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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    January 20, 2017: The promised shipment of Hope and Change finally arrives.
    The box is empty, though.
    It always is.

  2. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, 12 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    It’s not Bush derangement syndrome. Obama is guilty of the NSA spying and his CIA director Brennan did lie to Congress, but the torture WAS under Bush, the NSA spying program started under Bush, the War on Terror was under Bush, and the Bush administration did lie to Congress on a regular basis.

    Obama has his issues, but the majority of the issues are due to continuing Bush policies. That doesn’t excuse Obama, but it does mean we shouldn’t be pretending they started with Obama.

  3. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 12 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    did the Daily planet threaten to fire you again if you did not start telling the lies they want?

  4. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 12 months ago

    @tiredofit

    Bush relied on a under funded Intelligence community thanks to Clinton. 9/11 was planned under Clinton and executed under Bush. several other non-US intelligence agency backed up the US assessment. And there has been torture used under every administration but you only here about when Republicans are involved. By the way Congressman Obama voted for the NSA spying program and as President he expanded reach.
    Please do not let the truth get in the way.

  5. mshefler

    mshefler said, 12 months ago

    How about we trace all our problems back to G. Washington.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @tiredofit

    “… the NSA spying program started under Bush,”

    This is a common misperception. In my opinion it started with the “Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act” of 1968. On signing this act Lyndon Johnson said “But the Congress, in my judgement, has taken an unwise and potentially dangerous step by sanctioning eavesdropping and wiretapping by Federal, State, and local law officials in an almost unlimited variety of situations.”

    The real biggy was actually signed by Jimmy Carter in 1978, the “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”. Upon signing Jimmy Carter stated “It will assure FBI field agents and others involved in intelligence collection that their acts are authorized by statute and, if a U.S. person’s communications are concerned, by a court order.” A court was established by this act to issue warrants. Through 2012, 33,942 cases were approved with only 11 disapproved. It seems this court was no more than a rubber stamp for whatever agency requested a court order. There were a couple of acts between the FISA and the Patriot Act expanding FISA capabilities.

    The next big one is, of course, the Patriot Act. This one amended and expanded the FISA authorizations for spying on U.S. citizens. Then comes the government’s, invention of the “National Security Letter”. From 2005 through 2012 there were 143,364 of these issued involving 53,593 U.S. citizens. President Obama has extended the Patriot Act’s life twice.

    There are a great many things within these laws and court decisions on them that puts George Orwell’s concept of spying on the populace in the minor leagues.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 12 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Not Liberalism. Historical accuracy.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @mikefive

    Knew about the act under Carter, but not the one under Johnson, thank you for letting us know that one. I enjoyed, in a nervous fingerbiting king of way, you whole comment with one minor disagreement, the gov’t has the power to exceed Mr. Orwell’s concept in 1984, and perhaps even Animal Farm, but I don’t believe we’ve reached the point where they take the same actions Big Brother….yet.
    Thank you for your continued contributions to the debates.
    Respectfully,
    C.
    (going camping tomorrow! 7 days in a tent by a lake in the hills! yee haaaa!!)

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I thought the most interesting part of that post was the contrast in thinking of Mr. Johnson and Mr. Carter. Mr. Johnson seemed concerned about where it could lead and Mr. Carter didn’t consider the future (or didn’t care).

    I talked my ex into camping for a weekend. She said yes, thought about it, then asked what I meant by camping and I told her a poncho and blanket in the woods. Camping to her was a weekend at a Holiday Inn. Cancel camping.

    Yours truly,
    M5.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @mikefive

    I know what you mean, Mike5. While Mr. Carter has become an amazing ‘statesman’ whose humanitarian and community service activities are second to none, I was disappointed with him as a President. Mr Johnson was a flawed human, as are we all, but considering what he had been left by Eisenhower’s Dulles brothers, and Kennedy’s early demise, he was an amazing President. But even he recognized he had made mistakes with his, “if nominated I wlll not run, if elected, I will not serve” speech.
    *
    On a lighter note….
    The most “luxurious” item we’re taking is the double height queen size air mattress. Other than that, no electric, and have to get water from the rest room/shower house where there’s a spigot. It’s been 5 years since we last went camping because of many reasons, mostly medical, and this is our second sojurn this summer. We’re hoping to do at least one more up in the mountains near the Appalachian Trail. Sounds like your ex would have enjoyed “Glamping”, Glamour camping… a nice little cabin beside the lake or with a scenic view of a valley and not far from restaurants.
    Next year, we buy a trailer so we can take the canoe.
    Your friend,
    C.

  11. Wacky Jacky

    Wacky Jacky said, 12 months ago

    So Obama is turning into Bush, literally it seems.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Wacky Jacky

    Actually, both are humans. As you can see by reading the comments in any venue where politics of the day are discussed, humans are opinionated, unreasonable and bent on domination in the belief that their particular views are the right ones, and when they support government actions based on their views, the government always screws it all up and leaves them defending indefensible behaviors and leveling outrageous accusations at any entity that dares to defile the sanctity of their foul-ups.

  13. tauyen

    tauyen said, 12 months ago

    Now Obama is being tarred with the actions of Bush and his ‘uncle’ Dick (Cheney).

    The ignorance of history is astounding.

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 12 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “you mean Obama’s excuse to shut down war memorials? Or how about the fact only 3 people lost a job as a directly result of the sequester.”
    -
    If the President wanted to be serious about the budget he would have pressured the Senate to pass and fight for his budget rather than ignoring their statutory obligation to pass a budget, year after year. It is as though Democrats do not want to risk being held accountable for the state of the Federal Budget for some reason.

  15. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 12 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Sounds like fun! Have a good vacation! ;)

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