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So, can I now go to Florida

and every time I see a guy with a Gonfederate battle flag emblem and an NRA bumper sticker, I get to shoot him because I had reason to fear for my life?

Or only if he's black?

Memo to all you hipster men out there.


It's finally finished.

Four months after the original deadline, hampered by just about every obstacle you can imagine, I finally handed over the manuscript of my next novel to my editor. That's the last time I let myself be contracted for a book I haven't written yet.

Now on to the next project. Wish I knew what it was.
Posted by Pab Sungenis | Sun Jul 7, 2013, 02:21 PM (4 replies)

Yay! I'm a racist now!

I love reading the hate-mail comments on my strip. Especially today's.

http://www.gocomics.com/thenewadventuresofqueenvictoria/2013/07/06

Posted by Pab Sungenis | Sat Jul 6, 2013, 02:09 PM (4 replies)

Just need to rant quickly here.

My mother contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion back in the 1980's. She has acute liver damage, but has been managing it.

A while back she had a minor cardiac incident, and her doctors prescribed baby aspirin to help avoid another one.

Yesterday she got a letter from the pharmacy. It seems that due to a screw-up they've been giving her high doses of Tylenol instead of her baby aspirin.

Tylenol, even in normal doses, can be deadly to someone with liver damages. And they've been pumping her full of it like there's no tomorrow.

Sorry to interrupt the political bloodshed on here with something like this, but I just needed to rant to someone.

Conservatives actually love Sharia law.

At least in how it works in America.

In America, Sharia does not, and cannot, have the force of Law. Instead, what these Sharia "courts" do is act as mediators. The parties agree to accept the decision of the mediator. And if they choose not to, they are not legally bound to do so.

Sharia "courts" in America don't have the power to imprison, fine, or institute corporal or capital punishment. All they can do is arbitrate disputes and suggest restitution.

Sound familiar?





That's right. In America, these Sharia "courts" are nothing more than less glamorous court shows.

Oh, but what about the religious aspect? I quote here from The Santa Clara Law Review's 2012 piece on religious arbitration.

Christian arbitration still exists in the United States, although it has attracted less media attention than religious tribunals of other religions. The largest Christian arbitration service in the United States is Peacemaker Ministries. Through its affiliate, the Institute for Christian Conciliation, it offers non-binding conciliation and mediation services, and—if those fail—legally binding arbitration services. Any one of these may involve the use of Biblical scripture as a guide to decision-making; the professed aim of the religious procedure is to “glorify God by helping people to resolve disputes,” and its rules of arbitration are interpreted in accordance with this mission. Peacemaker Ministries conducts about 100 “conciliations” each year, which include mediations, arbitrations, and church
interventions. It also certifies about 150 conciliators around the country, who each perform conciliations. Some of these dispute resolutions might otherwise end up in the secular court system.


Gee? Religious courts that set themselves up above the law? And base their rulings on a holy text instead of the statutes? I haven't heard a single peep about banning these "courts."

In short, it's not extra-judicial "courts" that those on this crusade against "Sharia" are afraid of. It's just one more way of building up an Islamic bogeyman to keep their followers petrified and ignorant.

If you want to ban religious courts in the United States, I'm all for that. I'll sign on immediately. I'd be even happier to rid the airwaves of "court" shows! But you can't ban one without banning the other. That's the problem.
Posted by Pab Sungenis | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 11:11 AM (0 replies)

If only firefighters didn't have to die to get this kind of coverage.

It's sad when we're more concerned about Kardashians than people who keep us safe.

Posted by Pab Sungenis | Tue Jul 2, 2013, 05:03 PM (0 replies)

Mister Rogers responds.

If Chris Christie wants a referendum on whether or not I can get married

I want a referendum on whether or not he can eat pie.

Hey, Uncle Sam! You owe us $1,500.00 in tax refunds!



Just prepared our Form 1040X for 2010 and 2011 to amend our filing statuses to "Married, Filing Jointly." Reason for amended return in Part III? "Amended to change filing status for both parties as a result of Supreme Court decision in 'United States v. Windsor' on 6/26/13"

As a result of the change in filing status, we should have additional tax refunds coming of $302.00 for 2010 and $1,235 for 2011, making a grand total of $1,537.00 we were overtaxed because we were allowed (in fact, required) to file state taxes as "Married" but prevented from doing so for our Federal taxes.

I had these ready to go in case things went our way today. I will be preparing our 2012 amended returns in the next few days, but wanted to have these in immediately.
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