Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 3 years ago

    But it was legal for Cheney to shoot his hunting partner!

  2. pumaman

    pumaman said, about 3 years ago

    And the only way to possibly stop the monkey is to shoot it. Obviously!

  3. briannomi

    briannomi said, about 3 years ago

    Not sure the point Ruben is making in this strip. Is it a (somewhat lame) way of saying that it is always wrong to torture terrorists?

  4. wonderer

    wonderer said, about 3 years ago

    briannomi, the point as i see it is that torture doesnt work. the terr’ist can just tell you anything till the ticking time bomb blows up. the arguments tricky dick cheney makes is just as false, (and lame), as the other arguments presented here.

  5. by jiminy

    by jiminy said, about 3 years ago

    I’m not sure what his point is, but it might be that wholesale legalization of atrocities in anticipation of highly implausible and at most extremely rare events is silly.

    The way I see it, even in any of those scenarios there’s no reason to legalize it. If a nuclear bomb was about to go off and I could stop it by killing someone I wouldn’t let some law stop me. If it’s really that urgent, and you’re really sure it’s necessary, break the law. If it’s not important enough to risk breaking a law, it’s not important enough to torture or kill someone. All legalizing torture does is enable it in non-urgent situations — exactly when it should be forbidden.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    Not sure if you’re serious or not, but FYI – Thursday’s are for “Classic TTDB” – this was written when Cheney was in power. Tune in tomorrow for something more up to date.

  7. jtpozenel

    jtpozenel said, about 3 years ago

    How times have changed!

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You have trouble getting your propaganda straight. Either Obama isn’t doing anything or he is behind increasing what was done under Bush only wider, more authoritarian and deeper? Stop blinding yourselves with this stupid partisanship. Only the Plutocrats are the major players and they are still wining all bets.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @by jiminy

    Torture is for terror, not information.

  10. beenthere240

    beenthere240 said, about 3 years ago

    I think Barack and Eric are turning into a pretty good comedy duo.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 3 years ago

    Regarding Panel 2:

    Don’t those two bozos know about an X-ray machine or a fluoroscope?

  12. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    In answer to your question, I would choose Biden, or ANYONE else, besides Darth Cheney.
    I sincerely hope that Cheney never again becomes visible in American politics.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Copyright is 2005.
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    Not that that matters, since Republicans/Fox “news” viewers continue to deny that Bush or Cheney ever did anything wrong, especially those things that have lasting consequences.

  14. Ather

    Ather said, about 3 years ago

    If only there was a way to stop the monkey without shooting him.

  15. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Ather: like…unplugging the computer, for instance?

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