Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for November 04, 2018


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    momofalex7  over 2 years ago

    Amen to that.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    At least I voted last week.

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    JoanHelen  over 2 years ago

    Yes, Americans, please, all of you, vote. The rest of the western world is affected by the election results in the USA. The world stock exchanges are affected; our currency value is affected; why do you think you are thought of as the leader of the western world?

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    rekam Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Yes, VOTE!!!

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    x_Tech  over 2 years ago

    Mailed my ballot on Friday. Don’t like the way I voted, feel free to vote your way.

    Just Vote

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    kfccanada  over 2 years ago

    It takes a lot of trust to vote for someone! hopefully, the correct person for the job wins.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 2 years ago

    This coming Tuesday, do the right thing. Vote.

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    John Wiley Premium Member over 2 years ago

    My wife and I voted early last week. And Wally, we don’t have a democracy anyway. We have a representative republic.

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    dwane.scoty1  over 2 years ago

    Early voting is one of the few good ideas enacted by our local Dems.I think they are going to regret it Wednesday AM!

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 2 years ago

    Agree to voting, but some of those lines are just wrong. Bad people are not elected due to people not voting, but because they managed to convince enough to vote for them (and for the american system the right places).

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    The TM  over 2 years ago

    I voted on 11/1. If you haven’t done so yet, please do so!

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    derdave969  over 2 years ago

    And the corollary to all this is accept the result as the will of the people. Even if you don’t like it.

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    InvertedCow  over 2 years ago

    I am guessing that the Americans are having some sort of a vote… And now we all must know

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    jlsnell327  over 2 years ago

    Yes! And no candidate will be perfect, so let that go and vote anyway.

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    YulanaLow  over 2 years ago

    Mailed in my ballot two weeks ago!

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    ericarol6  over 2 years ago

    It is important to vote in our republic.

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    DaveJohn1  over 2 years ago

    How many of those “mailed ballots” conveniently disappear, get damaged, spoiled, or not received? At least when you stand in line, you can see it registered as received…if you even get a ballot to register and not conveniently find that you are not even registered for some reason?

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    Or, don’t vote and trust me. Like many here I have already voted and I vote in every election. If you don’t vote you are saying “I trust Bruce to vote for what is right.”

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    arianseren  over 2 years ago

    Excellent message – take it to heart please – I’ve voted – will you?

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    russef  over 2 years ago

    Everyone gets one vote—except in some states.

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    thedoctoru  over 2 years ago

    I waited a whole week for this? Bring back the funny….

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    dawnk777  over 2 years ago

    I voted last week too!

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    stepzla  over 2 years ago

    We have a republic… not a democracy. I would prefer a voter that is informed about the issues over someone who has no clue about the issues but is voting just to say they voted.

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    jomali3945  over 2 years ago

    You might add, “Inform yourself before you vote” – uninformed voting is worse than not voting at all.

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago


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    jbordzol  over 2 years ago

    Sorry, but in some places, voting is more difficult than it should be.

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    joeatwork212  over 2 years ago

    I don’t remember a call to vote when Bwana was in his midterms. At least she’s more subtle than others.

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    whiteaj  over 2 years ago

    If you’re not interested enough to vote without having your arm twisted, please stay home. And don’t bother to vote by mail either. It’s such a PAIN.

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    Herb L 1954  over 2 years ago

    Hitler was voted in legally.Then things went horribly wrong.Don’t let a dick tater continue to run our country into the ground,or further ;(

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    lucereta  over 2 years ago

    “Bad people are elected by good people who didn’t vote.” Amen.

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    kaycstamper  over 2 years ago

    How is this a comic? Voting is about the most serious issue I know!

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    mrobin9  over 2 years ago

    Please not in the comics

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    mike92127  over 2 years ago

    It is a Constitutional Republic. It is NOT a Democracy.

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    JeffSievers  over 2 years ago

    Great strip. wonderful message.

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    JakeMandile  over 2 years ago

    voted already

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    Flatlander, the commentator formally known as...  over 2 years ago

    What is the American fascination with electing every possible office? You have to go electronic or the ballots would look like a copy of the Sunday NY Times.

    Judges and Law Enforcement, among others, should be qualification not popularity.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Already voted.

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    WF11  over 2 years ago

    A cartoon in Mad Magazine many years ago about this subject really sticks with me: the young guy has just turned 21 (this was before the 18-year old vote) and he’s talking about how “there are power in these votes”, etc., etc., and then says “I’m going to protest, by not voting!”.

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    Amanda Lee  over 2 years ago

    im in canada… wish this was a funny strip

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    1MadHat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’m an Election Judge – the people you see out there on election day. I don’t care how you vote, just please do it. Keep me busy! 8^)

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    GaryLane  over 2 years ago

    Love your November 4, 2018 comic! Every vote does count unless you live in your family’s home for generations on an unnamed street on a reservation.

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    GaryLane  over 2 years ago

    Oregon’s paper mail ballot is great.

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    sjsczurek  over 2 years ago

    The third panel: the most true.

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    suv2000  over 2 years ago
    but but for my guy otherwise stay home
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    kab2rb  over 2 years ago

    I go to comics to escape real life, and so far 2 comics talk politics. Part of lives in my home voted by mail, husband and I voted early. For Governor our location. Not impressed.

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    MCProfessor  over 2 years ago

    Perfect nonpartisan statement.

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    tomcoppedge  over 2 years ago

    Well, it’s not a Democracy. It is a Representative Republic, but the point is the same. I voted Thursday….you need to vote as well.

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    greatgrannyszoo  over 2 years ago

    we voted 2 weeks ago. will be glad when it over tired of all the finger pointing and fighting…..

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    ME HARPO  over 2 years ago
    1. If nobody votes, it’s not a democracy.2. If you don’t vote, people will not take you seriously.3. Voting is how you define yourself as part of something larger than yourself.4. If you do not vote, someone else will make the decisions for you. Voting is part of your independence.5. It matters. It matters to the future of you, your family, your community.6. People who don’t vote are letting down their families and community.7. Moms, do you have an 18 year old in the family? If so, get him/her registered and be sure they vote.8. Refusing to vote isn’t rebellion. It’s surrender.9. Love your country? Prove it. Vote.

    10. Voting is the great equalizer. The richest billionaire in America gets just one vote, the same as me.11. What do the smart people do? They vote. Be a voter.12. Elections have consequences. Be a voter.13. Elected officials make all the big decisions, and they listen to the people who vote.14. If you don’t vote, you’re invisible to the elected officials who make all the big decisions.15. Did you know people with money spend billions on elections? Billions spent for television, mailers, people to make phone calls and knock on doors. The smart people spending all that money are trying to influence the voters. If it didn’t matter, they wouldn’t do it.16. If you don’t vote because you think your vote doesn’t matter, then the people who don’t want you to vote because they are afraid of how you’ll vote have won.17. Bad people are elected by the good people who did not vote.18. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died to protect your right to vote. You owe it to them to vote.19. It’s the right thing to do.

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    Baarorso  over 2 years ago

    Mailed in my ballot to the Elections Commission weeks ago.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Food for thought from George Carlin… I vote in every election myself…

    " Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says, ‘They suck’.

    But where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality.

    No, they come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, American businesses, and they’re elected by American voters.This is the best we can do, folks. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.

    ….I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain.

    Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain”, but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.

    I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created. That I didn’t have anything to do with.

    So when you’re having one of those swell elections that you like so much…on that day I will be doing essentially the same as you…the only difference is when I get done masturbating I’ll have a little something to show for it."

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    gmorse76  over 2 years ago

    The US is NOT a democracy!!!! It’s a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC! Does anyone even remember what that is?

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    Charlie Tuba  over 2 years ago

    If you love your country (or you hate how it is being run) then VOTE! Your life may depend on it!

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    edreajr  over 2 years ago

    If you didn’t vote, then don’t complain about the results.

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    jmworacle  over 2 years ago

    Voting is the cornerstone to or Republic. Read ALL sources on the candidate or the issue.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Vote in a way that will leave a better world for your kids. Or other people’s kids.

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    icwhyte  over 2 years ago

    George Carlin on voting:

    Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says, “They suck”.

    But where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality.

    No, they come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, American businesses, and they’re elected by American voters.This is the best we can do, folks. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  over 2 years ago

    Vote early, vote often.

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    sunchaunzo  over 2 years ago

    If voting actually worked, it would be illegal.

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    fuzzbucket  over 2 years ago

    It’s over! Get over it!

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    I voted too but why is Stone Soup frozen ????

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    Carl Fink Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Did the comic end? No updates for a week?

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Thank you for this.

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    Mema Jean  over 2 years ago

    Just one vote only please.

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    Sparks13  about 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, the one person, one vote thing is a myth. People in sparsely settles dtates like Wyoming get 3x the electoral votes per capita that more populated states get. They get 3 votes, for your one.

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