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Mike Luckovich

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  1. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I now understand why so many people put Ms. Ima down. she is really in serious denial… but then again, so are most Republican supporters.

  2. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 2 years ago

    hmmmmm Ima, have you looked at the cost of a good education in the last several years? Out of reach for most now

  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Climate Change – I don’t want the government wasting tax dollars trying to fix it. It will only mean a lower standard of living for everyone. I would rather they make plans to adapt when it happens.

    Joblessness – They’re trying to fix it. Repeal Obamacare and maybe many of those jobless will be worth the cost of their salary and benefits. But Obama is sticking it to the workers and claiming that he is helping them.

    Income Inequality – I want the government to do LESS on this issue. The liberals always point to the CEOs of companys and say Oh look how unfair it is that he makes so much more then the Janitor in his company. But you never hear them complaining that Actors/Actresses, Sports Stars, and Musicians are overpaid. Capitalism works. It’s not a rigged game but it exacts a discipline. It forces you to identify what you are good at and then work hard to continue to improve on those skills. The CEO of my company makes a lot more then me but he’s wicked smart and works hard. He and his officers make good decisions for our company which keeps the company operating and profitable. He’s well worth his salary. All of these government initiatives that transfer wealth from one group to another make the recipients grateful for government and not for the hard work of those that fill the coffers from which they take.

    Gun Violence – I blame the press more then anyone else. If they weren’t reporting body count like a box score you wouldn’t see all these people trying to top the last guy.

    Student Loan Debt – Nobody made these people take out student loans. First it was homeowner debt and the irresponsible complaining that they didn’t understand the mortgage they were getting into. Now it’s the students that are complaining that they didn’t understand that they would have to pay back their student loans. This issue will sort itself out given time. Those that frittered away their college years getting a useless degree on student loans will serve as a morality play for others.

    The Republicans are doing the right thing and allowing these issues to sort themselves out. The alternative is the Democratic plan which is: “Let’s loot the productive and give it to the stupid and the lazy so they will vote for us.”

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    A leading professor has proclaimed CO2 to be helpful to the planet.

    What’s his/her name?

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 2 years ago

    ^Dr Pepper?

  6. 2cynical

    2cynical GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Be afraid. Be very afraid… of anyone who spouts off trite answers to complex issues.

  7. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 2 years ago

    Genome and Jase….sure, people use CO2 to make their aquarium plants nice and green. So of course ONE scientist, and Ronnie RayGun himself used that as the basis for CO2 “good”.

    Would be curious to see where the good professor got his grant money….

  8. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    My, my — aren’t we wordy!

  9. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I really HATE the fact that GoComics has the word
    ‘delete’ at the bottom of my comment, but clicking on it does NOTHING!
    It wouldn’t hurt to have an ‘Edit’ choice — that worked!

  10. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You are befuddled in what you

    think Liberals are. I’m a Liberal and I take exception to your erroneous misuse of the word. You make it sound like a BAD thing.
    My dictionary defines ‘Liberal’ as

    liberal (lîb´er-el, lîb´rel) adjective
    Abbr. lib.

    a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded. c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.

  11. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    goweeder. I agree with you. 100%

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Of course!

  13. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “In short: STOP BEING LIBERALS! You are the problem not the solution!
    …………………………………………………….
    .
    Ima, you seem to have developed an annoying habit of talking to yourself….. You should try to correct that.

  14. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You are befuddled in what you

    think Liberals are. I’m a Liberal and I take exception to your erroneous misuse of the word. You make it sound like a BAD thing.
    My dictionary defines ‘Liberal’ as

    liberal (lîb´er-el, lîb´rel) adjective
    Abbr. lib.

    a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded. c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Thanks for your detailed impressions. I would like to rebut a few of your points.

    If we do nothing about climate change, it will cost us more, and not just in dollars. If we let it continue, tropical bugs, plants, and their attendant diseases will move away from the equator and towards the poles. Already we are seeing dengue fever in places it should never be. And our storms, droughts, and other natural maladies will be more severe and unpredictable. All of this will cost us money; probably more than it will to deal with it while we still can.

    In addition, from a geopolitical standpoint: what would the Arabs do if they didn’t have all that oil money? I don’t know what the leaders would do, but the masses would stop getting “free stuff”, and watch the revolution begin. I personally would like the US to find alternative clean energy to put them in just that position.

    Obamacare did not create joblessness. It was there before the elections in 2008, and we were hemorrhaging jobs at the rate of tens of thousands per month. Obamacare is not the answer to better health, but it does not create joblessness. Most of that is created by the fact that people will make clothing in Bangladesh for about $20 per week, and our willingness to ignore the fact that we are keeping Americans out of work when we buy their products solely because of cost. I agree that employers will create all sorts of shenanigans to reduce costs by juggling employees’ hours and benefits. This has been going on since there have been employers and employees.

    Income equality: look at the history of what happens when countries have only two classes of people: robber barons and serfs. The Dark Ages were called that for a reason. It never turns out pretty.

    NO ONE is worth multiple millions per year; I don’t care if he can dunk a basketball or run a corporation. If you treat your employees well, they will be happy, healthier (no sick days, no drain on insurance funds), and they will be able to purchase more, which will stimulate the economy and therefore job growth. If you take it all and refuse to share, you will find that your gated communities become less a way to keep the riff-raff out, and more of a prison.

    Your response to gun violence is to suppress the issue in the press. I submit that if Mr. Obama tried to suppress ANYTHING, there would be howls of protests. You can’t have it both ways. And gun violence is real, and can be reduced. But only if we want to do that, and it appears we don’t.

    People take loans to be able to get an education, which will hopefully lead to a better job upon graduation, or better promotions in the future. Sure, some people waste the money, but most college students really do understand the concept of loaning money, and having to pay it back with interest.

    Doing nothing is almost never a positive when faced with a crisis. Neither is pretending one doesn’t exist.

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