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  1. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Jeff Stahler about 5 hours ago

    Sarah’s getting a lot of free advertising to help her start up!

  2. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom Toles about 5 hours ago

    Uh, guys, The apes have very strict immigration laws!

  3. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Henry Payne about 16 hours ago

    God: Ten Commandments.
    Man: Ten thousand legal loopholes.

  4. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Bob Gorrell about 16 hours ago

    Civil War general William T. Sherman HATED the press! He felt they lied, mis-reported events, and printed military secrets, just to increase sales. He is said to have opined that if he killed all the reporters, there would be news from Hell before breakfast!

  5. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Gary Varvel about 16 hours ago

    EVERY time I call my insurance company, any of the dozens of employment agencies, or town hall, the RMV, my doctor’s office, CVS, or any store in the area, I get a voice-mail! Why should the oval office be any different?

  6. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom Toles about 16 hours ago

    Cerabooge: Years ago, I read about the Sykes-Picot agreement. I remember that Lord Kitchener appointed him, BEFORE the agreement, to draw up a map.
    More recently, I picked up a book titled “History’s Worst Decisions” by Stephen Weir, a British writer. Before I purchased this book off the Bargain section at Barnes & Nobles, I leafed through it and read many sections, and felt that while not quite a scholarly tome, neither was it a cheap, quick money-maker. When I saw this ’toon this morning, it was my recent reading of this book which prompted me to add some contribution. A few sentences follow:
    “Perhaps the only one who did care was Sir Mark Sykes, appointed by Gen. K. in 1915 as his personal representative to a prime ministrial committee to determine the future of the Middle East. He had worked tirelessly to establish British control in the region…..to ensure that local leaders would be on the side of the British….”
    But in 1919, Sykes died unexpectedly. Lloyd George could not find anyone to take over the role,….turned in the end to the man who became Colonial Secretary in 1921: Winston Churchill"

    “Churchill had no time for any of this. ….he wanted the Arab revolts put down, and the map redrawn. "

    “Essentially, the decision was made to hand over all of Arabia to local strongmen in return for their support for Britain. It didn’t really matter which populations…. the careful planning of Sykes was for naught. Churchill held a ten-day council in Cairo in March 1921 to work out the new frontiers.”

    Weir goes on to explain in detail about how the new borders were drawn. Unfortunately, the book did not reproduce the Sykes map.
    So, readers here can take this as factual or not.

  7. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    In 1919, a man named Sir Mark Sykes was appointed by the British government to map out the mid-east region to Britain’s advantage. Sir Mark worked for months investigating the different tribes, sheiks and warlords of the areas, learning their different aspirations and animosities. He, at least, wanted to re-align the new states for social, religious and economic stability. But just as he was about finished, he suddenly died, of natural causes. Colonial Secretary Sir Winston Churchill then quickly drew the map himself, not caring about these native sqaubblers. He ignored Sykes painstaking research, and just for expediency, drew Iraq, Iran, Arabia and left future peoples to deal with what he had wrought.

  8. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Joel Pett 2 days ago

    I like the coin/money slot on the Capitol dome. Nice touch, Joel!

  9. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom Toles 2 days ago

    I’ve learned quite a bit from your posts, based on fact and history, rather than emotion. This is one of your most-researched, and most informative. Thanks!

  10. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann 2 days ago

    Luann, if you look as good as your mother when you’re her age, you will be doing very well, indeed!