Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years 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.
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    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.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years 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?

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years 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.

  9. avarner

    avarner said, over 2 years ago

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

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

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

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

  11. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    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.

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.

  13. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    " Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. "

    This is nit picking language, but here goes.

    “served as a professor in the law school” is not the same as “was a professor of law in the law school”.

    So, was he a professor or a teaching assistant or a resident lecturer?

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Adrian, I stated facts, nothing more. No hatred involved.
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    The University of Chicago says he was a “Senior Lecturer.” I think they are the original source and would know better than an Obama organ like factcheck.org on that.
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    http://obama.uchicago.edu/
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    http://www.law.uchicago.edu/media
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    And, much like his Presidency his popularity plummetted as students an faculity recognized his medioricty:
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    http://washingtonexaminer.com/chapter-ii-the-myth-of-the-rock-star-professor/article/2508418

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