Jul 22, 2011
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Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling
Great Moments in American Political Negotiation and Compromise 
This Week: the Constitutional Convention 
Philadelphia, 1787
Washington: ...and so, we have two groups with differing opinions on how each state should be represented in the legislature...
Washington: Now, these are two reasonable positions, and certainly we can find a compromise...
Franklin: Uh, General Washington? 
Franklin: We've go this other group that thinks representation should be based on each state's population of menstruating opossums. 
Washington: Well, that's just insane. 
Franklin: Here's their list. They want all orphanages converted to vomitoriums. 
Washington: I don't have time for this. They don't have the votes. 
Man: If we don't get our way, we'll give military secrets to the British! 
Franklin: That's extortion! You're threatening to harm your own country!
Man: What will we do?! 
Washington: I'll tell you what I'm going to do...! 
Washington: ...okay, so no roads can be built between New York and Hartford...
man: And free ponies for the rich! Job creators need ponies!
Franklin: You're triangulating the hell out of this! You're a shoo-in for re-election! 
Continued at the next DEADLINE
Aug 12, 2011
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