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I Think I Can't, I Think I Cant....

I know this sounds heretical, especially from someone who has always loved the bounty of  the comic pages, but it bugs me that Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" is still being printed in the nation's dailies lo these many years after his death. To me, that's space in newsprint that could be used by new and more relevant comic strips. What if, I ask, there's another Calvin and Hobbes or Far Side just waiting to tickle our funny-bones but there's just no room in the entertainment section because readers would rise from their walkers and revolt if the editors yanked Beetle Bailey.

So, newspaper syndicates and comic editors, just Google "web comics" and take a peek at the the vast trove of talent that lurks at the end of the hyperlinks. Fewer comics by dead people, please.

That being said, today's cartoon first appeared on March 3, 2016 and only the "climate change" panel has been altered to something more topical. Other than that it is, if I do say so myself, an accurate and eternal portrayal of the Hammerhead Republican Party.


The new Keith Olbermann daily podcasts are, as expected, a
Liberal hoot-and-a-half. In Wednesday's edition Keith asked a psychiatrist friend why Republicans are so god-damned hypocritical, especially when it comes to subjects like abortion.

Her answer was that it wasn't just simple projection. Instead, she conjectured that these men, and it's mostly men, had engaged in all manner of activities in their relative youth that would have once excluded them from public office, had it been publicly revealed.

But now they're in power and getting old and they fear God's eventual judgment so they're atoning for their copious sins by imposing draconian restrictions on the great unwashed for the very breach of civility they once committed. (I don't tonally agree with her assessment but it's as good as anything else.)

This, of course, does not perfectly describe the actions of people like Ted Cruz, a highly educated man whose stance on abortion is nothing more than a sop to his idiot voters, people he would not give the time of day if it meant a million free trips to Cancun.

Nor does it describe other congressmen, like the soon to be unemployed Louie Gohmert, who, speaking objectively, is a moron.


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News & Notes for November 3, 2022

GOP already gloating about how they'll gut Medicare and Social Security.

Trump lawyers saw Clarence Thomas as their only chance to stop 2020 election certification.

Top Trump advisor given immunity for testifying in Mar-a-Lago case.

President Joe Biden: "America's democracy is in peril."

Does nose-picking increase chance of Parkinsons? Stay tuned.

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