Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for September 16, 2011
the Tom the Dancing Bug Comic Strip. by Ruben Bolling Counter-Earth Sun Earth There circles the sun another Earth, a Counter-Earth, whose diametrically opposed orbit keeps it forever beyond our detection. Let us explore this strange world that is not quite the opposite of our own...BUT SOMEWHAT DISSIMILAR IN CERTAIN WAYS! On Counter-Earth, the U.S. government provides no subsidies for the oil industry! Obama: Why would we hand out public money to insanely profitable companies whose product causes environmental catastrophe? Biden: And causes us to be dependent on foreign enemies! However, Counter-Earth's U.S. government is totally in the pocket of the renewable energy industries! Man: Senator! I hope you don't mind I sat at your desk! Senator: No! Solar energy executives are always welcome! Man: Very well. Get a pen. I've got an idea for legislation. The U.S. lavishes handouts on such industries even after they have proven profitable on their own. Man: Mr. Speaker, America will suffer if the wind industry doesn't get tax breaks, direct payments, birthday checks... House Speaker: Wait. Let me get a wheelbarrow? And no sacrifice in blood or treasure is too great to ensure the flow of renewable energy sources! Man: Sir, we've had five cloudy days in a row! Obama: ALERT THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF! WE'RE INVADING MEXICO! Biden: To liberate its people!
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