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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    What a sad world. How much of a lack of personal responsibility do we want to allow? Banning drinks above a certain size is silly, but the point made is clear and getting more costly.

    But I guess we should expect this when congressmen call for a Constitutional Amendment to force themselves to do their own jobs. What role models they are….

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    They die early, this is just propaganda.

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We’re paying for their health care anyway. This type of person also spends more than they can afford, doesn’t save for a rainy day, doesn’t have a family doctor, and runs to the emergency room for a cold screaming “Give me drugs!” And our premiums and health costs go up as a result.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    I think the idea is that people have the right to buy two of the smaller ones — so their “freedom” is protected — but they are less likely to do so. Merchandisers know that people will buy more if they are given larger sizes. I’m not in favor of the law, but diet is a serious public health problem and we do need to try to think about it. What I miss in all the criticism is any better suggestion.

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    You want a mommy? You get a daddy.
    Grow up.

  6. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a teenager my folks would preach, “Freedom and Responsibility are Two Sides of the Same Coin.”
    Then I preached it to my kids.

    It turns out there’s another coin: The other side of Lack-of- Responsibility is Lack-of-Freedom.

    This 2nd coin is worth less, though.

  7. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago


    “Die early” can be more expensive as dying late.

  8. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    Ah, the typical ad hominem rant from TheTrustedMechanic.

    Long on bile, character assassination, and stereo typing; short on substance, substantiation, content or thought.

    The last line is a real winner, “ Just another in your long line of stupid, ignorant, partisan and self-serving posts.

    Were you looking in the mirror when you wrote that?

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    100 % tax on 32 ounce sodas? To be set aside for future health care costs? City and State can still set taxes, yes?

  10. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    LOL, suffering from FDS . . . .

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Another libertarian in action?”

    You are missing the important 50% of the tenets of Libertarianism in your remark. Yes, it is your personal choice to eat and drink what you want. BUT, it is not my responsibility to have to pay for the poor choices you make.

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    This toon and the issue have nothing to do with health insurance. But tell ya what, why dont you go figure out the cost to the American tax payer when you have tens of thousands of uninsured Americans diagnosed with diabetes. Oh wait you are conservative, facts dont impress you….

  13. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    What do we love to say no to? Do we say no to allowing marriage for every American? Do we say no to health insurance for every American? Do we say no to the Constitution offering you all it promises because of your sexual orientation? Hmm..who says no to all those things? You are one huge H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E, but that isnt news to anyone.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mechanic, I read through your post and found the relevant core of your remark in the following:

    " Nearly every other civilized, industrialized and developed country in the work has universal healthcare. They all view healthcare as a human right. In America the inhuman “right” believes it’s still a commodity to bought and sold by the power brokers and those wealthy enough to afford life."

    I guess my compatriot the respectful Mr. Downs and I share one important point. The civility of the discussion typically dictates the receptiveness of the greater audience. I know that initially you were just responding to ConserveGov in like manner, you even alluded to that in your post. But why waste the time? Your thoughtful and relevant remark beckons thought on it’s own merits. FWIW I almost skipped reading your post after reading the first few lines of the first paragraph. I endured because you typically bring out relevant information in your remarks. This (to me) beckons the words of my wise mother about not falling prey to reacting to the troublemakers of the world lest you encourage their efforts.

    I hope you don’t consider this as being critical, because that is not my intent. It’s just a plea for more civility in the discussion, acknowledging that there will always be those that just want to “stir the pot” as a means of expression.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Another libertarian with no plan? You and Jeff really need to get a brain cell somewhere, rememeber sucking on the faux noise bus’s exhaust pipe kills brain cells!”

    You continually make reference to Libertarians as proponents of a socially conservative agenda and Fox News viewers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I am a Libertarian and my social values drive my more conservative friends crazy. Like everything else, Libertarians have diverse beliefs and few (like all political beliefs) are straight down the party line believers. I actually lean more to the “liberal” side of the scale in my political beliefs, but I am definitely not close to being aligned with either of the two major parties. Simply because someone talks about “responsibility for their personal choices” does not qualify them as a “true” Libertarian. It’s sometimes a convenient label but not accurate.

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