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  1. about 19 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    You mean “What do you want to be if you grow up?”!

  2. about 19 hours ago on Tom Toles

    In the bizarre GoComics version of HTML, you need to hit “return” twice to guarantee a line break.

  3. about 19 hours ago on Tom Toles

    I suspect all the Bernie people wished they could actually have voted for Bernie, but he didn’t survive the Democratic primary process.

    I personally blame primary elections in general for the way it all turned out. If it were up to me, I’d throw out primaries (and caucuses) altogether and let anybody appear on the ballot who could get sufficient signatures in any given state, then let the voters use preferential balloting to indicate their top 5 choices. Then we’d no longer have the rush to the extremes of the political spectrum in the primaries followed by the insincere tackings toward the middle for the general elections.

  4. about 20 hours ago on Tom Toles

    My dubiety about this hypothesis parallels my doubts about whether Bush the Lesser was behind 9/11. The most striking counter-evidence for that particular conspiracy theory was that 9/11 worked spectacularly well, not what one would expect from Dubya. Same deal here. The idea that Trump could be blackmailed implies that there’s something on Earth that he’d actually be embarrassed about or ashamed of.

    So let’s go ahead and speculate some more. What could it possibly be?

  5. about 20 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    It’s said that the reason most marriages encounter rocky stretches is that the man is convinced that the woman’s never going to change, and the woman’s convinced the man will.

  6. about 20 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Yup. “God created Man in his own image” is a classic example of reversing cause and effect.

  7. about 20 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    According to the fevered imaginations of the creationists trying to explain how the predatory and prey animals co-existed on Noah’s Ark, they were all vegetarians before that. Really, they actually believe that. And that’s not the craziest thing they believe, either.

  8. about 20 hours ago on Monty

    It was OK by the time I got to it (8:36 AM CST), but reduced and/or slower and/or totally unavailable content is what we can expect under Ajit Pai’s FCC regime and its contempt for net neutrality.

  9. about 20 hours ago on Monty

    It was OK by the time I got to it (8:36 AM CST), but reduced and/or slower and/or totally unavailable content is what we can expect under Ajit Pai’s FCC regime and its contempt for net neutrality.

  10. about 20 hours ago on La Cucaracha

    Interestingly, the popular conception of space aliens as looking like “greys” didn’t become common until after Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind was a megahit. People with active imaginations (AKA fantasy prone) “see” what they expect to see.