Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Getting your wires crossed here. I am all for lifting restrictions on advertising tobacco. Just so the taxes are used for medical treatment. Why aren’t we using hemp now as an industrial resource. No THC to speak of yet it is rated too the same as other marijuana.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    A surveillance state isn’t the nanny state. That is the Reich Wing state of things.

  3. DKimmel

    DKimmel said, 8 months ago

    “Mad rush?” In what alternate universe is that happening?

  4. j gray

    j gray said, 8 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    if you could read, you would note the Carmen had surveillance state and nanny state as 2 separate things.

    and we are plummeting towards both.

    spying on US citizens without warrants and millions more added to public welfare rolls

    there comes a point when you cannot blame Mr. Bush. Mr. Obama had a super majority in the Senate and a majority in the House for the first 2 years in office. He has kept his word to “reward his friends and punish his enemies”..

  5. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 8 months ago

    Nobody ever seems to notice the US collapsed one year after the democrats took over Congress, because there was a president who “worked with them.” And began to recover only after republicans took the House.

  6. purpledog39

    purpledog39 said, 8 months ago

    Right wingers claim that Bush wasn’t responsible for the economic meltdown, yet they still blame Obama.

  7. dennislyle

    dennislyle said, 8 months ago

    Brave New World has finally arrived. Only it’s called “pot” instead of “somma”.

  8. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 8 months ago

    @purpledog39

    Actually Bush wasn’t. It goes back to henry cisneros under Clinton forcing the banks to give housing loans to people that they knew could not make the payments. We blame Obama that despite his claim during campaigning that he would have the economy fixed in one year his policies have hampered the recovery.

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @j gray

    He has kept his word to “reward his friends and punish his enemies”.. The fact that every politician, president, king, emperor, despot, war lord and small town mayor since time immemorial has done this is one thing. The fact that he felt it OK to say it publicly in his position stripping away all pretense to integrity and service to the public at large, does not speak well for the electorate.

  10. Joe King

    Joe King said, 8 months ago

    @purpledog39

    I read that most of the responsibility for the economic meltdown can be traced to Henry Cisneros and Phill Gramm of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley act and it’s repealing of the Glass-Stigall act of 1933 after tthe great depression signed by Bill Clinton.
    Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – Also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act essentially took down the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.
    Glass-Steagall was enacted to prevent another stock market crash like the one in 1929. And it worked. There hadn’t been another instance of a Great Crash, Great Depression, or even Great Recession until 2008, nine short years after passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
    Glass-Steagall was specifically designed to keep commercial banks, investment banks, and insurance companies as separate businesses. Clearly defined walls were established so that one large financial institution could not make loans to homeowners, for example, then package those loans and sell them to investors, and finally bet against any losses by insuring those investments through their insurance division.
    Once the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act passed, the rush was on. Like sharks in a pool of little fish, big financial companies swallowed smaller companies and rolled commercial banking, investment banking, and insurers into giant conglomerates.

  11. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I don’t know what point Stantis is trying to make here. Tobacco is a proven deadly danger to public health. Meanwhile marajuana’s harmful effects are negligible, even compared to the very legal toxin known as alcohol.
    Furthermore, the heavy crackdown campaign against tobacco has been one of the biggest success stories in the recent history of public policy. Literally millions of lives have been saved, with smoking rates down from highs of about 60% of adults to less than 20% today.

    Conservatives don’t like such crackdowns, believing that the libertarian principle trumps any public health benefits of same——i.e., the ends don’t justify the means. Liberals simply do not agree, and that’s the impasse. But the connection Stantis is trying to draw here is too strained to be credible.

    If Stantis is seriously implying that the rush to legalize weed is to produce a nation full of blissed-out zombies the government can manipulate as it pleases, he’s much more of a fringe kook than he usually lets on. I’m choosing to pretend I didn’t read this one.

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 8 months ago

    The sheople are little by little allowing their liberties to be taken by the restrictive, over-regulated, nanny state government that is only growing worse with an extreme lefty like the hideous Obamanation in the White House. As long as the average voter IQ continues to drop, creatures like the Obamanation will be put in power and continue to cause harm.

  13. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, 8 months ago

    I am NOT proud of my state for legalizing marijuana.

  14. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 8 months ago

    @JLG

    Were do you come up with the crap that conservative’s were against the crackdown on tobacco? Big tobacco is southern democrats. al gore still gets money from a tobacco subsidy.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @j gray

    Once the Plutocrats and their minions get full control you can pull the safety net away so we can all plunge into the abyss. Not a nanny state at all.

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