Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for June 21, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  about 2 months ago

    Democracy, shemocracy — all that matters is that the videos download real fast.

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    C  about 2 months ago

    Tragically true

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And the clock is running back to the darkest age.

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    BasilBruce  about 2 months ago

    Where I live, we used to have some international news channels, including Euronews, France24, and RT. I miss them.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 2 months ago

    Coo-coo, coo-coo…

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    It is, among other things, proof that the younger folks (up through about 30 years old, seems like) don’t actually like to read. They want crap poured in via the video. I hope it works out for them, but have my doubts.

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    ronaldspence  about 2 months ago

    Well Goat, …we had a good run…

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    blunebottle  about 2 months ago

    I know this is true and a sadly serious situation, but I had a good laugh!

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    pontiac59  about 2 months ago

    But we live in a republic.

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    jimchronister2016  about 2 months ago

    Do you know Tibk tok is funded and managed indirectly by the Chinese communist party, Enjoy

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The End of the World will occur tonight at 10:30. Film at 11:00!

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    AndreasMartin  about 2 months ago

    This is exclusive news at Ticktick.

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    shanen0  about 2 months ago

    I tried TikTok for a while. It failed the Turing test. No intelligent life detected.

    But I think it helps explain my meme of the day:

    How is it possible to discuss “rule of law” with people who actively prefer “law of the jungle”?

    Alternate form: What’s the moral difference between hanging Mike Pence, guns for “schools” in China or the USA, and dead Ukrainians and dead Russian soldiers? I can’t see it.

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    Troglodyte  about 2 months ago

    Tik-Tok is banned in India. There are any number of variants available, but none seem to be as popular as it once was.

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    iggyman  about 2 months ago

    Tic-Tok I think I will pass on it!

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    Olddog04  about 2 months ago

    Goat is right. Too many people want to drag society backwards.

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    jel354  about 2 months ago

    Goat knows the real Doomsday Clock.

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    dnie  about 2 months ago

    Just another weapon from China……………

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    wilhemenacooker  about 2 months ago

    good folks do not live in fear of social media, fellow man, or government

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I get my facts on Twitter. It all depends on who you are following, and paying attention to in order to seek the truth

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    WaitingMan  about 2 months ago

    I wouldn’t want to live in a world without influencers. /s

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    Interventor12  about 2 months ago

    Down with democracy. Up with the Republic,

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    AtariDragon  about 2 months ago

    Republic, actually. The US system was based on the Roman Republic, not on Athenian democracy. About the only thing Athenian democracy accomplished was the execution of Socrates.

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    tripwire45  about 2 months ago

    Tiny, cute videos made by kids.

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    daveoverpar  about 2 months ago

    And thank God the founders realized that a ‘democracy’ was nothing but mob rule and set America up as a Republic.

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    dsatvoinde Premium Member about 2 months ago

    TikTok seems to be yet another step towards “Fahrenheit 451” where people don’t read and they are entertained by “immersive” three walled televisions blasting brief videos at them.

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    lms1231  about 2 months ago

    Goat’s not wrong.

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    IshkaBibel1  about 2 months ago

    TikTok is a huge time sink.Follow me for more tips.

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    Ellis97  about 2 months ago

    Evolution must be going in reverse.

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    oish  about 2 months ago

    I got my news recently from the Sunday Newspaper – which might not be as liberal a medial as it was in the past – on the list of Birthdays (that lists celebrities born on THAT DAY) they wished Trump a 6 day belated Birthday – and the article recapping the Thursday insurrection hearing was on the Opinions page.

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    asmbeers  about 2 months ago

    The USA is a Republic. A democracy allows for a dictatorship of the tiniest majority.

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    Zebrastripes  about 2 months ago

    It’s getting scary when the govt is attacking their own….the lamest, most violent congress ever

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member about 2 months ago

    He’s not wrong.

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    Shadow the Hedgehog   about 2 months ago

    misinformation from Tiktok is worse then misinformation from Twitter.

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    Goat from PBS  about 2 months ago

    I’m guessing Rat is watching strategies on how to sell a famous brand of mint on his phone. Or, one might say, Tic-Tac tactic TikToks.

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    aphasia219  about 2 months ago

    I hear Texas Republicans have adopted a platform modeled after the Republic of Gideon …

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    KEA  about 2 months ago

    I thought Tik Tok was a Chinese Intelligence Source

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    Spence12 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I don’t think everyone’s definition of democracy is the same anymore.

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    jfedorchuk  about 2 months ago

    It’s odd. When American soldiers laid down their lives in WW 2 they were very clear that they were fighting to protect democracy. Now the Republican party is convincing people that democracy is bad, and that they live in a Republic. This is somewhat similar to Hitler’s propaganda for the German people in the 1930’s, or Putin’s destruction of the fledgling democratic experiment in Russia. What is disturbing is that the USA is viewed as the country the created the first modern democracy. A Republic can exist as a democracy, as was originally intended for the USA, or it can become an oligarchy, theocracy or outright dictatorship. The thing about a democracy is that sometimes people who have different ideas than you will be in power.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  about 2 months ago

    I believe.

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    scpandich  about 2 months ago

    9 Chickweed Lane today is muscling in on your turf, Stephan. And they did it better.

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    scpandich  about 2 months ago

    Anyone else see the article about how China-based employees of ByteDance (TikTok’s parent company) have repeatedly been accessing nonpublic data about US TikTok users?

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    stamps  about 2 months ago

    I’m afraid the clock has already run out; the alarm went off, and we slept through it.

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    knight1192a  about 2 months ago

    Not likely, Rat. Better look for some real news.

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    raybarb44  about 2 months ago

    Quickly it is….

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    Geezer  about 2 months ago

    I skipped most of the comments, so I don’t know if someone has said this before, but:

    The part I like best about this cartoon is that it expresses three different points of view from three different characters.

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    Some people allege that TikTok is being used by the ChiComs as a spy-device. Meh. I don’t/won’t use it in any case….

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    Well said, Goat.

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    JosephShriver  about 2 months ago

    the problem is getting you news from only one source

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    sisterea  about 2 months ago

    You’d probably here on tiktok before you would FOX

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    dpflyer1  about 1 month ago

    The U.S. Is not a democracy, it is a republic. The U.S. Constitution does not contain the words “democrat, democratic, or democracy”. Hower, Article 4 Section 4 guarantees every state a Republican form of government.

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