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Obamacare = Calvinball
wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 12/21/2013 8:52:52 PM PST by grundle

Obamacare = Calvinball

(Excerpt) Read more at danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obamacare
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1 posted on 12/21/2013 8:52:52 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I’m a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes. This article nails it with that comparison. Good article too.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 9:16:12 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: grundle

This is one of those “FRom out of left field” articles that very neatly and with great humor totally trashes Obamacare!

“Obamacare = Calvinball” is such and appropriate analogy, I am embarrassed that I didn’t think of it.

But I am sure glad this gent did, and I am glad he made his point in such a simple, elegant and eloquent manner!

The key question is: When do we impeach, convict and imprision the sonofabitch for high crimes and misdemeanors?

PS Thank you Bill Watterson!


3 posted on 12/21/2013 10:10:20 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: grundle

Miss Calvin and Hobbes.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 11:26:12 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: grundle

Calvinball! Perfect description!


5 posted on 12/21/2013 11:43:44 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Eagles6

It was the best comic strip of all time. That’s my opinion and everyone is welcome to it.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 11:46:08 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I can’t understand why the flowers won’t grow on this side of the house.


7 posted on 12/21/2013 11:55:33 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: Nik Naym

My all time, absolute favorite comic strip period.


8 posted on 12/22/2013 12:44:35 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: grundle
Excerpted due to copyrighted material.

If the material is copyrighted, what is it doing on your blog?

I note that you have claimed authorship, yet admit the material isn't yours.

So without even looking at it, I can already tell that you are a thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

9 posted on 12/22/2013 5:26:08 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; Syncro; TheOldLady; 50mm; grundle
So, let's see here.....
'Ole Taint has stolen and is using copyrighted material on his blog?

And he's making FR complicit in his theft by advertising that fact here? And drawing FR's traffic to his blog to witness his use of purloined material?

Well, it's not much, but at least he had the integrity to steal a perfectly accurate screen name.
10 posted on 12/22/2013 10:12:28 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nik Naym

i agree. i reread my books and still laugh. some of the facial expreseeions are great


11 posted on 12/22/2013 10:13:51 AM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: shibumi; grundle
Here are some straws for grundle.

Because he sucks.

12 posted on 12/22/2013 10:46:22 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: shibumi; grundle
Not only that, but he calls it “fair use”

It is NOT fair use to post a whole cartoon with out permission of the owner of the copyright..

If he would have asked he would have been given a price and had to pay it.

I see no indication he obtained that

This is the reason that various copyrighted cartoons are regularly removed from threads when someone posts them.

And even worse, he has it hosted through his blog in LARGE size when you click on it.

Taint, you are in big trouble, legally.

You are no different than what you are accusing Obama of. See your last comment on your blog post:

Because Obama gave out these exemptions without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

To make it real clear, I will alter your correct assessment of Obama's actions in a way you can relate to it:

Because Obama Taint gave out these exemptions posted this material without approval from Congress the copyright holder, his action was is illegal.

Quite hypocritical.

Being as you do what you condemn Obama for doing, it looks like you are Obama's taint. Ewwwwww, now is that gross or what???

13 posted on 12/22/2013 11:29:01 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Taxman

Thanks for your praise - I am the author of that blog entry!


14 posted on 12/22/2013 11:35:22 AM PST by grundle
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To: cuban leaf

Thanks!


15 posted on 12/22/2013 11:35:33 AM PST by grundle
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To: humblegunner
I cited fair use for the comic strip. The text of the blog is mine. I did the post the entire blog at Free Republic, but the thread was deleted due to copyright. See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3104175/posts
16 posted on 12/22/2013 11:37:52 AM PST by grundle
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To: shibumi
"Grundle" is the name of the green dragon from the video game "Adventure" on the Atari 2600. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_%281979_video_game%29
17 posted on 12/22/2013 11:39:48 AM PST by grundle
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To: Syncro
Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
18 posted on 12/22/2013 11:42:17 AM PST by grundle
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So what you’re saying is that *AFTER* you were made aware of the fact that this was copyrighted material that could not be posted on FR under “fair use” you went ahead and used it anyway on your blog and still tried to pimp traffic for your crime here.

I would ~love~ to be the lawyer for the copyright holder in this case.


19 posted on 12/22/2013 11:43:58 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: grundle

Dissemble all you want.

You’re just “Taint” to us.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 11:45:15 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: grundle

You are most welcome.

That was a great idea!

Combining the FRaud that is Ophonybamacare with Calvinball is a concept I hope really catches on and lights a fire under some of the dumbass politicians who should help us repeal it!

Let us take the idea viral!


21 posted on 12/22/2013 11:56:42 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: grundle
I did the post the entire blog at Free Republic, but the thread was deleted due to copyright.

And that didn't register as any kind of clue?

22 posted on 12/22/2013 11:57:36 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Syncro; humblegunner; shibumi

What is the matter with y’all?

This blog entry is the most original concept I have yet seen that thoroughly and completely trashes Ophonybamacare!

It is just plain brilliant in concept and execution!

Back off!

I believe that our job here on FR is to trash Ophonybama and the LIEberals 24/7!

Let us promote the Obamacare = Calvinball analogy to help make Ophonybama and Ophonybamcare the laughing stock of the entire Western World!


23 posted on 12/22/2013 12:06:45 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
This blog entry is the most original concept I have yet seen

It also contains stolen material. For which the blogger claims credit.

Should we applaud thieves who steal on behalf of a cause we agree with?

24 posted on 12/22/2013 12:13:05 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: grundle
Good try, gooch but no cigar.

If you read that well, you will see that technically you can post a THUMBNAIL, but not the full size cartoon.

And I see you already had this post pulled because you put FR at risk by posting the cartoons in the “article”

And now because FR was so mean to you, you won't even post your list in the article.

You big baby.

Oh and I see you are still pushing the name thingie, to not be such a gross entity.

It's your style that makes you a taint, a gooch.

Now we know that you are a green gooch, so big deal.

I don't imagine they are much concerned with you illegally posting a few images, because hardly no one will see them.

But when you post a link at FR to the images, they can be seen by hundreds.

So you may not be at risk, but you are putting FR at risk.

But you don't care about that, green gooch.

If you own anything I would suggest putting everything in your mother's name and post the list above your computer in the basement.

25 posted on 12/22/2013 12:18:55 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Taxman; grundle

Any worth that might be derived from this “idea” is negated tenfold by the fact that the poster is a pimp and a thief.

He’s not doing FR any favors by making this site complicit in his thievery.

As for backing off, there’s one guy on FR (or his designated Mods) who can tell me to do that. And you aint him.


26 posted on 12/22/2013 12:38:05 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I posted the images for the purpose of commenting and offering my opinions. That falls under fair use. Free Republic has its own rules.


27 posted on 12/22/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by grundle
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To: Taxman
Let us take the idea viral!

Please send the link to whomever you want!

28 posted on 12/22/2013 1:08:17 PM PST by grundle
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To: humblegunner

I obey whatever rules the mods tell me about, even if those rules happen to be stricter than the fair use rules.
I think the mods are going by the policy of “better safe than sorry.” And I respect that.


29 posted on 12/22/2013 1:09:36 PM PST by grundle
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To: Taxman

Thank you for your kind words, and for defending my blog.


30 posted on 12/22/2013 1:11:21 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Great post. Nails it.


31 posted on 12/22/2013 1:11:33 PM PST by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: humblegunner

I did not “claim credit” for Watterson’s work. On the contrary, I cited him as the creator of the work.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 1:13:31 PM PST by grundle
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To: Syncro

I had included the list in my original post, but I can’t include it in this post because excerpts are limited to 300 words.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 1:15:30 PM PST by grundle
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To: slouper

Thanks!


34 posted on 12/22/2013 1:17:12 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
I did not “claim credit” for Watterson’s work.

See the body of the thread, right at the top.
See right after the date? That's where you filled in the "author" field.

wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Yep. Says right there that ol' squirrely Dan claims himself to be the author.

35 posted on 12/22/2013 1:25:09 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I claimed authorship of the text. And in the text, I cited Bill Watterson as the creator of the cartoons.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 1:50:34 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

You credited yourself in the “author” field.

No one else, not partially.. but just you yourself.
You stole material, claimed authorship of it and expected blog hits as a reward.

Even despite having a thread pulled for using the same material.

Sorry, guy. Best just to own it at this point.

And repent, go forth and sin no more.


37 posted on 12/22/2013 1:55:16 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: grundle

Face it.

You’re permanently TAINTed.


38 posted on 12/22/2013 2:13:44 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: grundle

You know very well you don’t have to excerpt your own work.

We’ve been through all of this before.

For a while when you came up with another couple of points, you would post a whole new thread with a tiny excerpt.

Then we go you to post your whole “article” and also got you to add to that thread instead of starting a new one every time you searched FR and found another point.

Now we are back to square one, with you only posting a link to your blog. Post the whole thing and stop pretending we don’t know what you are doing, and what you did in the past.

You are playing with the big boys now, act like one.

Either that or post to the blogs of the 3 people that read your blog.

I’m tired of holding your hand, especially as you are such a slow learner.


39 posted on 12/22/2013 2:29:54 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Taxman
Back off!

Shut up old man.

40 posted on 12/22/2013 2:44:50 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro; shibumi; grundle

I think we need a list.


41 posted on 12/22/2013 2:46:21 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Syncro

No chance of that, pal!


42 posted on 12/22/2013 7:00:54 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Syncro
Either that or post to the blogs of the 3 people that read your blog.

My blog has 337 subscribers and has had over 400,000 hits. That info is posted on the column on the right side of every page of my blog.

I got over 28,000 hits in one day once.

43 posted on 12/22/2013 7:21:16 PM PST by grundle
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To: Taxman

Back off!


44 posted on 12/22/2013 7:21:22 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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To: grundle

Wow you must have been pretty bruised up that day!


45 posted on 12/22/2013 7:22:30 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 to Mar 1, 2012)
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" My blog has 337 subscribers and has had over 400,000 hits. That info is posted on the column on the right side of every page of my blog. I got over 28,000 hits in one day once."

You better hope and pray that one of those hits isn't Watterson's attorney.
46 posted on 12/22/2013 7:32:08 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Syncro; humblegunner; shibumi; grundle

I have re-read Dan’s blog, and can find no reason for y’all to be trashing it. Dan clearly gives credit to Watterson, and, though I am not a lawyer, I fail to see that there is a problem with what he has done.

This is a brilliant piece of work!

Promote it far and wide!

FReepers ought to be trashing Ophonybama and Ophonybamacare 24/7, not each other!


47 posted on 12/22/2013 7:39:36 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Syncro

No chance of that happening, either!


48 posted on 12/22/2013 7:41:24 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman; grundle

Giving credit and obtaining permission/paying royalties are two different things.

And - We are talking here about one of the most egregious blog pimps and spammers FR has ever seen.

This isn’t the first time he’s played fast and loose with copyrighted material. (I would give you links as proof, but most have been deleted by the Mods to protect FR.)


49 posted on 12/22/2013 7:49:12 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; grundle; humblegunner; Syncro

I had a feeling that your animosity was based on previous posts by grundle rather than this particular post.

I have no experience of grundle’s posting history, but the fact that the Moderators have let this one stay on FR is proof enough to me that it is OK.

The fact is that grundle has hit a grand slam homer with the Obamacare = Calvinball analogy.

Let’s work with him and trash Ophnonybama and Ophonybamcare, OK?


50 posted on 12/22/2013 7:54:56 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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