Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. chasches

    chasches said, about 4 years ago

    The Republican Party is full of morons who obsess over fictional characters (Murphy Brown, Big Bird, invisible Obama in the chair…). A Good Cartoon.

  2. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, about 4 years ago

    Occupy Huggies.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    Big Bird was brought up because Romney wants to cut funds for everything that the government does not have to have, so of course PBS and Planned Parenthood would be goners. How much money is he prepared to spend to add 15 ships per year to the Navy? Maintain Black Sites? Pay (today’s name for) Blackwater? Maintain Gitmo until the last “guest” dies? Missile Defense Systems? I will go on record as saying that PBS and Planned Parenthood do more good for the world than any of the above-mentioned “untouchables”, and at far less cost. Again, the subject of how to grow some projects and cut others in a revenue-neutral way comes back. And, of course, we can’t survive on revenue-neutral; we have to spend less than we take in. The devil is in the details, and Romney will not give details.

    For example, he wants to repeal Obamacare, and let the states decide for themselves. Can you imagine the fight over Obamacare repeating itself 50 times, as everyone who can afford a legal team challenges from left and right every provision of every plan in every state? This is a recipe for total stagnation for decades, not to mention legal fees and clogging of court dockets. But watch the lobbying money from the insurance industry, paid for by you and me in monthly installments. I’m running for office myself. I want to feed at the trough.

    In the meantime, pre-existing conditions return to the discussion. Now, R&R want to “save” Medicare by giving future seniors vouchers and sending them out to get their own private health insurance. How many 65-year-olds do you know who do not have a pre-existing condition? Being a doctor for 30+ years (hence the screen name), I can tell you that there are almost none. So, most seniors will let their insurance lapse and hope for the best. When the best does not occur, they will show up at the Emergency Room. As everyone (or at least Mr. Romney) knows, e-room care is free!

    R&R want to turn Medicaid into block grants for the states. Sounds good on paper. Now, remember that almost every state in the union sued the tobacco companies to get money to defray the expected nicotine-related costs when smokers get older and can’t breathe anymore. Who believes that money is still sitting in a special place waiting for those bills to come in? That money has already been spent.

    Whether you believe that Medicaid recipients deserve it or not, the fact remains that, if this plan is put into action, they did have coverage, and then they won’t. And when they get sick, they’re going to the emergency room.

    If you think health care costs are high now, add e-room care for people “moved out” of Medicare and Medicaid.

    Even if the result is the ONLY increase in government spending (because it AIN’T free, Mr. Romney), it will be enough to make Obama’s deficits look like a walk in the park.

    I recognize that Romney is not Obama. That seems to me to be his only qualification to be president. Out of the frying pan…..

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    If PBS got as much taxpayer money as “Liberty University” (in violation of the Constitutional separation of church and state) they’d be sitting pretty, and “Big Bird” could drive a Ferrari.

  5. comicgos

    comicgos said, about 4 years ago

    You’re nuts McCoy – A national survey by the bipartisan research firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint in 2011 found that over two-thirds of American voters (69%) oppose proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with Americans across the political spectrum against such a cut. The survey further stated that supporters would vote against anyone proposing a cut to PBS.
    Are you so stupid as to thing 69% of the people that support PBS are all “The Left”? If that’s the case – romney is DONE – big bird or not!

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    The total donation the Gov’t gives to CPB is less than one month of fund raising for just one of the candidates. A year is under 100million and pays for tv and radio and perhaps even web content. I recall watching public television in school during the 60’s for classes at my rural school to compensate for classes the school couldn’t afford. I knew farmers and ranchers who watched early morning reports on crop forecasts and other important information. As a parent, I have very fond memories of watching sesame street with my children and seeing how their enjoyment of the program carried over to activity coloring books and songs to sing on long road trips. The value of Public TV far exceeds its cost and the only reason to get rid of it is to continue the dumbing down of our society. Eisenhower said it would take an informed and educated people to stand up to the industrial military complex. It is said his draft included congressional with those other two. Seems they’ve been trying to limit how much we know and what we know ever since.
    education and a love of learning makes a great society.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Obama tried to close Gitmo, but found that no state was willing to accept the detainees. Given the choice between keeping them at Gitmo or sending them to another country which would be less secure, what would you do?

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Ok, let’s be honest about one thing: cutting federal funds to PBS would not “kill” Big Bird or force PBS stations off the air. About 15% of PBS funding comes from the Federal Government. Sesame Street would bring in a lot more money on a regular network.

    Local stations depend on government funding for anywhere from 10% to 60% of their operating funds. PBS stations in small markets and rural areas would possibly be forced to go off the air.

    The REAL issue with Romney’s comment is that he suggests cutting the $450 million to PBS represents any serious discussion about cutting the deficit. All of the programs that conservatives say they will cut amount to a drop in the bucket. Anyone who says they will reduce the deficit by cutting taxes and increasing military spending is not serious.

  9. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, about 4 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I recognize that Romney is not Obama. That seems to me to be his only qualification to be president. Out of the frying pan…..

    I have been saying for months now that Richard Pryor was right, NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!

  10. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, about 4 years ago

    It has always been far easier to criticize someone when they aren’t there to defend themselves. Obama tried to attack Romney last night, and was promptly smacked down for his troubles. That is why he didn’t do it again. He is far too smart to risk making himself look the further fool. He waited until today so he could look all presidential in front of people who actually support him. I voted for the man in the last election because I liked what he had to say. I won’t be making that mistake again. Fool me once Mr. President…….fool me once.

  11. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, about 4 years ago

    NON PARTISAN!?!?!?! PBS and NPR are among the more liberal media outlets.

  12. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Let me get this right. Not wanting to give somebody (or something) some money is synonymous with wanting to kill it. In that case, Obama wants to kill me, because he won’t help fund my needs.

  13. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    Frightening that so few Americans can’t recognize Romney’s huge flaws.
    Even more frightening that you glaze over o’s flaws even though they affect you.

  14. 2 wellread

    2 wellread said, about 4 years ago

    If you think PBS and NPR are non-partisan, I’d like to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge.

  15. Yammo

    Yammo GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Liberals PWN’d!!

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