Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Sounds like O’s Mr Soros,

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Nope, just caring middle class people that are caring enough about those even less well off than they are taking some extra food and clothing to a food bank or The Salvation army. It IS such people that are the true spirit of giving that is American.

    And I am also glad that there are true givers among the wealthy and ultra wealthy that also use their wealth for the good of others.

    To a great extent that is the true American spirit of the season of thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Now, for those wealthy and super wealthy (and even for those that did give even a small amount) that gave large amounts to influence the voters in the recent election, that was fine with me. But they should realize that giving of that sort is like going to the Casinos’ in Las Vegas, take only what you can really afford to just lose, and then be happy when you lose. So those that backed President Obama won, and those that backed Candidate Romney lost. And you and certain others on these discussion boards should just get over that.

    Standing somewhat more in the middle of the political spectrum, I will await developments as they occur. Right now, I am hopeful that both political sides of the Congress will be able to work out a compromise that may not be to entirely either sides liking, but at least will avoid a total meltdown of the American economy from its (admittedly) slow but somewhat steady recovery from the possibility of a total depression that we experienced in the 2007 though 2009 period.

    I must admit however, that I do grow somewhat tired of all the negative carping and nay saying that goes on in posts from the more extreme side of the conservative elements on these boards. Constructive and moderate criticisms are quite welcome, but the continued griping all the time does grow wearisome at times.

    But, Have A Good Day Anyway. I know that my own conscience is clear, and I will!

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Conundrum or idiocy? Fix the debt or fix the economy?

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    So, you defended Romney as a benevolent wealthy American

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Thought I had something to say here, Mr. Landers, but you said it quite well.
    We have some very classy people in the upper class. We have even more classy people in the middle and lower classes. When you see people with nothing giving what little they have, you see AMERICANS.
    Great post, thanks.
    C

  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Billionaires also funded the Obama campaign. The entertainment and legal industries will soon be rewarded by the President.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Got Wealth Envy, CG?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Ooh! He said “Thugs”! Now I’m scared! Get a clue — the American electorate has little use for the European-style austerity and anti-poor thuggery being peddled by the right. No union “thug” every threatened my well-being by trying to keep up standards of living wages in this country, but Paul Ryan is still planning some serious damage to any hope I have of retiring some day.

  9. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    And you can believe it, coz out-there right-wing blogs you never heard of are your best source for truth.

    NOT!

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    But Mommmmmmm! Billy did it tooooooo!

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    I suppose I should view it as a good thing that so much money got shaken loose out of their Money Bins and into the economy… but think of all the actual useful things all that cash could have gone to create or build instead.

  12. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Isn’t it interesting (or sad) that most of those on the right calling themselves “Christians” ignore Jesus’ true message? 1) it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. 2) the parable of the widow’s mite (and I don’t mean spiders, look it up!) 3) Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, then come follow me. I am the first to admit I do not always follow these teachings, but I try not to go around lording my good fortune over others, and try to help where I can.

  13. runar

    runar said, over 2 years ago

    @edinbaltimore

    “[I]t is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.”

    This is one of the misunderstood metaphoric passages in the entire New Testament. “Gamla” is actually two ancient Aramaic words that is are homophones, like English two/too/to or “cleave” – it means both “camel” and “rope”. The passage is more accurately translated as “[I]t is easier for a rope to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven”. It’s a pun, son. Jesus was using a joke to get his point across.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Well, I’m not a communist, though I’ve known many in my time, good friends and colleagues, but I do place myself on the left of the left, inasmuch as I’m a crazy pacifist anarchist atheist eco-socialist. Will that do? Any questions?

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    And therefore I will not be snarky in return. Have you actually compared the few posts of liberals on these boards to the deluges of conservative and even ultra conservative posts here?

    I would be just as against truly nasty liberal posts as I am against conservative ones, but I have yet to see anywhere near as many such posts here (if any). And if you have, then I apologize for such to you and other more thinking conservatives.

    Have you seen ANY of the posts of such a Ima, and HOWGOZIT, or ConserveGov EVER say anything in any way complimentary towards our currently elected president?

    Back in the days of President GW Bush I also disagreed with many of his positions, but I never would have taken the extremely bitter positions that I see some of the more extremely conservative types taking on these comment boards against our then President.
    In fact, I agreed that he did also do some truly good things, such as setting a better goal for NASA (of which I am a very big supporter). And I was happy to give him credit for such good things.

    Heck, if President Obama were to come out for such traditional American values as Mom and Apple Pie, then some of these people would state that Moms are somehow un constitutional, and Apple Pie is a Communist Plot to destroy the USA! I know that is somewhat extreme, but no more so than some of the bitter posts I have seen on here.

    Also, one of the reasons I have not seen such nastiness by liberals is that liberalism itself has been called both softhearted and even softheaded by the more conservative elements. So by the very nature of liberalism, it is far less combative than conservatism. So I guess you could call me somewhat liberal, as I believe far more in cooperation than the more individual confrontationist conservatism.

    I encourage your efforts to engage in reasonable debate in these areas. Join such posters as myself and C Downs in so debating. Heck, I would even invite the more conservative and ultra conservative on here to increase their own credibility by taking a more balanced approach to both government itself and the current administration also. They can and should indeed disagree with those particular issues that they disagree with (as did I during the previous administration, and even will do during this one when I find it to be truly and factually lacking). But please get over this “The Federal Government is out to get me!” attitude, with the corollary that “President Obama is out to get me!”

    It does not help!

    Have A Truly Great Day!

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