Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. cdward

    cdward said, 10 months ago


  2. bluffwood

    bluffwood said, 10 months ago

    cdward: Mothers Day? Apparently Daddy’s walking out. Actually, I found this pretty powerful.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 10 months ago

    Implementing programs that strengthen America’s productive capacity (infrastructure, education, research) that put people back to work, reforming the tax code, and reducing income disparity will do far more to restore family stability than some continuous nonsensical rant about socialism.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    In the overwhelming majority of cases, the father isn’t walking out, he’s being led out in handcuffs, as all fathers should be. We know, of course, since the landmark paper in the APA journal came out in 2000, that children who grow up with no father are far better off from a psychological perspective, than children who grow up with a father present, so the laws that say Family Law judges can throw any and all all fathers in Workhouses for Life at hard labour without the possibility of parole are what makes the US the greatest nation on earth.

    No other nation has laws that say any married woman who sleeps with a great man like ex-President Clinton can have her husband locked up for life so the ex-President who did such great things for America doesn’t have to lose any sleep worrying about angry cuckolds.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    All you that think the family is the “basic unit of civilization” should take the time to READ the above reference supplied free of charge by Michael.

    Thanks Michael

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 10 months ago


    I feel that be income disparity you are talking about the gap between the CEO level and the “middle class”.

    That being the case, I can agree with you.

    However, when government become embroiled in private enterprise then government cause both cost of doing business to go up and wages to remain stagnant except for the “ruling class”. In other words, you are just changing who comprise the 1%.

    It’s ok if it’s you. Not so swell for the rest of us who must become the ones satisfied with what government gives us.

    But social ownership does not have to mean government ownership. We have cooperatives that are a benefit to the community already. People band together all over the world in small communities to improve the collective situation.

    So I agree that “ranting” about socialism – a fact of life from ant colonies to NYC – is a waste of time and effort.

    It’s when government forces it on the population that things go wrong…….

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Oooh, Dude! You must have the highest bloos pressure on the planet! Have you tried anger management? You know, when you’re that pissed off, it’s impossible to think!

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Which explains a lot.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Which explains a lot.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months ago

    Was Dad in Iraq? Afghanistan? Will cutting foot stamps, education and healthcare to this little family be a help?
    Thanks for pointing up a problem, Varvel. So how’s about advocating for solutions in your next Toon, instead of repeating the usual NRA Fox Rush Noise?

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    How Gary got his start as a cartoonist.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    I guess mom drove dad away by fooling around with other men.Or by bi#@hing all the time so dad found some who didn’t do the same.Or dads a sleaze bag.
    Some folks have morals some do not.
    A lot of folks should not have children but they do and the tax payers pay for them.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    Absent a farther!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    My father was around long enough to father three boys then just left it to my mother to handle.

  15. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, 10 months ago

    My take is that government aid programs and policies tend to encourage single-parent families and rewards for additional children. Kick the baby-daddy to the curb (collect child support, of course) and get preggers with a different guy, repeat as needed … This has became a life-style choice for many women.

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