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Matt Davies

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    Of course the libs on here would be crying about Bush killing people if he was still in office.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    People are STILL dying because of Bush’s Presidency, or do you not follow the military murder and suicide numbers?

  3. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I am VERY disappointed at the lack of a hood scoop that serves to collect cash. Everybody knows that the engine of regulation requires vast quantities of cash to keep turning. I hate to think of regulators being forced into economy cars when there are muscle cars to be driven.

  4. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, 8 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Yeah, a Republican led congress had nothing to do with that.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Even the first poster is still complaining about Bush.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I’m not sure I’m saying that.
    I might be implying that people in poor villages have an abundant source of water running right down their main streets, but that the quality of that water may be such as to be more of a detriment to their health than anything else, including going without water entirely. Exactly how we might provide them with clean potable supplies of fresh water is a major concern, or should be.
    Just because you have a lot of something doesn’t mean it is any good.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 8 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Really its Clintons fault since he didn’t deal with Ossama Bin Laden when he had two chances.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Of course the libs on here would be crying about Bush killing people if he was still in office.”

    What years was GM building the cars that should have been recalled, but weren’t? (Hint: 2003-2007)

    The first death was in 2005, but they continued after Obama took office. So, I do in fact, think Obama shares some blame for not tightening the NHTSA’s oversight. Of course, I doubt you agree that more government oversight is a good thing, even here.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    “I am VERY disappointed at the lack of a hood scoop that serves to collect cash.”

    OK, that was funny. And on point. The auto industry is hardly unique in the movement of people from working for the regulatory agencies, to the industry being regulated.

    I remain unconvinced that the only solution is to abolish the regulatory agencies. Maybe we should prohibit regulators from taking a job for companies they were supposed to oversee. I suspect it would be easy for GM to convince IBM to hire their former regulators & vice-versa, though.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I’m just going to skip the rest of the stupid comments, because as is often the case, you can’t get a single fact straight.

    “GW Bush did the right thing to fight back against the Muslim- Brotherhood- declared war (Iran 1979) after the Taliban/Al Qaeda carried out 3,000 deaths on 9/11/01.”

    Iran, 1979 was a Shiite movement. The Muslim Brotherhood is an Arab Sunni movement that would destroy the Shia rulers of Iran, if they could. They are fighting a proxy war in Syria right now.

    “War messes up many soldiers, but this type of barbarian war is different than any war America fought before 2001.”

    Our troops encountered the same kind of guerrilla tactics used by the Taliban, back in Vietnam, with far worse casualties. During WW II, the Pacific Theater was filled with examples of barbaric slaughter. Not all of it on the Japanese side.

    As Sherman said, “War is Hell.” It does terrible things to the bodies, minds & souls of all involved. For sheer horror wrought upon the troops, I think the Civil War & WW I were much worse than Afghanistan or Iraq. That would be cold comfort to the soldiers who came back from our recent foolhardy adventures missing limbs or dealing with PTSD.

    IMO, the Radical Islamic War they will not stop is where all the blame belongs, for warriors who survive battle only to suffer mentally and then do suicide.”

    Most of our soldiers come back relatively intact. The immediate support system available to them is critical, & we really should step up with the VA. What we should do, is stop sending our soldiers to die where we have no compelling interest. The Taliban was only a problem for us, when they allowed Al-Qaeda to train in their territory. Occupying Iraq & Afghanistan had little effect on stemming Al-Qaeda or other radical groups. The term “War on Terror” was a misnomer. We aren’t fighting an organized army, let alone an actual nation. It’s really organized crime with a motivation other than, or maybe in addition to money.

    “Every Mosque where the Imam preaches Violent Jihad is to blame. Our defenders are merely trying to protect us from Islamic beheadings! "

    How many people are under threat of beheading, here in the US? Zero. Radical Islam is fueled by our massive interventions in their homelands. The truth is few of even the most devout Muslims have no interest in a Global Caliphate, but they get worked up when we drone their cousin’s wedding.

    “If Jihadists win, the best we could expect would be servitude as “last-class citizens”…Muslim Slavery!”

    The battle with radical Islam is not going to be won through force of arms. It’s an ideological battle. Bush played right into the hands of radical Islamists by over reacting overreaching. We toppled the Taliban & put Al-Qaeda on the run with about 1,000 soldiers in December 2001. That should have been “Mission Accomplished”, followed up by small operations to hunt Al-Qaeda leaders wherever they fled, with support for groups that sought to bring Afghanistan into 20th Century norms. (Expecting them to embrace 21st Century norms would be too ambitious. It’s pretty ambitious here.)

    Instead, we were misled into invading Iraq, while Al-Qaeda proper (as opposed to the faction of Sunnis that joined the franchise in Iraq) was allowed to relocate.

    Your position is one of tired jingoism & a lack of good information.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    1. “we don’t especially like President Obama because he allowed the republicans to obstruct. He does not have a spine and does not stand up to the naysayers.”

    2. we don’t especially like President Obama because he allowed a minority to have an opposing view. He does not have a spine and does not crush the non-believers.

    Which is clearer and sharper, but not darker?
    Better in 1, or in 2?
    Choose your frames carefully, as they will somewhat define your face.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Obama’s been president for nearly 6 years. He now owns everything. 6 years is more than enough to turn things around, and he has made them worse.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @echoraven

    Things have gotten steadily worse for the past seventy to one hundred years. I don’t really think Obama is the major problem. He is more of a symptom, really. Even if he were a full-fledged conservative and repaired the economy and honored the Constitution completely, the best he could do is hide the evidence for a short time.

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