Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Sinbad was in the news earlier this year with his second bankruptcy. Mostly for tax debt.

  2. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a little late, but I just caught up a few days comics, and added a comment to what became the healthcare debate on October 4th – adding another Canadian perspective on how well our system works vis a vis the US.

  3. James Maxwell

    James Maxwell said, about 3 years ago

    Remember “O’socialist” said he was gonna make it as
    painful as he possible could. Baring the WW II vets from
    the Washington Memorial in the park, closing the public
    parks, reruns of horrible TV shows again and again.
    Obama Care and who knows what he will do next.

  4. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 3 years ago

    @James Maxwell

    If you are saying that President Obama is a socialist, you have no idea what a socialist really is.

  5. yoda1234

    yoda1234 said, about 3 years ago

    Tonight on Arsenio: Sinbad!

  6. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago

    @Gee Man

    Comparing the Canadian healthcare to the US is apples to oranges.. the Canadian system works for a variety of reasons that would make it non-feasable here. It’s like me claiming wearing a t-shirt every day of the year works great for me so it should work great for people in Russia as well.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    paytonb: That is the worst analogy I have ever heard. A few details change from country to country, but the basics – a healthy citizenry is in the national interest – is common throughout the overdeveloped world, except for the US. That is because we are ungoverned by a junta of the military/industrial complex, while Canada got theirs in place back when all they had to worry about was the branch plant mentality.

  8. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago


    People tend to view analogies negatively when it disagrees with their views. There was nothing wrong with it and thinking a ‘few’ details exist differently is likely the reason you didn’t like it. That’s the problem with so many ideologists, they feel the answer is always so easy, cut and dry. The harsh reality is that there are much more than a few differences and until we learn to work together and truly figure out what works in this country instead of trying to copy things that don’t fit we will continue to have problems in achieving that ‘healthy citizenry’ we ALL desire.

  9. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Nothing wrong with the analogy, other than it makes no sense! What’s different from the US to Canada, or Japan, or Australia, or Germany, or Sweden, or Korea, or Great Britain that makes for an analogy between the (presumably warm) weather where you are, and the weather in Russia.

    You’ve posited a non-sequitur. So unless you can actually explain why universal healthcare at lower cost and better coverage and outcomes is possible in every other western democracy (and a number of poor, undemocratic countries – like Cuba, which ranks ahead of the US on measures of health outcomes for it’s citizens), saying it won’t work here doesn’t explain anything. Is it that Americans like spending more and getting less? Americans are addicted to poor outcomes? (the war on drugs suggests this is perhaps true). Or is it that American politicians are beholden to corporate masters who profit from expensive, inefficient healthcare? Or are Americans so ill-informed collectively that they can’t even recognize they have high costs and poor outcomes? Perhaps through fear-mongering media and pols and the health and insurance corporations? You complain about ideologues, but you’ve tossed out a bit of ideological drivel in the form of saying “it won’t work here”, with no facts or logic to back it up.

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago


    Or possibly you are limiting your definition of socialist to the absolute extreme form rather than one heading in that direction.
    and I say this with no animosity toward socialists, no matter how many they inadvertently harm.

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    and yet you’re all wet.
    Just joking you are not completely wet
    Thus it is possible to become more like the ideal without achieving that ideal

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