Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That’s actually a good question. How do we handle the Crimea situation? The only serious answers I’ve seen from the “conservative” posters so far speculate that we might possibly curtail Putin’s aggression in the future by drilling more domestic oil and selling it to Europe. Perhaps Holbert can show us how much smarter he is than Obama by telling us what he thinks Obama should do instead of yet another generic anti-Obama cartoon.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    President Truman was happy to use nukes against Japan, which didn’t have any, but he refused to used them against an ally of the USSR, which did. President Eisenhower promised that the US would support Hungary if they would rise up and demand freedom from Communist oppression. The support consisted of TV ads asking for money to run TV ads in support of Hungarian freedom from Communist oppression. President Kennedy promised support to any Cubans who wanted to expel the Communist oppressors from Cuba. His support consisted of allowing Cubans fleeing after the disaster free access to the US.

    President Johnson promised support to the Vietnamese and Czechoslovakians to ensure that they would never suffer Communist oppression.

    And now Obama must stand up and give the exact same support to those in the Crimea who don’t wish to be part of Russia as his illustrious predecessors gave. It’s the very least he can do.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago


    The news is showing Crimeans dancing in the street this morning celebrating the results of the referendum. I had to raise an eyebrow at the margin of victory, though. Seemed more like the margins by the old USSR or North Korea.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    This is what you get when you have a politician doing an adult’s job.

  5. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 1 year ago

    So much better when Bush was in office as Georgia was being invaded by Russia. Now there was an adult. Just watch that drive! Mission Accomplished.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Obama is in over his head because he is not doing ANYTHING about ANYTHING.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder if our government and the EU would be so indignant and claiming the referendum was illegal if it had gone in favor of staying with Ukraine.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    A referendum carried out under military occupation lacks credibility. But there’s a good chance that if it had been carried out, say, under UN auspices, it would have passed handily anyway. Well, speaking as an anarchist of sorts, I’d say this is the trouble you get by having countries in the first place.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “You denigrate others for not having a “serious answer” yet all you do is ask the question.”

    No, I ask the question to those who post statements complaining about how Obama is handling the situation. If “conservative” posters, and others such as Holbert think Obama is doing such a bad job, I’d like to know how they think he should handle the situation.

    For the record, I don’t know what he should or shouldn’t do. I’m also not posting generic anti-Obama insults and complaining he’s doing a bad job dealing with the situation.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Jase, you have to read more than Huff, watch more than MSNBC, and listen to more than – wait, I forgot all of the lib talk show hosts are running on D cells. Anyway, get your info from sources other than libs, and you’ll learn more about other suggestions than Obama’s..”

    I don’t subscribe to cable or satellite TV service. I don’t watch MSNBC, or any other cable news network. I also don’t bother with the HuffPost. You miss or ignore my point. “Conservative” posters on these fora have been complaining about how Obama is handling the Crimea situation badly. I’ve been asking them how they think Obama should handle it. God forbid someone put a little more thought into their post than some cheap putdown.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Well, I was sort of slightly joking, but not entirely. Logic isn’t necessary here, history will do the job. Modern nations are a fairly recent invention. Ancient Greece didn’t have them. The Roman Empire didn’t have them. The indigenous people in New Guinea or the Amazon didn’t have them. Medieval Europe didn’t have them — or not much. And today there are competing systems. A lot of big corporations act as if nations are just a nuisance. As something of a materialist, I would say that the forms of government are likely to reflect the forms of production.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That is an interesting take on the situation and an actual plan of action to deal with it. I don’t entirely agree with it, but you make a good point and appreciate that you put some thought into it.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “I’m merely calling out a poster’s hypocrisy.”

    Funny, that’s what I was doing.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 1 year ago

    Comparing Crimea with Austria ‘38 is fair comparison.
    Both are territories who welcome(d) annexation. While Schuschnigg and some Austrians opposed Hitler, the overwhelming majority of the Austrians rather liked him. Which is why there wasn’t much complaining when a palatial coup ousted him just before their referendum on the matter.

    That you think this is true:
    “Russia is a two billion dollar a year economy”
    and that this is possible:
    “This time we should demand their dismantling of their nuclear arsenal as the price of peace.”
    tells me just how…detached from reality you must be. Your /nick or handle speaks volumes.

    Click below to view it enlarged:

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Back at the beginning of the First World War there was a debate among socialists — should each socialist party in each country support its own country in the War? or should all the socialist parties band together and oppose the War as a war on working people? The first position won, and the socialist parties became nationalists (except for the communists and the anarchists). In my opinion, the parties of the working people should have rejected nationalism in favor of internationalism. Working people all over the world have more in common with each other than they have with the ruling class where they live.

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