Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Hard to be confident when your health insurance is set to cancel and your new plan will cost your family Double next year with a higher deductible.
    Thanks Uncle Barry!

  2. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, almost 3 years ago

    One thing that will increase sales is that on Dec. 9 an old law forbidding the manufacture of undetectable plastic guns will expire. Should be able to generate lots of sales after that.

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago

    What lies?
    This has already been the case.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The latest show show diminishing support for the gloom and doom of those on the “right” .

    It’s nearly impossible to find a conservative who isn’t deeply pessimistic about the future. I won’t get into the causes, but the doom & gloom isn’t very attractive.

  5. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, almost 3 years ago

    @greyolddave

    There has never been an undetectable firearm. The so called plastic guns still have steel barrels, the ammo is mostly metal.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hard to be confident when your health insurance is set to cancel…"

    High consumer debt levels left over from the housing bubble, stagnant wages & under-employment have a lot more to do with retailers’ woes.

    The vast majority of Americans are still not directly affected by the ACA.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Home sales (and prices) are up in most of the country, with, admittedly, some “slow spots”, especially where industry has moved out, to China, Viet Nam, or elsewhere. Auto sales are up and so are “major appliances” meaning “consumer confidence” is up. People are stampeding at retail stores today, to buy “stuff” they need like another hole in the head, many buying on credit, requiring “confidence”.


    The fraud in PPACA is overblowing the errors (yes, the web site sucks, but even gocomics has been screwing up lately, and often, like “can’t reach the server” etc.) and stating that folks being shifted from one plan, to one that MEETS THE LAW are, “losing” their insurance. A "cheap"plan that covers nothing, is yes, being replaced with one that costs much more, percentage wise, but in actual dollars, a rise from $5 to even $20 a month, is peanuts, when the new policy actually COVERS YOU for illness or injury, and like office visits, preventative screening, etc.! My policy, after over a decade of 13% annual increases, is going up again, but only 3% this time. That IS a “savings” relative to the mandates of the ACA.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    But back to the toon kids. The fact is that retailers like target and Walmart have already warned their investors that sales will be down and consumer confidence is low. Facts.
    Now……Why?
    1. People are still unemployed, stopped bothering to look or even more common, Underemployed and aren’t seeing any reason to think that will change.
    2. Obama hasn’t and isn’t doing crap about that.
    3. SEE MY FIRST POST!
    4. Payroll taxes already went up and state income taxes have also risen and people correctly predict Barry isn’t done yet. Smaller paychecks are coming.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I thought that conservatives believe that the government can’t create jobs. If so, how can they blame Obama for not creating jobs?

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Check out Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy. A wonderful book. Then get back to us.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    He won’t read it (too many words) so there’s no fear. I could say “Don’t get back to us until you’ve read it.” But he evidently doesn’t realize that a number of us use name that are allusions. Baslim is alluding to the Heinlein novel, I’m alluding to Jesse Lonecat Fuller, who wrote The San Francisco Bay Blues, and of course DrCanuck is alluding to the famous superhero comic of the 1930s, The Amazing Dr Canuck — but I bet everyone knew that.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, yes, but he had a doctorate in agronomy, which explains his superpowers.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I prefer the originals from the 1930s, written and drawn by Kilgore Trout, when Doc Canuck was using his agronomic super powers to battle the enormous monsters Dusty Bowl and Didi Pression. Everyone remembers his sidekick dog Swiffer, the Newfoundland. And of course his faithful friends, the twins Al and Bertha, oddly identical though of different sexes. (But Shakespeare makes the same mistake in Twelfth Night.) These issues are very rare, however, and not everyone has seen them. The later versions from the 1970s changed his name from Doc Canuck to Captain Canuck, probably to appeal to the US audience.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    “but I bet everyone knew that.”


    Nope, on all 3 counts! Cheers ;-)

    • Joins in the nurfing… Nurf Nurf!

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant!! I love it.

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