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ericole
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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2016 22:13      Profile for ericole     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Regarding this comic: http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/2360.html

Right now, the news isn't usually about something Trump has done anymore, but about something someone has done or said about Trump - trying to undermine his legitimacy. It's getting pretty old with all of these tech sites
continually harping on him before he's even done anything in an official capacity. It's really started to limit what I read/enjoy during the day. Guess what, every
tech-savvy person isn't a Trump hater or a liberal lover. You should keep
that in mind. Even the guy/wife in the comic show themselves to be out of step with the world around them as the people in the panels are seemingly going on with life and not living in dread.

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Icon 3 posted December 14, 2016 12:37      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I understand that many things are blown up too quickly with Trump, like his Apprentice credit thing, but I would argue that Trump himself is saying or doing several things a day that would cause some to sigh. At least it does for me, and that was the genesis of this comic.

As for all the Trump Trump Trump, we're sick of of it too; everyone is. Poor Nitrozac has to spend all day drawing him sometimes.... eek!. [Razz] Unfortunately this is the sideshow that seems to never end, and there are big implications for tech culture, and everything else, during his presidency.

Regardless of that, it sounds like you were able to find something in the comic to relate to, which is actually something we strive for. We prefer to create work that is less zealot and more nuanced. In this comic, I wanted to express my *sighs*, but also poke fun at them too... sometimes you gotta laugh. People bring their own perspectives to our work, and we love to hear about that.

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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2016 15:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As one of the old timers here I have seen my share of elections, I voted via absentee ballot while in the service, R.M.Nixon won that one.

We have seen good Presidents and bad Presidents, however never this much controversy. Two or three elections from now we will know if the country failed us.

Pay attention to your values as they are yours and only you can ruin that. Try not to sell your soul.

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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2016 09:48      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There is an old adage here in Michigan about the fans of one of the major schools of higher education, What is the difference between XXX fans and a Puppy, "A puppy will eventually stop whining after you beat it."

I say that as some one that my candidate did not make it past the primaries.

Only history will tell if the country made the correct choice, if there still is history, WWIII will be fought with Rocks.

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Icon 1 posted January 02, 2017 10:10      Profile for romad     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Actually, Albert Einstein's quote said World War IV.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/World_War_III

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2017 13:56      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was not trying to quote Einstein.


As to the PEOTUS He doesn't know what he doesn't know.

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So, how is Canada handling the massive migration from these United States? Before the election a good portion of Hollywood celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg vowed to move to Canada if Trump was elected, so where are they settling? BC? Will Vancouver officially change its name to "North Hollywood"? [Big Grin]
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Icon 3 posted January 25, 2017 11:51      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It would seem few actually move, which is great because we really didn't want all those Republicans who said they would move here after Obama was elected. [Roll Eyes]

Although I do know a nice couple down the road who came here about 10 years ago because of our medical coverage. And another couple in Vancouver for the same reason.

Oh, and a Tea Party guy who used to do nothing but rail against our horrible, horrible health system who moved to Calgary to work in a hospital. [Roll Eyes]

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And I'm fairly impressed that by comparison, your Prime Minister is taking to Twitter to promote mental health awareness. Wow - talk about opposite sides of the fence!

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LOL dragonman, but also so "wtf was America thinking?!!"

I watched an ABD interview with DJT last night...
*shakes head*
*huge sigh*
*chills down my spine*

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/transcript-abc-news-anchor-david-muir-interviews-president/story?id=45047602

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
LOL dragonman, but also so "wtf was America thinking?!!"

<speak voice="Mae West">
Thinking had nothin' to do with it honey!
</speak>

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So when will we get back to cartoons about "Joy of Tech" or are you moving into editorial cartooning? [Big Grin]
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Great idea romad! Thanks! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]
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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Great idea romad! Thanks! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Given that leaders in Tech are railing against the horrific politics of the moment, this feels incredibly apt. Plus, it's right.

I'm feeling terribly jealous of N+S and their charismatic, photogenic, GOOD leader. :/

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