Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Oooo! I can get L% off?

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Boycott Hobby Lobby! If they win in court it could be the slippery slope to a non- democratic theocracy.

  3. kapock

    kapock said, 7 months ago

    They should have home-schooled it.

  4. TheGunrunnerRimbaud

    TheGunrunnerRimbaud said, 7 months ago

    Misses the point. They have the right to be lunatics without being forced by government fiat to provide services to either customers or employees their beliefs prohibit, just as no one is forced to shop there, or work there. Mock and criticize their beliefs all you want, that’s legal. Force them to break it by government force, and you’re as bad as anyone else who forces another to break their personal conviction.

    One might as well say that a Jewish butcher should provide pork to gentile customers and employees because they demand it and the majority of people don’t believe in keeping kosher.

  5. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I think TheGunrunnerRimbaud misses the point. To run with his Jewish Butcher: while the whole kosher thing is utterly looney, there is no reason why he should be forced to sell anything (let alone pork). What he shouldn’t be allowed to do is to refuse to sell to certain classes of customer. Similarly the Hobby-lobbyists can believe whatever rot they wish, but shouldn’t be able to force their daftness onto their customers nor onto their employees.
    Of course the real solution to this sort of foolishness is the have a decent one-payer health service (like a decent developed country) and remove it from the current stupidity of basing it on employment.

  6. gleeb

    gleeb GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @TheGunrunnerRimbaud

    So, should the butcher’s shabbos goy, the local Christian kid they have turn on the oven on the sabbath in exchange for pocket change, be enjoined from using that pocket change to buy ham?

  7. charlie rivers

    charlie rivers said, 7 months ago

    i do the only possible thing i can do…i don’t go there.i don’t like religion shoved down my throat, even my own.

  8. TheGunrunnerRimbaud

    TheGunrunnerRimbaud said, 7 months ago

    I see no difference between one or the other. A non-Christian hobbyist is about as inconvenienced by the Hobby Lobby being an explicitly Christian company as a gentile pork lover is by a Jewish butcher. One merely takes their business and money elsewhere.

    See, I believe that others have a right to believe and practice things that I not only disagree with, but personally find odious without being punished by the government or anyone other than individuals banding together and expressing their disagreement by public lack of patronage. I like to call it tolerance.

  9. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, 7 months ago

    Hard to believe there are still people in 2014 who have trouble getting their minds around those pesky ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ concepts, isn’t it?

  10. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, 7 months ago

    Hobby Lobby (or to be precise, the Green family) only decided that covering contraception was morally offensive after ACA passed. Before that, they were just fine with it. Also, my health care is not a gift from my employer. It is compensation, which I earn by doing my job. It is not my employer’s business what I use my health insurance to buy, any more than it is their business what I spend my pay on.

  11. Doh

    Doh said, 7 months ago

    @Christopher Shea

    Well said. Thank you.

  12. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 7 months ago

    Boycotts speak louder than any words. If you don’t like ‘em, don’t do business with ‘em. If you really, really don’t like their policies, petition and organize boycotts. If you think what they’re doing is illegal, get the Law involved. When and why did owners and CEOs and Boards decide it was in the company’s best interest to impose their beliefs onto the company “mission”? Other than doing anything illegal, who cares what the Boss believes? I’m an atheist. I suspect there are companies that (or is it ‘who’?) would refuse to do business with me if they knew, and if the bosses imposed their ideals on the store. I think they’re too smart to do that in most cases. Most, not all….
    Gotta run, Chick-Fil-A opens in 10 minutes…

  13. MrsSnape

    MrsSnape said, 7 months ago

    Just read where Hobby Lobby invests in the companies that manufacture the birth control devices they don’t want to “provide” for their employees. Hypocrisy, thy name is Hobby Lobby!

  14. Kip W

    Kip W said, 7 months ago

    Once a sum of money (cash or payment for insurance) is given over to an employee for services rendered, it no longer belongs to the employer and isn’t in their control. Hobby Lobby seems to think that if they’ve ever touched a bill, it’s theirs to dictate forever what it can’t be spent on. (Not unlike the ‘double taxation’ nonsense the Republicans were on about a while back.)

    Hobby Lobby also does extensive business with a country that forces abortions on some of its people, and has no intention of stopping, because it’s so important that they can buy goods made at rock bottom prices by workers in unsafe Chinese factories.

  15. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I just dumped my employee’s healthcare. Problem solved. My “Corporation” agrees, since I tell it what to do. I don’t owe anybody, anything. No one makes people work for anybody.

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