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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Jim Lou

    What goes around comes around. Watch out for the buzz saw. Wasn’t that a movie?

    • johninPCFL

      The original Doctor No has Bond being sawn. During the storyboarding for the movie (renamed Dr. No), they replaced it with the laser cutter.

  • Stuped people sign stupet pleges. The party is above all things, it takes corruption to suceed.

    • ObozoMustGo

      gar… you have no business calling anyone stupid. Read your own writing, you moron!

      Remain oblivious, and have a nice day!

      “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

      • I think you already went,your comment stinks!

      • metrognome3830

        Hi OMG. I figured I would find your post here. You always comment on the cartoon. So now you are posting your own quotations? I have to say, speaking as someone widely regarded as a fool (well, just by family, friends, acquaintance et. al.) I find that quote to be quite hurtful. But, at least, your spelling is excellent.

        Have a great day!

        • You have his name wrong it’s Bozo the Idiot. He thinks his replies are intelligent or sharp but all he does is copy and paste some quote he found somewhere or makes up. This is the guy who proclaimed a landslide in the presidential election but for Romney. He also claimed that President Obama ignored the white people in the NY area during the storm Sandy time. He used areas like Long Island, Staten Island and Coney Island as examples, apparently BtI doesn’t know much about the racial makeup of the NYC metroplitan area. So take anything he states with a big grain of salt.

          • metrognome3830

            No, OMG isn’t an idiot. He’s wrong a lot, but not an idiot. I was away during “Sandy” so I didn’t see his comments about that. Or about Romney’s landslide victory. So there are two more things he is wrong about. But OMG does like to rile people up. And he’s very good at it. Actually we have had many adversarial exchanges but we keep it friendly. He’s a good guy. Just misguided. And he, of course thinks we are misguided. And that’s OK. I see you are from NY or thereabout, so I can see why you are upset by his comments about Obama ignoring white people.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Metro… I do not count you amongst the oblivious, my friend. 😉 You know that. And yes, I do have some quotations that I use when appropriate.

          Have a great day, Metro!

          “Rule of thumb… never trust what comes from the mouth of a socialist politician. They are only lying to you so they can spend other people’s money to build up their own power base and bureaucracy.” – ObozoMustGo

          • metrognome3830

            Addendum to your rule of thumb: “Never trust what comes from the mouth of a politician, Socialist, Democrat, Republican or any other politician of any stripe. They are only lying to yoou so they can spend other people’s money to build up their own power base and bureaucracy” – ObozoMustGo – with slight alterations by Metrognome3830

          • ObozoMustGo

            Metro my friend, you crack me up! 🙂

            I’ll accept your revision with a caveat… the only place where politicians live that don’t want bigger government is in the Republican party… those that are more libertarian and constitutional conservatives. Unfortunately, there are not enough of those… YET! Can you imagin a politician getting elected on the message that people don’t need government benefits and subsidies? I’m afraid that horse has left the barn. Too many people too dependent upon too much government. The ship is going down. Very gradually, but it is going down. 🙁 🙁 🙁

            Have a great day, my friend!

            “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

      • mjw1952

        A smart person recognized satire.

        • SaneJane

          I see what you did there.

  • peatar

    Republicans-Dumb Students
    How can Adults sign a Pledge to do or not to do anything, especially politicians??????

  • patuxant

    Norquist made no pledge to me. He doesn’t speak for me. He also doesn’t speak for the majority of Americans.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Hi Puxy! Just so you and the others know, the pledge Grover wrote up was not a pledge to him, rather a pledge to you and I, the Amercans. Just like Nappy above copied the oath of office, that oath is being administered by a judge, but the oath is not to the judge. In the same way, Grover is attempting to make politicians stick to their guns.

      Why is it when a Republican politician takes a pledge to do as he/she promised to their voters in their own elections, and then sticks to that pledge, why is that a problem? I don’t really understand the hypocrisy of you guys on the left. Isn’t a politician that keeps their promises what everyone expects? Even if you don’t like their promises, you have to admire their fortitude and character, don’t you?

      Finally, on this issue of taxes, you all on the left must know what the amount of increased revenues the Fed government will get by raising the tax rates, don’t you? You should know, but somehow I think the idea that you are punishing someone else that you percieve to have more than others is really the objective, not raising revenue. Isn’t that reallywhy you all support such nonsense? I think so.

      In reality, the tax increases will only bring in $90 Billion. That’s all. In a budget that is $1.2-1.3 TRILLION IN DEFICIT EACH YEAR UNDER OBOZO. Do you recognize this? Does this have any meaning to you? Do you realize that raising the rates on millionaires and billionairs that make $250,000 is going to accomplish absolutely nothing?

      By the way, will one of you leftist freaks out there tell me how $250,000 equals millionaire and billionaire? This must be leftist freak math because I don’t get it. Help explain this one to me.

      I hope you are well, Puxy! 🙂

      “You can only confiscate the wealth that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth — and that future wealth is less likely to be produced when people see that it is going to be confiscated.” – Thomas Sowell

      • metrognome3830

        I believe it was Boehner who made the statement that 1/2 of the upper 2% made $250,000 per year. You’re the numbers man, you tell us how that equals millionaires and billionaires. I like your description of $90 billion as “only.”

        Have a great day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Metro, $90 Billion IS a lot of money and in the context of $1 TRILLION + annual deficits, it should make you freightened to see that such a large sum of money is but a drop of water in the 10 gallon tank that is our fiscal disaster.

          And if you think that Obozo is going to take that $90 Billion and apply to the debt, I must inform you that I am bridge salesman and have some premier bridges on sale for cheap. Let me know if your interested in buying one. 🙂

          Have a nice day, my friend!

          “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan

  • Justin Napolitano

    The following is the oath Congressmen recites when taking office:

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

    Notice it doesn’t say anything about Grover Norquist and taxes.

  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. the REAL Cartoon of the Day!

    [click image to enlarge]

    Have a nice day!

    “Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.” – Winston Churchill

    • metrognome3830

      And still others look at private enterprise as a way to earn their keep, provide shelter and food for their family and, just maybe, be successful enough to branch out and start their own business someday. Winston, like many of the people of the “right” persuasion tend to lump all the working stiffs into one mass of greedy freeloaders just hanging around until they can get their “enttlements.” There are times when the private entrepreneur provides the wagon and the workers are the horses pulling the sturdy wagon. There are people who fail to recognize that fact.

      • ChristianMartin

        Well put M.G. Have you ever seen The Secret of Oz documentary? Or read Atlas Shrugged? I think that’s where we are headed as a nation…where private enterprise and a tough as nails work ethic are despised and fleeced by the lazy,chronically medicated, history ignorant freeloaders America seems to be pandering to.

        • metrognome3830

          I haven’t seen “The Secret of Oz” documentary. But I did read “Atlas Shrugged,” back inmy mid-twenties. And it reaffirmed my belief in liberalism and trade unionism. Much the opposite reaction Ms. Rand would have hoped for, I’m sure.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey Metro, my old friend! How are you and Mrs. Metro doing? I hope you both are well. By the way, how’s your friend from the cruise?

        I think you are wrong about the “lumping of working stiffs into one mass of greedy freeloaders”. That assumption is one that comes from the mindset of a person who views the world in a “proletariat vs. bourgeois” framework and assumes business owners do as well. But I get why you do. As a former union negotiator, you’re working world perception was always one of an adversarial relationship with business. They on one side of the table, you on the other, each fighting against the other for favorable contract terms. But I must tell you that I am in the business of working for entreprenuers and investors that need to hire people to build their companies, and I don’t know a single one that regards employees as backs to whip for their own greed. Rather, every single one I know recognizes the value of employees and the critical role each and everyone plays in trying to make a successful go of a start up or a company saved from bankruptcy by private equity.

        I stand by Winston’s quote.

        Have a nice day, Metro. Pass my regards to Mrs. Metro please.

        “You cannot make the poor man rich by making the rich man poor.” – Winston Churchill

        • metrognome3830

          I did say, in my reply, that “some people” feel that way. You are wrong about my mindset as a person who participated in contract negotiations for the union. Negotiating a contract is certainly an adversarial relationship, but that is quite different from a hostile relationship. It is adversarial in the respect that each side is trying to get the best deal for their group. In my case we did not negotiate with individual business owners, we negotiated with a group of business owners who had their own national “union,” which they preferred to call an “association.” It sounds so much more sophisticated that “union.” Some were more hard-nosed than others, for sure. But there was rarely any outright hostility. In fact, I had quite friendly relations with several of the business owners I sat across the negotiating table from. I worked for more than one of them during my nearly 40 years in the trade. Wel negotiated. That’s an exercise that goes on in business every day. You try to sell me a bridge at what you consider a good price. I try to get it for a lower price. We present our cases, agree on a price and conclude the deal. No shouting, no banging on tables and no fistic encounters or taking revenge if the other guy got the best of the deal. As for knowing any employers who had a low opinion of their employees, you may not know any, I only knew of one. But there will always be employers and employees who have no respect for one another. You can consider yourself lucky to have not known any. Failure to negotiate is what causes problems. This is the biggest failure of our present government. Standing by your principles is good. Failing to negotiate in good faith simply to gain political power or to line one’s own pockets is reprehensible and not good for the country. Republicans need to kick the likes of Grover Norquist to the curb and get down to business and negotiate in good faith. Why do they want to let one man, with more money that he knows what to do with, control their whole party any more than a group of businessmen would let one hostile member determine what the rest of them should do. The Republicans made a lot of noise about running the government like a business. Then do it.

          Have a great day! And I will pass on your regards to Mrs. Metro.

  • If a person is elected to Congress or the Senate or any other house of representatives for that matter, his allegiance should be to the voters or constituents who elected that person and ultimately to whichever House of representatives that he was elected to. The idea that you can have a situation where people stand to be elected by the people to serve them and those elected people negate on their manifesto to the voters to sign pledges with other unknown private citizens or non-entities is to say the least a betrayal and treasonable. Grover Norquist did not single handed elect the republican congressmen and women to congress. So they owe him nothing. For this man to waylay elected leaders and make them to sign an illegal document or documents goes against the grain of democratic principles. The GOP/conservative members of Congress must know that they were elected by their constituents to serve them in Congress but not to serve the interests of an individual lobbyist by the name Grover Norquist. Frustrating government efforts to solve the economic crisis afflicting the country, dealing with high unemployment is not what these congress men were elected to do. They were elected to join hands with other leaders to solve the challenges facing the country together, and they should immediately drop the Grover Norquist pledge in order to serve their voters. Procrastinating in the name of honouring the Grover Norquist pledge shows how inefficient and unfit to lead the conservative congressmen and women (House of Representatives) are. They are better advised to start co-operating with the President in order to solve the economic crisis and the unemployment facing the country. These should be the key objectives of the elected representatives of the people and not fulfilling pledges to unelected non-entities. Why give someone so much power when he does not deserve it? Why make someone feel so important about himself when he is worthless as compared to you the elected representatives? The earlier the conservatives in the House wake up to realise that they owe it to their voters to be in Congress the better for their political careers in future. These people in Congress should start working with the President immediately to solve the issues that affect the voters and discard pledges with Grover Norquist.

    • rgrein

      FINALLY! Someone else notices that Norquist is soliciting treason! To say nothing of pulling us back to those halcyon days of the gilded age where the rich were fat and flush, and the rest were poor – starving in factories or streets, it didn’t matter. Grover reminds me of a farmer trying to get cattle into the chute for slaughter.

  • llet the bush tax cuts expire; damn mitch mcconnel and his so called job makers.