Letting the rest of the world go to Hell is a great idea. Especially the middle east. Now, let's get those oil wells a'pumpin' over here and let them eat oil and rub it on for medicine in the middle east.
When our own privileged citizens with government financial support and infinite opportunity to succeed would rather live in decaying ghettos and shoot each other for sport than live like civilized people, that should be a lesson to us that we can't change human nature. People who want to live like savages will do so, whether in Orchard Knob or in Syria.
The whole lesson here is that government cannot be trusted. You can't even expect them to obey the laws. I know this, because I worked for the federal government and saw countless violations of law which went unpunished for many reasons, most of them being that violent crime was not involved, and the crime was waste, or deception, or misuse of taxpayer funds without outright embezzlement.
What do you do when the agency responsible for enforcing the law refuses to do so? When they have a "threshold" on dollar value, or a special category (it's not really a crime unless some oppressed minority group is the victim) that allows them to ignore economic crime against mainstream citizens, that means that white-collar crooks get away with whatever they want.
At the federal level, all law enforcement is politically motivated. If the administration is not behind it, it doesn't happen. It ought to be against the law, and it IS against the law, but there's nothing we can do about it. We're living in a situation now that's as bad as it ever was under a foreign monarch.
Okay, so far, the Obama administration has been responsible for IRS targeting of political opponents, retaliation against non-supportive news media, and now spying on every cell phone in the United States.
They told a bunch of people a bunch of lies to get elected, and now they're being caught by their own bad actions.
So, how do you tell the difference between an Obama supporter and a Romney supporter? The Romney supporter is living in his car. The Obama supporter is living in public housing.
After the wink, shouldn't a liberal come by and toss in food stamps, tennis shoes and a cell phone?
And, so, you don't realize that the Patten Towers situation is 100% instructive as to the performance of government when we depend upon it for the basic necessities of life? So, you want them to handle your health care too?
After recent experience with relatives in some of the local tax-funded care facilities, I've instructed my wife that, if I someday require such care, to leave me out in the woods with a bottle of vodka instead. Preferably, in a place with bears.
With the price of energy going sky high, I'd rather spend a few cents to produce my own "spring" water at home, right there under the sink, with a simple, inexpensive reverse-osmosis water filter system. It's the same process they use to produce Dasani water (for use in making soft drinks).
People who don't depend on productive industries for their living have the luxury of criticizing the 95% of people on this planet who DO. Poor people who work are the ones most hurt by the high cost of gasoline. How about doing something for them, instead of the poor people who don't work, and the cartoonists who pretend to work.
Clay's talents would be much more appreciated if they were applied to something he's qualified to do, like pasting up the weekly flyer from Dollar General Stores.
There was a time when conventional wisdom held that two men having sex with each other was perverted. What were they thinking? What is actually wrong with being obsessed with sex and having, literally, hundred of same sex partners in a lifetime? I mean, that kind of behavior was only responsible for the worldwide spread of AIDS and for the deaths of millions of innocent victims who had no idea that their homosexual partners carried the virus, right? What's the harm, after all?
You can say that Michelle Bachmann is as crazy as an outhouse rat, and you'd be pretty close to right, but geez; she sorta has a point too. If gay men don't want to live the life they find in the gay community, what's wrong with them seeking something different? Is that different from getting a sex change operation? No.
There are also people in the deaf community who disapprove of cures for deafness, but for those who want the cure, what's wrong with providing it?
Live and let live goes both ways. It's okay if someone doesn't want to be gay. Maybe, for them, it IS a choice. Why deny anyone a choice?
I don't wish harm upon anyone, but honestly, if the tsunami that's going to be caused when the Baltimore Canyon slide occurs in our lifetime, I hope it's while both houses of Congress are in session. The whole place needs a good cleaning.
Hey, Clay, why not do some cartoons with local interest? Like, people shooting each other, committing crimes and evading the police, and all that kind of stuff. If you want to deal with "crazy" as a topic, the city is full of them.
If Bachman had a clinic that also helped straight people learn how to be gay, would that bother you?
Okay, so a bunch of corrupt, power-hungry politicians are trying to get back at a bunch of corrupt, power-hungry politicians. Obama's supporters have raised the bar on political in-correctness, from the IRS lady to the poll worker who committed election fraud in Ohio, "to make sure her vote would count."
All of us, on both ends of the spectrum, are the losers. When the rest of the voting population finally figures it out, maybe we'll elect some leaders and actually get some stuff done that's good for the country AND the people.