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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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14 February 2012

Uncommon Commentary #245: He Left His Brain in San Francisco, Part 2

Bennett also said:

“I’d like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves [sic] to get our government to legalize drugs….So they [sic] have to get it from a doctor, not just some gangsters that just sell it under the table."
Note the phrase "have to" in this quote.  Were illegal drugs to be legalized, dependents on such wouldn't "have to" get them from physicians; they could still get the previously banned substances from disreputable sources, and indeed would have to do so, since nobody who wants to keep his license to practice medicine is going to prescribe something like heroin or cocaine—which would be no less dangerous and habit-forming if obtained licitly rather than from criminals—not for a valid purpose but rather to perpetuate an addiction.  From now on, "Bennett" ought to be pronounced "bonehead."