about "The Best Comic Strip Ever!"

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 May 2013

Uncommon Commentary #341: Tweets by Twits

The White House Twitter account put out "tweets" on the Tenth of this month to promote the (Patient Protection and) Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCareless (see the list of domanisms).  One read: "Thanks to the #ACA, 1 in 3 women under 65 gained access to preventive care—like birth control—with no out-of-pocket costs. #HappyMothersDay".  A story from LifeNews related this information, but did not explicitly note the irony of affixing a "hashtag" (if that's what those things are called) that reads "HappyMothersDay" to a "tweet" touting what the ACA (or OC) has done for birth control; hence, one of two reasons for this uncommon commentary.  My second reason for writing is to alert you to the use of the phrase "preventive care"; since when does this term, which applies to the prevention of disease, subsume birth control?  As I previously wrote here on the D.D., conceiving and bearing children is absolutely normal; in fact, without the ability to reproduce, our species would have gone extinct quite some time ago.  Twits don't come any "twitter" than those who work for Obama.