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Sean Martin

Is there something bout becoming a "government official" that turns your brain to cold, callous mush?

And are the voters down there so stupid so as not to see through this?


Tom Tomorrow does This Modern World, you know, the one with the penguin.

Tom The Dancing Bug is by Ruben Bolling. I appreciate how busy you must be, but OTOH, the name is prominent in the upper right corner.

On guns... I got in a Facebook fight with a close relative. They said every mass shooter was a "registered communist democrat." I said, "You do realize Cruz belonged to a white supremacist group?" (Actually he seems to have been more of a tag-along.) They said it didn't matter because they didn't vote for Cruz.


One more piece of advice for the young people: Patience.
The NRA and its lackeys will try to overcomplicate everything and delay, delay, delay. They will try to wait out the outrage. Hearings will be set up that will lead nowhere, and were never meant to produce results.
The younger ones must keep at it after The Press is distracted by the next tweet, after attempts to distract with escalation of foreign engagements, after us elders are

Mike Peterson

Pure typo, Brad, since fixed. The link actually went to the correct Tom.

Mike Peterson

... and I've been avoiding jokes about the wrong Cruz.

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