Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Backroom deals, anyone?

  2. comicgos

    comicgos said, over 5 years ago

    That’s how the ultra-rich got a tax break!

  3. kreole

    kreole said, over 5 years ago

    I’ve heard of “Off The Record”, but “Off The Books”?

  4. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 5 years ago

    I can see right through this meeting.

  5. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 5 years ago

    No need to let the gov’t know where the bailout money went… (CEO bonuses anyone??)

  6. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 5 years ago

    So keep shooting, there are plenty enough to go around and we need the practice.

  7. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 5 years ago

    let me guess, the chart’s top line is for net income and the bottom is for cost of goods sold. Must be an oil company, reporting record profits despite bad economic conditions!

  8. steverino

    steverino said, over 5 years ago

    @FishStix: 2 dits = i 3 dits = s 4 dits = h 1 dah = t

    (for the record, 1 dit = e)

    –former Navy Quartermaster (

  9. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 5 years ago

    Note to the wrong wing:

    1) Defend the millionaires at your peril but please look at a simple fact. You cry about the evil gov and defend the very rich: Did you take time to note that most of the pols are millionaires also? Obama made his mil selling books. NP came in rich and has leveled laws to defend her fortune. Please realize that capitalism is not the issue, It’s which capitalist gets the every shrinking pie.

    RC: if you find anyone actually following Marx today, please let us know. Almost every “commie” country has been blessed or infected (depending on your point of view) with capitalist enterprise one way or the other. One can even argue that it is this influence that has ruined the communist dream and led to worker exploitation by officials who want to please capitalist owners and kept their businesses in the country. This is precisely what Marx said happened under any capitalist regime. I guess you consider the truth evil.

    e.g., China succeeds because it’s government provides the health care and “retirement” for its folks and our MBAs love it cause they can tread all over the worker and then wipe their feet on responsibility free rugs.

    None of our business and job losses would exist if not for the Reaganite free trade agreements (endorsed by the turncoat Clinton) that give other countries an unfair advantage here and in their countries. the worst president in the history of the country spawned the reality of his dream in the collapse under Bush and the American public should long ago have lynched anyone who uttered the words “trickle down” with anything but contempt. Instead they continue to prove they have no sense of history or reality in voting in MBAs and thinking the business “sense” that got us into trouble will get us out.

    The dollar as God has failed and is the anchor dragging us into the sea of despair. So long as we fail to learn from Hoover-nomics we repeat it ( as we just did). The most important class is the middle class and their economic well-being to power the overall economy. The rich will never admit it. But so long as they can convince the workers it’s someone else’s fault and have networks to feed them lies and amusement (Latin: A=not, Muse=think) they will feel safe. Certainly the 15% of the country that just changed the make-up of the congress likes it that way.

  10. S_T_F_U

    S_T_F_U said, over 5 years ago

    How many poor people have ever given you a job?

    I know it gets repetitive, but where does the govt get money to hand out to the “less fortunate”?

  11. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 5 years ago

    RCMinor: Communism as Marx defined it has never been tried outside very small communities, usually motivated by religion (see, for instance, Acts 4:32-37). It is somewhat ironic that Marx, Lenin, Mao, and the others who attempted to implement a communist system were atheists, as they deprived their nations of about the only glue that’s ever been found to hold a communal economy together.

    It is also worth noting that Marx predicted communism would arise spontaneously after capitalism collapsed of its own internal contradictions. We have not yet reached the test of that prediction…

  12. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 5 years ago

    @puddleglum, I made that point (about the religious communities), more or less, just two days ago–the second and fourth last comments. The advantages we have are: 1. we are small and know one another, so when we deprive someone of our contribution, it’s personal, 2. we are motivated and held together by our faith, the call to love, and our commitment to each other, 3. when someone is really a problem, we can throw the bum out–and it’s not all that easy to keep up the act for the several years it takes to join in the first place, and 4. even if we don’t contribute all we should, whether because the work we do is not adequately compensated, or because we aren’t doing the work, the lack of families helps compensate: our overhead is not as high as if we all had 2-5+ other people to support.

  13. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    So, Steverino, THAT’S your dah dah dah dah dah

  14. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    bmonk -

    Point? What “Point”, was that of which you had discribed, more or less, two days ago, both second, and fourth posts???? You may have took the time to state your discription, of some sort of religious communist utopian cult, way of living, however that does not convince, the population of humanity, as a whole….

    How can anyone be sure, that a communist utopian lifestyle, works???? Look at the way, that the U.S.S.R, had operated. Then China, Cuba, North Korea, ect….

    Regardless, of any sort of religious faith, atheist, or not….

    Those countries, may have had those good intentions, in the begining, of what you had discribed, yet when becoming too big, then communism becomes corrupted with selfishness, greed, individual onesided selfish power, ect…. Like any other, lifestyle theory, there is no perfect, theory, of how an individual(s), or government shall operate, or how to live, nor am I trying to justify, what works best for others,,,,

    However, Free Enterprise, Small / Limited Government, (no spending of yours, mine, and our tax dollars), the G.O.P., and those of whom, that provide jobs, within a Capitalist society, is among the best examples, of how humanity, shall survive (within todays standards, anyway) …. yet I’m not saying that greed and corruption, is not included, within a capitalist society either, because there is, and thats a given!!!!

    Either way, Wiley, thanks for the comics. They make people think, and argue, dont they….

  15. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I read this strip everyday but haven’t read the comments for a while. Any one know if Wiley is going to finish the Ekert storyline?

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