Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

Wizard of Id

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  1. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, almost 3 years ago

    Parker & Hart are part of the 1%…

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 3 years ago

    “Cuss the doctor! What do we k’yer for him? Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?

    The king. Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    “Too big to fail” is too big to exist. Once upon a time, such companies were broken up, for example, Standard Oil became Esso (S.O.) and Mobil in 1914. They have since rejoined as ExxonMobil. 70 years later, AT&T was broken up as well. They have since bought back what was Pacific Bell.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    re: AshburnStadium
    .
    They’ve probably taken it down, but as of about 3 years ago, the DOE had a chart of the massive mergers in the petroleum industry. In 1992, there were 11 major oil companies selling at the pump, plus 2 major internationals. By 2000, there were 4 plus 2 internationals and the texaco/chevron merger was in the works.
    .
    So, no competition and the price is at least twice what it would be if there was actual competition between companies. The Standard Oil Trust hasn’t quit gone back together, but it’s almost there.

  5. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Easier maybe but less effective.

  6. stripseeker

    stripseeker said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat those lessons.
    Lessons were learned for a time, but the 1% has bought their way back to the past.
    Thanks also to Wall Street, and paid-for politicians.
    One heartless 1% buyer of politicians also spoke the truth:
    “Never bought a politician who wasn’t for sale”.

  7. PaulID

    PaulID said, almost 3 years ago

    Robin Hood stole from a corrupt dicator and gave the money back to the over taxed.

  8. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 3 years ago

    Robin made Marian … and now she’s resting in the tent.

  9. stripseeker

    stripseeker said, almost 3 years ago

    @paul bolander

    The outsourcer-in-chief-to-be wannabe wants to reverse the process, just as he has excelled in the past in reverse “job creation” to people in China, Singapore, India, and elsewhere.

  10. James

    James said, almost 3 years ago

    The occupy movement has disappeared as far as I can tell. This is old news.

  11. toonmaster

    toonmaster said, almost 3 years ago

    Steal from the hardworking rich and give to the undeserving lazy.

  12. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, almost 3 years ago

    @toonmaster

    A thief is a thief! No matter that it calls itself government!

  13. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, almost 3 years ago

    @toonmaster

    “All just government derives its authority from the consent of the governed.” is from the Declaration of Independence. If you or I cannot walk up to any private citizen or into any business entity and demand money at the point of a gun without going to prison, how can we give that power to a government. We can’t confer what we don’t possess. Or are some forms thievery allowable?

  14. stripseeker

    stripseeker said, almost 3 years ago

    @TheFinalSolution

    There is no “final solution”.
    Evolution is an eternal process. A work in eternal progress. The Creator built evolution into the plan, and we will never match the First Cause.
    Alexander Hamilton on government:
    “Why has government been instituted at all?
    Because the passions of men will mot conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”.
    Lots of other great content about the purpose of government at:
    http:/www.buzzle.com/articles/purpose-of-government.html

  15. trimguy

    trimguy said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Pac Bell was bought by SBC (formerly Southwestern Bell). SBC bought out the old AT&T and took their name.

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