Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. californicated1

    californicated1 said, about 2 years ago

    I think comedian Chris Rock may have struck a raw nerve when he told about the “dumbing down” of Black People when it was commended that one of them did something that they along with the rest of us were supposed to do, anyway, like work for a living, stay off welfare, stay out of jail, etc.

    The “dumbing down” of Black People that Chris Rock talked about in his act has spread beyond Black People to just about anything in America these days, where now we are commending police officers for doing what is normally their job and we expect them to do it, because they volunteered, met or exceeded the qualifications and got hired on.

    The America of today seems like a “comic book” version of itself, where each criminal out there is treated like a “super-villain” and the everyday folks that go after them, the police and other Law Enforcement agencies, the “super-hero”.

    Sooner or later, we may wind up commending waste haulers these days for picking up trash and plumbers for unclogging pipes—tasks that they normally do day-in and day-out, are hired to do because the applied for the job and met the qualifications for that job, just like Law Enforcement professionals did for their jobs.

    The “dumbing down” of America needs to cease.

    We need to stop commending regular people who do their regular jobs or execute their responsibilities or discharge their regular responsibilities and treating their accomplishment of their regular and expected tasks as an extraordinary feat, which it wasn’t.

    We expected the police to act on this terrible act, and they did, just like they were supposed to.

    And it was nice to see that the system of Law Enforcement worked here as it was supposed to.

    Was it an extraordinary feat?


    It was only part of their regular job.

    Why treat this like it was anything but that?

  2. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, about 2 years ago


    Wow that is an extrordinary post C man, from now on you should be called Super poster. If I could, I would give you a tight shirt with a big P on it.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Note: The “Cheney/Bush” administration was a “top down only” command structure (too many examples to get into here, but think, a certain date, a certain rational for war, and a certain “Bremmer policy”) which actually was the reason agencies couldn’t “communicate” with each other effectively. As a result, “taking down” bin Laden only took eight years, and a change in administration.

    The “Boston boys” were caught in only a few days, because a “different administration” told all agencies to work TOGETHER, and ALL RESOURCES would be shared, and used to apprehend them.

    Guess which policies are more effective.

  4. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago


    Pay attention. The cops [I’m being all inclusive here] analyzed thousands of video images, from hundreds of sources, and ID’d the possible bad guys in an incredibly short time and created the tactics to flush [bad pun intended] the creeps from hiding. THAT’s the EXTRAORDINARY feat.

  5. californicated1

    californicated1 said, about 2 years ago


    It’s actually their job to sift through that information and get the right perpetrator, criminal or anybody else they seek—and sifting through that information usually means that the state and the people can build their case against whoever did them wrong.

    Once again, they should not be commended as if they were doing something extraordinary, here, because what they were doing was just part of what they normally do and that we should not be “dumbing down” what was done here and treat it as a super-human feat, which it wasn’t.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 2 years ago


    TROUT: Read the 9/11 Commission Report. The “Wall of Separation” you allude to was set up by Jamie Gorelick, President Clinton’s Deputy Attorney General.

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago


    So, it’s easy? Doing a public safety job very well should not be poor mouthed. Stand closer to the furnace, you’re way too cold. Have a safe day…

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 2 years ago

    Hey, i’d like someone to commend me for doing my job today, and last week, and before thet too.

    I’m pleased the law enforcement did well on this horrible act. Keep up the good work.

    And rid your ranks of the bullies that take the law and the justice system into their own hands.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Churchie: I’ve got the report and have read it. That has nothing to do with how Cheney/Rumsfeld and their “buddies” implemented the policy. Both are absolute control freaks, and NO agency in the government was allowed “freedom of thought” under their policies.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^But Cheney and Bush knew exactly where bin Laden was and insisted the “Taliban government” of Afghanistan turn him over. Just like they knew exactly where all Saddam’s WMDs were located. Right.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^^Scott Ritter and William Rivers Pitt published a book, in 2002, spelling out exactly what ALL inspectors found, that Saddam’s “WMD” program was long gone, long before Bush decided to get even for “Poppy”. NO,this Democrat, like my Senator on the intelligence Committee was against everything BushCheney wanted to do on invading Iraq, because it was all based on lies. The Democrats voting with the Republicans (a minority of them) were blitzed by the charge of “traitor” if they didn’t go along with the lies.

    Which, interesting that as bad as their “cooperation” though coerced was, they didn’t vote as a block against EVERYTHING Bush did, as the Republicans have on every issue since Obama took office. We don’t have a majority in the House, or a slight minority in the Senate of Republicans, we have recalcitrant obstructionists that are in corporate pockets, and don’t care a whit about what’s good for the American people, or the future of the nation. THAT is what I’d call “treason”.

  12. Himari Noihara

    Himari Noihara said, about 2 years ago


    You are a terrible person. Police officers willingly give themselves to a horrible, soul crushing job where they’re forced to witness the worst humanity has to offer day in and day out. It can bring out the absolute worst in themselves, as well. You’ve got it backwards. We should be giving them accolades for EVERY time they do their job and do it well. Not just the most high profile.

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 2 years ago


    “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.” ~
    President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    “If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” ~
    President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

    “Iraq is a long way from USA but, what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.” ~
    Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

    “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” ~
    Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

    “We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S.Constitution and Laws, to take necessary actions, (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” ~
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

    “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” ~
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

    “Hussein has .. chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.” ~
    Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

    “There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue a pace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” ~
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001

    “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.” ~
    Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

    “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” ~
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” ~
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

    “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” ~
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…” ~
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force– if necessary– to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” ~
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

    “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” ~
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

    “He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do” ~ Rep.
    Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.
    He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” ~
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” ~
    Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

    “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction… So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real …” ~
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan.23.2003

    Yes, TROUT, all these statements, and more, were “coerced” by a President that was too stupid to tie his own shoes.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 2 years ago


    Hiya Gramps! Have you traded in that walker with the tennis balls for that nifty wheel chair yet? You might wanna start taking some calcium for those old bones of yours :-)

    Its funny you should come up with these quotes of yours (as you usually do) since they tell one thing by themselves. Of course when you read the entire speech you come to find out that Iraq’s WMD’s were sold to him by the previous administrations since the Persian Gulf war. Nobody regarded him as a threat anymore and has since not gotten or developed any new WMD’s, but don’t let something like facts get in the way of War Shrub’s ambition. There’s money to be made, and as you know the Neo Cons are all about war and profit. Some of these quotes reference the British Prime Minister (the lap dog) and the White House as “evidence” as to why they should invade Iraq.

    You’re wrong then, you’re wrong now, and knowing you you’re gonna start swearing and changing the subject to Cigars and Dresses, two things you yourself personally enjoy.

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