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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Those damned fish

What's Mallard raving about today?

Fishing, giant foul-mouthed fish.

I'd like to point out that Mallard lacks the ability or creativity to properly do a string of expletive symbols, by repeating the same 4 symbols twice.


jvwalt said...

Oh, so liberals don't believe in education, heh? In Tinsley's brilliant mind, I suppose the liberals would be holding a fish fry and not charging admission.

In which case the fish dies anyway, and the punchline makes absolutely no sense...

Anonymous said...

No, see, the liberals would only give you one fish, whereas conservatives would teach you how to get a lifetime of fish.
It's a little opaque, but it makes more sense than that last Sharpton saga.

Kaitlyn said...

He's talking about welfare - liberals just give people money, and lots of it. (Pfft!)

Conservatives don't give people money, they teach people how to make money.

But wait! They don't, not really. A single mother has to get a job under the welfare rules, but there's no affordable, dependable (your kid won't die in a van on a hot day) child care. And vocational training doesn't come cheap - besides, it's their fault for not knowing how to fish in the first place.

I always thought that saying was stupid - it's not that hard to fish. I know how to fish, but I hate it. You have to sit in the sun for hours.

Where did that saying surface?

Jesus was liberal - he didn't teach the people to fish, he just multiplied it with magical powers.

Kaitlyn said...

You're wrong - he did not repeat the same 4 symbols - one star was blue, the other red, a shout-out to the concept of blue and red states.

Though it looked like a pinkish-red, comrade Mallard.

Anothe reason fish (and other animals) would hate conservatives - liberals are the environmentalists, the conservationists, the vegetarians.

I love to fish, but not fishing.

BTW - Hot dogs are great bait.

Scanman said...

the fish isn't pissed about the so called conservative philosophy of taking care of yourself, but the concept that instead of one dead fish, we'll have lots of dead fish, in many cases merely hanging on the wall, useless to anyone.

GeoX said...

The problem is that the conservatives don't so much teach people how to catch fish as shout "GET AWAY! THESE ARE MY FISH! MINE! YOU CAN'T HAVE THEM!" While simultaneously pumping billions of tons of toxins into the water supply.

Anonymous said...

I think you hit the nail on the head geox.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, judging from the job availability, the resistance to raising minimum wage, the tax cuts for companies that relocate overseas (all conservative efforts) the saying should be more "teach a man to use a boomerang and he eats kangaroo for life!"

Besides, he's stupid. Welfare isn't JUST used by bums who stay on it forever and ever. A lot of the time it's families who lost everything and need a lucky break. Most people don't actually STAY on welfare forever because it sure isn't a great life style, and it would be wrong to deny those who know how to find jobs the ability to keep afloat while they do so.

Anonymous said...

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Terry Pratchett

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we all know what a totally not "touchy, feeling, love your neighbor, violence is bad, give to the poor, hippie" that Jesus dude was.