What's Mallard raving about today?
Wow, what a mess of overlapping complaints today's panel is.
First, as far as a setup for a joke goes, finally providing adequate armor for the troops in Iraq is in seriously bad taste. (If that is indeed happening and I don't have time to check the veracity of Mallard's statement.)
Second, by hip-hoppers does he mean Rap artists or just your average urban youth? If he means Rap Artists...why don't they count as celebrities? If not, does Mallard really imaging urban youths are the main drivers of Humvees. Seems like the main drivers are the kids of rich over-indulgent parents and men for whom car size = penis size.
Third, gas-guzzlers? Is that environmentalism creeping in there? Isn't it our duty as Americans to use as much oil as possible, just to prove those damned tree huggers wrong?
Fourth, don't we have enough stuff going on here without confusing the issue with a complaint about Rap lyrics?
Finally, while this comic may appear on the editorial page, that doesn't mean you need to use as much text as an editorial.