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Steve Breen

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    It should read *all lingering dysfunction is entirely normal and voids the warranty.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    A friend of mine posted this on another site. It’s from 2011 but it is very relevant. It has Mr. Ratigan furiously blaming private business, the two ‘bought’ parties of congress, and the President for not taking everyone to task over it. It’s less than 5 minutes long and has some very good ideas in which both conservatives and liberals should be able to find some common ground.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIcqb9hHQ3E
    Hopefully,
    C.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Never mind the President- why aren’t the voters taking everyone to task over it?
    Oh, right, I forgot- voters only care about what benefits them directly, not the nation as a whole.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    This egotistical band of narcissists just likes to be in the world lime-light. They play these congressional games to the very last moment, which is considerably easier than doing the many substantive things that needs to be done. Then they set it up that they do it all over again in a few months. And they bask in the glow and say to themselves, “Look how relevant I am in world affairs.” No way to run a country and something has to change.

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    The result of gerrymandering run amok. The TPers have no fear of doing reckless, mindless things in the House.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I was thinking of the Huey Long before he got in trouble in Louisiana. He used to go to the state house and glare at legislators and go to their home districts to complain about them. I understand Lyndon Johnson was no slouch either. Maybe we need a leader who will be that squeeky wheel that gets everyone’s attention… if he does, his nation, like the wagon using that wheel, might benefit more from his presidency.
    In the meantime, it is first up to us as I think you are saying. We need to ALL be squeeky and to write these people AND, where we can, get involved in the process of choosing them. I share your question, Wolfie. Run ’em down, Lobo!!! :)
    sincerely,
    C.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Cruz reminds me of Lyndon.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Idiotic to pass anything that didn’t run at least for the full fiscal year, until NEXT OCTOBER 1ST.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Willie Stark was before my time, but I remember the bandido El Beejay. Yes, he convinced some Southern Congresscritters that it would be better to cast votes that would make their re-election impossible than the alternative (and we can only guess what that dire alternative might have been), and he thereby got the anti-discrimination laws and voting rights laws passed, when the South had enough votes to block them before El Beejay twisted some arms. For which we must all be grateful.


    But then the bandido ordered the US to kill millions of Vietnamese at a cost of 50,000 American lives. The millions of Vietnamese don’t matter, and, if killing them helped some American business, it’s good that they were killed, but why did El Beejay squander those 50,000 American lives for no obvious victory?


    (Actually, we can blame Truman. Read The Quiet American by Graham Greene.)

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    El Beejay…. it sounds so naughty when you put it that way MichaelWME, thanks for the laugh.
    ^
    While I was thinking of Mr. Johnson’s more positive contributions, you are right to remind us of his less positive. However, I believe a lot of the groundwork for that damage occurred under Eisenhower courtesy of the Dulles brothers. I heard the review of their biography and was… ’shocked"? Seems to mild. Aghast perhaps.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Dulles
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foster_Dulles
    ^
    The book. I have it reserved at the library.
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17286725-the-brothers
    ^
    Good reply. Always enjoy reading you.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  11. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    (and we can only guess what that dire alternative might have been)
    Some of those southern boys had negro mistresses and they of course did not want that as public knowledge.

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