Brian McFadden by Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    ‘Live free or die’ is the State motto. If the world delivered by the Murdoch Rush Fox Noise is ‘free,’ Scott Brown’s a shoe-in.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    But who doesn’t like free stuff? I know that there are lots of people who would jump to vote as early and often as possible if you promised them free stuff, like free health care, free college, free contraceptives, free food, free housing and the list goes on and on. The winner is the guy who panders to the majority and thereby does the most harm to the whole. History says that, anyway. But you know how history lies and has to be edited for political correctness.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    When the Massachusetts legislature raised the tax on liquor
    a few years ago, lots of other Mass. Pols drove over the border to buy their tax-free booze! One, who was caught on video, and asked if he thought it was right for him to shop up here while taxing the rest of us, merely replied “Don’t you have anything better to do?”
    He was only expressing that brazen arrogance the new aristocracy has for the average citizen.

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    history is defined as anything fox news says it is

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Attacking Mr. Brown as a buffoon does no one honor, particularly ‘liberals’ who claim to hold the high ground. If the man has actually been recorded saying or doing the things mentioned above, fine, it’s fair game; but if this is just a gratuitous attack on a conservative opponent Mr. McFadden finds objectionable, then it is distasteful at best. It will simply harden the convictions of those who already support the man without opening any minds or hearts to actual reasons or comments that could show why Mr. Brown is a person against whom one should vote if his opponent, like most Democrats, is simply the lesser of two evils.
    It would be good for Americans to have candidates to vote for, but as long as big money, on both sides of our limited political choices, and the media are choosing our candidates, we will rarely have people for whom we can vote with pride and conviction, and must therefore vote for the candidate who will do the least harm.
    Until we, the People, involve ourselves more deeply into our selection and election process, we are doomed to having candidates that represent the least common denominator rather than the greatest common factor.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    It’s called “satire,” Mr. Troll.
    As it happens, I have little respect for Scott Brown, whose views are that of the 1% right, but who was really focused on the main chance, and tried to promote himself as a “regular guy” who drove a truck until he got into office, and then followed as much of the “rich get richer” principle as he could manage without getting kicked out of office — which didn’t fool anyone when a person of real principle came along. All he wants is to promote himself and make himself more money.
    He’s got no principles to speak of other than looking out for Number One.

  7. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, over 2 years ago

    Respectful Troll and prfesser both make good points. But isn’t it strange that if someone wants to write or film pornography or if the Oligarchs want to spend massive amounts of money to elect their puppet, the Supreme Court calls it free speech while someone who tells an ethnic joke or says something critical about another race is accused of a hate crime. I’m certainly not supporting anyone who makes such remarks, but my point is that it’s going to be difficult for the average citizen to make much headway in selecting legislators with vision and character against the enormous advantage the court has handed the Oligarchs.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Would his right to free speech permit him to tape over the license plate number?

  9. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, over 2 years ago

    try germany, 1920 through 1940. argentina, for the last 20 years. venezuela, for the last 15 years. greece, france, italy, ecuador. anywhere you want to look.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago


    I understand satire, Magus, and like you, I have no desire to see Mr. Brown reach his objective. My criticism is that Mr. McFadden attacks Mr. Brown on absurdities, rather than on things Mr. Brown has actually said and/or done that would not only warrant such satire, but would also demonstrate to those who like him and dislike him, that Mr. Brown is not suitable for the office he seek. Mr. Brown most likely knows the difference between a moose and a deer, but his attacks on Obamacare are worthy of satire as the ACA continues to grow in success. Has Mr. Brown criticized the state’s tax laws and encouraged people to just cross the state line to make their purchases? If not, the second panel is a waste when Mr. Brown’s position on fair pay and the minimum wage is on the record. The third panel would be better replaced with some remark on what Mr. Brown has said about the defense budget, or our relationships with allies overseas. The fourth panel would only be funny if he’s on tape saying something to that effect.
    I think there’s enough real material on which Mr. Brown can be taken to task without taking cheap shots.
    I agree with much that you write, Motivemagus, and hope you understand why I would want his satire to be more targeted at real points of concern instead of this sophomoric snarkiness.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sure. Just open your browser and catch up on the trolls and complainers and the general disapproval of all of the elected leaders. For all the good they do, things just get worse and worse.

    Unless you wish to assert:
    A. Things are actually better all the time.
    B. Pandering liars are not elected to office.
    C. It is the people without power, like radio talk show hosts, cartoonists, bankers, millionaires, etc.; who actually make all of our social, economic and educations policies into miserable failures.

    I won’t ask you to prove any of those, I will take your word for it as long as you can point to somebody to blame while promising me something for nothing.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Har! I have to remember that one.
    I do remember the sick child who was declined healthcare that would have saved him because NH was so cheap it wouldn’t pay for it. They made a one-time exception. Perhaps they were embarrassed when people starting saying that “live free or die” was literally your choice in New Hampshire…

  13. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Folks, here resides the troll of liberal cartoonists.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I realize that the ACA does not provide free health care, but it does promise such in its various advertisements and inducements to elect its supporters. Its promise is to provide insurance for those whose risk level is beyond the willing capacity of their fellows to absorb, even if they have not, thus far, contributed to the support of the entire risk pool and have no standing within it.
    Its effect will be to further harm the private insurance industry and eventually force the implementation of a socialized care system, as promised by our Glorious Leader to certain union members during his 2008 campaign.
    One certainly cannot state as fact that the installment of a liberal socialist machine does not imply to many, lots of free stuff, such as so far has never materialized.
    But the goal of any sectarian state is not to bring about salvation and deliver their constituents unto Heaven.
    It is but to rule them.

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I respect your posts; in this case I thought the absurdity of the humor spoke for itself, but given today’s politics, perhaps not…


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