Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 29, 2020


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 13 days ago

    Not only is it allowed, sometimes it’s necessary.

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    JimmyLewis  13 days ago

    Some people call it faith.

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    B UTTONS  13 days ago

    Pig cut the cable and is no longer barraged with 300+ channels of gloom and doom.

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    juncarlo  13 days ago

    I wish it was allowed, these days you need any kind of optimism

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    Kind&Kinder  13 days ago

    Pig’s having a good time—maybe I’ll follow his example.

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    macky87  13 days ago

    It’s actually required to be considered for a job in the trump administration. Can’t have any ‘Gloomy-Gus’ types wandering around the White House.

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    eromlig  13 days ago

    Sometimes not making sense makes the most sense of all.

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    Gent  13 days ago

    In China, they only show you the good news on the news. No thanks. I’d rather see bad news spewing propaganda peddling on TV in a free world country.

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    Gent  13 days ago

    Pig is happy that people spread fake news that eating pigs increases infection chances from a virus.

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    deojaideep  13 days ago

    Say Rat & Goat who are outside without masks!

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    High School Harry  13 days ago

    Rat would tell him that all optimism is stupid. He may have a point, all things considered.

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    iggyman  12 days ago

    Pig just found out he does not have the “Swine Flu”!

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    EcurbYkspohs  12 days ago

    Pig there is nothing wrong with be “Drunk” on life ! … Croc Power !

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  14. Whatever  12 days ago

    Stupid optimism ist way better than being depressed. In the end your mood doesn’t make a difference on the things that are. But it makes a huge difference in the things you can achieve.

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    Geophyzz  12 days ago

    Rejoice in the Lord, always, and again I say rejoice! Philippians 4:4

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    Sisyphos  12 days ago

    Fortunately, Pig does not listen to the news. That’s how he can indulge in Stupid Optimism and enjoy life more than Goat and Rat combined….

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  12 days ago

    Emphasis on “Stupid”, but I would go so far as to call it false hope.

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    Markov Da Robot  12 days ago

    I’m afraid pig is breaking the law. That is NOT allowed.

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    tripwire45  12 days ago

    Someone said: “Even that won’t work. There is NO way any of us can avoid the politics today. In one way or another, we’re all its victims!” To which my response is, “Not if I ignore y ou.”

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 12 days ago

    It is allowed. But society will never forgive him for that.

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    Ksandler4570  12 days ago

    it is most definitely allowed!

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    diskus Premium Member 12 days ago

    You go Pig!

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    witten.homer175  12 days ago

    Not according to the idiots at fake news inc.

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    Whatcouldgowrong  12 days ago

    In today’s world, a pessimist is a realist. An optimist just isn’t paying attention.

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    syzygy47  12 days ago

    Break into song “Always look on the bright side of life…”

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    Rockaway, NY  12 days ago

    It buoys up the entire right-of-center political spectrum in the USA.

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 12 days ago

    I’m a happier person than most because I never listen to the news. Why would I want to hear the spin some network wants to put on everyday events? There are a lot of better ways to find out what is happening in the world.

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    Linguist  12 days ago

    Every once in a while the world needs to break out in spontaneous joy and unbridled enthusiasm.

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    wilhemenacooker  12 days ago

    not anymore – now it’s moral outrage or castigation

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    COL Crash  12 days ago

    Stick with it Pig! Staying Optimistic helps me fight off the depression from watching the News.

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    tmoody1122  12 days ago

    Stop watching the news all the time. Live your life.

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    Troglodyte  12 days ago

    All about mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Go, Pig! :D

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    thelost wizard  12 days ago

    Sounds a lot like my now deceased dear Aunt. Geez I miss her.

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    Bookworm  12 days ago

    “There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.” Mark Twain’s Notebook; 1902-1903.

    “I’ve often been called a pessimist, but I’m not. I’m an optimist who has not arrived.” Attributed to Mark Twain.

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    Zebrastripes  12 days ago

    Ignorance is really bliss

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    Bruce1253  12 days ago

    Y’ all do remember that we elected him, right? Had we taken care of the people before that, he wouldn’t have stood a chance. Perhaps after 4 years of an object lesson on what happens when there is a lack of compassion in the world, we will choose wisely this time?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  12 days ago

    ‘Stupid optimism’ explains a lot of people now, and not just the president and his supporters.

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    ocarol7 Premium Member 12 days ago

    Anything not expressly forbidden is mandatory

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    DebraHurd  12 days ago

    It’s America, man! Everything’s allowed.

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    marilynnbyerly  12 days ago

    If stupid optimism gets you through the day without hurting anyone else, I’m all for it.

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    zeexenon  12 days ago

    Yep, that’s the best kind to get us to, or beyond, the 80-year limit.

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    sparkle 13 Premium Member 12 days ago

    I like pig’s attitude !! We’ll ALL be gibbering idiots if this lasts much longer !!! Lol

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 12 days ago

    Damn right it’s allowed! Joe Biden is basing his entire campaign on it.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 12 days ago

    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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    AndrewSihler  12 days ago

    Apparently so, if you feel up to announcing that the pandemic is on the run, when “run” turns out to mean an exponentially increasing infection rate.

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    SpongebobPatrickBackwards  12 days ago

    I don’t watch the news either 1) Its boring 2) I hate politics 3) It feels futile to get upset about things out of your control you should instead focus on what you can control

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    Concretionist  12 days ago

    My (conservative, reformed protestant) parents were very down on acting happy without a very good reason. One of many things that helped me decide to move far away upon graduation from college.

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    Daeder  12 days ago

    It’s allowed, but paradoxically, the people who are stupidly optimistic shouldn’t be, and the people who aren’t, need to try to be.

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