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“Hancock Inc” or “Boston Blame”

posted at 3:15 pm on April 16, 2013 by



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My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Boston today, the residents, the runners, the crowds who came to cheer them on, and of course the first responders. I’ve had a few friends run the marathon and I found myself reaching out to them and telling them I was grateful they had decided not to run this particular year. As someone dear to me quipped in dark humor, “As if training and running a marathon isn’t hard enough, now there are bombs at the end!”

Sadly on Twitter within the hour of the bombs going off, the speculative blame game had already started. It used to be said that Americans always pull together in a crisis but I think ever since the media decided to blame a sitting president for a natural disaster known as Katrina, the model has forever changed. Now everything is looked at as a political liability or opportunity. “Never let a crisis go to waste.” It’s incredibly depressing and enormously disgusting. I might suggest we start lobbying for IED free zones but I think it’s perhaps too soon.

We have read about explosions and bombings and maiming and murder all over the world. Brutal explosions planned by savages designed for maximum carnage are on our shores. Still, to paraphrase something Patton Oswald said that was flying around Facebook yesterday, such a slim percentage of lunatics and barbarians plan and execute such acts of savagery and yet, always, always, there are MORE people who run TO the explosions to help. May it always be so.

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It is always easier to fix the blame than to fix the problem.

DAT60A3 on April 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Excellent comeback

AH_C on April 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I wish I knew a Republican in office that could be that quick on the uptake. Our guys would cry and apologize.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Terrific content and even better medium.

One solid conservative doing work like this is worth a 10000 old angry white guys venting on conservative blogs

swamp_yankee on April 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Sarjex, I hope you don’t take lack of comments here as lack of impact. I linked to this on facebook, and an unusual number of my friends have passed it along. I’ve enjoyed the whole new strip, but I think this one is probably the best. Keep up the good work!

RegularJoe on April 17, 2013 at 9:40 AM