Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Golf carts in space! Another right wing illusion.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

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

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months 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, 11 months 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. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    When they count vacations do they count “vacations” or time away. For instance one of Bush’s vacations was at Camp David where he also received ambassadors. It seems someone is being less than respectful with honest debate.
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    Lets talk about planet Earth for a moment. You state the Earth has gone from a lush landscape to a crowded space ship… I suggest you review the hypothesis snowball earth, and then remember that 90% of all the animals that have ever lived upon the earth are now extinct, with man having very little to do with it. You have the cretaceous mass extinction, along with the Jurassic, Permian, Ordovician, all of these have certainly done a great deal more than humans ever could in wiping out the “lush planet”. Some of you guys crack me up with your anthropomorphizing of the earth creating your own mythos. The fact is, earth will eventually kill us all, there will be no rhyme or reason to it beyond attempting to get off this petri dish in order to survive as a species. Meanwhile in your little eco friendly coffee klatches at Starbucks with your subversive luddite tendencies (when it doesn’t effect video game time), you in effect condemn us all with your own hubris and short sightedness.

  7. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @wmconelly

    An international panel of scientists also questioned man made global warming.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 11 months 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.

  9. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 11 months ago

    @gendotte

    only the left calls accurate shots cheap.

  10. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 11 months ago

    @Genome Project

    Doing his job not attending another photo-op

  11. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, 11 months ago

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

  12. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, 11 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    Right on!

  13. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, 11 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

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

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    criticize Mr. Obama for the number of vacations he has taken, "
    Let me help you out. I to do not care how many times Obama plays golf. Honestly I think he should once a week. It is good for a person to do such things. But here is the rub. Obama is seen “out to lunch” or “off the clock at 5” more often the Bush ever was. Bush was hounded by an edited hit piece of him shooting golf. So he stopped. When Bush tried to go away and get some piece you had Lame stream lifting up a crazy lady outside W ranch. And sorry I do not count him “on vacation” whole at the ranch.
    So let us look at the other side. Obama got Bin Lad din, well really? The report now he was playing cards during most of the lead up and only showed up to sit in the corner while the big boys did their job. Do you know how many reports of pick up basket ball games have been buried? And is the lame stream following him around on the golf court? And Where was he after 5pm on 9 11 12? the report now is that he just could not be bothered. THAT IS THE DOUBLE STANDARD! W would have been crucified if the 1st ambassador since carter was murdered under his watch and the report can not tell us who handed down the stand down orders! But no we get a “moderator” Lying for Obama. We get talking point lies of “spontaneous” and “YouTube” and “what difference does it make”

  15. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 11 months ago

    @Genome Project

    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.

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