Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 15, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Truman is probably the 4th or 5th greatest in US history (toss up with Teddy Roosevelt).

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    ShawnJovian  about 6 years ago

    Pretty clever. Glad I read it panel by panel. I really thought Trump would be mentioned

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    GeifuKe  about 6 years ago

    Too true, man.

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    GeifuKe  about 6 years ago

    A country divided against itself becomes one? Kind of like 3/3?

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    GeifuKe  about 6 years ago

    By the way, I heard a guy once say. “Here, Eat some respect”. If that is true, I would like mine salted up, watered down, and peppered with interactive commentary so it is less digestible than in its original form.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 6 years ago

    If only Harry S lived long until Donald John become elected.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 6 years ago

    HST already has a “memorial” in Independence, MO

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Trump would paraphrase Harry, “The Buck Stops Somewhere Else”.

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    DarthRevan  about 6 years ago

    If only he were still president.

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    matjestaet  about 6 years ago

    Inadvertently caught a glimpse of panel 5 at once… Spoiler, sad… ;-). But nearly wetted my pants when reading panels 4 and 6.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I gotta admit, that was clever

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 6 years ago

    “A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.” – Harry S Truman

    “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” – Harry S Truman

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    wrd2255  about 6 years ago

    Wait for it…Trump tweets “Liddle Harry Truman was a failed businessman…So many bankruptcies…Sad”

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    ralphkramden  about 6 years ago

    I thought Trigger was Roy Roger’s horse!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 6 years ago

    He was hated especially when he gutted the White House for renovation. It was rotting and falling apart, but people were pissed that he was desecrating it. Then he put on the North Portico and people screamed, even though they were in Jefferson’s original plan.

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    Nyckname  about 6 years ago

    Sorry, but I saw that one coming.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Wow,I’m really feelin’ the hate today.Thanks,Americans.

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    tripwire45  about 6 years ago

    This whole “triggered” thing is getting way out of hand.

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    Dr. Whom   about 6 years ago

    This strikes me, not as political, but simply as a non-partisan & accurate observation about the current political climate, expressed in a manner that is consistent with the general approach of this comic strip to any topic.

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    Reader  about 6 years ago

    To summarize today’s comments: “HEY! I resemble that remark!”

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    JERRY L TOTTEN  about 6 years ago

    Stephan Pastis, be fair now! If you are going to use “libtard” in strips, you should give equal time for the opposite term "conron " (conservative moron).

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    johndifool  about 6 years ago

    The ironic thing is that Truman’s approval rating bottomed out at 22%.

    We can only dream of Trump’s ever getting that low.

    That it isn’t remains utterly mind boggling to me.

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    twclix  about 6 years ago

    @New York outlaw….the ideology, for example embedded in the rule of the rule of law? The thing is, your screed is simply strange.

    Yes, Bush and the regressives are warmongers who left us with trillions of dollars of badly accounted debt that President Obama had to put on the balance sheet. Yes it was free market ideology that created a global financial crisis requiring President Obama to save the country from a depression. Yes Bush and the regressives are demonstrably racist and backwards. (birtherism crap, anyone?) Yes trump has destroyed public comity and with challenged the very sanity of the body politic.But that’s obvious and accurate. Your vitriol is not.

    Perhaps you don’t like an America that strives for truth, justice and the American way?

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    Chrisstopher  about 6 years ago

    We went from “Give ’em Hell Harry” to “Don’t Do It Donald”

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    del_grande Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Serves him right for firing MacArthur! We might not be in this Korea mess today…

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 6 years ago

    Dems give, Repubs take.

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    Gent  about 6 years ago

    Yeah, whatever. Good to see Zeeba again.

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    ChessPirate  about 6 years ago

    I think Stephan is reading the ♪ com-ments… ♪ ☺

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    CodyHill  about 6 years ago

    Truman oh yeah he was a great guy killing thousands by dropping Atomic bombs and causing thousands more to die from radiation sickness such a great guy.

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    The Fly Hunter  about 6 years ago

    We are all becoming victims of the rhetoric of the politicians and media!

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    Andylit Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Lest we forget, it was Truman who failed to confront Stalin about failing to abide by the various agreements covering central Europe.

    Lest we forget, it was Truman who broke faith with Chiang Kai-shek and failed to provide promised military and logistic support against Mao.

    The depth and severity of the Cold War can be largely traced back to Truman’s failures, and the Korean Conflict and our current situation with China are very much a product of his weakness.

    The simple reality is that Truman abandoned our allies and our promises because he believed the American public would not support him in the next election unless he brought the troops home immediately, and kept them at home.

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    hariseldon59  about 6 years ago

    “America needs you, Harry Truman,Harry could you please come home.Things are looking bad, I know you would be mad,To see what kind of menPrevail upon the land you love.”

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    rick92040  about 6 years ago

    I wish it WAS Trumps memorial.

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    Nicely done today, Witty enough, offensive enough, surprising enough.

    Truman’s reputation has had its ups and downs. Some days, he’s well-liked; other days, he’s an insensitive warmonger and overly dictatorial….

    The more things change, the more they stay the same….

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    dtercho  about 6 years ago

    Good job Stephan! The comic is even funnier after reading the comments!

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    Summarius  about 6 years ago

    Heh, Nice one. It got exactly what the author was hoping for. WELL DONE STEPHEN. :D

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    Motormaniac  about 6 years ago

    Because it’s always been easier to stand behind a wall and lob verbal abuse at those that don’t share your particular viewpoint, occasionally citing this or that document that proves (read: confirms) your beliefs, instead of having a meaningful dialogue with them. Social media didn’t create it, it just made it easier to A, reach more people at once, and B, stay anonymous; since humanity has a disturbing capacity for sociopathic behavior when we think we can get away without getting caught, the verbal abuse only gets worse, because now, you’re not dealing with another rational human being. God help us all.

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    Hoplite  about 6 years ago

    Shut your trumphole. :)

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    ND Cool Z  about 6 years ago

    Ya got psyched out, readers!!

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    ale313  about 5 years ago

    On the fourth lane l I thought it said trump

    I feel better now, goat is not insane

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    BarbaraMcDWhitt  almost 4 years ago

    Mr. Trump, you are no President Truman.

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    BarbaraMcDWhitt  almost 4 years ago

    Mr. Trump, you are no President Truman.

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    Boxo croco says happy derby  about 3 years ago

    Oh no, I’m not brave enough for politics

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    TheComicFan  about 3 years ago

    Did they think it was trump?

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    Kombul Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Theodore Roosevelt was a mass-murdering imperialist

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