Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “The truth is what we want it to be.”™

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Snerdly’ find a new gig moonlighting for someone other than Rush??

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    Play the Republicon game!

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Or should I say: “The truth is what you want it to be.”™

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    “alternate reality … why do they feel compelled to make everyone else live it?”


    Elementary, my dear Dr. Watson: To spend billions in order to make a “return on investment” — hundreds of trillions off of working people in the form of wage slavery.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    The continuing takeover will be quarterbacked by the spooky human automaton called Willard.

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    We’re not talking just U.S. economy here; we’re talking multinational economy, world economy.

  8. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    Plutocracy is the enemy of democracy.

  9. tudzax2

    tudzax2 said, about 4 years ago

    Dylan, indeed, who wants to work for a cartoon dog?

  10. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 4 years ago

    Plutocracy is your friend! Did you think that DIebold was out of tricks? That flipping 300,000 votes in Ohio in 04 was a fluke? You ain,t seen anything yet. Mittens has this one bought and paid for.

  11. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, about 4 years ago

    When some poster, on this or any other message site, starts ranting about the “liberal media” or, equivalently, the “mainstream media”, it’s a telling sign that this is an opinion that can be safely discounted.
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    Heck, a lot of the Conservatives don’t even bother spelling “mainstream media” out any more, it’s just “MSM”. Helps smooth the thought process, I suppose. And it’s expected they should rant. Political commentator Stephen Colbert probably said it best: “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

  12. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 4 years ago

    “What good fortune for governments that people do not think.”

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep telling it, and eventually they will believe it.”

    “It is not truth that matters, but victory.”

    — Adolf Hitler.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    @tudzax2

    “…who wants to work for a cartoon dog?”


    Seven billion cartoon puppies? (they’ll work for food!)

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    “You left-wing-pinko-maggots can’t handle the truth. So we give you our version of it!”


    “Truth” in the coming wonderful plutocratic world tomorrow = minimum wage: enough to keep a tin roof over your head, and one room to hold a bed, a shower, a toilet, a pipe to hang your clothes, a washer-dryer, a fridge (if you pay extra), a cupboard and a table. Welcome to unregulated free-market capitalism. Your weekly pay can’t quite cover your weekly expenses, but you can barrow up to a certain amount from the company store, in which everything costs slightly less than it does in stores outside your compound. Consequently you go deeper and deeper in debt — till at the end of your working years (from age 6 to age 76 = 70 years).


    Your weekly balance of pay minus company-store debt balances at approx. $100. Since there are 50 working weeks per year, 50 weeks times $100 debt balance per week = $500 debt plus interest. $500 debt per year times 70 working years = $35,000 plus compounded interest = $3,500,000 you owe Bain Capital Multinational (BCM) at the end of your working life and the beginning of your retirement at age 70 years.


    Any medical you wish to buy is added on, as well as any education you desire for your children. (If you have to ask how much money, you can’t afford to send your kids to school. You may home-school them if you wish, after your 10-hour work-day. (If they are to receive any education at all they will have to work their way through school.)


    Meanwhile, the CEO of your company, BCM, lives in a 1000-room house overlooking the Pacific and drinks wine at $10,000 per bottle. His pay+bonus = a million dollars per year plus a billion dollar golden parachute in case he mismanages the company and has to leave to go manage another company.


    If you don’t vote GOP you get fired. Two-hour notice max. Lots of luck finding another job, since unemployment hovers around 40% and is kept there by “unregulated free market” forces.


    Don’t even think about buying an internal-combustion car at $200,000 each minimum. Gas: $100 per gallon. Get a bike and pedal. The exercise’ll keep you healthier.


    Work hard and try to climb to become CEO yourself. Your chances of getting there are the same as those of winning the lottery. Besides the CEOs kids have the “connections” to get that corner office that you’ll never get.


    Instead, your lot is to work hard, pray even harder, and be ready to meet your Maker, the great CEO in the sky, at any second.

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 4 years ago

    Oh, taxes! Yes, taxes. The job providers pay none, in order to “provide the conditions for your employment.” You pay payroll taxes and sales taxes. You pay no capital-gains taxes, since you have no capital gain. Willard pays no taxes of any kind at all ever since he is a “job provider”, not even sales taxes on the seven Cadillacs, a pink one, a blue one, a silver one, a gold one, a black one, a white one, and a jade one — a different one for each day of the week. Each one has its own elevator to store in the overhead garage.

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