Jeff Stahler by Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Good cartoon. Those are the real heroes that young people should look up to! I would also include teachers,scientists, explorers, and inventors that have really benefited mankind throughout its’ history. To me at lest, invented super heroes might be entertaining, but are not real heroic figures for our young to look up to. And super wealthy sports and entertainment figures are almost as low on my list as politicians. But, I must admit that is only the opinion of a relatively old man (I am 70 years old). However, still a very good editorial cartoon!!

  2. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ..teachers as heroes?Don’t you think that they are under worked and over paid?Why they have more days off than on!And…America certainly doesn’t seem to be leading the race in academics…heck…they aren’t even very good babysitters!!!…

  3. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    I think those who see teachers as over paid and under worked failed to receive a good education. Rising above that is a personal challenge.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    We New Yorkers revere our first responders and they deserve it.

    Unfortunately they don’t have the staying power of human garbage like the Kardashians, Donald Trump and pampered athletes.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Teachers are the gateway to our nation’s and our culture’s future. I will agree that there are bad teachers, and there certainly were when I was a student back when dirt was new. That was part of growing up: learning to deal with idiotic or incompetent superiors. Most teachers I meet take that responsibility seriously, however.

    Underworked? Not around here: they work for a week before school starts, they have all kinds of teacher-only work days, they have seminars and meetings that are required, parent’s night at school, and most will meet with parents after hours. Most teachers also participate in other activities, sponsoring clubs or editing the student newspapers.

    Over-paid? Most of the teachers I know have to pay out of their own pockets for school supplies, because the superintendent looks to cut costs to make himself/herself look better. And I defy you to show me the part of town where the mansions are that belong to retired teachers.

    The state of our kids’ education is pretty abysmal, but this is not solely the fault of poor teachers. A lot of it has to do with the fact that parents do not instill a desire to learn, to know, and to make something out of themselves in their children. I was watching a show the other day where a teacher who flunked half her class for cheating was shown the door by the school board. She even had the students and their parents sign a contract before the assignment stating that they understood that cheating and plagiarism would result in a failing grade, and the parents still went ballistic afterwards. “They didn’t know what plagiarism meant.” Sick.

    And remember that we have Texas, which has so many students that they can dictate which textbooks, and what content, the rest of the country reads. Doesn’t that make you quake in your boots? The latest: slaves were poorly-paid servants, and Thomas Jefferson was an insignificant footnote to history.

    And one final thing: kids are no longer taught critical thinking. They are taught to memorize seemingly-unrelated facts, rather than to reason and to draw conclusions. Thank you, standardized testing.

    As for them being bad baby-sitters: that is not their job. And to the people to consider that it IS their job, you are part of the problem.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    As a kid, I never got into comic books, but my favorite shows were “Emergency!” and “Adam 12”. Both are currently available on Netflix, and are also being shown on METV networks in the afternoon. The acting may be awful, but the stories are fairly accurate and I would much rather have kids watching those shows than some of the crap they put on TV today.

  7. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago


    But some of us do remember how New Yorkers used to treat their first responders before that awful Tuesday in September 2001.

    And it wasn’t very good.

    The NYPD were considered jack-booted thugs who abused their authority, especially with immigrants like Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima while the NYFD were treated like bums as motorists used them as their own personal traffic clearance when they had to run to a scene.

    It had to take the loss of 383 firefighters and 184 police officers in a single event to change those opinions around.

    And yet you want to extoll the virtues of how “we New Yorkers” revere their first responders?

    This Coloradoan living in California is going to tell the rest of the audience that what you said really is a load of stuff that horses and cows leave behind in a field or paddock somewhere.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    So first responders making a buck is a bad thing?
    Your entire statement is incredible.

  9. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago


    Wisconson teachers, at least, do seem to have a special talent for dressing up like zombies, crashing legislative assemblies and Special Olympics events, and hurling racial and homophobic epithets at anyone who disagrees with them.

  10. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    Yes. What you are missing is that the crucial thing that makes private health insurance so expensive right now is the numerous onerous government mandates on what that insurance MUST cover, including sex change, Pedophile liability and therapy and countless other ridiculous things that are REQUIRED to be covered because of the nonstop whining of 1% of the population. You can’t choose a less expensive policy that doesn’t include elective procedures that there is no chance that you will ever want. You have to pay for them anyway. Try to imaging if the government made it mandatory for all cars to include limo accomodations with a wet bar as standard equipment. Put on your thinking cap and tell me it that would make the price of a every car go up or down. Take your time!

  11. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, that’s not just a hypothetical… Think about the last car you bought and consider the fact that it would have been about 1/3 less expensive if you could have left out the catalytic converter that accounts for about 1% of thepollution reduction and the air bags that have been proven to kill more people than they save.

  12. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago


    “We” New Yorkers also know better than to attribute identical behavior to 32,000 people in the same job.

  13. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Nope. I don’t follow tweets and if I did, they wouldn’t include any Kardsashians. But thanks for asking.

  14. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    The joke is that while the PD and FD peons do the heavy lifting (and it’s very heavy), the misadministrators and union bosses get the $500,000 per year pensions that are bankrupting many states such as CA and NY.

    Why isn’t anybody laughing?

  15. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    @Felix The Cat

    The catalytic converter in my car was about 1/3 of the cars cost? Wow, unbelievable.

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