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Obama Wants to Borrow a Howitzer


You must have heard it too. The little four star general who runs North Korea so whimsically and with such a sense of his place in history had their Defense Minister shot for insubordination or treason or making fun of “Four Star’s” funny shaped head and his funnier shaped haircut.   You have to always wonder about the stuff you see on the net. Some of it s pretty far out. But since the news was about N. Korea you can be sure it’s true …if it’s weird. I read one of Tom Clancy’s novels which included an execution of a high ranking NK government official because he failed to develop a way to extract gold from cucumbers or something similar. The means of execution was a pack of starving wild dogs. I mean …come on, Tom! Next you’ll be telling us about nut jobs flying airliners into buildings filled with people. Too crazy, right?

I read Clancy sometimes because he invents an America run by tough and fair-minded guys. An America with a President who is a blue-collar, ex-Marine, hero who is a sometimes-closet-smoker. Escapism, I know. It is the opposite of what we have in the Oval Office (except the smokin’ part). (And maybe the “closet” part.)

I almost forgot the part (real news?) about how the NKs used a firing squad to whack the Defense Minister, whose crime was actually falling asleep during one of “Four Star’s” lecture sessions. His “treason” also possibly included sassing Four Star. The NK firing squad, which usually …in normal nations…has blanks in all squad members’ rifles, except for one… used an anti-aircraft gun. Apparently there were no blanks.

You can’t make this stuff up.


may 15 2015a

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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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