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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 10:00 AM

If you don't like jokes about the rank stupidity of American national politics, this would be a good time to stop reading my stuff... for the next year and a half.

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Centcomm
13th Jul 2015, 10:15 AM

I dont mind the jokes.. Carry on ill keep reading :D

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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 10:33 AM

If I was from the Southwest I guarantee you I would be roasting Sheriff Joe for hosting Trump the other day. However, I'm but a simple Midwesterner and my childish invective is reserved for that scumsucking dictator-in-training Scotty Walker... he's fascism in a pair of L.L. Bean khakis.

Yeah yeah TMI. Get back to taking down Nova Roma!

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sigpig
13th Jul 2015, 10:42 AM

If the money spent on the Party nominations ALONE were put towards, I don't know, how about Universal Medical Care, there could be a LOT fewer people dying in the US and A...

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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 11:19 AM

Ah, you silly Canadians, always looking at the nail (Why not this other nail? Or that one over there?) and not the hammer... and totally forgetting the hand that swings it.

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sigpig
13th Jul 2015, 10:52 AM

And when you get to the money spent on the actual Presidential Election, well, we're talking crazy things like free post-secondary education, universal child care for working families, perhaps even killing off the deficit...

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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 11:19 AM

U.S. Presidential politics are about power, raw and unadulterated. Acquire that power and you can do almost anything you want, so of course that's where all the money goes.

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NeilKapit
13th Jul 2015, 11:40 AM

Sadly, there might be many more states in America between the coasts that'll join the fundamentalist rogue state category...

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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 11:46 AM

But few that have the ability to serve as a quagmire of ambition, manpower, and dollars dollars dollars!

I wonder if there's anybody in that state who can't get at least part time employment from a campaign hassling canvassing their neighbors. Or maybe they're just trucking in volunteers from outstate, a horde of wild-eyed college dweebs unaccustomed to the sight of a ruler-straight horizon...

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ProfEtheric
13th Jul 2015, 12:15 PM

Ouch, you bastard.

Iowa is actually strangely tolerant of a good many things. I can't think of too many other places where local churches take part in Pride parades.

But yeah, backwater (birthplace of ATMs and a good portion of what went into the Manhattan Project) and what not...

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lirvilas
13th Jul 2015, 12:35 PM

Some people mess with Texas, some people poop on Canada, I bash on the Midwest.

Because unlike assorted other fools around the world they should friggin' know better. I mean, how great can they be if they ran YOU off, Prof?

Now get back to work sketching pinups for AB 2.0: Autumn Babes.

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sigpig
14th Jul 2015, 12:11 AM

" I can't think of too many other places where local churches take part in Pride parades." Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for years now.

But I get your point, Prof. There are LOT of good (if terribly misguided) people in the Midwest, as there are everywhere in the world. Being an outsider to the madness that is American Politeks, I just shake my head in wonder in the sheer amount of money being spent just to see who are going to be the mouthpieces of their respective political parties, let alone the money spent on the actual Election road-show. Then there's the circus of the Inauguration, the so-called "biggest party in Amerika". Up here, we have a reserved swearing-in ceremony in front of the Governor General, and the new Prime Minister takes over within a week or two of being elected.

I just find it odd that SO MUCH can be spent on "electioneering", yet try and pay down the Deficit or National Debt, and you have WWIII on your hands...

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Seabiscuit
13th Jul 2015, 12:45 PM

Hahahah!
As someone who lives in the midwest...Yes. Ridiculous.:D

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lirvilas
14th Jul 2015, 10:41 AM

C-Biz, you're probably one of them dang out-of-state canvassers!

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MadJak91
13th Jul 2015, 7:29 PM

I admire Chuck's optimism about their incompetence.
At least I do not think the search actually MOVED somewhere.
Seriously, I have a feeling MSV was blowing away money on these guys for quite a while. They can be glad Son-, Kat-.... Boss is so patient.
Or maybe I am just too critical of the guys :D

Well, I suspect MSV is going to be involved in the most famous and expected popularity contest...

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frettle
13th Jul 2015, 9:30 PM

presidential elections in the USA..

With added Donald Trump! Oh where is the Bloom County Meadow Party when we need it, they would have had a...er, field day. An they were [nominally] in Iowa, were they not... :)

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lirvilas
14th Jul 2015, 10:43 AM

"Bloom County Meadow Party"

Dang, if that doesn't take me way, way back! My only Bloom County compilation is so old that the pages are falling off the spine... probably one of the first three comic strips I ever read.

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VanEzzania
13th Jul 2015, 9:36 PM

I'm critical of all politics myself, so joke away, good sir!

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lirvilas
14th Jul 2015, 10:46 AM

Ah, but my jabs come with the cruelty of a close relative; my professional work means I can bemoan the dysfunction of American political machinery but I cannot ignore it as its effects on my wellbeing are widespread.

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Rd Ashes
16th Jul 2015, 1:42 AM

How bad IS it if he'd rather be sent to Iraq?
:-o

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