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  1. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville 5 months ago

    Presume this was written / submitted some days ago?

  2. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Darrin Bell about 1 year ago

    I’m looking at a graphic from a couple of years ago, showing the huge proportion of our budget going to the military, and another showing the cost of corporate subsidies. Now, some of those are overlapping (subsidies to military hardware development). But add in cost-savings to consumers, if we were able to pay the same prices for drugs as the rest of the free world…and the cost savings for not having to pay a “profit premium” on our health care…and the Bernie numbers start to look downright conservative.

  3. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Signe Wilkinson about 1 year ago

    I guess we each see what we’re expecting to see.

  4. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on (th)ink about 1 year ago

    “Raven,” as well as the non-English version Brynn, have been used as names for a long time, implying “beautiful, smart and black haired” in cultures where they don’t imply “beautiful, smart and black.” The victim blaming comment is still thoughtless, though. The cure for name discrimination—which certainly does exist!—is not “name camouflage.”

  5. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Just Say Uncle about 1 year ago

    You can’t copy and paste from an image. Anyone posting comments, consider including the full text of the link in each, so that it’s always showing as the “last comment.”

  6. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur over 1 year ago

    Thanks for this, deftly handled.

  7. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom the Dancing Bug over 1 year ago

    You know, you can deplore murder, and support free speech, without actually lauding every instance of free speech. Including those that were (horribly and criminally) “answered” by murder.

    The “mes fesses, tu les aimes, mes fesses?” (naked mohammed as porn bottom) Hebdo drawings are only be funny if you think it’s funny to mock islamic people for kneeling, butts-up, during prayer. (Or, I suppose, if you think it’s intrinsically funny to imagine any religious figure as a naked, ass-up gay porn figure, with dripping genitals.)

    I completely support the right to print those particular cartoons. The ACLU supported the right of Nazis to march in Skokie, for the same reason: Free speech matters above all. But I don’t therefore have to support giving the publication, overall, a special commendation, or a gold star for the quality of their speech.

    Over the years, some of the Hebdo art has been brilliant. Most of it has been puerile T&A. Some of it has been small-minded…unfunny to anyone who doesn’t find T&A intrinsically groundbreaking and funny…and, yes, bullying in tone (that being the core of “punching downwards”).

    The “crying mohammed” is brilliant, but if you listen to the video where they decided on that cover, one guy first says, “we can’t just run another Mohammed as camel-f*cker cover, they’ll all be expecting that.” Problem is, he’s right. Most of the publication was at exactly that (very low effort, very low effect, very repetitive) level. It’s a shame, as each of the cartoonists could, and sometimes did achieve brilliance.

  8. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Candorville over 1 year ago

    There’s think and say. And then there’s do. Acts are open to legislation (like serving people at woolworths, or at your bakery). Thoughts and opinions are not, and ought not to be. You can think all the hate you like at me, while seating me, or while baking that cake. Doesn’t hurt me, and you’re welcome to the heartburn, high blood pressure and headache you’re giving yourself on my behalf.

  9. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 1 year ago

    Naturist….the word for naked outdoorsperson is naturist…

  10. Joy Sabl GoComics Pro Member commented on The Knight Life almost 2 years ago

    Thanks Keith. I was feeling like, “yeah, I get it” a couple of days ago, and wondering why I was feeling annoyed (because it wasn’t the message that was bugging me, for sure). I realized it’s because of the impossibility of doing the things shown (like driving) with your hands up. Living your whole life with your hands up. So that’s the point where I actually “got it.” Some people are clearly still in the “the bugs me but I’m not sure why / don’t care to think further” stage. So keep on with this as long as you need to, for it to hit home.