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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    LOOKS LIKE A DRAGON IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNOR

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I asked a friend of mine how Assad’s regime could possibly collect enuf taxes to keep paying the army and buying weapons and ammo, and he says nobody in Syria pays taxes. Assad’s getting all his money from supportive oil-rich autocracies in the region who hate the Sunni insurgents for religious reasons. You’d think that the US and UN would find a way to interdict the flow of cash instead of just wringing their hands and fretting over what kind of effect arming the opposition would have.

  3. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago

    Wow. That’s as cool as an old Herblock cartoon.

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    Does it seem that Pat Oliphant is more often using coarse crayon, these days? Does he make his daily editorial art in color, anymore?

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    You should read “The City and the City” by China Mieville — a great novel on this theme.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    I loved the book, but three out of four folks it was lent to could not get through it.
    It delivered a somewhat confusing experience.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    The confusion is at the heart of the story. If you liked it, you might like “The Unconsoled” by Ishiguro (he also wrote “The Remains of the Day”, but “The Unconsoled” is very weird.)

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    Will Putin turn into “Baghdad Bob”, praising how great the Games are going while video of the “construction site” fills the television sets of the world?
    @emptyc12
    Oliphant always used to be able to have a really clean, neat line, for even the harshest or coarsest-themed cartoons. Maybe recently he’s decided to coarsen his art? Or maybe he’s just in an experimental mood? It definitely worked for today’s strip!

  9. PepeLePew2010

    PepeLePew2010 said, over 2 years ago

    I think you mean bribery that brought the games to Salt Lake City

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    PepeLePew2010: Most, if not all, are bought. It is getting so that getting an Olympics venue is almost as expensive as electing a president.

  11. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    @PepeLePew2010

    Bribery buys the games in EVERY city! The
    federable persecutors should have gone after
    Samaranch and the members of the site selection committee. The SLC people were
    only doing what was expected, even
    demanded, to get their bid considered, and
    approval probably cost ’em even more!

  12. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    Much of the opening ceremony last night looked
    like something from the stalinshchina [Stalin’s
    time].

  13. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    Any Olympics in which a site selection committee was or is
    involved, almost certainly involved bribery of the committee
    members — expected if not openly demanded.

  14. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    I wasn’t at all surprised….

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