Cape Crisis #32 – Politics Be Crazy

The Presidential election just ended and we can’t shut up about it! But we still find time to talk about comics including Walking Dead and Captain America…

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Cape Crisis #32 Question: Whats your favorite political comic book?

54 thoughts on “Cape Crisis #32 – Politics Be Crazy

      1. omfgggwlhktahkt so terrible!!! gimme my money and hours and hours of my life back!!!

        oh wait you mean this is only an hour long and i could’ve turned it off at literally any time if i wanted to????

        1. Don’t be ridiculous, just because he could have turned it off at any time and it’s free, doesn’t mean he hasn’t a right to be critical, that’s like saying that you have no right to criticise a bad movie you saw on TV.

  1. Hate to be that guy, but I think it’s kind of fucked that you guys portray conservatives as innately selfish and that the only reason anyone would vote conservative is because they are either too dumb or too apathetic to research anything. There have been studies that show republican voters are often more charitable with their money than democratic voters.

    And I say this as a libertarian. Libertarians vote republican because we support the conservative economic agenda, not because we want to ban gay marriage. But even I wanted Obama this election lol.

      1. I laughed when he said Bakugan was the good one, I used to see that damn show every morning on cartoon network when I had to wake up earlier so I knew that couldn’t be it

  2. Eww a politics episode. Sorry guys, but I’ll pass. I’d rather not listen to another hour of people telling me I’m full of hate, stupid, greedy, a hillbilly, and hate women. I like you guys a lot but you couldn’t be any further away from my views and I’d rather not get angry today lol.

  3. Thank god for more stuff from the “Laser time family of podcasts” 🙂
    Spades? actually a recent study shows both conservatives and liberals are equally charitable.

  4. I’m not a Republican, I’m not one of the people who gets angry every time they talk about politics, but I have to agree with you this time. but it is annoying when someone assumes that the only people who vote conservatively are rich, stupid, or racist. Not all Republicans are Bill O’Reilly.

    That being said, I can’t really blame them for thinking that. They probably don’t know too many Republicans because of where they live, so the word Republican probably brings to mind the fucking psychopaths that believe in creationism and whatnot. Maybe the reason why I’m so moderate and open minded toward both sides is that I live in a place where people could honestly go either way.

  5. the first half of this ep was a super tangent.
    it could have been interesting a bit more if you guys had tied it into comics more.
    i don’t mind the political talk, but i think if you guys had lead in with whatcha’ readin’ first and then gone into it… or… i dunno’ made this a special lasertime episode?

    editing a comics podcaaaaaaaaast. D:

    also… henry… you were on a cruise ship and you stayed in your room all day?!
    that’s nuts!

    this was lasertime, not cape crisis.
    ah well… you guys run the shows, i just listen.
    i’m your humble and happy podcaptive.
    love you guys anyway… mew mew mew
    :3

  6. Hey, as a liberal shithead living in the middle of (sorta) rural Kansas, I thought the conversation wasn’t too much at all. I mean, it won’t be happening for another four years at the earliest.

    Anyway, great show! I’d love to see Brett back sometime if he’s ever free from all that Capcommin’ that he does.

  7. Again, sorry guys. It was hard to talk about anything else at the moment, and I’m well aware politics have no place on a comics (or any other entertainment) show. It was a risk, we took it, and I’m not entirely sure wit was the right thing to do.

    I actually do like talking about such things, but I’m also well aware how divisive it can be, so don’t expect us EVER to do so again. At least not for another four years…

    1. That’s okay Chris, but I’d rather you guys had done it on the “anything goes” LaserTime rather than Cape Crisis, which is specifically a comic book show. If the next episode of VGMpire had no music and just had you guys talking about how to cook the perfect soufflé for an hour I’d still listen to it, but it would still annoy me!

  8. I never comment on anything, as a rule, I don’t feel the need to subject my opinions on people who don’t really care about me. That being said, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE GOD DAMN ELECTION! If there is one thing I hate more than blowhards, it’s people like Chris on this episode, talking about how “he doesn’t follow politics, and doesn’t care,” but then in the same breath has the balls to say, “Romney is an idiot.” Really? REALLY?!?!? That can be your opinion all day long, but it just reflects what an idiot you are. It’s not the Romney hate, it’s spouting off on something that you just admitted you have no knowledge of. It’s the same reason Tyler should not be on any of these episodes, he doesn’t read comics and basically has nothing to contribute!!! The three of you need to take your Daily Show knowledge of politics and start another damn podcast about that, this is supposed to be about comics!! I am happy to see people in the comments share my opinions on this as well, it reaffirms my faith that there are still intelligent people in this world.

  9. I like to hear you guys talk about pretty much anything, except when you spend so much time saying that people won’t like the episode. Do your thing, people can just not listen to the free podcast they got, and come back later. Regular listeners know that there aren’t really any boundaries between the Laser Time shows, and I think most of us like the whole mix.

  10. Calvin and Hobbes – while not purely political Calvin’s occasional insight upon [then] modern day events and problems is always a nice grounder.

  11. Yeaaaah… No offense guys, but if I want to hear about politics, I’ll listen to a podcast about politics. Specially because, regardless of political views, some of the statements made in the show just reeked of ignorance. Like when Chris started ranting against rich people, and how capitalism “just doesn’t work”

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinions of course, but when you are running an entertainment show, and then suddenly decide to make an episode of something completely unrelated to your field, SPECIALLY when no one ever really asked for it, it’s pretty damn annoying.

    You all have twitter and facebook and all that social media stuff to voice your opinions of whatever to those that are interested, neglecting to make a podcast related to what it’s supposed to be about, and instead use it as your soap box is just extremely self-indulgent and unprofessional. And then you guys wonder why these shows don’t become more widespread.

  12. Some people don’t like when your guys’ shows go off the rails, and that’s fine, as long as they’re not dicks about it. But all I’m saying is that the biggest reason I’ve listened to you guys over the years is because it’s basically like hanging out with my best friends (which sounds REALLY SAD, I KNOW), or at least people who had a huge role in making me who I am today, and so I feel like I have almost everything in common with you all; there’s almost nothing in my life that’s as centering and wholely comforting as your shows/everything else you do on the internet, and so I’ll listen to pretty much anything with you on it. So basically all I’m trying to say is I put that sweet TDar dick in my mouth about four years ago and it ain’t come out since.

    this is what happens when you try to write a comment at 1 am blehhhhhh

    1. I think the reason we all followed the T Dar gang to this site is because we love the hosts and the way they conduct podcasts. But the thing is, when you talk politics, you are bound to piss off half the people listening. As Michael Jordan would say “Conservatives download podcasts too.”

      And just because we like the show doesn’t mean we can’t take umbrage at what the hosts say, especially when a lot of it is generalizations (To be fair, Tyler deserves props for being fairly impartial).

      That’s what the comment section is for. So we can voice our opinions and give feedback. I’ve been listening since Talkradar 16 so i’m not going anywhere soon. I’ll always support the gang and wear my lasertime shirt with pride.

    2. I want to echo what Aeshir said and add that I don’t really care if you go off topic, I could listen to you guys talk about anything. Hell, I don’t even read comic books and I’m on top of this every week, you guys are just that fun to listen to.

      Anyway, keep up the good work, can’t wait for the abortion podcast next week!

  13. You win some, you lose some. This is the basic thought process that anyone who votes goes through. You only have two choices right. Democrat or Republican. These are the only two possible choices that you have right? Whether it is Obama not delivering on the promise of everything being fixed, or Romney not telling the religious conservatives to go fuck themselves openly. Politics have reached a point where they are not even democratic even more, either side of the aisle needs to bend. Either way these are people who are compromising what they pretend to stand for, neither will accomplish every goal that has been set for them by their contributors or investors(same thing). I think that this two party fucking, you vs me, conservative vs liberal system is broken. Not because we do not agree but simply because we find the littlest hiccup to get hung up on and this ruins all process of evolution. Neither side wants to concede, but the fact is that everyone wants the same thing. For people to be fucking happy. Liberals want everyone taken care of, conservatives want for that person to have every opportunity to succeed without impedance. Conservatives just want personal accountability. As an employee of a state government I know that the view of giving out money to those who are needy does not result in a person working harder or trying to better themselves, instead most of the time(70 percent or more) it just ends up in a person becoming more reliable on the money coming in from every tax payer. I am not a wealthy person, and have received unemployment for a about two months of my life. I would not have done so if I had no intention of working again or not had two years worth of sixty hour weeks where I made less because I hit another tax bracket behind me. Why should anyone in the workforce be taxed differently? In the class warfare that has been created by popular media there must be a reason. The rich are evil because they must not have ever done anything at all that could be considered unique or charitable. Unique thought has never contributed to society. Look at Automobiles ,hardware, and software engineering. These were obviously horrible people, not just innovative. My view as a libertarian is that everyone should be allowed to do what they want until it interferes with another person’s life. I mean another’s life in a very personal matter. I think that they only way that you can really interfere with another persons life is by actually becoming involved with it. If I was gay and wanted to marry another person of my sex than that would not have anything to do with anyone outside of the people who I chose to inform and, hopefully, those people would be aware enough to realize that life does not mean the same thing from any one person to another. Let people live their lives, do not restrict people socially, do not restrict people financially.

      1. actually he wasn’t being insulting or anything. He was just being thankful that he was warned what the podcast would be about and would be listen to next weeks show. These podcasts aren’t just for liberals and there’s no need to be rude to people who feel different from you.

  14. I hate Romney because he makes it hard for me to complain about the Conservative leader of Canada. I may not like him, but at least he’s moving towards the middle to get votes, unlike you guys.

  15. That was a really entertaining episode and interesting to contrast with British politics. The comment about Republicans now being primed to move into center politics certainly struck a chord as perversely that’s exactly what our left facing party did after repeatedly losing to the Consevatives.

    Whichever country you look at there’s a history of alternating from one political colour to the other and back. What can we take from this?

    1) Both sides are as bad as each other, and the majority switches either due to short memories or desperation.

    2) That there is no ‘right’ party, just a right party for one particular moment in history

    3) Alternating terms of opposing parties in the grand scheme of things balance each other out and keep countries on a relatively even keel.

    I guess whichever of the above makes sense right now either makes you a pessimist, and optimist, or a realist, respectively!

  16. It’s sad that as an Australian i could name all your presidential candidates, but Americans couldn’t even name our political parties. All your shit is clogging up my brain.

    1. I can’t even name all of our Political parties… who the hell did Mrs Barr run with this year? Who the hell were all of our candidates too?

  17. Look guys, I’ll try my best to make this brief & painless, I promise. I’ve listened to every episode of “HulkDick” 😉 and “LaserTime” while I work my factory-shift. I’m from Wichita, KS; I’m a USMC combat-vet who faught n Fallujah ’05-’06. To me, being a “nerd” means being very, VERY passionate about a specific aspect of the human condition… from comics to sports. If u wanna do an entire show about politics (as u c it) then by all means… to me, that’s the whole point of this country when it’s at its best. Frankly, I don’t necessarily agree w your (HenereyG) politics for my own reasons, but I honestly appreciate hearing your opinion. As far as comics, I love em… but I’m not as “well-read” as u guys. I buy the compiled books when they’re released. To answer ur question (understanding that I’m not as well-read as y’all); I liked “300”. Not as an every-day guide to the human-existence… but as something that me & a lot of my boys read while we were n Fallujah. I felt that the book captured the “warrior” condition accurately (granted that it was from an extreme standpoint). …damn… I’ve debated typing more, but I don’t want to rant and lose focus of my point. Please keep doing what y’all do; it makes my meaningless day

  18. Look guys, I’ll try my best to make this brief & painless, I promise. I’ve listened to every episode of “HulkDick” 😉 and “LaserTime” while I work my factory-shift. I’m from Wichita, KS; I’m a USMC combat-vet who faught n Fallujah ’05-’06. To me, being a “nerd” means being very, VERY passionate about a specific aspect of the human condition… from comics to sports. If u wanna do an entire show about politics (as u c it) then by all means… to me, that’s the whole point of this country when it’s at its best. Frankly, I don’t necessarily agree w your (HenereyG) politics for my own reasons, but I honestly appreciate hearing your opinion. As far as comics, I love em… but I’m not as “well-read” as u guys. I buy the compiled books when they’re released. To answer ur question (understanding that I’m not as well-read as y’all); I liked “300”. Not as an every-day guide to the human-existence… but as something that me & a lot of my boys read while we were n Fallujah. I felt that the book captured the “warrior” condition accurately (granted that it was from an extreme standpoint). …damn… I’ve debated typing more, but I don’t want to rant and lose focus of my point. Please keep doing what y’all do; it makes my meaningless day pass w ease 😉 Late, ~JakeDre

    P.S.- Tyler Wild is the champion of the self-aware hipster who doesn’t want to be a dictating douche. Uuh-Rah TW!

  19. You guys are pathetic in this episode. What a buzzkill. You know what nobody gives a single icy Arctic shit about? You spoiled little nobodies talk about ANYTHING besides comics and pop culture. Good job wasting an entire episode and my time, ya fuckin’ jr. high-level political assesing pisspants. Honestly if you don’t number the next episode 32, every episode following will be a lie. Oh and you just guaranteed I’ll never donate, because you are all now in debt to me for making me hear what I didn’t skip. Time is money, ya dodos. Guess what I just spent 348 bucks on Amazon and I restarted my browser prior to filling my cart so I wouldn’t link through you.

  20. This was the first episode of Cape Crisis I have ever listened to. I had to turn it off 15 minutes in.

    While I can safely assume the politics stuff isn’t a common thing, I beg you: Never again. Please.

  21. Every time you guys do a podcast about liberal politics I will donate. I care about your political opinions and its your right to express them whenever you want as its your fucking podcast.

    I love the fact that people moan about Obama taking away their freedom because he’s a Muslim communist antichrist and at the same time feel entitled to demand that you don’t talk about your opinions on a podcast that you create and give to them for free.

    At the same time I appreciate the conservatives who have posted moderate comments, I understand that not all conservatives are the same, but it tends to be those who post the stupid stuff who get the most attention.

    If there was one thing else I wanted to say, it’s that when Chris says he doesn’t care about politics it annoys me. I know he really does care as this episode evidences, but it is important to make sure your vote cancels out a vote belonging to a moron extremist.

  22. Was that Radical Dreamers tunes I caught? I am pleased.
    Also: this episode was only political *anything* I ever enjoyed listening to.

  23. I really enjoyed this episode. Being in the UK my only concern is that you elect a president that isn’t a moron that’ll start another unnecessary war. I’m glad Obama won.

  24. I wasn’t sure I was going to like this episode, but I did enjoy it. I tend to lend right on fiscal matters and tend to lend left on social matters. I don’t agree with what Chris as to say about the right but I understand where he was coming from. But it was kinda fun to listen to Chris melt down during the show.

    How about the real star of the show, Tyler Wilde! I’ve felt Tyler brings a good perspective to the fanboy fest of the show but he was just amazing to listen to during this episode. I think he nailed the republicians problems better than anyone I’ve ever heard discribe. Anyways, Tyler, you did an amazing job.

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