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  1. 4 months ago on Non Sequitur

    Buzz kill on Jantootwennytoo not too kind

  2. 4 months ago on Non Sequitur

    Must be. Wiley says so. So there.

  3. 11 months ago on Birdbrains

    We feed the Finches, Siskins, and Towhees all day every day. do predators get some? Sure but many many more flourish…

  4. about 1 year ago on Mutt & Jeff

    Then we all must be thankful there are Unions. Without them clowns who try to exploit workers would operate unhindered. Be careful what you wish for …

  5. about 1 year ago on Birdbrains

    Bogus Basin, Idaho comes to mind. Got its name in the 19th century when two idiots prospected there convinced the “gold” in the creek was the mother lode. Iron Pyrite. Now a world class ski resort. There is gold in them thar hills…

  6. over 8 years ago on Mike Luckovich

    Brilliant!

  7. over 10 years ago on Pat Oliphant

    The worst of this is there will be legions of rethugnocant drones falling out for morning formation and marching to the polling places to duly mark their ballots for more of the same.

  8. almost 11 years ago on Jim Morin

    Not only privatize the military but pay them what they are worth, given the job. In Vietnam Westmoreland was once asked by a reporter after the rank and file had received a wage increase (privates went from $96 a month to $105 a month (a 10% increase!) whether that was a good idea, given the economic troubles of that particular quarter. His response was a question to said reporter, “What would it take for you to walk point in a Marine squad?”

    The reporter replied completely straight facedly, “not even for my current salary of $25000 a year.” So now if we privatize the military, how much will we pay a Grunt Rifleman? Radio Operator? Machine Gunner? Corpsman?

    Right now they make something like twenty to thirty thousand a year. How man of you dullards out there would walk point in a patrol making twenty thousand a year. What price would privatizing the militry have to settle on to get someone to volunteer to be a Grunt Radio Operator in the fire team at the pointy end of the spear?

    My answer is that just like many things the government does and many things no private entity would be willing to do if we left it to private business, we couldn’t afford it. That is why government exists. For the social good.

    It is true that many times government could do it better but to claim that business could always do it better is just plain stupid. However, being a fair minded liberal of the far left extreme type I am perfectly willing to let you rock ribbed conservative types have your way. No subsidies whatever for anything at all. No government except for providing mutual defense and ensuring the free flow of goods between states. No government interference at all in the business of the people. I would give you six months and you would be crying like a bunch of little girls.

  9. almost 11 years ago on [Deleted]

    …and of course that was what the Yahoo folks originally intended and it was a good thing when it started but got very messy in trying to out google Google.

  10. almost 11 years ago on Biographic

    One of the best in a long, long time.