Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 04, 2012

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    Peabody-Martini  about 10 years ago

    It still takes a couple of decades before that really sinks in.

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    chireef  about 10 years ago

    is that Romney then?

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    Downundergirl  about 10 years ago

    BRILLIANT! Love this one Wiley!

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    RogueLeader  about 10 years ago

    It’s still unfair, but in his or her favor.

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    rogue53  about 10 years ago

    Sure would be nice to read a comic, or anything for that matter without it turning into some political name calling. Can we give it a rest here? Please?

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    Varnes  about 10 years ago

    Pretty good readers for that age…..

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    Varnes  about 10 years ago

    For some reason, when they grow up, it sounds more like whining……….

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member about 10 years ago

    I think it starts WAAAY before you’re born…It starts before you were conceived.In fact, before your grandparents were conceived…

    But like Varnes said, the crying babies are awfully good readers…

    Does that mean the smart or educated ones start whining earlier about the inequity….and the ones who can’t read can stay blissfully ignorant for a while?

    That would explain some things.

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    Lunatic  about 10 years ago

    A better choice would have been to post the lyrics to Richard & Linda Thompson’s “The End of the Rainbow”.

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    King_Shark  about 10 years ago

    Baby, baby, baby don’t you cryMama’s gonna leave you a trust fundDaddy’s got millions in the bankYour world will be as you want itAll the way till you die.

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    roctor  about 10 years ago

    Pity the babies that were fashion statements and not a lifestyle change.

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    tripwire45  about 10 years ago

    Pretty sure life was unfair even before that point, too.

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    cdward  about 10 years ago

    Ah, the question of fairness. When my kids say, “That’s not fair!” what they usually mean is, “I don’t like it.” However, there is a question of fairness that means something real in the world. In a 1-mile race, for example, it is unfair to give one competitor a half-mile lead over the others. In the early days of this country, we considered it unfair for the nobility to claim special privileges simply because they were born into the nobility. We felt that each person, given an equal start in life, ought to have a chance to make their own way. There is no such thing, of course, as an equal start in life. When one child is born into a poor family – even a hardworking poor family – they don’t have the chance for dance classes, ballet, gymnastics – even swimming lessons. They don’t have the opportunity to go to the better schools (or tutors, if they need them). They don’t get access to the most advanced technology. And they don’t get the networking others grow up with. Is that fair? No, of course not. We live today in a world very little different from the European peerage model we eschewed back then. Our wealthiest are, for all intents and purposes, our nobility, enjoying advantages most can’t even dream of – because they are born into it, not because they earned it. Yes, some brilliant and ambitious poor make it up the ladder – but they have to be more brilliant and more ambitious than their wealthier counterparts. Frankly, most people just aren’t that smart, even if they are hardworking.So…fair? It ain’t going to happen in this country. If you want fair, try Denmark. Their gap between wealthiest and poorest is surprisingly small.

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    Beleck3  about 10 years ago

    lol. some babies never grown up, they just grow older.

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    Beleck3  about 10 years ago

    and Mitt Romney is an anchor baby, his father was born in Mexico. talk abut irony!!!

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    hcr1985  about 10 years ago

    As a friend of mine would say “Life’s not fair..unless, of course, you have the right connections”

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    A_Dream4u  about 10 years ago

    I remember that sign! I did not take it seriously at first……..

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    yimhere  about 10 years ago

    Perhaps there’s more meaning in the term “EXIT” than was intended?

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    runar  about 10 years ago

    “I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, ‘what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?’ Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.”

    — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5
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    Linguist  about 10 years ago

    " Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter here ! "Beyond that door, kids, lies a Brave New World. Be afraid… Be very afraid…..

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    freeholder1  about 10 years ago

    You mean it’s OUR fault. Like the Bible says ? : )

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    IQTech61  about 10 years ago

    Well said, Night-Gaunt49! I would add that too often, people who say life is unfair are usually acting in unfair ways or excusing unfair behavior.

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    lcdrlar  about 10 years ago

    Romeny’s family worked to earn theirs, Kerry married into his, and the Kennedy Clan (MA family) made theirs in bootlegging and politics, Bushes made theirs in Oil, cattle and politics. No big difference. They all seem to grab what they want and leave the rest to try to get theirs.

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    Ernest Lemmingway Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Of course life is unfair. Despite the veneer of “equality,” it’s still very much a world of the strong (read: rich, powerful, amoral, unethical) ruling over the weak in the States and other countries. It’s like the zombies from “Land of the Dead” (how do you italicize now?): those pretty fireworks keep them nice and distracted as the pawns of the rich steal everything from under their noses. Substitute “fireworks” for “reality TV, tabloids, and celebrity scandals” and it’s pretty much the same thing in real life.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  about 10 years ago

    Life WILL be unfair if you go there

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    jahoody  about 10 years ago

    I’d put “Abandon Hope All Ye Who Exit Here” but since they can’t read, it makes no difference either way.

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    angusdad  about 10 years ago

    Well it is better to warn them early and let them get it out of their system.

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    Vonne Anton  about 10 years ago

    They’re all crying so much because they are tightly swaddled. They want to wave their arms and flail their legs…they want to be FREE!

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    Rickapolis  about 10 years ago

    When did they stop putting all the newborns in a ward like that, does anyone know?

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    JanLC  about 10 years ago

    You cried too when you were violently forced from a warm, dark comfortable, cozy space into a cold bright world with no physical connection to Mom.

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    freeholder1  about 10 years ago

    If they’d only bonded, maybe they’d be fair to everyone. but that’s nurture, not nature.

    Seriously, the theory of evolution, severely twisted by Huxley, has been used for its survival of the fittest doctrine to suit capitalist cut-throating. Hardly an ideal to be spouted against unfairness.

    Oh, and the fact we will NOT do anything is the ORIGIN of unfairness.

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    Dtroutma  about 10 years ago

    Life i always fair, if your parents or ancestors were “fairly” rich. Other “fairness” may come when someone WITH wealth or position, gives someone without, a “hand up”. A friend was on the verge of bankruptcy, when a guy helped him get a new start. It was because of HIS hard work and intelligence though, that the then became a millionaire, several times over, and the n HE “paid it forward”.- That’s “fair”.

    “Bootlegging” by the way was not only hard work, but dangerous at the time, as fictionally depicted in “Boardwalk Empire”. Interesting that it was “puritanical interests” that made it both profitable, and dangerous! Today’s “religious right” are again out to take control, and THEY are the ones looking for the profits. Not much “fairness” in their “do unto others”.

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    Rimmy Jo Buckles  about 10 years ago

    Talk about unfair. My sister’s husband left her with 5 kids and no income!

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    dabugger  about 10 years ago

    just learning how to breathe….

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    pawpawbear  about 10 years ago

    Too late Ethel, we done been ensenced(sp).

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    reynard61  about 10 years ago

    We are born naked, wet and hungry…and then things get worse.

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    pcolli  about 10 years ago

    “Survival of the fittest” doesn’t mean that only the strongest survive – it means that only the ones most suited to the environment will thrive.

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    idrinkalone  about 10 years ago

    I’m ashamed it took a comic to find this out !

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    rugratz2222  about 10 years ago

    The only 2 consistencies in life were death and taxes … until we were taxed to death.

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