Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 16, 2016


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Give cash directly to the voters and don’t wast it on advertising.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 2 years ago

    Regarding panel 3: This is why Herbert Hoover wasn’t reelected in ‘32. When a man is drowning, you toss him a life preserver; you don’t just say, “Well, I hope you learn how to swim in the next few seconds.”

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    knight1192a  over 2 years ago

    Now he’s starting to sound like a certain candidate and their party.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 2 years ago

    We can see in panel 4 what the honest approach in panel 3 will gain any politician. The only people who understand panel 3’s message are the immigrants.

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    Zarquon42  over 2 years ago

    If Trump would give out free money like that, I’d vote for him…

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    Phatts  over 2 years ago

    VOTE GARY JOHNSON! He’s not a crook, and he’s not a moron, and he’s not a cartoon character!

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    bigcatbusiness  over 2 years ago

    Clever. Give the people what they want… and then swindle them from it. That’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, and people still fall for it.

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    dadoctah  over 2 years ago

    Just how many stars are on that flag, anyway?

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    Alexikakos  over 2 years ago


    Even allowing for granting statehood to all sixteen territories (fully acknowledged or in dispute / inhabited or uninhabited) of the U.S., Rat is being written as having huge ambitions for the territorial expansion of the U.S.




    Puerto Rico,


    Northern Mariana Islands,

    U.S. Virgin Islands,

    American Samoa.


    Uninhabited (Or, at least, no permanent inhabitants.) with some in dispute:


    Palmyra Atoll,

    Baker Island,

    Howland Island,

    Jarvis Island,

    Johnston Atoll,

    Kingman Reef,

    Midway Islands,

    Bajo Nuevo Bank,

    Navassa Island,

    Serranilla Bank

    Wake Island,


    There would then be 66 states total.

    I calculate 198 stars on the flag behind Rat. (I wish I could post a picture of the U.S. flag.) (Bring back picture posting, please, GoComics.)

    Where are the other where are the other 132 stars going to come from?

    Remember, there are currently only 196 countries in the world including Taiwan, which the U.S. does not recognize.


    (The list of territories and number of world countries is sourced from Wikipedia.)


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    juicebruce  over 2 years ago

    Rat you are sounding like a Dem-O-Rat……take from one to give to another………debt must be paid sometime…..

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    TMO1 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Are the stars intentionally done incorrectly on this? They should be staggered, not directly under each other in line.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Almost pulled a JFK.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Former Trump supporters

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    whiteheron  over 2 years ago

    Panel 7…..need I say more?

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    John Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pastis has politics down pat

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    Chad Cheetah  over 2 years ago

    Why is Pig wearing glasses?

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    Radish Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The billionaire who cheats on his wives and doesn’t pay his taxes or his contractors has promised to fight for the working man, snerk!

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 2 years ago

    I thought politicians never told the truth?

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    ~~Erendirani~~  over 2 years ago

    I feel sorry for the American people, Seriously this is a train wreck. Trump is a buffoon, a pervert, has no mouth filter (which is what can start wars) and is unfit for the office. Hillary and Bill both belong in jail for numerous criminal offenses too long to list here…maybe even including having their adversaries bumped off. Gary Johnson is totally ignorant of everything outside of his own little world, and he wants to raise the retirement age to mid ‘70s. Jill Stein has her pet agendas — LGBT, alternative energy, women’s rights, etc. — but not much else, and she doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance of winning anyway. I just shake my head. Are you kidding me? This is the best your nation can come up with? None of the above. Do Over!

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    billdaviswords  over 2 years ago

    Vote for Papoon! He’s not insane…

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Read a great article this week saying that if Evan MacMullin takes Utah—and he might well—and if Trump and Clinton tie in the Electoral College, throwing it to the House, which is run by Republicans but who have no love for Trump, it could actually happen that they vote in MacMullin as President. And the day after, three hundred million people would be going, Evan WHO?!

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    Number Three  over 2 years ago

    Yay! Free stuff.


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    jerrythemacguy  over 2 years ago

    Pig looks like that other porker, Karl Rove.

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    I guess Pig is trying to look like a wise adviser to the Rat campaign with those glasses. Or has his eyesight deteriorated?

    Rat’s crowd of admiring voters seems pretty like any gang of voters: what’s in it for me?! Alas….

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    jrowell  over 2 years ago

    @Phatts California:I’m voting for Gary too. Good to see someone else who’s not afraid to vote for the one candidate who has consistently been honest with the public and has some solutions to the issues our country is facing. There’s a reason he’s polling so well with the military, independents, and young college graduates. Just ignore the Clinton-bots and Trumpsters – the best vote you can make is the one for the candidate you truly believe in.

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    angelfiredragon  over 2 years ago

    Whoa I think he be a Democrat or even more liberal.

    Problem is, I NEVER get any of this free stuff Democrats talk about. I guess cause I work is my problem, so then just having a job means I don’t qualify for free stuff.

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    The_NPP  over 2 years ago

    Politicians don’t change things? Really?Oddly, I once spoke to a man in Russia before the Bolsheviks had achieved total control. I asked him if he was worried about his new rulers?He said to me that rulers in Russia come and go but nothing really changed.Years later I met him again in a Soviet Gulag someplace above Jakoetsk. Due to the nearness of the end of his life, this time he recognized me. I asked if he wanted to change his answer from before. He said (heavily translated), “i was wrong. In the past, no matter who ruled, for good or for bad, we always had God to fall back on. This time they took God along with our Freedoms. I was wrong. The wrong people in charge can take even more than lives.”I left him to his fate as I considered his words. He cold took him swiftly.Evil rulers, supported by state controlled media, can alter more than just lives.

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    vorpal7 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    RAT is a Democrat and thinks Santa Claus is real :)

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