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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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03 June 2013

Uncommon Commentary #345

Many opinioneers correctly decry our government as dysfunctional, corrupt, and, as the scandals of the current presidential administration have reminded us, sometimes even oppressive.  Judge Andrew Napolitano, for instance, with whom I usually agree despite his excessive reverence for the USA's Founding Fathers, often likens the present regime's practices to those of King and Parliament that allegedly impelled (some of the) denizens of the Thirteen Colonies to revolt against the rule of the home country.  These pundits, however, always shrink from what I consider to be the inescapable conclusion of their logic, which is that what some call the "American experiment" has failed and that we're no better governed—indeed, probably worse so—than we would be had we never waged our war of independence.