January 17th, 2015
05:41 PM ET

Panetta: We're facing 'much more aggressive form of terrorism'

Fareed speaks with former CIA Director Leon Panetta about how the U.S. should respond to the recent terrorist attack in Paris. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

There are a lot of people who feel that the United States doesn't face quite the same danger, partly because, as you say, we've got oceans and watch lists. But also because the Muslim population in the United States is much more thoroughly assimilated than in Europe. Would you agree with that?

Well, I think obviously that since 9/11, we've done a very good job of being able to improve our intelligence gathering capabilities, our law enforcement capabilities, our intelligence in terms of being able to track the particular threats that are out there. And clearly our Muslim population has the opportunity to become citizens in this country, to integrate more fully into our society. And that gives us an advantage.

But having said that, the reality is that when these foreign nationals are able to come back into our country – and there are thousands of these nationals that are overseas in Syria and Iraq, in Yemen – I think it still represents a real danger in terms of the United States.

I don't think we can take anything for granted. I think we're dealing with a much more aggressive form of terrorism coming at us in a number of different directions, as I said. And the United States ought to continue to remain very vigilant and very aggressive in going after this kind of terrorism.

Would you expand the no-fly list, the watch lists? Would you put in place new procedures for even more intrusive intelligence, intelligence gathering?

You know, one thing I learned as CIA director is that you can always improve what you're doing in terms of being able to develop, not only the lists, but develop the intelligence that's needed in order to make sure that we're able to track these individuals.

I mean, we do have the watch list. We have pretty good security with regards to those coming into this country. I think we have a good capability there.

The problem is in dealing with those in the various European areas where there is, frankly, less aggressiveness at going after these individuals when they return. So the real challenge here is going to be for the United States to work very closely with our counterparts in Europe to make sure that these watch lists are shared, that we're working together to make sure that these individuals are being tracked when they try to come back to the various countries, and that we work together operationally to be able to go after them once that happens.

So there's room for a great deal of improvement here in order to make sure that we're at the top of our game in terms of trying to protect our country.

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  1. Blue Saffroń

    Leon Panetta the public trusted you to make this country safe but you kicked the can down the road. ISIS and AQAP et al are all off shoots of your regime at DOD and CIA. You did not see it coming and tell the American people about it? Hmmmmm.... Either you are incompetent or your buddies in caves are smarter than you.

    January 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Another right-wing fanatic trying to scare us out of our wits with more anti-Islam propaganda.

    January 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  3. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Amen @ Blue Saffron and @ Joey (in black)! Its the warmonger way ya know! And Congress and special interest groups will profit immensely from it!

    January 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  4. ravenjcold1976

    Reblogged this on .

    January 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  5. Blue Saffroń

    It is because of bufoons like Leon and Obama et al that this country is in big trouble and in the s hits. They cannot not fight these "Islamic Radical Terrorists" jihadis sitting in their caves with all the American might. So incompetent they are. So aloof they are. So unaware they are of what is happening in the world.

    January 17, 2015 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  6. Blue Saffroń

    President Obama, kissing Iran's a ss is not going to buy you peace. They laugh at your behind. Your buddy India has broken all sanctions on Iran and doing barter business with it on oil and other commodities. Don't you know it? Are not your fleets in the Arabian Gulf monitoring what is going on and informing you of it? Quit fooling the American people.

    January 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  7. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    I dont necessarily think Obama is "kissing Irans ass" so much as he is trying to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Its more about making certain Iran doesnt partner up with Russia! THAT would be a toxic team!!!!

    January 17, 2015 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Dummy

      Yeah right on chrissy. That would be toxic if those Ruskies and those rag heads were to team up. Good point? Or a load of crap? Fux News. You decide.

      January 18, 2015 at 4:08 am | Reply
      • Fact Checker

        Your screen name says it all!

        January 18, 2015 at 11:09 am |
  8. Cow in a Bottle ©

    Mr. Lou Panetta shall I send you the coordinates? I bet you want them taken out, right?

    ISIS AFFILIATED
    TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA WITH GLOBAL REACH: MULTINATIONALS

    RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD (World Hindu Council)
    HINDU MUNNANI
    ARYA SAMAJ
    SHIV SENA
    BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD (BJP)
    SANT SAMITI
    HINDU MAHASABHA
    BAAJRANG DAL

    LEADERS: Narendra Modi/ L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray(EXTERMINATED)/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

    January 18, 2015 at 4:33 am | Reply
  9. Yedi

    I dislike the above remarks immensely. To have my screen name on the same thread posting an opinion alongside the others, would be the equivalent of smearing horse manure all over my body.
    These individuals are truly amazingly disgusting.

    January 18, 2015 at 9:16 am | Reply
    • Fact Checker

      Woopee.

      January 18, 2015 at 11:07 am | Reply
    • Aide Buford

      Why don't you go f ukk yourself. You f ukkin piece of s hit.

      January 18, 2015 at 11:40 am | Reply
  10. Cynic

    That officials at the highest levels of government authorized and ordered torture is not in dispute. Mr. Bush did in fact issue a secret order authorizing the C.I.A. to build secret prisons overseas. The C.I.A. requested authority to torture prisoners in those “black sites.” The National Security Council approved the request. And the Justice Department drafted memos providing the brutal program with a veneer of legality.
    None of this means anything as far as proven criminal behavior of presidents and their men. President Obama will no-doubt pardon Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Powell, Rice, etc etc etc for the crimes they did in fact commit. Just as LBJ pardoned Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton pardoned Patty Hurst for their crimes.

    January 18, 2015 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • Fact Checker

      You said yesterday that Obama already has pardoned them and somebody told you that wasn't true (cuz it isn't) Make up your mind to what information you post please. You look wishy washy.

      January 18, 2015 at 11:06 am | Reply
      • Cynic

        Stop pretending like US presidents inform you as soon as they pardon someone, Donna.

        January 18, 2015 at 11:13 am |
      • banasy©

        I pretended nothing if the sort, Philip. I was, as it turns out, correct, and you were not.

        Third post of the day.

        Still awaiting the apology for your prevenge comments.

        January 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm |
      • banasy©

        Oh, and just in case you forgot what you said to me, with your username you're using now:

        Cynic says:
        January 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm
        President Obama already (emphasis mine) pardoned them of their crimes, @banasy. As all presidents have done for each other since at least LBJ. Untouchables, they are called.

        January 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm |
    • Cynic

      Pardon me. That was Gerald R. Ford pardoning Dick Nixon, not LBJ.

      January 18, 2015 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      This is my first post of the day, Philip.

      I expect an apology.

      January 18, 2015 at 11:59 am | Reply
  11. Cynic

    We are taking about criminals at the highest levels, Donna. Not about me. Get a clue.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      This is my second post of the day, Philip.

      Awaiting that apology.

      January 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  12. Cynic

    Am wondering if Patty Hurst bodily juices perhaps being found in the oval Office had anything to do with Bill Clinton pardoning her for her crimes.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Of course you are.

      January 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  13. Cynic

    Only a very stupid person would think that organized hordes of Americans roaming freely in street and outlaw biker gangs should be left to police themselves. Only a Donna, as far as I have seen here.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Please post where I have ever stated that's what I believed.

      Oh, that's right, you can't; you're just being your typical self who has to start discord before I've even made a post.

      Your schtick is getting boring.

      4th post of the day.

      January 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  14. Blue Saffoń

    Terrorism defines the indian nation that it continues to export. The Norwegian attack was inspired by Indian fanatics aka Shiv Sena. Hitler was a buddy of Gandhi the "so called" man of peace spinning cotton during daytime and banging underage boys at night.

    At least five Indian leaders/prime ministers/presidents have been assassinated by hinddoous. Several genocides have either been undertaken in India or ongoing as we speak

    Indian immigrants in western countries are engaged in crimes of dezpicable nature...cab drivers raiping passengers, defrauding insurance companies, 7-11 clerks selling drugs and so on. It is bad karma all around.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:23 am | Reply
  15. Cynic

    There are over 33,000 gangs of Americans currently rayping, robbing, extorting, murdering, and distributing street drugs to our children RIGHT NOW in the USA. From skinny little crackhead gang bangers lying to try and cover-up strong arm robberies made by big fat ugly men to overly obese lazy men collecting disability pay while riding in outlaw biker gangs financed by meth sales.
    It's time to call out the US military to deal with them. And THAT has already been done. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes US troops to shoot suspected criminals on US soil same as most praise troops for doing overseas.
    Bye bye you lazy gang bangers.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:39 am | Reply
  16. Aiden Buford

    Yes hindus are financiers/sponsors/harbor terrorists and involved in many attacks both internal and external including Norway, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Moreover, they have been involved in genocides that have resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands. There are several ongoing.

    Laughingly, Hindu Hogs are busy scratching their balls while Chinese conquer their territories.

    January 18, 2015 at 11:41 am | Reply
  17. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Straight descent from MONKEYS aint you philip? That can be the only explanation....both your parents were monkeys!

    January 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  18. bobcat2u

    One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orang-utan was reading two books – the Bible and Darwin's The Origin of Species. In surprise he asked the ape, "Why are you reading both those books"?
    "Well," said the orang-utang, "I just wanted to know if I was my brother's keeper or my keeper's brother."

    January 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  19. deniz boro

    Got out of hand than. What a pitty.

    January 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  20. bobcat2u

    A mushroom walked into a bar. The bar tender said, "Get out of here! We don't serve your kind."
    "Hey, what's the problem?"
    "Just get out of here. We don't serve mushrooms."
    The mushroom in anguish says, "Why not? I'm a fun guy."

    January 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  21. Cuchumber

    Wow!!! So many freedom fighting outfits in India. WOW!!!
    Hinddooos must be pulling their usual "suppress the minorities routine" on them. After all the protesting, they took matters in their own hands. So there we have it.

    INDIA, A FREEDOM FIGHTING CENTRALE!!!

    Gimme Kashmir!! Gimme Sikhland!! Gimme Tamil Land!!! Gimme Muslimland!!!

    FOLKS, just look at all the Freedom Fighting Outfits in India. They ain't no soup kitchens. Right?

    AND THEY ALL CAN'T BE WRONG !!!

    Hmmmmmm..

    A SAMPLING OF SOME 114 FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA:

    1. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)

    2. United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)

    3. Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    4. Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)

    5. Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)

    6. Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)

    7. Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)

    8. Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)

    9. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    10. Karbi People's Front (KPF)

    11. Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)

    12. Bircha Commando Force (BCF)

    13. Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)

    14. Adivasi Security Force (ASF)

    15. All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)

    16. Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)

    17. Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)

    18. United Liberation Front of Barak Valley

    19. United National Liberation Front (UNLF)

    20. People's Liberation Army (PLA)

    21. People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)

    22. The above mentioned three groups now operate from a unified platform,

    23. the Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF)

    24. Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)

    25. Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)

    26. Manipur Liberation Tiger Army (MLTA)

    27. Iripak Kanba Lup (IKL)

    28. People's Republican Army (PRA)

    29. Kangleipak Kanba Kanglup (KKK)

    30. Kangleipak Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    31. Revolutionary Joint Committee (RJC)

    32. National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)

    33. People's United Liberation Front (PULF)

    34. Kuki National Army (KNA)

    35. Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA)

    36. Kuki National Organisation (KNO)

    37. Kuki Independent Army (KIA)

    38. Kuki Defence Force (KDF)

    39. Kuki International Force (KIF)

    40. Kuki National Volunteers (KNV)

    41. Kuki Liberation Front (KLF)

    42. Kuki Security Force (KSF)

    43. Kuki Liberation Army (KLA)

    44. Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF)

    45. United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF)

    46. Hmar People's Convention (HPC)

    47. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    48. Hmar Revolutionary Front (HRF)

    49. Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA)

    50. Zomi Revolutionary Volunteers (ZRV)

    51. Indigenous People's Revolutionary Alliance(IRPA)

    52. Kom Rem People's Convention (KRPC)

    53. Chin Kuki Revolutionary Front (CKRF)

    54. Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)

    55. Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)

    56. People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)

    57. Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)

    58. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)

    59. National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)

    60. Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)

    61. Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)

    62. Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)

    63. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)

    64. Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)

    65. All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)

    66. Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)

    67. Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)

    68. Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)

    69. Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)

    70. Dashmesh Regiment

    71. Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)

    72. Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    73. National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)

    74. All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)

    75. Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)

    76. United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)

    77. Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)

    78. Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)

    79. Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)

    80. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    81. Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)

    82. Tripura Defence Force (TDF)

    83. All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)

    84. Tribal Commando Force (TCF)

    85. Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)

    86. All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)

    87. Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF) Socialist Democratic

    88. Front of Tripura (SDFT)

    89. All Tripura National Force (ATNF)

    90. Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)

    91. Tiger Commando Force (TCF)

    92. Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)

    93. Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)

    94. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    95. Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    96. National Militia of Tripura (NMT)

    97. All Tripura Bengali Regiment (ATBR)

    98. Bangla Mukti Sena (BMS)

    99. All Tripura Liberation Organisation (ATLO)

    100. Tripura National Army (TNA)

    101. Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)

    102. Borok National Council of Tripura (BNCT)

    103. Mizoram

    104. Bru National Liberation Front

    105. Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)

    106. Arunachal Pradesh

    107. Arunachal Dragon Force (ADF)

    108. Left-wing Extremist groups

    109. People's Guerrilla Army

    110. People's War Group

    111. Maoist Communist Centre

    112. Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)

    113. Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Janashaktih

    114. Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)

    SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

    Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
    Al Badr
    All Tripura Tiger Force
    Al-Qaida
    Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    Babbar Khalsa International
    Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
    Deendar Anjuman
    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
    Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
    Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
    International Sikh Youth Federation
    Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
    Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
    Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
    Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
    Khalistan Commando Force
    Khalistan Zindabad Force
    Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
    Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
    Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    National Liberation Front of Tripura
    People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleippak (PREPAK)
    Students Islamic Movement of India
    Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
    Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
    United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
    United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
    Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

    United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
    Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
    Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
    Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
    Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
    Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
    Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
    Karbi People's Front (KPF)
    Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
    Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
    Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
    Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
    All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
    Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
    Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
    Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
    United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
    Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
    Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
    United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
    Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
    Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
    Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
    Muslim Security Force (MSF)
    Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
    Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
    United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
    Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
    Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
    People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
    Adam Sena (AS)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    Harkat-ul-Jehad
    Jammu & Kashmir

    Wow!!! So many freedom fighting outfits in India. WOW!!!
    Hinddooos must be pulling their usual "suppress the minorities routine" on them. After all the protesting, they took matters in their own hands. So there we have it.

    INDIA, A FREEDOM FIGHTING CENTRALE!!!

    Gimme Kashmir!! Gimme Sikhland!! Gimme Tamil Land!!! Gimme Muslimland!!!

    January 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  22. Dogna Banasy

    Just have that big black man wear a condom. honey. And everything will be right with The Lord. I promise. Have a good time. Just be protected. 🙂

    January 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • Philip the Ped

      Oh, I see someone is a bit racist! How FUN! How many kids have you aborted, Dogna? I've aborted 2. I'm totally right with The Lord. 😃

      January 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  23. Bobsnot2me

    A mushroom walked into a bar and I went out on another VFD alarm bell for overly-medicated Americans. ha ha

    January 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • Philsnot2me

      I'll let my trailer burn down rather than call 911 because I think a plane will fly into my park. ha ha

      January 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  24. Disnterested 3rd Party

    Gotta love when a joke goes over someones head. Fun Guy (fungi)

    January 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  25. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Lol of COURSE he would let his trailer burn....cuz hes....CHICKEN LITTLE! da da da daaaa! The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

    January 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm | Reply
    • Jesus Christ

      The end of this wicked old system of things is near. Yet Chrissy laughs. And scoffs.

      January 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm | Reply
    • Jesus Christ vs. @banasy

      Fornicators will not inherit God's Kingdom. And @banasy says wear a condom. Go figure.

      January 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        Stop lying. I never said that. I never brought up condones at all. I said that the reason AIDS was the #1killer among fertile women was unprotected se.x with HIV positive men. And that's according to the website you got your original stat from. Stop lying.

        You SUCK at debate.

        Want to know why you won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Because you aborted two of your offspring. Thou Shalt Not Murder, sayeth the Lord you are fond of pretending to follow.

        January 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm |
  26. Philip

    Right now Leon Panetta is under federal gag orders that prohibit him from telling you the truth. Yet you still lsten to him. Because you are stupid is why.

    January 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  27. bobcat2u

    A police officer, though scheduled for all-night duty at the station, was relieved of duty early and arrived home four hours ahead of schedule, at 2 in the morning. Not wanting to wake his wife, he undressed in the dark, crept into the bedroom and started to climb into bed.

    Just then, his wife sleepily sat up and said, “Lou, dearest, would you go down to the all-night drug store on the next block and get me some aspirin? I’ve got a splitting headache.”

    “Certainly, honey,” he said, and feeling his way across the dark room, he got dressed and walked over to the drug store.

    As he arrived, the pharmacist looked up in surprise, “Say,” said the druggist, “I know you – aren’t you a policeman? Officer Rhoades, right?”

    “Yeah, so?” said the officer. “Well what the heck are you doing all dressed-up like the Fire Chief?”

    January 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Flawed humor. One does not need to speak to a pharmacist in order to obtain the most dangerous drug on earth, aspirin. In fact, Americans legalized the use of aspirin for children over 40 years ago. You are dumb, Bob. DumbBob you will be called henceforth.

      January 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        You bloody idiot, they stopped giving kids aspirin decades ago; you cannot even find children's aspirin anymore.

        Due to Reye's Syndrome.
        It was outlawed YEARS ago; it wasn't even available when my first child was born in 1980.

        God, you're an ignorant ass!

        January 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Philip

    Firemen are among the laziest of persons in America. They fight Rx prescription overdoses, mainly. And once in awhile a fire. They mostly sit around having the fattest of them cook very fine meals in very fine kitchens.

    January 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      You're confusing firemen with paramedics; not surprising, since you are an ignorant ass.

      January 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm | Reply
  29. Philip

    The main reason we adore Firemen is because the very thought of being burned alive scares the heck out of US. And is why Roman Catholic leaders invented Hell 2000 years ago.

    January 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  30. bobcat2u

    Did you hear about the fire at the circus?

    IT WAS IN TENTS

    January 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm | Reply
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