Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Blame the last 4 years!

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Odd how the Ricin shows up after Boston like the anthrax and 911 happened in 2001. History is repeating a cycle.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @Sr NONliberal

    So your understanding of democracy means it can excuse attempted murder?

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    “So your understanding of democracy means it can excuse attempted murder?”


    Obviously Sr NONliberal was making a partisan remark. How you get that as an excuse for attempted murder makes no sense what-so- ever.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Definitely has been a rough start for Obama’s second term. His agenda seems to be having a hard time getting traction. Maybe he will do something radically different and try being a leader. Obviously his “charm campaign” didn’t work. Wouldn’t it be radical if he closed Gitmo, ended the Bush tax cuts, withdrew now from Afghanistan, pulled our troops out of the middle east and Africa altogether, canceled the Patriot Act, pay down the debt by half, and then my favorite, maintain transparency and restore civility to Washington. Oh well, one can dream…

  6. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, over 1 year ago

    What no dimwitted cartoon about the gutless senates vote on background checks?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Great comments Mickey. In fact, if Mr. Obama were to actually do all of the things you mentioned, I would be able to vote FOR him instead of against a lesser opponent next time!.
    I know Hillary and Biden are the frontrunners for the Dems. I just think there are better people out there than any of the party’s front runners.
    New, On ABC!! “So You Want to Lead A Nation!” CBS can have, “American Leaders!”, and NBC can do “The Leaders!”
    More people might vote than do during elections.
    Again, thanks for keeping the level of debate high.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    I thought the reason for not passing the background check bill was easy to understand. In both the Aruora Co & Sandy hook shootings the guns were obtained legally, we have adequate laws already on the books. The “elephant in the corner” is a non- existant mental health care system. When will our leaders show the courage and sanity to address a real issue instead of hiding behind popular myths?

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    Koresh’s guns were bought legally through gun shows too. Wouldn’t it have been nice if that hadn’t been possible?

  10. DesultoryPhillipic

    DesultoryPhillipic said, over 1 year ago

    @Justice22

    Wouldn’t it have been nice if Reno’s justice department would have arrested him on one of his daily runs? How many women and children would still be alive?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    WAIT WAIT… isn’t that exactly what he promised to do in 2008? I seem to remember the “hope” that maybe “this guy” would really “change” the way business is done in DC.

    but … no … just another thug politician.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    My brother, it isn’t the lack of laws, but rather the lack of enforcement.

    Now I know that gun shows provide ample opportunity for a person with nefarious intentions to purchase a gun from a “private owner”. After all, if you have a gun you want to sell and the dealer will give you 250 for it but you run into this guy with 500 cash …. well….

    So you pass the law to require a background check on all gun purchases at gun shows. How exactly will you enforce it? Will you station police in every aisle? Will there be 20 in the parking lot? Will the swat team be running to every car trunk lid going up?

    And how do you enforce that rule when a person is talking with his neighbor in the den of his home and a “sale” takes place? Is the gun owner going to say “wait a second Jack. I have to call the feds and make sure you are allowed to own one first.”

    Prohibitions create black markets.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    I was being facetious, Scott. sorry.
    ^
    There were so many people making fun at Mr. McConnall’s expense because of his comment of “Our primary goal is to make Obama a one term president.” This led to cartoons on GC and comedians everywhere talking about how Mr. McConnall might have more success in keeping Obama from being a three term president. Even though a few conservatives expressed concern that Mr. Obama might try to become a three term president…hopefully in jest or sarcasm.
    ^
    I also agree that killing people like the marathon bombers, eric rudolph, tim mcveigh, and even bin laden is too merciful and makes them into matyrs as well as eliminates sources of info. I posted recently my opinion they should be in a room where they see pictures of why they are in jail every day of their life along with the voices and/or images of survivors who want to talk to them. Whether it’s to forgive them or to taunt them, I don’t care. But just in case there is no such thing as hell, putting them out of their misery without making them regret, repent, and feel real pain and shame for the evil they did is just too damned merciful.
    And I’ve been told that I am a very liberal voice.
    No objectivity at all.
    Take care Scott. I always enjoy the opportunity to agree with you.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    I agree…

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    “The “elephant in the corner” is a non- existant mental health care system. When will our leaders show the courage and sanity to address a real issue instead of hiding behind popular myths?”

    Although it makes sense that mental health is a factor, the current state of understanding of mental illness is subjective and uneven. The Commonwealth of Virginia spent 3 years and close to a million bucks on therapists to determine whether the guy in Appomattox who shot 8 family members and neighbors to death might be mentally unstable. Duh.

    I have newspaper clippings about gun deaths: how about the mother in Maryland who shot her 14-year-old son because he wouldn’t hand over the remote control? Or the guy in New York who killed his fiancee because of a bid she made in a bridge game? Do you think these people were insane, or did they just allow poor judgement and a handy weapon to do their deeds?

    Watch the show “48 hours”, in which cops try to get info about murders before the case goes cold. Almost every show, there is someone who is shot because of an argument or because he owes someone 10 bucks.

    I hope you can agree that these people shouldn’t be able to have guns. What to do? I don’t claim to have the answers, but I will say that if we keep doing the same thing, we will keep getting the same result, and it appears gun owners would prefer that these incidents continue to happen rather than to try to do something about it. It is disheartening, to say the least.

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