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  1. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Cul de Sac about 1 hour ago

    I believe it is about to rain on Alice’s parade.

  2. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury about 1 hour ago

    Duke decides it is better to live than to survive.

  3. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Over the Hedge about 1 hour ago

    An interesting, if esoteric, question: What is an itch? Does every living thing experience them? What about mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and the like?

  4. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine about 2 hours ago

    “He who falls in love with himself shall have no rivals.”
    – Poor Richard’s Almanac -

  5. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Signe Wilkinson about 2 hours ago

    Signe has hit upon a truth here. In my state, because of the existence of at least one political party with the word “Independent” in its name, those of us who are registered to vote but belong to no political party are referred to as “unenrolled.” We outnumber ALL political parties, and obviously we determine the outcome of all elections. But the fact is that the Repocrats and the Demublicans have conspired to rig the elections process so that it is virtually impossible for any third party to become a viable alternative in anything outside a narrow race. Sen. (formerly Rep.) Sanders and Gov. Ventura are the exceptions that prove the rule.
    From my vantage point, the right-wing that has subsumed the Repub Party demagogues relentlessly on pretty much everything. The Dem Party, outside of the Clintons and Obama, are spineless and afraid of their own shadows. Neither is worthy, or even capable, of governing. I have voted, and will continue to vote, for members of either party depending on the positions they take and the qualifications they possess. I am also more than willing to vote for candidates who belong to neither party, and to write in individuals, none of whom of course have any chance of winning. If all citizens refuse to vote for candidates who “have no chance”, then we as a people have no chance of overcoming our current political paralysis. Remember that Abe Lincoln was a member of a small, then unknown third party called “Republicans” when he was elected President. He turned out to be pretty good.

  6. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Signe Wilkinson about 2 hours ago

    Your country has a right to some of what you have earned, which is taken in the form of taxes. I am assuming that you agree with that statement. It is taken in order to pay for the many services your country provides to you. The question, then, is how much of your earnings it is appropriate for governments to take.
    Governments have always spent money on things that not every taxpayer likes or would favor if it were up to them to decide. That is part of the price we all pay for living in this society. For anything government “buys”, there is someone who does not like that particular expenditure. It is impossible to isolate each taxpayer’s contributions to the general welfare such that none of their money goes to support the thing or things they oppose.
    Thus, governments must make broad public policy decisions to advance particular goals which they believe will benefit society at large, even though they may not benefit every individual. Presumably, those with high earnings and/or great wealth have to some degree been empowered to acquire them by virtue of living in that society. We must all contribute to the betterment of society, even though our contribution may benefit others more than it benefits us. That is our social contract as citizens and participants in a civilized society. It is therefore the definition of “fair” that more is taken from those who have more to give.
    Space constraints really preclude any detailed discussion of Greece and its current plight. Suffice it to say that there is no comparison, for a great many reasons, between Greece and the USA.

  7. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Off the Mark about 3 hours ago

    And who can blame them? Things that blow up are generally not healthy for living creatures.

  8. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Ballard Street about 3 hours ago

    I can’t help thinking that one of these creatures – squirrel, dog, maybe even a cat – is named “Ballard.”

  9. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on Get Fuzzy about 4 hours ago

    Touche.

  10. Liverlips McCracken GoComics Pro Member commented on The Buckets about 4 hours ago

    Sure, when you’re raking leaves. You don’t want a bonfire in the summer. Too hot.