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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 10 months ago

    At least the more sane Republicans are finding the guts to do things regardless of the lunatic fringe.

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 10 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    For party not for country but, it’ll do.

  3. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hmm, the guy pouring has a familiar look about him… especially with what he has in hand….

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    The entertainment value of the TEA-party is priceless, weren’t it for the fact that these dangerous fools hold (at least partly) the levers of power and can plunge the whole world back into the dark ages – which would suit their mindset quite well, I guess…

  5. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    …and…and…and I think he’s a Muslim too!

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 10 months ago

    The group stands by the words of the “very few”, this is not outsiders slandering them.
    It is not even slander and they are doing it to themselves. English is my first language and I understand what they are saying very well.

  7. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Joadtom

    Not meaning to be snarky, but one can be really very smart (as judged by the standard IQ tests) and still make cognitive mistakes. As Jonathon Haidt some time ago, the emotional tail wags the rational dog…and often even usually we won’t realize that is what is happening. It’s really very difficult to avoid such errors, so I think one needs to be a bit humble about one’s ideas. They may be wrong in spite of everything.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 10 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Joadtom is certainly not totally incorrect when he espouses less government (as he thinks the tea party also does). The problem is that this means that individuals (and corporations are now individuals according to the Supreme Court) will need to take up the slack if there is less government. This would mean that younger individuals such as himself would then become responsible for taking care of such as the elderly that can no longer take care of themselves. Does he then think that is actually going to happen with the pure for profit corporations, or even the “me, me, ME!” generation? Sorry, but as one of those elderly that did my bit for the USA and society in general, but never became wealthy while doing so (as did the far greater number of such elderly), I would far rather depend on the government to help me back now than any other entity.


    And this is especially true, as I am the major provider for not only my incredibly wonderful wife of some 50+ years, but even for my laid off son-in-law, my daughter, and my two grand children. And I am certainly not alone in this kind of situation today. The tea party types threaten that very survival, and would throw all of we middle class elderly under the bus, so naturally I oppose them!

  9. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    When I was in high school, a guy came to one of the social group meeting I went to and went on and on about being a member of Mensa. I quickly decided I had no interest in joining a group with people like him.

    About 15 years later a college friend tried to get me to join. He invited my wife and I to a meeting. The people were not like the kid from high school but I wasn’t interested. And my wife commented later that some of them were a little weird. Well, I was used to weird smart people, so that did not bother me. But they did seem to always be trying to challenge each other intellectually. I had outgrown that, to a large extent, so it had little appeal.

  10. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Joadtom

    While it seems that people may have ignored your comment about not feeling so smart, you did bring up the specific score, and noted you had achieved it while tired. That implies that you did feel some pride in it, and wanted to use it as a validating point. So quit complaining.

    As for the score itself, well, I have always been of the belief that a good score on an IQ test means you know how to take an IQ test well. I draw a lot of flack for that, as people claim otherwise. with some annoyance.

    But, I counter with Richard Feynman. His IQ score was 125. That’s good, but it really does not indicate the true intellectual caliber of his mind. Part of that is because he learned, as the Apple ads used to say, to “think different.” So he might look at some IQ test questions a little differently. However, from what I know of his early life, the stuff involving pattern matching is something he would have been really excellent at.

    But the really bad news, is as Martens said, that being smart is not always enough. In high school, another student remarked to me that while I was very smart, it wasn’t the same as being wise. Thing is, I agreed with him then, and always have.

    Even the brightest of minds can be caught up in maintaining an opinion that is just wrong. A classic example is Sir Arthur Eddington, arguably one of the brightest minds of the early 20th century. The fact that a certain number, a ratio of some fundamental physical constants was nearly (but not exactly) 1/137 sent him off into some numerological wackiness.

    And yes, one does need to keep checking the facts. But part of what has made the scientific method successful is the recognition that not all “facts” are equal.

    But I won’t go into that here, it is a long subject.

  11. Gresch

    Gresch said, 10 months ago

    Now that BHO is a lame duck and is not going to run again isn’t it time to release the real BC?

  12. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @DrCanuck's Little Sister

    Or maybe it means we need to learn HOW to use intelligence?

  13. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 10 months ago

    @DrCanuck's Little Sister

    Well, to be fair, I did see someone celebrating his IQ, although he admits he was a tad tired at the time. All good students party hard.

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @DrCanuck's Little Sister

    I think you were over-reacting. Who was denigrating intelligence? I said it was not enough, with the implication that wisdom is also needed. Wisdom will tell you how to best use intelligence. (Nod to Martens)

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    Can I put in a word for other kinds of smart? Such as musical smart? IQ tests don’t test for that. Or athletic smart? (I just watched the Canadian women win gold in curling — they are so so so good!)

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