Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 01, 2009
asteroid 2 secretary: mr. president, we've detected an asteroid headed toward earth! it will hit tomorrow! obama: good lord! this threat requires bold, decisive action! we'll fire all our nuclear missiles at it! secretary: yes! obama: but first we'll get a bipartisan consensus! please send in the congressional leaders! secretary: no! don't...! cong 1: hold everything! i know a scientist who disputes that the asteroid will hit the earth at all! secretary: it's just some crackpot who works for the pro-crater lobby! cong 2: still, there's no consensus! cong 3: see here! these missiles are very expensive! in these times, we need a cheaper solution! cong 4: i say that government can't solve this problem! cong 5: right! we need a market-based solution! hours later... okay, so we'll cap the damage allowed by the asteroid... and companies can trade their quotas, reducing the damage 15% by 2020... cong 6: 12% by 2025! oop: new crisis, sir! secretary: a black guy and a white guy had an argument over a parking space! the media needs your comment. obama: damn. i'll be back as soon as i can!
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