty damn stupid.

  8. Trantor0815

    Trantor0815 said, over 3 years ago

    @Michael WME
    Ah….this is helpfull for me – thanks Michael. I think I understand this kind of language so bad, because our extrem patriotism/nationalism was beaten out of our system ‘39-’45.
    That was curative for most of us and holds up until today.

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    So instead, you would have us confront and make angry the former head of the KGB, that now controls Russia? The only other country in the world with enough of a nuclear arsenal besides our own that would make it capable of destroying mankind, and even possibly all life on this planet? And all of this over this one traitorous individual?

    Personally, having survived the entire cold war I am glad we have a president that does not fly off the handle at every little provocation. And respect is only good if it is an earned commodity, and not one that is a demanded commodity!!

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    “…….What language would you speak if it weren’t for the USA?German,Japanese,Russian?Would you be speaking at all?
    Do they feed that crap to you in civics classes or does it grow and feed on itself late at night in the bars after too many drinks?

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    “….. and we as a nation have less respect than France had after the world wars.”
    Instead of running off at the mouth about what you think other countries think, or what you would like them to think, listen to what they are actually saying. I’ll help you out. The image of the U.S. in world eyes took a downturn under Reagan, recovered somewhat under Clinton, and took a serious nose-dive under Bush. The image under Obama has improved, but most realize Obama is being held back and even weakened by conditions and attitudes carried over from the Bush administration.
    So far as your attitude that respect comes with fear, you couldn’t be more wrong. That pretty much makes you the epitome of the stereotypical Ugly American – the kind you would like to fly in on airplanes and take down Trade Centers.

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    In what possible way is “the heat on”? Do you even read the news???

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    “….. I have stated and history has proven that the World thinks Obama is a Joke who they have no respect for. …”
    Instead of regurgitating biases, lets instead refer to a compilation of surveys of presidential rankings by historians and political scientists. The rankings focus on the presidential achievements, leadership qualities, failures and faults.
    Just about everyone’s number one choice is of course Abe Lincoln. Reagan is just slightly above the middle at 17th. Bush2 is where he should be, near the bottom at 34th and lower than Carter who comes in at 27th. Obama is rated at 14th, tied with Johnson and just behind Kennedy at 11th. So the historians have Obama rated as one of the most effective presidents in the last fifty years. I don’t know, I’m just reporting the surveys. Probably doesn’t agree with your perception, but I suspect your rating system is based on political ideology, Conservative talking points, and knowledge deficiency. So I’ll go with the experts.

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