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Nick Anderson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Perfect, and very, very, scary!!

  2. feverjr

    feverjr said, about 4 years ago


  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago


    Oh, cool and apt. Tried Obama in an anagram solver and didn’t come up with anything as cool as that.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Fiction can guide ideas in amazing ways. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is credited for changing the attitudes of northerners re: slavery, and was a stepping stone to the civil war. It is important to take the best ideas of our writers, scientists, and business leaders who are living in the present and use those ideas to improve the quality of life for ALL Americans, and by helping ourselves, set an example for our friends and enemies overseas. This forum does not show a GREAT people, it shows petty children fighting with one another over who gets the best toys when we should be sharing. Overseas, they say we have lost our purpose and forgot our Constitution. One person with whom I spoke said there is no United States of America, corporations are international and haven’t the need for our money when they can sell overseas, and manufacture overseas, bank overseas, and live overseas. We have people born in the USA, but they have no real love or connection with our nation. If we continue to hammer each other instead of demanding better, we will prove them to be right. I think we are, as a people, better than that. I feel we deserve better. As millions are suffering, it is more important than ever to be kind to one another and to hold our elected officials to a higher standard.
    One way to do this is to give the Presidency, not Obama, not Romney, but the PRESIDENCY the line item veto. Doing so will infuriate the legislature who won’t be able to attach amendments, riders, and earmarks to bills without the President being RESPONSIBLE for vetoing those items not in the best interest of the American people. It will force congress/senate to do overrides to give support to bills and bring them into the light of day where the public can see where these people really place their priorities.
    Take the partying out of Politics. Hold them accountable. We can make this happen.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    Ayn Rand despised religion and probably wouldn’t have approved of being compared to a religionist like Ryan.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As a small commentary on our society, I don’t believe there has been a true United States throughout most of our history. Only during brief periods have most Americans been truly united. From the very beginning this has been a divided land in danger of falling apart – or more likely ripping itself to shreds.
    Now that corporations are the new world government, we may well become irrelevant. But then, the same is true for all other national governments.

  7. Michael C. Cordell

    Michael C. Cordell GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Ha! I tweet that same anagram when Romneysiac picked Ryan, though not in such a great presentation :-)

  8. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, about 4 years ago

    John Gault is the Antichrist.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    Ayn Rand also was a strict pro-choice “abortion should always be legal in all circumstances” libertarian, so she would be reviled by the big-government nanny-state conservatives who run the GOP now. On another topic, she also relied on Welfare when her “private sector rules” fantasies proved false. It turns out that you can’t profit from providing services to the poor, so government is required if you don’t want poor and elderly people dying in poverty on the streets. If you haven’t outgrown Ayn Rand by the time you reach 20, you haven’t actually grown up.

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I’ll agree that the lack of line item veto has been used to essentially cripple, as opposed to check, the power of the executive branch. While some riders may be legitimate (infrastructure upgrades), many times a ridiculous pork request is thrown on specifically to kill a good bill. Then the opponents (pundits) can say either the President killed a bill because he backed away from his promise, or he supported whatever pork was on the rider.
    However, giving a President line item veto might give too much power to the executive branch. It is really up to Congress to legislate responsibly and get along enough to present bills that are needed without the massive amounts of pork attached. I realize this is like leaving a bunch of four year olds in a room full of candy and telling them only to take one piece while you’re away.

  11. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, about 4 years ago

    The writing is on the wall for all to see.

    A vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote to move the middle class into poverty.

  12. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @whiney_nine_percent – It sounds more, to me, like a Vote for Romney and Ryan is a vote for the accolades of achievement and excellence and a vote of derision for indolence and mediocrity.

    To suggest that Romney and Ryan would push the middle class into poverty is absurd. However, I wholly agree that those who maintain their status in the middle class through government handouts will find their grasp more tenuous.

    Ayn Rand, through her fictional work, showed what happens to a society that ennobles neediness and decries the exceptional. She witnessed it firsthand in the Soviet Union.

    I for one think some Randian Housecleaning is in order i.e. remove the laws and regulations that encourage equal outcome and create more laws and regulations that create equal opportunity.

    But I suppose that’s lost on whiners like you.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    I will give the Romney team credit for not WANTING to push the middle class into poverty, but their stated (but wavering, as usual) policies will. Because of the hankering to go into more middle east war, and to be able to wave our penis at China and North Korea, a massive buildup of military toys will start day 1, whether the Pentagon wants this or not. We will balance the cost by reducing taxes. Pay more, decrease income: tried before by every college student. Never works. Won’t work for Uncle Sam.

    Back to the Middle Class: the Romney economic plan continues the Republican trend of ensuring that those who work for a living pay the majority of taxes, those who have money to invest, or those who inherit pay much less. Don’t pay any attention to the tax rate; remember that if you paid ANY income taxes at all last year, you paid more than General Electric.

    But, let’s consider health care: Romney states he wants to repeal Obamacare, and Ryan (and maybe Romney, who really knows?) wants to put in a voucher system. If Obamacare is gone, the insurance industry can and will return to refusing to serve (or refusing to renew) people with pre-existing conditions. How many 65-year-olds do you know who don’t have a pre-existing condition? Good luck finding insurance with your $6500 per year. And I’m sure when their rates increase, the percentage of increase will be as small as what Medicare used to cost you.

    To be fair, in the first debate Mitt told us that his plan had covered pre-existing conditions. This was, however, after he told us his plan was to let the states decide. Let’s, for a moment, remember the amount of time, resources, and money that was spent over the course of 3 years to try to get the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare. Let’s not even consider the uncertainty for the future that it caused to true small businesses, Now let’s multiply these figures by 50.

    Medicaid money will be re-allocated, as well. Block grants to the states will be used for other state needs, just like the tobacco-settlement money has been spent (“we need this to be ready to pay for a greater amount of health care when smokers get older”). Whether you believe people deserve Medicaid or not, the fact is that these people are used to having health care partly paid for. When former Medicare and Medicaid patients need services and don’t have coverage, they will wait until the situation gets as bad as they can stand (so it will cost more to make them well) and then present to the emergency room. Why not? Mitt told them it was FREE. Anyone want to try to make me believe he’s not out of touch?

    It’s been estimated that one out of every three children under the age of 8 will become diabetic by the time they hit 21. You think health care is expensive now? You just wait until 1/3 of the country is diabetic.

    And who’s contributing to the cost? Joe-Sixpack, and no one else. If you can’t see how that will kill the middle class, I feel sorry for you. And I feel sorry for us, because I’m afraid we’re going to watch this very thing unfold.

  14. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I am completely in agreement with you. Omnibus bills are expressly forbidden in the Constitution, yet they occur regularly, to avoid this the line item veto should be enacted.

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    I prefer that a Libertarian’s ideas are included in the GOP positions on free enterprise and social freedoms….
    I do not like the Marxism that infests the Obama agenda.
    There is a reason that socialist leaders in the world endorse Obama….and why the Communist Party of America supports Obama….and why the leftist Unions fund and work to elect and re-elect Obama and the DNC platforms he runs on….they see the slow conversion from freedom to tyranny happening year after year in the USA. All the GOP tries to do is slow it down.

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