Queen & Country

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David Beckham may have been left out of the G.B. Olympic soccer squad, but London Olympics organiser Sebastian Coe has been making heavy use of Britain's most famous sportsman.

The Queen and Mr. Rogge

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Fat Pig

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The White House

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Yeah, okay, Mitt Romney didn't say those words, one of his advisers did. Nonetheless, we're going to assign responsibility to The White Bread Candidate anyway.


Mixed Messages

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If you're Japanese, or live in Japan, or have lived in Japan, this one's for you ... and if you're Japanese and don't get it, this one's REALLY for you.

Rule Britannia

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What's Goin' On?

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On Wednesday night the House of Representatives rejected an effort by Rep. Betty McCollum to reduce the budget for the military's 140 bands and 5,000 full-time musicians from $388 million to $200 million. The congresswoman had questioned the need to spend nearly $4 billion over the next decade on military bands and musical performances.

Superbly, Rep. Steven Palazzo said there was "no reason Congress should be telling the Department of Defense where and how to spend money." Er, Steve? That's Congress's job.

The Boy Scout Oath

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The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday it is affirming its ban on gay members, following a secret two-year review of the policy.

The Boy Scouts are well-known for their commitment to character building and upright moral behavior, having produced Eagle Scouts such as former Washington D.C. mayor and noted crackhead Marion Barry; serial killers Arthur Gary Bishop, John Edward Robinson and Texas Tower Sniper Charles Whitman; Watergate felons John Erlichman and H.R. Haldeman, Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps.

And Donald Rumsfeld.

Just sayin'.


Politics, Italian-style

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Social Media Darwinism

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On Sunday, Arizona CD3 Congressional candidate Gabby Mercer posted the following on her Facebook page:

A lesson in irony.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

This ends today's lesson.

Before long, scores of Arizonans, and others, had expressed their anger, contempt and disdain for Mercer in comments under the post.

And not long after that, Mercer had taken the post down, apparently deciding that Arizonan voters are not yet ready for her brand of compassionless conservatism.



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After starting this comic, I realized that Secretary Clinton probably didn't stay in the Iikura Guest House, that it was just used for a press conference with Foreign Minister Gemba.

But I pressed on anyway. It's not every day I get a chance to make a comic about defenestration.




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Not that he's ever hidden his sexual orientation, but this week, television reporter Anderson Cooper responded to questions from columnist/blogger Andrew Sullivan about the importance (or not) of public figures "coming out" as gay. Cooper's comments are worth reading in full.

Jen & Ally

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“I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix,” her e-mail said. “I understand that with this decision, I am no longer running the 100m dash in the Olympic Games and will be an alternate for the event. As an alternate, I understand that I will be asked to run if another 100m runner decides not to for personal reasons, and/or on the 4x100m relay.”

Tarmoh thought the situation had been handled unfairly, one of her college coaches said.

“She just feels like she’s being wronged here,” said the coach, Vince Anderson, who worked with Tarmoh when she ran at Texas A&M.
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