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Ken Catalino

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Americans want to buy Halloween costumes, decorations, and candy. Next month, they want to buy Thanksgiving decorations, food, and travel by plane, train and automobile to spend time with family. In December, they want to buy gifts, Cmas decorations, food, and travel. CEOs told congress just two weeks ago they needed the legislature to make long term plans so these “Job creators” can make concrete plans to hire, expand, and invest in innovation and infrastructure.
    As long as Congress refuses to fulfill it’s oath of office and do the people’s business, our nation will continue to weaken and divide. And we will drag other countries down with us.
    These political parties are dishonorable, immoral, and unethical and they are turning neighbor against neighbor.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    RT, have you heard what O has said concerning the budget battle?
    “No negotiations!”.
    Even when most Republicans have given in on O-Care, he does not want to give in anywhere else. That is not how our country has worked for centuries. It’s the reason we don’t have a dictatorship or monarchy. Congress is supposed to be the voice of the people, yet O doesn’t want to hear it.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    ConGov, I have been having a very fun week and have not watched or read as much news as usual. Perhaps I’ve missed something important? The only thing I’ve heard on which Mr. Obama said he would not negotiate was the ACA being defunded in order to pass the spending bill. I have also heard some Republicans quoted as saying they’re going to go ahead and pass the spending bill because they feel they’ll have more success against the ACA with the debt ceiling discussions coming up next.
    There is way too little negotiation and compromise in DC and just as conservatives, even the moderates, blame the Dems, I feel the evidence indicates more resistance to compromise in Republicans, especially when I hear how they speak about other Republicans who even suggest compromising.
    I agree with you that the country isn’t working as it’s supposed to and will gladly talk with you further to find a way to move it forward.
    As JFK said, The difficult things we will do today, the impossible things we will do tomorrow. How can we address the important difficult things if our leaders continue focusing on the impossible in order to inflame their bases.
    Thank you for the courtesy in your reply. While I believe it to be over broad, at the core, I think we may have more agreement than we realize. Our slant may differ, but our recognition of the problem, I think, is similar.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s not a dance, but a circle jerk. Boehner has figured he’s king, even when he was leading the minority, just as the filibuster feeble Republicans in the Senate still do. Boehner has always been a drama queen, not a king, and like the Queen of Hearts is wiling to say “off with your heads” to the whole country while he’s out playing golf with brainless flamingos, otherwise known as his TEA Party constituency, and now even they are turning on him. Why? Because he isn’ CRAZY ENOUGH for them!!

    While there is blame enough for all sides to take a share, the lion’s share goes to the Republicans, and they’re burning the tent down because they don’t control all three rings of the circus they’ve built.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Mr. Churchill, I must strongly disagree. Money is how services are exchanged for commodities like bread. Prior to money, those who did not have the resources or skills to grow wheat, mill it, and turn it into an edible used spears and clubs to take it from those who could.
    If you are a thousand miles from civilization with no food or water or surety you’ll find any soon, and a stranger offers you a brick of gold OR a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which has value?
    That which sustains the body has value, one might argue the mind and spirit as well.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve been hoisted by own petard, Mr. Churchill.
    You were too subtle for me. I think we have both read things written in these forums that made us blink hard and wonder from where the writer was coming.
    While I know we disagree on many things, you have written things that made me think or at least do some research, and for that, I thank you.
    Thank you for the reply and clarification.
    @ Ansonia - I liked the artwork too, and if the topic wasn’t so serious, I would have been able to laugh at the imagery and wordage. I’m always happy to find any points of agreement with, neighbor.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The Weimar failed because of the egregious penalties imposed, mosty by France and Britain, after WW I, with complicity by the U.S., and that led directly to the rise of Hitler to power (supported by such as Henry Ford and Prescott Bush). Hmm, kinda what Prescott’s grandson did ot Afghanistan and Iraq, thus improving recruitment for Al Qaeda and radical terrorist groups!

  8. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, about 3 years ago

    Not even close. The numbers have had >50% opposing the ACA for awhile now and over the past 2.5 years even when it is below 50% that oppose the bill the opposition always is greater than the support. But don’t let facts get in the way.

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