Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    But true

  2. Michael Ford

    Michael Ford said, 5 months ago

    He’s gonna get cards and letters on this one.

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I hate ever having to agree with Clyde, but that is one insightful metaphor.

  4. FortyFive

    FortyFive GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Clyde speaks the truth every now and again! My father’s inner city school had shootings in the mid to late 60’s. I would bet that a search online would probably only reveal a passing media interest in them.

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    much the same when a pretty white child goes missing.
    posters, searches, major police and media involvement.
    when a child of color goes missing….ehh…not so much

  6. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, 5 months ago

    Well, the corporate media exist to make money; they abandoned even the pretense of news as a public service many years ago. Making money means selling eyeballs to advertisers. Even now, non-hispanic white people are the largest single ethnic group, making up close to half the population. So… shooting in a black or Hispanic school, of interest to maybe 20-25 percent of the viewers; shooting in a white suburban school, of interest to maybe 45-50 percent of viewers; guess which one gets the air time.


    I’m not saying it’s right, but it’s not hard to understand. You make news a commodity, you get the news that’s profitable, not the news that you need to sustain a functioning society.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 5 months ago

    In my blurry pre-tea condition, I read Clyde’s last remark as “Columbus was the ‘Elvis’ of school shootings.” Wiki.answers indicates that Columbus would have had to rely on armor, swords, and crossbows, but he still could have inflicted considerable damage to the aboriginal populace. So I stand by my blurry-brained feeling that my reading would have made sense. Clyde’s, though, makes much more sense.

  8. George Buce

    George Buce GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Next thing you know Clyde will be agreeing with Eric Holder…

  9. saturnsport8k

    saturnsport8k said, 5 months ago

    What’s really going to boil your tomato is when you realize how much the media and “experts” want to dig into the “why’s” behind mass shootings (which make up a very insignificant percentage of violent use of guns), but no media coverage or university studies are being produced regarding the majority of violence (gang/narco related), which is happening in urban settings.

    …Or it wont boil your tomato, and you’ll just keep blaming the guns as the problem, as if these hunks of metal, wood, and plastic emit mystical transmissions that beckon the urban youth with their siren songs to illegally access them for further illegal uses. The same hunks of metal and plastic that do not have the same effect on rural youth, who tend to have much easier access (encouraged, even) to far more of them.

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Does anyone remember zip guns from the ’50’s or so? Homemade guns, usually .22 caliber, make from a broken-off car antenna, usually with a cheap door bolt as a firing pin, powered by a bundle of rubber bands. So much for the idea that the problem is the availability of guns.

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @nighthawks

    Maybe you don’t live in or near a major city with a substantial black population. The key is “pretty”, not “white”. A pretty little black kid killed in a row-home fire or murdered by the single-mom’s boyfriend or hit by stray gunfire or maimed by a hit-and-run…they will all get plenty of coverage at 6 and 11.

  12. neatslob

    neatslob said, 5 months ago

    @pschearer

    You’d have a pretty hard time committing a mass shooting with a zip gun.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 5 months ago

    Lest there be any question, folks maintained Elvis was a white man singing like a black man. They maintained this allowed him to reach whites who wouldn’t listen to a black singer. I don’t agree, belive Elvis was unique rather than a white copy of a black man, but folks who only see things in racial terms see it that way.
    .
    Personally, I don’t think there is white music or black music, especially since there are so many white people who somehow fail to be Willie Nelson fans.

  14. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @neatslob

    You’d also have a hard time curing athlete’s foot. Your point is…?

  15. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, 5 months ago

    Exactly how close must a gang shooting be to a school in order for you lefties to call it a “school shooting”?
    100 feet?
    100 yards?
    1 mile?
    2 miles?
    5 miles?
    Or is any shooting within the city/county limits a “school shooting” since there is a school “nearby”?

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