Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    This toon could be Obama(non)Care.
    Constantly delayed, way over cost and another Democrat power grab.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Great book.
    The Future is not what it used to be.
    Where’s my Wheel In Space, as shown in Elysium?
    (Actually, it was in 2001: A Space Odyssey first.)

  3. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish
    There could be in the near future : http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/elon-musk-hyperloop/

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Having visited many places where rail really works and moves hundreds of thousands, even millions, daily, I believe that in it and its value. All transport has hazards, especially in areas prone to earthquake or flooding.
    Resisting proven ideas because of initial costs or potential hazards only makes learning from the mistakes of others more valuable. My grandfather said intelligent people learn from their own mistakes, but wise people learn from the mistakes of others.
    Sadly, it seems that greedy people just repeat the mistakes and protect themselves from being sued for doing so.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    They need to get Pixar on it.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    So maybe everyone should really pay attention to what is going on in …….. Detroit and ….Chicago

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Adrian…..really…“Conservatives live in fear”. I’m conservative. It’s a lifestyle. It includes things like recycling, solar energy, walking instead of driving, a budget and living within it, right down to measuring a serving size of green beans to not waste food. It includes fishing license and hunting license to support conservation. And volunteering goods and services to the local community outreach programs. Fear? Of what?

    You seem to be unable to recognize what is good in people and only see the little things that tick you off.

    Check out this list of “conservatives” and tell me which one is not innovative….LOL

    http://www.ranker.com/profile-of/famous-conservatives

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    Why have a high speed train if it is going to stop every 75 or 100 miles. You will have slow down time before the stop and then have to get up to speed after starting. Tis makes sense ONLY if the train will be non-stop between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    It is too hard to get the land for rail nowadays. Or even for roads sometimes.
    Where I used to work US 41 ran by. They wanted to widen that road but a bar owner refused to sell for less than a million bucks.
    The solution was to reroute the road a block over so now the bar is on a rarely travelled road, taxpayers saved, and my favorite sub shop was bulldozed instead.

  10. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, over 3 years ago

    Like Bruce, though I am conservative, I am making an effort to stop labeling people. There are and were good liberals – the late Rep. Mo Udall, Dennis Kucinich (sp), the late Rep. Daniel Monyihan who are thoughtful and truly compassionate people. I don’t agree with their political views, but recognize that they were/are individuals of character.

    Let’s stop the labeling and insults.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    You could probably put every city with a population over 500k on that list, Bruce. And a good many over 100k as well. Though as rail goes, the train between Chicago and Benton Harbor was pretty good.
    Thank you for the suggestion.
    @ swr – very good points to which I can only give wistful reply. Even if the technology, geology, and politics fell in line, the legal costs from getting access to land would drag things on for years and severely add to the cost. I would hate to be in a tube or moving at 200k per hour during a class 6 earthquake.
    Thanks for the great points.
    @ PAJ – you always bust me when I fail to be specific. :p
    That’s ok. You filled in the gap and you’re right. The solution, imo, is education. Thanks PAJ.
    @ bhinkle – I don’t know, neighbor. It could be worth it if folks could work together for the common good, but as you point out people want to be rich, even if they’re hated for it.
    Nothing wrong with being rich, but isn’t there a point where a person “wins” the game of capitalism? Especially if the person isn’t investing into the nation that helped them become rich?
    It would have pleased me had a moderate Dem OR Repub replaced Mr. Rangel… it would have pleased me a lot.
    Thank you for the thoughts, bhinkle.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    I am happily trying to help my fellow Americans see the fact that liberals are putting our country on to the road of destruction.
    Btw I’m not making that up.

  13. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    This whole thing has been a corrupt crock from the start. Just another way to shovel money to the unions while ripping off the taxpayers. Even if they ever get it built it will NOT be what they claimed and will be a huge money loser. If people dumb enough to still live in CA want to pay for it that is their business, but do not flush the money of the rest of the country down the sewer as well.

  14. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Lisa usually hates anything under a Democrat, such as President Obama or Governor Brown. Is she for or against the bullet train?

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If the old railroad grants had been enforced to make railroads upgrade and maintain lines to keep up with technology, instead of becoming oil companies exploiting their mineral resources GIVEN to them to operate “in perpetuity” rail service, we’d have had quality, cheap, high speed rail decades ago, like Japan and Europe.


    I rode the “bullet train” in Japan in 1967, it was a great way to travel, but back home, freight took command over “passenger rail”, and we all lost.

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