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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/19/2010

Long commute

By Tom Toles

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By Tom Toles  | December 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Metro  
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~~Face reality while it is still available.
dave~~~

If I may, yet again....what?????

Reality goes beyond dave way beyond and will always be available... some people can't see that...maybe you need some new glasses too dave.

Posted by: bertzel | December 19, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

~~My Reply...
The reason you bother is because you have the attitude of a spoiled brat dave~~~

No...I think bushidollar got it right!

On the other hand dave you can just call me "the big bad four" from now on if that makes you 'feel' better : ) don't want to upset you to the point of throwing off your meds...just sayin'...

Posted by: bertzel | December 19, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I was watching television last night and turned into the Kingston Trio singing "The Man Who Never Returned."

What a blast.

What a great cartoon!

Happy Holidays Mr. Toles.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | December 19, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

The Cause Of Civilization?????????????
Why do I even bother...
Posted by: bertzel

My Reply...
The reason you bother is because you have the attitude of a spoiled brat who wants it all but does not want anyone else to have anything.
You think everyone else is here on this earth to serve you.
You live in your own world void of reality.
The reality of the situation is that you are a small speck on a small world that depends on civilization to survive.
Your denial as well as that of many people like you is a threat to humanity as well as yourselves. Face reality while it is still available.
Dave

Posted by: OchamsRazor | December 19, 2010 1:37 AM | Report abuse

bertzel I got some chickens How many do you have?

Posted by: dalyplanet | December 18, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 8:13 PM
"The Cause Of Civilization?????????????
Why do I even bother..."

Because you can? Sorry couldn't resist.

Posted by: bushidollar | December 18, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Hope we have enough girlie men to defend the country.

Posted by: jornolibist | December 18, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

'healthy' discussions on "pollution",lol

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

~~~People who do not behave responsibly as civilized people and undermine the cause of civilization ~~~~

The Cause Of Civilization?????????????
Why do I even bother...

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Our ability to have healthy discussions on climate change remains quite challenging.

People who think that trying to divide the world according to views on some aspects of climate science is just a bad idea.

Posted by: dalyplanet | December 18, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Life is a gift, indeed..
Life Is what you make it.
There are no strings...unless you believe in the puppet and puppeteer.
I don't want anyone controlling me....therefore I do NOT agree with YOUR philosophy DAVE.
I am NOT my brother's keeper.
I may help him/her BUT eventually he/she must step up and help him/herself....just sayin'...
Also "Your take" on survival of the fittest is bogus...
Perhaps you should continue your studies...


~~~Corruption, selfishness, maliciousness and sociopathic behavior are the four deadly sins of society.~~~

verbiage dave....
~

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

To Tom Toles,
Subject: Tom Toles Outtake Sketch.

Life is a gift with strings attached and no guarantee.

If you start with the above premise; it provides a realistic approach to life.

When you add other people and civilization to the mix; life takes on an even more demanding dynamics.

Now it is necessary to design and implement systems that make civilization and civil behavior possible.

The two major choices are "survival of the fittest" and "Social order".

Survival of the fittest would eliminate all but one person and we would soon become extinct.

Social order requires self-control, cooperation, consideration for other people and limited freedom.

Trying to mix survival of the fittest and social order is a bad idea because it creates chaos and the destruction of civilization.

Corruption, selfishness, maliciousness and sociopathic behavior are the four deadly sins of society.

We either learn to live together and work together for the common good or we go extinct. It is that simple.

People who do not behave responsibly as civilized people and undermine the cause of civilization are perpetuating crimes against humanity and must be stopped.
Dave


Posted by: OchamsRazor | December 18, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

'twas a long commute and running late...

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

dadt repealed....should bring : )'s
yes....

Posted by: bertzel | December 18, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha! Yes, the Kingston Trio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMSGrY-IlU

Posted by: joel5 | December 18, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Believe it or not, Metro rail service is better than Metro BUS . . . rail runs regularly. Yesterday afternoon (~3pm), I waited 30 minutes to catch a bus at 20th & I street bus stop. A gentleman called metro bus to complain, and he suggested that I should do also. This is not my first time experience. All bus riders know that we can only rely on bus schedule in the morning and afternoon rush hours -- commuting to work and returning home hours. I remember an excellent public transportation (BUS) service in Geneva, Switzerland. What would it take for DC to have an excellent public transportation service?? Do we need to elect our own Congresswomen/men at Hill?

Posted by: Change4DC1 | December 18, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Re the sketchpad and uncertainty.

Tom, I am guessing you have never bought a stock, or a bond, or have made a single commercial decision in your life. You come across as the typical sheltered federal employee / academic / Professional Washingtonian that has never been forced to justify what they do on a profit/loss basis, ever. I do find your rants amusing though.

Maybe if you were slightly more commercially minded, you would be able to afford a car and parking and would not have to deal with Metro. Just a thought, brother...

Posted by: sold2u | December 18, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Ohh Toles... no need to respond : )
However, now you know why some of us Prefer to drive ourselves to our destination. We like to have "some" control of the situation at hand. And if it is 'only' getting from point a to point b, so-be-it. freedom/control of self, comes to mind...lol

Posted by: bertzel | December 17, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

~~There you go again, giving the Democrats the credit when actually it was the Republicans who were the experts at voter fraud.
Just think...
If the Republicans had not been so successful, the Democrats might have prevented 911, avoided "shock and awe" Iraq attack, a lot of dead people, the economy failing and trillions of dollars in debt.
Dave ~~~

touche butthead!! lol

Posted by: bertzel | December 17, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Democrats run the metro. Name one thing Democrats run that actually works? Ok, besides voter fraud.
Posted by: billybeer6

There you go again, giving the Democrats the credit when actually it was the Republicans who were the experts at voter fraud.
Just think...
If the Republicans had not been so successful, the Democrats might have prevented 911, avoided "shock and awe" Iraq attack, a lot of dead people, the economy failing and trillions of dollars in debt.
Dave

Posted by: OchamsRazor | December 17, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Democrats run the metro. Name one thing Democrats run that actually works? Ok, besides voter fraud.

Posted by: billybeer6 | December 17, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Didn't the Kingston Trio do this one years ago?

Posted by: roaxle | December 17, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

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