Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Try writing down the top three times you trust the government without question. It happens more often than you think.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Aaaaaaand just a little more irony from our friends on the Right as they dip their bags in Medicare prescribed tea.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, Oh !!! My heart! I have been cut ! To the quick !! Such a rapier-like wit ! However will my poor ego manage to survive such an emotionally damaging cut?

    Probably by thinking Ms.Ima isn’t enjoying her mother’s basement and probably isn’t even a Ms.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    The operative word here is “think”, something Republicans and conservatives seem physically unable to do.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    This is where the divide begins. A failure to trust anyone in gov’t who isn’t saying what you want to hear. He doesn’t trust big gov’t, but he does trust enough of the people that are part of big gov’t that he can pick and choose what he wants to believe.
    And both sides do it.
    And while legislators and their donor divide us, we ignore them as they create no jobs, repair no infrastructure, and pass no laws that apparently don’t directly effect them.
    This is not gov’t for the people, or by the people. This is an oligarchy, rule by the few on behalf of the few.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for demonstrating so clearly the pig-ignorance being lampooned in this cartoon. Conservatives really ARE idiots with no logic or thinking skills!

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Grated, Cheney or Reagan would have broken the law and closed Gitmo using “Executive privelege.” The problem is that Obama actually respects the constitution. He wants GItmo closed, but congress has made it illegal. I don’t see any big conspiracy here. He DOES keep asking for the legal right to close it.

  8. Chick Pea

    Chick Pea GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t be an idiot. The ones who have been released (and there are a few, including some UK citizens) have really, really wanted to go home and see their families.

  9. kballweg

    kballweg GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Law Professor Mark Denbeaux, his lawyer son Joshua Denbeaux and a number of law students from Seton Hall University School of Law (where Mark is a professor) took on the arduous task of compiling the information from the military reports and organizing it. Here is what the military’s own documents have to say about where these men were apprehended: Only five percent of the prisoners were picked up by U.S. forces, 86 % of the men were arrested and turned over to the U.S. forces by the Pakistani’s or the Northern Alliance. According to the Seton Hall report "This 86% of the detainees captured by Pakistan or the Northern Alliance were handed over to the United States at a time in which the United States offered large bounties for the capture of suspected enemies. " (Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf admitted in his “kiss and tell” book last year that the Pakistani government made millions of dollars turning over Arab’s to the U.S. during that time period.) Only 8% of detainees are characterized as al Qaeda fighters and 60% are held because they are “associated with” groups the government asserts are terrorist organizations (though only 8% are identified as “fighters” for any group). And as for the “terrorist organizations” that these men are accused of being “associated with” the Denbeauxs released a second report again using the governments own data and analyzed the 72 organizations with which the detainees are purportedly affiliated. The groups were identified by the Department of Defense (DOD) in the CSRT data, and the Denbeauxs cross-checked those groups against the State Department Designated and Other Foreign Terrorist Organizations Lists and the Patriot Act Terrorist Exclusion List (intended to be used to exclude terrorists from the United States). The Denbeauxs report found that fully 52 of the groups on the DOD list, or 72%, are not on either of the other two lists, while 18% of the groups are on one of the two lists, but not both. What this means is that we are holding men in Guantánamo because they are “associated” with groups whose members we allow to freely travel in the U.S..

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “So, Matt thinks those guys were just picked up at random and sent to Gitmo. That’s the problem with liberals, they are delusional.”

    Many of them were captured by Afghanis & sold to the CIA for a bounty. There were more than a few who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for the very informative post.
    I wonder if the Fox ‘news’ viewers can even comprehend it.

  12. pauldamin

    pauldamin said, over 3 years ago


    The problem isn’t the prison, it’s the prisoners (i.e. who would care if Guantanamo existed if all the prisoners went home). Thus, all the president has to do is pardon them. There are a few procedural issues, but nothing insurmountable. Thus, no problem and completely within the constitution.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Aside the screams from “the right” anytime closing Gitmo and moving the prisoners (any actually guilty ones) to mainland prisons is mentioned, the REAL reason Obama has not done a number of things relative to the previous administration’s actions are the same as Gerald Ford’s rationale for pardoning Nixon. If all the illegal actions were again brought out, and made formally “recognized” the court in Den Hague would have even more reason to indict Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith Woflowitz, Rice, et al, and many would face prosecution for crimes against U.S. law, and violations of the Constitution too numerous to mention.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Welcome back, Genome.

  15. EJF

    EJF said, over 3 years ago


    @ARodney “respects the constitution” What rock have you been hiding under the last four and a half years or was that the punch line to a joke I missed.

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