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RJ Has All the Points

Hedge10022018Science certainly can explain Trump. Science just can’t make everyone listen.

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Civil War

Hedge07122018Brother against brother. Reptile against mammal.

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What Isn’t Wrong With People?

Hedge07092018For what it’s worth, it’s as bad as I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. Extremism in the defense of idiocy really is a vice. So why can’t we all meet in the middle?

You know with the roadkill.

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Trumpfoolery

Hedge05172017(2)33 big comments today over at gocomics. Some hate that we comment on politics. Some realize we’ve always commented on politics. Most share RJ and Verne’s sentiments.

There’s just nothing funny about a clown as president.

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When the Shih Tzus Hit the Fan

oh160820Sorry for the late update. Internet was out all day yesterday. Ever since Verizon gave way to Frontier we’ve had problems. Slow and sporadic. #frontierfail

Anyhoo… This cartoon really brought out the right wing invective over on gocomics.com. I don’t get it. Hilary isn’t perfect. Or am I, or you for that matter. But Trump. C’mon. It’s really no comparison. He’s got shih tzu all over him.*

We will now take a break from politics and return tomorrow to our regular silliness.

*T added the shih tzu bit at the end. He has a soft spot for those barking mop tops.

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Trump Lumps

oh160622I think I just wrote “trump supporters.”  But T (without consultation) changed it to Trump Lumps. Which is certainly better. Would have been nice to confirm it’s better, but T didn’t give me that chance.

Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.

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The Right To Be Stupid

oh160617Sometimes I think the fundamental tension in our country is between the right to be stupid and the right to be protected from our stupidity. I think this tension is abating as we continually move closer and closer to a society that protects us from ourselves. For good reason. Stupidity is expensive and costs all of us whether it’s an uninsured motorist or a person without health insurance who goes to the emergency room for the flu. But I admit that protecting us from ourselves is expensive too. I don’t really believe it’s on our best interest to be guaranteed safety and security. We have to participate in the equation through personal responsibility and hard work.  But we should also be protected from disasters not of our own making. And from enemies, foreign, abroad and at home (the NRA).

In this insane election cycle this sort of nuanced view is in short supply. Voters want simple solutions to extremely complex problems. And the candidates, both left and right, pander to them.  Yes, you have a right to be stupid. But with rights come responsibilities. In this case, the responsibility to accept the consequences of ignorance.

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