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Tom Toles

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  1. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” — Upton Sinclair
    Some conservative politicians sincerely think that their religious doctrines trump human rights, equality, justice. Others know better, but know what they have to do if they don’t want to be purged from their party.
    The GOP is full of faux libertarians who are all for freedom and equality … for some, but not for others, for “us” but not for “them.”

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    It’s been that way since at least the 1950s. “Personal Freedom” means you are free to think and act like your neighbor.

  3. dwmaas

    dwmaas said, about 3 years ago

    Too dark to be W.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Whatever… Nothing to see here…Literally!

  5. corzak

    corzak said, about 3 years ago

    “Why would libs celebrate Thanksgiving?”

    Lol. Someone has to. Republican corporate retailers are forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving.

    When does Fox start the 24-7 “War on Thanksgiving” coverage?

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Your post is offensive, but mostly inaccurate. Most true Christians, including Jesus himself, were liberals. The Democrats do not believe in free stuff: Medicare Part D was free. The ACA was paid for. The Republicans believe in free stuff, but only for the rich (direct subsidies for wealthy farm owners, but cut food stamps for the hungry). And most important, the Democrats are the party of jobs. We wouldn’t need as much welfare if the minimum wage were raised to where it was in the 1960s, and if the government were not actively increasing unemployment through pointless austerity.

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    They put politics first, second, third, and so forth. Family comes in somewhere in the top fifty.

  8. Bilword

    Bilword said, about 3 years ago

    too bad cheney’s father wasn’t gay

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “4) murdering helpless turkeys and hogs for food
    I hear tofu turkey is pretty…..disgusting.
    Liberals aren’t all vegetarians and vegans. Most I would dare say are raging carnivores. Unlike typical republicans who are cannibals…they will eat their own if they think it is politically beneficial.”
    The most interesting thing about that, is that according to the Vegetarian Times, which has been tracking vegetarian/vegan lifestyles, only 2% of the global population comprise vegan/vegetarian eaters. Oddly this percentage has been stable as long as they have been tracking, at least several decades.
    That the vegetarian diet is healthy is no surprise, it has been traditional in more than one culture, over centuries, not decades. Vegetarians use dairy in their diets, some also use eggs and even seafood.
    Vegans use no animal products in their lifestyles at all … knowingly at least. Yes, many of our household and industrial and hygiene products use animal products, but all could be replaced by plant or petrochemical products, which vegans approve of and would happily embrace. Vegans claim their diet is not only the ONLY healthy diet, it is also the only MORAL diet. Oddly, I haven’t been able to find any natural vegan cultures or societies, neither contemporary nor historical. Shouldn’t it have caught on everywhere by now? It hasn’t, though – they have to promote it with pure deceit. Oh, it’s attractive to some of our politicians and power structure, for sure. Maher and his cronies seem to see it as a useful tactic for population reduction. That would be us, to be reduced, of course, not them.
    It’s hard to see the attorneys who are enthusiasically embracing the premise that animal protein is ‘unhealthy’ living on vegan fare, and hardly any of those pet loving foot soldiers who keep supporting the B.A.D. laws and regulation HSUS keeps ramming down the public throat would really be willing to give up their ham and eggs, even if they aren’t living on junk food.
    Animal Rights is a bi-partisan issue, heavily supported by both major parties. They have emplaced their committed members in high places in government – the USDA, the Cabinet, IRS … Sarah Conant, running the new APHIS support division (unneeded, except to destroy livestock agriculture), straight out of HSUS pool of attorneys. Vilsack, Sec of Agriculture, AR sympathizer, married to an AR sympathizer who luckily didn ’t defeat Steve King for his Senate seat. Another long term HSUS member supporting Sarah Conant in the USDA. Lois Lerner burying public complaints of NPO violation at the IRS.
    It’s hard to imagine the general population in this country embracing vegetarianism, much less veganism, but if we don’t start actively fighting now, that’s what we’ll get because long before livestock agriculture disappears, we won’t be able to afford meat, eggs, dairy … or even honey. We won’t be wearing silk or wool, keeping pets, hunting, fishing, spending a day at the circus, zoo, races … or any other animal sport or activity.
    People have been laughing and saying it is impossible for more than forty years, but look where we are now. HSUS corrupting government, law and legislative procedures for their own ends … well, they aren’t alone, all the special interests are deeply embroiled in government processes. The FDA is practically run by industry, and not particularly discretely, either. We pay those goons twice – once when we buy their product, and again when we pay taxes. Such a deal!
    I wouldn’t call it free market capitalism, though. I’d call it government subsidized monopolies. All bi-partisan across the board.

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “Furthermore, if it’s not organic tofu, it’s probably genetically modified since Monsanto now owns patents on corn, soy and rapeseed among others – bioengineered with their own pesticides then passed to us.) It would be better to have a bowl of organic pinto beans and organic cornbread and a huge organic turkey.”

    That’s not the worst of it – that the soy crop is 90% or more GM. The worst of it is that most of the soy consumed in NA is raw soy. Raw soy is not consumed in Asia, nor is it considered to be healthy. In Asia, soy is only eaten fermented. Raw, the phytoestrogens mess with our hormonal systems, causing subtle but potentially substantial health problems – for both genders.

    Clearly you are paying attention to the GM issues. We are being systematically poisoned by ingesting these crops, but we aren’t supposed to be noticing or objecting. BigPharma loves GMO; to them it means ever escalating profits, as the health of the population is destroyed.

    Corn, soy, and rape (canola) are all 90% GM in this country, and I haven’t used those products since I discovered that. I’ve also dropped summer squash (zuchini and crookneck), all sugars not positively identified as cane, sugar beets are GM.

    Wheat, potatatoes, tomatoes have all been rejected by growers, and dropped by the GM companies, but wheat at least escaped their trials … at least the wheat isn’t being drenched in RoundUp, but we are also hearing that the new wheat strains, (natural strains, we are led to believe) are ‘less digestible’ than the old ones. Will we stop growing those new, undigestible strains? Of course not. They are purported to be higher yielding than the old, digestible strains, so we can eat them, and hope BigPharma can patch the damage.

    Monsanto is facing a lot of lawsuits these days, from organic growers and even
    ‘natural’ growers, who have been systematically and determinedly destroyed by Monsanto, whose crops contaminate those crops. This would be better news if it wasn’t so clear that Monsanto owns the courts, but if they’ll keep at it, they may prevail before we all starve. We are looking at famine, if these agricultural abuses continue; neither the soil nor the water will hold up. Not only do GM crops return smaller, not the larger yields Monsanto claims, but they require more water, a resource we are continually told is failing.

    Don’t know what we’re eating for TG dinner this year, but it won’t be seasoned with glyphosate or other toxic waste, if it’s anything I know about. I have some organic kamut wheat, so maybe biscuits and gravy, if I can run down some free range organic, uncured sausage.

    Turkey and trimmings would be cheaper.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Debt free: Pigs aren’t “helpless” folks regularly get killed by pigs, and wild boar are rightly notorious. When I was a kid one of our boars TRIED to kill my dad, nearly took his leg off, but was hanging in the meat locker two hours later, dispatched by Dad’s shotgun before he went to the hospital.

    One of the repeated scenes in “Deadwood” the TV series was the disposal of murdered men in the pig pen, it wasn’t just a fiction, but taken from historical incidents.

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