Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It’s what those in the “home of the brave” have been demanding for a long time, but those demanding the most, don’t want to pay for it.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    As the liberals in favour of increased government control keep pointing out, the US government has the tools and resources so that NO ONE can escape them, so it’s useless to even think about trying. Just give in, that’s the only thing you can do.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    The problem is not the competence of the government, it is the incompetence of the Congress. I also wonder why people are so psychotically paranoid that they think the government is spending anytime at all scrutinizing their rather mundane lives?

  4. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 4 months ago

    People are not psychotically paranoid. The government has shown over and over again that it abuses its power and the information it collects through immoral and possibly illegal means.

    Also, the REAL problem is the laziness of the populace, not bothering to look into the backgrounds of the candidates. The current Schmuck-in-Chief is the prime example. No one with even a 2nd brain cell functioning could POSSIBLY have believed he was going to be anything other than the complete disaster he is.

  5. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 4 months ago

    Yeah, and we also are on our cell-phones, or texting all the time, buying more and more of our stuff on-line, register for things on line, watch our cable-TV “reality” shows every night, chat on-line, do business from our office cubicles and inter-act via Email all day, pump our own gas, make purchases through self-serve registers: yes sir, our protective bubbles get thicker by the day!

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 4 months ago

    @Jeff H

    I have a doctorate, which may qualify me as having a second functioning brain cell. I saw major damage coming from both candidates. But Mr. Romney made two unforgivable statements during his campaign. One, he was talking to a paraplegic who claimed that medical marijuana relieved his symptoms better than prescription opiates, and wondered whether Mr. Romney would be willing to endorse medical marijuana. Mr. Romney dodged the same question asked three times, finally getting angry and telling the young man, “America is right, and YOU are WRONG”. If you can lose your temper just because someone takes you to task for not answering your question, your temperament is a liability.

    Also, of course, “Corporations are people, my friend”. Guaranteed to put another Scalia (or worse) on the bench of SCOTUS. We cannot afford that; the president can only actively damage the country while in office: 8 years max. The supreme court can continually damage the country for the life of the jurist.

    I held my nose and voted against Romney. I would do it again. For the same reasons.

  7. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    I’ve had different experiences concerning the ‘competence of government’, but I agree. At the end of the day, the government is simply a tool. It is silly to blame the hammer and not the workman.

    As far as your other point…people used to think that back in Russia, Germany, and China in the 1930s. It didn’t end so well for them.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 months ago

    @Jeff H

    Yeah. I mean, one party nominated a CEO who was dumb enough to admit out loud that he didn’t care about half the country he wanted to rule- uh, I mean, lead.
    .
    What moron vetted THAT guy?

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 months ago

    They say that only two things are certain in life: Death and taxes.
    .
    I think I can guess which one they’d cure first.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 4 months ago

    Sorry, Holbert. I don’t think we’re going ‘there’ at all.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 4 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “What moron vetted THAT guy?”

    The problem with was that Romney was the most electable candidate out of those running as a Republican. You have to try and make the best you can with the candidates you’re given.

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  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 4 months ago

    @Balto Bill

    Thanks for the link. The fact that Mr. Romney seems to be the Republicans’ best hope means that we are probably doomed to at least one term of Hillary Clinton. At least she won’t nominate another Scalia.

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 4 months ago

    It used to be that you could be “IRS proof” and “Congress proof” by the simple measure of following the law. As our laws increase in number and complexity, and with the recent revelations of the IRS giving differential treatment to groups whose politics differ from the President’s, this is becoming less and less certain.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 4 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    Don’t forget J.Edgar Hoover’s paranoid propensity to dig dirt on “enemies”. Or Nixon’s “Enemies List”.

    Or Sen. Joe McCarthy’s very existence.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The names and the positions of the players keep moving, but there’s always someone at any time who is willing to skirt the law for their own agenda.

    Your submission that you used to be able to “IRS-proof” yourself is either wishful thinking or a romantic remembering of a not-so-romantic past. In the 1960s, my dad was audited seven years in a row. 2 years he did not owe. 5 others, they owed him a refund. Yet, it didn’t stop for close to a decade.

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