Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    Sad but oh, so very true. Plus, we forget that the " family " farm went out about the same time as poodle skirts, bobby socks, pony tails, and Ozzie and Harriet. Agra-Corp doesn’t need the government gifts, but the farm worker needs all the help he or she can get.

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Welfare for the rich. The federal government has paid as much as $35.9 million in farm subsidies to dead people, a watchdog agency claims.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 3 years ago

    Belt-tightening = cutting out everyone ELSE’s pork!
    Patriotic = leavin’ MY pork alone!


    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The U.S. Government may even send farmers your American Tax Dollars, for not growing any crops..

  5. SaraRundle

    SaraRundle said, about 3 years ago

    How many farmers read this? I’m a farmer, I accept NO subsidies. My husband is an over the road driver so we can make the mortgage payments. We farm what we can sell. The cost of fencing (since it’s no longer AMERICAN steel fence posts and wire) is absurd. Payments to giant Agri Business and Monsanto need to stop. Monsanto is creating massive problems with international trade due to their genetic tinkering. just sayin’

  6. SaraRundle

    SaraRundle said, about 3 years ago

    while I’m on my soapbox… People like Robert Redford (who I adore) should stop talking about horse slaughter. How many horses do you own and PERSONALLY take care of, Mr. Redford? Horses are NOT native species. Horses need lots of care to be healthy; hooves, skin, teeth, all require attention. Old horses deserve respect and a dignified death, all animals do. Horse slaughter CAN be a humane solution, better than being shipped out of the country.

  7. kapock

    kapock said, about 3 years ago

    Totally unrealistic. HH would never push his own wheelbarrow to pick up his subsidies. He’d hire Lucky or the baby bunny to do it at minimum wage, and get Congress to pay for armed cops to keep an eye on the process.
    (I guess Lucky’s “gotcha” would either be the minimum wage part, or recovering from the injuries he receives from the cops.)

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago


    Years ago. I had about 40 head of horses which we dude wrangled and used in films and commercials in Arizona. Both my partner and myself worked other jobs to support the ranch, while his wife and some underpaid cowboys and kids did the day to day work.
    Sad to say, you could get more money at the knackers ( horse rendering plant ) than you could by private sale. While we " rescued" a lot of horses, many more had to go to slaughter. Ranchers, in those days ( as is true today ) just couldn’t afford the feed and upkeep. I was buying horses from $75 to $150 a head while the slaughter house was paying $450 or more.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

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


    Horses were native, then died out. Then reintroduced and flourished. They are native.

  10. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 3 years ago


    Perxactly, sir.
    Everyone do a bit of recce and see just “who” owns the farms nowadays. Determine who is still willing to work on these farms. Dang, what am I saying? Farms? Hardly any such thing exists anymore with agricultural enterprise owned globally and abused locally all balled up in politics and greed while people still lack adequate nutrition even in countries that can literally feed the world for free.
    Ah, hell…pardon my screed but a bit of rum and this age old BS business vs hunger just chaps my hide. Well, nuf sed…and I don’t want any random [whatever] blowin’ me crap about my attitude. Not a commie, not a socialist, just someon who cares about all of us and knows we don’t have to be in the mess we’re in.

  11. kansascorndodger

    kansascorndodger said, about 3 years ago


    Horses were introduced to North America by the Spanish conquistadores, there is no evidence of horse’s in the Americas prior to Columbus.

  12. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All too true – complain about taxes while you pick up your farm subsidies and conservation reserve program (i.e. don’t plant any crops) money.

  13. ehtaniguchi

    ehtaniguchi said, about 3 years ago


    Depends on what how “native” is defined. The modern horse, equus caballus, was introduced to North America by European settlers and explorers. There is paleontological evidence however that members of the Equus family were running around the continent 13,000 years ago. Think of the Eurasian wild horse or the donkey-like tarpan.

  14. Ushindi

    Ushindi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, there were native horses as such during the Pleistocene era which died out completely, became extinct along with other prehistoric creatures. Our modern horses were brought to America by the Europeans.

  15. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, about 3 years ago


    Horses evolved in the New World, humans evolved in the Old World. There were still horses here when the first humans arrived in North America… There is evidence that those first humans hunted and ate the horses. Stories about the horses having been hunted to extinction are pure speculation, however.

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