Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for May 21, 2010

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    jnik23260  over 13 years ago

    Is it a coincidence Nate looks a little like Pat Buchanan?

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    riley05  over 13 years ago

    That last panel’s comment is SO Faux News!

    Glenn Beck, for certain.

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    ianrey  over 13 years ago

    Nate the Neocon is one of my top 3 favorite recurring serials in TTDB, up there with Lucky Ducky and, oh let’s say Dinkle.

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    Possum Pete  over 13 years ago

    Full page spread of “How to Draw Doug” please!

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    poohbear8192  over 13 years ago

    Nate, the Texas State high school history books will make you a hero.

    Just Wait!

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Crossover potential! Nate the Neocon educates Louis about why God-Man made Lucky Ducky so lucky!

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    Ushindi  over 13 years ago

    I want more GOD-MAN!

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    aardvarkseyes  over 13 years ago

    Harley, taking something “to the nth degree of stupid” is a comic device called reductio ad absurdum (literally, reducing something to its most absurd state). This is the way some humour works. What you really don’t like is the point the cartoon is making about right wing pundits. If you can answer a simple question without changing the subject, please try this one: how often HAVE Fox pundits admitted they were wrong?

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    Charles Brobst Premium Member over 13 years ago

    KILL BP!!

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 13 years ago

    ..sure everyone one is worried about the poor oilled up geese..but what about poor ‘ol haliburton??..

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    Donaldo Premium Member over 13 years ago

    I want more with the floating death-head of the ghost of James Caan. That always cracks me up.

    “But I’m NOT dead.”

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    jpozenel  over 13 years ago

    It’s difficult to argue with Nate’s logic.

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    riley05  over 13 years ago

    I don’t think Nate’s comments count as “logic”. More like Glenn-Beckian “disingenuousness”.

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    tobybartels  over 13 years ago


    Probably a coincidence. Although it doesn’t say so up top on this cartoon, this is Nate the Neo-conservative. And Pat Buchanan, for all his faults, is not a neoconservative.

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    riley05  over 13 years ago

    So Glenn Beck would also be a neo-conservative, since this dialog is obviously taken directly from his disingenuous style?

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    tobybartels  over 13 years ago

    Sadly, Glenn Beck didn’t start this style. (FWIW, I would not consider Beck a neocon. That only makes him a different kind of idiot, of course.) And perhaps Nate is not supposed to be a neocon in this strip, either.

    But he’s an old character, not based on Buchanan. Actually, if I had to guess, I’d say Sean Hannity.

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    MasterDavidGoodmen  over 13 years ago

    In this strip, Nate presents with the symptoms of classic Wing-Nut Personality Disorder. This is the blindness which causes someone’s want du jour to be mistaken as the basis of the functioning of the universe.

    Anything contradicting the self-created party line is just plain wrong. Thus his rejection of his recorded statements as being his. Rather predictably, science and logic are anathema to the WNPD person. WNPD is a sociopathy, resulting in many people being hurt by its carriers.

    Still, when no one is being hurt by it, it is rather funny! Somewhat like a non-benign Mister McGoo!

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    smurf_farts  over 13 years ago

    Politics aside, this is one obvious joke stretched over nine panels, and about as subtle as a kick in the groin. Really Michael Moorer style preaching to the choir, and who aspires to that?

    Harvey Richards would wreck Nate, probably with the classic “I’m rubber, you’re glue” doctrine of reciprocal taunts.

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