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David from Phila.

Hear! Hear!

Beth Cravens

You must be talking about my congressman, Stephen Fincher. He's a farmer here in West TN and a recipient of massive farm subsidies. He's one of the congressmen trying to cut food assistance programs by quoting Bible verses about working to eat. As the only staff cartoonist in his area, I felt like I'd be remiss not saying something. So I did comparing him to Scrooge. I didn't think much of it, not my best effort, but it hit home for one Republican who came into the paper office and chewed me a new one. He wanted to intimidate me, but I'm afraid his butt chewing has had the opposite effect.

Brian Fies

I've always believed the universal answer to "What the hell were you thinking?" is "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Very few people set out to be evil and nobody sets out to be stupid. You make the best call with the situation and information you have. I really dislike judging the past by today's standards; I sure don't want to be judged by those of future centuries. ("You used to eat meat? Burn fossil fuel? And wear PANTS?! Horrors!")

Mary in Ohio

Hear hear ! to you too, Beth!

Mike Peterson

I do think there are some universals, and, when most of the world has given up slavery and you haven't, it's more a matter of character than of the times. Ditto with capital punishment. Ditto with failing to care for the poor. The complaint that everyone else is out of step has always felt a bit thin.

Mark Jackson

Pushing the rest of the world around has gotten more complicated. Gotta demonstrate that American exceptionalism *somehow*.


Couldn't have said it better. Chalk up another "Hear hear!"

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