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  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Link: The American People Have Spoken! - Are Americans never satisfied?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
    lol @ the lemming fodder, now with douchey goodness
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Government is bad, mmm-kay. Capitalism is good. It`s the will of the peoples. Aaaaaaa-men!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:13 am
    @yusuksomuch - How about you make a coherent argument for once?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:17 am
    This is ridiculous.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Isn`t this what they are speaking out against?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:23 am
    what good would that possibly do? You and your ilk post this pathetic America bashing crap all the time, and pointing out how biased you are is really the only point I want to make, and I don`t really feel like your kind deserve a lot of attention. So, if you`re going to keep posting the same inane content, I will keep making the same observation.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:25 am
    @yusuksomuch - But many of your countrymen, including you, make it so easy to "bash" you.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:29 am
    By admitting its nothing more than bashing, aren`t you breaking rule number one of lemming club?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Might as well be true. It no longer matters what people want or say, the politicians no longer represent us.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Americans voted how they felt. You may disagree with it. Yet, in the end that`s just tough tits isn`t it?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:43 am
    this may be the most truth I have ever seen anywhere.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:45 am
    yusuksomuch

    you are in total denial if you think this posting doesn`t speak the truth loud and clear.

    so a European pointed it out...doesn`t mean he created it nor does it make it untrue.

    and to say that Europe, out closest ally and economic super block doesn`t deserve plenty of attention is just plain ignorant.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:46 am
    People that don`t get this don`t see that they are repeatedly supporting a vote against their own interests. Happens on both sides. Media brainwashing is a powerful tool.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:52 am
    jamie, lemmings have no borders, and you are in total denial if you think this post represents what American people want, our hands wont be tied for much longer. Your constant badmouthing of American people serves no one but yourself. Sooooo much America bashing here, I wonder how many of you are closet America lovers? Lemmings, so cute.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    "Are Americans never satisfied?"
    I am after a Snickers.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    This is a good example of the delusions that are bred in nations that uphold the religion of money. People in such nations will insist that they aren`t delusions, but part of the cure is admitting there`s a problem.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    What`s wrong with admitting your own country has faults, yusuksomuch?

    I know mine does.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Oh I know my country has faults, just like I know your country does too. I just don`t need to put yours down at every opportunity to make me feel better about mine.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Well, I agree with most of it, but tree logging done right actually improves forests. If you replace the cut tree with a new tree, than you help create a healthier forest, and young trees consume more Co2.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    This cartoon is spot-on and goes a long way to explain why America sometimes feels like a Kafkaesque nightmare.

    After seeing middle and lower class Americans argue passionately--
    > against affordable healthcare
    > for zero taxes for all corporations
    > for torture
    > for child labor
    > against the minimum wage
    > for oil drilling in wildlife sanctuaries...

    I`ve come to the conclusion that Americans are among the most highly-propagandized people on Earth.

    (And the response to this comment will be very much like if a North Korean stood in a public square and declared that the Dear Leader was a criminal. Outrage, indignation, ad-sciurum attacks coming in 3, 2, 1....)
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    vvv see? no borders.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    @Yusuksomuch: LOL. I`m a squirrel, not a lemming. Big distinction. =^.^=
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    markust123: "People that don`t get this don`t see that they are repeatedly supporting a vote against their own interests."

    Why would anyone want to vote for their own interests when it`s obviously better to vote for the interests of others and hope that that eventually trickles down? Jeez, don`t you watch Fox News?
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    This is a great illustration of what complete idiots socialists (THEY ARE NOT LIBERAL, AMERICA; they are the most illiberal, self-righteous people around) are. They genuinely think this cartoon represents something meaningful, and something about capitalism.

    It hardly came as a surprise when a recent study found that nearly everyone on the right understood left-wing views, and almost no-one on the left understood right-wing views. This is the cartoon of that.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    There are IABers who would would cut off their own dicks if republicans told them to.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    While I agree with the sentiment, using a straw man argument is never ok.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    @Randomxnp: And what "recent study" would that be? Link? Something from the Cato Institute? The Heritage Foundation? The Heartland Institute? Oh, the anticipation!
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    @madest And you and markust would cut yours off if Lord Obama told you to. It`s funny how much you two rag on folks like 5Cats and Ollie, but you two are just the polar opposites. Anyways, why don`t you actually make a comment that`s relevant to the post for a change?
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    I don`t think that some of these things are problems. The "e-coli" burgers thing doesn`t even make that much sense. The FDA actually does a somewhat decent job of regulating the food market. Also, the `limit our internet freedom` thing doesn`t make much sense either. Most people are against censorship legislation. Also, some of these things are true, but they are going to happen with any Republican or Democratic candidate there is (hooray partisan politics)! For example, wire-tapping is something that both Bush and Obama love.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    @markust123
    Another ironic post by markust! That`s the third I`ve seen today. I`m going to start keeping score!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    Where did Randomxnp go? He pretty much based his entire comment on "a recent study," but when asked for a link... nothing. ~Squrlz scratches head~
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale Maybe it`s a self-directed study?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    @Eddy666: Perhaps. I`d like to give Random the benefit of the doubt, but his comment sounds an awful lot like, "I heard of a recent study mentioned by Rush Limbaugh yesterday...."

    It`s been awhile since I`ve had a political discussion on here and I was kinda looking forward to getting into one. (Civil, of course.)
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale I actually kind of agree with the first part of his comment. Every politician contributes to a lot of these problems. It`s not really party-specific.

    I don`t know what kind of study would show the claim he made in the second part though, or what that has to do with this post.
  36. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    @Eddy: I agree 100% with you that politicians of all stripes are part of the problem. Our political system has become dysfunctional--there is no other word.

    The cartoonist`s point, I think, is that moneyed interests have so gamed our political system that it`s no longer functioning as a democracy (or at least, not very well). If you`ve got the money, you have two methods to force your interest through the system: (1) Saturate the populace with disinformation and propaganda, so you can turn the public tide in your favor; or (2) buy the politician, and get him or her to vote for your agenda over the objections of the voters.

    It`s a sorry state of affairs.

    My chief objection to Random`s post is he starts by dismissing socialists and liberals as "idiots." Liberal that I am, I would never dismiss conservatives as "idiots." That`s not thinking; it`s the opposite.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    @squirelz: and redundant.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    No political cartoons, please...
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    ~throws acorn at JT~
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    spedersen Male 18-29
    7 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    couldn`t be farther from the truth
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 7:52 am
    The problem is that the issues are too complex for average people to understand. This is also the problem with letting everyone vote on an issue when they understand only what some politician tells them about the issue. This isn`t a partisan thing, it`s universal: having some high school dropout working construction vote on something they know nothing about is absurd.

    I just watched a documentary called "Hot Coffee" about tort reform and mandatory arbitration. One man who was awarded damages by a jury of his peers, only to have the award significantly adjusted down due to non-economic damages caps that he helped vote into law. His reaction: the legislation being voted upon was for "those frivolous lawsuits," not for his case.

    Classic example of someone who knows nothing of a law helping vote it in.
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    Paot1 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:21 am
    There really is no government that works the way it should. We, as people, have to re-evaluate everything. And that, is not going to happen.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Wow! It`s a straw man convention!
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    Muert Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2012 at 11:54 am
    I had to read the comments before I realized this was a partisan cartoon. I thought all politicians did everything in it.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    @Muert They do. A lot of them just push the blame to the other side though.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    Unfortunately I think patchgrabber hit the nail on the head.

    There are many people who really don`t even know what`s best for them. They know hear-say and what random people have told them about an issue, sometimes less than that, then form an opinion based upon what is essentially nothing.

    With the sort of access internet provides these days I find it disconcerting that people are so very unwilling to take a greater role in increasing their knowledge about laws and our system in general.

    I may fall on the liberal side of the spectrum, but I`d rather have an educated, well versed, well meaning conservative voter who at least has some basis for their beliefs than a self-professed party democrat who has no idea and simply votes blindly based on random emotion or on what they`re told to.

    I think the problem is that humans weren`t designed for government; our ancestors would only be in groups of up to ~150. I often wonder if that isn`t much of the prob
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2012 at 7:56 am
    It`s funny how much you two rag on folks like 5Cats and Ollie, but you two are just the polar opposites.

    So much, this. What`s worse is they represent so many people like themselves who spend more time arguing with each other about talking points and hating the other that no real progress is made and the rich leaders who claim one side or the other continue to violate what they supposedly stand for while raking in our money.

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