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Tom Toles

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  1. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, about 6 years ago

    Toles rant can be found here:

    Anyone seen Super Griz?

  2. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, about 6 years ago

    Any proof of that, Clark? I don’t think Oswald ever denied shooting JFK.

  3. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, about 6 years ago

    Back in 1945, Vannevar Bush was proposing something he called a “memex,” which sounds remarkably similar to the personal computer in some ways (although he thought it would use microfilm instead of digital data).

  4. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 6 years ago

    You can serve your country without being in the military.

    I don’t even think JFK was hinting at military service.

    Typical LGBT viewpoint, everything is through the prism of sex…

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 6 years ago

    Habanero wrote: “…The birth in Hawaii is certainly a possibility, but still not a certainty.” It is a certainty. There are multiple forms of documentation, the appropriate administrator in Hawaii has confirmed that Obama was born there AND the official, legal documentation has not only been confirmed but posted online; furthermore, there was a birth announcement in the local paper. Are you proposing that someone in Kenya placed an announcement in a local Hawaiian newspaper on exactly the right day in 1961? How? I don’t even know if you could get phone service! (See for more.) Habanero also wrote: “The question I have, among others, is can a foreigner come over to America, knock up a native, leave, and then have that child rise to the status of President of the United States?” Yes. This is why we call this “the land of opportunity.” We don’t care who your father is or was, you can make yourself successful. That’s part of what the Founders fought for – to defeat the tyranny of those who believed lines of descent (e.g., aristocracy) were more important than individual ability. Frankly, I find this inspiring. Clinton came out of a broken home in a desperately poor and ill-educated state and drove himself to the top through sheer brilliance and ability. Reagan grew up dirt-poor and made himself rich and famous and, ultimately, President. Truman was a failed haberdasher who, despite being part of a political machine, established a hard-won reputation for total honesty and made himself one of our better presidents. Nixon earned everything he got – had he gone to Harvard as he should have (he got in, but didn’t think he could afford it), things might have been very different. Obama grew up without his father and struggled with who he was, and ultimately chose not only to become an expert in Constitutional law of the nation he loved, but to serve his community and his nation.
    These stories are inspiring to me. Seems to me they should be to you, too.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 6 years ago

    Oh, yeah, and lest we forget – the first seven presidents were not born citizens of the US, since it didn’t exist…Martin Van Buren was the first President actually born in the US!

  7. rotts

    rotts said, about 6 years ago

    The real answer to the “birthers” complaints is this: do they really think that the Clintons wouldn’t have THOROUGHLY vetted Obama during the Democratic primary race, and that ANY question of his US citizenship wouldn’t have come to light during that contest?

  8. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, about 6 years ago

    Oh, where is Jade when we need him/her?

  9. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    “Typical LGBT viewpoint, everything is through the prism of sex…”

    • And yet it’s the DADT supporters who bring up sex. Lt. Dan Choi, fired from the military for saying “I’m gay” on Rachel Maddow’s show one night, was on C-SPAN answering questions about DADT Repeal, and an old woman called in asking about sex. DADT supporters bring up sex. “Oh teh noes, showers.” Get over it. Gays aren’t looking at you in the shower, they’re not thinking of sexing you up every moment of the day, the only ones who bring it up are those who want DADT to remain in place.
    • What is the difference between a gay soldier who feels confident he or she won’t get fired from service for calling home to their loved one or embracing their loved one after a long, life-threatening tour, and one who has to keep quiet? Well, other than not having to put their family through Hell, … NOTHING, unless you’re some kind of homophobe wondering if that person wants to sex you up because you think you’re hawt stuff. I work with men all the time, and I don’t think they’re always eying me for sex.
    • So let’s wrap up: what’s the difference between an OUT soldier and a CLOSETED soldier: nothing, unless you’re a homophobe. Because you’re still showering with these people ANYWAY, the only difference is whether or not some ignoramus who thinks that all gays want their body knows that person’s gay, and then, through their own prejudice, decides that they are at risk because they’re so full of themselves to think that a gay person wants them.

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    “Dan Choi Explains “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” For Those With Sex On The Brain”

  11. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 6 years ago

    The Hawaiian governor has no jurisdiction nor authority to review medical records, motive. Besides that, they claimed it is illegal to release medical records without the permission of the individual, thus possibly breaking the law by commenting on the issue. It’s not up to Hawaiian bureaucrats to comment on the issue, either, it’s up to the man himself. There have been other reports that the certificate doesn’t even exist, so it’s all speculation without Obama’s cooperation, which he isn’t giving.

    The newspaper announcement is automatically generated by the issuing of the Certification of Live Birth, which he clearly did have. That, however, is not the same thing as a birth certificate. There were advantages of bestowing US authorization of citizenship on a child in 1961 without having to resort to the notion that they intended for him to be president someday.

    Yes, being able to rise up from adversity is worthy of commendation, but it doesn’t mean one should be president of the entire country.

    The idea that he “must” be eligible on account of his multiple security clearances is simply not consistent with what has actually taken place.

    M Kitt, there have been multiple challenges of his eligibility filed in court. The courts have consistently passed the buck rather than require an actual legal discovery on the part of Obama….but it seems as though it is ultimately coming to that.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 6 years ago

    ^ like it!

  13. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 6 years ago

    baslim, come on! I am not obfuscating, the defenders are.

    Release all of your records, Obama. He refuses.

    Don’t be so naive, baslim, if the powers that be want Obama to be “in” and to have clearance, he has it. For you to suggest that intelligence agencies are apolitical and only interested in national security is laughable.

    No one said he is not a US citizen. The accusation is that he is not a natural born citizen, and thus is not eligible for the highest office in the land. I’ve read all the arguments defending his birth records, his travel records, his school records, etc….yet he refuses to release them. All the arguments on either side are based on TOTAL SPECULATION. He is the most nontransparent president in history.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Being familiar with security clearances (several in the family) the thing that disturbs me more than worrying about Obama is– who ever gave Cheney, Rumsfeld,Scooter LIbby, Gordon Liddy, or a number of other whacked out Republicans access to anything more secure than a copy of the Wall Street Journal?

    As to “birthers”- they all came out of cracked eggs.

  15. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    ^ Security clearances are certainly rigorous and invasive and that’s just for basic ones. He wouldn’t have gotten that far if he wasn’t legitimate.

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