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Steve Benson

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    All the major newspapers have assured us that the NSA and DHA and the rest are just keeping us safe, and, if they were not watching everyone in the world 24/7/366, there would have been many terrorist attacks and the government would have had to remove our few remaining liberties to keep us safe, all with our enthusiastic support, of course.


    Our ‘free’ press (free to tell us what the White House wants us told, cf New York Times multi-media on what really happened in Benghazi—i.e, exactly what the White House told us with absolutely no cover-up of anything whatsoever) assures us that only those guilty of the most heinous crimes could possibly have even the slightest objection to this surveillance which has stopped many terrorist attacks. Of course, our ‘free’ press can’t give any details, since all the information about the attacks must be classified Top Secret, but trust us, this is the only way to live safely.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 7 months ago

    2012 had 366, 2016 will have 366, but 2014 is not a leap year.
    Let me guess, I am a low information voter and the congress has legislated every year a leap year.
    Yeah, many comments are not read for this very reason.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 7 months ago

    “Why people don’t protest is strange”
    .
    After a point it is hard to care, eventually it will all come to a head, but the surveillance allows them to arrest leaders before they actual get a leadership position.
    This is going to make for a very messy revolution.

  4. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 7 months ago

    scare this republican too

  5. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    24/7/366…..24 hours, seven days a week, times 366 ?? 2562 days? What a year !! Should that not be 24/7/52, or 24/366 ??

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Thanks, George for creating PRISM in 2007.
    AND allowing domestic spying starting late in 2001.

  7. DragonRydr

    DragonRydr said, 7 months ago

    @Ionizer

    While to Republicans, Bush isn’t to blame for the things he started, it’s all Obama’s fault. It’s even Obama’s fault, somehow, that the economy crashed a year before he was elected. And the obstruction in BOTH houses of Congress by the Repubs KEEPS preventing any real recovery, but that’s Obama’s fault too. GOP needs to change it’s symbol from an elephant to an ostrich for how they keep their heads in the sand.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 7 months ago

    @Ionizer

    Agreed. The programs were bad, and they started before Mr. Bush took office. But Mr. Obama has had five years to stop these programs, and he has done nothing except expand them. To a degree, it’s understandable: if we have another terror attack, no matter how intrusive the government has become, many will accuse the government of not being intrusive enough to stop it.

    It is up to the people to recognize that a free society carries risks. No matter how diligent we are, it only takes one malcontent with a backpack to create mayhem. Despite all of NSA’s intrusions, we still had the Boston Marathon bombing. Does this mean we need to further empower NSA? Where does it stop?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    It’s an older story, folks. Don’t forget that Bush 41 for a time was head of the CIA (and screwed things up!). What do folks think North, Poindexter, and friends were up to while pulling off Iran/Contra, and setting Noriega up in the drug business (with Meese’s help as well)? Pulling wool over the people’s eyes is also part of “intelligence gathering”, just has has long been ILLEGAL domestic spying that the “Patriot Act” just legitimized.

  10. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Hah… just buy yourself some double 0 buckshot for that scatter gun and let them come…

  11. janenevis80

    janenevis80 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Ionizer

    It’s everyone’s fault for not speaking out against the Police State you are living in ! The excuse it is for your ‘safety’ is perfect but security is not perfect against those who wish to harm the ordinary citizen. ( including your government). One day electronic surveillance will dictate when you can leave your own homes and whether you can withdraw money from your own bank accounts. then what will you all say " How did this happen ??" Its called the Totalitarian tiptoe, one small step at a time they are imprisoning you in your own country. Time to waken up ! Steve Benson has already.

  12. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    That’s an interesting defense of the Bush administration. He was too stupid to realize what Cheney was up to. A lot like the St. Ronald’s defense regarding Iran/contra. I see a pattern here. It starts with an “R” and ends with President. I disagree with a lot that Obama has done, but Congress specifically passed legislation to prevent the closing Gitmo. Most of what Obama is criticized for (like ACA) is flawed because it’s a “compromise” with Republicans.

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