Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Wouldn’t he be disgusted with Dems crying racism anytime somebody criticizes our 44th place prez.

    And this time we get to pay for the big “celebration”.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Wouldn’t he be disgusted with Dems crying racism anytime somebody criticizes our 44th place prez.”

    You mean like during the 2008 election when Fox News pondered if the US was ready for a black President, referred to Michele as Barack’s “baby mama”, and later pondered if Barack was “black enough” to be President? Or perhaps when trolls keep referring to the President as Muslim and/or Kenyan? It may all be done in the name of cheap partisan politics, but still employs an element of racism to get the desired results.

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 1 year ago

    It’s quite evident that o does not embody MLK.

  4. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Ditto that. I would add though, that I think MLK would be disappointed in the direction America has gone.

  5. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    Fox was reporting on statements made by black leaders about whether he was black enough. The “baby mama” comment was a poorly crafted joke. The producer that came up with it was eventually fired, and now works for CBS. Please direct your ire toward them for deliberately, knowingly hiring someone who would say such a thing.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    In the period before he died, Dr. King was moving to the left — not only had he made a stand against the War in Vietnam, he was moving towards a more radical economic analysis. That’s why he was supporting the garbage workers.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    Can you give any proff of the stuff about Fox?

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    No it is not,

  9. 1opinion

    1opinion said, about 1 year ago

    @rightisright

    Another expert in non-existent history.

  10. David Lagesse

    David Lagesse said, about 1 year ago

    Martin Luther King Day,
    is a day when we honor the MAN,
    but choose to IGNORE his PRINCIPLES and IDEALS.

    Martin Luther King DID NOT say this:
    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin (EXCEPT WHEN APPLYING FOR JOBS or COLLEGE)
    but by the content of their character.”

    So why do we seem to think he did?

    Yet today, Jesse Jackson (King’s chief aide during those tumultuous civil rights protests) and virtually every other black leader advocate for programs and policies that judge by skin color alone, regardless character.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @David Lagesse

    And how do we get to that day he was dreaming about? By pretending that slavery never happened, or that it left no problems to be corrected?

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    MLK was got. That’s a painful pun, Payne, whether you completely intended it or not…

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    Aside from the meandering posts here, the toon itself is surprisingly neutral (if not supportive of MLK) from Mr. Payne.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Reverend King was a speaker, leader, and focus, who spoke many wise things, but I feel many in the civil rights movement put as much, if not more, “on the line” on a regular basis, for years, in fact decades. While I respect the principles he spoke of, I’m still not sure he was deserving of a national holiday or the emphasis he’s received HIs family, have become a total embarrassment in recent years, and that is another tragedy.


    Yes, it is the principles and ideals of the many folks who brought peaceful change in America, not violent revolution, and continue to do so today, every day, which are truly deserve our attention, and dedication, yes, EVERY day.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    “Can you give any proff of the stuff about Fox?”

    I watched all three examples during the 2008 election. I did find a clip of the “baby mama” instance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvZEZL2LmA8

    The banner at the bottom of the screen reads “Outraged Liberals: Stop picking on Obama’s baby mama!”

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