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  1. almost 8 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    This is one of the last times Moe will have any kind of actual dominance, and though he’s “stupid”, I myself don’t take any pleasure in making that point. There are too many of these folks who vote . . . I sure wouldn’t want to alienate them if there was a chance they could vote against my interests.

  2. over 8 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I admire the way we get drawn in to “urgency” of Calvin’s situation then reality sets in at the end. It’s clever, and makes a good situation.

  3. over 9 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    “The name Greenland comes from the early Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumored to lie to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grœnland (”Greenland"), supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers.121314" a quote from Wikipedia. :It’s like “Hollywood”, where there’s no holly, for instance (and not much other natural vegetation, either)..

  4. over 9 years ago on [Deleted]

    It’s not so much they “cycles” that matter, but rather the extent of the extremes, cold or warm. If we’re going into a cycle that’s not exacerbated by our activities, then maybe you are right, but if we are, and that seems to be the consensus of those who know about these things better than you or I, then we should try our damnedest to control, or even eliminate, what we’ve created. I would err on the side of caution. For a lot of reasons.

  5. over 9 years ago on [Deleted]

    Yep . . . I like reading those.

  6. over 9 years ago on [Deleted]

    Depends . . .

  7. over 9 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Many years ago, on a commercial flight from NY to LA (Ontario), we were ahead of schedule, and the pilot announced that we were flying over his home country, the Arizona desert. He moved back and forth over the area, pointing out the sights to the people on either side of the plane, then said that he would fly us over the Grand Canyon, which he did, much to the delight of most of us . . . My guess is this was his last flight.

  8. almost 10 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Of course God and Satan exist, but only in as much as anyone of us sees them. They are not so much physical entities as they are concepts, concepts whose personification was meant to make them more believable to people. It is hard to imagine that all the universe would exist without being created, of that there seems to be a constant flux between good and evil without thinking someone must be in control of them. I have very different concepts of God and Satan; they are part of my world but as a scientific explanation for everything, not some mysterious beings.

  9. almost 10 years ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @orinocowomble – Lazy fat Womble always trying to catch an extra forty winks or an extra portion of pudding. Orinoco wears a floppy red hat and scarf.

  10. almost 10 years ago on Mike Luckovich

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech . . . " etc. It could be construed that this means the church can impel its members to follow its rules, more as a master than a shepherd, but to be fair in a non-religious sense all of the “sheep” have the right to eat whatever forage they can find, even if it’s not the “right stuff”. The “shepherd” can lead the flock to what he thinks is the right stuff, but he cannot deter them from gleaning that which they prefer as they go.