Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    Sadly, that’s what kids these days think of when they hear it’s the 4th of July.
    “That’s the day we invented fireworks!”.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 12 months ago

    Is that what Payne’s on about? Claiming American credit for the invention of fireworks? Has the man ever read a little of the history of China?
    RepubliCons, please turn back into well-read, well-traveled Republicans before TOO much longer. This is ridiculous.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    Not sure what the point is. The banner on the stand says Fireworks, but the list is only sparkly stuff that doesn’t explode (except for poppers, which don’t do much more than a small pop when thrown against a hard surface, so they can’t hurt anyone).

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Sadly, people focus more about the “4th of July” celebration and less on the meaning of Independence Day.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Where in this cartoon does Payne claim an American invented fireworks? It’s a picture of Franklin selling them.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Today is Independence Day, the day we are supposed to observe the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ‘Tis unfortunate that it’s devolved into an excuse for parties generically celebrating “freedom” with parades, cookouts, and explosives. Oh, and Beer. Lot’s of beer.

    If we really wanted to celebrate “freedom” we might bother to observe Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown (October 18), the ratification of the US Constitution (May 29), or the ratification of the Bill of Rights (December 15).

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    ^^^. Good quote.
    It is a day to celebrate and believe me, I will be enjoying the day.
    Hopefully our youth, who are constantly taught how oppressing, imperialistic and horrible America is, will realize that because of our forefathers willingness to risk their lives and those of their families, we were able to gain our freedom from a truly oppressive monarchy.
    And thanks to brave, patriotic Americans since then, we have remained a sovereign country.
    God Bless the USA!
    Ok, back to hot dogs and beer!

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago


    Wake up he is saying we commercialized the day.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago


    Show a little respect dude.

  10. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 12 months ago

    Why would Franklin have a modern cash register?

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 12 months ago


    Do you remember “Green Christmas” (Stan Freeberg)? “We wish you a merry Christmas & please buy our beer!”

  12. 38lowell

    38lowell said, 12 months ago

    It will never happen, unless those checks stop!
    May God bless America, once again.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    The problem I have is that the actual meaning of the day is getting lost, just as the meaning of so many other holidays. As I pointed out, other dates that are just as historically significant to the “freedom” we claim to celebrate on the “Fourth of July” are utterly ignored. What was once the day our forefathers stood together to proclaim our fledgling nation’s right to self determination has devolved into “Merica, f**k yea! Pass the brats ‘n’ the beer!”

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