Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for September 22, 2023

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    jvo  5 months ago

    That’s about right. But not quite.

    The phone calls are not needed when the ruling party is already preprogrammed.

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    WaitingMan  5 months ago

    The American Ballet Theatre is based in the David H. Koch Theater, named after the Koch brother who donated a huge sum of cash toward its construction. The Koch’s weren’t all evil. 95%, maybe.

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    Space_cat  5 months ago

    They should be helped, right into a running wood chipper!

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    comixbomix  5 months ago

    It is peculiar, the way America seems to think that it’s the billionaires who need help…So, Government of the People, By the People, and For the Already Insanely Wealthy.

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    Decepticomic  5 months ago

    CAPITALISM SUC— Whoops! Jumped the gun there! I should at least make some passing comment about today’s strip.

    Um… Lucky Ducky didn’t say “Gotcha!” in this one. So, I’m… mad?

    Anyway, capitalism sucks.

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    Stopthespendingnow  5 months ago

    And sometimes the merger of corporate and government entities e.g. the media and the left (or fascism, according to Mussolini) can even turn capitalism into socialism…1. “We’re going to lose the next election cycle Houndsworth…. and it’s going to rain next Thursday”2. “Spread the word that a major monsoon is headed our way, the likes of which we’ve never seen before and it is obviously due to climate change”3. “Then convince the electorate that the “earth is on fire and we are all going to die” (Katie Porter), that their little boys are really frustrated little girls, and that if they just give us all of their money thru wealth distribution we can change the weather. Problem solved.

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    Kurtass Premium Member 5 months ago

    Egonomics in a nutshell.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time last week tumbled to its lowest total since January, according to new statistics released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

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    Rayodeluz  5 months ago

    No billionaire left behind

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    Linguist  5 months ago

    I’ve never figured out why an individual would spend millions of dollars to get elected to an office that only paid $174,000 ( Congress ) to $193,400 ( Senate ) annually. s/

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    Rick Smith Premium Member 5 months ago

    Red hat man playing golf on TV.

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    Nose 4 News: The Nostrildamus Future News Service™  5 months ago

    Homework:

    Calculate the amount of corporate welfare handed out freely and without strings v. the amount of social welfare handed out under extremely strict guidelines and closely-watched, ever-tightening conditions.

    Next, project the percentage of people who will vote against their own best interests under the guise of protecting the nation against [shudder] socialism and preventing Saint Reagan’s dreaded Cadillac Welfare Queen Syndrome.

    Now, speak intelligently on the ratio of corporate-to-individual welfare socialism and how that ratio compares with Reptilican voting percentages and the overall lack of critical thinking skills, conspiracy-spouters, and fascist-friendly Fox Agitprop messaging.

    Your work will be graded on a curve — the long arc trying desperately to bend toward justice.

    Extra credit activity(ies):

    Highlight how one formerly viable political party might abandon its current cult status and return to discussions featuring governing ideas and the code of morality and law-abiding behavior for all public officials.

    Discuss ways in which candidates for political office may be re-directed to hold actual logic-based debates of governing ideas and policies during so-called political debates v. the current traditional of emotional over-response and idea-avoidance now in vogue.

    Address the reasoning used behind the popular statement, Tear down gummint but keep your hands off my Soshul Skee-urtee checks!"

    Isolate the thinking involved in the following statement: Republicans want to get into office not to govern but to tear down the government itself, whereas Libertarians want increasing amounts of government services and protections but want someone else to pay for it all.

    True or false: The United States Constitution.

    Ready, begin.

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    jpozenel  5 months ago

    I want to be a CEO when I grow up. Uh Oh! Too late…

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    eddi-TBH  5 months ago

    We help the rich with the expectation that someday we will be rich as well. We are just a lotto win away from billionaire status. That path was blocked in the Reagan years. And has been plowed up and mined by the Bushes.

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    Steve Dallas  5 months ago

    I assume this applies to Big Pharma and COVID, right?

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