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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Better check again, Joel. The Third Amendment is not pro-Army.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    Why only Phoenix? Why not DC, too?

  3. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @TJDestry

    “Better check again, Joel. The Third Amendment is not pro-Army.”


    I’m not reading it as him saying it is. Still, I imagine he would have found metal more attractive with, say, the 8th Amendment (Cruel and Unusual Punishment) than the 3rd, but there it is right between the 2nd and the 4th so he had to do SOMETHING. I mean, when was the last time “Quartering Soldiers” was a hot-button issue?


    That being said, this cartoon seems kind of unfocused to me. The parentheticals in 1 and 2 seem to serve different purposes than 4 and 5, and the “What Took Us So Long?” seems to cut back against the tone of the whole (I know, that’s a lot of “seems”).


    As for “Why Phoenix and not DC” perhaps the answer is “Monument Dilution”? In Washington you can see the actual Constitution, so maybe a monument would be redundant (or reductive).


    Then again, while the Constitution is more than just “a piece of paper”, it’s still a legal document and not Holy Writ. Making a “Bill of Rights” monument seems (to me) to be fetishization (if not idolatry).


    Then again again, I’ve never found ANY monuments to be particularly inspiring, which may be why I’m having trouble “getting” the cartoon…

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    No, FOX isn’t being hateful today.

    But YOU are.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    Actaully it reminds me more of the Roman Republic’s Twelve Tables of the Law.

    ( And yes. that’s a good thing, )

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Once the program’s trigger words are found, entire flaming reruns can be induced with two word posts.
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    Female Dignity.
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    let us see, if those don’t work ‘presidential respect’ will be tried next. This could save time in the long run.

    Ho ho ho..
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  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I think Texas added an Express Lane clause for V (especially in Capital cases).

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 4 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Actually, here in Texas if someone gets the death penalty they also get an automatic appeal.
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    Unless the appeals process is waived by the condemned, it can be a good decade, if not more, between the time the conviction is handed down and the time the execution actually takes place.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s surprising to me that zealots regarding the first ammendment don’t think the second ammendment is very important.
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    Zealots regarding the second ammendment have great disdain for the first — except when it’s their free speech and free speech rights for corporations and secret political contributions.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    Looking in the mirror a lot today, are you?

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Another badge of honor I proudly wear from the stupor-man.”


    Teacher says that every time Mr. Ima is insulted, another angel gets its wings.

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    LOL!

    Who do you think you’re kidding, junior? ‘Badge of Honor?’ Hah! You’re not proud, you’re Po’d’. To paraphrase Stephen King, it’s as obvious as a harelip; why else would you feel the need to post an angry, childish, irrelevant screed about a ’lib constitution’ TWICE in the same thread?

    The only thing you’re wearing bubba is a chip on your shoulder the size of a railroad tie

    That…and you’re also rapidly wearing out the mods’ patience, methinks

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Better stay away from the tax stuff Ima. You know those concepts are tough for you to grasp.

  14. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    They voted for rightwing dittoheads to shut up and stop trying to bring down the country.

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I check NewsHounds.us each day. Their motto is “We watch Fox so you don’t have to”, and it’s so true – Fox News is so vile and hateful I can only stomach just a few minutes.
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    I remember when my Mormon sister (who only watches Fox News) wondered aloud (after seeing a few minutes of BBC coverage of the Iraq war in 2006), “Why don’t they talk about all the good things that Bush has done to Iraq?”

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