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  1. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 17 days ago

    Elmont seems to be far more interesting than Pence.

  2. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine 18 days ago

    @ belgarathmth,

    You forget the other quote from Sagan: “Nature is as we find it.” Nature is neither cruel nor kind; it is what it is. Animals and plants evolved to be efficient procreators; that’s all there is to it.

    So, you really shouldn’t posit the existence or non-existence of a creator based on what evolution has wrought.

  3. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Pearls Before Swine 28 days ago

    @ Bilan:

    Well, I know I’m paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?

  4. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur 29 days ago

    @ For a Just and Peace…

    Which begs the question: Is Donald Trump a cliche? Or just ten pounds of horse manure in a five pound bag?

  5. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann about 1 month ago

    @NeedaChuckle,

    My wife is a physician. She tells me the real problem is in looking for a “normal.” Everyone’s different. Human bodies react in a myriad of ways to the things we do to them.

    For example, my great-grandmother lived to be 104 despite smoking 2 packs of unfiltered Camels a day for 80 years. But, my friend’s uncle died at 48 from lung cancer having never smoked a day in his life.

    So, it appears that doctors and pharmacy companies are pretty much shooting in the dark as far as “normal” is concerned.

  6. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    @BlueRobin

    I think a lot of it is “confirmation bias.”

    We look for proof of what we already think is true.

    If you think that someone is a lying, corrupt politician, you will seek out and find solace in only those stories that back up your belief.

    It’s not so much a thrill as it is an “I told you so.”

    Unfortunately, presenting them with facts generally just confuses such people. They cannot understand how the “truth” of what they know can exist with the Truth about someone. That’s called “cognitive dissonance,” or “living in a bubble.”

  7. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Dilbert Classics about 1 month ago

    @BuckeyKatt:

    When it comes to getting hard-core Fox republicans to understand historical facts, it’s best to keep Mark Twain in mind: “it’s like trying to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time, and annoys the pig.”

  8. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann about 1 month ago

    @ edgetoedge:

    Actually, the chainsaw was invented around 1830 and used as a medical device.

    The gas powered chainsaw appeared in the 1920’s, but the first ones were large, two-person machines.

    The one you see in the cartoon is a bit anachronistic, as the lighter one person models didn’t appear until the late 40s.

    Here’s a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chainsaw#History

    And, of course, all this proves is that I have waaaay too much time on my hands.

  9. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury about 1 month ago

    Everyone is a racist to some degree.

    I think what’s needed is for people to admit it, and then work toward moving beyond it.

    My father, in his delightfully cynical way, once told me, “Son, everyone has the right to be an a$$hole, no matter what their color, creed, or gender.”

    While I’m not quite that cynical, I’ve found over the years that I have a lot in common with my black coworkers, my Asian neighbors, and my Hispanic/Muslim grocer.

    It helps to empathize with people. However, empathy is one thing the Donald seems to be lacking.

  10. cgrantt57 GoComics Pro Member commented on FoxTrot about 1 month ago

    @jbmlaw

    I take it you’ve never been to Smash Burger. Best fries in the known universe.

    However, I will still walk ten miles, barefoot, through broken glass for an order of Tastee Freeze onion rings.

    Gee, if you are what you eat, I guess I’m cheap, fast, and easy.