Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 21, 2012

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    rentier  over 9 years ago

    True, true!

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    jsd1972  over 9 years ago

    wow, Calvin was psychic.

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    shimoon  over 9 years ago

    That’s my plan.

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    Yontrop  over 9 years ago

    People who don’t vote are less of a problem than people who don’t read real newspapers and can’t follow complex issues, but still vote.

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    Davepostmp  over 9 years ago

    Always some truth behind the humor.

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    rshive  over 9 years ago

    But being “concerned” and saying something loudly, no matter how ill-informed, is soooo much fun.

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    Pteranodon  over 9 years ago

    I believe Calvin’s script (which Watterson wrote) is intended to voice the ignorance and idiocy of a population hurtling downhill toward disaster. Calvin, in this role, is not a detatched observer, he’s the author of impending doom. But you knew that, right?

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    lijothomas89  over 9 years ago

    immortal truths by Calvin.. :).. These things are never getting too old..

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    GROG Premium Member over 9 years ago

    If you don’t vote, then you’ve got absolutely no right to complain, Calvin.

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    Puddleglum2  over 9 years ago

    Calvin is giving Hobbes a bum ‘steer’ with his ‘wagon’ tongue!

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    walruscarver2000  over 9 years ago

    And thus was born another Bagger.

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    Rakkav  over 9 years ago

    I believe that Bill W. was pointing out that if one believes in democracy – and I gave up my faith in it decades ago – then one has a personal responsibility to participate in it. It has no hope of working at all, otherwise, and will inevitably decline (sometimes at breakneck speed) toward disaster.Of course, one reason I gave up my faith in democracy is that I know the decline will come whether one participates in the process or not. It’s a misguided solution to the problem of human nature, one that misrepresents the relationship between power and corruption as something it isn’t.

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    Snoopy_Fan  over 9 years ago

    Oh, my… One DOES have the right to complain, according to the Constitution. All eligible voters should vote, but people have the right to complain, whether they vote or not. Now whether their complaints are justified, well, THAT’S another issue.

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    jenealholder  over 9 years ago

    im quite sure hobbes was being sarcastic…

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    tripwire45  over 9 years ago

    Ironically, following complex issues in the mass media and voting doesn’t seem to be working out, either.

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    trimguy  over 9 years ago

    No, that’s Rmoney’s campaign slogan: “Bush f***ed us, blame Obama”

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Calvin has defined the “99%” to a tea (sic)!

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    battle of plattsburgh  over 9 years ago

    Sadly, if everyone voted this country would be declining even faster than it is now.

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    tomwheaton  over 9 years ago

    When he wrote this back in the 90s there was no Tea Party yet, so I think he was incredibly insightful to see 20 years into the future as this describes the Tea Party/Knowing-Nothings to a T.

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    Pete Tiamo  over 9 years ago

    I get a big kidk out ot reading the comix but to many of you people are to critical of them. Wake and have a good laugh rather than be to critical of them.

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    CasualBrowser  over 9 years ago

    “People who dont vote DO have the right to complain, thats part of what makes this a great country. I dont want to live where freedom of speech is restricted in that regard.”-Our government recognizes and upholds people’s rights, but also curtails said rights if individuals break certain laws. Shirking your legal responsibilities is a sure way to have your rights abridged.

    -However-I think the “if you don’t vote you don’t have the right to complain” theory is referring to your moral standing rather than inalienable rights. If you don’t vote, you still have the legal and innate human right to complain, but from a moral standpoint, you’ve given up the legitimacy to voice your opinion. Of course, not having a moral leg to stand on has never stopped us from complaining….

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    FocusFuture  over 9 years ago

    Yeah, I miss Hobbes comments as well.

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    Dave Ferro  over 9 years ago

    Wow, sounds like Calvin is Obama’s long-lost twin brother!

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    dml337ira  over 9 years ago

    “It’s a lot more fun to blame things than to fix them.” — Suddenly TV news makes so much more sense….

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    sonnygreen  over 9 years ago

    Calvin must have an unlimited supply of wagons. Didn’t they wreck one just yesterday?

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    Dtroutma  over 9 years ago

    From JBS (even before) to Rush, the numbers willing to accept fanatics, rather than facts, and actually speak loud, but do little, to IMPROVE things have increased. Ignorance HAS become a badge of honor to an even greater extent, oddly, in our “information age”. Is it the credit, or the fault, of the “internet”, that DIS information, travels faster than information?

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    Jkiss  over 9 years ago

    I used to vote. Then we elected a president that actually lost the election (actual counted votes). If I got the opportunity to vote out lobbyists and the outdated electoral college, I would vote again. Then my vote might actually mean something. Until then, I’m done with this corrupt system we call American politics.

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    Ginny Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Then you indeed deserve the government you get.

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    travburg1  over 9 years ago

    Back then, there was not a Marxist in the White House.

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    Spyderred  over 9 years ago

    Spoken like a true Republican.

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    emilyzena  over 9 years ago

    Hey, sounds like Calvin is a born Republican!

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    tuslog64  over 9 years ago

    Today’s problems are a result of yesterday’s solutions.

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    Number Three  over 9 years ago

    Well you have a lot of knowledge about this Calvin unlike any other 6 year old.


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    Rockyhammock  over 9 years ago

    What a Profit. Calvin obviously grew up and is in Congress now.

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    fuzz3942  over 9 years ago

    Soooo true.

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    colegiopinson  over 9 years ago

    Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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    Gretchen's Mom  over 9 years ago

    Never say never, Calvin! I predict that when you become a grown-up, you WILL read the newspapers, you WILL follow complex issues and you WILL vote because there will be too many important subjects close to your heart not to. While I’ve never felt my vote really mattered all that much, I keep going back to the polls, hoping that one day, my vote WILL matter and our once great country will become great once again.

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    Bruce McKinney Premium Member over 9 years ago

    A true Republican in the making!

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    makemlaugh  over 9 years ago

    Never in recent history was there greater voter turnout than when Obama was elected. You wouldn’t know it now. All you ever hear and read anymore is nothing but complaints about him. Voting is no guarantee you’ll get what you want.

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    Mitchtheone  over 9 years ago

    True then as it is Today..

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    khpage  over 9 years ago

    Calvin – this only works if you first know what you’re talking about to begin with…

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    Vonne Anton  over 9 years ago

    Some go so far as to blame non-voters for the bad government the voters elected. If I didn’t vote for him/her…then it is not my fault! I can complain to the voters all I want about their bad decisions.

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    Phosphoros  over 9 years ago

    Calvin is saying that there is no genuine political solution to societies’ problems. And he is right. It’s just right vs. left in grasping for resources the politicians did not create or add. So the cycle of force goes round and round.

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    gocartmozart  over 9 years ago

    You better damn well CARE. When we’re in the shape of Greece, Spain, France, etc, you’ll be asking “how did this happen?”

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    rickray777  over 9 years ago

    “Placing the blame on outside circumstances might not solve anything, but it does make me feel better.”

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    orz  over 9 years ago

    Yet another insightful strip, good followup to yesterday’s.

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    cptvdo1  over 9 years ago

    Sssshhhhh…..You’ll give away the plan. -Barack O’bama

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    Smoocher  over 9 years ago

    " I found my Thrill , . .

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    LOWRIDER84  over 9 years ago

    @JohnnyDiegosounds like a great plan for Democrats.

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