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Tom Toles

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    COMPROMISE is not a dirty word.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    The real dirty word is Progressive. That wing of Leftist nutjobs that now dominate the Democrat party.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Sure I want to move the country forward. That isn’t going to happen with a Progressive Leftist agenda. Their agenda is one of the Industrial Revolution and mid-20th Century. It relies on Big Government, Socialist-like policy, and central planning.
    In terms of where they want to go, they want Sweden in 1970 or Britain or France of the same period. That is they want taxes on anyone productive at 80%+ of their income (Sweden in that period actually exceeded 100% on some people!), want the government to subsidize and plan the economy (eg., Statist Capitalism), want a centralized government run health, retirement, and social services system. Those are just a few examples of how Progressives are backwards thinking.
    We are no longer in the Industrial Revolution. We have entered the Electronics Revolution. Decentralization is the future. Getting rid of big cities and dense urban landscape is the future. Removing Big Government and the central planning it brings is the future.
    Progressives are everything they say they are NOT. They are actually regressive in thinking. Their myopia is drowning the economy and prosperity of people.

  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 3 years ago

    Conservatism these days is a parasitic growth that eventually kills the host, and short-sightedly believes it won’t be affected when the host dies.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago


    Who are these “progressives” you claim are doing all this nonsense? Not anyone I know.
    I’m closer to the Progressive Party of 1912, which is not exactly new:

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago


    Try looking at the bazillion sites you get putting in “Progressive Left” as a search.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m not thrilled with Big Business, but Walmart can’t force you to buy their crappola and can’t throw you in prison for not doing it; Big Government can and will.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Is it Oscar? Are YOU required to have health insurance by government fiat? Remember that “little” law Obamacare? Hint, hint?
    What happens if you don’t buy a policy? The government penalizes you with a tax. If you refuse to pay you can expect the IRS to knock on your door and arrest you for it.
    Walmart can’t do that. Boeing can’t do that. Microsoft can’t do that. Government can. It is government that should scare you…

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Very ironic toon from Tom Toles who daily pushes his ultra-leftwing agenda.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    So, are you saying TTM that all of these orgainzations that self identify as Progressive Leftist are lying?!
    I put nothing but Progressive Leftist sites and you claim they are lying about their own stuff?! Incredible!
    They, Progressive Leftists, are the ones that cite wanting Big Government, socialist-LIKE (not Socialism but similar to socialism) policies, and central planning of the economy. These are sites run by Progressives.
    What is your response to that? You make unsupported claims using a string of ad hominems and insults that I’m wrong even as I cite the Progressive Left’s OWN stuff!
    Refute the claims with some facts please. If you cannot don’t insult yourself by baselessly insulting me.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    hippogriff said, less than a minute ago

    TheTrustedMechanic: Good, but your numbering system is out of date. First world: Originally NATO plus Japan; now all controlled by the US military-industrial junta. Second world: Originally Warsaw Pact; now Russia, China, and the old Indo-China. Third world: Originally victims of 19th and 20th century colonialism trying to make it as independent countries; now same thing only facing civil war supported by military-industrial arms manufacturers.
    New additions: Fourth world: Excluded middle with massive poverty and a few massively rich dictators supported by the military-industrial junta in the form of CIA etc. US headed that way. Fifth world: Those with supermajority middle class, under attack for having high standards of living. Once a US goal.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry, I’m still ROFL about Enoki’s “left wing nut jobs” and thinking about women’s bodies being able to shut down pregnancy in a rape, and a Republican “doctor” who claims science is a lie and fraud, and another Republican DOCTOR who inserted a rider to allow loaded weapons in our National Parks because guns after all can’t harm wildlife, humans, or other living things. NUT JOBS? Are you serious? Oh, right, anyone left of Hitler is an obvious socialist who wants to dig Marx from his grave, reanimate him, and make him the President in 2016!

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Adrian said:
    “Is what Enoki speaks of…the truth ?
    Lets hear it from the people of these European nations …
    I, for one, do not trust conservatives..
    I strongly suspect dishonesty…and acceptance of propaganda….and worst of all…stating opinion as fact….
    “Getting rid of big cities”
    “Removing big government”
    And why ?
    Exactly where ?.
    And , to the benefit of whom” ??

    You just stated your opinion as fact. As for getting rid of big cities that is not what Enok said. She was referring to Detroit, with no jobs know what happen, a large part of the population moved.

    As for honesty, the left is far worst in the right with recent history proving it from, “if you like Your Health Care”, to "Lying about money going to contributors and lobbyists saying they were for green jobs.

    See that is how facts look like.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago


    “I’m not thrilled with Big Business, but Walmart can’t force you to buy their crappola and can’t throw you in prison for not doing it; Big Government can and will.”

    It is small and local government that is holding 90% of the 2,200,000 Americans presently in jail, for violating state and local laws, while only 10% are in Federal prison for violating Federal law.

    Debtor’s prison is being revived in some places, and if a court orders you to pay Walmart the money you owe them and you don’t, you can go to jail for contempt of court. This may not happen in practice, but it is possible, just as it is possible for you to go to jail for not paying your taxes, but this also does not happen. Sometimes people go to jail for tax evasion, but that is not for refusal to pay, it is for defrauding and lying to your country, not for refusing to pay per se. In fact, if you fail to file an income tax return you have a small chance of getting caught, and if you get caught they may come after your money and charge you penalties, but hardly ever will actually prosecute you. “But they can!” Yes, and so can any person or corporation that you owe money to.

    And after all, taxes are the debt you owe to your country, and that you have agreed to pay through your elected representatives. Personally, I think refusing to pay your taxes is on a par with draft evasion, or refusing to serve on a jury, or at it worst, any other kind of crime, like theft. When you owe a debt, the money belongs to your creditor, not to you.

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    We all want to support our country, we all want to pay our debts, and we all want justice. We all accept the necessity for taxation, and we all accept the necessity for government. We all want government to be efficient, and we all abhor waste. We differ on what tasks the government should be performing, and what tasks they should not. We differ on what constitutes a just tax code, but we all find some aspects of the present one unjust. We all agree that government should stay out of the personal affairs of its citizens, but we differ on the line between what is private merely and what should be a public concern.

    There are real differences between those of us who call ourselves conservative and those who call ourselves liberal, but leaving out the worst 10% on each end of the spectrum, we agree on a lot more than we disagree about. Unfortunately, fear and hate mongers for their own reasons do their best to convince us that half of our fellow Americans are our enemies, and too often they succeed: and we project horrible faults onto those on the other side.

    To me, an attack on ALL Democrats or ALL Republicans, on every conservative or on every liberal, calling them hard names, impuning their motives, etc., is an attack on America itself. I don’t think you can attack half a country and say that you are not the enemy of that country. Some folks have ideas I disagree with, and promote policies that I think unwise, but that doesn’t make them bad people. Even some of those who do attack this country by attacking half its people are good people, but I don’t think they understand what they are doing, or the harm that it does.

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