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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 16, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 10 days ago

    “I promise you that if I stay in office for 30 years, I will retire with an 80% pension.”

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 10 days ago

    A real politician .

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    BasilBruce  10 days ago

    What does he stand for? Because, after bending over for all those lobbyists, he can’t sit down anymore.

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    marilynnbyerly  10 days ago

    Is that honest or arrogance?

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    GROG Premium Member 10 days ago

    Don’t all weasels…um politicians?

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    Wilde Bill  10 days ago

    Is that supposed to be Arizona’s appointed senator?

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    willispate  10 days ago

    sighs I’ll get the shotgun.

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    Concretionist  10 days ago

    The JOB is to be (re)elected. Doing that involves a lot more kowtowing to the folks who control lots of money for advertising than it does doing things for your district But they always do some of that kind of stuff (well, their staff does) because it looks good on their re-election posters.

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    syzygy47  10 days ago

    Dang! Truth in advertising.

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    Robin Harwood  10 days ago

    This strip is an insult to weasels.

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    kaffekup   10 days ago

    “Why does it all have to be about you, Pig?”

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    JimmyLewis  10 days ago

    We have one of those here in Kentucky. He favors a turtle though.

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    TwilightFaze  10 days ago

    Credit where it’s due: at least he’s HONEST about his corruption!

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    WittyWeasel  10 days ago

    This is a slur on all honest, hard working, upright, pious, family-oriented, weasels ! I demand to speak to a manager ! !

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    MatthewHecht  10 days ago

    Honesty in a politician. I vote for the honest weasel.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 10 days ago

    Mitch McConnell’s Spirit Animal

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    blunebottle  10 days ago

    Vote for Nobody. Nobody cares.

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    Anters55  10 days ago

    Why can I envision a chamber full of weasels milling about?

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    Gent  10 days ago

    Where’s your pal the Baboon, Weasel?

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    Moon_man is gone  10 days ago

    I’m voting for him.

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    mjb515  10 days ago

    Well, at least he is likely to leave you alone rather than torment you endlessly by using the government’s power for what he considers your own good.

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    Procat Premium Member 10 days ago

    Notice the blue tie

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    Imaginarium  10 days ago

    Pig why do you expect somebody else to look out for you when you do not look out for yourself . Taking the Debbie Downer pills all the time . Does the Blue necktie on that weasel mean he’s a democrat ? … Croc Power !

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    jpayne4040  10 days ago

    Wow! He’ll fit right in!

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  10 days ago

    A weasel in office? That’s nothing new.

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    LeeYoung Premium Member 10 days ago

    To be elected to a higher office, you have to be egotistical, greedy and power hungry. Narcissism definitely helps, too. I have yet to see any of them in the House/Congress on up thru the President who have been truly humble. Some just have better PR than the others.

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    V45mikky  10 days ago
    to insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the blessings of Liberty
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    JSAV125  10 days ago

    He looks like Sen Menendez, sounds like Sen Menendez, ………….

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 10 days ago

    That’s being too honest

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    Ignatz Premium Member 10 days ago

    In New York, we have an elected office of “Public Advocate.” The Public Advocate gets no vote, but sits in City Council meetings Advocating on behalf of the Public.

    Silly me, I thought that was that they all were supposed to be doing. The existence of the office is an admission that the rest of them aren’t, isn’t it?

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    tripwire45  10 days ago

    Congress both sides of the aisle. Term limits is the cure.

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    well-i-never  10 days ago

    Well this one should hit 400 today.

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    Snolep  10 days ago

    No relation to wizard Ron Weasley, I presume.

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    Zebrastripes  10 days ago

    Spoken like a true politician with his own agenda…..WE the PEOPLE aren’t even considered….and they keep getting re-elected….

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    ckeller  10 days ago

    Isn’t that kind of up-frontedness pretty much the opposite of weaselhood?

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    James Deveney Premium Member 10 days ago

    Here in Florida 40% of the registered voters do not get to vote in the primaries because they do not belong to either party. So, as a result this group is relegated to voting for the lessor of two evils.Changes need to be made, such as all Federal elections have open primaries or better yet all Federal elections use Ranked Choice Voting which will negate the power of the two parties.Both parties have been bought and I am tired of their attitude of thinking they know what is best for everybody.

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    Bucinka  10 days ago

    I think no matter where one lives, most of us think we are that weasel’s constituents.

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    jtt  10 days ago

    Joe Biden’s entire political career in three panels. Brilliant. ;-)

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    jonesbeltone  10 days ago

    Last honest response this election cycle.

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    mail2jbl  10 days ago

    If only the Democrats were as refreshingly honest as Weasel McWeasely…

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    Tentoes  10 days ago

    Somehow, I think the only thing I could run for is the border.

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    Spiderverse117  10 days ago

    Insert sarcastic comment about your least favorite politician here

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    Queen of America Premium Member 10 days ago

    Pastis got us going this morning, that’s for sure. Senator/Congressweaselman represents the state I live in.

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    PoodleGroomer  10 days ago

    Our senator is retiring. He is probably staying in D.C. He is too old for a real job and hasn’t been back in so long he can’t find his house keys or house.

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    Linguist  10 days ago

    “Fellow Texans, I am proudly standing here to humbly say.

    I assure you, and I mean it- Now, who says I don’t speak out as plain as day?

    And, fellow Texans, I’m for progress and the flag- long may it fly.

    I’m a poor boy, come to greatness. So, it follows that I cannot tell a lie.

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    Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don’t-

    I’ve come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step,

    cut a little swathe and lead the people on.

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    Now my good friends, it behooves me to be solemn and declare,

    I’m for goodness and for profit and for living clean and saying daily prayer.

    And now, my good friends, you can sleep nights, I’ll continue to stand tall.

    You can trust me, for I promise, I shall keep a watchful eye upon ya’ll…”

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    Do A Little Sidestep____*Best Little Whorehouse in Texas*

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    hariseldon59  10 days ago

    McWeasley sounds like a new item on the McDonald’s menu. Or a Harry Potter character.

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    Michael G.  10 days ago

    The last honest words you’ll hear out of him.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member 10 days ago

    Steph seems to be comparing the average Senator to a weasel. This is very demeaning & VERY unfair…to the WEASEL!

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    Plods with ... Premium Member 10 days ago

    Steph has an amazing grasp of the obvious. Too bad it’s not universal.

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    waes-hael  10 days ago

    Term Limits’ve removed even that facade: NOW, it’s just their next job as a lobbyist…

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    Snowedin  10 days ago

    We really need term limits!

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    @TherealJasonFox  9 days ago

    At least he’s an honest poloticain.

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    Ermine Notyours  9 days ago

    Alright, who released the truth gas!?

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    ChessPirate  9 days ago

    Weasely McWeaselface? ☺

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    Troglodyte  9 days ago

    His motto: “Look out for #1, but don’t step on #2!” (with apologies to Rodney Dangerfield)

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    zeexenon  9 days ago

    Does the Weasel religion allow them to eat pork?

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    J. Goner  9 days ago

    FDT

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    The Brooklyn Accent  9 days ago

    Why is it that in the U.K., politicians stand for office, but in the U.S., they run for office?

    Does it have anything to do with making it harder to hit a moving target?

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    mwksix  9 days ago

    Right now they’re looking out for Trump…

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    car2ner  9 days ago

    https://youtu.be/wz_V4lRdtjo here is an ad for an “honest politician”

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    Flatworm  9 days ago

    Aaaah. A Republican, I see.

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    Sisyphos  9 days ago

    That’s my [by geography only!] senator here in the corrupt high tax state of Illinois/despair. Little Dicky….

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    liberalnlovinit  9 days ago

    I NEVER knew that Pearls took place in KENTUCKY.

    (Full disclosure – Kentucky resident and constituent of…well, you know.)

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    asrialfeeple  9 days ago

    Truth in politics.

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    MatthewJB  9 days ago

    So, Pig lives in Kentucky.

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    eddi_tbh  9 days ago

    Take it. I’ve seen worse deals.

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    tee929  9 days ago

    Another remake of a TV Classic…….. “Leave it to Weasel” …starring Mitch McConnell as “the Weasel”

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    lindz.coop  9 days ago

    Seems to be the MO these days.

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