Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 10, 2007
The political zoology field guide. Today's specimen: the Venomous Blotoad (vindictus ignoramus). Identifying characteristics: at first appearing placid and harmless, this toad will suddenly bloat with rage over the slightest hint of any disagreement with its preconceived notions. Trying to be rational with the Blotoad will only enrage it more, causing it to explode in an irritating cloud of hyperbolic rhetoric. This defense mechanism acts like a stun grenade against reason, allowing the toad to escape reality. Habitat: subtopical blame forests. Natural enemy: pretty much anyone with a brain.