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Tom Toles

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy….I was able to get a sense of his soul.” —George W. Bush, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, June 16, 2001

  2. 144 Cent

    144 Cent said, over 4 years ago

    It’s tough to look someone in the eye when you’re bowing.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    @144 Cent

    Not in the least; just look at two samurai squaring off for a fight, or any pair of martial artists. Bowing is a little less personal and affectionate than shaking hands, however.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    They’re called nesting dolls, not stacking dolls.

    Read some accounts of Russia before the 1917, and you may discover that many of the things we thought were wrong with “Sovietism” or “Communism” in the USSR were just plain Russian. They were Russian before the USSR and they are Russian now.

  5. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 4 years ago

    ^ exactly under the Czar life was short and brutal and when the communists took over they changed the name but not the methods.

  6. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Conservatives just can’t seem to get over this bowing thing. In Asian cultures this signifies a deep recognition that the “other” is not so completely “other” as to preclude communication, empathy and compassion. It recognizes the “sameness”, that the “other” has many of the same needs and concerns and leads to the possibility of true conversation; which is real listening and true thinking. I personally find it reassuring that our President is comfortable with this idea and the possibility it provides of conciliation and agreement making. A person who bows is not taking a lower position, rather he/she is acknowledging a similar position. Conservatives hate this idea. I wonder why?

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    Yeah, God forbid that a politician should ever speak the truth. All second-term presidents have more flexibility. Simple fact.

  8. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    This picture is NOT acurate! The USA spends more for military than ALL Other Nations put TOgether! We spend 4i% compared with 18% for all other nations combined.china spends 8% and Russia 3.6%.

    Another chart says it this way
    USA 308
    China 96
    Russia 35.
    The Economist puts it this way, as % GDS
    USA 700
    China .2 Russia 4
    I could give more info but that is that way everyone who knows seen it.
    The top 2 charts we from Global economy, I think.

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We all know what you are.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    1) That is not what the cartoon is about. But literacy was never your strong point Tigger. 2) If point is that treaties are mere scraps of paper, that is a point that both the Kaiser and Hitler made, too. But I think your point is that “You Can’t Trust Anybody, and Treaties Are Foolish.” What a horrible paranoid world you live on. I don’t think you’re right about the USSR ignoring treaties. But if it you ARE right, and we cut back our arsenals while they didn’t, it appears that our policy was still better than theirs, as they collapsed and we didn’t. After all we still kept more nukes, and have more nukes, than anybody, and no president yet has ever suggested it should be otherwise.

    And you are quite right, EVERY president, including Nixon, the Bushes and Reagan signed armed reduction agreements with the Russians. But we all know that they were all nothing but appeasers. Of course, if they hadn’t, we would have spent a LOT more on armaments even than we did, and our debt and deficit would both be much larger than they are.

    Tell us, Tigger, how many guns you personally own? I’ll bet there are more guns in your house than people. Disabuse me if I am wrong about that.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    “The Czar life was like The England Monarchy”

    Come again? You could state that in English?

  12. Breeana

    Breeana said, over 4 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Bruce Lee said “Do not take your eye off your opponent when bowing”.

  13. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, over 4 years ago

    Since the nuclear arsenals are useless, so what? (If true.)

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