Beardo by Dan Dougherty

Beardo

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  1. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The 0.1%!

  2. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    At the same time I’m looking at the second frame and thingking, “Pew! Pew!”, the TV starts talking about a Pew poll.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 2 years ago

    Tbh I hope those states gets cut loose. They will see what an utter pain it is to stand alone and all the intelligent people who accept democracy for what it is will probably leave the “country” for that matter :p

  4. leopoldenoch

    leopoldenoch said, almost 2 years ago

    the author obviously do not understand the concept of petition, you don’t expect petition to be signed by 12,500001 people of Texas. “Petition can also be the title of a legal pleading that initiates a legal case.” It starts with a petition and develops from there. for example, a referendum would be nice…

  5. John  K

    John K GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually, I would rather see California go, since they seem to think they dont have to follow Federal laws when it doesnt suit them……

  6. djsabc

    djsabc said, almost 2 years ago

    Let them go. Let’s see how long they can live without federal tax dollars. Since they are no longer a state they would not be eligible for all the gravy that comes with the turkey.

    Infrastructure would start to collapse, their taxes would skyrocket and then the chants of poor us please let us back in would begin.

    This is just another example of the herd mentality of people doing things because “it sounds right” or “my butcher thought this was a great idea”.

    This would not have been a problem if more people had voted for Romney and he had won, but the people didn’t elect him and now you just want to take your ball and go home.

    The people of the United States spoke and they spoke loudly, get over it and wait 4 years to make a change, if you can….

  7. ekw

    ekw said, almost 2 years ago

    I love it when people talk about “federal tax dollars” as if they have fallen from heaven.
    the only problems with imagining that money “from” the federal government allows us to have things we cannot pay for are:
    1) the federal government can’t afford these things either. it is giving away money it does not have.
    2) no matter which government is spending the money (federal, state or local) the source of the money remains the same.

    “Government is never a source of goods or services.
    What it gives to the people, it must first take from them.”

    it would be quite interesting to see our government made to live within its means.

  8. djsabc

    djsabc said, almost 2 years ago

    @ekw

    I understand your point but how they get it is not as important as the fact that many states rely on federal matching funds and such to survive. Texas and the other states share the pool cut them out and more money available for the remaining states or less spending by the Federal Government either way a win win.

  9. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, almost 2 years ago

    Don’t really have strong feelings on this either way, but it’s certainly interesting, now that the election is over, to watch this play out. I guess I am kinda curious about, if Texas does secede, how difficult it will be to visit friends there.

  10. knitkitty

    knitkitty said, almost 2 years ago

    Oregon has one of these petitions going, as well. I keep wondering if X state does succeed in leaving, do we have to have passports to go to and from? Are they considered a sovereign nation? I don’t think it will happen, but I am curious…

  11. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, almost 2 years ago

    A few states already tried that back in 1861.
    It did not go well

  12. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, almost 2 years ago

    @djsabc

    Where do you think the Federal Government gets its tax dollars? It can only distribute what it takes in!

  13. starlilies

    starlilies GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    IMHO, if you are not happy being a part of the US, then by all means, please leave and go to a different country. It’ll give those unemployed who remain here an opportunity to work at the job you just left, while you go and experience all the wonders and freedom (or lack thereof) around the world.

    Just my humble opinion… ;)

  14. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, almost 2 years ago

    @ekw

    Some things are a result of government spending that would be a nightmare in private hands. Example: private building of streets would probably result in you being charged a fee to even back out of your driveway, charges for driving so many miles, etc.

  15. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, almost 2 years ago

    @djsabc

    As I recall, if Texas were a country, it would have the 15th largest GDP in the world. The Federal Government would dearly miss the tax revenue it gets from Texas.

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