Ken Catalino by Ken Catalino

Ken Catalino

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    The manufactured crisises (or whatever the plural is) have made the people so numb that the sequester has no mental effect on them anymore. It is therefor entirely possible that there will be no ill effects of it, at least no secondary ill effects that come from panic on Wall Street and such things. I say lets wait and see…

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    How interesting, this sounds a lot like the usual dialog on these message boards, partisan insults reign.

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    Catalino got the sexes right:

    Democrats: Let us be your Mommy.
    Republicans: Let us be your Daddy.

    Libertarians: Grow up!

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nos Nevets

    I like this post.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gore Bane

    “Negotiating isn’t easy.”

    I think you mean compromise. There are some in Congress who absolutely refuse to compromise to score political points with their base. We need more leaders who are willing to compromise with the other side to get things done.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 2 years ago

    the GOP “compromised” in the January 1, 2013 TAX HIKE DEAL.
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    Obama has had 18 months to “negotiate” but all he has done is Campaign and Demonize the GOP.
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    Obama acts like a Dictator and then Huffs at a reporter’s question with “I am not a dictator”..!!?? Obama’s “spending cuts” are actually “tax hikes”….and he expects Republicans to do 100% of the “compromising” meaning abandonment of principles and agree to more taxes and more spending.
    (If Obama’s credit cards were cancelled, maybe his “trips” (like flying to Florida to play golf) which cost millions of $s..might be a good “cut” to make!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Good cartoon, captures the attitude of the parties well. If only Mr. Catalino had included the lobbyists manipulating each side to maintain the arguments instead of creating any dialog, the full picture could be seen.
    Compliments to Mickey, Nos Nevets, Mikefive, and Jase99 for keeping the tone elevated.
    @ Gore Bane – How do we find people who are sensible enough to require the two conservative principles be applied to the three long-recognized goals of government? ie- protect the public, promote the general Welfare, and stabilize the economy with the two conservative goals of : don’t waste public funds, and don’t discourage personal responsibility.(paraphrased from zfacts.com – thanks Bruce)
    @ Stipple – Churchhill said “Fanatics can’t change their minds and won’t change the subject”. Arguing with angry messengers detracts from good messages. I’ve read some good messages you’ve written.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    One crisis, two crises, three criseses.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gore Bane

    Thank you for the thoughtful reply, Gore Bane.
    I agree with every sentence you wrote in your reply to me. I have a hypothesis…
    ^
    When Eisenhower gave his farewell address, he warned Americans. “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together”. It is said that his original draft included the word, Congressional.
    He continued – “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.”
    ^
    The entirety of his speech can be viewed here and in other places- http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html
    ^
    I suggest that the monied forces within the industrial, military, and science elite heard Mr. Eisenhower’s warning that only alert and knowledgeable citizens could guard against abuses and have formed a long term plan to make us less knowledgeable and too tired to be alert. A list of existing conditions to contribute to the decay of knowledge and alertness would be long and nuanced. When Eisenhower stepped down, we had a focus on education and innovation that was the envy of the world. Our work ethic was strong, and our people, generally, idealistic. Since the death of Kennedy, we have been dealt blow after blow to our body and spirit, and now, we’ve become petty and bickering instead of longsighted and United. It is not in the interest of corporations and gov’t to have people capable of informed decision making. But as long as we let ourselves be dragged into the mud of petty insults, and caught up in issues that do not advance ourselves as a United People we will fail the sacrifices of the millions who laid the foundation for this nation and built it to greatness.
    ^
    Bruce introduced me to zfacts.com and I take this quote from their section under politics and common sense….
    “Sensible politics requires that two old-fashioned conservative principles be applied to an empathetic interpretation of the three long-recognized goals of government: protect the public, promote the general Welfare, and stabilize the economy. The two conservative principles are (1) don’t waste public funds, and (2) don’t discourage personal responsibility.”
    ^
    I suggest that as part of encouraging personal responsibility, we treat each other with the respect, intelligence, and diplomacy we would want shown to our own points of view.
    ^
    Thank you again for the tone of your reply. A recent study suggests that incivility on the internet is not only polarizing to those who make comments, but it effects the way casual readers who don’t comment think as well. Words have power and can have more impact than bullets.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    “rex”, genitive “regis”, gives the plural “reges”, so I figure the plural of “kleenex” is “kleeneges”.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    ^ and ^^
    We can only hope classroom debates are more inspiring! lol

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