The crazy dangerous lunatic above needs to be separated from any proximity to political power. It doesn’t matter if she was elected because if she was elected on the basis of her lies about the election, Black Lives Matter, “Antifa” (an imaginary organization) and basic health protocols, she is a danger to our country AND democracy. Consistent lying to low information voters is despicable and anyone who defends this kind of dimwitted, reality-denying adolescent fascist crap is not an honest or dependable person.
So what do you think of the “new guidelines” to no longer wear a mask if you’re vaccinated? I have a bad feeling about that since the worst offenders when it comes to mask wearing don’t present themselves as the most trustworthy, sensible or honorable people. Putting the society which teaches that getting ahead at any cost, including lying cheating and stealing, on an honor system regarding mask-wearing doesn’t seem to be the most effective strategy for beating this pandemic. Let’s not forget that only a few months ago science deniers were instigating violent confrontations over masking in grocery stores, etc.
So now the CDC expects that everyone who has thrown hissy fits over masks and now refuse to get vaccinated will wear their masks like a responsible adult. The point is they aren’t responsible adults. You have to stop and think—are most Americans smart enough to figure out, on their own, that wearing a mask protects one from germs? Have you seen the people driving around in their cars, alone, with the windows rolled up, wearing a mask? Unbelievable, no common sense. I’m sorry but after a couple generations of dumbing down the USA, I have little faith in the intelligence of nearly half of this country. Let’s face it, 49.99% of people fall on the lower half of the intelligence Bell Curve. Oh well.
I’ve updated my website https://onthefencecomic.com to display the cartoon in Webtoons style, like a vertical strip, much easier to see on your phone(if you view it on a desktop it displays like a traditional page). Give it a try, there are other graphics and I’ll soon start posting my other graphic novel. And please feel free to continue to wear a mask in crowds if it makes you feel better, I know it works for me! Have a great week!
I will be brief this week. The Former POS POTUS continues his dangerous anti-democracy lies about essentially non-existent election fraud and his moronic minions worship anything he vomits up. Many people say he should be shunned and ignored but the problem with that approach is it’s the same mistake being made by his sycophantic simpletons. That is, denying reality and expecting everything to work out just fine. The last thing rational patriots should do is drop our guard because the Creepy Coup Crew is busily denying anything happened on January 6, convincing their demented devotees that there were “significant problems with voting integrity”, IOW a big freaking lie that they will never admit to.
The reason being that microweenie Don Cornholio can’t bring his liddle snowflake self to admit he lost fair and square and he is a weakling cowardly microweenie. The creeps who helped liddle Donnie pull off January 6th, hereafter referred to as the Idiot’s Inch Erection, are actively spreading his toxic traitorous lies and pandering directly to the basest of his base. These creepy traitors need to be rounded up, once scrupulously FAIR and PROPER investigations have been done, and put in a cage for a long long time. I want my grandchildren to live in an equitable democratic republic. Is anyone getting tired of waking up to a new mass shooting every day? Do people need to be literally under fire at the local grocery store before any effective actions are taken? And if we don’t as a nation get back on a functional path soon, there’s little chance we will avoid catastrophic climate events.
That’s why I intend to keep bashing him and his imbecilic illiterates unless they either stop lying or admit that they are a pack of dishonest traitors without morals, principles or scruples of any kind. Until then I will be posting another page every week as a form of Chinese Water Torture, higher mortality than the China Virus for !! Every one of you brainwashed baboons will eventually succumb to the inevitable logic wisdom and sarcasm of this web comic!! Well, in the best of all worlds that may occur, but as all of us realists know, if you don’t keep your eye on the degenerates they will return and resume their evil plots to destroy our democracy.
So on that thought, I have nothing to add but I hope you are all having a great, healthy and happy day. Don’t drop your guard we need to arrest prosecute convict and imprison the POS POTUS and his lying cheating enablers.
I was raised in the Detroit area in the late 50s and the 60s, when it was the manufacturing center of the country. Back then I would have never believed economic conditions in Detroit could be brought so low by the time I reached middle age.
Lately I’ve been hearing pundits and prognosticators in media saying that it’s time to bring well paying jobs back to the USA. The new administration wants to create better jobs for the future. I sincerely hope they are able to follow through with this because it’s well past the time for the government to support working people instead of enabling the richest to get richer at the expense of the rest of us.
Life was pretty good in this country as long as you were willing to work hard and be sensible with your spending habits. Then came the 80s and too many Americans buying into the Greed is Good BS. That’s when actual work became devalued and the good jobs started moving out of this country. The value was placed on “entrepreneurship” or a fancy way of saying wheeler dealer, somebody who manipulates and exploits other people and capital to amass personal wealth and power. Our heroes became opportunists and no one wanted to work anymore, everyone wanted to be a yuppie. When I started seeing “He who dies with the most toys wins” bumper stickers, I drove to the mall, went to the custom T shirt shop and had a “Die Yuppie Scum” T shirt made.
This was all at the cost of what we now recognize as essential workers. The people who built and manufactured things were no longer appreciated for their contributions and good jobs were shipped to other countries. My father worked and a tool and die maker, and except for the recessions he had steady skilled work at decent enough wage to raise a family. That started to change with cost of living going up, my mother started working in the mid 60s. But that’s not the point, life got generally more complex at that time so people needed more income to make ends meet. In those days manufacturing was the engine of the American economy. There were HUNDREDS of tool and die as well as metal fabricating businesses in the Detroit area. Now they number in the DOZENS.
Computerization and robotics are the cause of a large part of the devastation of the small to medium sized tool and die businesses in manufacturing. But the flight of big industry to other countries in search of cheap labor is the real culprit. Now when this country faces new challenges on just about all fronts, our capacity to work on solutions to these problems has been gutted, hollowed out for decades.
I cycled through a series of jobs, descending in inherent worth, in Michigan because the one rule there was every job eventually ends in a layoff. The economic race to the bottom has caused the wealth inequality we now inhabit. I left Michigan in 2008 because the jobs had been disappearing for many years. I was a little too late because by the time I left, the national economy was crap and has been for regular working people ever since. The only people doing well are those who have managed to hold on to their “good jobs” still existing from the old economy. Jobs with decent pay and benefits. The dinosaur jobs that went extinct. And, of course the rich are getting richer.
I have taken a lot of flak for daring to criticize the Boomers. Most just deflect what I’m saying by declaring they have solar powered homes or electric cars or don’t eat red meat. While all being admirable positive efforts, the real question about the Boomers is what were you doing in the 80s and thereafter? Were you unscrupulously amassing a fortune with no thought about any negative consequences for your actions? Were you assisting to move jobs out of the country or to lay off working Americans?
I realize I’m nowhere near normal, but I spent years agonizing over how to make a living by doing something positive. To be precise, I spent years thinking how to make a living without making a negative impact. The closest I could come to that is working as a graphic artist without being involved in advertising or marketing. The last thing I ever wanted was to advance the interests of an unprincipled for-profit corporation. So I worked in jobs that avoided doing that for years. And sacrificed financially because of it. Then after 2008 the economy permanently changed to be so much worse for people who actually produce something for a living at the ground level. I can’t expect anyone else to live according to my standards. But I do believe that if you made a conscious contribution to Big Corporate America—who do not care about workers—then it matters. You deserve criticism.
I have never minded paying taxes. Taxation is the basis for a civilized society. But when my taxes are going into the Defense Dept. black hole and subsidies for the rich while the wealthy and large corporations pay little to no taxes? Then I have a problem with 25% of my meager resources going towards that kind of corrupt nonsense. I will get around to writing about the history of how negatively incorporation was viewed, early in the history of this country, for those who love to refer to founding fathers. But all rational beings know that this country is way out of whack and it’s past time for corporations and the super rich to COUGH UP THEIR FAIR SHARE!
They are so fantastically disgustingly wealthy because they have played our system to their advantage, now they need to pay that society back. Working people need better wages because we are living in a society that has been optimizing every conceivable method to milk the workers, for a period of forty years. A system in which wages have plummeted in relation to living costs. The vast majority of this country is BROKE! It’s time for the rich to pay their share OR it’s time to EAT THE RICH.
Good morning, I hope everyone had a restful and safe weekend. Because now it’s time to pay the taxman! I’ll be going over bills, invoices, bank statements and all that other fun stuff we get to deal with once every year. I realize the date has been moved to May, but taxes are one thing I like to get over with.
Meanwhile, things in the bigger picture continue on the road to weirdness, more shootings, police violence, and to me perhaps the most aggravating development is that the former guy continues to spout egregious lies that will cause yet more damage to the country. Let’s be honest, all the disruptions in the social environment are due to the liar’s lies about the election, the pandemic, the vaccine, etc. We have ongoing threats of violence and foolish people protesting basic public health procedures that have been proven to be effective for not just years, but centuries! We have many people who I have spoken to, who to my surprise are rejecting any thoughts of being vaccinated, thanks to the liar’s lies about COVID-19. The dangerous lies continue, so my question is, Are there ANY consequences to the filthy rich elites in this country for crimes carried out in PUBLIC?
EVERYONE knows TRUMP IS GUILTY of inciting a violent insurrection in which people were KILLED! And yet, has he paid any significant price for all the damages he continues to inflict on this nation? No instead he’s griping, like the petulant child he is, that “they didn’t name the vaccine after me! Wahhh!!!” OK let’s call it the Trumpccine, to treat the Trumpdemic and the Trump Depression caused by the Trump Virus. Then let’s bring the liar to justice and throw him in a cage. I hope you enjoy my comic, once I get this site set up correctly, I’ll soon begin posting my previous graphic novel. Have a great day!
I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about how for-profit corporations should be contributing a lot more in taxes, and since they got a nice fat tax reduction a few years back, it’s time they pay for a post pandemic infrastructure upgrade. But I’ll get into that in more depth maybe next week. This week is time to begin a transition to a “new normal.”
My greedy property managers raised my rent for the third year in a row, I don’t know why they think a 8-10% annual increase is fair or tolerable. So I’m doing a spring cleaning on steroids, training a harsh eye on all my belongings and jettisoning everything I don’t need. The first step in finding a new place to live.
Also, it’s Tax Week! Yippeee! I mean Ugh. So I’ll be getting out all the receipts, going over my bank records, and figuring out how much I owe to the system that takes my money every year and apparently directs most of it to people who don’t need more money. I have no problem with paying taxes as long as the money goes to things that help people who work for a living.
The most obvious sign in my life that things are heading back to some version of normal is the guys in my band are anticipating playing in public and we’re getting enthusiastic about learning new songs. So I’m memorizing lyrics and practicing riffs between shifts of working on cleaning up some of last year’s mess. In preparation for a return to life after a long stressful year of isolation! Have a great week!
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