Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, 12 months ago

    I thought we voted for Democrats so we wouldn’t have an efficient government. What a letdown.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, 12 months ago

    Seriously though, what I’m seeing is an ongoing effort to set in place mechanisms to “legally” quash uprisings as quickly as possible, which means they are genuinely concerned they have something to worry about. Which they do. Climate disruption alone is going to continue to disrupt agriculture, food prices will continue to rise, jobs will continue to be outsourced, China will continue to gain power as they hold so much of our debt. USAians are due for a brutal awakening from the Dream, and they’re not going to be happy about it.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Thanks, Ted. Depressing New Year to you too.

    I would suggest conservatives look at the House vote before jumping on Democrats. Google NDAA 2014…

  4. MiepR

    MiepR said, 12 months ago

    I’m also curious about when they’ll start the mandatory microchipping, like with pets. Where they scan you every time you engage in a transaction.

    I guess they need to invent the technology first that makes the microchip explode if you try to remove it.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I don’t Google (they’re working for the NSA) but I used another search engine.

    Salon says this is a great improvement, removing all the bits of the previous NDAA that might have been in conflict with human rights, while still keeping Americans safe from the terrorists, and they’re glad Obama signed the bill.

    New American was not as enthusiastic as Salon and gave the Senate vote: 85 to 14 in favour.

    Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, did not vote.

    The following are the 14 Senators who voted against NDAA 2014:

    John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
    Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)

    Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

    Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

    Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)

    Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

    Mike Lee (R-Utah)

    Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

    Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

    James Risch (R-Idaho)

    Barry Sanders (I-Vt.)

    Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

    Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

    Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

    This was passed by the House last summer, 315 voted to keep America safe, 108 Representatives wanted to tie the President’s hands, and 11 didn’t vote. Breaking down the House vote further, 212 Republicans and 103 Democrats voted in favour, while 18 Republicans and 90 Democrats voted against.

    We desperately need the NDAA: The POTUS MUST be able to kill or incarcerate (with ‘enhanced interrogation’) for life without parole anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or for no reason without any trials or other impediments if he is to keep us all safe, and we cannot tie his hands by giving any rights to anyone, and that includes US citizens. If he has to kill us all to keep us safe, every patriot will support the President as he carries out the duties of his office.

    The Constitution has always been suspended for the duration, beginning with Lincoln during the War Between the States, and this is necessary to ensure victory. We must incarcerate any Americans who say anything against the US government or the War effort, and especially those traitors who would vote for other traitors who do not support the War and try to get them elected to Congress or the Presidency. We must stop all such US Citizens to keep us all safe.

  6. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Oooooh, the Mengele card! That’s better than the Hitler card!

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 12 months ago

    Just a correction: Obama was a “Lecturer” at the University of Chicago and by all accounts a pretty poor one. He was never a “Professor” nor did he ever get tenure.
    Almost uniformly the faculty and students that dealt with him there found he was a mediocre intellect, had little desire to do anything academic, and had some very odd ideas about Constitutional law.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    ““I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”

    I am sorry, Mr. President, that you have so little regard for our Constitution that you signed the NDAA 2014 into law. I realize that it would have taken more that a modicum of courage to veto this horror imposed upon the citizens that you lead and should defend. You should have vetoed this act even though Congress might have overridden your veto. Having not vetoed this act reflects badly on your integrity. There is absolutely no reason to abrogate Amendment IV of the Constitution because it is inconvenient to obtain an arrest warrant. A person can now just disappear, ala some Latin American countries. You have facilitated the terrorist’s goals, Mr. President. Should I dare ask on whose side you’re on?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    “Maybe they didn’t read it before they passed it? That seems to be the norm for this body of dead weight.”

    Over 1100 pages. There are probably few in this Congress that have the ambition to even scan a bill that long.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 12 months ago

    Wow, Ted, that Mengele line was a real kick in the fork! I have only one question: why draw when you can sue? If it’s unconstitutional someone should be able to challenge the law Or is it already too late for that? Has the U.S. finally gone to the dark side completely?

  11. avarner

    avarner said, 12 months ago

    If you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. Yet.

    Nothing to see here. Go back to sleep…..

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    I have heard similar stories from friends who work at University of Chicago.

  13. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    That’s Obama’s way – supporting bills and then claiming after the fact that he didn’t. If you don’t like it, don’t sign it. If you sign it, like it.

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    To sue you have to be deemed to enjoy “standing,” which means you have been directly victimized by a law. So someone who is detained or assassinated could sue. But yes, the US has gone to the dark side. There’s no coming back now.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I’m not an academic, so I’m just asking: isn’t a non-tenured professor still a professor?

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