Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “I have nothing to hide, so it doesn’t bother me” is not a good excuse for it to happen. And I don’t CARE which presidents have or haven’t done it. It’s NOT a good thing for the Government to be doing to it’s OWN citizens!

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    We won’t hear it from Lisa, but the US economy has created over seven million new jobs in the last 40 months; this year is shaping up to be the best for private-sector job growth since 1999. The stock market is at a record high. The housing market is robust again. The federal deficit is falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. And in June, the government actually ran a $116 billion surplus — that is, took in that much more than it spent…

    Mind saying why the RepubliCons want to shut it all down, Ms. Benson? Or are you gonna stick with flogging 007?

  3. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago


    “I have nothing to hide, so it doesn’t bother me”

    I keep hearing that line so much I want to scream.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    If we knew our gov’t was run by people of honor, ethical character, and able to resist abusing their power, we could permit this with confidence. However, our two party cannibalistic oligarchy is filled with people who believe the ends justify any means used. It is a very small step from collecting info through which law enforcement can sift in the event of crimes to a society run by people who know everything about a citizen and who watch everything citizens do. Eisenhower was right, it takes an informed and educated electorate to stand up to the military industrial complex. It is said his draft for that speech included the word, Congressional.

  5. bueller

    bueller said, over 3 years ago


    And while Lisa is at it, she can pick up
    some pom-poms and cheer in front of
    the white house. Oh, wait -that’s a different
    occupation entirely,isn’t it ?

  6. avarner

    avarner said, over 3 years ago

    When the people in power know EVERYTHING about EVERYONE, they can control the outcome of ANY situation. Including who will replace them. (If they ARE replaced.) That’s what is at stake here. Wake up sheep. You are not “safer.” Just the opposite.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    OK…good job…wait…itf it’s so fantastic then why is this true?

    Now I do agree that there is positive things to look at. However, you are incorrect when you say that “republicans want to shut it all down”. No, rather the republicans want to defund the ACA while fund all other aspects of government.. BUT, it would not be like it never happened before.

    And berating Lisa for not addressing this issue instead of the NSA overreach? Well….

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not often I agree with Ms. Benson’s political views, but here I feel she’s right on-target. I’ve been severely disappointed in Obama’s handling of this surveillance-state progression.
    But a big part of the problem is that most of the people talking about this are either partisan hacks on either side of the aisle (who only want to see this mess pointed at “the other guy”), or oblivious idiots who say “if you have nothing to hide, you’ll be fine” or “the government doesn’t care about what you do in private”. And it’s really the second group that angers me the most, because of the amount of stupidity it requires to hold that mindset.
    Folks, “the government” is not some faceless, gargantuan, monolithic entity. It is comprised of people, people who may have biases and agendas of their own. If Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden could gather up information so easily, then how do you know YOUR information is safe from somebody who might decide that you need to “learn a lesson”?
    Or is the plan simply to keep the terrorists from destroying our freedoms by destroying them ourselves first?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    J. Edgar Hoover would never have misused all of that information that he garnered illegally except to harass political dissenters, activists and whomever else he didn’t like. Maybe to keep his job for almost 50 years. He would never have kept secret files to blackmail Presidents, Congressmen, or whomever else he wanted something from. Of course he was only one man and completely honorable. The NSA is J. Edgar Hoover on massive amounts of steroids with information available to all and sundry that work at NSA. Of course, none of those with access to that information would ever consider using it to the detriment of political dissenters, activists, or individuals. Or even to blackmail Presidents, Congressmen or whomever else an NSA official might want something from.

  10. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    So, by your somewhat agonizingly twisted logic, it wouldn’t be a problem to section off a section of a large city, or the entire city, where a crime occurred, place everyone under arrest, then weed out the actual perps?

    Oops, never mind, we already had that happen, the only thing missing was placing everyone under arrest.

    The continuing loss of freedoms, growth of the police state and twisted justifications provided for these violations of our freedoms means we have not learned from past mistakes. Take a moment to reflect on your history lessons, look back at the reasoning and justification used for the pogroms, rise of fascism, and any other number of things done by government to “protect the people” which only removed freedoms and further empowered the government.

    This isn’t a slippery slope, it a freaking slide and the government is enjoying the ride, get a clue.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago

    Bingo! Once the Database exists, someone will use it to further their agenda, regardless of original intent. All for the common good, of course.

  12. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, over 3 years ago


    And the unemployement rate would by 10.7% IF the number of people in the workforce were the same as 2009. Of course the unemployment rate will continue to drop as more Americans give up looking for work.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    I am sure the NSA is going to use that call to my friend against me.

  14. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t blame “the government” – blame yourself for insisting to your representatives that the “Patriot Act” would protect you from the bad guys.The nasty liberals did mention at the time that the act was too broad. And don’t try to tell me it was the liberals that voted it in – it was everyone, liberal and conservative with the conservatives supporting it with the loudest rhetoric.

  15. SergeitheAntagonist

    SergeitheAntagonist said, over 3 years ago

    War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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