Comic 139 - 5.5.15

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Chippewa Ghost 12th Nov 2017, 8:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Sickest I've been in a year right now along with rest of household. Thank goodness I bothered to build a modest buffer. Will strive to answer comments, much appreciated.

edit: update I got soup, or at least ramen. sympathy was much appreciated, but "it's only a scratch" and it's all better

Comments:

anonymous coward 12th Nov 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Good luck, and may you and yours have a swift recovery free of complications and lingering issues.
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Heh, thanks. Shame on me for friggin' begging for sympathy for what was a minor case of the cruds. Definitely feeling better and ready to troll Roy Moore supporters engage in thoughtful discourse.
anonymous coward 13th Nov 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
I had to look up who that is. I remain confused by support for restricting abortion access to the teenagers he's busy trying to impregnate: Wouldn't it ruin his political career worse than it already is if some of those girls he creeps on start launching paternity suits against him? I don't get it.
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
We're going to be rooting out Trump appointees on the Federal Bench for the next three decades, but I think we may have seen the high water mark of reactionary bullshit... for our American Taliban, apparently electing a child molester is a bridge too far.
anonymous coward 14th Nov 2017, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
I'm not so optimistic. America's Taliban includes enough Josh Duggars in it that it's only a matter of time before their opinions on women's rights shift the whole group's ideas of what's normal deeper into misogyny. I'll tell you how far that can easily go: In many places in the world it is normal--or used to be normal--that women of reproductive age not escorted by a male every single minute they are outside the home are all "asking for it."
Chippewa Ghost 14th Nov 2017, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
You watch too much Sky.

Demographics are not on the side of the racists, and rural America is simply not the economic engine of this nation... pressed hard enough, industry will fall in line against the "white nationalists".
anonymous coward 14th Nov 2017, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
I don't watch television, I have different bad habits. I'm remembering places in Italy where I needed to escort a business partner so she could walk around without harassment. I'm also remembering being told it's no better in places X, Y and Z when I mention that, but I'll grant you that's anecdotes and hearsay.

My crystal ball tells me that the demographic succession you speak of won't help enough by itself. The real bigotry and inequality is almost always more about stuff done by the middle class and up, and not so much the things done by broke losers and fringe group clowns wearing weird costumes like the KKK and the neo-Nazis. Consider the meat and potatoes of structural violence: Would all of those assholes dropping dead at noon tomorrow fix things like political corruption, the exploitation of migrant and immigrant labour, offshoring to repress wages and labour rights, unequal education rights, the prison population explosion, and inter-generational poverty? Millions of people dying at once will probably affect all those issues at least a bit, but I am not convinced it would fix even stuff like the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson Missouri, never mind the other things.
Microraptor 12th Nov 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Scary Nazi boots are scary! At least they are not goose-stepping, that would be even scarier...

(Also, get well soon!)
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Heh, thank you, we'll soon see whether my character design lives up to your unease!
Stever 12th Nov 2017, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Stever
Hey buddy, hope you feel better!
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I am, thank you! Minor cruds, thanks to the daytime high going from 80 degrees two weeks ago to friggin' 35... love the interior of this continent I tell you what.
BUMBLEBEE 12th Nov 2017, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
Don’t rouse yourself to respond the following comment, as it is inane:

I don’t suppose the guys with the (jack?)boots are just eating krunchy snacks and walkercising...
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
They'll be beating crunchy sticks and brutalizing in a few pages, that I assure you. And the only thing inane here is my inability to get over myself when I've got the sniffles.
jamie59 12th Nov 2017, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
jamie59
What no goose steps!
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
The North Koreans kinda stole that.

Also, that'll make it really obvious if you suck at marching.
AmeliaP 13th Nov 2017, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Stormtroopers!
sigpig 13th Nov 2017, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
sigpig
That would be great, because we know their aim sucks...
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
@AP: Ding ding ding

@Sig: You ever play the old vidya game Dark Forces? Because they certainly didn't in there. And anyway, you don't need no marksman badge for "riot control".
AmeliaP 16th Nov 2017, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Mwauhauahuaha, word!
Cooke 13th Nov 2017, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
This seems appropiate...

Feel better budy!
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Cooke...

My god...

I played the shit out of that game. Gave the Allies jets, the Soviets a nuclear reactor, upped the barrage from the cruisers, modified the tanks and everything so they could spray infantry with coaxial machine-gun fire...

You are the best, man. SRSly, that music is doing more for me than this goddamn "Cold and Flu Non-Drowsy BS" that I've been taking shots of all day. Thank you!
Cooke 15th Nov 2017, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Heh no problem.

I also played the shit out of that game. Dude, nobody could penetrate my tesla coil-V2 rocket combo defences. Soviets all the way.
ProfEtheric 13th Nov 2017, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
No, no... this is going to be the moment people ask about. "Where were you when...?"

And get well soon. Seriously.
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
heh heh heh thank you Prof. I am better. Much better. You'll see in a few minutes...
Seabiscuit 13th Nov 2017, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Time for the slaughter?

Aw gosh dude, hope you feel better! Get yourself some soup!
Chippewa Ghost 13th Nov 2017, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Does Cup Ramen count?

edit: it counts

thanks for the well wishes! also, no amount of cup ramen can fix what is about to go down