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  1. Godfreydaniel commented on Tom Toles about 4 hours ago

    The House won’t pass bills the Senate passes, the Senate won’t pass bills the House passes. Anybody who doesn’t realize BOTH of these things are true simply isn’t paying attention. Meanwhile, although I hate to repeat myself, I think it’s well worthwhile in this case, and here we go from yesterday:
    Conservative pundit David Brooks has an excellent column on “Why Partyism is Wrong.” It’s extremely rewarding reading. Here’s a quick excerpt of his conclusion: “The problem is that hyper-moralization destroys politics. Most of the time, politics is a battle between competing interests or an attempt to balance partial truths. But in this fervent state, it turns into a Manichaean struggle of light and darkness. To compromise is to betray your very identity. When schools, community groups and workplaces get defined by political membership, when speakers get disinvited from campus because they are beyond the pale, then every community gets dumber because they can’t reap the benefits of diverging viewpoints and competing thought.
    This mentality also ruins human interaction. There is a tremendous variety of human beings within each political party. To judge human beings on political labels is to deny and ignore what is most important about them. It is to profoundly devalue them. That is the core sin of prejudice, whether it is racism or partyism.”

  2. Godfreydaniel commented on Andy Capp about 5 hours ago

    Sorry to post so late, but as Bob Cratchit never said, “I was making rather miserable yesterday.” Does anybody remember any Halloween-themed Andy Capp episodes? I can’t think of any, off-hand.

  3. Godfreydaniel commented on Matt Wuerker about 20 hours ago

    Also race-baiting and class-baiting and general private low class petty officialness……..

  4. Godfreydaniel commented on Andy Capp about 20 hours ago

    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly! Wait ’til 2043!

  5. Godfreydaniel commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    Conservative pundit David Brooks has an excellent column on “Why Partyism is Wrong.” It’s extremely rewarding reading. Here’s a quick excerpt of his conclusion: “The problem is that hyper-moralization destroys politics. Most of the time, politics is a battle between competing interests or an attempt to balance partial truths. But in this fervent state, it turns into a Manichaean struggle of light and darkness. To compromise is to betray your very identity. When schools, community groups and workplaces get defined by political membership, when speakers get disinvited from campus because they are beyond the pale, then every community gets dumber because they can’t reap the benefits of diverging viewpoints and competing thought.
    This mentality also ruins human interaction. There is a tremendous variety of human beings within each political party. To judge human beings on political labels is to deny and ignore what is most important about them. It is to profoundly devalue them. That is the core sin of prejudice, whether it is racism or partyism.”

  6. Godfreydaniel commented on Lio 1 day ago

    Cybil eats loan sharks for breakfast (and great white sharks for lunch……..)

  7. Godfreydaniel commented on Shoe 1 day ago

    Dennis the Menace showing a bowling ball to Joey: “This is called a bowling ball. You roll it down an alley and holler, ‘Oh, no!’”

  8. Godfreydaniel commented on Peanuts 1 day ago

    Snoopy almost never cared what people thought of him. The truly great ones never do!

  9. Godfreydaniel commented on Li'l Abner 1 day ago

    Beat the stuffing out of that chair!

  10. Godfreydaniel commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    @Doughfoot
    I’d always heard it was Mark Twain who said that (in a slightly different form, slightly earlier, what with being dead by then and all…….)