Henry Payne for June 11, 2019


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    Gary Williams Premium Member 5 months ago

    Anti Abortion people remind me of the Abolition movement in the mid 19th century. They wanted to end slavery but gave no iota damn what happened to the Blacks that were freed. The Abolitionists were just as racist as the Southern folks. These Anti Abortions give not one iota damn what happens to these kids after they are born and even decry that there are too many people on welfare.

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    NeoconMan  5 months ago

    Oh, golly; this argument is so easily turned on its head to point out the hypocrisy of Conservatives. Ask them who should have the final say on the following issues concerning kids, the parents or the government?

    Whether kids should get vaccinations, where they go to school, what they eat, what religion they belong to, what doctors they go to, or any other decision concerning the kids. In all cases, the answer will we must trust the parents to make all decisions as they know far better than the government as to what the kids need. But when it comes to abortion, suddenly the parents can no longer be trusted to make that decision and the government must take over.

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    gcottay  5 months ago

    Good shot. Republicans do generally support forcing local schools boards to either directly or indirectly fund private schools. When and only when those private schools only get funding for their services to children of poverty I could get behind that.

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    brwydave Premium Member 5 months ago

    If you have enough money you can send your kids to any school that will take them. But, sending your kids to private school does not relieve you of your obligation to pay taxes and support public education for all of our children.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    Once again, Henry: If fewer abortions are what you really want, make birth control available, effective and used.


    Of course, that’s NOT what people like Henry want.

    What they want, is to keep Those People from sinning — and severely punish them if they do sin.

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    lonecat  5 months ago

    Where I grew up in the 1950s, there was no choice about schools. There were two schools: a white school and a black school. The government decided who went to which school. Conservatives loved it.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    You have no room to speak about hypocrisy, Mr. Payne. Your “party of small government” tried to regulate who could marry whom.

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    DrPawl  5 months ago

    When people choose a place to live, they generally want:

    1. One fire department that can put out fires

    2. One police department that can keep the streets safe

    3. One court of law that is fair and impartial

    4. One public works department that builds and maintains safe roads and bridges

    5. One sanitation department that pipes the crap away

    6. One water works that provides clean drinking water

    7. One school system that teaches young people the skills that they need in order to be responsible citizens

    Why must republicans mess with this?

    Look, we have choice in supermarkets, car dealerships, barbers, physicians, dentists, florists, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, hairdressers, haberdashers, brewers, psychiatrists, podiatrists, psychologists, accountants, gun shops, blacksmiths, farriers, pawnbrokers, cobblers, seamstresses, chiropractors, dry cleaners, car washes, laundromats, jewelers, theaters, restaurants, realtors, plumbers, joiners, undertakers, gas stations, repairmen, stockbrokers, physical therapists, tobacconists, butchers, bakers, greengrocers and a few things I haven’t listed.

    Some things are better when provided by private industry, and some other things are better when provided by the government. I believe that primary and secondary schools are better handled by the latter.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 5 months ago

    We do have a choice on whether to read Mr. Payne’s cartoons or not. I choose to read them because I get a kick them.

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    What he’s complaining about is that liberals think you should pay all of what it costs to send your kids to a private school. Particularly a school that hides behind “religion” so it need not teach anything rational. What he would like to see is a tax on everyone but the rich that pays for private schools for those with the pull to get their kids into them and lets a little bit of the remainder trickle down to public schools.

    Personally, I’m not a big fan of the way public schools are currently operating, but I don’t really have a useful suggestion about how to make them what they should be. Maybe put librarians in charge of them all?

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    I’m sure it is a great relief to Payne to be able to draw a car upon which he can post stupid bumper stickers.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I am beginning to think that Henry is swallowing more than just the Kool-Ade.

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    Zykoic  5 months ago

    My parents sacrificed to send me to a private school because my older brother was recruited into a gang at the local public school. As a parent I assessed the local public schools and sacrificed to send my kids to private school. My grandkids….Things seem to not change in many years. Public schools do a poor job in this country. ( Yes I pay my taxes. ) Politicians seem to recognize this also and send their children to private school. Note the number of foreign educated and foreign born engineers, scientist, doctors, business leaders, etc. Some other countries try harder. Neither U. S. political parties address the quality of public education rather embrace their insider trading, PAC money, their future lobbying career. One cannot vote them out. Most people are apathic.The majority of voters are generally ignorant.

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    Daeder  5 months ago

    They should be able to send their kids to any school they want to pay for. Taxes should pay for, and only pay for public schools.

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