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  1. Albany58

    Albany58 said, about 1 year ago

    Since September, 2001, many more Americans have died from guns and drunk drivers than from terrorists.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “Too bad with all that surveillance and information from Russia the cowardly Boston bombers could get away with murder under O. That was his 9/11 (and benghAZI too, that was actually on 9/11).”

    One could argue that Boston was Obama’s 9/11, especially if warning signs were ignored by intelligence agencies and the administration. Benghazi, however, is more analogous to the following terrorist attacks:

    U.S. Consulate in India, January 2002
    U.S. Consulate in Pakistan, June 2002
    U.S. Consulate in Indonesia, October 2002
    U.S. Consulate in Pakistan, February 2003
    U.S. Compound in Saudi Arabia, May 2003
    U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan, July 2004
    U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, December 2004,
    U.S. Consulate in Pakistan, March 2006
    U.S. Compound in Syria, September. 12, 2006
    U.S. Embassy in Greece, January 2007,
    U.S. Embassy in Yemen, March 2008
    U.S. Consulate in Turkey, July 2008
    U.S. Embassy in Yemen, September 17, 2008

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    The warning signs for a probable attack on U.S. interests in Libya were overwhelming and were public knowledge. There wasn’t even the necessity of relying on covert means.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “The warning signs for a probable attack on U.S. interests in Libya were overwhelming and were public knowledge.”


    That’s because the other Embassy Bombing weren’t being broadcast to the public. All we got to watch was Terri Schiavo.

  5. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 1 year ago

    Everybody seems to be all shocked and surprised about all this surveillance whistleblowing, but this has all been going on legally since the Patriot Act. As I recall, that was all made public at the time, and nobody seemed to make nearly as much fuss about it. Every time I had to start a contract with T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, or Cellular One, I had to sign a paper acknowledging what the government could do with the information from cellular communications records.
    My biggest criticism of this administration is that Obama didn’t publicly wipe his ass with the Patriot Act during his inaugural address. Perhaps the next President will…

  6. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Boring? Hardly.
    Perhaps to you, but not to those of us interested in real facts and not just Ms. Ima’s repetitive and meaningless anti-Obama garbage.
    If Boston is Obama’s 9/11, then we’re lucky to have him. Three dead vs. 3,000 dead?
    I’ll take Obama, thanks.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    Law abiding Baptists knew the KKK lived in their neighborhoods, knew the individuals personally. They did nothing about it because they had to live there with them.
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    Law abiding Muslims know Al Quaida live in their neighborhoods, know who they are personally. They do nothing about it because they are just as human as the Baptists.

  8. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    “Odious…your hatespeak is offensive an’ tiresome (not to mention inaccurate, predictable an’ redundant).”
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    You sound as though you are describing yourself.

  9. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “He was too busy wiping his ass with the US Constitution.”
    .
    Just as you said, “Your hatespeak is offensive an’ tiresome (not to mention inaccurate, predictable an’ redundant).”
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    And let’s toss in “vulgar” as well. You rate it.

  10. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    The tea party cowards have forgotten what Benjamin Franklin once said,

    Except, of course, that Ben Franklin didn’t say it. He printed it, but he didn’t write the report in which it appeared.
    .
    And Voltaire never said his most famous quote, either…

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Re; the Boston bombers, thousands, actually some millions of people are in the system, and until they DO something, or overtly reveal plans they’re capable of committing, they’ve committed no crime.


    What seems to be missed with all the “security” systems in place, partly incorporating private citizens cell phone photos, etc., these guys were both rather quickly captured. Not like the 7 1/2 years to get bin Laden.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    There’s plenty of blame to go around. Blame gets us virtually nowhere.

    It’s hard to get the government to give up power once it’s taken. It will be harder and harder to repeal the PATRIOT act over time, because anyone who does will be called a, let’s see, what were the terms before?

    “Surrender Monkey”
    “Neville Chamberlain”
    “Coward”
    “Unrealistic”
    “Al-Qaeda lover”
    “Closet Muslim”

    I’m sure there are a few that I forgot. Just like trying to change “mandatory minimum sentences” will get you branded a lover of criminals.

    The PATRIOT act was written specifically to grab power when the population was too traumatized to pay attention to what was being done to them. Who knows how long it stayed in a safe place before the time was right to spring it on us? But it’s done now, and will take a great deal of courage and cooperation to change it. Do we have the guts to look at reality, or will we devolve into name-calling and—once again—forget what our real point was?

    If the posters here are a true representative of our general population, I predict the latter. Regardless of who is in the White House, and regardless if Congress ever decides to do the business of the public, which it most certainly is not at this time.

    Sad.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Either no one wants to attack us, or, more likely all that surveillance has stopped any attacks.
    Surveillance isn’t new nor is it news.
    People are acting like the government hasn’t ever done this before Obama. It was the patriot act. using shock doctrine tecniques , (get them to give up their rights while they are in shock) I suspect this kind of thing, to a lesser extent has been going on since before the cold war.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Jase had some very good points. So making fun of what he said is either you don’t like what he said, or you can’t refute what he said.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    I don’t agree with anything you said EXCEPT, the fact that Obama renewed the patriot act was his biggest mistake ever. Generally every thing you have to say is misinformed hate-speak. tiresome, redundant, and predictable.

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