Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not easy to be the one to tell people that those freebies they ask for aren’t really free. In the long run Republicans will be proven correct.

  2. Don Pippin

    Don Pippin said, over 3 years ago

    Wait, the other shoe is dropping.

  3. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago


  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Best comic on this site today.

  5. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    uh-oh seems to have it. As much as posters on this site don’t like it the actual R’s are doing this.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh yeah you are so……. well……. misinformed.

    " The tea party morons will never figure out reality-based life." you say?

    Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    So these people you call morons, are “well educated” and evidently employed at a fairly high level as they are “wealthier”.

    So their “reality” includes working, supporting themselves, commitment (marriage), political involvement, and fiscal restraint. Yeah, morons.

    PLEASE, please tell me, exactly what is YOUR idea of a reality based life?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It was Republicans who freed the slaves, built the panama canal, and established the national park system. Over the decades, it was Republicans and Democrats who stood up against tyranny in WW1 and WW2, and Republicans who pushed through the Interstate Hwy system. Democrats were for years, over conservative, and through their Dixiecrat contingents, the biggest obstacle to civil right until the death of Kennedy.
    It is easy for me to be angry with the GOP. It has turned its back on many of the things it helped create. However, the many other things of which I’d like to accuse it can be equally levied upon the Dem’s. If either party becomes too powerful, what democracy we have will be endangered. A commentator on this board recently replied to one of my posts that Europeans do not consider what we have in the USA to be a true democracy because we only have two parties. Add to that limited number of options the fact that both parties are deeply aligned with monied interests who are now, through Citizens United, able to create superpacs and gain even more influence in gov’t, we are moving more and more rapidly from democracy to oligarchy. It was Mussolini who once said Fascism would be more properly defined as Corporatism.
    In the name of Liberty, we restrict freedoms and trespass on privacy. In the name of the Constitution, we create laws based on religious opinions. In the name of that religion’s leader, Jesus, we kill, steal, and treat the poor and infirm as burdens on society; a total reversal on what we are supposed to be as a nation- to serve the COMMON GOOD.
    We need both parties to prevent either from becoming abusive, but we need more parties to prevent them from becoming two sides of the same tarnished coin.
    We also have to stop insulting each other, and start talking about how to get honorable intelligent people into office. Start by writing to your politicians monthly. Get on their email lists and talk to them. Consider going to the meetings of the local parties, both sides, and with an open mind, talk to people. It’s how this nation was formed. People talked to each other and came up with a plan.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    About 5 or 6 hours ago the Senate passed a budget.
    It reportedly did not cut into Social Security or Medicaid.
    But the Republican run House is expected to kill it.

  9. retpost

    retpost said, over 3 years ago

    At the time I started to work in 53, social security and federal retirement were in trust funds and not part of the budget.CONGRESS spent them and now they are part of the deficit’. The only retirement not paid for is that for congerss, the only place to cut.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I can’t talk to people around here about politics.
    If you put an Obama sign in the yard it gets destroyed within hours. A bumper sticker invites vandalism.
    A 30 something security guard walks around mumbling anti Obama tripe.
    One reason I have a gun is that there are a lot of Republican crazies and I never quite know what they are thinking.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    No fix for “stupid”.

  12. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago


    Bruce,you’ve consistently had a lot to say about gov’t spending. Why don’t you give us a list of spending cuts that will wipe out (or drastically reduce) our $1 trillion annual deficits, and not have equally serious negative side-effects (like driving us into a deeper recession).

  13. Matthew Fry

    Matthew Fry said, over 3 years ago

    Entitlements are the biggest portion; BUT they have already been paid for until 2016 and 2030something (Medicare and Social Security respectively) with dedicated payroll taxes. That money was spent on other stuff in past years without accounting for it as deficit spending. So now when it is needed it looks like these programs are the problem, when the problem was tax cuts and wars that came out of the trust fund money. Clever really.

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    @Matthew Fry

    Matthew, you are spot on. The truth of the matter is that we have been running huge deficits since the early 80s, and borrowing from the SS fund to partially cover it up.
    The day of reckoning has arrived, and rather than blame both parties in the House and Senate for not doing the jobs they were elected to do, some of the guilty are blaming the SS fund.
    When they say, “We can’t afford it”, they are really saying, “We borrowed and borrowed, and now can’t (or won’t) pay it back”.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “I can’t talk to people around here about politics. If you put an Obama sign in the yard it gets destroyed within hours.”

    Some people mistake acting like a— holes for having conservative beliefs. Upon seeing the Obama reelection sign in my yard, one neighbor yelled to me “F—k Obama”, but left it at that. My support gay marriage sign was stolen within a week. It’s replacement was stolen shortly after the polls closed on election night. My “f—k Obama” neighbor removed his anti-gay marriage sign the day after the election. Another neighbor, whom I suspect as the thief of my lawn pro-gay marriage signs and as the coward who left some borderline psychotic anti-gay musings in my mailbox, still has his anti-gay marriage signs on his lawn. That suits me just fine. The bigots lost their anti-gay marriage amendment by a decent margin. His signs are a daily reminder that people like him are slowly loosing ground.

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