The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    Charles Darwin was born that day as well. Same year.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @440RoadRunner

    Eno slid off the roof a long time ago…

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    that’s your theory

  5. Oxnate

    Oxnate said, about 1 year ago

    Was that Lincoln or Buffy?

  6. win

    win said, about 1 year ago

    Today would have been my grandfather’s 107th birthday. Yesterday Ronald Reagan, Thomas Edison and I celebrated our birthdays. Well, I celebrated my 60th, anyhow.

  7. stp1957

    stp1957 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Leave it to a dog to educate Eno?

  8. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    See the movie! It’s great! No, not that one! “Lincoln”!

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @win

    Happy Birthday Win! You wascally wabbit. Carrot cake to you. Hope you had a hoppy, hoppy day!

  10. grazer

    grazer said, about 1 year ago

    I honestly didn’t know that about President Lincoln…

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @flake-67121

    Flake: A mutual agreement cannot be reneged on by one party without consequences. Besides, the slave-owning South had no right to complain about “compulsion”.

  12. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    re: flak-67121

    The Confederacy existed for almost a year before war came. Southern pride is what did them in by starting the shooting. Most of the North had a “we’re better off without them” attitude when the south seceded. Many didn’t like it, but they didn’t want to do anything about it.
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    Lincoln stated this at his inauguration "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. you have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend it.”
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    There’s no proscription against secession or partition in the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, it would fall under the 10th Amendment, which indicates that those powers not specifically given to the Federal government are the province of the states and the people. Lincoln wasn’t going to ask Congress to go to war, apparently hoping that eventually the south would reconcile and a disastrous war avoided.
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    Then the south attacked a northern fort. Fort Sumter. That made it a war matter. Anderson had gone so far as to withdraw from another fort on his own initiative to try to avoid a fight with the Confederates.
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    Everything after Sumter came from that stupid decision. It was very much like Pearl Harbor in how it changed attitudes in the populace. Instead of “let them go” it became “get them back.”
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    False pride. When the South stupidly attacked Fort Sumter, a fort that was not actually affecting shipping or causing any problems other than irritating South Carolina’s psyche by its mere existence, that was a foreign power attacking the United States. That made it a war matter.

  13. Popeyes4arm

    Popeyes4arm said, about 1 year ago

    a penny for your thoughts?

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My brother would have been 67 today. I miss him.

  15. seybernetx

    seybernetx GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @flake-67121

    “you can’t call it a union if membership is compulsory”
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    The UAW might dispute that. (which doesn’t mean you aren’t right)

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