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Native, lifelong Southern Californian. Solar powered house (since 2007)   Electric cars (2016 Volt; 2011 Nissan LEAF)   Avid bird watcher (bird nerd).   Website: http://www.wordwiz72.com

Comics I Follow

Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake

By Mike Morgan
Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Candorville

Candorville

By Darrin Bell
La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

By Lalo Alcaraz
Lalo Alcaraz en Español

Lalo Alcaraz en Español

By Lalo Alcaraz
Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

Prickly City

Prickly City

By Scott Stantis
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
Bloom County 2019

Bloom County 2019

By Berkeley Breathed
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Shoe

Shoe

By Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Pluggers

Pluggers

By Rick McKee
Birdbrains

Birdbrains

By Thom Bluemel
9 to 5

9 to 5

By Harley Schwadron
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
The Flying McCoys

The Flying McCoys

By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
Strange Brew

Strange Brew

By John Deering
Aunty Acid

Aunty Acid

By Ged Backland
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
The Argyle Sweater

The Argyle Sweater

By Scott Hilburn
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
The Middle Age

The Middle Age

By Steve Conley
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes en Español

Calvin and Hobbes en Español

By Bill Watterson
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Close to Home

Close to Home

By John McPherson
In the Bleachers

In the Bleachers

By Ben Zaehringer
Off the Mark

Off the Mark

By Mark Parisi
Real Life Adventures

Real Life Adventures

By Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
The Duplex

The Duplex

By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

By Jan Eliot
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Baldo

Baldo

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo en Español

Baldo en Español

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Drabble

Drabble

By Kevin Fagan
Adam@Home

Adam@Home

By Rob Harrell
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Peanuts

Peanuts

By Charles Schulz
Snoopy en Español

Snoopy en Español

By Charles Schulz
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Overboard

Overboard

By Chip Dunham
The Fusco Brothers

The Fusco Brothers

By J.C. Duffy
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzán en Español

Tarzán en Español

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
One Big Happy

One Big Happy

By Rick Detorie
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
Bliss

Bliss

By Harry Bliss
Bound and Gagged

Bound and Gagged

By Dana Summers
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

By Al Capp
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Candorville

Candorville

By Darrin Bell
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Recent Comments

  1. 2 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — with all due respect, if a person just says he read something, even if he lists the alleged sources (Cincinnati Enquirer; USA Today), but does not provide a link (or even a date and page number of the publication), I don’t find that credible. He could have misunderstood what he read (they were debunking an urban rumor) or misremembered, or misattributed something he read from a less credible source. Or just outright FIBricating (I am not accusing of that; but it does happen).

    I do understand that not all content in the print editions of publications also go online, but if the event had more credibility, there should be more widespread coverage.

  2. 2 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — It looks like that reply from @Sojourner to which I was replying has been removed. Don’t know if the person who posted it decided to delete it when unable to respond to the lengthy litany of science-based sources or if moderators deleted it because it contained truly dangerous misinformation. (If it got flagged, it was not from me.) In any case, it is gone.

  3. 3 days ago on Clay Jones

    Turns out that the Q-Anon obsession with trying to accuse PROgressives of FAKE allegations of child trafficking is to deflect attention from their own REAL child traffickers (and the traffickers’ friends and enablers) like Matt Gaetz, Roy Moore, Gym Jordan and, of course, Jeffrey Epstein’s best pal Donald “pu$$y-grabber” Trump.

    It was all the “BIG LIE” strategy straight outta the Joseph Goebbels / Roy Cohn / Roger Ailes / Karl Rove / Vladimir Putin / Steve Bannon / Stephen Miller playbook: Take your own weakest vulnerability and redirect it back at your opponent.

  4. 3 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — You are correct. It is like the expiration dates on any other products you can buy. The expiration dates are the dates which have been verified by testing. When it comes to dry goods or hard capsules, likely they last much, much longer than the expiration dates shown. When it comes to fresh foods (produce, meats) or liquids, it is best not to exceed the shown expirations.

    As to the vaccines, they have only been out (including trials) for six months, so that is the maximum they can certify. As the times extend and the results continue to hold, the numbers will almost certainly be extended as to the original virus.

    The primary reasons for boosters or updates will not be the expiration of the product, but for adaptation to variants.

    So far, the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer [mine] and Moderna [my wife’s]) are showing continued very strong efficacy against the known variants from U.K., New York, California and Brazil. There is some loss of efficacy against the South African variant, but infections remain extremely rare with minimal severity — still more protective than the flu vaccines we have in most years.

    The new variants are more infectious (easily spread) and more virulent (causing more severe illness) when they strike, but they are striking those who have not been vaccinated, even those who are younger and think themselves invincible, not those who have gotten the shots.

  5. 3 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — more excellent resources.

    There are so many available resources; there is no need for anyone not peddling an anti-science agenda to be citing junk sites.

    And still, combining both of our lists, which are all from highly credible actual science resources, we are only scratching the surface. I have seen quite a few really excellent videos that explain how these mRNA vaccines work in clear terms that are easy to understand for anyone who isn’t plugging their thumbs into their ears, closing their eyes, and ululating loudly.

  6. 3 days ago on Steve Breen

    — the MAGA morons are nowhere near half. They are more rabid and more determined to turn out to vote, which amplifies their presence, but mostly it is through suppressing the votes of the “wrong people” (i.e., the sane people), as well as artificial structures like gerrymandering and the Electoral College, which is RACIST in origin (for the preservation of slavery) and how it operates today. It was designed to protect the institution of slavery, and even today it operates to give the smallest and least diverse states vastly overrepresented power, and weakens the largest, most diverse states. The five smallest states, and nine of the ten smallest states, which are over-represented, are among the whitest and least diverse (only Delaware in the bottom ten is diverse) while the largest and most diverse have their power significantly diluted.

    Republicans have lost the popular vote (or as they call it in the rest of the world, “the vote”) in seven out of the last eight presidential elections, and have supermajorities in the legislatures of several states where the opposing party, gerrymandered into the smallest possible number of districts, actually got more total votes in the state.

  7. 3 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — Aside from the abysmally inaccurate litany of pseudoscientific conspiracy theory garbage you vomited out of your keyboard, you are literally advocating offering up MILLIONS of human sacrifices on your altar of ignorance.

    Based on the current population of the United States, that “tiny 1-4% fatality rate” represents three to 12 MILLION human beings. And yes, once everyone who wants a vaccine has been able to get one, those who have protected themselves and their communities absolutely should have access to events from which the science deniers voluntarily choose to exclude themselves.

    And your description of how mRNA vaccines — which are the safest and most effective vaccination technology with the fewest possible avenues of contamination in the manufacturing process — is abysmally ignorant and riddled with DANGEROUS misinformation. People like you are the reason we have more than 575,000 DEAD AMERICANS while other countries, who followed basic epidemiological protocols and showed some respect for science, escaped essentially unscathed.

    Here are some actual, credible scientific sites that offer more accurate information:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/mrna-vaccine-basics.html

    https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/video/video-covid-mrna-vaccine

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-are-mrna-vaccines-so-exciting-2020121021599

    And here is a short (less than two minutes) YouTube video from Johns Hopkins that explains it in simple terms:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4sUuFBEo2g

  8. 3 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    They have video games in every country in the world

    They have mental illness in every country in the world.

    Took god out of school? England, Japan, New Zealand and many other nations are far less religious than the United States and they don’t have massive gun carnage, while in this country, even our places of worship (Christian churches in Sutherland Springs, Texas and Charleston, South Carolina; Jewish synagogues in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Poway, California; a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; numerous Muslim mosques around the country) get regularly shot up, so god somehow won’t protect you there, either.

    Other countries have all the things the same irrelevant deflections to which they want to divert your attention, but what they don’t have is gun deaths in epidemic numbers that we do.

    Stop the deflection and the lies and look at the one single variable that makes the United States unique in the industrial world in terms of an epidemic of gun carnage.

    Anyone who opposes even the most minimal safety standards that would still allow anyone who is not a TERRORIST, CONVICTED VIOLENT CRIMINAL, DOMESTIC ABUSER or so MENTALLY ILL that they receive Social Security Disability benefits paid through a conservator, is an accessory to the crimes they commit.

    Or maybe that’s it. Anyone so obsessed with gun, who cherishes guns more than children (so much for “pro-life”), who believes even TERRORISTS and CONVICTED VIOLENT CRIMINAL should be able to walk into a gun show or place an order on the Internet with no background check, must be afraid that if we stop the mentally ill from getting guns, they won’t be able to keep their objects of affection.

  9. 3 days ago on Steve Breen

    Matt Gaetz misunderstood what it meant when he heard that Venmo was for MINOR purchases.

  10. 3 days ago on Clay Bennett

    — if you note in my comment about laminating, I stated that I made a COPY, front and back, and that is what I laminated. The original, the one to which a third or more booster for the variants would be added, is with my medical records and not laminated.