Hey Factory Fans!

You know I love arguing politics on the Internet, but I try to keep it off the blog.  But recently, there’s been this spate of people bashing Trump as if he’s something new.  It’s as if the world will crumble if the Donald gets to be president.  Well, have you seen the records of the other people running?  These people have actually committed war crimes, while the Donald merely aspires to, perhaps, maybe.  And while I don’t support Trump, I find it laughable that people will argue that some of the other candidates are altogether so much better or honest.  Politicians lie and yes, you can put them on the same level as Trump.  Once you’re outed as an unabashed liar, the rest of the things you say are suspect, even when (and especially) when it’s something you agree with.

And please, spare me your “lesser of two evils” argument.  It’s still voting for evil.  The bottom line is, if every independent voter and non-voter voted for Kanye West this election, he’d win in a landside and probably be even more entertaining than Trump.  So please, do yourself and everyone a favor and stop your self-righteous proclamations on Facebook and elsewhere about how only stupid people support Trump.  Stupid people support your candidate too and substantial dialogue about the issues starts when people talk about issues rather than engage in the kind of easy, bashing that people like Trump, always do.

The reality is, Trump supporter bashers, you’re enabling the so-called “idiots” to take the high road, while simultaneously hardening their position.  You’re self-righteous indignation is all about you and has nothing to do with convincing anyone or educating them on the issues.

So if you want to stop support for Trump, stop acting like him.

Anyhow, off my soapbox.

Speaking of politics, today at Super Frat, it’s a new strip called the Coming Commercials.

Harold George has a new post.

Henrik Magnusson has a new strip for Winter of Discontent.

And the Quote of the Day is from Neil Gaiman:

“A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.”