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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:54 AM

Tom Tomorrow: The Tree of Liberty! (Try Not To Shoot Him)



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Reply Tom Tomorrow: The Tree of Liberty! (Try Not To Shoot Him) (Original post)
Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
DirkGently Feb 2013 #1
AlbertCat Feb 2013 #2
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #3
nxylas Feb 2013 #4
corkhead Feb 2013 #6
nxylas Feb 2013 #21
MADem Feb 2013 #5
myrna minx Feb 2013 #7
ThoughtCriminal Feb 2013 #8
Oldtimeralso Feb 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #9
tclambert Feb 2013 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #18
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #10
Paladin Feb 2013 #11
spin Feb 2013 #12
WillyT Feb 2013 #13
Bucky Feb 2013 #14
Skittles Feb 2013 #15
KoKo Feb 2013 #17
ellisonz Feb 2013 #20
meegbear Feb 2013 #22

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:08 AM

1. Tom Tomorrow for President. (nt)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:36 AM

2. What if.....

I recently had a "discussion" with a RWer about this. His call on owning an assault rifle was:

"What if the Russians are invading and coming up my drive. If I only have a shot gun, I won't be able to take any of them out before they get me...."

The Russians????

I said. "Cute adolescent fantasy, but in the real world elementary school children are being shot dead. Join us in the real world"

Sounds like excuses to hate the black man in the White House to me....lame excuses....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:40 AM

3. Hehe.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:42 AM

4. I actually thought TT's reach exceeded his grasp with this toon

He said in his Sparky's List email that he didn't have the space to refute the Glib Sociopath's arguments point by point. Fair enough, but an unfortunate side-effect is that the toon mostly consists of Glibby making his case in great detail with the only rebuttal being an (admittedly hilarious) snark by Sparky in the last panel. It does rather count, therefore, on the reader already agreeing that those arguments are nuts, whereas what normally makes Tom so great as a cartoonist is his refusal to preach to the choir, dissecting RWNJ arguments with forensic skill. Just my $0.02.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:16 PM

6. I doubt many RWNJs are reading Tom Tommorow, and in the unlikely event they are,

I doubt TT would be able to persuade them to understand the of the error of their ways in a 6 panel comic strip. He isn't trying to. He seems to be making a funny for the choir he is preaching to. I see your $.02 and raise you a nickel

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Response to corkhead (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:28 AM

21. I think he aims at more than just "making a funny", though

At his best, he provides our side with intellectual ammunition, using satire to counter wingnut arguments in a concise, easily understandable manner.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:45 AM

5. The tree of liberty must be refreshed ...with the blood of government employees...!!!!

I read it on the INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:20 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:24 PM

8. No way I'm I going to let the government

take away my model trains.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:23 AM

19. They will have to pry the throttle from my cold dead hands. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:34 PM

9. Good alternative....



They can recreate their 1950's dream world.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:41 PM

16. The top tax rate in the 1950s was 91%. They don't want to talk about that.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:58 PM

18. Most of them are in a PANIC defending Reagan,...who was a shitty President...

The Republicans engaged in revisionist history to try to take one of the most corrupt administrations in history and turn it into a utopia.

They constantly talk about taxes as a jobs issue. They are STILL trying to claim the ONLY reason there is unemployment is because the private sector is overtaxed and over-regulated and Unions are making too many demands. It's the broken record played during the Reagan Years and they are in a panic that the Reagan lies aren't working anymore now that there is a generation of voters born after that senile old fuck was long gone.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:46 PM

10. brilliant...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:19 PM

11. Another Bullseye For Tom Tomorrow.


I think Tom's monitoring the DU Gun Control/RKBA group. Sure reads like it.....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:50 PM

12. It's my opinion that Obama is using the new AWB as a bargaining chip. ...

in order to get much needed improvements to our current gun laws. Many political experts see little chance of the AWB making it through the Senate let alone the House.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:20 PM

13. LOL !!! - Perfect !!! - K & R !!!




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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:32 PM

14. For the record: Hitler didn't do that. He encouraged gun ownership.

He rounded up the guns in Czechoslovakia, France, and Poland, obviously but Hitler was pro-gun ownership. As a German citizen, you could even own a machine gun! As you can imagine, not everyone was allowed to get a gun, such as Jews, communists, the Roma, and Janey (cause what would her daddy do?).

from Wikipedia

The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to "...persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit." But under the new law:

  • Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as was the possession of ammunition."
  • The legal age at which guns could be purchased was lowered from 20 to 18.
  • Permits were valid for three years, rather than one year.
  • The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.
  • Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing or dealing of firearms and ammunition. (Well, yeah, there's that)
  • Under both the 1928 and 1938 acts, gun manufacturers and dealers were required to maintain records with information about who purchased guns and the guns' serial numbers. These records were to be delivered to a police authority for inspection at the end of each year.

On November 11, 1938, the Minister of the Interior, Wilhelm Frick, promulgated Regulations Against Jews' Possession of Weapons. This regulation effectively deprived Jews of the right to possess firearms or other weapons.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:54 PM

15. the delusions and paranoia of gun nuts

Tom Tomorrow NAILS it yet again

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:36 PM

17. Kick...good ...!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:29 AM

20. Those poor Delicate Flowers

Having to live in fear that someday Obama might come and take their guns.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:25 AM

22. The funny part about this cartoon ...

is Tom Tomorrow tweeting that he got a bunch of messages commenting that it was a federal holiday, so the postman wouldn't be delivering mail.

C'mon people ... it's just a cartoon.

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