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Tom Toles

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’m suddenly motivated to get in better shape.

    I hope conservatives don’t rant about how liberals support government intrusion on our privacy. The NSA program, as its working, goes against liberal and conservative ideals. Let’s stick together on this one.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Southern senators knew that, if they voted for Johnson’s civil rights laws, it would mean the end of their political careers. Johnson had enough dirt on them they had to vote for the laws or face a fate much worse than just losing an election.


    The US has come a long way since ‘65. Now, when Merkel learned about Prism, she announced a big speech. Before she gave that speech, it was pointed out to her that the US has all her e-mails and phone meta-data. So her speech was a profound ’Thank You, USofA, for keeping Germany safe from hundreds of terrorists attacks.’


    If the US had had Prism in ’41, Tojo and Hitler would have been forced to either resign or toe the US line.


    Now, the US government can force everyone, everywhere in the world to do what it wants. And the US government only wants the best for everyone, so we must all be grateful for its care and concern.

  3. Bilword

    Bilword said, about 1 year ago

    hah hah,,,hah

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    I think senators voted for civil rights laws because it was the right thing to do as a response to the obscene racism in the south at the time. No secret, undocumented conspiracy theories required.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Thing is the guy showed up on his on own. No prompting needed.

  6. bgarner

    bgarner said, about 1 year ago

    When a small group like the Forbes 400 have as much wealth as the bottom 60% and that percentage is rapidly growing they are beginning to attract a lot of unwanted attention. They have their hands on the levers of power and a national security state is the natural outcome. Timothy Mcveigh was just a bit premature in his opinion that the government was the beast and when people see that 95% of all the post recession gains have gone to the 1% and the playing field continues to tilt in their direction there are liable to be a lot more resentful people like him in the future.

  7. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    but onguard…what percentage of their actual livelihood are
    those top ones paying?

  8. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Pay no attention to the man behind the red carpet…

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    In “1984”, George Orwell had a civilization at war with a amorphous and unidentifiable “They/Them” that these days could be any terrorist organization from the middle east to the middle of Iowa. Hate is not monotheisitic. There are plenty of people equally willing to cause havoc in the name of Jesus as there willing to do so in the name of Mohammed, and let us not forget, both men worshiped the god of Abraham.
    Yet both men also taught that at its most highest of ideals, the love of God was the love of our neighbors as ourselves. The examples of the value of love and kindness permeate both holy books but are too oft ignored.
    The gov’t has a tool that, in a perfect world and with honorable, ethical, moral people supervising, could be a life saver and of enormous value. But our nation has too many in power who believe that a desirable end, of their choice, justifies any means used.
    Whether or not one believes in an afterlife, there is honor in being civil and respectful while still in this life. But if one does not believe in honor, or love, then that person is a danger to himself and the community in which he lives.
    Please consider writing your legislators once a week with a brief but civil explanation on why you feel they should take positions you value, but more than anything, encourage them to be willing to set aside issues upon which agreement is impossible in favor of working on those issues upon which agreement can be found.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Home run RT!

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Eisenhower predicted this , and warned us!

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Who is paying the cost of the Free Stuff Dem Libs use to buy votes?..

    This chart is only Federal Income taxes. When you factor in all taxes, we get a very different picture:



    Are Social Security & Medicare ‘Free Stuff’? Those programs along with military spending dwarf everything else.

  13. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Don’t feed the troll! Thank you!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Can’t keep to the subject at hand? You agree with the NSA and Plutocrats so you try to change the subject?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    The report shows that of the 32 states (and the District of Columbia) that are “winners” – receiving more in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes- 76% are Red States that voted for George Bush in 2000. Indeed, 17 of the 20 (85%) states receiving the most federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid are Red States. Here are the Top 10 states that feed at the federal trough (with Red States highlighted in bold):

    States Receiving Most in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:
    (Those in bold are Red states)
    1. D.C. ($6.17)
    2. North Dakota ($2.03)
    3. New Mexico ($1.89)
    4. Mississippi ($1.84)
    5. Alaska ($1.82)
    6. West Virginia ($1.74)
    7. Montana ($1.64)
    8. Alabama ($1.61)
    9. South Dakota ($1.59)
    10. Arkansas ($1.53)

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    http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2004/09/red_states_feed.html

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