Bad Reporter by Don Asmussen

Bad Reporter

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  1. common sanse

    common sanse said, over 2 years ago

    The Supreme court, if you can call it that, are in the pocket of big business.

  2. soclassic

    soclassic said, over 2 years ago

    They would likely do a better job than 2/3 of the ones that are trying to ruin it now…Happy Independence Day!

  3. modena006

    modena006 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Truth, justice and the American Way. Not.

  4. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Allah Ahkbar – Sharia Law has come to America

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe the Piggie Park restaurants should ask if they can resume excluding Black people from their dining rooms, if we’re overturning Federal laws to accomodate “religious beliefs.” Though in reality, I expect discrimination against gays first, then women, before we get to race. But we’ll get there.

  6. tototu

    tototu said, over 2 years ago

    Why must an employer pay for birth control or health care? I keep reading this dang Constitution and can’t see it.
    But hey, that wasn’t the point. Hobby Lobby’s complaint was having to pay for infanticide. Somehow they found that morally objectionable and the Supremes said it was OK to feel that way.
    It’s a BLACK DAY in ’merica.

  7. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hobby stores replace govt? You mean, have their own set of moral standards? No, we can’t have that!

  8. Christopher Vickers

    Christopher Vickers GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think I saw that kid the last time I was in HL. Scared the hell out of me.

  9. griffon88

    griffon88 said, over 2 years ago


    Except that 1) contraception isn’t infanticide, 2) Hobby Lobby gets many of their products from China, which has been accused of encouraging abortion, and 3) their 401K invests in companies that produce contraceptives.
    The religion of a woman’s boss should not be able to affect how she lives her life. And that’s what this ruling has allowed.
    And the reason employers pay for health care at all is because we don’t have universal health care like all the other modern countries. Birth control is an important part of health care. It costs a lot less to prevent a pregnancy than have a pregnancy.

  10. BillJ-MN

    BillJ-MN said, over 2 years ago


    The employer isn’t paying for birth control or for health care. The employer is paying for the employee’s labor. Period. One aspect of that payment can be access to standard insurance plans at group rates, but it’s still just compensation for the employee’s labor. The portion contributed by the employer isn’t categorized as insurance on the employer’s financial statements. It’s also not a gift expense. It goes into the payroll account on the financial statements because it’s compensation for the employee’s labor. As such, the employee has earned it and the employer has no more right to tell the employee how to use their insurance than they do telling them how to use their cash.
    It’s a misunderstanding to say that the employer is paying for insurance. It’s the employee that pays.

  11. tototu

    tototu said, over 2 years ago


    1 Certain forms are. Aborting or killing a fertilized egg is not the same as contraception.
    2. Abortion is pandemic. It’s encouraged in this country as well. And your point is???
    3. See # 2
    This borders on absurd. Twisted logic. First. EVERYBODY has a religion, including atheism. Who said a woman can’t live her life as she pleases? Where was that in the ruling? The government has mandated that you as a boss must provide a service at your cost as part of the contract to employ another. This ruling limits the mandate in a very narrow and specific way. In particular, this Supremes ruling safeguards the religious Constitutional right of the employer without abrogating any Constitutional right of the employee.
    But why does the government, outside of ensuring a safe workplace and mandating work related issues, compel an employer to provide goods and services under government purview? When did the employer become an agency of the State?
    Lastly, Check it out. WE are the modern world. We changed this planet for the better and for the worse. Universal health care isn’t a bad idea, but making the employment community serflike administrators of it and compelling everyone to purchase it is antithetical to our Constitution. Why aren’t employers mandated to administer schools and childcare?
    And your last specious comment. Mankind is a blight on mankind?. I’m OK with contraception, but killing the spawn doesn’t add up to contraception. Those are two different issues.

  12. tototu

    tototu said, over 2 years ago


    What the hell are you smoking?

  13. griffon88

    griffon88 said, over 2 years ago


    Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy. If a fertilized egg is never implanted, that isn’t a pregnancy. Thus, contraception.
    Atheism is a religion like bald is a hair color.
    The fact that you can’t understand why this SCOTUS decision is wrong on the grounds of organizations vs. individual rights is part of the problem. One day after the ruling, the majority opinion altered their ruling, nullifying your ‘narrow and specific way’. Two days later, they decided they hadn’t gone far enough and altered it again. Five Catholic men decided that women don’t get to make their own healthcare decisions. If Hobby Lobby had gotten their way completely, their employee’s doctors would be forbidden from even discussing contraception. In a nation where 98% of women—including Catholics—use contraception at some point in their lives, this is not going to fly.

  14. tototu

    tototu said, over 2 years ago


    Gosh, you just got to make up all these definitions, facts, and stats… I’m impressed.
    Relax and take your meds.

  15. griffon88

    griffon88 said, over 2 years ago


    I don’t make them up. Unlike the religious community, I deal with scientific consensus for my information. Meanwhile, religious people can make any damn thing they want mean any damn thing, call it their ‘closely held religious beliefs’, and then force it on other people. Because somehow, not being able to force other people to abide by your religion violates your freedom of religion. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.

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