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Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yup, Rushbo said so, so the dittoheads will flock to repeat their leader’s garbage.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The cartoon has nothing to do with Islam.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Rush never read it.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Ruff: as I’ve noted here before, if you don’t actually read what a person wrote, or listen to what they said, not just what someone SAYS THEY SAID OR WROTE, then you’re dealing with ignorance, or in the case of anyone listening to Rush and believing him, something far worse than ignorance.

    Yes, a few times a week I gather my courage, take a pill, or two to remain “calm”, and listen to Limbaugh. Notably, even after handling dead, long dead sometimes, bodies of various animals, and even “high primates”, handling more than a few minutes to an hour of Limbaugh, is well, far more revolting. But, I do it, because so much of what he’s cited as saying is SO gross, SO filled with hate and lies, SO anti-American values, I have to hear it direct to believe it.

    For those who are weaker of stomach, sometimes Colbert, Stewart, will play actual clips of his webcast to prove that what even they can’t believe he really said, he did, and they share. They’re both “comedy”, but consistently more articulate, accurate, and informative, than anything on Faux, or coming from Rush. (Yes, I even watch some Faux on occasion, Pepto-Bismol time there too.)

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    What a crock.

    Jesus was a *Theocrat". Once he was “of age” he spent the last three or so years of his life spreading the “Good News of the Kingdom of God” which was at odds with every other form of government then current. The rules were simple. When asked what the greatest commandments from God were he said one must love God with all their heart soul mind and strength and the second is JUST LIKE IT as you must love your neighbor as you love yourself.

    Did he promote communal living where one person controlled the groups funds and provided the necessities for all in the group? Not really, though he did travel with an entourage, that group was dedicated to doing the bidding of one person, Jesus. And while one person did have control of the money box, he turned out to be a liar and a traitor with one account putting him under suspicion of stealing from the coffers. It was not until the Apostle to the Nations – Paul – formed congregations around the area that communal living was recommended. So it was not Jesus who espoused that idea. Why communal living? Protection from persecution since “Christians” were not the most favored of species at the time. If you truly love your brothers and sisters in the Lord will you not help provide for them?

    So no, Jesus was not a proponent of the communist economic system.

    And the Vicar of Christ? No, I do not think so. BUT wouldn’t he be in favor of the people that have all the wealth showing godly love and providing for those not so fortunate? (Here is where I must agree that the “church” should put their money where their mouth is) And not just giving it away but providing gainful employment that benefits the community of mankind.

    All you need is love.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Churchie: I grew up in an extremely “right wing” family. My dad was even a business partner with Don Nixon (actually a nice guy btw) for a while. Up to the time Richard screwed us over in ‘Nam, and continued that war longer than LBJ ran it, killing more of my friends, I was pretty “rightie” too. Then along came the lies, betrayals, and crooks of the Reagan administration and GHW (Iran/Contra, Panama, environmental policy under Watt to destroy the lands, and other factors, many factors) and I “woke up” indeed to reality. (Though I changed drastically in Reagan’s second year, not term.)

    I still maintain folks are welcome to their own views, even if they listen to Limbaugh, but , they should realize neither he, nor they, are entitled to create their own “facts”, that are in no way actual “facts”.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    The really weird thing is that Debt Free thinks not being indebted and being financially responsible is unique and a big deal. I always thought it was more the norm.

  8. ncabrera

    ncabrera said, about 3 years ago

    I think Nelson Mandela should be added to the strip!

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    I knew Nozick quite well. I studied with him and later on I knew him well enough to have lunch and dinner with him from time to time. I liked him and admired him and disagreed with him. He was more like an eccentric leftist than any kind of conservative I’ve ever seen. I remember a conversation at his mother-in-law’s house in Brooklyn in 1967 (just at the time he was writing Anarchy, the State, and Utopia) when we pondered ways to get the US out of Vietnam. I remember a conversation at lunch one day in Cambridge in 1992 when I pressed him on his argument (in Anarchy) for vegetarianism — he was eating a chicken sandwich at the time. He also introduced me to John Rawls, who was a friend of his. Philosopher are funny people. He loved the argument, and he wanted to take it where it led, but he was a most humane person.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Plato and a platypus walk into a bar…

  11. kailua888

    kailua888 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    There goes that “comic” from my list. Buh bye.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t much care what label gets stuck to me — I notice that the labels change over time, anyway, and what was an X a hundred years ago has now turned into not-X. But I do have an idea about what I believe. Call it what you will.
    I would like to see as much as possible a world where people have the opportunity to make of their lives what they want (within certain rather obvious limits). I’ve noticed that different people want different things, and I don’t have any desire to impose my view of the good life on anyone else. But I see that in the world that actually exists there are obstacles in the way of this goal. All too often people just can’t make of their lives what they want. There are various obstacles at various times and in various situations, and therefore I find it difficult to have a one-size-fits-all-situations political philosophy. In my family, a couple of generations ago, the great obstacle was rapacious corporations. My mother’s father was a miner. He made very little money, not enough to raise his family in any kind of decent conditions, and the work killed him when he was 45. As it happens, my parents worked hard, had some good luck, and now my generation of my family does okay. But I don’t forget the lessons of my grandfather’s life, and I look around and see that the problem of rapacious corporations has not gone away. I happen to like some kind of market mechanism, but I think unregulated capitalism does not create a society in which people in general can live their lives as they want.
    This century has seen some extraordinarily repressive central governments, on both sides of the political spectrum. I am very wary of giving too much power to central governments. Now exactly how much is too much is worth a lot of discussion. I am also wary of not having enough government. Failed states are not better than repressive states.
    I grew up in the (shallow) south, and I saw racism all around me. I also saw that it was codified by the laws of state government. I grew up watching the civil rights protests on TV, and a little later, when I was in my late teens, I had the great good fortune to work with a lot of people who had gone through the civil rights movement. I knew some of the Freedom Riders, and I also knew people from the SCLC. I learned a lot from hearing their stories, and then I spend some time reading civil rights history, about which I can now say I know quite a lot, for someone who isn’t a professional historian of the movement. One of the things I noticed was that in that particular situation, the state and local governments were not better than the central government, but in fact much worse. In that situation, the federal government was (slow and reluctantly) one of the tools the movement could use to improve the lives of people. So I find it hard to agree with those who say that decentralization is always a good thing. Sometimes I think that a certain measure of centralization is necessary.
    I also saw that the problem was not just the laws. The problem included a whole social organization. People can be oppressed just by an oppressive society, no matter what they laws may be. Here, sometimes, organized religion has been a problem. I’m not anti-religious (though I’m not religious myself). I’ve known too many wonderful religious people. But I am wary of the power of organized religion, because it all too often wants to impose a particular view of life on everyone.
    So I don’t know what label you would put on all that. Liberal? Well, there are elements of liberalism in there. Conservative? Not much. Socialist? In some ways, but not a centralizing socialist. I sometimes say that I’m a pragmatic Fabian pacifist anarchist socialist. Will that do?

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Well done.

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago


    “………I sometimes say that I’m a pragmatic Fabian pacifist anarchist socialist……”
    Okay…….how big a room do you need for a chapter meeting?

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago


    We used to meet in a phone booth, when there were phone booths.

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