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Steve Benson

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  1. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Equality does not mean sameness.
    A very sad day in American history. Our decline as a moral and good nation continues.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Why is it I never hear conservatives bemoaning the decline in American morality when say, some billionaire buys up an American company and destroys it in order to line his own pockets? Nooooo, no….THAT is A-Ok.


    I seem to recall Saint Paul saying something about the love of money being the the root of all evel…NOT the love of equality for women.

  3. quert

    quert said, over 2 years ago

    Actually women have been in combat roles in the Canadian forces since 1989 and before you make any more ignorant comments, they fought in Afghanistan. Learn a little something about the rest of the world, many countries have women in combat roles

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    As reported; Panetta said the women may volunteer for combat roles. Remember that we have had many females killed in combat already because there is no “front line” in todays combat. If you are in Afghanistan, you are in danger wherever you are.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    First you have to assume that there IS a decline in American morality. Got any proof of that? Because a number of measures indicate precisely the opposite.

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    No…you can’t.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    DrCanuck actually was saying good things about America with this decision.
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    I think this lack of comprehension is a problem. No large words were used and the intent was plain..
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    “giving people more freedom to choose their own paths”
    does not sound like criticism of America, more like a pat on the back.
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    That is just my take, you are free to read fantasy into the comment.

  8. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, over 2 years ago

    A baby in a woman’s womb is not part of her body, The Trusted Mechanic! It is a SEPARATE life that her & her lover have created, and it is totally dependent on her for the 1st 9 months of it’s life.

  9. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, over 2 years ago

    Wrong again! I said “a BABY in a woman’s womb is not part of her body”! Get it straight next time!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Simon: I’m sure you’re aware Paul was the last in the world to grant women equal status, and were being sarcastic, but it holds for not only the “Evangelicals”, but also most of the radical right today. Also, of course infantry isn’t the only “combat arms” women will now be able to join, mostly for promotion potential that has been denied. Also of course, some of the best snipers in the world have been women, not men, so I wouldn’t discount their ability to “deal with it”.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I never cease to be amazed at how a discussion starts about something like women in combat and digresses to abortion. It’s the law of the land! It’s incredible to me after so many years how we are still bashing each other around over this issue.


    Emotionally I’m queasy about abortion. Intellectually I’m a Libertarian and don’t subscribe to a lot of the prohibitions in our society, particularly when it only affects the individual. I hate war and the military spending we maintain in this country and would love to be able to snap my fingers and have the military money and people applied to private industry and for the betterment of America (shameless plug). Thus far nobody has called me for my instructions… Lighten up people!!!

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Change a few words (obviously) and I’m sure it will ring as an echo in many a man’s ears… I’m still chuckling…

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, so the BABY belongs to the State. Got it.

    The baby must be protected until it’s born. After that, he/she is his/her parent’s problem and just another statistic for the “Culture of Life” to complain about being a drag on society.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    The only movie in the “Alien” series I liked was Alien 2 when Marines are sent under the command of an inept officer and a corrupt corporate tool. It was almost a ‘war movie’, rather than a horror movie. There’s a great scene where the Marines are coming out of stasis and working out to loosen muscles. One man looks at a female member of the unit and says, “Hey, anyone ever confuse you for a guy?”, The woman looks at him & says, “Nope, how about you?” Spoiler alert – She’s one of the last marines to die and dies well.
    No woman is going to be ordered to the front. They have to request frontline duty, qualify for it, and even then, the first two years will be medical, support, and in the second year, mobile howitzers and cannons.
    I don’t understand the commentators who decry this action as further evidence of the decay of our military and/or society. My eldest daughter is an Army Major who has done 3 tours in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. She has driven trucks into the North of Iraq into the Kurdish proviinces.
    If a woman WANTS to be on the frontlines, and even in forward outposts in high risk areas…if she can pass the physical and mental training to do so…why not? Besides, as I heard a man say on the radio yesterday…think what an embarrassment it will be to the Taliban. Not only have you been shot, but you were shot by a GIRL!!!
    Justice. :)
    Respectfully,
    C.

  15. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, this move does nothing but give women the additional pay and honor they should already be receiving because, lets face it folks, if they are in Iraq or Afghanistan they really are already in a combat zone.

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