Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 4 years ago

    The lesson of Greece, and the direction we are heading. Big government where tax leeches outnumber the wealth producers.


    SCOTTtheBADGER said, almost 4 years ago

    Nice Mao suit, Winslow!

  3. firedome

    firedome said, almost 4 years ago

    nah…if it was a chinese uniform, the colors are wrong and the cap’s missing a red star.

  4. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, almost 4 years ago

    Does “providing a service” count as “making something”?

  5. shrevo55

    shrevo55 said, almost 4 years ago

    Neither does AIG.

  6. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago


    Depends on the decade.

  7. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    No it was not.

  8. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 4 years ago


    Federal goverment doesn’t provide services. Services such as Police, Fire and roads are at the state level. The big exception is the military which the people in charge of the federal goverment hate even though they don’t think twice about using to further their agenda, thus solendrone.

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There is no humor in Republicniam. It is the graveyard of good comics. Dennis Miller comes to mind. Is it because hypocrisy is no laughing matter?

  10. KPOM

    KPOM said, almost 4 years ago


    Hypocrisy, as in Al Gore selling his company to a petrostate, or Andrew Cuomo ramming through a gun control law while he has armed security guards?

  11. doggiehouser

    doggiehouser said, almost 4 years ago


    I couln’t agree with you more however the hypocrisy in politicians does not know party lines.

  12. KarinCozzolino

    KarinCozzolino said, almost 4 years ago

    Things the federal government has made:

    The Panama Canal.
    The interstate highway system (coast-to-coast freeways)
    The Tennessee Valley Authority
    Grand Coulee dam
    Hoover dam
    Federal rural electrification program (bringing electricity to rural communities that commercial utilities couldn’t/wouldn’t serve)
    Pure Food and Drug Act (creating standards for safety and purity of foods and drugs, standards of identity defining foods, inspection requirements to maintain safety, data collection to identify and locate problems, etc.)
    The USDA inspection program for meats, fish, fruits and vegetables (virtually all meat inspected for wholesomeness; if you want to know what things were like before this, read Sinclair Lewis’ “The Jungle”)
    The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), which has enabled law enforcement to bring many very, very dangerous people to justice
    Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), which has helped bring many very, very dangerous people to justice
    The Center for Disease Control, which has helped identify and prevent many public health issues
    The office of the Surgeon General, which was instrumental in identifying the health problems associated with cigarette smoking, among other things

    I could go on and on. The canard that "the US Government doesn’t make/do anything useful does a grave disservice to the many, many creative, dedicated and mostly anonymous people who do a great deal to keep us safe and make our lives better ( and no, I am not one of them; nor is anyone in my family).

    There are places where the government doesn’t make/do anything. Somalia comes to mind; personally, I’m grateful for the things our government does do, and for the many things it has made.

  13. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, almost 4 years ago

    The gov’t. would have you believe that it makes lots of “terrorists” “dead”.

  14. KarinCozzolino

    KarinCozzolino said, almost 4 years ago

    Add a few more things:

    The Federal Aviation Administration, which created the national air traffic control system— coast-to-coast radar coverage, the air traffic controllers who maintain separation of aircraft, keep the high volume of air traffic flowing in and out of our nation’s airports, provide licensing and training standards for pilots, aviation mechanics, aviation manufacturers, etc.

    The Global Positioning Satellite system, created under
    Government contracts and maintained by the government

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates accidents and incidents involving aircraft, trains, trucks, and other vehicles and which puts out safety directives, recalls of defective equipment, and administers safety standards.

    The Federal Communications Commission, which assigns broadcast frequencies and administers the broadcast media.

    The National institute of Standards and Technology, which provides specifications and standards used by much of the technical and scientific community nation-wide and world-wide, and provides forums and serves as a clearinghouse for dissemination of technical information.

    The federal and military standards and specifications, which provides documentation for standardization of everything from consumer products like bread, paper and clothing to technical documentation for quality conformance inspection to statistical analysis of data.

    …Such a lot of “nothing” that our government makes and does, that’s done so well and so without fanfare, that it’s largely invisible…allowing cartoonists to poke fun of it….

  15. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago



    Great, great post.

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