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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    So our parents sacrificed us and their parents them yet somehow we’re doing fine?

  2. Ira Nayman

    Ira Nayman said, over 1 year ago

    We passed farce on climate change years ago. Does that mean we’re about to return to tragedy?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    We aren’t doing fine. Tragedy isn’t just around the corner it is here, now. And it can only get worse.

  4. Bartmillar

    Bartmillar said, over 1 year ago

    Not sure max food stamp users and 8 percent unemployment is doing fine.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    It does take an amazing degree of blindness to think we’re doing fine. Like someone on the Titanic who thinks there is no cause for alarm because HIS cabin is still perfectly dry.

    “Why, Sir, [he] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature.” — Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).

    Though I can’t agree with Night Gaunt completely. It will get worse before it gets better, but I have to believe it will get better eventually. In the meantime,however, we are all paying (and are going to pay) a heavy (and increasing) price for allowing fools to run our affairs. Perhaps when ConserveGov says “we” are doing fine, he means that he is confident that he has the resources to remain comfortable for the rest of his life no matter what happens to the rest of the planet, and he doesn’t care what happens after that. After all, no matter what economic, ecological, or political upheavals the degradation of the biosphere may entail, there are those who will ride it out without too much inconvenience.

    One does wonder why ConserveGov has chosen that name, since no one has see any interest in him in conserving anything. ConserveNot would be more appropriate.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Today, Mr. Friedman of the New York Times proposed a return to sustainable pre-Columbian agriculture. Pre-Columbian agriculture can easily support a population of 10 million (and not much more) which is more than adequate while being totally sustainable. An excellent suggestion!

    (The fact that sustainable European agriculture of the 17th through 19th centuries could support an order of magnitude more people meant that the Native Americans felt overwhelmed by the number of European immigrants, but I still think America would be much better off if the government would order a return to pre-Columbian agriculture.)

  7. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    Carbon is a poison? Carbon is bad? We are carbon based life forms. So we must be bad. Our very existence is harming the planet. The stuff we’re made of is killing the children. Not abortion, mind you, driving your car is killing your children. Not actually killing them, but having an SUV, is killing them.
    And the left says the right is stupid and hates people.
    Hypocrites. Moronic hypocrites.

  8. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, over 1 year ago


    I stand in awe of your reasoning, Narrow. Let’s see if we can apply it to other contexts.

    We are made of mostly water. Water can’t be bad. Water is good. So all this stuff about how you can die by drowning must be a liberal lie.

    Motor oil can’t be bad. Motor oil is good. It’s one of the things that’s let us build our modern society. So enjoy a glass of it with your next meal.


  9. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Flee before the boarders are sealed and you are forced to insure yourself so “we” don’t have to pick up the full tab when you have a heart attack, get cancer, break a leg.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago


    You are 100% correct. The conserve part is the same as other republicans. The desire is to control you, me and everyone else in the daily lives, who one marries, how and when they have relations and what they do with their bodies.

  11. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year ago

    Back in the old days we sacrificed virgins to volcanoes. Setting aside the question of why volcanoes liked virgins so much, I wonder “Where have all the virgins gone, long time passing?”

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obama’s already assured that our children and grandchildren will have no money or economy by borrowing ourselves into oblivion.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    A person could become the richest person that has ever existed if they found an economical way to reduce CO2. Recover the carbon; release the oxygen.

  14. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 1 year ago


    Great analogy with the Titanic. I suppose there are “those who will ride it out without too much inconvenience” but I’m not betting on it.

  15. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    Touché! Good show!

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