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Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Or just paranoid TPs and ’toonist?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Liberals and their like-minded media friends are scared as hell of a growing number of Americans that actually expect their government to follow the Constitution.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    I’ve been reading the Constitution looking for some line or other about corporations being people. Hadn’t found it. Can you help me out, Mr. Propriety?

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Amazing the ruckus just because Virginia Republicans decided they didn’t like how someone led the singing in the choir?


    Out of 750,000 people living in the district, about 65,000 voted. More than in ’12, but still a small number, so was it low or high turnout? I hear screeching notes from both the highs and the lows, now that the leader of the singing is gone.


    Lots of ads calling the Brat a rabid liberal. Does this mean Virginians thought they were voting for a socialist, and figured a socialist had to be an improvement, since many only heard about Brat through the TV ads the singer ran against him?


    And what, if anything, does this mean for the Tea Party?


    Obviously, a great deal.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Excellent point. I’m getting old, and my hearing is not what it used to be, so I’m mishearing a lot. People with good hearing would have to be rabid socialists to hear anyone call Brat a liberal.


  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Tea Party more closely resemble Jihadists every day. They care about the constitution only when is suits their 18 century view of the world.

  7. Rad-ish

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

    Its obviously the republicans out to kill the monster they created.

  8. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Mr & Mrs Tea Party want people to think they’re normal average Americans. They’re more like the Taliban of the USA bent on its destruction. There’s no room for compromise or debate just shouting to shutdown the Government. Now people who disagree with them are called Socialists or worse. If they ever do gain an upper hand in Congress & successfully push thru their radical agenda America will fall in stature & relegated to third world status like Sudan.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    Yep it’s a LWNJ news nerd news team.
    You won’t find one of those in Bagdad or Damascus.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 1 year ago

    Wow, is this column LOADED with hate & bile! But as I quickly re-scroll down and see who is posting the most comments,….well, there it is!

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Cubic “Newspeak” would make both Orwell and Rand see the fertility of their words. Sadly, those defending Ayn Rand always revert to Newspeak in defining their opponents, and don’t realized that Big Brother IS the actual brainchild of Rand, as in “corporate person”.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    We shouldn’t demonize those we disagree with (unless they demonize themselves by their actions). I think that those who identify themselves with the tea party have an incorrect analysis of what’s wrong and how to fix it. I also think most of them sincerely want a better world. What we need is an honest exchange of ideas, not name calling.

  13. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    The key word here is “exchange”. Both parties have to be ready to listen to the other side…really listen, not just pick a phrase or word to pounce on, and then evaluate what is said honestly to determine areas of agreement and disagreement.
    The problem is that humans use reasoning and argument to win, not to get to truth. That is the psychological reality. (Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 34, Issue 2).

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @martens is fed up

    Yes, exchange is important. There are some interesting and intelligent conservative posters here whom I read with respect. (And there are some liberal/left posters who behave very badly.) I also suspect there are some misconceptions on both sides. I speak only for myself, but I’ve been active in the left for a long time (and there was a time when I did speak for some fairly large left organizations — but that’s another story). As a leftist, I believe that good work is good for people; I don’t believe in unending welfare except in exceptional circumstances, but I also don’t believe that the economic system we have now can provide a good job for everyone who is able to work. I also believe that most of the time the market (with some needed regulation) is a good and efficient system. Generally I don’t believe in vast deficits, but I do believe that when there is an economic downturn, governments should be in a position to run a deficit to get the markets moving. I don’t think the US and US business interests have a right to run other countries for their profits. I believe that working people around the word have interests in common; if we don’t want US jobs to go to other countries, we should help workers in those other countries to make a decent wage. That’s a start. I’m happy to engage with others who are interested in an exchange of ideas. And I promise not to call names.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    “What we need is an honest exchange of ideas, not name calling.”

    Well said. I don’t agree with Rand Paul’s policies, but I don’t think he is out to destroy America.

    Moreover, I have confidence that our nation can survive 8 years of President Paul, or Cruz or Bush III. I don’t think anyone wants to go back to the institutional racism of the pre-Civil Rights era. I don’t think anyone wants to go back to the days of mandatory 60+ hour work weeks.

    I try to be an optimist!

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