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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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08 February 2012

Uncommon Commentary #242: If Only it Were Sebelius the Composer Who Heads HHS

Roman Catholic leaders are rightfully vowing to fight the mandate by Emperor Nerobama's Department of Health and Human Services that employers provide birth control, that is, abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization, to their workers; the government scheme ought to be opposed not only by Roman Catholics, however, nor even just by them and by other Christians, but by everyone who either doesn't want to turn social engineering into an entitlement or doesn't want to pay for what's unnecessary.  Preventing childbirth, after all, has almost nothing to do with health; bearing children is perfectly normal for a sexually mature female.  (I wouldn't even have advised HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius's mother to use birth control.)