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Tom Toles

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  1. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    “She’s all mine.” — It’s funny how often the best part of a Toles cartoon is the small print in the corner.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It would be nice to know if coal companies are being more responsive to safety concerns since 29 men died in Massey Mines. However, since no one went to jail, no punitive fines have yet been levied, and the mine was sold to another company… probably not. Regulation without consequences is useless. But the families of 29 men are still without their brothers, sons, fathers, uncles, and grandfathers.
    Should we care since we don’t know them? Does it matter to the rest of us that strangers died working in a mine that had been cited many times for safety violations but never sufficiently punished?
    In a Civil Society, the first requirement of a Democracy, one would think the rest of us would want to protect those who are harvesting coal for our electricity as well as other workers in the nation. But talk of such things always comes down to the ‘bottom line". How much will it cut into share price and executive bonuses? After all, the suits don’t have to go into the mines, or drink the water being released into rivers, or any of the things to which most people are exposed.
    Mr. McDonnell graduated from Pat Robertson’s Regent University. He seems unable to separate church from state where moral issues are concerned, yet he always acts to enrich and empower the wealthy at the expense of the poor. Most recently, he cut the gas tax and raised the sales tax. Now people who don’t have cars as well as those who do will pay more at the grocery stores while those who can afford cars will pay less at the pumps.
    Why does it seem that so many people who claim to follow Jesus’s teachings have hearts like a lump of coal?

  3. avarner

    avarner said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing will stop “The war On Coal” until the greenies have to sit in the dark and they can’t charge their ipads, iphones and electric cars. Maybe then, they will figure out where electricity comes from…

  4. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    Well, it’s been a long time since his last DC Metro jab, so my guess is we’ll get that first, before another global warming toon.

  5. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 3 years ago

    The Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman reports on another development related to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell® — specifically that a coal company paid McDonnell’s wife $36,000 last year for consulting for its philanthropic arm.

    McDonnell had listed First Lady Maureen McDonnell as a trustee of the United Co. charity on his financial disclosure forms, but she didn’t actually serve on the board. By listing her as a trustee, McDonnell didn’t have to disclose how much she earned from the company.

    Virginia law requires politicians to report if a family member earns more than $10,000 from an employer.

    Separately, Virginia police and the FBI are looking into a dietary supplement manufacturer’s gift of $15,000 to cover catering expenses at the wedding of McDonnell’s daughter.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    All kinds of scandals popping here in the governors mansion in VA.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “Virginia law requires politicians to report if a family member earns more than $10,000 from an employer.”
    See, that’s yet another one of them job-killing, business-strangling regulations.

  8. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Dear Mister Respectful,
    I say you are not a troll at all. At least not in my neighborhood.

    Why indeed do some who claim to follow Jesus’ teachings seem to have hearts like a lump of coal?

    I wonder too.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Sounds like evolution to me. Didn’t God already create all the diamonds that exist?

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    avarner: We could generate it from all the hot air coming from those allegedly commenting on comic strips.

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    Even with the laxest laws in America concerning accepting corporate gifts, the Virginia governor seems to be on the cusp (at the very least) of law-breaking. Why are so many pols so greedy and grasping? Regardless of party. Why are so many of them thieves? It is very tiring.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    I have no issue with mandated scrubbers or other tech that makes coal safer. What I do have a problem with is so many people talking about electric cars when they more often than not are charged from a coal plant and then look down on people who use gasoline. Also Ethanol, by the time you make and then use it, there is more smog then from gasoline.

    Natural Gas people, it is the gateway fuel till green tech can be taken seriously.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Coal, Pipe lines = Jobs………Dem Libs will have none of That.”

    If only it were that simple. Let’s forget about black lung, collapsing tunnels, accidents…hey, they’re just people. There are more of those where they came from.

    Let’s talk about mining methods, instead. Lobbyists have written laws in West Virginia that allow the mining companies to literally blow the tops off mountains to get to the coal. That stuff goes downhill. If it chokes a river, damming it up, oh, well. No harm done, as far as the folks in Charleston are concerned. But every river spoiled is fewer fish available for food and a greater cost to make water safe to drink.

    Again, remember that you cannot eat money.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Amen brother!

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49 said


    “So you think no Conservatives are on “food stamps” and out of a job? You are mistaken, as usual”.

    No, just less of us for lesser periods of time.

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