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Robert Ariail

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t overplay this, it’s not what the cartoon suggests.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Mandela didn’t check out South Carolina’s list approved affiliations before he did his freedom fighting? Goodness, what WAS he thinking?

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Well, given the things that the flag is half-staffed for it really has no meaning any more. We might as well just leave it there permanently signifing our being a half @$$ed nation today.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    You insinuate Obama’s a communist, please give us a few examples of what he has done that would give this thought credence.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark has only been in office for a year & almost certainly didn’t expect all the attention when he posted on Facebook that the flag shouldn’t be lowered for Mandela because, “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!! The flag should be lowered at our Embassy in S. Africa, but not here.”

    I don’t see anything that suggests his motivation was other than what he said. Some nasty comments supporting him here, though:

    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24158363/pickens-sheriff-refuses-fly-flag-at-half-staff-for-mandela

  6. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, about 3 years ago

    Calling somebody a commie these days like calling them a Nazi, a flaky thing to do.

  7. Phantom Marine

    Phantom Marine said, about 3 years ago

    boy you are a flake and a bigoted one as well. Does the number mean there are only 67,121 others like you?

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 3 years ago

    In this Liberal takeover of the federal government, with mis-educated in liberal public schools voters putting them in power and keeping them in power, the County Sheriffs of the States are our last line of defense for Freedom.
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    Mandela was a Marxist, and would not have been in prison for 27 years if he had taken the many opportunities to be released upon disavowing terrorism. He was an enemy of Israel. He was not an American. He does not deserve the honors being showered on his name by the Politically Correct toadies.

  9. No Man

    No Man said, about 3 years ago

    Mandela was a thug and a murderer, a true terrorist as most of those who followed him. He didn’t end Apartheid, he only changed it so the blacks could kill whites, rape the women, steal their property and more while the black govt turned a blind eye. Apartheid was evil, but so was Mandela and what he did. Evil is evil no matter who the perpetrator is or the victims.

    Mandela was no peacemaker and neither was Bush or is Obama. Not surprising the gathering of murderers together to praise Mandela. Obama is no better, also a Marxist and has raised the notch of destroying the constitution and rights of citizens to even assassinate Americans on foreign soil without a trial. Our government no longer serves the public, our elitist government despises those who elected them. The leaders of both parties have been bought out and are traitors. Obama and many of his administration have broken their vows and violated the constitution and all are still in power. Shucks, Hillary was guilty of treason in the Benghazi affair and she might end up the next president. No one cares about truth or the constitution except a handful with no power to change things.

  10. No Man

    No Man said, about 3 years ago

    HERE ARE SOME FACTUAL TRUTH’S… HISTORY IF YOU PLEASE.
    Portrayed as a liberator by the media, Mandela was a Marxist and convicted terrorist. Hammond relates of Mandela:

    He admitted in open court—pleaded “guilty”—and remember, he was trained as a lawyer—he pleaded “guilty” to 156 acts of public violence and terrorism. He was the head of the revolutionary terrorist wing of the ANC [African National Congress] “Umkhonto we Sizwe.” And he was behind so many different operations: from the plotting of bombs in the railway station (which killed women and children, which crippled people), bombs in shopping centers, attacks on farmers, . . . so many acts of violence.

    He goes on to say that modern portrayals make Mandela out to be a saint, but never mention why he was in prison to begin with. It was for good and just reason. “Not even the Amnesty International would take his case, because they said he wasn’t a political prisoner. He had had a fair trial and a reasonable sentence. He had his day in court. He was not a political prisoner. He was in jail for acts of violence.”

    He relates that the crimes for which Mandela was given life imprisonment in South Africa, he would have received the death penalty in the U.S. or Britain at the time. It was the political climate that later got him released, and leftist revisionism that has whitewashed his early life of violence. If anything, Mandela’s legacy is an argument in favor of the death penalty. When such criminals are not disposed of, there is always a chance future political powers may be corrupt enough to release them—perhaps even into positions of power.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It was lowered for an assassinated Israeli Prime Minister, and for other foreign dignitaries, protocol leaves it to the President. I see the Sheriff’s point, but it doesn’t hold up to historical precedent.

  12. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe they like people who renounce terrorism in S.C.

  13. bdbrad

    bdbrad GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Good for him…wish more had the testes to stand up to lovers of Marxism.

  14. zippy06

    zippy06 said, almost 3 years ago

    Martens here’s your nice guy.
    Get off the pro/lib/commie band wagon. And get the truth.
    http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/nelson-mandela-the-man-and-the-myth/
    and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklacing

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I cited the former Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin: not folks, he was born in the Russian Empire, now Belarus, and those who came with him from Eastern Europe and Russia, set up a VERY “Communist” country, called “Israel”. Only recently “privatizing” the government owned industries, it’s really funny to see all the “pro-Israel” “anti-communist” (or Marxist) folks rant that anyone even slightly “left” is a communist, or at best “socialist pawn”.

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