Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for July 18, 2013

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    Linguist  almost 9 years ago

    Baaaah ! Ewe just didn’t want to be the black sheep of the family. Daddy, what’s a ditto head ?

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    Linguist  almost 9 years ago

    He lives in Montana, where the men are men and the sheep are real nervous !

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    Varnes  almost 9 years ago

    Well, certain Radio Talk Show Hosts do try to pull the wool over your eyes….Thank you I’ll be here all week, weakly……

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    jack fairbanks  almost 9 years ago

    ram it rush

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    Varnes  almost 9 years ago

    In the morning, driving to teach in Benton Harbor on I 94, I’d pass by a field of sheep just as they were being let out to graze for the day…There was always one trotting ahead in the lead…

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    Superfrog  almost 9 years ago

    Is that ewe, Sean?

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    Richard Howland-Bolton Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Bah!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    If the radio talk shows had that big a following, they could compete with conservative talk radio! Not well, perhaps, but they could at least get some sponsors.

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    W͛h͛i͛z͛z͛e͛r͛P͛u͛p͛  almost 9 years ago

    Baas of the heather flock to graze there.

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    Q4horse  almost 9 years ago

    You got it wrong Wiley. The smart audience listen’s to the radio, the dumb sheep watch TV. I prefer talk on NPR myself.

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    Ratbrat  almost 9 years ago

    I’d take the sheep job too but I would bring along my knitting.

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    sbchamp  almost 9 years ago

    Yo, Brass!It’s called ‘talk’ radio, not ‘think’ radioAll about ratings, not information…

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    Beleck3  almost 9 years ago

    the average white American, easily led. to the slaughter

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I like sheep, too, but are the eligible to vote?

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    Reppr Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    So that’s why Air America couldn’t get an audience: the sheep don’t have a radio!

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    markjoseph125  almost 9 years ago

    Bravissimo, Wiley!

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    dabugger  almost 9 years ago

    Oh how true and so sad. So many of the dummy down generation.

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    bransom  almost 9 years ago

    haha The pot calling the kettle black! I love it when comic artists disparage the general populace. I think this strip says more about Wiley than anything else!

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    bgby4884  almost 9 years ago

    Guess I’m dumber than a sheep. At least, that’s what those ruled by emotion believe.

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    Vet Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Amen on that. Wiley that was a good one.

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    catzilla23  almost 9 years ago

    The truth is people of both sides see the opposition as stupid, why else would they disagree with MY well thought out position. If you accept the other sides opinion a being possibly valid your half way to having a rational discussion, that is against the laws of nature.

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    beelzie  almost 9 years ago

    The song is “Bringing in the SHEAVES”, as in harvesting grain. Please feel free to resume commenting on the ignorance and stupidity of others, now.

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    Wiley creator almost 9 years ago

    It would appear there’s a reading and comprehension problem going on here. The cartoon clearly says “radio talk show host”. That, dear readers, includes ALL of talk radio (as well as all cable “news” programs, but that would have made the cartoon more complicated). Most of you seem to think it’s directed at conservative talk radio, as there are more of those, but it is not. This is about preaching to the choir, which is what all talk radio has devolved to. There was once a time when talk radio stations had a variety of hosts of all political stripes. It was far more interesting as you’d get actual dialogue from people and hosts. We don’t get that anymore. It is now completely agenda driven, by both ends of the political spectrum. And that’s why I stopped listening to talk radio and stopped watching cable news programs years ago, even to those who I agreed with politically. I prefer to do my own thinking, thank you, not follow mindlessly behind some talking head who’s only interested in ratings.

    One last thing…for those of you who for some reason were upset by this cartoon and responded with a personal attack, all you are doing is validating the point of the satire and actually agreeing with it. You see the truth in it, but rather than face up to it, you launch into name-calling hoping to divert attention away from the point. If you disagree with the point, state your disagreement with it, and try to do so in a civil manner. That’s how it used to be in a bygone era of radio.

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    How smart is a cartoonist who insults a portion of his readership? (Apologies to anyone who said this first. 48 comments is too much to read.)

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    Intophaloblue  almost 9 years ago

    Yes more brilliant the Fox Faux News or Limbaugh fiends. Great Choice!

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    Can't Sleep  almost 9 years ago

    He just choose to go with the sheep with more brains (and wool) than the flockers on talk radio.

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    BluePumpkin  almost 9 years ago

    Why do people assume that this about conservative talk radio? Talk radio is about entertainment these days and pandering to their target audience . . . kind of like many news stations. Don’t like what you hear? Change the channel until someone’s telling you exactly what you already believe . . . it’s all about money honey.

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    Linguist  almost 9 years ago

    @Wiley

    Thank you for elucidating what should have been – but apparently wasn’t – obvious to all your readers.Like yourself, I stopped listening or watching shows that simply reinforced my own political and social beliefs. They were preaching to the choir, as you said.The much maligned NPR does have some shows with a good balance of ideas and good interaction from the listening audience.Because there are more of them and they are more bombastic than their progressive counterparts, ( with exceptions ) conservative pundits do make great satirical targets.Unfortunately, on both sides of the divide, we are losing our sense of humor and our ability to laugh at ourselves.

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    YatInExile Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    You think talk radio audiences are bad? Try listening to sports talk radio.

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    thirdguy  almost 9 years ago

    All we like sheep, have gone astray.

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    unca jim  almost 9 years ago

    Keep stirrin’ the pot, Wiley. apparently, down here in the commenters column, a huge crowd of paranoiacs reside !

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    EDinWAState  almost 9 years ago

    A radio talk show host has but one job… grab as big an audience as possible, by any means possible and generate Money for him/herself, the station owner and the All Mighty sponsors. There is no other reason for their existence… if it was for the good of the public… no one would notice… but HATE something… now, that’s radio !!

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    jbmlaw01  almost 9 years ago

    Talk radio audiences are brighter than those who read the comics.

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    Ray Thomas  almost 9 years ago

    He’s obviously talking about liberal talk shows.

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    JanCinLV  almost 9 years ago

    Amen, Wiley!

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    terbgod  almost 9 years ago

    Who would want to compete for an audience of mutton heads?

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    dflak  almost 9 years ago

    Ab-So-Lute-Ly love it! Same could be said for the so-called news media too.

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    stej_dot_com  almost 9 years ago

    Why do I read this comic? Its seldom funny.

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    Dtroutma  almost 9 years ago

    I fully agree with Wiley, whether Rush or Reverend Al, polarization is our problem today, without recognizing the reality is closer to the equator.

    That said, I don’t listen to radio that much, because it’s not closed captioned, and even with hearing aids, trying to understand all that’s said by “mumblers” is very hard, and trying. BUT: it’s also interesting that it’s always the extremist “conservatives” who label all “liberals” as “sheeple”, who are the first to jump on such a ’toon like wooly lemmings taking offense.

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    Ernest Lemmingway Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    The difference between sheep and sheeple? The sheep aren’t stupid enough to listen to talk radio.

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    wanderleg  almost 9 years ago

    As a former radio talk show host, I love it!

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    Thirsty Badger  almost 9 years ago

    Wiley must still be bummed because his beloved Airhead America crashed and burned years ago, while El Rushbo, The Han-Man, and The Great One are still going strong (and keep getting stonger).

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    pcolli  almost 9 years ago

    Having worked in local radio, I know that you don’t have to be intelligent to natter on for two hours about nothing in particular. And now here is the travel news with Gary Gridlock.

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    Creniere  almost 9 years ago

    Omni….it’s “Bringing in the sheaves”…not sheep. Tra la…

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    JeNagVaz  almost 9 years ago

    NPR excluded, of course!

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    tigerchik32  almost 9 years ago

    Humanity, by and large, is just a flock of sheep; either being led around by the nose, or milling around stupidly waiting for the wolves to pick them off. (I just thought that up!)

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Well, he’s right where he beongs – with a bunch of sheeple.

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    Superfrog  almost 9 years ago

    My old high school history teacher (back in the ’60’s) is now a shock jock on Sydney talk-back radio. After being compelled to attend several 40minute period each week for 2 years with him, I cannot understand why so many people voluntarily tune in now.

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    SClark55 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    So, Miller, are you a member of the audience? Just, think about it before you answer… (Ok, for those of you in Rio Linda – if he’s not a member of the audience, how does he know the content? From what others tell him? That’s generally the case for critics of FNC.)

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    RabbitHole  almost 9 years ago

    Of course, he meant the "sScialist-Progressive talk radio types (who hide under the Liberal banner) feeding BS to their doe-eyed sheeple!

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    Warren Wubker  almost 9 years ago

    Ever notice that it is always followers of the other side (regardless of which side you are on) that are like sheep.

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    kaffekup   almost 9 years ago

    That’s why el rushbo has lost almost all of his advertisers?Funny how all the cons ass-u-med he was talking about rightwingers. Paranoid much?

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