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The progressive web comic about video games causing more violence.

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Vote Early and Often

Former Director of Intelligence James Clapper: "Of course the Russian effort affected the outcome. Surprising even themselves, they swung the election to a Trump win. To conclude otherwise stretches logic, common sense, and credulity to the breaking point."


For the record: After the Santa Fe school shooting Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick dragged out the same old tired trope that violent video games cause violence. They don't.

Guns do, games don't, otherwise the entire world would be shooting each other at the same rate as the U.S.


We had us some elections here in Dallas yesterday. As expected turn-out was piss-poor, as we say down here. Meaning "fuck-all". Meaning about 3% of the electorate bothered to show up on what was a bee-yew-tee-fool day here in North Texas.

Yeah, I know, it was all run-off primary crappola but it was still important. After all, without the right people voting we wouldn't have gotten our first Latina lesbian running for Texas Governor. (Yeah, you heard right.) So, good luck, former Dallas Police Head Honcho Lupe Valdez.

Still, 3% is a pitiful number. It's clear that the problem is that run-off elections don't hold the public's attention. The hoi polloi need sex and controversy and violence to make them perk up and take notice. Maybe we need to try greed instead.

For instance, how about every person in each state that that votes gets a lottery ticket, with one guaranteed winner for, say, a new car. I know that sounds unseemly but, hell, even the Supreme Court thinks gambling is hunky-dory these days. As for funding, I think most states could swing it.

My other idea is to reach out to the supremely wealthy (I'm looking at YOU, Mark Cuban) citizens of each city and get them to pony up, say, $5 for each vote cast in their local elections, with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. That's a win-win for liberal causes


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