Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Before the usual responders: how many are killed every day by drive by shootings, or gang homicides, just because somebody “dissed” someone else? How many feuds like Hatfields vs McCoys are still alive right here in the U.S. today? American’s don’t exactly have the most illustrious of rationales for a lot of those daily murders, even if some are “relgious”.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 14 hours ago

    WHAT? They were Muslims trying to kill innocent people???

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 13 hours ago

    The good guys win and the bad guys lose. All’s right as rain in Texas, eh? Now for that invasion of Navy SEALS

  4. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Darn that Obummer! He didn’t go to war with Iran over this! It was OBVIOUSLY an Iranian plot against Israel!

  5. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hey, knucklehead. I was in Tikrit for three and a half years. The BDOC used to sponsor “children’s day” when all the kids from the local orphanages and schools would come visit the Americans and eat ice cream until they were sick. After ISIS got through with Tikrit, it’s unlikely more than half of those kids are alive, if that many. So I’m sitting here thinking about walking to my office next to the BDOC, surrounded by excited little kids yelling their heads off, and a LOT of them being dead less than five years later, for the crime of being Shia. You want something to whine about, cry over those little kids.

  6. rgwalther

    rgwalther said, about 11 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    Who is obummer?

  7. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Here, read this. The very IDEA that this isn’t a Muslim on Muslim fight is just ridiculous. Yeah, we catch a little of the spillover. Fine, they shot the idiots. Somebody gets killed every few seconds in the USA. You just aren’t impressing me by picking out religious killings and whining.
    http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/islamic-state-atrocities-fuel-iraqi-resolve-desire-for-vengeance-1.342517

    • * * * *
      It was on the edge of that river that fighters from the Islamic State systematically murdered hundreds of young Iraqi men, shooting them and dumping their bodies one by one into the river until the water ran red. Elsewhere on the palace’s palm-shaded grounds, militants killed hundreds of others, burying the bodies in mass graves. In all, officials estimate that at least 1,700 people, mostly young cadets from a military academy at a former American air base, were slain after the militants seized control of Tikrit in June.

    At the palace where the victims were slain, a memorial has been erected, decked with flowers and photos of the dead. Black bloodstains still tarnish the concrete at the water’s edge. Relatives and friends make pilgrimages here, escorted by victorious militiamen eager to draw attention to the Islamic State’s brutality.

    “They kill men, women, and children,” said one man who lost relatives at the site. “That’s not Islam. They must all be killed.”

  8. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 11 hours ago

    Is there any irony in expecting to have the ‘free speech’ to draw a cartoon making comment on someone drawing a cartoon to promote ‘free speech’….

  9. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    1700, my butt. The word out of Tikrit is that the city has been depopulated, but nobody knows what happened to all the people. Some fled, many, perhaps most, are dead. I suspect a lot of bodies went into the river.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 8 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    yes, trout, we have some of that in the USA. Mostly in inner cities where the government policy has been directed by democrats for decades. Not all, but most. Well, according to federal government stats. Look it up my brother.

    But nowhere in this century do we find people who claim to worship God threatening to kill people that draw cartoons of a historic religious figure EXCEPT in the radical muslim community.

    Why do you even live in this country?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 8 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    Having spent all that time defending freedom, why do you not support freedom in your native land? Or do you? Your comments are not that straight forward.

    Thanks for your service from one vet to another. The one thing I learned above all others is that war kills the future of a country it is fought in (the children) and fosters hated of the invading force. (and do not doubt that we are the invaders no matter how well intentioned).

    But hey the people of the middle east have been at each others throats over how to worship a God that does not desire to be worshiped for centuries. Why do you think they would change now????

    Education would work but you have to open your mind for it to do so.

  12. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, about 7 hours ago

    @rgwalther

    “Obummer” is a no-so-clever epithet the right uses from time to time to refer to President Obama when they can’t adequately express their fake rage by any other means than to call names. Old Coal was using it as a poke at the mindless parrots (not name calling just descriptive reference) who would resort to such childish references in an attempt to stoke a response. Old Coal was being cynical in referencing the right-wing name calling of Obummer and also of their incessant call for war, War, WAR with, well anybody but Iran is the most convenient current target of their ire.

  13. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, about 7 hours ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Education would work but you have to open your mind for it to do so.”
    Then why is your mind so closed? I write this with respect but despair. Yesterday you were so well thought out and reasonable, today you are hyper-partisan and “If you don’t think like me, you are wrong.”
    You are undoubtedly an intelligent person. So to make a claim like your first comment and then write, “Well, according to federal government stats. Look it up my brother,” makes me think you know the stats don’t show only what you claim. It makes me wonder what it is that you are hiding. Such as a discussion last week regarding the birth-rate for unwed mothers. The statistic cited was that Blacks birth-rate doubled while ignoring the more than tripling of the rate for whites. The same statistics also showed a rise over a slightly-more-than-a decade time frame for whites while a decrease for Blacks. My point is the statistics did show what was claimed, but what was claimed clearly ignored the WHOLE picture while only cherry-picking the parts that fit the meme. Is that what you are doing here? I have to wonder and it sincerely saddens me because I believe you are better than tat.

    As for the closed mindedness and “If you don’t think like me, you are wrong, ”please reread your comment and try to see how it could be interpreted differently than you most probably meant it. You wrote, “Having spent all that time defending freedom, why do you not support freedom in your native land?” Why does OldCoal have to think exactly like you in order to support freedom in our own land? Was it not the Republicans who ultimately gave us the NSA, the Partiot Act and the Department of Homeland Security? All affronts to our freedoms. All misused and abused by Democrats too but without their creation by Republicans the Democrats would not have had them to use to abuse the citizens. And since when was compassion, sympathy and empathy for others not an admirable trait? Why is it that in order to “support freedom” in America one must support the “I got mine, to Hades with you. Every man for himself.” mantra? I am sorry if you don’t agree, but just because OldCoal does not believe exactly as you do, or his (??) expressed views don’t align with yours does not mean that he is not supportive of freedom.

    Now please understand that even though I do not agree with you this time, I still respect you and meant this diatribe with respect. I just don’t understand how you got to where you are from where you wrote that you were. After reading your comments again, I really wonder what happened, they are very inconsistent. I would welcome a discussion with you but I don’t think your points made in your comments thus far are legitimate.

  14. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Don’t mess with Texas!

  15. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, about 7 hours ago

    There is one traffic cop that won’t be running traffic for two much longer.

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