I think Opal’s channeling my mother in this one…animals in the house is a huge no-no in my mom’s world of rules and she gets positively shrewish about it too.
Being able to eat Fruit Loops at my grandparents’ house was one of the highlights of visiting them, as my parents refused to buy any sugary cereals. Still love my cereal, but limited in choices to only those without gluten now :( I’m mourning the Fruit Loops inside.
The day that C&H doesn’t make me at least smile is the day they’ve pronounced me dead. Apparently those of you who don’t get it don’t know enough 6-9 year old boys who do this kind of stuff ALL the time and you’ve murdered your inner child.
I’d rather people sent Christmas cards with pictures of their kids, because those of us who don’t get to see the loved kids in our families other than once a year or so really miss out on their childhoods. It’d be awesome if more parents sent pictures like these of Calvin, though, because these are what the kids are really like :D
Don’t like C&H? Don’t get it? Think everything can be solved with a whoopin’? Read another strip.
I thought it was a great speech and I’m glad that he made a point to remind people that most of the current state of FUBARness we’re in was what he inherited, not his creation. People need to be reminded that often. He also owned up to his own mistakes, took responsibility for deficit that has been created on his watch and presented a realistic and reasonable plan for actually improving things. It wasn’t all about warm fuzzy moments and patting the country on the back, sure, but we don’t need platitudes right now, we need solutions and we need people in Congress who will cooperate to fix the problems, not just blow a lot of hot air and dig in their heels being muley for no good reason.
I did notice that the always glum looking military heads looked even more glum when DADT was mentioned…even though I agree it does need to be repealed, it is going to open a whole can of worms that they very likely just don’t want to deal with right now. Doubt there would ever be a “good” time to do so, though.
As for the Supreme Court…why shouldn’t he tell them he thinks they made a mistake? Since when is a corporation a citizen qualifying for First Amendment rights? Does this mean that corporations can now start stockpiling weapons, because they’re protected under the 2nd Amendment?
This is the first SOTU address in a while that didn’t make me feel like I was listening to a very C-level junior high speech class effort. Once upon a time, statesmen were expected to also be first class orators and I’m glad to see that we have that now in Mr. Obama.
I skipped most of the comments, but Scott…really…most “Christians” wouldn’t know a truly Godly man or woman if God Himself plastered a billboard on their front lawn with the person’s name and picture, complete with angels singing and playing harps.
Maybe if more Christians preached and practiced love instead of hate, things would get somewhere, but until then, I’d rather we kept religion entirely out of national politics.
I’ve been doing my part all day! :)
The comment tennis match here is funnier than most of the comics today.
My grandfather does that exact same thing and no one blames him, considering how my grandmother is…Opal looks like an angel in comparison. I guess 60 years of marriage has to depend on a few tricks like that.