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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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26 August 2010

Uncommon Commentary #125: Obama, the "Anal" in "Analogy"

On his taxpayer-financed tour of electoral hot spots, during which Emperor Nerobama has sought to "help" his party retain control of the houses of Congress by associating local Democrats with himself—Does he even realize how widely detested he's become, or does he, like other leftists, blame the manifest waning of his popularity on pollsters like Rasmussen?—he has used a metaphor that he, doubtless, considers very clever: he tells voters that we need to keep the car (representing our economy) in D(emocrat) gear in order to drive out of the ditch that our economy is in, and that putting it into R(epublican) gear will only keep us in the ditch.  There is, however, a flaw in his analogy.  As is known to anyone whose automobile has ever gotten stuck, staying in D usually just keeps you spinning your wheels; switching into R is often what needs to be done so that the car can then be moved forward.