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  1. Lin Collingwood

    Lin Collingwood said, almost 3 years ago

    Comics. Where there should be happiness,Here there is only BLIND HATEFULNESS!!!

  2. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, almost 3 years ago

    In the real world the Tea Party was slapped down and received nothing but scorn.

  3. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Tea Party extremists prefer to kill America then kill people.
    The only way out this mess is to cut spending and raise revenues. The only way to raise revenues is to raise taxes so the problem will never go away until the right is willing to negotiate with common sense.

  4. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 3 years ago

    Seems to me that the “Tea Party” started out as one thing and turned into what we see now. Anyone care to explain this to me?

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    And one tactic I’ve seen to make sure the piper gets paid is to piss away 24 billion dollars!

  6. Alex Rorke

    Alex Rorke said, almost 3 years ago

    @Lin Collingwood

    The hatefulness is from the tea badgers!

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Alex Rorke

    Is it, race baiting comes from the left. What do we do, protest then clean up after ourselves. Not like the occupy people.

  8. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It doesn’t matter what the Tea Party’s intent is, when their understanding is simple-minded and their actions are damaging.


    It also doesn’t matter what a poor person in America’s wage is compared to a poor person in sub-Saharan Africa, when you are talking about being able to afford housing, food and healthcare. What matters is the cost of housing, food and healthcare where the person lives. That is not rocket science.


    I actually agree with you about not redirecting funds willy-nilly (note that I am not going to say never, as there are going to be times that it is absolutely necessary), and the need to pay down debt, but it doesn’t help your case to load it with a disregard for other aspects of reality.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    There is a very bad miscalculation by the Democrats in all this. They assumed that the TeaBirchers “really wouldn’t do that”, because it’s, well, stupid. Things like gov’t shutdowns, sequesters, debt ceiling, etc. They assumed they can make some kind of deals with them.
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    Well, there is no dealing with them. If they listen to right-wing radio, watch FOX News and read their propaganda online media and believe what they tell them (and they do), then you need to know something about them. They have a visceral hatred of Obama, and they don’t want a government that has Obamacare, or Social Security, or Medicare, or public education, or the EPA, or the IRS, or the minimum wage, immigration reform, food stamps, infant nutrition… and the list goes on.
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    ‘thing is, they don’t want anybody else to have those government functions, either.
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    The hypocritical thing happens when their area suffers a natural disaster, and they look to government to bail them out. An example is South Dakota, who voted in Teabagger Rep. Kristi Noem, who vowed to shut down the government (after getting a half million in subsidies for the family farm). Well, the ranchers are suffering horribly from the blizzard, but were miffed that government offices were shut down. I mean, WTF? You people voted in the wingnuts who closed the government, and now you complain about it?
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    So how do you “compromise” with people who want to destroy the government? And, of course, they know that the President is a Marxist, socialist, Nazi muslim dictator from Africa who is financing Al Qaeda and wants to destroy this country with Obamacare. They know this because they live in a bubble of extreme right wing media telling them it’s the end times and to be very, very afraid..

  10. scsurfer

    scsurfer said, almost 3 years ago

    @Colorado ron
    It isn’t so much that we don’t want to cut spending in the US, it’s about priorities. The tea party wants to cut “entitlements” while actually raising military and other foreign involvements that only cost us, both monetarily and with worldwide respect. There goals are extremely short term and short sighted. They are quite willing to sell out the future and the well being of America for short term bottom line gain that goes only to a very few people. This isn’t just with caring for our people, all of them, but in sensible stewardship of the world we all live in.
    Not only that, but they are willing to sell out democracy to attain their short sighted goals. The recent debacle with the shutdown is a perfect example. It cost us 24 billion dollars to gain at best not much. Obamacare is not so bad as all that to be worth that much pain and destruction. Besides it isn’t even the program, Republicans proposed it after all, but who’s name is on it. How does that make any sense to anybody sane?

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Unlike Tim here, this country was built on being able to say what you want. Now, anytime someone says or does something a liberal does not like thy are chastised publically.”
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    So, so-called conservatives never publically chastise something said that they don’t like? Or is being able to say what you want for ‘conservatives’ only?

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry Timmy:
    “A Yale University professor conducted a cross-analysis of intelligence and political affiliation, expecting to find that people who identified with the tea party knew less about science than the average person.

    Instead, he discovered the opposite: tea party members have higher than average rates of scientific comprehension.

    That may come as no surprise to members of the movement, which champions limited government and the Constitution. But what will shock tea partiers is this: Not only did the professor publicize the results, but he readily admitted that he had changed his pre-conceived notions about his political opponents.

    Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology at Yale, took a data point that he described as “scientific comprehension” and cross-referenced it with different political affiliations. He found that in general, Democrats and liberals scored better than Republicans and conservatives. However, when he limited his analysis to people who self-identify with the Tea Party, he found them to be highly knowledgeable about science.

    “Identifying with the Tea Party correlates positively … with scores on the science comprehension measure,” he wrote.

    Kahan readily admitted that this result contradicted his expectations — he assumed that Tea Party members would score manifestly worst on measures of scientific knowledge”.

    On my own view of this, I wonder if his bias forced Democrats up and the Republicans down. Then again at least the Tea Party knows what a Conservative is. For the whole article:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/17/prof-sets-out-to-prove-tea-partiers-are-stupid-admits-he-was-wrong/

  13. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    Actually, it might be less deceptive to read all of the professor’s own words, not the Daily Caller report.


    http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2013/10/15/some-data-on-education-religiosity-ideology-and-science-comp.html

    It’s true that he didn’t find a significant negative correlation between Tea Party membership and basic scientific knowledge. There is, however, a bit about how basic scientific understanding doesn’t explain limiting cognitive biases and how that interferes with comprehension of issues like climate change. He does point out that there is only a small correlation between right or left wing and degree of cognitive bias, which I find credible.

    And there’s the bit at the end:
    “Next time I collect data, too, I won’t be surprised at all if the correlations between science comprehension and political ideology or identification with the Tea Party movement disappear or flip their signs. These effects are trivially small, & if I sample 2000+ people it’s pretty likely any discrepancy I see will be “statistically significant”—which has precious little to do with “practically significant.”"

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Your comparing that to the occupy, go right ahead. sic.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Lynne B

    Thank you I enjoyed looking at it, I did cover the part about Democrats are higher then Republicans in my post so I am kind of missing you point. And as for the last paragraph shows:
    “Next time I collect data, too, I won’t be surprised at all if the correlations between science comprehension and political ideology or identification with the Tea Party movement disappear or flip their signs. These effects are trivially small”.

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