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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 July 2014

Uncommon Commentary #411: Bias by Us

Two days ago in East Jerusalem, police received a report that a 17-year-old Palestinian Arab had been forced into a car; one hour later, he was found lifeless elsewhere in the city.  The Obombast administration (e.g., "National" Security Adviser Susan Rice, Secretary of State Kerry, and White House spokesman Josh Earnest[!]) immediately pronounced the murder "despicable", "sickening", "heinous ", &c., and repeatedly expressed "condolences to the Palestinian people [sic]".  If there was similar official US condemnation and sympathy over the deaths of those three young Israeli seminarians (one of whom also had US citizenship), whose corpses were discovered near Hebron two days earlier, I somehow missed it.