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  1. 7 days ago on Ted Rall

    Yes. Yes, he is.

    So bitter he’s even doing the racist right-wing “pretend I can’t pronounce the names of POC.”

    It’s sad.

  2. 20 days ago on That is Priceless

    Title of the real painting is Guardian in Front of the Garden of Love, so my guess is that it’s one of those allegorical excuses to paint naked women that the 19th century was so fond of.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Thoma_-W%C3%A4chter_vor_dem_Liebesgarten(1890).jpg

  3. 22 days ago on Mike du Jour

    Starkle, starkle little twinkWho the hell you are, I think….

  4. about 1 month ago on Wallace the Brave

    That is pretty much a perfect comic strip right there.

  5. about 1 month ago on Nancy

    I think this was originally formatted as two tiers of 3 — it reads best in the order Panel 3-2-1-6-5-4. (Excluding the title, which is separate.)

  6. about 2 months ago on Peanuts Begins

    Mansplaining was a thing, even in 1950. Or maybe “boysplaining”?

  7. 2 months ago on Ted Rall

    “Trump is probably slightly less scum than Biden though.”

    ?!!!?

    Is this purely a “Biden has been in government longer, so I can blame more deaths on him” thing?

    I don’t see any other way that connects to objective reality. Every single possibly scummy thing you can hang on Biden is clearly worse on the Trump side, from handsiness to dementia. But you do seem obsessed with toting up total deaths that you can somehow attribute to someone (well, only for Biden) as if that’s the only possible metric.

    It also strikes me that if Trump starts one war, the entire basis of your argument collapses. And we all expected in 2016 that he would have started at least one war by now, so I wouldn’t rely too heavily on that current lack.

    Your moral calculus is a bit suspect as well: Biden is solely responsible for actions the US government took when he was one of 100 Senators, but Trump bears no responsibility for things he actively did as President. (I do appreciate that you don’t do the usual American thing and say US lives are more important than “foreigners,” and I don’t want to try to argue in that direction.) Again, this only makes sense if you focus only on pure number of past deaths, and not on any other impact, domestically or globally. Global warming in particular has the potential to kill or displace billions.

    I get it: you hate Biden and desperately wish there were some other option. And your job is to have opinions loudly in public.

    But if you’re going to dive into your own comment section, it would help if you said things that weren’t factually wrong.

  8. 3 months ago on Ted Rall

    You’re really doubling down on the Cartesianism here, so you might as well go whole-hog. You can’t prove I, or anyone else, even exists. Therefore you might as well assume that Bernie is actually President right now, and all of your fever-dreams are reality. It could make you happier.

    Here in objective reality, we have history to serve as a guide and party platforms to indicate what nominees expect to do. We can also generally assume the sun will rise in the east every morning, that water will be wet, and that you will continue to troll.

  9. 3 months ago on Ted Rall

    You know, you’re right: I’ve been assuming you’re a reasonable person with a sense of the possible. I should say “Biden will do about 40% of what a sane leftist wants.”

    Is that better?

  10. 3 months ago on Ted Rall

    I’m from New Jersey. I knew what Trump was like. Me and people like me said this is exactly what would happen. People like you who prefer ideological purity didn’t listen. And this is what we got.

    I hope you’re happy.

    Or maybe, someday, you will learn a simple fact: that you dislike your only two options does not make them identical. You keep harping on “one is as bad as the other,” which is factually incorrect. Biden will do about 40% of what you want. Trump will do 0% of it, damage or destroy 30-80% of the things you thought were already won, and break other things randomly due to his narcissism and lack of empathy.

    As Adam Smith once said, “there is a lot of ruin in a nation.” There’s still a long way to fall, and a lot worse that things can get. Keep refusing to make choices and you’ll get to see a lot more ruin.