Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Golf carts in space! Another right wing illusion.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    There does seem to be increasing interest in life in space or on another world as our own is steadily poisoned and abused by those seeking to enrich themselves while sacrificing future generations.
    Chief Seattle is said to have admonished us to remember, “We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we borrow it from our children.” The entirety of the speech is worth reading to those with open minds and open hearts.
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    http://www.halcyon.com/arborhts/chiefsea.html
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    This is Mr. Obama’s 14th vacation. In the same amount of time, Mr. Bush was on his 50th. I do not begrudge Mr. Bush’s vacation record, but having seen so many commentators criticize Mr. Obama for the number of vacations he has taken, I do feel a need to keep things in perspective.
    Vacations aside, we must remember always….
    Man can live weeks without food, days without water, and minutes without air. Our planet has gone from being a lush landscape to an overpopulated spaceship whose population has made large sections unlivable and who, in the name of profit, destroy the very substances from which the spaceship is built. It is unwise, but worse, since those perpetuating this damage expect to be dead and gone before the damage is truly realized, it is evil.
    Like a terrorist, these greedy polluters have lit a fuse that will ultimately blow up in the faces of our children or their children. These ‘terrorists’ are not party affiliated beyond the point they will support any candidate who will allow them to continue their quest for ‘gold’.
    As you go about your day, look at the babies and laughing children. They are the future victims of our present behaviors. Money will be the least of their problems. Clean water/air/food will be of far greater concern as they wade through the sludge of their parents’ and grandparents’ hubris.
    Respecfully,
    C.

  3. seabat

    seabat said, about 2 years ago

    Presidents never take vacations. The job is with them 24/365. Congress on the other hand….

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    There are several good reasons to criticize Obama, so why do some cartoonists and posters harp on this completely stupid non-issue?

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    “An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.” But never you mind, Mr. Payne; just keep cheap shotting the President and the world will be a better place.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 years ago

    By Steve Persall

    Times Movie Critic

    The poor inherit the earth and the rich leave it to them in Elysium, writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s vision of a 22nd century without universal health care. Not a pretty sight, but pretty entertaining until brawn overcomes the screenplay’s brains.

    Matt Damon stars as Max Da Costa, who needs extraordinary medical measures after being irradiated in a work accident. The only place he can find help is somewhere he can’t afford, thanks to a technocracy radically segregating haves and have-nots.

    The utopian Elysium glistens like a blinged-out Mercedes-Benz hood ornament in the sky, separated from the rabble of Earth by a 19-minute shuttle ride. Buying a ticket on one of those escapes is practically impossible for anyone not there yet. Even the movie’s middle class representative, a hospital nurse named Frey (Alice Braga), can’t afford care for her daughter stricken with leukemia.

    Matt Damon stars as Max Da Costa, who needs extraordinary medical measures after being irradiated in a work accident. The only place he can find help is somewhere he can’t afford, thanks to a technocracy radically segregating haves and have-nots.

    The utopian Elysium glistens like a blinged-out Mercedes-Benz hood ornament in the sky, separated from the rabble of Earth by a 19-minute shuttle ride. Buying a ticket on one of those escapes is practically impossible for anyone not there yet. Even the movie’s middle class representative, a hospital nurse named Frey (Alice Braga), can’t afford care for her daughter stricken with leukemia.

    Frey is lifelong friends with Max, an ex-con and currently an assembly line worker making android servants for Elysium residents. Max gets irradiated at work, leaving him only days to live. Only a session in a fast-healing med-bed, built into ritzy Elysium homes like chandeliers, can save him. A former accomplice in car theft (Wagner Moura) offers Max a way to earn a ticket.

    Fitted and riveted into an exo-suit turning Max into a brawling thumb drive, he’ll brain-jack lucrative information — bank codes, passwords and the like — from a corporate executive. Max chooses his old boss (William Fichtner), who secretly entered a deal with defense secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) to reboot Elysium’s program and oust the paradise’s president. Max inadvertently has the keys to the kingdom locked in his noggin, with Delacourt’s national security forces on his tail.

    The nastiest of the troops is Kruger (Sharlto Copley, District 9), a sadistic enforcer introduced by blowing up an illegal refugee flight to Elysium with women and children aboard. Copley is standard issue evil with only an odd accent separating him from the Zods and Khans of this summer. Somewhere between Foster’s sophistication and Copley’s snarls there’s a villain worth hissing.

    Elysium proves better at social polemics than escapism, a balancing act Blomkamp managed well in District 9, with its allegory of South Africa’s apartheid era. The setup intrigues, although instead of harping on Earth’s slumdog culture, a few sharp jabs at Elysium’s affluence would be smart. The third act loses track of Blomkamp’s egalitarian themes when bullets and body parts start flying, turning deep thoughts into a typical sci-fi climax.

    And about that ending, which won’t be spoiled here. See it, take Elysium’s resolution to its next logical consequence, and wonder if the conclusion you may reach is what Blomkamp intended, after everything preceding it. Blomkamp sees the future, and it looks a lot like what scares some people now.

  7. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, about 2 years ago

    only the left calls accurate shots cheap.

  8. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, about 2 years ago

    Doing his job not attending another photo-op

  9. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, about 2 years ago

    The only one’s who’s thinking is off the planet are the far-right reactionaries and their Tea Party co-hearts.

  10. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Right on!

  11. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Right!
    Actually, they proved it FALSE. But the media chose to say, ‘questioned’ in an attempt to downplay their findings.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 2 years ago

    Where was Bush on the night of 9-11-01?
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    The White House in Washington DC.He addressed the nation from the Oval office.Ask any leftwingnut Washington Press Corps news nerd that was there.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    How does anyone really know who did how much work while on vacation? If you weren’t there, you have to depend on what others tell you, and it seems that many people have the desire to tell you what you want to hear.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, about 2 years ago

    that night of 9/11/01 bush gave speech from oval office

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    President Obama and much of his Administration do seem to be living on Elysium, or Narnia, or Hogwarts and Babylon 5.

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