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Tom Toles

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You would think that might create a few jobs. And the GOP is against that?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The EPA has been THEIR victim, and they’re aiming at the ESA, and every other environmental program that has cleaned up our air, water, and soils over the decades. It’s to the “no good deed shall go unpunished”, indeed. Monitor Doc Hastings and the Repubtards he leads on the Natural Resources Committee. It’s also interesting how “doc” calls a bill that gets essentially no votes from Democrats, other than ’blue dogs", “bipartisan”. Yeah; right.

  3. Mark

    Mark said, almost 3 years ago

    I suppose you think using words like “Repubtards” makes you seem clever. Bad news; it doesn’t.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mark

    You’re right, Mark. “Repubtards” “Dimmocrats” “Rethuglicans” and their like are really no different from a long line of terms invented over the years to demean various racial, ethnic, and religious groups. There are men of goodwill, intelligence, and sound judgement who identify with each party and shake their heads with disgust at the more ridiculous things said and done by some of their fellow party adherents. It serves no purpose whatever for one half the country to demonize and denigrate the other half: it makes about as much sense as a married couple calling each other nasty, bitter names when they live in a country where divorce is impossible. They are going to have to live together whether they like it or not, and whatever their disagreements, they should both recognize the fact, and spend a little effort remembering that, at the end of the day, they are the halves of a single whole.

    You can’t hate half your country and call yourself patriotic, and what is your country if not the people of whom it is made up?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Thanks, Doughfoot. As soon as I see one of those words or other derivitaves of Republican or Democrat, it’s jump to the next post.

  6. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 3 years ago

    Republicans are against anything that doesn’t make a profit. Intangible profits, like having clean water, don’t count – it has to be money profit. Oh, and it has to go to someone who already has plenty of money, preferably someone who contributes big to Republican campaigns.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t know the condition of the Chesapeake but victim is the right word. Closing coal mines and the creation of regulations so stringent that there is not one lead smelting plant left in the United States. I can understand tough but the EPA has no right to destroy an entire industry.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 3 years ago

    There’s just no excuse for clean water, clean air, clean land, or clean thoughts in these treacherous modern times……..

  9. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mark

    Mark, perhaps gocomics would ban those offenders if we consistently flagged them.
    A more reasoned forum would attract more reasonable debate.

  10. nordwonder

    nordwonder said, almost 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    Didn’t know that about the lead industry (no US smelters) but I do know about the millions spent to clean up Kellogg, ID. The issue free marketers seem to ignore is real cost of production (i.e. from creation to the dump). Absent regulation, society as a whole pays for the consequences of greed.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hmm, interesting, using a word to define a specific small group of conservatives appointed to a resources committee by Speaker Boehner, who either know nothing about those resources, or CARE nothing about protecting those resources from abuse, garners so much attention from the “right” who are all for freedom of speech, as long as it’s their’s alone. And doesn’t reflect negatively on corporate profit margins.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mark

    I bet you’re some kind of moderignoramus.
    (Joking!!!)

  13. wiatr

    wiatr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mark

    Would “Revanchists” work better?

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    Closing coal mines and the creation of regulations so stringent that there is not one lead smelting plant left in the United States.

    Coal is losing ground to natural gas, because when you add the cost of environmental effects, coal is much more expensive.

    The lead smelters are all gone because we’ve finally figured out that it’s better to use lead more efficiently & recycle. Go compare a circuit board from 1990 with one made today. The new one is much smaller, has fewer components, & has less solder used for each connection.

    I thought you guys liked the free market.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Not sure flagging does any good. And no one knows what criteria the monitors use. You see posters like ahab or Dr. Canuck removed for no apparent reason, but truly offensive posters (names omitted) keep on posting daily.

    The GoComics policy on what merits banishment is one of the great mysteries of our time.

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