Stretch It.


  • August 11, 2023 at 12:11 am

    Hate that socialist union term…not sure if using scab here is apt.

    Good they switched to the accuracy of the pus-filled wound on the body of America to describe it.

    • August 11, 2023 at 1:52 am

      Meh. I’ve been a scab. Label doesn’t bother me. I sure hell bothered the UAW pickets who were trying to drive the small local factories under at the behest of their Chicago masters.

      They won in the end, though, and a dozen or so factories closed, their jobs went to Mexico, and the picketers went back to Chicago.

      I drove through the town twenty or so years later, and those buildings were still vacant. Good job, commies.

      • August 11, 2023 at 11:35 am

        My point exactly. A scab is a good thing, whether as part of the healing process of an open wound which is why the pos potus does not qualify as a healer, quite the opposite as the open wounds we suffer are intentionally caused and/or further infected by him and his handlers.

        Ask the ATC union about scabs under the knowing hand and control of RR exactly 42 years ago. At least nobody got shot during that action.

  • August 11, 2023 at 12:14 am
    President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    Don’t waste your money.
    (p)Resident Xiden wouldn’t stay bought anyway.
    In his dementia, he forgets too quickly.

  • August 11, 2023 at 12:22 am
    William Henry

    Bidet… A scum sucking bottom feeder that should be in a nursing home drooling and soiling his Depends.

    • August 11, 2023 at 7:07 am
      Deplorable MAGADONIAN Mutt-PaulS

      He pretty much is, just a bit fancier than normal. 😉

  • August 11, 2023 at 12:27 am
    Too Tall

    The entire democrat party is nothing more than tens of millions of chancres on the body politic of the United States.

  • August 11, 2023 at 12:45 am

    Not just a scab- – – – -more like a stinking, pus-filled, festering carbuncle on the Gluteus Maximus of American society!

  • August 11, 2023 at 1:45 am

    I love this strip.
    I appreciate your creative license, and hope it is indicative of the actual come-uppance for which I pray.

  • August 11, 2023 at 8:11 am
    Bill G

    Beautiful imagery, but as I read the comments above, it seems to me that Trump would have been the scab. Brought in by the employer, We the People, to do the work the party loyalists refuse to do.

    • August 11, 2023 at 11:40 am

      Correct, as further described by my comment at the top…agreed DJT qualifies for that healing term much as RR did 40 odd years ago.

      • August 11, 2023 at 1:34 pm
        Bill G

        Ayuh; it was your comment that got me thinking around the term.

    • August 11, 2023 at 10:57 pm

      This country is in dire need of union breakers.

  • August 11, 2023 at 9:16 am
    cb ~

    File under ‘scabs r’ us’?

  • August 11, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Had an uncle that worked at a unionized place. The place was a good place to work but having financial troubles during hard times. They wanted to cut wages for a while to save the company. The workers voted almost 90% to accept the deal. Union said no, because it would “impact” other workers nationally. Place shut down, workers now unemployed, Uncle tried to find work in a time that there were no jobs. Ended up starting a janitorial service which didn’t last long. Never did get back on his feet. He was making almost 5 times the minimum wage before they shut down.

    • August 11, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      For some, their Cause is more important than reality or what really helps people in their lives.
      A union dogma is never back down on wages. No matter how many union members get hurt. The mere thought that circumstances could be better by lowering a wage is blasphemy to them. And you know what cult members do to blasphemers. Grew up Irish Catholic with Irish priests and nuns at the school I went to. It didn’t help that most kids were the children of the rich, and I was not. I did have more basic intelligence and intellect than all of them. Almost like Sheldon-like from the Big Bang theory. I wish I saw that as a child. Unlike Sheldon I beat the crap out of anyone who started a fight with me including the older kids. I loved playing basketball. I could have used better guidance. (Almost feral, except my mother trying to teach us what her mother learned from her mother at the hundreds of years old teachings that their ancestral village did outside of school for several hundred years. That was a moral foundation.
      This “comic strip” has shown great broadness of value in its history, including the most recent examples of its ability to have us all, it seems, feel as though the characters are people that we know. Kudos.

  • August 11, 2023 at 10:30 am

    My plumber uncle got screwed over by his union so many times, it was beyond disgusting. He finally got shut of it and did a whole lot better.

    • August 11, 2023 at 2:35 pm

      Unions and their union member workers’ pension funds. Need I say more.

  • August 11, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    While I did as a 20 yo father of 2 benefit from a relatively high wage on an IAM union mill job (and also was able to “roll” the boss’s preferred candidate off a lead-man job with union backing), unions are historically and in general, the tools of socialism.

  • August 11, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    I was a Union worker for about 25 years, the first few years were kind if bad, it’s tough when your ‘union’ was created by the employer as a political Act and your representatives act accordingly. When we decided enough and tried to split off for mthe rest of the pack into out own Union, the hate and repercussions went beyond what even I was expecting. Our ‘National President’ a clerk, for 5,000 Peace Officers had the temerity to bring floor model TV cameras to our Local meeting in an attempt to intimidate us !! He was literally terrified and apparently he’d never set foot in our workplace or he’d have known we were hired on the basis that we couldn’t BE intimidated. Long story short, we got more safety directives equipment in six months under the new Union than we had in the 50 years previous, equal representation on National Committees that we actual held to what they said they’d do, vastly improved treatment at work, gone are the days where a manager could fine you four days pay on the spot with no hearing or rebuttal for breaking an imaginary ‘regulation’ and a sense of purpose and camaraderie that was long missing and much needed.

    We had a good experience, but not all Unions are like that. Many are, as others mention above, only in it for themselves not the people they purport to represent and even go so far as to work with management to drive locations out of business when told to do so.
    Unions can be a great boon to the worker but they can be a vicious tool in the hands of an uncaring employer when the executive is bought and paid for. Up here, the postal Union and the various Nurse’s Unions are responsible for the majority of damage to our Health Care and Communications sectors and so are some others.

    Oh, and that ‘Union Pension’ ? I paid 11% of my salary into the Pension Fund and if I’d been able to put it in my personal RRSP I’d be a multi-millionaire today instead of getting by on what I get out of it.
    Not planning for retirement and then screaming because someone else paid into a plan and gets a pension while they didn’t bother paying for one is a pretty sad case of sour grapes and frankly, I’m tired of hearing it. I paid the maximum amount into our version of Social Security too, but when I turned 65, my ‘Union Pension’ was cut by the amount of that thanks gov’t regulations.

    • August 11, 2023 at 9:09 pm

      I proof read this several times.
      Is it just me or does anyone else notice some words being changed after they post something ?
      I make as many typos as anyone else, I’m not a clerk-typist like our previous Union’s President was, but I go back and fix them and while I tend to put commas where they don’t belong, I CAN spell, better than most University ‘graduates’ today can, from what I’ve seen.

      • August 11, 2023 at 9:35 pm

        Well, I don’t do that.

  • August 11, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    Never meant to imply it was anyone here’s doing, but other people have commented on it in different places, enough that I have to consider it a real thing.
    Most likely there’s some sort of ‘auto correct’ in the background of one of the programs used on various comics hosting sites or even popular web applications that can’t spell. Or maybe even windoze is trying to ‘help’ on some deep, dark level. The spelling/grammar ‘checker’ in hotmail is so bad I end up fixing half of the things I try to put in an e-mail. It’s vocabulary is very limited, I end up adding new words to the dictionary that should have been there already and even if you select the King’s English as your default it still can’t bring itself to allow ‘colour’ or ‘flavour’ without flagging it. I make enough mistakes on my own, I don’t need help 😉

  • August 12, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Autocorrupt strike again.



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