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Nick Anderson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Explains why he holds his face the way he does.
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    Its a JOKE, I realize all the girls still love him and want to kiss his sweet face.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Sex and the single elephant.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    I was watching his election live via the net (from Germany). First C-SPAN broke down, probably due to overload. The CBS cut to the wrong footage midway through the “G” members. But MSNBC saved my bacon and I was able to hear the murmur when Eric Cantor and Alan West were nominated (while voting, not in the nominating phase, and the GOP claimed the caucus-vote was unanimous for Boehner, the lying, cheating cowards). Whew, that was cool!

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    I also would like to state that I am appalled, APPALLED! by the way the first day was conducted, especially by the Democrats, in term of decorum. Babies crying? Children playing catch during the roll call? What is this, kindergarten? And five Dems missed the roll call! Imagine this would have been closer, imagine Boehner would have to go through several ballots, exerts pressure on his opponents and these in turn vote for Pelosi out of spite. In that case five Dems not being able to vote could have made the difference between a Democratic or Republican SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

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    You guys (both sides) have to be way, way more serious about these kind of things. Behavior like that would be TOTALLY unacceptable in Germany. You miss a vote without a good excuse? They kick you out of the party, all committees and put you on the back bench for the rest of your term. Sometimes they even want the money back that got you elected. You can speak your mind, no problem, you can even dissent and vote your conscience (small problem…) but if you foul up any PROCEDURE you are toast! We take politics serious over here, but then again we are not universally known for our sunny character and charming humor…

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hmm, does the ‘toon explain Boehner’s “skin tones”?

  5. corzak

    corzak said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

    “Hey, all you guys posting here. How about reading David Brooks today.”

    You mean the article, with this quote from Brooks regarding the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    “Again I’m much more glum. I’d say we’ve accelerated our trip to disaster. My big puzzle is why young people are not in the streets. They are really being hosed, sentenced to a living standard much lower than their parents because of boomer greed. I guess it’s hard when you are 25 to imagine the tax bill and the benefit cuts that will hit when you are 40, but someday interest rates will return to their normal levels and it will all come crashing down.”

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Please keep in mind the relative sizes and importance of the nations. If America sneezes Germany gets the cold, so watching U.S. politics is important. Also your system is open (C-SPAN) and my English is good enough to understand what is going on. Russia and China are therefor no options for me (although I keep up about developments there via German and U.S. news).

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    Ahem… Guilty as charged! But if you take a look at how narrow-minded, local, untraveled, unenlightened a lot of U.S. citizens are the urge to inject some new ideas becomes understandable. It’s basically a humanitarian rescue mission via the Internet :-)

  8. alff-steinberger

    alff-steinberger said, almost 2 years ago

    Thank you, MortyForTyrant, and for Ansonia and Mr. Ima – perhaps an examination of some defensive, insular atitudes are in order – Morty might have been an American with dual citizenship but the assumption was made that he was some kind of nosy German (with great idiomatic English, though) who should refrain from telling Americans what they do wrong. And supposing that a non-US citizen does dare to criticize? Shouldn’t Americans welcome another point of view? Especially given all that is wrong with the USA and the poor performance of the outgoing 112th Congress, I think Americans need all the good ideas out there. (And, by the way, are Americans shy about telling others what to do? or, come to think of it, were they even shy about actually invading another country under false pretences in 2003?)

    Morty, whenever I watch Congress on C-span it depresses me. Perhaps it is because I do have US citizenship that the hurt is closer to home. Have you watched the UK’s Prime Minister’s question time in Parliament (Wednesday mornings ? I think) ? Everyone there can speak English properly and sticks to the point under discussion -

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The “discussion” about Morty and Deutschland brings to mind repeated Congressional debates in the last few weeks, let alone over a couple decades. It boiled down to our foreign policy, and almost all “conservatives” and a lot of “liberals” bringing up that all our actions should be dictated by what not just Israel, but specifically the radicals on the Likud side, call for in the way of U.S. policy.


    I want peace in the world, and especially the Middle East, but isn’t it time to put some restraint on those who’ve been most aggressive in attacking their neighbors, repeatedly, and illegally, in the name of “preemptive” strikes? The lone nuclear power in the region is NOT “defenseless”, and has the largest military power in the world to “back them up” every time they strike another neighbor.


    Maybe it’s time to restrain the bully with nukes, instead of the nerd with a rock? As we discuss making our schools “safer”, there might be a comparison to what everyone having more “guns” accomplishes??

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    GOP “leadership”. LOL!

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