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Stuart Carlson

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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    No. Not even close.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    NASA took decades to get things to work and even then space flight was rare and very expensive to accomplish. Is that any kind of example for Obamacare?

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    They did the rocket science to take us to the moon in ten years. Bad example.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago


    Actually, Jack if you include the underlying research and development it took dozens of unrelated systems in development over almost 30 years to get to that point.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    NASA famously (thanks Alan Shepherd) started out with everything built by the lowest bidder. Thanks to Republicans, Medicare drugs are purchased from the HIGHEST bidder, able to charge whatever they want! “Obamacare” didn’t include the wisdom of “single payer”, but instead, to please the “right” forced folks to buy from private insurance companies. Limits on those ripoff artists led to a FEW comparative policies being cancelled, and SHIFTED to NEW policies.

    The Bill DOES require some fixes, the signup “glitch” isn’t even comparable to a Fourth of July bottle rocket “failure”, let alone a Vanguard or a Saturn Five.

    Something else from the ’60’s is far more relevant to the right-wing opposition to everything Obama has tried to achieve, the Civil Rights Act, and shift of “southern Democrats” to the Republican Party, and the whole “birther” argument PROVES that indeed, a large segment of our national mentality has NOT yet accepted the purpose of the Civil Rights Act. (You can also find some like comparisons with regard to immigration reform!)

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago


    Just one minor correction to your post dtroutma. The Saturn V never had a failure, if it had, it would have been one of the largest explosions in history outside of a nuclear explosion!! However, you are correct about the vanguard.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Also, the early explosive and spectacular failures of such rockets as the Atlas and Delta were not NASA failures. If they had been we would have lost astronauts long before the fire in the capsule of the Saturn 1 on the pad. All of these early spectacular failures of such rockets were failures of the military versions of these machines. But, at that time it really did not matter, as we were trying to develop both ICBM’s and IRBM’s to counter the USSR in carrying nuclear war heads, and Congress basically voted unlimited funds to do this.

  8. Distantdanger1

    Distantdanger1 said, about 3 years ago

    This comic is so wrong. There is MAJOR differences between the design and development of spacecraft versus writing legislation that was designed to control the US populace and take over 1/6th of the US economy…. This comic FAILS in any form of comparison… What a looser artist. Go hug a liberal.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    There was a movie made about the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun titled “I Aim for the Stars”, but the buzz around NASA was that the real title was “I Aim for the Stars But Sometimes I Hit London Instead.”

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Back to the ACA discussion (aware no Saturn V blew, my brother worked on the engine team for a while), consider this:

    Hmm, I’m reminded, thinking down the road a few years, of all the TEA party folks screaming “Keep the Government out of my Medicare!”

  11. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The “Loser Company” was chosen, vetted and certified for US Government work and had successfully completed projects…before Obama was even nominated…so a successful history…and was ‘winner’ of 3 companies bidding. Someone did all the research here:

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago


    I’m amazed. No matter the subject either you, your son or some other relative was intimately involved ………LOL

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Bruce: there actually IS a valid issue in what seems to bother you. Some folks, families, or groups DO have personal knowledge, and involvement, in many issues that have affected our nation and “the world at large” over the decades. Other folks, cite phony “facts” fed to them by propagandists like Limbaugh, or even some on the left, without any knowledge based in fact, or experience.

    Many times that “role” was tiny, but intimate, accurate, and factual, leading to a more accurate awareness of the “total picture”.

    Which: while my brother and I had totally opposite “political views”, his source of technical knowledge was from within the defense “industry”, over many years, and valid. HIs political conclusions however, were quite opposite mine relative the MIC. Maybe it had something to do with companies he worked for (which were numerous) building profits and weapons that I ended up on the “wrong end” of in a combat area!

    re: the toon and ACA, my son in law is from an extremely “right wing” family (political and religious). He and my daughter, an RN moved to New Zealand a couple years ago. While she still sees where the health care system there needs “improvements”, like better PREVENTATIVE care, she’s seen that their system provides much better care than here in the U.S., and while taxes are “high”, so are the quality of services. BTW: costs are contained in health care as if you want non-medically necessary procedures, like a facelift, you have to pay yourself, or have supplemental insurance to cover such “care”. Her father-in-law had a liver transplant and bypass surgeries, paid for by his health insurance from his former employer, and MEDICARE, so the ACA providing such coverage, for everyone, isn’t a bad idea. but it DOES need some “fixes”.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^Father in law’s surgeries WERE here in the U.S., but he was lucky enough to have good health insurance, which was from a union job, even though he was “anti-union”, speaking of a little hypocrisy??

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Well said. Since day1, the republicans top priority was to make this man fail! Never gave him a chance to prove himself.
    I just hope enough people get signed up and are happy with it.
    Kentucky is a wonderful example of how it can work if the governors don’t work so hard to keep it from working.
    I hope it is successful because I have friends who are not covered but want to be.
    People need to learn about it. Some who have appeared on fox complaining about how “awful it is” never even tried to see what it has to offer.

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