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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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04 May 2012

Vital Link #4

I recommend very little written by anyone other than I, but an opinion piece called The President's Private War is too important to miss. (You may want to read it in conjunction with the second, fourth, and perhaps fifth paragraph of this article, which testifies to the extent of military involvement in an operation that many consider to be exclusively civilian, and thus not covered by the War Powers Act.)  Before reading it, I deemed the conducting of the drone campaigns in Asia one of the thimbleful of things done by President Yo'Mama (see the list of domanisms) that are not to his discredit; it may change your mind, too.