Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    The news agencies used to take pride in sending reporters to all points on the globe to gather actual news. Now, they seem to enjoy stories that don’t move around too much.
    Sex, drugs, abusive relationships, and murder. Our tax dollars at work while the media tries to convince us this murder is more important than any other murder that takes place on any given day.
    Any news on job creation?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ummm…who is Jodi Arias?

  3. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The press and the TV News shows have now become the equivalent of bread and circuses. Such “reporting” is more like gladiator shows… appealing to the most prurient of interests. Thousands of children are dying in Sudan and THIS is more important? I get the impression it is mainly women who spend their time clucking their tongues over such things as a sordid murder, soaking up every detail like blood into a sponge. And then they wonder why they can’t break through the glass ceilings? Well, for one thing, most people who take themselves seriously are too busy improving their minds or studying to watch such claptrap!

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Or maybe she’s gone back to the clinic for more meds.
    Zing!

  5. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You….are….the….freak….show….

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia:

    I am moving off-subject to reply to some questions you asked of me a couple of days ago.

    1. I did not say that Waco and Ruby Ridge or the administrations under whom they occurred was the equal of Saddam Hussein’s rule. I was pointing out that one of our justifications for initiating war in Iraq (“He killed his own people”) could be used to justify war with the US instead.

    Thank you for posting the details from one of Saddam’s torture victims. I wonder how similar these were to what our government did after the invasion. I do know that they admitted to waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 180 times on one month. For the math-challenged, that’s six times per day, on average.

    I do not in any way excuse what KSM is alleged to have done, and I hope we have the right guy so we can punish him properly. BUT, imagine for a moment that you are in an enemy prison, and you are waterboarded. Do you have any desire to help them? Won’t you tell them what you think they want to hear—anything but the truth—to make the pain stop?

    Now, if they do it to you 179 times more in one month, are you even more willing to tell the truth?

    We are no longer the country we are so proud of: warrantless wiretapping, torture/rendition, indefinite detention, a private army ungoverned by conventional laws (Blackwater)…..we have gotten much closer to what we despise in other countries. It has been slowly developing, but gained a great deal of momentum under Mr. Bush, continuing with Mr. Obama.

    2. You come up with the most interesting conclusions….When I responded to your pointing out that nobody read the ACA before voting, I asked if you thought anyone read the PATRIOT act before voting on it; I think I used another example in addition. Your response to me was something along the lines of: “So you think that if it’s all right to do it once, it’s okay to do it forever?”

    Not at all; it’s the mirror image of that argument: my point is that it is NEVER right to enact legislation that has not been carefully checked to ensure that its intent, and ONLY its intent, is included without the potential for creation of loopholes. And no one has been that responsible in the Congress since way before the Obama administration.

    A secondary point is to wonder why this sort of thing was tolerable under other administrations, but suddenly it joins a list of things that Obama has done to ruin America.

    I hope you now have a better understanding.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    More than 600 people were killed in the building collapse in Bangladesh, and we’re fixated on Jodi Arias and Honey Boo-Boo.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    “Try a one liner, I Play!!”

    I accept your apology.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    She deserves the death penalty.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    Having a discussion with Vortex, is like looking forward to a long, slow drink of sour milk, only to have to do it over and over again.

  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    675 at last count…and still want to know who Jodi Arias is…

  12. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    I think it’s more accurate that each post is small because you usually have between 3 and 7 for each comic.

  13. MurphyHerself

    MurphyHerself said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    I want to know who she is, too, but nobody is answering that question. Go figure.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Jodi Arias allegedly killed x-lover, Travis Alexander about June, 2008 in a typically lurid three person relationship. She claims she defended herself as he was abusive and she shot him to protect herself. It’s all over Faux news.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Well said, Mr.Russell.
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    C.

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