Tom Toles for October 30, 2020

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    Concretionist  over 3 years ago

    As usual, Mini-Toles has the best lines.

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    RAGs  over 3 years ago

    Nothing is so bad that Trump can’t make it worse.

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    GreggW Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Freedom’s just another word for, nothing left to lose…

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    wildthing  over 3 years ago

    I used the F word, that’s what got me banned, S ok, waste of time anyway. Who cares.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago

    {Off-topic:} This article is about “Donald Trump and the American descent toward failed-state status”: –

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago

    Even MORE to Lose – {4 beats/line}

    A great deal MORE our nation will lose

    if folks yet AGAIN get tricked by the ruse

    of a warped and malignant narcissist whose

    effect on our country is to give us the blues.

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    Cpeckbourlioux  over 3 years ago

    What’s left to lose? My shoes? Already got the blues.

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    Ontman  over 3 years ago

    A nutshell of a comic. Thank you Mr. Toles.

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    mourdac Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you once again, Mr. Toles, you’ll be missed.

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    FrankErnesto  over 3 years ago

    But you are also a blatant racist, so you got my vote. Evangelical values.

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    Bookworm  over 3 years ago

    As a voter, I find the question “What have you got to lose?” a rather disturbing campaign slogan, especially from Donald Trump. Based on his record, his past, and his conduct, it’s a question I’d really rather not contemplate.

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    Redd Panda  over 3 years ago

    This may be Mr. Toles’ last strip? Maybe a Sunday piece? Anyway, Tom’s retiring, so sing out, boys and girls, with a note of appreciation, for many years of hard work.

    Just because we didn’t say it out loud, doesn’t mean, we didn’t enjoy your work. Tom, put the alarm clock in a drawer and have some nice lazy fun.

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    DHBirr  over 3 years ago

    He’s cost us our allies, too. Will anyone ever trust the U.S. voters again?

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    PraiseofFolly  over 3 years ago

    Through history there are thoughtful analyses of of human society in essays as well as stories of fiction. Piquant references to then-current politics are common.

    Among early tribes, cosmology, hunting, and warfare analogies appeared in storytelling. Religious myths expressed common concerns of people. Religious themes gradually merged with secular. Entertaining elements appeared in the narratives to provide interest for all ages.

    Later Romans had the fantasies of Lucian, among others. Various National Sagas extoll nobility and honor, and attribute fantastic abilities to their heroes. Later, we had “Utopia,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” and “Micromegas” of Voltaire, among other authors. “Brave New World” and “1984” are further, modern examples. Now, Science Fiction and Fantasy stories seem to continue the tradition, mostly secular in tone.

    “What Have You Got to Lose?” Through time, humans have lost basic freedoms to gain security and comfort. Donald Trump is only the latest to use that election slogan to entice lazy, non-contemplative voters. Those who resist the vision of Trumpism have given up much, but so far not their actual “souls.”

    In a Far Future, “Necromongers” are an aggressive interstellar empire that forces conversion to its ideals. Normal human life concerns are antithetical to their concept of societal purity. People of conquered worlds must be “converted.” What have they to lose? Against those who resist, the Lord Marshall can literally rip their souls from their bodies. (“Chronicles of Riddick”)

    Today, those in power rip out peoples’ dignity, their reputations, and joy of living — but so far not their actual “souls.” Trumpism is not the last dark movement to gain power. As did others, it preferrs implicit threat of violence, but will also act explicitly.

    Can we stop the spreading stain that Trumpism represents? This might be the national saga of our present generation. (The battle vs.Climate Change looms)

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 3 years ago

    You have to be nuts to not vote out every fascist, racist, sexist, covid spreading, post office destroying, election rigging, vote suppressing, Putin loving republican.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 3 years ago

    That.. was last elections “zinger”.. needs to be upgraded with an “else” As in.. What else do you have to lose?

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 3 years ago

    What surprises/disappoints me is trumps cheering crowds.. You are choosing a president folk.. not some carnival barker.

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    MaryBethJavorek1  over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your retirement, you will be missed!

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    brwydave Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you Mr Toles for all the thoughts you provoked.

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    yimhere  over 3 years ago

    Mr. Toles, we all took a vote, and you cannot retire. What do you expect us to do without you? And after Tuesday……..????

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    RSHAFFE1  over 3 years ago

    Thanks Tom, glad you can go out on top, we’re gonna miss the strip!

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    Bubba_Boo Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for everything Mr. Toles! You will be missed!

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    LJZ Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Farewell and thanks for the many years Tom!

    Finale strip’;

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    shamest Premium Member over 3 years ago

    What I have to lose Authoritism, A coming church-state, fascism, constant lies, seeing people die, kids disappearing, democracy dying. white privilege b*llsh*t (i am white), a future where people are removed for society because of skin color, religious beliefs, and sexual idenity. loss of anti-science beliefs. And yout and your damned family in the white house.

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    melangley Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Tom Toles just retired…with a cartoon

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    Jody H. Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Don’t mind losing tRump. Do mind losing you! Many thanks for your wit and talents on display, and the laughs you brought me every day! I hope you are healthy and happy more often than not, and I wish you all the best! Jody

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    briangj2  over 3 years ago

    Tom Toles, enjoy your retirement. You will be sorely missed.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Can we get Ann Telnaes in? She is also a WAPO Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist in the same political flavor as Mr Toles. Please??

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    trimguy  over 3 years ago

    I see on Twitter, Mr Toles is retiring. Pity he can’t stay for one more week. :(

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    joe ohara Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I will definitely miss this strip and wish you a very enjoyable retirement. Thanks for all the laughs.

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    Chris Sherlock  over 3 years ago

    Happy retirement, Tom! You performed a valuable service and we’ll all miss you!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Say it often, say it loud, say it everywhere: Republicans need to cheat to win!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!!


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    Michael G.  over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Tom Toles.

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 3 years ago

    Tomorrows strip is the last.

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    pc368dude  over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss you, Mr. Toles. Relax. You’ve earned it.

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    Kip W  over 3 years ago

    Just came back to find Mr. Toles has retired.

    I have to say, there goes one of the most incisive pens on all the editorial comics pages anywhere. The drawings go beyond economy to being the reductio ad absurdum of their subjects.

    I started as a sneering skeptic, and leave as a fan.

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    kv450  over 3 years ago

    I will miss his deliciously rude depictions of little wee-hands.

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    Zebrastripes  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy retirement but memory eternal! =~}

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    Kind&Kinder  over 3 years ago

    Well, Mr. Toles, God Bless you, and have a happy retirement. You have absolutely earned it. I, among many, many others, will miss you! I’ve admired your work for years!

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    Nuper Nocte  over 3 years ago

    I am broken-hearted about you retiring, Mr. Toles. You are one of the top editorial cartoonists ever.

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    PhilipSalem  over 3 years ago

    You are one of the all time greats.

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    Duane Ott  over 3 years ago

    I will miss his lower-right asides . So much clarity added to the absurdities of political obfuscation. Mumble on!!

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