Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    NRA – Not Reality Adjacent

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    There have been many times when a cartoon was about one thing, climate change for instance, and the commentators try to make it apply to another topic entirely, such as Benghazi.
    This is the first time I’ve seen one of the cartoonists do it though.
    Benson could have had a climate change denier at that podium and still been in the ball park. He could have brought up how people are still recovering in New Jersey from Sandy and even in New Orleans from Katrina. He could have made a statement about how Wash. DC reacts to disasters or even Mr. Coburn’s call that emergency aid funds be offset by spending cuts as soon as the money on hand is gone. There were lots of things he could have said.
    This one wasn’t one of them.
    I usually like Mr. Benson’s topics and art, not today though. The NRA has nothing to do with this event beyond the fact that people whose guns were lost in the storm may be found miles away but without proper records showing the serial number and to whom it belongs, the owners can’t claim them.
    Tigger is right. Unless the NRA has made a statement of which I’m unaware and can’t find with a quick google search, the cartoon insults the people involved in the tragedy and the intelligences of those who read it.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    “If we’d had enough guns, that tornado would’ve been too afraid to mess with us!”
    But, really, if you want some real-life stupidity to laugh at, go listen to the conspiracy theorists who claim that the federal government created and guided that tornado along its path.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    An analogy requires the comparison of two things. This has to be one of the most bizarre attempts at making an analogy I’ve ever seen. Metaphor and simile don’t work either.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Unlike the conservatives whose lack of basic humor is showing, I get the cartoon. It’s pretty clever, actually. The NRA’s solution, more guns in schools, would be just as useless at preventing tornadoes as it would be at preventing gun deaths. But that doesn’t stop the NRA from spouting off, in the hopes that stupid, pointless, useless distractions will prevent sensible gun reform.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    It takes someone like you to see the truth. Thanks for setting us straight, NeoconMan.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    Ok Rodney. Now that you’ve slapped me upside of the head with it, I see it.
    WAAAAAY to subtle for me. lol.
    Thanks for the perspective.
    @ Radish – excellent story on basements and saferooms on NPR’s All Things Considered Yesterday. As Baslim rightly said the other day, Ok soil is either wet or hard depending on the season and the constant change in soil causes cracks in basements. But because of new technology, leak proof basements can be installed for around 1k more for an average sized basement.
    Would that be a good thing to give a tax deduction for?
    Always good to read you radical-ish neighbor.
    & Sincerely,

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The toon isn’t even a tad less absurd than so many of La PIerre’s actual statements. Good sarcasm.

  9. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Good humor is based on some element of truth, and nobody has said anything like this. Yeah we make the connection, but it certainly isn’t going to convert anyone.

  10. David

    David GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wow…truly tasteless.

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