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Matt Davies for September 11, 2009

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    believecommonsense  over 9 years ago

    Davies is representing that sometimes elusive notion of humanity … that medical care is a human need, not a benefit associated with a job. We don’t just live in an economy, we live in a society. appreciate it, Davies

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    nomad2112  over 9 years ago

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    NoFearPup  over 9 years ago

    [Libs are God.]

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    HUMPHRIES  over 9 years ago

    ^babblepup.

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    ezdeb  over 9 years ago

    Isn’t it just amazing what an intelligent response you get from the rightie posters?

    zzzZZZZZzzzz: (my fellow americans’ needs bore me until I can actually rouse myself enough to ridicule them)

    LibsRGod: Well, thanks! That’s your response to the idea of national unity after 9/11/01?

    My opinion? the president should just jettison republicans from the healthcare debate and pass a bill that progressives like. The administration has compromised on the public option, on single payor, on subsidies for insurance companies and on other issues. The republicans promise in return to…..insult the effort, make no meaningful proposal of their own, jeer and make up impossible rumors to slow down the process, and drum up fear of shadows to frighten people. Why should we not just pass what we want, and leave them to stew about it? They’re stewing plenty right now, and any attempt to compromise is met with screams of socialist and nazi.

    So why not design it, pass it and do the best for Americans? Republicans just want it to go away, and that’s not good enough anymore.

    There is no reasonable input from people like “Joe” Wilson, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, or their followers, Anandy, NoFear and zzzzzZZZZZzzz Nomad.

    Sez I!

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    believecommonsense  over 9 years ago

    fennec, thanks, I’ll look for that issue

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 9 years ago

    The problem I have with the 9/11 fervor - it was only based on finding someone to hate- basic human (Judeo-Christian-Muslim) thinking, sadly. I also believe the more flies with honey than vinegar goes back to the ancient Greeks (actually, likely to early hominids)- we’re slow learners indeed.

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    dshepard Premium Member over 9 years ago

    This toon is so one-sided and shows that the author has the exact same attitude that keeps us from ever being united.

    Just after 9/11 I beheld something I had never seen before and have never seen since…Americans acting like Americans. They forgot their Democrat/Republican arguments. They forgot their warm-squishy Politically Correct notions and became Americans again. It was a great time…a great few days. Sadly, a few days was all.

    The dust had hardly settled when we happily divided ourselves back up against each other just like clockwork. Our government got right back to doing what it did best…robbing us blind while we fight against each other.

    They are still doing it today.

    This ‘toonist obviously doesn’t get it.

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    cdward  over 9 years ago

    I wonder about this whole “United We Stand” business. It seems to me most of our history has been rather divided. From the very beginning, the tension between slave and non-slave states was palpable. The Civil War happened when things reached their inevitable snapping point, but despite the outcome, the division never stopped. I sometimes wonder if it might have been better for Lincoln to say, “If you want to go, go.” That way, there would be two countries, each taking their own political route. Not sure what the outcome would have been, but at least Republicans could have their place and Democrats could have theirs – and then they could start bickering amongst themselves. Just wonderin’.

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    Motivemagus  over 9 years ago

    Check out Harry Turtledove’s “alternate history” works, cdward. He’s a historian by training who meticulously researches periods, and then plays with them. Starting with “How Few Remain,” he launched a series where the North lost the South, and what happens up through WWII. Very intriguing.

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    cdward  over 9 years ago

    Rats! I wanted to write that book! Instead, I’ll get it from the library. Thanks for the tip, motive.

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    Motivemagus  over 9 years ago

    No prob. Turtledove has written scores of such books, all very well researched. I should have mentioned that How Few Remain launches a series of books, which has, let’s see, something like seven more books. All very good. He’s a good guy, too.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Cdward; Mottoes and titles are often ironic. The period of japanese history that saw WWII and the a-bombs is called showa (“era of enlightened peace”) Canada’s motto is “Ad mare usque ad Mare” (from sea to sea) when in fact, we have three oceans and are now trying to get a grip on the arctig ,our forgotten ocean.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Some quebeckers don’t speak french, especially the natives in the north since the federal government- who wasn’t bilingual until the Trudeau years- takes care of indian affairs. There are also some WASPs in the western part of Montreal. The separatists hate them!

    I’m the complete opposite; I don’t live in Quebec but I speak french. I’m an acadian living in New-Brunswick.

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