Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 29, 2021

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And it’s only the beginning. Here in Absurdistan (Italy) things are out of hand since 1993.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    Goat should retaliate with cloven hoof grenades.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    Things are always getting out of hand when it comes to Rat’s shenanigans.

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    Ed A.  over 1 year ago

    I’ll bet Rat’s also an anti-vaxxer.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    The murder rate in the USA is up over 30% (bear in mind that 130% of 6 deaths per 100,000 isn’t a whole lot more, bad as it is). And it seems to be at least partly driven by random and completely thoughtless shootings.

    There is a theoretically correct answer to the problem of short attention-span idiots with guns… even when you factor in my belief that you can’t cure “dumb”. But the Supremes ruled that EVERYONE has a right to any gun of their choice, any time, any where. And so that answer is not available. Too bad.

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    BasilBruce  over 1 year ago

    Goat, get out the frying pan and party like it’s 2012-02-05.

    (For those who don’t get it, go to that date’s PB4S strip.)

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    blunebottle  over 1 year ago

    Considering Rat had it in his hand, I guess that’s why he doesn’t make an appearance in the last panel.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Can you really remove a grenade pin with your teeth?

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 1 year ago

    Lob one in the neighborhood machine gun nest!

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    Alexander the Good Enough  over 1 year ago

    Give me Freedumb and give me death! OTOH, real freedom inevitably comes with real responsibilities…

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    KevDoneIt  over 1 year ago

    no he is one of the rioters who burned down businesses in minority neighborhoods and shop lift for a living. Thanks demolish rats.

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    That plan bombed Goat!

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    For too many Americans Personal Freedom is all-important right up until something bad happens to them or their loved ones – then they move right into the Blame Game. No Personal Responsibility Ever.

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    _lounger_  over 1 year ago

    that wasn’t that bad, goat still has one good eye…

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    Zeno2099  over 1 year ago

    Pastis has a point.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Have a blast while you’re at it, Rat!

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Rat the rioter.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    Your freedom ends when & where it blows up in someone else’s face.

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    mommavamp  over 1 year ago

    When I was in Social Studies class (or Civics, if you prefer), I was taught that my rights end where yours begin. That still seems like a good way to sort it out.

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    franki_g  over 1 year ago

    There is freedomandthere is license

    License does what it wants, when it wants, and others need to accommodate it – thus compromising THEIR freedom. License is what abusers take.

    True freedom doesn’t impinge on the freedom of another.

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    Lenavid  over 1 year ago

    What an excellent analogy!

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    gopher gofer  over 1 year ago

    hope nobody in the ’hood blew up over his antics…

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    elbow macaroni  over 1 year ago

    Nailed it!

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    SALUDADOG  over 1 year ago

    Unlike Dr. Faucci, Rat seems to have pretty good pitching form.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 1 year ago

    Good one, Pastis.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Once a RAT, ALWAYS a RAT!

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    There are days…

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    Michael Helwig  over 1 year ago

    Things have been out of hand for 5 years.

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    tom.amitai  over 1 year ago

    Holy hand grenades!?

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    Lotus  over 1 year ago

    Masks. Hand grenades. What’s the difference?

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    gocomixrocks/the magic beaver cleaver  over 1 year ago

    well….. depends on the neighborhood.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Whoever said America is a free country should be dragged to the street and shot.

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    freshmeet2030  over 1 year ago

    I think that the crocodiles should eat rat rather than going after the zeebas

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    Goat from PBS  over 1 year ago

    We have the right to bear arms, not hand grenades, Rat.

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    Debra.night  over 1 year ago

    We really need to teach the difference between freedom and anarchy; and maybe while we’re at it we should make clear the difference between inconvenience and tyranny.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m minded of a Greaseman bit…

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    raybarb44  over 1 year ago

    When society has no rules, there is no society…….

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    CaveCat87  over 1 year ago

    Where’s a full-sized anthropomorphic cat who’s good at catching mice and rats when you need one?

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    RACerri32  over 1 year ago

    Because of arthritis , I have trouble throwing , so I need to borow the RPG from LGD .

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    Publius10608218  over 1 year ago

    Freedom to act or believe unless it is actively harming another person or breaking a law. Which usually means you are harming someone.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    This whole anti-vax thing (and it’s corollaries) is the biggest indictment of American education ever

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually depends on who is throwing and which neighborhood… Think about it. So many possibilities.

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    COL Crash  over 1 year ago

    Go ahead and continue to exercise your Freedom to be a jersey Rat.

    But don’t be surprised when you’re hit with several Lawsuits that will take you for all you’re worth and you can’t even afford a beer.

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago

    I suspect it would be ok if those hand grenades could somehow be associated with a Gender Reveal.

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    Black4dder  over 1 year ago

    I see Rat is exercising his freedom to go stark naked too.

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    What about stop signs, revenge killing?

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    “It don’t mean a thing ’til you pull out than ring”

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    braindead Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Wottsa big deal?

    No one should be allowed to restrict Rat’s freedom and right to bear arms OF ANY KIND OR SIZE!, amirite?

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    TLH1310 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Your right to throw grenades ends where my flack vest begins.

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    TIMH  over 1 year ago

    Soon to be completely legal in Texas and Florida.

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Meanwhile, in the yard a few doors down… “Look! Somebody throwing funny abo-cah-does in croc’s lawn. Can’t eat ’cause shell to hard. Mebbe if we cook dem, we…” BOOM

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A BLM protest? Oh wait, those have been buried by the major news outlets. Must’ve been that terribly violent and horrible Jan. 6 protest, right?

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Well, of course they’re out of hand! That happens when you toss hand grenades, or anything else. It’s “out of hand.” As for Rat’s neighborhood, who would dare live near him, anyway, other than Expendable Neighbor Bobs?

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    Ammo supports Pink Gun Clubs Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Just grab your trusty 12Ga.and blow that Grenade outa the air. Just like American Doughboys in WW1.

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    AndreasMartin  over 1 year ago

    Rat’s freedom tool was missing a pin it seems.

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    Dave Ferro  over 1 year ago

    I made expert in hand grenades in basic training (Army)…

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    aussie399 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ever noticed how that one sided logic/argument seems to principally being to the lefties?

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