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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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06 May 2011

Uncommon Commentary #177: Obama's Victory Crap

Another uncommon commentary is made necessary by the apparent willingness of many non-left-wing sources to endorse the falsehood that Obombast will go down in history as having rid the world of Usama bin Laden.  Approving the operation against the head of al-Qaeda is not to his discredit, but nor is it any particular credit, since, although it was the right decision, it was also the obvious one.  Can you imagine any post-"9/11" US president, least of all one who's running for re-election, not capitalizing a golden opportunity to capture or kill our #1-most-wanted terrorist?  You know that our chief executive has a reputation for error when his opponents, for the sake of a change from criticism of him, praise him simply for not doing the wrong thing.
Had Obama and most of his fellow Democrats had their way, the target of SEAL Team Six (previously reviled by leftists as "Cheney's assassination squad") wouldn't even have been found, for bin Laden was located thanks to interrogative methods employed under the previous administration, but disingenuously banned by this one as constituting "torture."  It is not incorrect to say that this is a success of the President, but the President, in this case, is George W. Bush.