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Tom Toles

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  1. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, about 3 years ago

    Better take an ultrasound of that too …

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    As a resident of VA, the choice between McAullife and Cuccinelli as our next Governor is painful. The Democrat is unremarkable and the Republican wants to cover the chest of the woman on our state flag, end abortion, ban gay marriage, stop healthcare, enact the kind of voting reform we are seeing in Texas and North Carolina, cut taxes for the wealthy, and permit off shore drilling for oil. That last is the ONLY job program of which I’ve heard.
    Cuccinelli also took gifts from the same company from which McDonnell did. These guys make Gilmore, our last Republican governor, look like a Democrat, and I would actually prefer Gilmore to McAullife.
    I want a politician I can vote for, not another one to vote against.

  3. algurka

    algurka said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Sounds like a lot of our last 6 or 8 presidential elections.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Maybe if we all write-in for Bolling……

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Mr. McDonnell has repaid his loans after weeks of hounding by the media. He has not returned the Rolex, the gifts that came with the New York spending spree for his wife, or the money given to his daughters for their respective weddings. I’m sure Mr. Cuccinelli is no longer interested in having Mr. McDonnell campaign for him, but the national stage often ignores state pecadillos. It will be interesting to see if Mr. McDonnell pursues his ambition to go higher hoping no one will notice his past or if he will be happy he’s gotten this far.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Just remember one of the big lies—-money=speech. He is just spending speech. You can too if you have the speech, I mean money, to buy him.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Things are getting even stranger here in Kentucky
    I have friends living in KY, who forward some of the e-mails that is passed along as “humor” among the wingers. These are some of the most vile, hateful, and racist “jokes” I’ve ever seen. Typical? I think so. I’ve visited many areas of the state often, and you really have to be careful of what you say or wear. Intolerance rules.

  8. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    And all these evils are comparable to the great crime of being “unremarkable?” Get your priorities straight. Sheesh.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As a resident of VA, I’ll take unremarkable over Republican Taliban.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    “And all these evils are comparable to the great crime of being “unremarkable”?"

    Allow me to elaborate. Mr. McAuliffe is best known as a Democratic fund-raiser. He has not been a public servant at any level up to now, at least in Virginia. As with most politicians, we hear more from him what is wrong with his opponent than what is right with him. And vice versa: he owns a company that is developing a “green-technology” car. He negotiated with the state about the possibility of building his plant here, but (and here the stories diverge as to why) he ended up building it in another state. I believe it was Mississippi.

    There is also some talk about shenanigans regarding how companies can arrange work visas, and how his company attempted to do this. As the only thing reported are his opponent’s views, and those of his opponents’ supporters (“I can’t believe he would do such a heinous thing!”), and since immigration law is written almost as understandably as tax law, I truly believe no one knows the details well enough to explain them. I certainly cannot. At this stage it is just accusation from the other side. Whether it will develop into a real issue is open for debate.

    Mr. McAuliffe is like Howard Dean in that he is a bundle of enthusiasm. He makes a good Democrat in that he thinks that government can do good, and is certainly more liberal than Virginia has proven that it wants. To be fair, in most instances, the letter “D” after the name is enough qualification for that characterization. However, there are isolated, but well-populated, areas of liberalism, which helps to explain why Rs win local and state elections, but Ds win national ones. He has been painted as being as wildly liberal as his opponent is wildly conservative. It promises to be a fun campaign.

  11. robert  tinsley

    robert tinsley said, about 3 years ago


    as one of my old high school teachers used to say. “you will never get the best man for President, because the best man is too smart to want the job”

  12. RevBobMIB

    RevBobMIB said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I’ll take “unremarkable” over “insane” every day of the week.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I think Respectful makes an excellent point.
    This scenario is repeated in many, if not most, states.
    The Republicans are corrupt, hate low income people, and want to enrich their campaign contributors even more. Where they have gained power, they have enacted voter suppression, made abortion illegal, busted unions, and eliminated as many regulations as they can.
    And anyone who believes this is not a centrally coordinated effort is not paying attention. It is financed by secret money, probably led by the Koch Brothers.
    Meanwhile, Democrats are way less corrupt, but not exactly clean. Democrats join with Republicans in gerrymandering in order to create safe districts for all, especially incumbents. This enables both parties to be more extreme, more isolated from each other.
    Democrats are sometimes solution oriented, however clumsily. Republicans almost never, unless it benefits their campaign contributors. For example, neither party will even bring up the possibility of prosecuting those who hire illegals.
    Like Respectful says, Republicans are generally despicable and should be voted against. But who do you vote for?

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    Republicans are actually generally good and remarkably moderate people. Republican politicians are no longer able to be moderate without taking a great deal of heat, as in the case of Mr. McConnall who is accused of being too liberal to continue in the Senate.
    I actually know very few Republicans who are despicable, and sadly, about the same number of despicable Dems.
    However, I will vote AGAINST extremists and settle for unremarkable.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Respectful Troll

    The extremist Plutocrats, who run our two official parties, take our choices away only leaving evil to choose from. Lesser evil is still evil as we see with Clinton & Obama.

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