Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I wonder if this judge would rule the same way with a Republican president.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    Oh….so you’ve been braindead since ’08.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    This is the same leftist judge (appointed by Bush, jr on 9/10) who said the government could not hold people indefinitely without trial or habeus corups. Bush, jr responded that he would follow the court’s verdict exactly as President Jackson followed the SCOTUS verdict that the Cherokee could keep the lands Jackson had promised to his supporters.


    Eventually, of course, the SCOTUS and the legislature ruled that the entire Constitution must be suspended for the duration, so Bush, jr and Obama have the right to do anything and everything they alone deem is needed to keep us all safe.


    So he was just making a meaningless statement that what Bush, jr and Obama is doing is wrong, but then he suspended that judgement. Eventually, it will be overturned by the appeals courts and the SCOTUS, plus the legislature will pass even more laws and resolutions approving of everything the NSA is doing to keep us safe from terrorists.


    Especially those terrorists who want to overthrow our currently seated elected representatives in November ’14 (or in the primaries before then).

  4. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, 11 months ago

    Once again, we were mad when W missed the clues for 9/11. We got all those great Patriot Act laws for him . He built that great Orwellian system we wanted him to build. Now we seem to have second thoughts about it.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 11 months ago

    I find it interesting that the country removed Nixon from office for what amounted to a misdemeanor and yet the current inquisition government continues on as if they weren’t committing major felonies.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 11 months ago

    Both sides tend to focus on blaming the other side for the NSA’s massive expansions of power.

    The Patriot Act may have originated during George W Bush’s administration, but very, very few congressmen from either side voted against it. Democrats need to deal with fact that most of their congressman voted for it.

    The Patriot Act may have been renewed during Obama’s administration, but yet again, very, very few congressmen voted against it. Republicans need to deal with the fact most of their congressman voted to extend it.

  7. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Much, much more!

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    @rpmurray

    It might be kind of nice if at least some of you ultra conservative types on this site actually studied some American History (recent or otherwise) before putting your fingers on your keyboards. In the first place the country did not remove Nixon from office, Nixon removed Nixon from office by resigning from office before he could be tried for anything, misdemeanor or otherwise.


    Secondly, your knowledge of just how the government works is even less than your knowledge of its history. President Obama (or any other president for that matter) does not have direct control over the operations of the NSA. He could ask for the resignation of the head of that governmental organization if he so wished (although even there he might be thwarted), but the individual policies of that organization are set (if there is even any control of same policies) by the law, and are therefore controlled more by the actions of Congress. Besides which, just how many conservatives would scream like stepped upon banshies that the president was weakening the security of this nation were he to interfere with the policies and operations of the NSA?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @rpmurray

    “…removed Nixon from office for what amounted to a misdemeanor…”

    First, Nixon was not removed from office. He resigned.

    Second, I don’t believe obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact are considered misdemeanors.

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    The judge was appointed by your hero Clinton.

  11. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, 11 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Mr. Landers some of us have actually studied American history… in fact I earned a PhD in the subject from an elite university.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    @phdtogo

    I believe that I was addressing rpmurray. Also, I stated “at least some of you ultra conservative types”, so if you are one of those that are so ignorant as to make general statements about something historical that are not based in history, then you are simply wrong. Or, as the saying goes “If the shoe fits, then wear it!” So, it does not matter just what your degree is, or is not!

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    Having suffered through Watergate and the mess that was the government at the time and watching with great relief as Nixon departed via helicopter my memory is that he never amended his most famous quote: “I am not a crook.” That doesn’t equate to admitting doing wrong, but maybe he made an admission I missed.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    While I do NOT like Obama continuing to use what the Patriot Act, and previous policies to that, like under REAGAN, and even back to the conversion of the OSS to CIA, it’s again idiotic to put ALL the blame on Obama. “W” and Cheney for instance, were much worse at manipulating the data collected, like getting us to invade Iraq on totally false “data” they shoved down the throats of Congress with threats of charging treason to defy the great god Cheney/Bush.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 11 months ago

    @NFLRedskins

    “Great that you finally recognize both sides voted, Jase.”

    What do you mean finally? I may fault the George W Bush Administration for leading the charge to war based on falsified “evidence,” but I have always faulted the Democrats for not having the stones to vote against it. I left the Democratic party during the Clinton Administration. I support a few select Democratic candidates based on their stand on issues and voting record, but I don’t support the party in general. The lessor of two evils is still evil.

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