Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 1 year ago

    NRA – Not Reality Adjacent

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well, Alex Jones thinks the administration caused the tornadoes, so…

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year 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.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  5. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    Wow are you frickin stupid. This toon IS an insult to victims, gun owners and tornadoes. You’re comments are an insult to morons worldwide , even morons don’t buy in to the twisted thinking of left wing robots like yourself!!!

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year 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.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Although mikefive, it does resonate with reality that if the same amount of fervor and money had been spent to make these schools safe from tornados, as getting guns into every nook and cranny to “make us safe.” Perhaps real issues, such as infrastructure improvements to America; safe new highways,a protected and updated modern national energy grid, modern schools would help to make us really safe. The opportunity was shirked to pander to austerity hysterics, instead of jobs creation through infrastructure repair and renewal. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars preoccupied, and economically crippled America, when quieter, but more pressing issues, such as repairing and aged transportation systems,dams,sea walls highway,bridges,schools,the national energy grid were ignored! We have done little to prepare for the coming effects of global warming, such as droughts,crop failures, effects to live stock, violent and frequent storms, as this cartoon clearly points out. We need to rethink our priorities.

  8. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, over 1 year ago

    And not only did Obama cause this tornado with his new Weather Weapon, he also ordered soldiers to rape all female soldiers to divert attention from his many scandals. Can’t you liberals see it’s beyond coincidence for Bengazi, IRS, APA, tornados, and military rape to all happen simultaneously?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year 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.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I heard the money to build safe rooms in schools was held back by the republicans cause, all them government regulations “rankle”.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

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

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    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.
    Respectfully,
    & Sincerely,
    C.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Really moronic cartoion. What we expect of you, Benson.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  15. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

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