Robert Ariail for June 11, 2013

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    ConserveGov  almost 11 years ago

    That was one slick bait-n-switch.

    Except, of course, to the 49% who wisely saw through it.

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    chazandru  almost 11 years ago

    It would be nice to think that a mere election could change this, but I doubt that either party will ever give up any of the powers that become available to them once they achieve the white house. An Oligarchy is gov’t by the few. We have gov’t by the two – the two parties who compete with each other for majorities, but work together to keep themselves in power and any third or fourth parties from gaining any real foothold.It is not what the founders hoped we would do.Respectfully,C.

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    wolfhoundblues1  almost 11 years ago

    1984 and Atlas Shrugged were not supposed to be how to manuals.

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    californicated1  almost 11 years ago

    In the words of Thomas Jefferson—“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also a government big enough to take away everything that you have”.

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    californicated1  almost 11 years ago

    …And yet more sayings from the “terrorist” in these pages.

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    lonecat  almost 11 years ago

    Here’s a little quote from the NYT this morning:

    Representative Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said on Monday that among those in Congress who are most informed, the consensus was strong and bipartisan. “Those who have been fully briefed are comfortable with the capabilities used, the way they have been used and the due diligence exercised in making sure the agency responsible for carrying out and using the tools has been doing so within confines of the law,” he said. “There is nothing nefarious going on here.”

    +I don’t post this to defend Obama. I don’t defend Obama on this. Here’s what I think: the fix is in, and both parties are in on it. Opposition has to come from outside the party system.

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    pam Miner  almost 11 years ago

    this is not news, it started quite a while ago and was perfected by W with the “patriot” act. THAT is when we traded our liberty for “safety”. this is neither new or news, it’s more scandal making. I say scandal making because they have thrown everything they can think of at Obama and he makes a fine Scapegoat. Really, the Government on both sides knows you can’t just tell everything that is going on, because we have made so many enemies. ( starting wars, killing wantonly, telling other countries how to live), that is sure calling the kettle black. These cartoons really bring out the most radical opinions.

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    Dtroutma  almost 11 years ago

    People who protest that taxes are “Illegal”, should be watched when they try to claim “tax-free” status. People who reveal secret information that compromises “covert” or overt operations of the military, or other components of our “defense” ARE guilty of treason.

    People who totally supported the previous administration, and members of Congress, from both parties, who passed laws giving potentially oppressive “tools” to the Executive, OR the Legislative branch, should either just shut up, or get their Congresspersons to rescind those “laws”.

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    I Play One On TV  almost 11 years ago

    “I’m shocked! SHOCKED! to find out this is going on.”

    Didn’t anyone pay attention to the commie-pinko-liberal-news-sources when they showed the climate-controlled locked rooms at Verizon et al, where the data traveling through fiber-optics was split: one for you, one for the government? Don’t you remember Qwest making a principled stand against the program, only to be told by the courts they had no right to protect their customers’ privacy? Now, do you understand why the program was called “Prism”?

    Welcome to the party, conservatives. Did you have a nice nap?

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    OmqR-IV.0  almost 11 years ago

    taunted with “You first.”

    1.) I’m not a gun-nut.2.) It’s your government, not mine.3.) I’m not paranoid.4.) I’m not delusional.

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