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Jun 17, 2011
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the Tom the Dancing Bug Comic Strip by Ruben Bolling
Counter-Earth 
Sun
Earth
There circles the sun another Earth, a Counter-Earth, whose diametrically opposed orbit keeps it forever beyond our detection. 
Let us explore this strange world that is not quite the opposite of our own...BUT SOMEWHAT DISSIMILAR IN CERTAIN WAYS!
On Counter-Earth, women have the constitutional right to abortions, and are able to undertake them without legal obstacle. 
But the President's ability to unilaterally wage war is conditioned on legal obstacles designed to logistically and psychologically thwart him. 
President: I've made my decision. 
Joe: Let's go! 
In order to initiate military action, the President must first drive 500 miles to a designated "armed crisis center."
President: I told you to get gas back in Salem, Joe! 
Joe: Even below "E", we've got a few miles!! Lean forward!!
At the center, the President must be shown pictures of civilians who might become "collateral damage": MAKE LOVE NOT WAR
Man: ...and this is eight-year-old Ahmed Matar, who lives less than a mile from an arms depot...
Then the President must remain through a 72-hour waiting period. 
Man: Just cool your jets, Mr. President. 
Woman: You know how emotional you get. 
After the waiting period, the President can go ahead with the procedure, but CAN'T USE ANY FEDERAL FUNDS!!
President: WHAT?!! No federal funds??!!
Joe: Let's see...I've got $70 and an Amtrak ticket...
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