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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 09, 2017

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    LINK_O_NEAL  over 4 years ago

    Poof! Just raised taxes!

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    Kymberleigh  over 4 years ago

    And then Trump found out the magician is an immigrant and cancelled his work visa.

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    R Eldringto  over 4 years ago

    We never were a democracy; we are a constitutional republic.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 4 years ago

    America, home of the Best Politicians Money can buy!

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    x_Tech  over 4 years ago

    Sorry any extra money went to some kid’s lawyer’s fees.

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    Bilan  over 4 years ago

    What gets me the most is that even with the gerrymandering, mud slinging, lobbies, foreign influence and vote rigging, the politicians think they have a mandate.

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    TakácsPéter  over 4 years ago

    Guys, you should check out the last 7 years of hungarian politics :D

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 4 years ago

    Our democracy was gone when Trump was elected!

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    Adiraiju  over 4 years ago

    I have only ever truly liked exactly one politician since I passed age 18, and she was a state senate member. A few years ago, she visited a local library, and I managed to corner her afterward and asked her if she could do something about my state-run health insurance people, who simply refused to get back to me. She gave me an E-Mail address, I wrote to it, explained my problem, and one day later, these idiot insurance people called back in a virtual panic, bending over backwards asking if there was anything more they could get me. She got MY vote every time she ran after that.

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    mjb515  over 4 years ago

    Those pesky rights to free speech and petition the government!

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    ArtyD2 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I could have saved $17 buying “Democracy in Chains”.

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    Uhohcroc  over 4 years ago

    Me want mor crocs, any crocs!

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    The TM  over 4 years ago

    And now we have “Demo-crazy”.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member over 4 years ago

    If that’s Magic Mike, how come he’s still wearing all his clothes?

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That’s where we are in the US now. Bribery is legal. Except we call it “speech.”

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    whiteheron  over 4 years ago

    I am a fiscal conservative, and I agree that lobbyists , no matter the special intrest group funding them, should be illegal. But I also think there should be a balanced budget. neither of which will ever happen.

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    NCSteelerFan  over 4 years ago

    For a second I thought Magic Mike was the Comics Censor

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    Herb L 1954  over 4 years ago

    Watch me pull a habbit out of my rat :~)

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    Cerabooge  over 4 years ago

    Also in that hat are unverifiable or unverified electronic voting and tabulating. And yes, democracy is gone.

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    VICTOR PROULX  over 4 years ago

    We are now in a post constitutional government. – Kevin Shipp

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    wllilly1960  over 4 years ago

    …It’s fake news! I’ve got alternative facts! And I have the biggest crowd watching me of all time, Hu-ge! And I have big hand! The better to grab ’em by…

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    Sherlock Watson  over 4 years ago

    For a really funny take on democracy, watch the first episode of Blackadder the Third.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 4 years ago

    Or any Black Adder episodes……….“Pay no attention to the traitor behind the curtain!”

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    B UTTONS  over 4 years ago

    No act. California.

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    Number Three  over 4 years ago

    Of course he can. He’s a magician.

    I sure wish he could make some of these worthless comments disappear…

    xxx

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    I don’t like Magic Mike the Magician. He is an evil character.

    Never darken my comic page again, you spawn of Satan and/or Cartoon-Boy!

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    14erbagger  over 4 years ago

    @pastis: bullseye!

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    14erbagger  over 4 years ago

    Pretty good summation… every attempt at political contributions  reform helps… for a few days or weeks, until the money finds another route to the campaign bank accounts. ..

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    Brick Tricks Webcomics  over 4 years ago

    Is this an editorial cartoon now?

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    Ned Dickens  about 3 years ago

    He’s a real Magic Man!

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    All I Feel Is Pain (Everything Is Pain)  5 months ago

    Pig doesn’t understand, does he

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