Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder how many more people would be paying taxes if Mitt and his Wall Street cronies hadn’t bought their companies and outsourced their jobs to China.

  2. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago

    Quite a few less considering said companies would have closed their doors and shut down. What’s worse, 1000 people losing their jobs when a company folds or 200 losing theirs so the company can stay open and keep 800 employed?

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Frankly, this guy is Darrin’s worst character. He might as well be a megaphone or a ventriloquist’s dummy. Even Susan’s boss has more depth to him.

  4. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    It was not just Romney’s equity firm attrocities but all of the wall street “money changers” that raped the public with their mortgage paper scams that has ruined the economy. Add to that all the multi multi million dollar per year CEOs and there’s not much left for middle america to live on or spend or pay taxes.

  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, about 3 years ago

    He’s a straw man. Lame, weak, lazy writing.

  6. rshive

    rshive said, about 3 years ago

    @rvernon — tend to agree with you. In fact you could say the major function of politics as currently practiced is the construction and demolition of straw men. Must be nice knowing the only thing you have to know about any given subject is enough to produce a sound bite. One sometimes wonders whether any of these guys ever look themselves in the face and think about what they do. I doubt it.

  7. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, about 3 years ago


    The economy crashed because the political class used Fannie and Freddie to buy votes with taxpayer dollars via home loans. They distorted the market until they broke it and then tried to blame it on the banks.
    And apparently, there are plenty of gullible, ignorant people around who are perfectly happy to believe them.

  8. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, about 3 years ago

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

  9. Lynxreign

    Lynxreign said, about 3 years ago

    Oh LameRandomName, that’s not what happened at all. It is so wrong it is hard to know where to start. You won’t believe the truth anyway as you’ve clearly got a standing order for Kool-Aid. People blamed the banks because the banks were at fault. They saw a chance to make a profit and they took it. It blew up the country and collapsed some of the companies, but the CEOs got away for the most part, so they don’t care.

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 3 years ago


    Numbers, we need numbers! Yes, private capital firms like Bain have turned around some of the companies they took over. They’ve also closed quite a number of companies, at least some of which were pretty much doomed anyway, and they’ve bled some companies that at least might have survived to the point where they failed. It’s this last thing that a lot of people object to, and not without reason. It also seems to be the case that private capital firms, when they take over a company that will eventually fail, manage to siphon away pretty much anything that would be of value to employees, creditors and other stakeholders, taking this for themselves in “management fees.” Bain and its ilk seemed particularly adept at vaporizing pension funds, so that people who worked for twenty years suddenly find themselves with nothing when they retire.

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago

    The fact that he’s black is supposed to be the funny part. If he were white, he’d still have punch lines, but there would be the black-Darrin against that-sort-of-white-person angle.

  12. kerb berk

    kerb berk said, about 3 years ago


    So, what, this character is a “typical white person” with a really unhealthy tan?

    This was so true:

    > LameRandomName said, about 2 hours ago


    Pot. Kettle. Black.

  13. spyderred

    spyderred said, about 3 years ago

    Consider the alternative. What he means is that anyone who disagrees with him is “divisive”. He wants all to march in lockstep into totalitarianism. This is the result of that evangelical christian mindset that says anyone not completely for their version of god is a backslider to be “born again” or moved on to discuss it with god personally.

  14. Steven Bell

    Steven Bell said, about 3 years ago


    Of course companies have to make decisions like this all the time, but the “vulture capitalism” thing, which was coined by Newt Gingrich, referred specifically to the practice of buying viable companies, loading them with debt to enrich the holdng company, and then bankrupting and liquidating the previously viable company resulting in mass layoffs. If that was done to even one company, to me I don’t care about the rest of their scorecard.

  15. blather046047

    blather046047 said, about 3 years ago

    Another couple layers of regulations, higher taxes, more expensive energy and Obama will have our economy soaring in no time, Honest. Really. I mean, how could it not?

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