Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for June 24, 2011

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Can we limit Congress on voting their own pay raises this way?

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    bdaverin  over 12 years ago

    And can the cartoonist learn the difference between “cooperating in a group NATO mission” and “unilateral war?”

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    QuiteDragon  over 12 years ago

    Um, I believe you forgotten the most important condition, Mr. Bolling. That is, to wage war, the President ***must*** lead the charge.

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    Possum Pete  over 12 years ago

    ^ Like Bush did? Then it will be “Mission Accomplished”!

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    serion  over 12 years ago

    Actually, I think this is a commentary on the laws designed to prevent women from getting abortions: must travel out of state, must watch a sonogram and/or hear a description of an embryo or fetus at that stage of development, may not use federal funds.

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    serion  over 12 years ago

    Oh yeah, the waiting period laws as well.

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    Paul Rider Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Brilliant! Just brilliant! Thanks, Ruben.

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    Ironman92  over 12 years ago

    See, this isn’t really a comment on the war, guys. It’s a comment on how difficult it is to get an abortion. Because the war procedure on OtherEarth is the same as the abortion procedure here. /Explained

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    Wildcard24365  over 12 years ago

    Well, it is an interesting contrast between how hard it is for one (1) woman to have an abortion versus how relatively easy it is for one (1) President to commit the military to, well… war, or whatever newspeak phrase he uses to call the governmental act of hurting people and breaking things.

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    Malcolm Hall  over 12 years ago

    The problem is that if the restraints on war making seem reasonable, then maybe the roadblocks to abortion aren’t so bad. No federal funds for war, a cooling off period, looking at the consequences of the planned action. It’s a great piece of satire but it really does work both ways.

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    person918  over 12 years ago

    but see, forcing the president to have a 72-hour waiting period before starting a war would be patronizing because men carefully and rationally think through all actions before making them. women, on the other hand, are prone to abort children on a whim if they haven’t had enough chocolate that day, missed a shoe sale, etc.

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    person918  over 12 years ago

    *prone to aborting (?)

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    pschearer Premium Member over 12 years ago

    “Lean forward”? Can MS-NBC really believe their new catch-phrase will deflect attention from how far they lean Left?

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 12 years ago

    ..why is the president allowed to kill my son,but not me(I mean..why waste all the time,money,love and effort just to have the president kill him)?!?…

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    mrsullenbeauty  over 12 years ago

    This was clever, Mr. Bolling!

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    hugh_jainus  over 12 years ago

    Abortion is murder. War is hell. AGW is a hoax.Film at 11.

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    ickymungmung  over 12 years ago

    The United States attacks countries it deems “soft” i.e. read ‘female’. If Iran had nuclear warheads (explosive phallic symbols at their most turgid) we would never attack, but we knew Iraq, which lacked nuclear weapons and was therefore not a masculine threat, would have to bend over to our bold and penetrating Grab and Thrust Policy (shock and awe, baby). There is a War on Women, whose sovereignty over their own bodies is always in question—some day the “cooling off” period will be in morgue refrigerators after more poor women die. Thank you Mr. Bolling for another great srip—the counter argument to women’s rights is the Thou Shalt of Bronze Age priests.

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    MiepR  over 12 years ago

    Awfully well done; thanks, Ruben.

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    drtom01  over 12 years ago

    That is what has always amazed me about Republicans. They care nothing about the woman. Make zero effort effort at pre-natal care. Heck they are doing everything they have to block most women’s pre-natal care by shutting down funding for it. They care zero about babies that have been born. No health care, cutting education, pre-K classes , food stamps ect. However the unborn are a major issue for them.

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    RickFyock  over 12 years ago

    I stopped showing up at war protests when our new President was elected. I am attending them again. Wrong is wrong even when my candidate does it, no excuses….

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    hugh_jainus  over 12 years ago

    Yo Ricky:Would you have shown up to protest the Revolutionary war?Just wondering…..

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    h_lance  over 12 years ago

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    Would you have shown up to protest the Revolutionary war?Just wondering…..

    No doubt the person you are addressing can differentiate between defensive wars, domestic revolutions, and wars of aggression against nations which don’t pose a threat to the US.

    It’s called the Department of Defense, not the Department of Making Somebody Else “Democratic” at the Point of a Gun, or the the Department of Using Everybody’s Taxes to Enrich a Few Military Contractors and Oil Industry Companies.

    It should be used for defense.

    Defense, good, unjustified aggression and/or looting, bad.

    I realize that you disagree with this, but please don’t misrepresent the positions of others.

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    MisngNOLA  over 12 years ago

    I often wonder why those who are so adamant about a woman’s right to undergo an abortion are so willfully blind to the types of truly misogynistic behavior in many of the nations the US is now engaged in armed conflict against in some form or another. For example, when was the last time an American woman had her genitals mutilated because some male-dominated religious figure decided she might get some pleasure out of sex? Or when was the last time an American woman was put to death because she was raped by a relative? Or when was the last time that American women had to protest to ensure their right to drive their cars? I suppose women’s rights are only important when they involve being able to use the most invasive, expensive, and emotionally challenging form of birth control there is.

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