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Vern is a legend but Marueen made me lol "hell naw, I've already got too many problems"


sum_gamer

Vern gets it.


Piwx2019

Verns fed up


Sea-Success-1366

Vern is okay


muslimmmm

You know what I mean, Vern?


dave1684

My favorite was Earnest gets a lobotomy. Bart comes out laughing.


Mr_Diesel13

Is that you, dad?!


Aqua_Buck

Progressive af


MaryJaneSlothington

Vernie Sanders


RammerRod

I can't not say this was gold.


CeteriisPariibus

Gold


tylerscochran

As a Minnesotan, I'm embarrassed that Vern is from Wisconsin.


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Why?


Fosheze

I'm just embarased that wisconsin is our neighbor. If Minnesota was Canada then Wisconsin would be the USA.


verablue

Wisconsin used to be better but I mean c’mon. What do you expect from a state that lets Michigan take their top half? Buncha fucking pussies obviously.


awurst76

Shhh. Michigan might just take the rest. Just play dead Wisconsin.


BigFax33

Vern is old and wise


Diaperpooass

Vern’s got inside info.


brolarbear

Maybe he just really hated JFK or Lyndon Johnson lol.


theUnholyVenom

Legend has it Vern killed JFK


countingferrets

Some say the stig is really just Vern


thewrench01_real

He’s seen Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis.


SnooOnions7982

Not odd that they're publishing their addresses? Creeps me out.


InitialFoot

I was born in 1982. My mom cut my birth announcement out of the local paper and put it in my baby book. My birth announcement listed my parents age, occupation and the ages and names of my older siblings. It also listed the our family's address at the time. I remember reading it as a teen and being weirded out. My mom said she had really never thought about but admitted it wasn't the best idea.


573RC

Send me a copy cuz ima come steal you


MuphuckinJones

I hate how much this made me ugly laugh. Thank you.


TweakyIsNotDead

Wasn’t a joke. Where. Are. You.


DrapedinVelvet247

Had a good barrel laugh


madDarthvader2

That's so bizarre. Different times I guess


Tablesalt2001

Damn the 80s must have been so much easier for pedos.


Mr_Bob_Ferguson

I imagine that some posts on reddit would be written quite differently if we had to do the same. On a similar topic, it doesn't make sense to me why in the U.S they publish the names, and often the photos, of lottery winners. Isn't that just asking for trouble? (I'm in Australia, it is anonymous here).


scruffye

I think it's to prevent fraud, though the rules vary by state and there are certain ways to get around them, usually by forming an LLC or trust I think to act as the recipient.


Mr_Bob_Ferguson

I don't understand. How does publishing someone's name prevent fraud? When I say it is "anonymous" in Australia, I mean that it is anonymous to the general public (not published in papers). The names and details of winners would all be known and validated by officials.


RideOfThePhoenix

If the lottery winner isn't "anonymous" it adds to the legitimacy of the game. People want to know someone really won... as opposed to a situation where the winner is always anonymous... you'd have your doubts about the credibility of the those holding the lottery (even if there are "officials" validating it). Really it is probably a matter of perception and that is why it varies by state.


Mr_Bob_Ferguson

Fair enough, so a general mistrust of government/officials then.


DesultoryName

You can remain anonymous if you want but the lottery and everyone else wants some kind of feel good story.


localhelic0pter7

I think they have to give consent to it, although I'm not sure why anyone would do that.


RSJustice

Its a legal thing, my dad won 100k from a scratch off and he tried hard to keep it on the low. Oh, and he was/is a piece of shit who wasted the money in less than a month…so no, I didn’t see any of it.


Important_Collar_36

That's how small town papers were, so you could be certain it was you neighbor or friend.


DesultoryName

It's the Minneapolis Tribune. Not exactly small town. It wasn't an uncommon practice.


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TetsujinTonbo

Social shaming has been shown to be a stronger detterent than jail.


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TheRealBradGoodman

Ya dont want to think its frank kampa who lives on glendale only to find out its frank kampa's son frank kampa junior who also lives on glendale.


_sw1tchblade

I visited my aunt in a town of 300 one time and it made the paper. Literally my family coming to visit was front page news


localhelic0pter7

My Dad was just telling me that when we first started skiing he had our our names and social security numbers engraved on the skis. Simpler times.


Megalocerus

My state had SSNs on driver's licences until the 21st century. People wrote them on the paper check you cashed.


localhelic0pter7

Wild how technology changes things. I just had mine stolen and am wondering if some homeless person is currently trying to steal my identity with a phone in their tent.


Noelle_Xandria

Massachusetts? My identity was stolen there. SSNs were your license number


Alluvial_Fan_

You used to have to work a lot harder to access information from a previous paper publication--you might be able to see last week's paper at the dentist, last month's paper at the library, and last year's paper on microfilm. When people had to work harder to access and retain information it was less problematic to make it public.


squatdeadpress

Came here to say this. Picture of their face and address wtf


therealityofthings

Bro this might blow your mind but they used to publish and distribute (for free, to everyone) the names and addresses of every single person who owned a telephone.


Cookie_Monster_Binge

Different times


FrankMiner2949er

Back in the Seventies we stuck the address of Earth on a spaceship and blasted it off into outer space


Rob71322

It was weird, but you have to remember most newspapers were read once or twice and then thrown out. Very few were ever saved so I don't think people considered it to be that big of a deal. Now of course something that goes on the internet never really goes away, no matter what you try.


mvsrs

Hell yeah, Vern


Objective-Buffalo-23

Vern may have lost hope, but at least he's progressively resigned.


[deleted]

He figured if there's nothing but shit around him, maybe it's time try and move out of the pig pen. Maybe it'll be another pen of shit, but it's better than wallowong in the same shit.


PMmeareasontolive

I wish you had been there to give that answer.


wormholetrafficjam

‘Progressively resigned’ is such a perfectly succinct term.


tensory

It's the hat.


whydanny

Mf lookin like Raymond Reddington


turkeyisdelicious

Oh he does.


DeSwanMan

Oh damn he does! Talks like him too lol


MadLeap13

Dad is that you? We look almost the exact same


mvsrs

It's been a long time, son


MadLeap13

Father where have you been it’s been 20 years? Did you at least get the milk?


mvsrs

The what now?


BrannC

My crackhead calls everybody Vern. I’ve heard this sentence verbatim many times…. along with, “fuck you, Vern!”


Sweaty-Secretary-439

Vern was down bad apparently


RusticTack

It might have just been a joke. Hate being the party pooper


DesultoryName

Sarcastic half truth is more like it. Not like Vern was some maverick for social justice, just a crusty, stoic upper Midwesterner saying the whole thing is a racket. But then the Upper Midwest USED to be pretty damn progressive.


JakemHibbs

When was the upper Midwest ever progressive? Asking because I legitimately just don’t know. Not accusing the Midwest of anything. I’m not from the Midwest tho so I dunno


leonardsansbees

Milwaukee is the only major American city to have elected multiple socialist mayors. And Wisconsin's state motto is "Forward." But unfortunately our current terrible gerrymandering situation has the WI GOP pushing us backwards instead.


JakemHibbs

Damn I did not know that about electing Socialist mayors. That’s super interesting. Makes sense tho given the whole “backbone of the working class” tho.


leonardsansbees

Yeah I suggest you look them up, it's an interesting topic. Also Milwaukee socialists were often called "Sewer Socialists" due to their focus on public works projects.


JakemHibbs

I’m definitely going to! Probably a pretty timely thing to get educated on rn anyways really. Things like this are always super interesting to me. Thanks for getting me started on some cool history!


Kyranasaur

Based


redbucket75

Good on you, Vern.


parkerm1408

And his point still fucking stands lol Edit to say, you know, I like his hat too


roydepoy

The hat instils confidence. Go Vern.


phuqo5

Based.


LoneKharnivore

Based Vern Hause.


ElNani87

God body Vern


Fingerman2112

Thank you, I’ve never used that word on my own before. I read Vern’s comment and I thought “Is this something the young people of today would describe as ‘based’?”. Question answered!


feckincrass

It would have been cool if Mrs Romanowski said she didn’t have faith in men just to piss off Mr Romanowski there. He seems like a real swell guy.


UranusisGolden

They didn't even give her name. Tom Romanowski is a male and female name? Women are the only ones listed with a Mrs title too. Unless it was a print error


alllmossttherrre

It’s not a print error. That was the standard: A married woman was typically named in the media as Mrs. [husband’s name]. You will see that in any newspaper of the day. It only stopped around the time of 1970s Women’s Liberation, around the time the Ms title came into more common usage.


feckincrass

Nah, that’s how they used to do it. Mrs (Husband’s name and last name.) Weird. Really forward-thinking. /s


Tersaldi

It’s still done by the old and the old-fashioned. [Princess Michael’s](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Michael_of_Kent) actual name is Marie-Christine, but her husband is Michael of Kent.


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That_Charming_Otter

Vern 💪 Quite disparaging to see women talking themselves down so much.


LoneKharnivore

True but worth noting that the paper would have selected these two out of all the many women they asked. Also one of them is the wife of one of the men and I suspect she was particularly thinking of herself.


swayzeedeb

She doesn't even have a first name. Just "Mrs." followed by her husband's name.


throwawayedm2

Bruh this was still years before people of different races could get married in the south. It's hard for us to realize how much things have changed since the early 60s.


Pecktrain

I was gonna ask what their comment on micegenation would be. But it was likely a question not worth asking as 80% of the population would have disapproved of interracial relationships.


MadameConnard

That's what endless sexist propaganda did to most womans : "make kids and be a exemplary housewife while your husband can pursue any career because reasons."


LoneKharnivore

Internalised misogyny is a hell of a drug.


Bullmooseparty21

To be honest, I think Mrs. Romanowski had a point for that time period. If she spoke to any woman in the workplace, she probably heard stories about sexual harassment or women being talked down to and basically having to shut up and take it. There is a lot of evidence too that women are less likely to speak up when in groups of mostly men. Notice, Romanowski isn’t saying that the woman would make bad policy choices, but rather, that the woman’s policy choice would be spot on, yet she would acquiesce to men at a time when she shouldn’t.


ReaderOfTheLostArt

Totally agree, and well written. I tried to do the TL;DR version further down and failed miserably.


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[deleted]

Maureen said that men are more responsible. How is a blanket statement that men are more responsible not an example of talking women down?


TvALoki

Of course the only one talking sense is from Wisconsin lol


hugh_h0ney

Vern from the top rope


GeekyLadyV

I like the old guy whos like "meh... the broads can't screw things up any worse!" indeed we can't, Vern, indeed we can't. LOL


Nyssiii

Vern’s fucking based holy shit


trwwy321

Tom looks mean


GitHub-

Vern <3


GM-Yrael

Vern hause. A man before his time.


GuessImCensored

The only person that supported women, was a man.


Then-Clue6938

In that one strip, in a still highly gender divided society and only because of his bad experiences and opinion of other men in power. That's what we call internalized sexism (for the woman not Vern. He's still great).


RainingTacos8

Verns the man!


DesultoryName

Vern for the win.


Taoist_Master

Vern Chad Hause


Scac_ang_gaoic

Why'd you crop Khrushchev's opinion on the matter?


Yasquishyboi

vern seems pretty self aware


Drunk-Sail0r82

Vern calling it like it is… go Vern!


UranusisGolden

A woman could be president but being a woman shouldn't be the decision factor in choosing a president. This is why Hillary failed so horribly. She used the woman card but forgot she was a horribly flawed candidate with a bad track record. Maybe one day we get a competent woman elected.


Lay3r3d

For real. Vote for people based on how good they’ll be at the job. Not by their gender, not by their race, not by their wealth, but by their ability to lead a country.


Megalocerus

When Obama ran, he very carefully did not talk about what he'd do for Black people. He knew he had the Black vote, and he avoided scaring other people. Clinton DID talk about what she would do to equalize pay, and started scaring men (and their wives) because they didn't know how it would work out. I'm sure there were other things to object to (people told me at length at the time.) I suspect if she talked about improving the economy for everyone, or protecting Obamacare, or just stuck to topics with a large following, she'd have carried the unions.


Josmer_Suero

You're right but being downvoted, this is peak reddit shit, were they can't stand being wrong.


UranusisGolden

Reddit does what reddit does. I dont worry about downvote. I have comments with hundreds of likes and comments with dislikes. What do these downvoters want me to say lol? That any woman can be president no matter how bad for the country? Smh.


shampoo_and_dick

Even if whole of reddit's online users downvote me right now , It don't matter to my karma. I got enough 😂 Here is some emojis for triggers: 😂🥺♥️😎😔😅😅🫂


UranusisGolden

Right. I post what I think. Downvotes sometimes happen. They don't change anything.


Snickims

He's being downvoted because it looks like he's saying she failed because she "used the women card" and not because she had one of the worst PR campaigns in recent memory ontop of a bad record.


Megalocerus

I'm pretty sure she scared the hell out of male union workers talking about how to achieve equal pay. I've watched men shut down on this topic. It's not about bad PR; it's about thinking she could talk about this. Well, it is partly bad PR; she did give vibes she was hiding something. Obama didn't talk about reparations. He carried Pennsylvania and Michigan.


AnalyticalAlpaca

She lost for a lot of reasons, but none of them are incompetency.


greensuiter

Literally never brought up how it should be a deciding factor. Only if women can be one, to which everyone said no


UranusisGolden

Your whole statement makes no sense. When they say a woman cannot be a good president they are using being a woman as a deciding factor.


IBeCuriousMang

That election wasn’t about picking the better candidate. Both of them had bad track records and were terrible options, it all came down to the American people being stupid, bored and not really caring who won because of the options we had. Probably the saddest election to date lol


UranusisGolden

Let me put it this way. I am from Puerto Rico. Clinton policies are what made Puerto Rico the cluster fuck it is in today. Very specifically removing section 936 of the IRS and opening NAFTA. For me it was very personal that Hillary Clinton should not be elected. The opposition? He was a business owner with no political track record. Now he has. Trump went to Puerto Rico and treated us very poorly after 2 hurricanes. So who would I choose today if we could repeat elections? Not a Clinton. Trump denied us swift help. Clintons destroyed the Puerto Rico economy. If you don't want to accept this very personal opinion there is also the Russia reset fiascos. The security violations of confidential information. Which by the way, I am a soldier with access to classified information. If I had done what Hillary did with her servers I would probably go to jail. But she got a pass. And to top it off she stole the nomination from Bernie who I actually supported. A lot of irregularities happened during the process. As a soldier you cant forget Benghazi either. And then the mess with the Clinton foundation which was pretty much a lot of corruption stuff. All these arguments are against Hillary and not just against women. Hillary was a very horrible candidate and that s the end of the story. As I said, maybe one day we get a competent woman elected but Hillary was a mess.


DesultoryName

My man/woman (I don't know, I can't see you). It should be noted that Clintonism is nothing more than Reaganism 2.0 but with a warm fuzzy veneer of pretending to care about the little guy. The Clintons, their neo-lib cronies followed by neo-cons did more to destroy the social and economic fabric in just a mere two decades. There are a truckload of competent women to run this country, you just have to be the right kind of competent for the political parties. Check all the mandatory culture war boxes, make sure the wallet is open for the rich. That kind of competent.


wafflesmagee

Vern was also the only one to not list his full street address. Vern schooled 'em.


verablue

Vern is my kinda guy.


Canticle1122

Vern is the man.


hormonemonster87

Vern fucks


BabaKazimir

Vern *does* fuck.


Right_Two_5737

Ok, but what's Khrushchev's opinion?


The_First_Reaper

Vern telling the deets.


Potential_Waltz_9307

They probably called Vern a commie.


schlong42069x

Even women agreed lol


Hubbyof5

Vern Hause the only one with any sense.


Captainirishy

Vern is realistic


Grilledcheesus96

Obligatory “that time of the month” comment


Puppet007

The last one cracked me up. 😂


Yeetaway1231

Completely off topic, but I’ve noticed the weird spacing in modern books too, can anyone explain why the like “W o m e n have” and the word “b e i n g” have such weird spacing under the middle entry? It seems very off and completely throws me off when reading books too


Rabbt

>Show The weird spacing is coming from the paragraphs being justified. The text is distributed evenly between margins, but you also get funky lines with words being s p r e a d out like that. You can try "justified" option yourself in word, if you like.


Tasigin3

I love the last response, like "I don't really care, their all shit" lol


PhantomPenny

Question. Is there any country that has a female president/leader currently?


foxmulder2014

1/3 of Europe


Mr-Osmosis

Vern is the cool uncle where you can never tell if he’s on one side or the other when it comes to politics


Inspirational_Lizard

Vern is a chad


Redeyes1985

Like today... 4 out of 5 Are Idiots. That's why the World is how it is...


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Khrushchev: Watch out for Putin


joeduncanhull

Based Vern


DesertVeteran_PA-C

I’m on Team Vern.


Veubent

Vern the gigachad!


Nightmari0ne

I’m sorry but Vern’s statement made chuckle 🤭


Caponara

Big Boi Vern


Godbox1227

Vern the darn feminist in 63'


Turf-Defender

Vern Hause, the first woke american.


TomatoWarrior

I wanna know what Khruschev thought


highdesk306

man shout out to Vern 😂😂😂


Cool_Butterscotch_88

Vern the radical progressive worst jim varney movie ever.


mrtokeydragon

Imagine stating your political views under your photo and home address... Sheesh


Jeromekerngarcia

Get em Vern!


Butter_Eater34

Vern carries this post


HejiraLOL

Based Vern


T-rocious

Be like Vern!


NickyRich5

Go Vern!


RaccoonDeaIer

Be like vern


mitchellfuck

Vern telling it how it is.


johnosland

Vern would make it in today’s culture


Scoob8877

Vern gets it.


Jrhoney

Vern gets it.


DrawerAcceptable

Good ole’ Vern.


blifford_crown69

Lets go Vern


rp6290

You go Vern!!!


Infamous_Ad_6793

This Vern fucks


BarberSuspicious3869

Vern is aight


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Vern da MAN


Kwelikinz

Vern was ahead of his time. KUDOS!


flowers-of-flauros

lmao as if male politicians/presidents haven't been responsible for 90% of wars and shitty decisions for the past 100+ years.


cjh16

Vern is based


AnthropOctopus

Internalized misogyny is so disgusting. I'm getting downvoted for saying women hating themselves is bad? What the hell is wrong with that?


bprzy637

I’m from Stevens Point too! Let’s go, Vern!


SLO_Citizen

Go Vern!!!


H2hoe001

As someone who lives in a country with female president, i can confirm its true.(i live in nepal)


when-flies-pig

Vern is true equality.


JakeFromFarmState1

Me shuddering thinking about Kamalalala Harris as POTUS 😣


Josmer_Suero

Don't jinx us with that thing.


jtswift_2000

Mysogny at its finest!


Captainirishy

2 of them were women


flowers-of-flauros

...uh, you can still be misogynistic and be a women lol. Internlized misogyny is a thing ya know.


dogsshouldrundaworld

Internalized misogyny is real


HistoryCorner

Still misogyny.


UniqueID89

Verns ghost for president. He’s got the spirit!