Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Supersized soda? Not anymore. The government is regulating what size you are allowed to order now. Gee thanks, nanny government, for blowing our noses, wiping our bottoms, and keeping us all so safe and sound. Who needs to make their own choices with nanny government around?

  2. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Wow, Cathy, you really blew up!! POP!

    Hello nutty Cathy family!! Have a great day!

    @exoticdoc – Yet obese people expect the rest of us to pay for their health problems and sue when they’re “discriminated” against. The problem is not a “nanny government”. The problem is stupid people, their bad decisions and how it impacts everyone else.
    That is what will bring this country down, not the government. We were doing just fine as a country when everyone took responsibility for their actions, were considerate of others and were not whiny babies.

  3. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, over 3 years ago


    I agree that we did fine when people took responsibility for their own actions, but the real problem started when the government started bailing people out for their bad decisions. I recently heard an administration official say they needed to start taxing IRAs because it wasn’t “fair” that some people didn’t have them.

    I worked hard (and still do) to put money in my IRA. It means I don’t drive the latest car, go out every Saturday night for dinner, or have the fanciest clothes. So I sacrifice and plan,and I am rewarded by supporting people who blow all their cash? Thanks.

    I once worked with a guy whose family ate out probably 5 times a week because his wife—who stayed at home, by the way—didn’t like to cook. Then one day when I bought new furniture by taking the money out of savings, he said I was “lucky” to have savings. Luck had nothing to do with it.

  4. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    So, would you have gone to that guy’s house and cooked for him, since his wife wouldn’t do it and he probably couldn’t? Who are you to judge someone else’s circumstances?

  5. C C Alexander

    C C Alexander GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    that goes for smokers too!

  6. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    I agree with you!

    When my husband came to work with me at the Intercontinental Hotels Group call center (dial 1-800-holiday for a reservation) the teacher asked, “How many would rather eat mac and cheese and ramen noodles but have high debt for new cars, clothes and too big a house?”

    My husband (and later, me too when he told me) was shocked when about 3/4 of the class raised their hands.

    The favorite recipe of Peggy Bundy (Married, with children) was to call a restaurant who delivered.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    The problem is the government’s idea of a collective society moving closer to communism every day. If someone smokes and gets lung cancer as a result THEY are responsible not society. If someone is obese and has health conditions because of it, THEY are responsible, not society. The same for drinkers, drug users, and any other problem that people bring on themselves. THEY and THEY ALONE ought to bear the responsibility and the cost of treatment. NOT everyone else. I could go on and on with this but I don’t have all day!

  8. catsarge

    catsarge said, over 3 years ago

    And back to the comic…I don’t think I’ve ever seen Cathy look as big as she does in the last panel. However, she has nothing on the gal whom I heard mentioned in the news yesterday. Take a look if you dare!

  9. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting . . . I looked back a couple of days and then did a little investigating myself. I found this link: – check the Bio, it has a sentence in common with “our” Aaron. Then one of the comments said this:

    " Aaron commented on Arlo and Janis over 1 year ago

    Weird, but my “new” GoComics account shows up like my old one used to. Meaning I can push the right-‘arrow’ and get to each comic and list of comments. My “old” account got ‘upgraded’ to the format that bites badly. I don’t use it anymore. Too much work. I see “/explore” in my URL. Tried to use that on the old account, but it doesn’t work. The site guys need to ‘splain themselves Lucy. (Ricky Ricardo, in the 60’s)"

    There are several other Aarons listed, but most have a surname added. On our Aaron’s page at you can read his most recent comments, if they’re of any help.

    I miss them too. I suspect that’s why Cathy’s place can be a bit quiet now. :(

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago


    So quit rewarding stupid behavior, something else the nanny government excels at. If the government/courts did not cater to such idiocy, stupid people would simply have to bear the consequences of their own choices.

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh sure, there are definitely ways around it, but the government should not be dictating to people like this in the first place.

  12. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hi Cathyites!! Last time I checked “Communism” is pretty dead world-wide these days — I really don’t think we have to worry too much about it “taking over” in the US.
    As for Cathy, she might want to cut that “supersized” junk food if she really wants to lose that weight she is always obsessing about.
    And, yes we all know we shouldn’t eat like this, or smoke or do a lot of things that make us sick — but sometimes we need a little reminder — and if that comes from the govt so what? I’m not crazy about paying for folks visits to the ER as part of my medical bills either — but I’ve never been given a choice on that one — and the govt has nothing to do with it.

  13. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, over 3 years ago

    Well, Cathy’s proportions today are ……. interesting. Don’t think I’ve ever seen her THAT round.

    HI, MOM. Hello, Clan.

  14. hendelca

    hendelca GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hi fellow Cathyites. I have been rather quiet this past week but I do want to thank all of you for your posts. I lost my only surviving close friend last Tuesday morning so have been on an emotional roller coaster since then. (Darn – tears in my eyes again). It was very calming visiting Cathy and reading all your comments. Just knowing that there are many good people in the world helps me deal with the loss. I know time will help me deal with it but I suspect I will be a little emotional in the meantime.

    We had a fantastic, fun, meeting of some of my remaining friends and two of his daughters on Sunday. Lots of good memories and laughs exchanged. That helped too.

    I was really happy to read that I am not the only one who does not care if Aaron and Dr. Billy are real people or totally fake personas. It takes a special kind of person to write posts like that so it does not matter if their name is Aaron or Dr. Billy. He/She/They are good people anyway. I, too, hope that the real Aaron and Dr. Billy (or the person or persons impersonating them) come back to posting here. That said, I am very glad to know that there are many more good people like yourselves still hanging out here.

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