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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 07, 2013

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Yes!……. I’m first!………I’m first!Hello?…………… Anyone?Hmmm…………. Maybe it’s not all it’s cracked up to be………..

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Perhaps Susie can get some consumer protection under her state’s lemon laws:Click here: Wikipedia

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Today’s Calvin and Hobbes, from 1993, may have inspired the following FoxTrot, which Bill Amend drew as a tribute to Charles Schulz following Schulz’s death.Click here: FoxTrot (May 27, 2000)Tom Wilson drew the following Ziggy tribute to Charles Schulz in 1996, four years before Schulz’s death.Click here: Ziggy (March 21, 1996)Here is the fifteenth Peanuts strip that Charles Schulz published:Click here: Peanuts (October 18, 1950)And here’s one from nine years later, after Lucy was born and grew up, and with Snoopy looking older. Perhaps Snoopy aged from being around Lucy.Click here: Peanuts (August 12, 1959)

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    legaleagle48  over 6 years ago

    No doubt about it — Calvin is a budding Tea Partier!

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    margueritem  over 6 years ago

    Don’t we all, Calvin?

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    Newshound41  over 6 years ago

    http://www.gocomics.com/rudypark/2013/04/07

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    herdleader53  over 6 years ago

    @legaleagle48. A member of the Tea Party would never asked for a subsidy from the govt.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Let’s see…….. that was Tea Party comment number 327……..(Don’t mind me – I’m just a tea-totaler.)

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    ratlum  over 6 years ago

    Hes got a good business head.most have studied economics some where.

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    Linux0s  over 6 years ago

    Gotta say the kid has real-world economics down pat.

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    frodo1008  over 6 years ago

    When you consider how topical these almost 30 year old cartoons were, Bill Watterson was not only the funniest cartoonist in history, he was also amazingly prophetic at the same time!!

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    GROG Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It’s the consumer demand that really counts, Calvin. The customer is always right. You’d better take a pay cut if you want to stay in business.

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    reggie  over 6 years ago

    It’s a pity that only the Susies of the world read this – the Calvins are too busy Calvinising it.

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    Stew Bek Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Market driven solutions, don’t like the price, don’t buy the product, producer figures it out eventually and either adjusts or another producer sells the same product at a more reasonable price.

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    rentier  over 6 years ago

    Where is my subsidy?!!

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    vwdualnomand  over 6 years ago

    who makes good lemonade? or, is it just swill with chemicals?

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    Lucid Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Calvin grew up and is now an investment banker.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Hi, JoanHelen. Hope things are going well in South Africa. Must be nice to live where the U.S. economy has no effect on you. (Just kidding – I remember you saying that when the U.S. economy sneezes, South Africa catches cold.) There are few places in the world that aren’t affected by the U.S. economy.

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    Red_Fez  over 6 years ago

    Solyndra… Here I come!

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    Phosphoros  over 6 years ago

    The kid has indeed real-world scarcity economics and even some political economy down pat. Sadly, next week he’ll probably be griping to Hobbes about the consumer driven greedy culture of corporate America. (Mind you, I’m a free market liberty fan; and today he nails it.)

    Susie does too! The more options the consumer has, the better real pricing is; she SHOULD have choices and also be free to make them. This is not rocket science.

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    StkFigs  over 6 years ago

    Gosh, there are lots of demands.

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    Red_Fez  over 6 years ago

    Wait… where are all the crybabies complaining about the political comments? Oh, I know… it’s a one-way street for you guys.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 6 years ago

    So lifelike, it’s eerie. All it needs is the union and management complaints and conflicts.

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    peachyanddanny  over 6 years ago

    Or just agribusiness. Grow genetically modified corn nobody needs and get it made into ethanol. Subsidies. Welfare for corporate moochers.

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    rshive  over 6 years ago

    Well Susie… Let’s just call it freshly squeezed lemonade made from high country, ultrafiltered spring water. Feel better about the $15 now?

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    katina.cooper  over 6 years ago

    Calvin could have gotten more of a profit if he had outsourced his lemon aid and had it made in China.

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    johnmanjaybee  over 6 years ago

    @ legaleeagle. Teapartierer? This is a perfect illustration of liberal business mindset, the very antithesis of conservative business practices. If Obama ran a business, this is the way he would do it.

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    johnmanjaybee  over 6 years ago

    @ legaleagle The corporate bailouts were to Obamas big contributors and leftist buddies as payback. That is called crony capitalism, redistribution of wealth, miles away from true free market capitalism.

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    Red_Fez  over 6 years ago

    Look into how much Facebook is paying taxes this year, then get back to us. For Zuckerberg, it’s good to have low friends in high places.

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    unca jim  over 6 years ago

    Omnius, you wouldn’t know a tea-partier if you FELL over one. Always, even if the subject is kittens, you pop off like a broken record about tea-partiers. Btw, ask an older sort what a “record” is.

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    pauljmsn  over 6 years ago

    I am amazed to read these comments. Calvin demonstrates corporate greed at its worst and people here claim it’s how LIBERALS do business? That is simply dumb.

    I will admit, though, that Calvin can’t be a Tea Partier. He spelled “lemonade” correctly.

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    ajwaldtwo  over 6 years ago

    Calvin has provided the entire U.S. business model and a college business course in one comic. Bravo!

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    Supreme Comic Kid  over 6 years ago

    I demand laughter from this comic strip.

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    starbase502 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It looks like Calvin is an Obama campaign donor.

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    dale_r  over 6 years ago

    You silly as—holes….. The strip is on RIGHT POINT…. We are getting jerked around by the HAVES.

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    dustspecks Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Ah, free enterprise!

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    Number Three  over 6 years ago

    Hahahahaha… I love this strip today. Especially Calvin’s face in the 10th panel.

    xxx

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    sissybubba  over 6 years ago

    Just enjoy the comics and quit inserting your political views!

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    dulgeroff  over 6 years ago

    For all the Obama bashers out there may I remind you that this strip was written primarily during the Presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr? Seems to me if it is aimed at anyone, those are the people at whom it is aimed. What — Bill Watterson has ESP and wrote this because he had a vision of Barack Obama becoming President?

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    ratlum  over 6 years ago

    Just love todays strip.But I do not live in the US,I guess I must spend more time to understand your politics ,because I really want to understand what the heell you guys are talking about.We always buy and support America when ever we can,and proud to do so.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Hi Perkycat. I think we all have a choice to make – whether we will enjoy our lives, or whether we will spend our lives mired in arguments that can never be won. We can’t do both.

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    Rickapolis  over 6 years ago

    So say the corporations that are now people.

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Interesting how everyone here sees Calvin as a perfect example of the other side. One comment calling him a baby Democrat, and the next one calling him a junior Republican.

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    jaimeaut  over 6 years ago

    PERFECT!!! Love it!!! ♥

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    slatham100  over 6 years ago

    Still relevant after all these years.

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    Richtmyer  over 6 years ago

    Yep. Sho ’nuff

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Hi GretchensMom. Always nice to see your afternoon comments. May 27, 2000 was the day when more than 100 cartoonists paid tribute to Charles Schulz, following his death. Many of those strips are no longer available online because of copyright restrictions, but here are a few examples from the ones that still survive, which I think you will like:CathyLuannGarfieldTank McNamaraClose to HomeZiggy

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    Cat Hammer  over 6 years ago

    Federal Subsidies, fiscal 2010, for electric power ($ per megawatt hour):

    Oil and gas $0.64Hydropower 0.82Coal 0.64Nuclear 3.14Solar 775.64Wind 56.29

    Make whatever political hay you wish of that.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 6 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49: The Schulz tribute strips are available in book form from the Charles Schulz Museum in California, for $30. The book is called “Tribute to Sparky.” Go to the following link for the museum, then click on “Shop,” then “Books and Magazines.” It’s the book with the red cover.Click here: schulzmuseum.org

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    sashwa  over 6 years ago

    is this a repetition?..may be on 14th April 2011?

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    Hawthorne  over 6 years ago

    @Robert Landers & Night-Gaunt49 – It’s been going on for longer than that – but hardly anyone remembers.

    Not only have they succeeded in reducing the average attention span to twelve minutes or thereabouts, they’ve arranged for those of us who are old enough to remember to be drugged silly and shoveled into warehouses.

    Guess that fixes that …

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    Hawthorne  over 6 years ago

    Sure looks to me as if Capitalism has changed. These days it looks like government subsidized monopolies.

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    jkhandy  over 6 years ago

    Greed will ultimately cause the demise of this country. For us, “The People,” to allow it to even get this bad is truly pathetic on our part.

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    anotherbozo  over 6 years ago

    I thought Watterson stopped drawing this strip in 1995 (per Wikipedia). True? The point here seems very up-to-the-minute!

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    matalupe  almost 6 years ago

    Well, that’s Capitalism.

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