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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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02 April 2012

Uncommon Commentary #253: A Mormon Versus a Moron? Or, Romney the Nom'nee

I don't know why GOP leaders, including some, such as Sen. Rubio, who have had the support of the anti-establishment TEA Party movement, are gravitating toward Mitt Romney; perhaps they reason that someone whom the voters view as a moderate will have a better chance than an "extremist" of slaying the monster Obama, even though that strategy bore no fruit in 2008.  I make no pretense to membership in the Republican establishment—I consider myself a "Domanist" or "Theocentrist" (both terms being of my coinage) rather than a Conservative, and hence am not registered with any political party, though I always vote Republican, because the only alternative in our de-facto two-party system is to cast my ballots for Democrats, who not only don't have solutions to this country's problems but have themselves caused many thereof—but, for what my endorsement is worth, I have always favored Santorum for the presidential nomination (and not just because of his name, which needs only a letter "c" to become the Latin for "of the holy ones").  Having Mr. Romney or any other Mormon as our chief executive would be problematic (see Uncommon Commentary #170), although, sadly, having a heretic in the Oval Office is not without precedent; non-religious considerations also render him something other than an ideal GOP standard-bearer.  Certainly he would be a better president than the current holder of that office, but who wouldn't?