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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Well stated.

  2. Weirdharold

    Weirdharold said, 10 months ago

    Good, as always!

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The only law I have seen broken so far is that the “whistleblower” did not go through the proper channels to be a “whistleblower”
    This “scandal” is a distraction. That is unless they are going to use it to find the 3am phone call on 9 11 12. Or how about the illegal Email accounts Obama Appointees are using to get around the transparency laws. Or maybe to find the leaks in the IRS who gave IRS documents to Obama’s Reelection campaign so they could target donors. Maybe they used the programs to spy on the AP? But hey we know that Eric Holder shopped a court order to a few judges till he was approved to tap a Fox News Reporters mother phone on the off chance she was a terrorist. So maybe we should be afraid of the US Government using Prism to see our baby pictures on Facebook.
    Geeze.

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If they see our baby pictures, we could put them up on child porn charges!

  5. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    This issue does affect me and all foreigners, because your USA systems have copies of all my electronic communications as well as anything I store.

    Currently loving the USA a bit less at the moment.

  6. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, 10 months ago

    The irony is that one politician called for the end of the end of the expansive powers given to the executive branch in the wake of the 9-11 attacks just one month ago. That politician was President Obama. But why let a little thing like the truth get in the way of all the fun of pillorying the President over made up “scandals”.

  7. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    A quick google search of “the president calls for the end of” shows no sign of this bit of fiction, but does show the countless soap boxes that he stands up and gives lip service to.
    -
    You’ve nailed his biggest problem in that his moving lips don’t ever match his actions. He talks such a great game depending on his audience of the day, but doesn’t follow through on anything but what he can do with executive power. His believers don’t care, blame Bush, and don’t ever hold him accountable. They also ignore the fact that Democrats do the same thing to Republican presidents.

  8. edclectic

    edclectic said, 10 months ago

    There is nothing new under the sun (or any federal administration)…

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    @onguard

    “Thank Obama for not letting the Patriot act expire as designed.”

    Yes because he, and he alone, has that legislative power.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    When you think it started under Carter in 78 you wonder why Wilkinson made this cartoon.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 10 months ago

    If they want to read my emails, go for it. They will be BORED.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @SpicyNacho

    Check this out….about have way down you will find the relevant part.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2008/01/nh-debate-the-dems-turn/

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    We wouldn’t be talking about this at all if it weren’t for Snowden.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Omnius

    Obama hasn’t fallen for anything. He believes it as much as the spooks in the govt and private enterprise.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Clinton is correct to say that Obama opposed the Patriot Act during his run for the U.S. Senate. She’s relying on a 2003 Illinois National Organization for Women questionnaire in which Obama wrote that he would vote to “repeal the Patriot Act” or replace it with a “new, carefully crafted proposal.” As for whether or not he would have voted against it when it was first proposed in 2001, Obama said in October 2004 that he wasn’t sure:
    […]
    (Feingold was the lone Senate vote against the USA Patriot Act in 2001.)


    When it came time to reauthorize the law in 2005, though, Obama voted in favor of it. He started out opposing it: In December 2005, then-Senate majority leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) brought the bill up for a vote, and Obama said on the Senate floor that he would vote against ending debate – a position equivalent to declaring a lack of support for the measure. He followed through and voted against the motion, and the Patriot Act reauthorization bill sat dormant until 2006. Then in February of that year, Obama said on the floor that he would support the Patriot Act’s reauthorization. When Frist brought the bill to the floor again in March 2006, Obama both voted for cloture and for the Patriot Act reauthorization conference report, sending the bill to the president. He also later supported a bill with additional amendments to the Patriot Act, including some civil liberties protections.


    Clinton, by the way, followed exactly the same path on the 2005 bill, from speaking in opposition to voting for it.

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