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  1. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    1: exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics
    2: a representation especially in literature or art that has the qualities of caricature
    3: a distortion so gross as to seem like caricature

    Ludicrous speed!!!

  2. avarner

    avarner said, 3 months ago

    In their heat of hearts, whether liberal or conservative – the cartoonists and comedy writers are all hoping Christie gets elected president…

    Plus, round people are just so much easier to draw… ;O)

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 3 months ago


    There are always missed opportunities for someone. Democracy, if only in place at election time, is messy and unpredictable. It’s just about the only hold we have on our governments.
    It’s interesting to think that in some alternate Republican universe, Romney was elected, and I wonder how his presidency is making out? In another alternate, McCain was elected. In another, Palin is in her first term. How are things different there?
    Robert Heinlein wrote in one of his future history novels that a religious dictatorship would be elected in 2012. It seemed silly when I first read it years ago, but it really could have happened. Could still happen.
    Disjointed speculations, I know. Too much reading H.L. Mencken. U.S. politics haven’t changed much since his time, really.

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 3 months ago

    Christie has the same chance of making it through the Republican primaries as Daffy Duck has of ascending to the throne as the next Queen of England.

  5. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 3 months ago


    Or, sir, to be honest (look it up !), your boy did not win …thus you find it necessary to slur the people, the electroate…
    It seems to me that “our way of olife” is really “your way of life” .
    Honesty – look it up !
    And, I like “round-belly” so much more than the politically correct “round-person” .

  6. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Well now. For myself, I would regard any choice between Mitt the Twitt and . . . whatever . . . as being far, Far, FAR more conducive to both " . . .the best interest of the survival of our constitutional republic and our way of life", if everyone voted for “whatever”. But then again, I’ve made my opinions of superstitious ignorance and arrogantly stubborn stupidity – i.e. Western – and particularly American invented – “religions” as well known here as anywhere.
    I, too, found Heinlein’s REVOLT IN 2100 to be a most interesting, and fascinating, alternate history. And, it certainly did appear as if there were a time there when it could have become “history” as our experience as well. There were a few “candidates” around who at least thought themselves to be the object of that particular “prophesy” – and a few are still braying in their barns-with-steeple, even today. But, there is that old saying about being able to “fool the people”; and “all the time” is very much beyond the capacity of good ole Pat Robertson and that ilk.
    H.L. Mencken is also interesting. But, he’s only carrying on in the tradition of Mark Twain when it comes to political observations, for the most part. And that, more or less, sums up the Republiklan Party, and its dedication and devotion to the 18th Century. It was said that the old Bourbon Dynasty, in France, was famous for “learning nothing and forgetting nothing”. The Republiklan Party just cuts out the tiresome first part of that; since Republiklansmen – and women – claim to know all there is to know about everything already, leaving nothing to learn anyway.
    And here I thought that was what was already on the Throne of England. Or an equivalent anyway.

  7. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 3 months ago

    Bet he won’t be as much fun for the caricaturists as Nichtssohn, with his shifty eyes, ski-jump nose and perpetual
    five-o’clock shadow, Or You-Know-Who, with the cowlick
    and the ridiculous nustache.

  8. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!!! You disappeared on the comics I read more than a year ago, and I even wrote Gomics to see if you were still around. How nice to see your name and thoughts back again. From a fan in OK.

  9. yusodum

    yusodum said, 3 months ago

    I like Christie. I wouldn’t necessarily vote for him (if I could), but considering what else the GOP has been running with lately, this guy actually looks sane.

  10. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I really missed being able to be on the Internet as much as I would like to have been; but I’m not really a “computer nerd”. And things sort of – like Topsy – “just growed”.
    Two (2) serious invasions of malware, along with some 2 new C-Drives; 3 internal drives full of data and records crashed and lost; and a mountain of anti-spyware – adding up to an equivalent total of close to two new computers – left me only sporadically able to get on the Internet for several months. I could use the machine as a word-processor, and continue to run the monthly Bulletin; but, that was about the limit of things. (Thank heaven, I had 2 large external backup drives, from which to restore almost all the lost internal material; and a number of DVDs in storage as well.)
    In the end, it wound up being a new computer – the 5th I’ve had so far – and having to have a very potent from of anti-spyware kick in at every boot up. And I now backup externally almost every day; with a drawer full of USB drives for separate specialties.
    In the meantime, of course, I’ve missed many weeks of my favorite cartoons, and other Internet sources of both entertainment and enlightenment. But, as a kind of trade-off, I have been able to read a good many of the books that would otherwise just have piled up around the place. So . . . .
    Thank you again for your welcome back. And let’s both hope the “malware gods” have been appeased, for now anyway.

  11. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 3 months ago


    Sharuniboy, now I remember why we missed you do much! Glad you’re back.
    And if you go back to catch up, you’re in luck in that GoComics finally got tough on the trolls.There are still people who disagree but at least they’re not nuts.

  12. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    I’m glad it was only computer problems and not a health issue. At our age, you never know!

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 3 months ago

    He was looking like a good candidate for a while there.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Christie answered every question. Unike the scumbag, Hilary Clinton.

  15. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 3 months ago


    But can you BELIEVE him? Can you believe ANY of them? After all, they are ALL politicians.
    I wouldn’t buy a used car from any of them!

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