Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    I guess it’s ok with our Commander in Chef!

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “I guess it’s ok with our Commander in Chef!”


    I think you’ve cooked your goose.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    You really never should have voted for GWB.
    Even we foreigners could have told Americans that stripping liberties are hard to win back again. Oh, wait, we did.

    Especially insidious to call it a “Patriot Act”.

    Utterly, perfectly, it’s “1984 Newspeak”.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Since two, count ‘em, two Presidents have agreed this level of surveillance is absolutely necessary to keep the world safe, and since the overwhelming majority of US voters agree that this level of worldwide surveillance is absolutely necessary to keep them safe, it’s highly unlikely Al Gore would have done much differently about security.


    Possibly Mr Gore would have saved the money Bush, Jr so wisely spent in Iraq to rid the world of that heinous dictator who sent the hijackers on 9/11/‘01 with phony Saudi passports (just read Con Coughlin’s books if you don’t believe me; I’m absolutely certain Mr Coughlin must be right, since he has absolutely no proof, and someone who has the confidence to make such a claim with absolutely no proof must be right). There’s a chance Gore wouldn’t have gone into Iraq, but he might have been forced by public opinion after they read Con Coughlin’s books.


    The US system puts the same kinds of people into office (though some give MUCH better speeches than others, but the actions are remarkably similar). That’s either because the system works to see that only the best of the best, the Greatest Force for Good in the World ever gets elected as the US President, or that the system is broken and only allows the corrupt and venal to achieve the office of president.


    (Choose one.)

  5. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Not according to the New York Times and several other news sources, which completed a recount of all Florida votes under the freedom of information act, and concluded that Bush won the election.

  6. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, almost 2 years ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/12/politics/12VOTE.html

  7. franknason

    franknason said, almost 2 years ago

    The best airport experience I ever had was in October 2001 when no one was flying and there was virtually no airport security. I don’t fly anymore because of all the federal goons.

  8. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The country that will trade a little liberty for a little security will lose both and deserve neither.

  9. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    I tip my hat to you Sir, one of your best replies. (And a conclusion that, frighteningly enough, works for most democratic systems where campaign funds are not limited and/or equal for each party – I believe that’s most of them.)

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    Nope. Our Head Chef is in way over his head. He should just leave the kitchen now.

  11. NickelAlloy

    NickelAlloy said, almost 2 years ago

    The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Jeez, what’s it going to take? At this point, any rational person would be more afraid of our government than terrorists.

  12. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh crud, a few hundred years from now things will have calmed down, and people will consider all this present fuss silly. The education system will have been perfected so that people are finally content :
    .
    “Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They’re too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I’m so glad I’m a Beta.” (Aldous Huxley, BRAVE NEW WORLD)

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    “…someone who has the confidence to make such a claim with absolutely no proof must be right.”

    Ha! That’s a gem!

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Nope. Our Head Chef is in way over his head. He should just leave the kitchen now.”

    Yes, a competent President would have made sure Snowden, Manning & Assange disappeared before they could raise a ruckus.

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    Ted, I really like to know: how you see the endgame of your country? In my opinion it can only end in nuclear civil war, the fallout killing all of humanity, but I’d appreciate your thoughts before i slit my wrists…

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