Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. tim the wizard

    tim the wizard said, over 4 years ago

    “Slapped with a dictionary” Amen, Lamont, Amen.

  2. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, over 4 years ago

    An’ after that, whack ’em with an encyclopedia….

  3. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, over 4 years ago

    Couldn’t agree more!

  4. bigskyranger

    bigskyranger GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Ahhh! The ignorance of those who don’t have a clue about the tax code today versus those of yesteryear. Deduction review anyone?

  5. notinksanymore

    notinksanymore GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’ll lend you mine. I’ve got an old Complete Oxford English Dictionary. That should get the point across. :-)

  6. Ray Thomas

    Ray Thomas said, over 4 years ago

    I’m a blogger. Sounds like some of my readers’ logic.

  7. Hawkradio123

    Hawkradio123 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I need a “Like” button for this one…

  8. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Totally agree, Hawkradio123!

  9. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 4 years ago

    I find it both funny and ironic that people who are so smug about knowing that progressive taxation isn’t new are the same people who know little to nothing about taxation and budget issues. And before anyone responds to my comment, let me throw out a little “self-sealer” that is unfortunately quite true: Anyone who responds to me as if I am trying to hand of a Rethuglican Talking Point will have proven they are just as brainwashed as the people they mock. If I sound a little bitter, it’s because I made the mistake of majoring in Math; an unfortunate side effect of which is that you re eventually confronted with just how profoundly ignorant practically EVERYONE is.

  10. underwriter

    underwriter said, over 4 years ago


    Not just math, LameRandomName, any specialty. Heard the one about the two math teachers in a cafe arguing about math illiteracy? While one stepped to the restroom, the other bribed the waitress to answer “x squared over 2” to the next question he’d ask. When the first returned, he said he thought even the waitress could probably answe a simple math question, and asked her, “What’s the integral of x?” The first prof was chagrined, the second surreptitiously paid the waitress, and as they left she quietly gazed after them and said under her breath, “…plus a constant.”

  11. underwriter

    underwriter said, over 4 years ago


    continued – But there are some taxation issues which are non-mathematical or only partially mathematical. The tax code is supposed to be written so as to encourage behavior which is good for society. For example, deductions for charitable donations. To get this deduction one must file Schedule A and forfeit the standard deduction, which is highly counter productive for those of modest income, which is most of us. The math component of that is that the standard deduction tends to increase. The non-math component is, if we really want to reward this behavior, let’s take it out of Schedule A and either apply it directly to pre-adjusted-gross-income adjustments (small difference mathematically) or allow it to reduce the tax owed (large difference). Please note that I said “If.” I’m not advicating this, merely using an example; the non-mathematical implications would be huge.

  12. TimeTraveler

    TimeTraveler GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    There was a time when I enjoyed sarcasm. It was before I found the internet.

  13. sammysock

    sammysock said, over 4 years ago

    “Steal from producers to give to loafers” was intoduced in this country by democrats. FDR got the upper rate all the way up to 91%! Our corporate tax rates are among the world’s highest, yet liberals can’t understand when companys off shore. Obama’s 1.5 trillion yearly deficits really help the economy, don’t they?

  14. morthim

    morthim said, over 4 years ago

    “…slapped with a dictionary…” truly; cause the problem is diction rather than definition. ignorance goes so beyond mere assumption that polysemy is everywhere. there truely are people who argue through/about tone, not meaning.

  15. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 4 years ago

    So you didn’t actually listen to the speech? Life must be a lot easier when you just go by the condensed version from the corporate spin machine.

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