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To quote Jim Hightower on Pete Seeger, “ I thought of him as a permanent piece of America—like the Bill of Rights.” That’s how I feel about Tom Petty. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are a permanent piece of Americana that to has always been. Tomorrow is Tom Petty’s birthday. But it’s also Ken Ham’s birthday. Ken Ham is that extremist who thinks the world is 6 thousand years old, and pushes out his snake oil on unsuspecting children and poisons their minds. When I saw Tom Petty and Ken Ham had the same birthday, I knew which quote I had to use so I can insure Ken Ham’s birthday is celebrated properly, being mocked as the fool he is. Tom Petty makes a great point to celebrate Ken Ham’s birthday, “Nobody got Christ more wrong than the Christians” Especially Ken Ham. Share if you agree. `

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+Nikki Haley is South Carolina’s governor, and she is obviously very corrupt. From campaign finance scandals, to, as S.C.’s snarky but solid website FitsNews said:

Haley proposed income disclosure for lawmakers – even though she failed to disclose more than $40,000 she received from a company doing business before the state. She proposed consolidating ethics cases under an independent agency – even though she relied on a corrupt committee of her former peers to evade conviction on a wide range of ethics charges last summer. She pushed for mandatory recusals from office – even though she failed to recuse herself from votes benefiting her secret employer. She demanded reforms to the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) – even though her administration has illegally deleted emails and deliberately withheld public information from reporters. And she asked lawmakers to correct a flawed election law that resulted in hundreds of candidates being booted from the 2012 ballot – even though she co-authored the statute with her longtime ally, S.C. Rep. Nathan Ballentine.

Of course Haley’s personal hypocrisy on this issue is only part of the problem … despite her promises to reform state government, South Carolina remains one of the most corruptsecretive governments in America under her rule.

So this might be a moment of honesty from her. Why would CEOs complain about a flag that symbolizes black genocide and slavery? It’s what they want after all! Chris Hayes recently said, “Again, I’m not talking about the moral price tag which is incalculable. I’m talking about what the slavery meant to the economy of Southern slave owners. And that economic value was about $10 trillion. And those slaveholders, the slave power feared they were going to be forced to give it up.” So basically, strictly on the economic side, slaves were good for business. Why not? If you needed more power, you could rape some women, and you could sell off some of your bastards if you wanted to. Nowadays, you can’t rape an employee and use your “gift from God" as a new, unpaid employee. Why would a CEO object to a symbol of white supremacy since they want to return to the feudal system that was once the south?

Why not?What morals does a corporation even have? As Jim Hightower said “The managers have no responsibility-none-to workers, environment, consumers, community, flag or anything else. To the contrary, the entire incentive is for the managers to cut corners,to short-change, to exploit. It is not a matter of a CEO’s good intentions or bad-it is the bottom line., and it must be served.”

So again, why would a CEO care? Does it affect their bottom line?

Why does Nikki Haley not care? Because the people who really pay her haven’t given her an opinion to have. This just might be the first honest thing she’s said this week.

Do you like Word Salad and want to help support me? I write several scripts out and pick which one I think is the best to post, but sometimes there are some perfectly good comics I write that never see the light of day. I was thinking of building a subscription service and I will share rejected Word Salads like this one:

How much would you pay to read an expletive laden rant about Ann Coulter, her racism, and how I’m convinced she and Paul Ryan are the same person because they have the same Adam’s apple? Let me know as I figure out if I can afford build a site that will let members see such a rant.

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I am still plugging away on the extra content for the first book. I don’t think I will do this for Book 2. I will complete the extra material for book 1, because it is important. We do not meet Misa-Amane in the book but Dana promises Michael she will introduce him to her sister. Which by the way, is a nod to Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr. Spider-Man has a blind date.

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Originally posted January 24, 2012

I guess we know why Tricia left her bear. But does Dana know?

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Malcolm X lived violence. From watching the KKK and the Black Legion harass and eventually kill his father to his years as a criminal, pimp, and drug dealer. He knew violence in prison and yet he himself was able to raise above the violence, which sadly followed him even after his trip to Mecca which gave him perspective to fully became the leader he had the potential to be. Corporate media has seemingly chosen Hilary Clinton and Rand Paul to be interchangeable presidents. Hilary represents violence abroad and Paul represents violence at home. Both would allow the droning of American citizens extra-judiciously, and both are beholden to Wall Street. I find solace in this quote repudiating both the Republican, who would bomb American citizens in America, and the Democrat who would bomb mercilessly abroad. We have no real choice between those two, because if violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. Share if you agree.

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You are now entering the Blackness, Jasiri X proclaims at the beginning of Elon James White’s show “This Week in Blackness.” Right now TWiB’s own Black Bower is on the streets of Ferguson bringing the most real and in touch reporting on Ferguson. I just hope he takes a minute from saving the world through reporting to have a happy birthday. So if you are able, why not tomorrow, pour yourself a scotch and watch some Doctor Who or Buffy in his honor. Or better yet, join TWiBNation, to support his good work. (If you already have a membership, buy me one because I can’t support a family on giving these images away for free. Seriously.) “Johnny Revolutionary” as Imani Gandy calls him, is right about our country, black people are only free as long as they don’t scare whites. When Ben Stein claims that being in a black body is weapon enough to execute a 19-year-old in the street, I’m scared it’s good enough reason for murder. Share if you agree.
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Originally posted January 23, 2012

We did it! There are enough signitures to do it. Now Scott Walker has 60 days to whittle it down by half. Let’s face it. He will be recalled! I can’t wait to see who will be running against him. The video below is awesome, it is by a former Right About Now guest star, S#!t Scott Walker is doing to my state. When I watched this video, my heart started to swell. When the woman who brings in that first box said how many, I was so happy tears ran down from my eyes. I want to thank everyone who made this possible. You have made me happy.

On a side note, the person who took the photo I used in this comic was taken by the same person I borrowed some events in their personal life and put them into a comic, right here.

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When I first learned what the Black Panthers were all about, I thought “Well their time has come and gone.” After Ferguson, I’ve rethought my position. We really, really need a new Black Panthers Party (Not necessarily The New Black Panthers Party.) It was 48 years ago the original Black Panther Party was formed that self policed the city of Oakland. Now, this idea is often confused, purposefully by Libertarians, whose ideas created the mess of Ferguson [http://tinyurl.com/mtke2gj]. What I see is, and of course the people of Ferguson have a right to disagree, a peaceful group based on the Socialistic ideals of the original Black Panthers that police the police and if there is a neighborhood issue, they help resolve it. It should not be a Libertarian version of self policing because that results in either a police state or the murder of Trayvon Martin. The original Black Panther Party made some mistakes, but those are how we make a 21st century idea of theirs work. I think the Black Panthers did a lot of good and should be remembered for that good. Share if you agree.

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Originally published January 19, 2012

With that, Tricia is gone. It breaks my heart to do this because she is one of my favorite characters. There is a good reason for this. Whenever someone loses someone close in a suicide, they tend to drop out of society. They push people away so they won’t get hurt. Remember, suicide doesn’t just stop your problems, but it also effects those around you. If you are a survivor of suicide and you are finding it difficult to be around people you once loved, then maybe you should find a support group. If your loved one was a veteran, check out the link below.

(Note: original link vanished, seeing as how I can’t remember which link was there, so I used this one.) My favorite veterans group.

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