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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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11 June 2011

Uncommon Commentary #192: Wiener Is the Wurst—I Mean, Worst

Because I don't comment on anything happening in the world unless I have something original to say, I've heretofore devoted none of this space to US Reprehensive Anthony Wiener, who has received plenty of attention from others.  I now, however, think that someone ought to note the significance of the reason that Weiner—and he certainly is a weiner—has given for remaining in office: his professed belief that he has not broken any law.  What about laws of God?  One of the great failures of the "American way of life," although I've never heard it mentioned as such, is the fact that the Law no longer punishes offences thought of as being of a strictly moral nature.  One of the few legitimate reasons that anybody has for ruling others is to enforce standards of propriety (see, for instance, the final clause of Romans 13:4), but our government is derelict in that duty.