Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. cdward

    cdward said, about 2 years ago

    Context?

  2. bluffwood

    bluffwood said, about 2 years ago

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

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 2 years 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. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    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

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    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…….

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years 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!

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Which explains a lot.

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Which explains a lot.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Was Dad in Iraq? Afghanistan? Will cutting foot stamps, education and healthcare to this little family be a help?
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    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?

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    How Gary got his start as a cartoonist.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Absent a farther!

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

  13. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, about 2 years 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.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    OK with the exception of Grain Co-ops for small farmers I really can’t think of any good ones. Some communities put together co-ops for water and other utilities but are they really free markets or just another bloated bureaucracy. Collectivism is not always good, it even has a pretty good failure rate.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Actually, dad’s on his way out the door to his third minimum wage job he has to have to survive in their local economy, as in the rich are raking it in, and the people cleaning up after them are broke.

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