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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 March 2012

Uncommon Commentary #249: Leftists Can't Stop Citing an Imaginary "99%"

There's no mystery to me as to why Emperor Nerobama is trying to compel Roman Catholics to pay for insurance coverage of birth control—it's because he's a left-wing tyrant who values social engineering over religious freedom—but it's not clear why he's doing it during an election year.  The likely reason is that he has deluded himself into believing that the majority of women want access to birth control, and that since the USA's population is under one-fourth Roman Catholic but over half female, picking this fight with the Church right now will help his chances of staying in office.  The Obombast administration absurdly asserts that contraception has been used by 99 percent of women overall and by 98 percent among Roman Catholics; I don't know the actual figures, but I hope that this probable campaign ploy won't give birth to a second term for our president, which might be more than I can bear.