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Robert Ariail

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  1. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, almost 3 years ago

    Ain’t it funny that the Republicans and their enablers in the Corporate Press are constantly trying to slime President Obama with the scandals and mistakes of prior Republican administrations. Read the dates on the documents that Snowden has leaked. So far almost all of them are programs dating before the President was ever sworn in. So that means that for the last 6 months the Press has been raking him over the coals for the actions of George W. Bush.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @AlnicoV

    “So that means that for the last 6 months the Press has been raking him over the coals for the actions of George W. Bush.”

    An interesting rationalization, Alnicov, but it doesn’t exonerate Obama from continuing the program and expanding it in the 2012 defense budget. Further, this program in it’s present form was started by Carter with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. All presidents since Carter (Carter inclusive) are guilty of using, abusing, and expanding the program as technology allowed.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Senators Wyden and Udall have long challenged “abuses” of law by security agencies, and I agree. Interesting that such “conservatives” as as Kristol defend the policies on one hand, while still criticizing Obama for doing “SOP” activities that HAVE been going on FOR DECADES.


    as to “metadata”, does it belong to the individual, or the phone/internet providers? Actually, the providers, until actual conversations are tapped.


    As to Nixon, my dad was in business with this brother, Don, who overall was a nice guy. Dick however WAS A CROOK, and an incident resulting from that was why my dad left the partnership! My biggest gripe with Nixon was he continued the Viet Nam war with Kissinger for far longer than necessary, to profit “certain folks”. He DID sign some significant and valuable legislation, like NEPA, for which “conservatives” hated him, interesting dichotomy indeed!!

  4. PepeLePew2010

    PepeLePew2010 said, almost 3 years ago

    What America really needs is a 3rd option……………

    Here in Canada we got 5………..

  5. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @AlnicoV

    If someone is beating a dog, stops by handing the stick to me, and I continue beating the dog, am I guilty of beating a dog?

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Dogday88

    Of course.


    What evidence is there for President Obama listening to all of the phone conversations, reading all of the emails, etc, or even a few of them?

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    “What evidence is there for President Obama listening to all of the phone conversations, reading all of the emails, etc, or even a few of them?”

    Since the President is the head of the National Security Council, It is unfathomable that he was unaware of the content of high value phone calls or emails, or that he wasn’t aware of the extent of the NSA’s activities. Whether or not he personally read them will never be determined because a claim of national security could (justifiably) be invoked. Whether he was reading other stuff for other reasons will never be known because national security could be claimed.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @PepeLePew2010 What America really needs is a 3rd option……………

    We already have 3rd party options. I’ve voted 3rd party since leaving the Democratic Party during the Clinton Administration. Many won’t vote 3rd party because they’re afraid 3rd parties aren’t viable. Of course aren’t viable because more people don’t vote for them.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^So you admit it was “W” who personally killed over 5,000 of our troops in two wasted wars, and several hundred thousand civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is responsible for all the drone deaths he set in motion!

  10. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Regardless of good intentions. Recent book, which title I forget, depicts how our CIA, since the time of Truman, has obfuscated, deceived, and incompetently managed our foreign “intelligence” programs.

  11. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    Just for the sake of clarity of thinking….he does not have to be personally beating the dog. If he takes the stick from the first person and gives it to someone he has employed to beat the dog, he’s still beating the dog.

  12. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, almost 3 years ago

    I think there is a connection between domestic spying and income inequality. When the Forbes 400 own as much as the bottom 60%, up 20% in just the last seven years and rising there is going to be trouble. The one percent will be getting nervous because there are lots of other Timothy McVeighs out there who will be starting to think that the government is the beast. Perhaps he was just a bit premature.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    @bernardgarner

    “Perhaps he was just a bit premature.”

    Oh, come now. It’s never too early to blow up children, right?

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    Interesting how NFLRedskins’ posts have vanished. Wonder what it was he said…

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