Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. ButchInWaukegan

    ButchInWaukegan said, almost 4 years ago

    “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”

    ~ Edmund Burke


    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

    ~  Henry Louis Mencken

  2. Doug Dean

    Doug Dean said, almost 4 years ago

    This kind of problem would most likely have been averted and a lot of unpleasantness been avoided if the self-proclaimed apostles of the religion of peace had shown some outrage at this and other terrorist acts and publicly and officially disassociated themselves from the terrorists instead of reproaching those of us practicing other beliefs for having the gall to be outraged at the acts. By remaining silent, they virtually assured that they would be associated with the radicals.

    You reap what you sow.

  3. hugh_jainus

    hugh_jainus said, almost 4 years ago

    Butch: Oh. I get it now. 9/11 was imaginary and a hobgoblin. And something like that can never happen again. Thanks for setting me straight. I feel better already.

    Doug: Finally. A rational, sane statement. You bring hope to a country leaning so far left it is alarming.

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Butch: So you’re saying Muslim terrorists are imaginary? Where have you been the last nine years?

    Doug: You are right as far as you go about the silent Muslims, but I demand more of them. They should be turning in the terrorists all around the world.

    My local PBS station: Look for my donation card with no donation and the name Juan Williams.

  5. Lynxreign

    Lynxreign said, almost 4 years ago

    pschearer

    Right, You and all the other nutbags who never donated before are going to raise havoc by not donating now.

  6. steverino

    steverino said, almost 4 years ago

    I would be more concerned by sitting next to a right-winger and remaining silent. My wife won’t let me watch TV during the run-up to the election– I shout at the commercials.

  7. geedee

    geedee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m only worry about the terrorists on the plane that DON’T look like Muslims. I’m sure that a real terrorist would be trying to keep a low profile.

  8. Stephen Beals

    Stephen Beals GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What a brilliant comic (as usual).

    I’m starting to think it hit a nerve.

  9. mikecycle

    mikecycle said, almost 4 years ago

    butch: excellent comments

    geedee: if more people realized this I would be less concerned about the gullibility and ease of xenophobia in our population.

  10. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, almost 4 years ago

    ButchInWaukegan, thank you, but I wish you had posted these quotes sooner. Here in the boonies, we have only a weekly paper, and it’s too late to send these quotes to the Letters to the Editor. Oh well, there’s always the next election.

  11. bgerard

    bgerard said, almost 4 years ago

    pschearer: It was NPR not PBS. Please get your facts straight.

  12. exkiodexian

    exkiodexian said, almost 4 years ago

    The only thing funnier than this cartoon is the comments of the loony right wing nuts defending their insane behavior (with lies, no less). It’s amazing how this cartoon brings the cockroaches out of the wooodwork. Too funny.

    Personally, I’m more worried about the loony Christians detroying our country than any Muslims on planes.

  13. legacyshooter

    legacyshooter GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Chiku, that vermin do not want America to be America. They demonstrate that every time they utter their disgusting filth.

    Oh, and by the way, the extremist violence has been condemned numerous times by numerous Islamic leaders. Additionally, they also remind us (Americans, that is) that terrorist violence is not just something that happens with adherents of Islam.

    And you Nov 2 prognosticators. Do not count your chickens…

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, if you don’t want to be mistaken for a fanatically religious, fear-fostering, backward-looking, xenophobic extremist carrying hidden weapons, leave your cowboy hat and oversized belt buckle at home!

    True, the majority of Texans do NOT pose a threat to our safety and freedoms, but it’s only natural to “make the connection” and be fearful of anyone wearing Texan garb or making the “Longhorns” hand-gesture (recognizable in the rest of the world as devil’s horns) in public. Why don’t rational, peace-loving Texans speak out against these bad apples?

  15. ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert

    ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert said, almost 4 years ago

    Ding Ding Ding! [recognition of expected Pavlovian response]

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