Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Secret Service Under Unprecedented Strain

An article just published on Huff Post supports what I have been concerned about for many months now.

"An internal Congressional Research Service report says that the Secret Service does not have the resources to deal with the unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama, along with a rise in racist hate groups and anti-government fervor."

Those anti-tax people ought to pay attention to tax payer money being spent to protect our president and high profile leaders from *their own country-people*.

Great panel from Tom Tomorrow at Salon.com:

10 comments:

Riot Kitty October 20, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

It's just scary shit all around.

Sidhe October 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

I think I know that feeling...some days I just don't have the energy to speak reason and, instead, just flash the WTF? look at the looney...

Chris October 20, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

As I've said before, the political climate has made it politically correct for the loonies to crawl out from under their rocks.......they were there all along, we just forgot how scary they could be!!

A World Quite Mad October 20, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

Half the time when reading about the crazy shit the extreme right does, I feel like I'm reading Orwell or something. *sigh*

Seeing Eye Chick October 21, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

Great comic strip. My feelings exactly. I am up to two espressos a day thanks to those loosers. Because every time I see Sarah Palin, or Glenn Beck in the regular national news, I am totally exhausted after I finish copious vomitting. It just wears me out.

poietes October 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

Great comic.

I had a feeling that the secret service was not equipped to protect the president from the loonies out there who believe that this country would be better if someone staged a military coup. Makes me scared silly, and not in a horror movie having fun kind of way.

mikeb302000 October 22, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

I'm afraid for the President. I keep thinking the country is more divided than ever, but then a friend asked me what it was like during Viet Nam. Wasn't it as divided back then, he asked. I had to think. It must have been, with Kent State and all the rest of it, but I honestly can't remember it being this bad and this antagonistic, one side against the other. But it must have been. Could it be that my 18-year-old perspective was so different than my 55-year-old perspective that it just seems worse now? I don't know.

willpen October 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

This all personally scares the crap out of me. I think that we are all suffering this same fatigue. But I do see a small shift happening and a small light at the end of the long tunnel. Thanks to politicians like Anthony Weiner and Alan Grayson, things are starting to roll a bit. We just have to keep the faith...

themom October 26, 2009 at 1:36 PM  

Definitely scary. I watched Man Coulter on Joy Behar the other night - what a goof! She actually has the balls to state that our President is NOT getting more threats - it is the liberal media reiterating all this. Right!!! Oh, my brain cells are hurting.

LeftLeaningLady October 28, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

I am amazed by how completely insane this country has become. Is this is a first? Or were we just paying attention before? I thought there was insanity over Bill's BJ, but this is even more ridiculous. And I didn't think that was possible.

Good comic. I just wish it wasn't so true.

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