1776 Redux, Preference Cascade ← Previous post Next post → Comments Henry Nov 01 2021 at 12:26 am OK, I’m totally lost now. Neanderthal JTC Nov 01 2021 at 12:36 am Well, “payback” is the title and “1776 redux” is the category so… We might expect tea to be tossed or lead to fly, but I would prefer to just serve notice that I no longer recognize their right to control me or their right to tax me as a citizen of the new sovereign Constitutional Republic of America. No play, no pay. Henry Nov 01 2021 at 10:25 am I assume the yellow balloon in panel 2 is a taxpayer. Not sure why a taxpayer would have Lois Lerners at his end. I often have trouble figuring out who is saying what on DBD. Doubly difficult in a panel like today’s, where there is only one character featured, and NONE of the dialogue belongs to him. Pointy balloons are my friend. Peregrine John Nov 01 2021 at 2:15 pm I’m a bit lost, too. I’ll try to make head and/or tail again a bit later. chris muir Nov 01 2021 at 4:28 pm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Lerner Henry Nov 02 2021 at 1:26 am Oh, I know who Lois Lerner WAS. I just don’t understand why a patriot taxpayer would be “light on Lois Lerners here.” NotYetInACamp Nov 01 2021 at 1:30 am I want my $450,000.00 this year I have ben offended, insulted and made fearful and hade my psyche damaged, and my enjoyment of the wonderful world damaged by federal government actions. Family members live in fear due to the actions of the federal government. Pay up. steveb919 Nov 01 2021 at 1:58 am Nice try. AngryToxicDeplorable-PaulS Nov 01 2021 at 8:09 am You have a better case than the crimigrants (spell check suggesting “crime grants”) that this is being considered for. They should not be given anything, they SHOULD be billed for the expenses incurred in dealing with their criminal actions. NotYetInACamp Nov 01 2021 at 5:10 pm Yeah! My try did not include breaking the law, or illegally being in our nation, or being part of an asymmetric invading enemy army. US Case law excludes such people (and more) from citizenship and excludes their entourages and excludes their children born here. If they can reward lawbreakers, they can reward someone who contributed to this nation. If anyone should get some of our accumulated resources, it should be citizens (and maybe legally present green card holders. Wong v US (1898) US Supreme court. Wulfenite Nov 01 2021 at 7:28 pm It appears that the option for $450K is Only available to illegal al…..er, oops, undocumented immigrants that came during the last administration. steveb919 Nov 01 2021 at 2:08 am FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” ~ Thomas Jefferson 1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. 2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone. 3. Colt: The original point and click interface. 4. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control. 5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords? 6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words. 7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. 8. If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any. 9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither. 10. The United States Constitution (c)1791. All Rights Reserved. 11. What part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand? 12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others. 13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday. 14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians. 15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety. 16. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive. 17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer. 18. Assault is a behavior, not a device. 19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer. 20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson. 21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them. 22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for. 23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don’t make more. 24. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves. 25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control. JTC Nov 01 2021 at 2:27 am I take issue with #23. steveb919 Nov 01 2021 at 5:01 am I can understand that. AngryToxicDeplorable-PaulS Nov 01 2021 at 8:02 am I really can’t think of a gun control law that does one damn bit of good, probably better to Sunset them all and see what happens then. I’d bet on a move in the right direction. Henry Nov 01 2021 at 10:19 am I take issue with #0. It’s a bogus Jefferson quote. He said so many admirable things about guns we don’t need to make stuff up. DeeKayT Nov 01 2021 at 7:10 am 26. A gun in the hands of a fool is Alex Baldwin. madCat Nov 01 2021 at 9:59 am 27. Guns make free citizens; no guns make Australians. The Nth Doctor Nov 01 2021 at 9:31 am If someone wants to take your guns away from you, it’s because they want to do something to you that they couldn’t do if you still had them. Henry Nov 01 2021 at 10:21 am “Never get in your abductor’s car, even though he threatens to harm you if you resist.” Brent Dotson Nov 01 2021 at 12:18 pm Pretty good list; my thoughts on some of them -#1 sounds like something Heinlein might have said. #5 England cracked down on firearms, their next step was outlawing the carrying of all knives. #16 or to save the lives of others $23 enforce the ones you have is good; reduce the number you have is better. Neanderthal JTC Nov 01 2021 at 12:46 pm “enforce the ones you have is good” Damn if I can think of one single good gun law. Brent? Anybody? “reduce the number you have is better.” Yup. Like reduce to zero. Much like other “laws” that seek to modify and/or ignore the Constitution. Like somebody said, clean slate. Then we will see what spartan framework is assembled by the signatories and founders of the Constitutional Republic of America. My belief is that laws pertaining to 2A can be completely supplanted by 2A itself. Anything criminal involving guns is just that; criminal, and should be dealt with the same as any other criminal or crime. Much of legislative output can be treated the same, laws guided verbatim or nearly so by an Originalist read of the Constitution. But I do single out the Second for special attention due to its vesting of inherent and exclusive power to the Citizens to protect and defend themselves and the rest of it’s provisions. cb Nov 01 2021 at 4:46 pm Growing up in the backwoods of Maine where doors were never locked and guns could often be found in every room, ‘gun control’ would have been considered ordinary firearm safety. Times they do change. cz93x62 Nov 01 2021 at 3:09 am I live in Kalifornistan. DEFINITE OBJECTION to #23. steveb919 Nov 01 2021 at 5:02 am Some states have bad gun laws. I agree. Pamela Nov 01 2021 at 11:53 am *Waves Hello* Second thing is Take away the Water Kafiroon Nov 01 2021 at 12:57 pm Do you mean water from Other Sates? Gasp! they might have to live within their means. Pamela Nov 01 2021 at 6:14 pm Nah. All the Dams were full in 2020 and now they are empty. Instead of fixing the sewer treatment plants, the water was allowed to run out to the ocean. Plus the State wouldn’t allow additional water storage to be built. Took the $$$$ for it, but it doesn’t get built. madCat Nov 01 2021 at 6:57 pm For the last 40+ years Khalistan, to my knowledge, has had water issues. It cannot tap anymore rivers— they are fully tapped already. Major rivers (that actually reach the ocean) now have tides-they are turning salty…not good for farmers. Everything that can be dammed has been dammed—repeatedly. It has 800 +- miles of coastline yet refuses to de-salinate the water because “It tastes bad”. I wrote that state off for good in’88. I am now, by the Grace of God, a hardcore Tennessean. TheDuckHunter Nov 01 2021 at 6:52 am You cannot legislate common sense. Nor can you legislate intelligence. cb Nov 01 2021 at 7:23 am Selective enforcement leads to selective obedience… of any law. John Nov 02 2021 at 1:06 pm The Romans understood this and enforced every law to the hilt. Was it H.L.Mencken who said ‘the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it’ ? CDR Nortrive Nov 01 2021 at 10:42 am I am not following this one at all. Crotalus Nov 01 2021 at 11:22 am Actually, the War for Independence happened because of (attempted) gun control. A lot of other issues fueled the war, but the Redcoats seizing guns in Boston was the spark that set it off. eon Nov 01 2021 at 4:18 pm The battles at Lexington and Concord were due to British General Thomas Gage sending troops from Boston to both towns to confiscate the colonists’ gunpowder stores he believed were there. In fact, they had been moved elsewhere days earlier. clear ether eon Crotalus Nov 01 2021 at 11:33 am I just figured it out, I think. Second panel, white balloon, is a taxpayer who wants his tax refund, but the Infernal Revenue Service, yellow balloon, is threatening payback, as in the serious bitch kind. Henry Nov 02 2021 at 1:31 am The white balloon is pointy, at the IRS building. The yellow balloon is zigzag, indicating over the phone/radio. Richard Nov 01 2021 at 12:23 pm Gun Control was one of the major factors in starting the Revolution. “An armed Society is a polite society.” Robert Anson Heinlein madCat Nov 01 2021 at 7:15 pm The Right To Buy Weapons Is the Right To Be Free —A. E. Van Vogt : “The Weapon Shops of Ishur” NotYetInACamp Nov 01 2021 at 11:54 pm The Boston Massacre was a sign that the Americans needed guns, organization, and planning for the years ahead. The colonists had discussed matters in correspondence, then decided on actions, especially after Britain acted worse. No tax without representation. Of only we had such low taxes now. Special_Ed Nov 01 2021 at 9:21 pm let’s amp it up on the alinsky rules: Make them follow their own rules. and ridicule them: Let’s go Di Niro Let’s go Griffin Let’s go [your favorite two-syllable Dem asshole here] too bad mcauliffe is 3 syllables, like wise Hill-ary oops, there’s TERRY and CLINTON , Somebody…. Barry??? NotYetInACamp Nov 01 2021 at 11:56 pm https://youtu.be/1zNr8Pf1QkY Phuc di Niro Buck Nov 01 2021 at 11:17 pm Let’s go Baldwin – Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.