Y’know, I’m coming to take pride in the fact that four Ill-Annoy governors have gone to jail during my lifetime, three for felonies convicted while in public office. Might just mean there really is a limit to the amount of corruption we’ll tolerate. Other states are probably just as corrupt, but choose to sweep it under the rug or unload their corrupt, incompetent governors on the nation as a whole (I’m lookin’ at you, Indiana…)
It can be argued, pretty persuasively, that the main reason we eat so much meat today (vs, say, around the turn of the 20th century) is that it helps dispose of the corn surplus. It takes something like ten pounds of corn to make one pound of beef, so one way for early agri-business to boost corn consumption and keep corn profitable at a time of over-production was to encourage people to eat meat.
“Consuming the corn surplus” turns out to be an interesting lens for examining a lot of the 20th century. Corn syrup and corn starch in everything. Corn has become more a chemical feedstock for synthetic foodlike substances than a food these days. And then there’s ethanol in gasoline, about which the US secretary of agriculture said in 2012, its primary purpose is to insure a stable and profitable price for corn.
And therein lies the problem: tRump is a black hole, sucking in all our attention 24/7. Meanwhile, the R party continues looting the country for the benefit of a wealthy few, and we barely have time to notice, let alone try to stop it. He might be the most effective misdirection ever.
…and I still haven’t seen BO cite any sources.
Not always. Some people can be hydrated to the point of legally being declared oceans and still make stones. I have a condition my urologist identified from a CT scan as “medullary sponge kidney,” which is fancy medical talk for “the tubes in your kidneys just naturally like to make rocks.” What drinking a lot of water in such circumstances can do is help flush them out while they’re tiny grains of sand that you barely notice (ouch! what was that? whatever it was, it’s gone…) rather than growing into small mountains.
Beer helps, too.
Funny thing is, vegan cat food exists. For cat owners who are committed to their cause and are willing to ignore the fact that in nature no cat has ever been observed eating plant matter as food. The stuff is spun soy protein laced with artificial flavors and odors to make it taste and smell like meat.
People are weird.
The only reason we can’t support our poor, homeless and veterans is that we’ve decided our number one priority is to make sure rich people don’t have to pay taxes.
Which makes us little better than the states refugees and asylum seekers are leaving. We keep MAGA-ing long enough, and nobody will want to come here. At which point we’ll learn the true purpose of the wall: to keep US in.
Might be more fun to make Rudy eat it.
Hmm… I can see where Frazz/Jef is coming from, having done my share of things that were uncomfortable and exhausting but ultimately satisfying… but somehow the deliver in this strip strikes me as a bit condescending and smug. Maybe he still has some unresolved issues with his third grade teacher. Or maybe every cartoonist has an off day. Still a pretty drawing, especially with Jane in the kayak next to him (she’s always been the sensible one…)
It has been written that the definition of totalitarianism is assuming the right to tell other people what will make them happy. By that token, there are a lot of totalitarians in the restaurant business, and on comic strip comment boards.