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Tom Toles

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Oct 17, 2013
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Elephant: Ow! I got a shock instead of a food pellet with I pushed the lever! I wonder if I'll get a food pellet the next time I push the lever.
Oct 20, 2013
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    aardvarkseyes  over 4 years ago

    Learns?

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    Doughfoot  over 4 years ago

    “It is my duty to leave nothing undone that I may lawfully do, to pull down this administration… They who, from indifference, or with their eyes open, persist in hugging the traitor to their bosom, deserve to be insulted… deserve to be slaves, with no other music to soothe them but the clank of the chains which they have put on themselves and given to their offspring.”Does that sound like anyone today? Yet this was said in 1826 by Senator John Randolph “of Roanoke” from Virginia. He was speaking of the “intolerable” administration of John Quincy Adams.This was the same man who said, “I am an aristocrat. I love liberty, I hate equality.” Kind of sums up a certain kind of person, even today.

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    vwdualnomand  over 4 years ago

    $24 billion in 16 days lost. this is what the gop cost us. they can’t govern. they can’t be trusted with economic issues. not to mention the credit downgrades.

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    ossiningaling  over 4 years ago

    Try the Mule Kicker!

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    Enoki  over 4 years ago

    Hint: That’s a urnal not a food tray….

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    I Play One On TV  over 4 years ago

    You seem to be implying that the only thing that can be done to stop the red ink is to stop Obamacare. Is there nothing else that the government funds that can be cut? Perhaps as a balance to the increased costs involved in helping people live, we could reduce what we spend to kill them?

    I am reminded of Mr. Romney and many of his teammates, who suggested that there would be cuts in loopholes and spending to balance the increase in debt caused by more proposed tax cuts. However, no one would identify anything that could be cut.

    Talk is cheap. Some people get it wholesale.

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    lafayetteann  over 4 years ago

    The problem with this type of operant conditioning is that if the rewards and punishments are delivered randomly, the elephant may keep trying to get the reward.

    Obama should have said “No” unconditionally the first time the destruction caucus tried to cause mayhem, AND every time thereafter.

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    Doughfoot  over 4 years ago

    “Move to Britain or Western Europe now !!— They’re already where Obama wants the US to be…’subservient socialist states.” I used to live there. Visit often. Very nice. In many ways, one is freer there (in Germany and Austria where I lived) than here, and as well as safer. More social mobility, longer life expectancy, healthier population, — in Norway they even have higher median incomes. If either my wife or I found a good enough job there, I would be happy to move. Even though I would have a tough time with the language! Measured per capita, the United States has SEVEN TIMES as many people behind bars as Austria does, and yet a higher crime rate. So which society is freer by that measure? The fact that you call them “subservient socialist states” demonstrates that you know nothing about them. And nothing about socialism. My best friend in Berlin grew up under socialism in East Germany. Hates socialism. Her father escaped over the wall, as it were, and was making plans for the rest of the family when the wall came down. She laughs when Americans call Democrats socialists. The Republican Party are a far-right party, she says, the Democrats are a center-right party. There is no leftist party in America, as far as she is concerned. She like America, she likes Republicans and Democrats both. She thinks they both have their good points. But, she says, there is no leftist party in the United States. So you prefer every-man-for-himself-and-the-devil-take-the-hindmost? Says a lot.

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    Kip W  over 4 years ago

    Bush left a ticking time bomb of debt in his wake, racking up expenses even after he was out of office. Much of his spending was in off-book dipsy doodles that didn’t show up until Obama had a clean accounting.

    A bigger problem is that a significant faction of the GOP (not the majority, but apparently in the driver’s seat) subscribes to a brand of libertarianism that values property over lives. That’s a cancer that poisons a lot of their interactions.

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    braindead GC Insider over 4 years ago

    Thanks for that link, martens. I agree with Toles, but I think Obama will not press for anything but compromise. Unfortunately.

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    frodo1008  over 4 years ago

    And yet Western Europe has the highest rated health care systems in the world, at a fraction of the cost of that in the US. How can that be, I thought we were living in paradise!!

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    pirate227  over 4 years ago

    Thanks for showing us insanity defined… again. I guess 1995 was too far back for Dumb(o) to remember how that went.

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