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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 01, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 5 years ago

    Of course they win, they have the money.-Happy Easter, Stephan!

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    Rod Gonzalez  over 5 years ago

    Who wants to club Rat to death?

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 5 years ago

    “I didn’t get a harrumph from that man.”

    “Give the Governor a harrumph.”

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    Sherlock Watson  over 5 years ago

    I could be worse — at least Mr. Congressman doesn’t have hair that looks like a clown wig.

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    knight1192a  over 5 years ago

    Man, Rat made it so complicated. Shoulda just stopped at partying with donors.

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    2cynical  over 5 years ago

    I’m outraged!

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    x_Tech  over 5 years ago

    For more on what your congress person does all day, check out Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Congressional Fundraising

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    legaleagle48  over 5 years ago

    I’m not going to even touch this one… .

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    jackhs  over 5 years ago

    Rat for congress! No. Wait. I mean….

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    eddie6192  over 5 years ago

    It’s an outrage.

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    Egrayjames  over 5 years ago

    Next week I’d like Rat’s take on Religion for Dummies.

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Quit whining about congress as if it isn’t our own fault. Congress is the people WE elected. If you don’t want the laws written so that the rich folks can buy the elections, look up your congressman and senator in OPEN SECRETS.com. It tells you where his/her money is coming from. We all have to do the bidding of who ever is supplying the money to pay our bills. So do politicians. If most of their money is coming from individuals, unions, or other organizations representing the Middle Class, that is who they are going to work for. If most of their money is from banks, etc, they are going to work for the 1%. They don’t really have any choice if they want to win the next election. To vote against the 1% would be political suicide.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    the truth!!!!

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    llhack  over 5 years ago

    Even when there was less “big money”, they weren’t much better.

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    gorbag  over 5 years ago

    Missing a few steps: after the outrage, a new department/bureau or program is created. Taxes go up except for those party goers. More parties. Inevitably “unintended” (totally foreseeable) consequences cause even more problems than the original issue. NOW go back to CRISIS.

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    Riff Gibson Premium Member over 5 years ago

    … and this goes a long way to explaining why Donald Trump is about to win the Republican nomination for U.S. President …

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    Chad Cheetah  over 5 years ago

    @leftwingpatriotWhy are you saying happy Easter?

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    Joken'  over 5 years ago

    Hey! Doesn’t chump rhyme with……….

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 5 years ago

    And just why should they take any notice of a bunch of dolts who keep electing them?

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    joegee  over 5 years ago

    As much as I despise “The Donald” it amazes me how uninformed some posters here are. If you read even a little you’ll find that Trump has far fewer big money people than the others hoping to be our prez.(Yes Hillarry Wall St. I’m looking at you.)

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/10/donald-trump/donald-trump-self-funding-his-campaign-sort/

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    whiteheron  over 5 years ago

    The more it changes, the more it stays the same.Harrumph!

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    mjb515  over 5 years ago

    “While mankind tends toward evil, the legislators yearn for good; while mankind advances toward darkness, the legislators aspire for enlightenment; while mankind is drawn toward vice, the legislators are attracted toward virtue. Since they have decided that this is the true state of affairs, they then demand the use of force in order to substitute their own inclinations for those of the human race.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 5 years ago

    it’s all semantics!

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    lgilbert50  over 5 years ago

    They have the money and we’re dumb enough to believe the ads.

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I am always amused by those who think there should be a Constitutional Amendment that sets term limits to the U.S. Senate/Congress. That’s a lazy approach to the issue. If you don’t like a certain member, then vote them out. Quit complaining, get off your asbestos and, vote the person out.

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    rlomicka  over 5 years ago

    Rabble, Rabble – Rabble….

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    Number Three  over 5 years ago

    Donald Chump?

    xxx

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    oldbuck  over 5 years ago

    Stephan: I’ve been reading the Sunday comics since 1947. I’ve had many favorites over the years However: Yours is my current favorite. You often have a great strip but todays was one of your best. Keep up the good work. oldbuck

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    Skylark  over 5 years ago

    For once, I did NOT laugh at this one. Too true…..and scary. My problem is…you listen to everything a candidate has to say, you WANT to believe him/her. You vote, hoping for the best. but the outcome is always the same.So…how in HELL do you find someone who is willing to change things? And….enough of them at one time?

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    Too many Pigs out there. Not enough term limits!

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    Jim Kerner Premium Member over 5 years ago

    It is sad but true.

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    route66paul  over 5 years ago

    The longer they are in, the less of a chance they have of winning the presidency. Obama did very little that has his name on it in the senate. To be fair, freshman senators follow the longer term senators, but his political life was a blank slate, hence he did nothing wrong. What he did that was right was to be against W’s war.Jimmy Carter was run by his party because he was also squeeky clean. Jimmy Carter wasn’t dirty enough to play with the big boys, so he did not win re-election. Sadly, Obama was able to play this game – my opinion is that he is slipperier than Tricky Dick.

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    starcandles Premium Member over 5 years ago

    And this is exactly why so many are turning out for Trump. He is an outsider. We have nothing to lose, because an insider will do exactly like the comic strip above portrays.

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    Machtyn  over 5 years ago

    And now one of those big donors wants to be POTUS. And 30% of Republicans and about 7% of Democrats want him to be POTUS! Crazy stuff.

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    Uskoke  over 5 years ago

    Χριστός Ανέστη, Στέφανε!

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