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Mike Lester

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  1. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 6 months ago

    Earth to Tigger: the toons are written and submitted weeks in advance.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    So I guess Ima won’t get his booze.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Hmmm, the caricature seems to represent an evil Muslim, so they’re the bigots in the ’toon.. interesting.

  4. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Make that Nincompoop Ima ??

  5. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 6 months ago

    This was all the rage back in ‘06-’08, but then silence. Did anyone do a follow-up after the Appeals Court ruling?
    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/09/muslim_cabs_court

    The most recent reference I came across happened in Canada, but the same logic applies. One could easily see it happening here. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/12/blind-man-files-complaint-after-he-says-muslim-cabbies-repeatedly-refused-service-to-him-and-his-guide-dog/

  6. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 6 months ago

    Still haven’t heard too many liberal comments on the Muslim barber in Canada who is being taken to court because he refused to give a lesbian a man’s haircut.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, 6 months ago

    @Northern Redman

    I’m not a liberal, but I’m on the left. I say that if you run a public business you have to serve the public. I remember when I was growing up white barbers used to refuse black customers (we called them “colored” in those days) because they said they didn’t have the equipment to deal with the kinky hair. That was just an excuse. The great Oscar Peterson was refused service by a barber in Canada and took the case to the human rights tribunal.

  8. alexzabala

    alexzabala said, 6 months ago

    The Arizona bill was dumb on many levels….however…now MILITANT GAYS can sue companies…here it comes…are ya ready folks??

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Northern Redman

    Still haven’t heard too many liberal comments on the Muslim barber in Canada who is being taken to court because he refused to give a lesbian a man’s haircut.

    I commented on it. The barber wasn’t refusing service because she was gay or because of the hairstyle she asked for. It is against his beliefs for a person to touch another person of the opposite gender for any reason unless they are married or otherwise related. He wasn’t refusing service because he thought she was sinful, he was refusing service because he believes he would be committing sin by touching her.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @alexzabala

    “The Arizona bill was dumb on many levels….however…now MILITANT GAYS can sue companies…here it comes…are ya ready folks??”

    Gays have always had the same ability as heteros to sue a company for fraud, damage, et cetera. The difference is they now have the same ability as blacks, jews, and other groups over discrimination. All the companies have to do to avoid a discrimination lawsuit is to show some professionalism and treat all their customers with dignity and respect. The horror!

  11. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @lonecat

    Did you miss the WABC program where “Black” customer refused to let a “White” Barber cut their hair “because of lack of skill and experience”

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 6 months ago

    @Jase99

    Yes, you did, on another post. But you’re about the only one. What did you think of my response.

    “So, he could refuse to serve her because of his religious beliefs? Is that what you’re saying? Are you OK with that? If so, why does it only apply to Muslims and not other people’s religious beliefs? Just curious.”

  13. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 6 months ago

    @lonecat

    Yes, I agree with you. If you run a business to serve the public, that means the entire public. Even if you are a Muslim.

    If you are a Christian baker offering custom made cakes, and a gay couple wants a wedding cake, then you make it for them. And if you are a Muslim cab driver and a customer wants to hire your cab, you take them where they want to go. Even if they’re carrying a bottle of Jack Daniels and a package of pork chops.

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 6 months ago

    @lonecat

    It’s also interesting that you say you are not a liberal, but you’re on the left. I had a long discussion with the good Dr. Canuck a long time ago in which he stated that he was a liberal, but not on the left.

    We need to discuss this sometime, but it’s going to be over 70 in North Georgia today and I’m going to be outside. :-)

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 6 months ago

    @Northern Redman

    Enjoy the weather. It snowed last nignt where I live and I’ve spent the morning shoveling.
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    I find most political labels confusing. I’m no expert, but here’s what I mean when I say I’m not a liberal but I’m on the left. (Dr. C will have to answer for himself — or have his sister answer for him.) “Classical liberalism”, as I understand it, was an individualist doctrine, and it was completely compatible with capitalism. In my opinion, capitalism was a progressive development in its day, and it still retains a lot of value — markets can be a very good mechanism. But individualistic capitalism brings with it a whole host of problems. These were easily seen in an extreme form in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and in the US, and they are easily seen in extreme forms in some still today. Socialism grew up as a response to the problems caused by individualistic capitalism. So in this historical sense, I’m not a classical liberal, because I believe that we need social solutions to the problems caused by individualist capitalism. (Of course socialism brings its own problems, and these need to be solved by new political forms.)
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    But the word “liberal” also came to designate a particular political stance in the mid-century US. Liberals, as opposed to conservatives, were progressive without being socialists, and they agreed that a certain degree of government intervention in the economy was necessary, but not anything like real socialism. This kind of liberalism goes back at least to Teddy Roosevelt, through FDR, and into the Democratic party of our time, more or less. I was raised in that world; my father was a high-ranking government executive, who worked mostly on nuclear policy, and particularly on the test-ban treaties and disarmament policy. I moved away from this kind of liberalism for two reasons. First, I got involved in the civil rights movement (I was trained by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and I discovered that the liberals were only reluctantly in favor of civil rights. They were better than conservatives, of course. Second, most liberals supported US imperialism. For me, as for many others, the war in Vietnam was a turning point. I couldn’t support the kind of liberalism that supported the war.
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    So that’s a long answer — too long, but not long enough. Long enough for now.

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