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    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 8:47 am
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    This boils down to “Heh, liberals.” And damn but is that a smug face.

    • Ken
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:40 am
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    To add to that, you really did nothing with your visual at all. The entire joke is from the text. The visual could be removed, and it really wouldn’t change anything. Just add a small textual reference to balloon boy and you’re done.

  1. ROTFLMAO. Zack, this is my favorite so far. You have outdone yourself!

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  2. Oh, Bravo! Bravo!

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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    I blame the 80-90 hours of research Ken.

  3. Obama is so transcendent, so majestic, and so omnipresent that you can find him in news stories that others might think are not at all related.

    That’s why I love and adore him so much.

  4. That was pretty clever with the balloon.

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm
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    I think the caption isn’t too long. It needed that description to bring the point home.
    BTW had a bizarro Diversity Lane moment today without even think.
    My beloved drove home today in a newly purchased black VW beetle.
    To this my remark was,
    “Well, okay. But you have to put a “NRA” sticker or something like that on it, I don’t want people to think we’re one of ‘them.”

    • Hysterical Woman
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm
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    Why is that girl cursing?

  5. Hysterical Woman: Because she lives in a houseful of idiots and it’s toughened her up a little around the edges?

    • Ken
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 8:43 pm
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    “Why is that girl cursing?”

    Right-wing family values.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
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    @Zack – but shouldn’t she have been taught better values than that? Freedom of expression is one thing, but vulgar language could hurt someone’s feelings in the world you’ve made!

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
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    Because she’s tired of nitpickers?

  6. Ken, I think you missed something. Diversity Lane is a “Liberal Family Saga.”

    She’s cursing because that’s what Obama does.

    • wootabega
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm
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    Diversity has quite a frightening looking face for a ten(?)-year-old.

    • Tyrone
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm
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    Yo Mock, go find me an on-the-record instance of Obama swearing as president. Go on man. You aint going to find shit.

    • Tyrone
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm
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    And Woot, she look frightening coz she look like Rush Limbaugh, and ain’t no 10 year old look like Rush Limbaugh normally.

    And because someone’ll do it, no i don’t mean coz she all fat and butch or any shit like that, i mean coz she straight look like Rush Limbaugh, like she half his sperm and shit.

    • wootabega
    • Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm
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    Oh no, people using bad words, whatever is our country coming too?!

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:41 am
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    “Ken, I think you missed something. Diversity Lane is a “Liberal Family Saga.””

    Yes, but Diversity is a miserable right-wing sociopath, who finds joy in nothing but the misfortune of others. I guess that fits pretty well with the conservative motto: “F*ck you, got mine.”

  7. “Caption seems overly long. Maybe something like: “That balloon is like Obama, full of nothing but hot air.”

    Well– no, Ken, that suggestion of yours doesn’t anywhere near cover the various similarities between the two hoaxes (‘Balloon Boy’ and ‘Obama’s Greatness,’ respectively). As buckitz points out, more detail was needed to bring home the analogy. Plus, the balloon, unlike Obama, was filled not with hot air but helium. You or others of your camp would have been the first to point this out had I utilized that term.

  8. Ken:
    “To add to that, you really did nothing with your visual at all. The entire joke is from the text. The visual could be removed, and it really wouldn’t change anything. Just add a small textual reference to balloon boy and you’re done.”

    It may have slipped your mind: I like to draw stuff. Besides, just as TV comedies have countless thousands of moments when nothing particularly diverting is happening visually as a character makes a good crack, so cartoons may sometimes rely on a verbal joke rather than a sight gag.

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:30 am
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    “TV comedies have countless thousands of moments when nothing particularly diverting is happening visually as a character makes a good crack”

    Single panel comics sure are the same as TV shows, you betcha. There are definitely not different expectations for different mediums or anything like that.

    “more detail was needed to bring home the analogy”

    If you need that much explanation, perhaps your analogy is too tortured. If you have to thoroughly explain your joke, then you’ve probably failed to make one.

  9. Thanks Eric. After Ken’s remorseless and icky deconstruction of my cartoon your comment was like a breath of wholesome, conservative fresh air.

    Thanks, gregor, for that vote of confidence. I wish more visitors would toss in foreign words now and then, it classes up the blog.

    Manuel: (“I blame the 80-90 hours of research Ken.”) Actually, no– I only put in about 70 hours of research before drawing this.

    Mockazine: I know what you mean: there IS one thing and one thing only to love about Obama, and it’s the same thing we love in a Goldfinger archfiend or a film treatment of a mafia don: he’s SO ghastly that he makes a great over-the-top villain. Too bad this isn’t a fictional narrative but rather our flesh and blood nation that’s at stake.

  10. vegas: (“That was pretty clever with the balloon.”) I’m hoping you mean me, and not the jackass who perpetrated that stunt in Colorado.

    buckitz: Love the DL moment. I’ve spent many a moment feeling as though I was living in a cartoon, especially during a recent vacation in San Francisco.

  11. Manuel: (“…vulgar language could hurt someone’s feelings in the world you’ve made!”) First of all, I didn’t make this [Diversity Lane] world; you guys did. And secondly, oh please: liberals LOVE cursing. What hurts their feelings is stuff like honesty and free speech.

  12. “why is that girl cursing?”…

    unbelievable. it’s a comic. it’s satire, social commentary, current events and portrays a mood, with humorous effect.
    grow up.
    oh, Zack, you have my po box address, send the $20.00 there…

  13. wootabega: (“Diversity has quite a frightening looking face for a ten-year-old.”) You must not know many ten-year-olds.

    That funny, Tyrone, ’bout Rush Limbaugh and that shee-it… but yo, Rush have done LOST that weight, bro, he thin now!

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:56 am
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    “What hurts their feelings is stuff like honesty and free speech.”

    This is funny considering how much time conservatives spend rallying against First Amendment issues.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 7:32 am
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    Oh Zack, no one made your Diversity Lane world save for you.

    And for the record. The 80-90 hours of research line originally came from Bruce Tinsley, creator of Mallard Filmore. He claims to do that much research every week for his comic.

  14. Uh, Ken, I think you may be a little off. Usually it’s the whiney liberal left that wants to limit free speech (‘Fairness Doctrine’, anyone?) unless it doesn’t ‘offend their sensibilities’.

    Bravo, Zack! I enjoy and appreciate your work, and have posted a link from my own rarely-updated blog!

  15. Zack- I mean I posted a link on MY blog to yours…!

  16. Love your site, Brent, nice work. I see you can paint as well as draw funny stuff. Looking forward to blogrolling you and dropping in sometimes to see what’s new. Oh, and P.S.– Kirby RULES!

    • wootabega
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 8:27 am
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    “You must not know many ten-year-olds.”

    I volunteer at an after-school care program at my local elementary school and I must say none of the children I’ve seen look like Rush Limbaugh after having a stroke.

  17. Oh no, not the Fairness Doctrine! It’s under your bed! It’s in your closet! It’s a completely fabricated bogeyman!

    I would be curious to know how the people so terrified of the never-gonna-happen Fairness Doctrine reinstatement feel about FCC regulations in general. Are the current regulations acceptable to you?

    Before someone asks, I don’t support the Fairness Doctrine or the current content regulation enforced by the FCC.

  18. Also holy crap is Jack Kirby the key to bipartisanship agreement? Perhaps!

    Though I could pull a dozen instances of him being a filthy hippie with his Fourth World communist indoctrination plot.

  19. Tyrone, have you so quickly forgotten Obama’s assessment of Kanye West? You might have a point that it was not “on the record” as in read-from-the-teleprompter, but it was recorded.

    For the record, I don’t disagree with the president about Kanye West. The point of my comment was to throw water on the false outrage about the little girls language. Foul language is all over the country and, yes, liberals use it too. How better to illustrate than to show that the liberal messiah was caught uttering a dirty word.

  20. Brent, don’t forget, liberals call pornography free speech. I think Ken is worried that we want to interfere with his porn habit.

  21. Mockazine, don’t forget, conservatives think two men holding hands is pornography.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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    That was great, Zack. I wouldn’t haven’t even thought of making that analogy. How wonderfully clever; Thanks.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm
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    Chris, don’t forget, conservatives think two hot girls making out is perfectly fine.

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm
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    “conservatives think two men holding hands is pornography.”

    They just have a “wide stance.”

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm
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    “two hot girls making out is perfectly fine.”

    Bipartisanship found.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm
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    Wow, what a great analogy. It’s like you took the [OUTRAGEOUS CURRENT EVENT] peg and hammered as hard as you could until it finally gave and squeezed into the [OBAMA IS BAD] hole.

  22. Thank you, Methodistmin. I dunno– once I saw “shiny,” “inflated” and “nothing inside” I knew I was in business.

    Say– does this cartoon make me a racist on some level? Maybe Ken or Manuel can search that out for us.

    Sarah: Why can’t you be more like Methodistmin, buckitz and Mockazine?

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm
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    “does this cartoon make me a racist on some level?”

    Nope, just a poor cartoonist. Sarah pretty clearly explained why.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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    Zack, As you know the mere hint of a criticism towards the over inflated ONE is considered racism by some . But judging by the uproar from various folks here who seem have their knickers in a twist you hit the nail on the head. I actually feel sorry for some of the liberals who were so completely manipulated and whose overly inflated expectations have collapsed with a thud. There were some folks in the very liberal town next to my town who had their Obama posters out during the election Sometime (I think it was about August) they suddenly disappeared. In that town, nobody would take Obama posters so evidently those folks caught on a little earlier than some other folks did to the heavy hype, no substance of THE ONE.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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    One can’t really take the faux outrage of a poster called “Hysterical Woman” seriously. It’s either a conservative playing at being a liberal or it’s a compatriot of Wootebega who comments on how easy it is to bait conservatives.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm
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    So when things get tough and you start getting criticized, you play the racist card. I haven’t noticed a single person even mention race until you did.

    “Sarah: Why can’t you be more like Methodistmin, buckitz and Mockazine?”

    Because I have a functioning brain, mostly. I know my name gives you a massive hard-on for your fantasy that your messiah Sarah Palin has deigned to visit your website, but it’s a pretty common name, buddy.

  23. I really like the “if someone gets angry, I must be on the right track” theory.

    Hey Zack and company, I hear you spent this brisk autumn morning like most conservatives, burying a cat underneath the northernmost tree on your property to cure your warts, then rubbing horse manure onto your children’s faces to ward off witchcraft before crushing the skulls of adorable puppies because you hate cute things. You did all of this just like YOUR MESSIAH Ronald Reagan, because you’re secretly godless druids and relentlessly cruel.

    If you deny this, then I MUST BE ONTO SOMETHING

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm
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    Sarah –
    Based on your comments and Kens, a fair question is;
    -> Are you really Ken, after he puts on his women’s underwear, clothing, and tongue stud -?

    Seriously,…
    What inspires you libs to come to a conservative blog, and exhale your shallow effluvia, your old, tired, unconstructive recycled bilge-?
    You offer NO persuasive substance… why not go back to your demo-rat underground-?
    …or your move-on.pothead-?

    Sorry, YOUR name gives you no ‘coat tails’ for the long list of things you probably envy from the former Alaskan Governor.
    Sarah Palin is strongly and widely liked for her idea’s, her record, her character and leadership. Within the derangement syndrome folks like you and Maureen Dowd have, you have no limits to your shameless vitriol against her.
    Lies, and more lies are easier for your side to fluctuate, than engaging in a debate of the issues, and engage the idea’s on their merits.

    Your comment involving Sarah Palin is evident that your “…functioning brain” is sheltered somewhere near your pubic bone.

    What is it about you lib-chicks that often prompts you to claim that you have “…a functioning brain”-?

    A little insecurity, hmmmm-?
    A slightly ‘touchy’ subject-? [ Hehehehe-! ]

    Real ladies, like Sarah have no such problem.

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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    Sarah, what have I done to you for you to suddenly paint me as a person with a non functioning brain?
    I’m a real person, though I’m not a member of Mensa, I have been asked to join.
    I dislike being painted with the brush of ‘homophobe’, also.
    I can’t possibly see how anyone can glean anything of my person by the few comments I’ve posted.
    I do think “Why can’t you be more like…” is an odd question, but to assume you know anything about me is sad on your part.

  24. buckitz: I posited the initial “Why can’t you be more like–” question in a mood of purely innocent fun, since anybody can see it’s a silly and purposely childlike query. Sadly, Sarah seems to have taken it very grimly and angrily indeed.

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm
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    Ken-
    Sorry, I caught you without your ‘lacy things’ on.
    See Chris E. for companionship.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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    Wow; Yet another poster to add to the list of “don’t read their comments”. Anytime people start with “I’ve got a functioning and because you disagree with my politics, you don’t” I tune them out. It’s a bore when liberals use it too. It’s trite as well as being simplistic. When you add that to subtle sexual references such as “you must have a massive hard on because my name is Sarah” (Oh, dear me; I’ve never, ever heard that phwase before. My widdle world is weally shocked and rocked!!) it’s sunken to the spohomoric level. In fact, I’d like to think that poster “Sarah” isn’t a woman it all. Then again, there were women who actually wore “Sarah Palin is a c**t” tee-shirts and thought that was clever and politically incisive, so one can never tell. Fortunately, my friends-and many of them are liberals since I was a liberal for 30 plus years-don’t argue in this silly fashion.

    And no, I don’t think everyone getting angry means that Zack is “onto something”, but this particular post has generated a lot of response from liberals. Hmmmmmm. Certain comments may indicate anger or irritation or unwillingness to admit massive let down from the heights of Obama delusion. This may include comments such the irrelevant do-do about what Conservatives do do on crisp autumn mornings. I didn’t vote for Reagan for President, Chris-nor for any Republican back to Mondale.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm
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    AAAAAAAARGH

    I AM SO F*****G GRIM AND ANGRY RIGHT NOW

    RRRRRRRAAAAARRRRR

  25. Methodistmin:

    “There were some folks in the very liberal town next to my town who had their Obama posters out during the election Sometime (I think it was about August) and they suddenly disappeared.”

    At first I was gonna say: the posters, or the people? Your subsequent context clarified things, but at some point in the coming three years of The One (-term)’s administration I believe his vile radicalism and his chicanery will become so radiantly obvious to nearly all that there will be some former supporters who will actually move from their towns in shame.

    I like your use of the word “thud” earlier. Maybe we can start a groundswell around a new Obama nickname: “The Thud.”

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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    Whoops; I meant “Anytine people start with “I’ve got a functioning brain…”, etc.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm
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    Whoops again. I meant it’s a bore when conservatives use it too.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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    LOL; Zack. I should have clarified that. You’re right; It was the Obama posters which disappared, not the people-as far as I know. I often wondered who they voted for-Nader perhaps.
    And for the liberals who would like to point out that Mondale wasn’t a Republican, I know that, thanks. :^) At the time that was probably one of the main reasons I voted for Mondale. I obviously meant the election in which Mondale was running.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm
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    I didn’t say Sarah’s behavior was horrible; I said it was sophomoric. ;^). And I’m afraid you’ll have to castigate Steve’s comments on your own, Chris. I didn’t read a number of posts on this thread yet.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    I also tend to think women don’t use the word “buddy” too often. I think they’d be more likely to use “guy”. Perhaps Sarah may have had a sex change just for this blog. ;^) At least I’m hoping that he did.

  26. Methodistmin: Which guy do you think Sarah really is? Wootabega? Manuel?

    How long does it take to get a sex change? It’s been about a month since Jake stopped in…

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm
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    It takes no time at all to get a sex change on a blog, Zack. No expense either and much less pain too, no doubt. Jake? That might be a possibility. LOL.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm
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    Well golly gee, boys, thanks for teaching me how to speak more lady-like! Tee hee!

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm
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    And if I’m recalling correctly, Jake also had a tendency to use expletives rather like an exclamation poimt.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm
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    Sarah ain’t me Zack. Feel free to check the ip’s even.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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    As far as I go, I didn’t think Sarah was you, Manuel. You can have intelligent, well reasoned posts. Jake specialized in lame one-liner insult posts-much like Sarah does-thus far.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm
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    I wasn’t teaching you to talk more ladylike, Sarah. I was teachjing you how to talk more womanlike. Tee-hee.

    Tata, troll.

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm
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    Now I, too, am grim and angry!
    Fancy that!
    (I’ll take it by his name that Manuel Calavera is always grim, but that’s just because of his name.)

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:35 pm
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    “Manuel Calavera is always grim, but that’s just because of his name.”

    That was a good game.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm
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    @buckitz – the name is a reference to Grim Fandango, an excellent adventure game by Lucasarts. Manny being the main character of the game. He’s a travel agent to the dead. Great story about corruption.

  27. Excellent point, Steve T., about Sarah’s fixations. She/he really does come across as an aging and angry transexual living in her/his elderly mother’s house, still sleeping in the same bed used in childhood… very Norman Bates, actually. Drop a line with your address, “Sarah”… maybe we can get together a collection at my church and buy you a nice unisex wardrobe so that a possible social life might take wing.

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm
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    Ken-
    Your reading comprehension is as compromised as your blood THC levels.

    Time for you to go back and enjoy your bong,… civilian-boy.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm
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    You can’t run from the grim reaper, especially when he’s got a gun.

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 7:10 pm
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    I should have caught this sooner:

    “…you cheeky monkey.” (??)

    Ken – Are you one of those yellow-tooth, drooling tyrant left-wing ‘Limies’, from across the Atlantic-?
    (not to be confused with descent, British folks)

    Nothing is more fun than to argue with some Euro-trash Bolshevik, and invoke the history of how the U.S. kicked your ass, then eventually saved it, repeatedly.

    • Sarah
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm
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    I love how you guys read into every single word others say to try to find something, anything that you could relate to some unsavory demographic and thus (fallaciously) discredit them.

    • Ken
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm
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    Hey, remember when the White House got burned down? That was some mighty fine ass-kicking.

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm
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    Manuel Calavera-

    I love the look of that game. If it were only possible to have architecture like that in the real world.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm
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    Zack-

    In commenting about Sarah having a sex change operation, I meant not that Sarah had been a previous poster on this board-because they might very well be a new poster-but that were quite possibly a man assuming a female personality for the purpose of trolling.

    • gregor
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 3:02 am
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    I’ve been following this off and on for two days and all I can say is what a bunch of crap over a cartoon that has a little girl saying “damn”.

    Life. Time to get one, people.
    Damn…

    Zack, I don’t know how you put up with these jerks and their bull.

  28. Methodistmin– once again your savvy leaves me in the dust. Here I was, imagining real-life surgical procedures and “Psycho”-like transvestism issues, when all you’d meant was a commenter playing fast and loose with his name for trolling purposes.

    Still: what starts with an innocent name switch…

  29. gregor: Just folks voicing their passions or joking around, for the most part; I don’t mind. The really vicious ones, well, I’m glad they’re at the computer exercising their wrath rather than kicking their dog or lobbying their senators for Obamacare.

    • MethodistMin
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 5:22 am
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    LOL; Zack. I know that neither of us really thought a poster had gone through a sex operation, although some of Steve’s comments did amuse me. I would have more sympathy for a transsexual trying to work into the process of becoming a woman including their ways of speaking, than some foolish male troll trying to pass themselves off as a woman who makes derogatory sexual comments and then whines about how people are trying to discredit them.

    I agree with you; It’s probably better for them to be here playing games than possibly going postal in their real lives.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 7:34 am
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    I doubt anyone here, left or right, would even begin to think of climbing a clocktower with a *insert high powered rifle here*.

    • Catherine
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 9:47 am
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    Why has it taken me so long to discover this site? I love it!

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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    On a more technical note – why so many tags Zack? I see you use pretty much all of them for each of your comics. Funny leftists, Liberals, and Obama Gaffes namely. Any particular reason? You could save a few keystrokes and just use, say, Obama and Liberals to cover the 6 tags that are rather similar.

  30. I’m with you, Methodistmin– have far more sympathy for a would-be transexual than for a cybertransexual. Have in fact all kinds of sympathy for a genuinely sexually confused soul, and zero for trolling blogcreeps.

    Great to have you on board, Catherine. I feel like you’ve always belonged here and that we’ve been saving a place for you all this time…

    Manuel: A savvy blog-friend informed me that the more tags the better in terms of picking of google-hits or pings or something. As basically a tech know-nothing I’m just going by that advice.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm
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    I was assuming as such, but I was just curious.

    • wootabega
    • Posted October 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    I wanted to read the rest of these comments but I just went and listened to some Dinosaur Jr. instead. Personally i feel I made the right choice.

    • buckitz
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 1:09 am
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    Zack,
    How do you take the bombardment of criticism and still keep going?
    My own web comics only get pleasantries tossed at them, and still I’m in doubt.
    Do you have Teflon skin, or what?

  31. buckitz: I just don’t take the criticisms seriously… am convinced that what I do is good, that the Left worldview is essentially deranged, so why be perturbed. ALso, I think some liberal/left folks who come here make intriguing arguments (albeit wrong) which provoke interesting feedback from others; livens things up. Where can your web comics be viewed, again? You must have said before but I’ve been crazed of late and don’t seem to have your site handy.

    • ikabod
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:42 am
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    I have seen the focus of this comic pointed at diversity’s cussing, Sarah Palin, calling folks racist and making homosexual references. How this applies to the comic and Obama being filled with nothing but hot air escapes me. But perhaps, the neo-libs on this forum could perhaps defend and justify Obama’s policies so far?

    1. Dragging his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan.
    2. Printing and pumping money into the economy that will absolutely bring about hyper inflation.*
    3. Supported and pass the stimulus bill that has done NOTHING to create nor save jobs. (Yes, companies that are managed badly deserve to FAIL.)
    4. Decides to throw our eastern European allies under the bus and halt our deployment of missile protection. Hoping, that Russia will then in turn help us with Iran….. Russia is still against sanctions against Iran. Oops! Now explain to me again about how wonderful unilateral disarmament would work?

    That’s just 5 Obama events that he has personally had an effect in. Now, before we have the same old “Well Bush supported the Stimulus package!” If that is true and Bush is an Idiot, does that mean that Obama is an idiot as well? I would assume that since Obama is just so gosh darned smart and all he would have done something different? Perhaps let the big companies fail, avoid pumping billions of dollars into the economy. At this point the economy is his to destroy. As the dollar continues to slide into oblivion I cannot help but wonder with all of his intelligence he would know better? Its either that he’s an idiot surrounds himself with idiots, or he’s doing this shit on purpose. Lets not go after Bush again, nor Palin, they are either out of office or…. Out of office. This is Obama now your guy. Your savior. Well, is this truly on-the-job-training for the junior senator?

    Ref:

    *
    http://www.bucksright.com/study-obama-making-great-depression-type-economic-mistakes-4494

    Ren and Stimpy as historians, with a comedy soundtrack plays little to the reality, the Union remained, the white house was built and Andrew Jackson kick their limey asses even though he was out numbered by the well trained, tea drinking, bad teeth British soldiers. Oh but burn a few buildings, write a song about it…. claim they “won” the war, and failed to overthrow the US government. Yep that’ll learn em! Had the US government fell, your little ditty would hold a little bit more foundation.

    • Ken
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 11:22 am
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    “1. Dragging his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan.”

    God forbid we actually plan our military actions instead of charging in without a strategy. Look how well unplanned wars worked in Iraq.

    “2. Printing and pumping money into the economy that will absolutely bring about hyper inflation.”

    This really depends on whether you are a Keynesian, Austrian, or something else altogether.

    “3. Supported and pass the stimulus bill that has done NOTHING to create nor save jobs. (Yes, companies that are managed badly deserve to FAIL.)”

    You are simultaneously claiming that the stimulus did not save jobs, and that the companies would have failed without it. So, people would not have lost jobs if the companies failed? Seems pretty reasonable to think that by preventing companies from failing, jobs at those companies were saved.

    “4. Decides to throw our eastern European allies under the bus and halt our deployment of missile protection.”

    LOL STARWARS

    “That’s just 5 Obama events that he has personally had an effect in.”

    Hmmm…Your list only goes to 4. Perhaps counting is not your strong point?

    “How this applies to the comic and Obama being filled with nothing but hot air escapes me.”

    Please explain how he is both “full of hot air” and yet also doing 4 (or 5?) things that are supposedly “destroying America”. If he was full of hot air, I’d expect he would not actually be doing anything.

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm
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    Ken-
    When it comes to criticizing recent military actions,… what is YOUR brilliant military planning background-?
    (have you the back bone to answer that-?)

    I doubt you could plan a strategy for spraying for insects.

    Liberal arm-chair quarter-backing is so typical of your culture… and your mental DNA typically reverts to using the US military as a punching bag.

    I doubt you know what end of a weapon the round exits.

    Now – let’s wait & see what homo-erotic-rectal-scatological images your brilliance reactively brings into your reply.

    Yeah, Mr. Cut & Paste-Kenny, we’ve ‘got your number’-!

    Heheheh…

    • ikabod
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm
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    Well my counting skills have been drastically hindered due to not enough coffee this morning. Zack you really need to get some coffee brewing around here. I had a 5th bullet, but hey, I figured 4 would make my point. Thank you Ken, for the return of the challenge.
    1. He is indeed dragging his feet with the Afghan war. His commanders in the field are telling him what they needs, he decides to ignore them. This is typical of liberal micromanaging of combat operations. The concept is simple, the military always lies. Right?
    2. Printing money with no value behind that money is simple economics. Its something you want to do when your trying to stimulate the economy, Yes Bush sending out “stimulus” checks is by no means any better. Yet the party of “will give you what ever you want” is only going to make matters worse. Oh but those UAW jobs where saved. Whew! Your right we’re not Keynesian, Austrian, and sure don’t want our economy to become like there’s or perhaps a third worlds. Yet with everyone miserable, I guess we are ALL collectively miserable. Good times.

    3. The Stimulus billed is being paid for by whom? The humanist bank of the world, or the American people? I know that it sounds cruel to think that propping up failing companies to save jobs, is a great thing to do. Yet at the sometime does the bill permanently keep those companies solvent? No it won’t. If the Stimulus bill was such a resounding success explain to me why there is talk of another one. This bill was supposed to save jobs and keep the unemployment rate from hitting 9% nationally. Hmmm how’s that working?
    http://economics.about.com/cs/money/a/print_money.htm

    4. As far as the so-called “Star Wars” program, please try and back up your claims of engineering folly. I have worked as part of the IT support staff for the Airborne Laser (As a civilian contractor). It is viable; it does work, yet for reasons of handing the Russians an olive branch we get nothing in return. Cancellation of these programs is not only dangerous but at some level with its potential to protect citizens from missile attack, their cancellation is almost treasonous. Oh but lets talk to our enemies, cancel our defense programs, negotiate treaties that will never be honored by the opposition, and remember to act stunned when we are unable to defend ourselves from a missile attack when the technology to mitigate such threats was canceled. Technologies that developed to protect a nation are extremely important. Sitting on endless arms negotiation talks are may in the short term reduce the number of weaponry, yet with the failure of the chemical and biological talks of the 1970’s which the soviet union was a signatory. Our historical experience with the Russians, should be a big indicator of who we are dealing with. Yet like the promise of communism….. Lets give it another try, maybe it work this time!

    Ref:
    A little crow for you to eat while your waiting for arms control talks, to bring peace and good will towards all:

    http://www.spacedaily.com/news/laser-00g.html
    Crap another one! The Evil Military industrial complex just can’t seem to get anything right other than waste our money and ooooops, SHOOT DOWN MISSILES!:
    http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/missile_shot_down_by_boeing_airborne_laser.php

    Also: Working for the United States Air Force short of joining myself was THE MOST rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life. I didn’t join up when I was younger but I figured as long as I was keeping their network up 24/7, I was doing my part to keep the boys and girls flying and doing their jobs. The bottom line is this, LISTEN TO YOUR COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD.

    • ikabod
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm
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    No. 2 errata, printing money with now value behind it is BAD economics. Or rather Obamanomics…

    • Ken
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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    Nixon effectively eliminated the gold standard, if that’s what you’re going on about.

    If you are complaining about government spending in a recession/depression, that’s a simplified version of Keynesian economics.

    However, I am pretty sure you are just talking out of your ass. I guess we could call that Ickanomics, if you’d like.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm
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    Steve can’t pray it away, I don’t think Zack has to worry.

    Zack – “ALso, I think some liberal/left folks who come here make intriguing arguments (albeit wrong)”

    That’s a pretty smug attitude dood, with only hearsay to back it up. To quote one Pontius Pilate from Jesus Christ Superstar, “But what is truth? Is truth a changing law? We both have truths, are mine the same as yours?” Just because we disagree does not make us wrong, please don’t act like Beck or Hannity, you’re better than that.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm
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    Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me who believes in you! (just throwing that out there hoping someone will catch the reference, most likely Ken or woot or some other leftist here.)

    On another topical note, I think this comic has gotten the most comments, tho I’m not gonna look into your archives Zack to see if that’s true, since I have no idea how long your comic’s been going. Plus you should be able to find out quicker.

    • Tyrone
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm
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    z, why you gotta still be hating a brother. i said i’d try and type better and shit and you still being all jive-talking like some blackface motherfucker from the 1920s. i’m trying and all you got is mockery. fuck politics, that shit you keep saying to me just straight-up hateful.

    • Steve T
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 8:21 pm
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    Tyrone,

    Words means things – and idea’s have consequences.

    If you do not learn from history, to include the race-baiting betrayal from Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their culture of poverty-pimps, and the extreme damage their types have done to the black population in the past 40 years,… your indifference will keep you where you are, now.

    Tune into Rush Limbaugh – listen for a while,…call him,… with a sincere question.

    Give the man a chance – you will not regret it.

    • Manuel Calavera
    • Posted October 19, 2009 at 8:45 pm
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    I’d regret it if I were him. But Glenn Beck, Hannity, and Mark Levin are more regrettable.

    • Tyrone
    • Posted October 20, 2009 at 5:31 am
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    steve, thanks for talking to me like a human being. not sure where youre coming from though man, you think i aint know shit about black history?

    and i tried rush, dude sound like a actor. he know what yall want and he gives it to yall. props to a brother, but he aint bringing the realness.

    • ikabod
    • Posted October 20, 2009 at 7:50 am
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    “However, I am pretty sure you are just talking out of your ass. I guess we could call that Ickanomics, if you’d like.” I guess your Keynesian economics, is working well here with the national employment rate now at 9.7%. Please explain to me again how that rate equals prosperity?

    • Ken
    • Posted October 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
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    “Please explain to me again how that rate equals prosperity?”

    Oh no, Obama couldn’t magically fix the economy in 5 minutes. What do you mean “things take time”?

    You still haven’t explained how an enumerated list that goes to 4 somehow equals 5. Perhaps people who cannot count should not try to comprehend economics?


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