Bad Reporter by Don Asmussen

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  1. JDG

    JDG said, over 4 years ago

    I am from Kansas and I always feel that if you don’t want to be laughed at, don’t make yourself laughable. Kansas is Laughable!! The religious righties in charge weren’t satisfied with the law prohibiting same sex marriages, the legislature might change that, so they arranged a vote on a constitutional amendent at an obscure time when only those threatened with brimstone from the pulpit went to vote.. It passed… Now we have that AND Fred Phelps……

  2. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Lucky you….

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    well, you have a great college basketball team…..and Dorothy and Toto used to live there…..uh, Gayle Sayers went to KU……uh, Matt Dillon , Chester , Doc and Kitty used to live there….but , kidding aside, I commiserate with you being under the thumb of the thumpers, we have our own here in Indiana, though they haven’t had the power to go THIS far, yet

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Fred Phelps?– was he the guy in Mission Impossible that listened to tapes on his machine that kept self destructing?

  5. Phil N. DeBlanc

    Phil N. DeBlanc said, over 4 years ago

    Jim Phelps = Mission Impossible

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The “Reverend” Fred Phelps is the guy who busses his followers around the country, picketing funerals and courthouses with “GOD HATES F_GS” signs…

    He was just here in San Francisco for the Prop. 8 hearings, and the word was spread not just within the gay community but within the Jewish community (Rev. Fred’s not too keen on Jews, either) NOT to counterdemonstrate, because a confrontation is just what they want.

    The one good thing about Brother Fred is that he wears his hatred openly. There are a lot of people who (perhaps without even acknowledging it to themselves) share Fred’s opinions at heart, but they’re horrified if you point out that they’re relying on the exact same arguments.

  7. prbrown459

    prbrown459 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Love to see one of my all-time favorite bands in a comic strip (Rush mentioned as well). To be nit-picky the image attributed to Phil Ehart is actually Robby Steinhardt. Phil is front and center in the top image. Robby is actually no longer with the band and was replaced by David Ragsdale.

  8. adfogg

    adfogg said, over 4 years ago

    As a member of an American Baptist Convention church, which I think most people would consider the mainline Baptist denomination in America, I squirm when I see and hear radical churches calling themselves “Baptist”. Our Southern Baptist brothers are much better organised than we are, but I think feel the same pain. Now there are people from a Baptist church arrested in Haiti. Are they from my denomination? Who knows?

  9. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, over 4 years ago

    Next they’ll be telling us that there is no “Stairway to Heaven”!

  10. mtmccollough

    mtmccollough said, over 4 years ago

    Elijah went to Heaven in a whirlwind? The way Dorothy left Kansas? Hmmn…

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Paul Nicholas found Heaven on the seventh floor, when his elevator got stuck. I don’t know it that was the same elevator where Aerosmith found Love, though.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    In the books, it’s clear that Oz is an actual place, and Dorothy really travels there. The “tap your heels three times” bit was just put in for the movie.

    In fact, the whole “No place like home” moral was fabricated for the movie, and Salman Rushdie (who LOVES the movie, and has written about it at length) has always seen that as as the one huge, false note which comes close to ruining it for him: After having seen Oz, why on EARTH would anyone want to return to Kansas, Auntie Em notwithstanding? Particularly since, as the local film writer here in S.F. recently put it, Toto is still under threat of a court ordered execution. At the end of the movie the Wicked Witch of the West is dead, but Miss Gulch is still out pedalling around somewhere…

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Yes, Joe, that’s what happens in the movie. In the original book, the tornado actually lifts the house and transports it to another place - Oz. As in the movie, the book’s Dorothy returns to Kansas with her magic shoes (which are silver, not ruby), but when she gets there Auntie Em and Uncle Henry are homeless since their house (with Dorothy inside) was carried away. In a later book, Dorothy returns to Oz WITH her aunt and uncle.

  14. scobber

    scobber said, over 4 years ago

    Joe, you wrote, presumably in all seriousness, that “Elijah … actually went to heaven in whirlwind.”

    And you accuse fritzoid of writing a silly comment???

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Elijah ACTUALLY went to Heaven in a Toyota. It’s true!

    He was heading to West Ninevah (which is almost Heaven, according to the WN Jaycees), but overshot his exit because his breaks failed. Next thing you know, BAM, he’s seeing off-ramps paved with gold. As long as he was there, he decided to stop for a cold one at the Bosom of Abraham Bar & Grill. He had a few too many, though, and was feeling no pain when he got back on the road.

    Unfortunately, the Assyria Highway Patrol pulled him over for weaving across the lanes. His license had the special Prophet of God sticker, though, so the cop was going to be lenient, but after Elijah puked on the officer’s shoes there was really no choice but to write him up. The police report included Elijah’s admission that he had a bad case of the spins, and that was how the whole “whirlwind” story got started.

    (Now THAT’S a silly comment.)

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