Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 26 days 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, 26 days 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, 26 days 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 said, 25 days ago


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

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 25 days ago


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

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 25 days 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. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 25 days ago

    Don’t let the EPA know, they are looking to kill fireworks because they “pollute”

  8. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 25 days ago


    As it should be…
    It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
    John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 25 days 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!

  10. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 25 days ago

    Today we celebrate our freedom to drink beer, which the British, in their tyranny, deprived us of.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 25 days ago


    Wake up he is saying we commercialized the day.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 25 days ago


    Show a little respect dude.

  13. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 25 days ago

    Why would Franklin have a modern cash register?

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 25 days ago


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

  15. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 25 days ago


    You can’t even let us celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our nation without throwing in divisive rhetoric to try to split us up for political gain, can you?

    Ok. Instead of the spirit of unity and cooperation that should embody this time of celebration and remembrance, allow me to respond in kind.

    There was a time when the Democrats were the loyal opposition. When they loved our country as much as we do. When, though we might disagree on the means, we agreed on the ends, of having a military strong enough to defend us against those that would do us harm, and to liberate those that are oppressed. A time when we may have had differences, but those differences ended at our waters edge. When a people were compassionate enough to give their neighbor a helping hand up when needed without the heavy hand of government pressing them down. When we recognized that we had both rights and responsibilities. And that both came from from God and not government.

    Sadly this is no longer the case. We are faced with an opposition that is not loyal. Who’s allegence is not to the constitution but to their perverse sexual desires. A people who are willing to kill their own children because they find them inconvenient. An cry out as shrill banshees if we refuse to pay for their murders. A people who parade their sins in the streets and demand not only that they be tolerated but celebrated. A people for whom limited government means a limit on their power to impose their beliefs not on fellow citizens, for citizen have rights, but on the newly created subjects of their oppression.

    Can we hope, can we pray, that they will turn away from the path of destruction and civil war that they are forcing us down? With God, all things are possible, but as they are a people without God, I do not see that happening unless a miracle occurs.

    Fascist, Socialist, Progressive, Democrat, it doesn’t really matter what name they call themselves, for those names will change every twenty years as each becomes an anathema to all right thinking people. I have seen them since the 1960’s as the enemy of our republic. And they have been so for much longer than that.

    The time will come when we must sweep them away to the dung heap of history, or our nation will perish. I call upon all good and Godly people left to join me in opposition to this cancerous growth on the body politic of our nation.

    Down with the enemies of the Republic. Down with the corrupt and criminal democrats. The time has come to pull them down from positions of trust and responsibility and return those positions to men and women of honor and integrity.

    Let us take this anniversary of the birth of our nation to dedicate ourselves to the cleansing of our government, our nation, our people of sick and twisted ideologues of left, and once more become a people dedicated to the concepts of honor, liberty, limited government, freedom of thought and freedom of religion.

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