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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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29 March 2013

The Best of Uncommon Commentary

I've just learned that in his 2009 speech to the United Nations' General Assembly, President Obombast said that he favored the creation of a Palestinian-Arab state "with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967".  Note the words that I've italicized.  Arab Palestine consists of both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which are separated from one another; does Obama envision a corridor, which would necessarily run through what is now Israel (and thus make that state's territory non-contiguous), from the Fatah-ruled land to that ruled by Hamas?  The fact that he has alluded in subsequent speeches to "1967 borders with agreed-upon swaps" as his desired outcome for the so-called Peace Process in the Holy Land suggests that this is the case.  Here's a better idea.