Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Total jerk at a minimum. Ah, the advantages of contracting!

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Love the leak, hate the leaker.
    If he had stayed in the USA and suffered the consequences, like Manning has done, he would be a hero. Since he is retreating to totalitarian regimes in his efforts to escape punishment for his premeditated actions, I have much less sympathy for him than I did in the first few days.
    The US gov’t, using tools developed under Bush and expanded upon under Obama has angered the world with its all encompassing information gathering and we cannot be certain that even the administration and/or the congressional committees assigned with oversight are aware of how the info is being accessed. The ‘court’ granting access seems too small and secretive to properly supervise and protect from abuse.
    Is Mr. Snowden a hero? The jury is still out on that question, however, the circumstantial evidence would indicate he had an agenda and the nations to whom he has retreated and is seeking asylum are not known for making heroic efforts on behalf of freedom or civil rights. And we still don’t know what information is on his laptop.

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    He’ll rue the day he put on a cape at an airport.

  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Snowden is a Hero – If he hadn’t leaked this information we wouldn’t have known that our own government was encroaching on our civil liberties.

    Now that he has made the public aware there is outcry (Not enough) for the government to explain it’s illegal actions.

    The Real Zeros in this story are the Judges in the Kangaroo court that allowed this to continue. They claim they were trying to protect Americans but what they really did was take money to look the other way while our civil liberties were destroyed.

    I, for one, Do Not Agree that our Safety is so important that it is OK for the government to intrude on our privacy. If you want that kind of country – go live in China or Russia and let those of us who value our liberty and freedom to live our lives unfettered by the irrational fears of our neighbors.

    “Those who would give up a little freedom for a little security deserve neither freedom nor security” – Benjamin Franklin.

  5. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    A cute cartoon and a witty comment on the times.

    Snowden is a traitor; where is Jack Ruby when we need him?

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago


    Remember, privatization is ALWAYS better than government. ALWAYS! Why balance quality with savings when you can have neither? Background checks cost cash that could be going into the CEO’s pocket!

  7. CogentModality

    CogentModality said, over 3 years ago


    If you keep that attitude, I’m sure you’ll be introduced in the after-life.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Snowden admitted to having had access to U.S. human intelligence personnel and intelligence operations world wide. The Guardian quotes him as saying “I did not reveal any U.S. operations against legitimate military targets.” I would be somewhat skeptical of what criteria a zealot would use to determine what is “legitimate”. Since it is impossible to know what Snowden determined was or was not legitimate, all he had access to would have to be considered compromised. The NSA director is quoted as saying "What Snowden has revealed has caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies.” “We can confirm we are seeing indications that several terrorist groups are in fact attempting to change their communications behaviors based specifically on what they are reading about our surveillance programs in the media,” a U.S. intelligence official told CNN.

    If Snowden had stayed with the unwarranted domestic spying on U.S. citizens he might have been a hero. As it is, he’s quite the opposite.

  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @denis1112 – Give the guy some credit. He made Americans aware of a National Disgrace. Do you honestly think he could hope to get a fair trial. If the Government got ahold of him he would have been shipped off to the American Gulag (Guantanamo) and never heard from again.

    Even as the trials are going on in Guantanamo the government has admitted to secretly recording defense attorneys and their clients.

    The game is rigged. The government is no longer of the people for the people and by the people. It is government elites trying to look out for each other and their cushy 9 – 5 jobs.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It IS very interesting where a guy complaining about intrusive government surveillance turns for asylum. Of course when it comes to our incarcerated spies, they were working for Israel who then sold our military secrets to China. One must ask, where is conscience? Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning may have been wrong, but they weren’t doing it for self-promotion.

  11. Mike Cronis

    Mike Cronis said, over 3 years ago

    Hero? Arguable, making dealings with the mob-boss-president Putin. Hm.

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