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  1. Hurray, Chip Bok actually made a funny one.

    I suppose if you throw enough shit at the wall…

  2. Yay, Bok actually draws a cartoon that works.

  3. DO the Amish get federal subsidies? DO they accept them?

  4. Hurray, Chip Bok actually made a funny one.

    Yay, Bok actually draws a cartoon that works.

    Agreed.

  5. DO the Amish get federal subsidies? DO they accept them?

    To be honest, I don’t think they do. They’re one of the few groups that still has they’re dignity…

    (P.S. Screw you’re subject-verb agreement, I’m going on vacation in a few hours…)

  6. The fact that it makes sense doesn’t make it funny.

  7. To be honest, I don’t think they do. They’re one of the few groups that still has they’re dignity…

    Their dignity.

  8. I declare this best Bok ever.

  9. HAS THEIR dignity

  10. its dignity

  11. Look like the grammer (sic) nazi got final solutioned.

  12. The Amish also successfully fought to be left out of the Social Security system.

    Lucky bastards.

  13. How do you proove you are Amish? Can I just claim to be Amish. Yo, I’m Amish.

  14. Look like the grammer (sic) nazi got final solutioned.

    Be fair, he never claimed to be the spelling nazi.

  15. Chip Bok reveals the hypocrisy behind the farm bill.

    Tomorrow, I reveal the fact that the earth is round.

  16. “Tomorrow, I reveal the fact that the earth is round.”

    No you won’t.

    The Earth’s shape is very close to an oblate spheroid-a rounded shape with a bulge around the equator-although the precise shape (the geoid) varies from this by up to 100 meters.[32] The average diameter of the reference spheroid is about 12,742 km. More approximately the distance is 40,000 km/? because the meter was originally defined as 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole through Paris, France.[33]

    The rotation of the Earth creates the equatorial bulge so that the equatorial diameter is 43 km larger than the pole to pole diameter.[34] The largest local deviations in the rocky surface of the Earth are Mount Everest (8,848 m above local sea level) and the Mariana Trench (10,911 m below local sea level). Hence compared to a perfect ellipsoid, the Earth has a tolerance of about one part in about 584, or 0.17%, which is less than the 0.22% tolerance allowed in billiard balls.[35] Because of the bulge, the feature farthest from the center of the Earth is actually Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.[36]

  17. Tomorrow, I reveal the fact that the earth is round.

    If it were that obvious, we wouldn’t need a veto. It would die a quick and painless death before seeing a vote. I would have preferred to see a slobbering, slimy, fat cat pol, pockets stuffed with earmarks, handing out the subsidy. Bok just makes them look merely stupid and not terminally corrupt as the pols truly are.

    John and Mary Q. Public need to see this type of message until every last one of them gets it. Of course, the more obtusely dense will just want a windfall profits tax on Big Corn.

  18. No you won’t.

    I said it was “round.” I didn’t say it was a perfect sphere.

    The Flat Earth Society doesn’t claim that mountains and valleys don’t exist either.

    If it were that obvious, we wouldn’t need a veto.

    Yeah, I guess that’s true, unless most people were economically illiterate. Oh, wait…

  19. “Tomorrow, I reveal the fact that the earth is round.”

    No you won’t.

    Yes they will.

    Round doesn’t imply “sphere” and more than rectangle implies square.

    (had to get some payback for my not caring about grammar today)

  20. Yesterday, I kept hearing (in spite of my fervent wish not to) about the NPR feature on the BigOilExec witch hunt hearings.
    The same hysterical dopes atwitter over the impending demise of the planet were spewing venomous outrage at the grotesque earnings of oil company executives and the high price of gasoline (which has jumped about twenty cents in the past ten days or so).

  21. Of course, the night before, I got to hear one of them gleefully chortling about how her beloved Demos had stuck it to You-Know-Who, and overidden his evil veto of the farm bill.

    This is why I refuse to discuss economics at the bar.

  22. the high price of gasoline

    You just hit the nail on the head. D’s are just as dependent on their automobiles as R’s, and both are looking for someone to blame. Whether they actually believe in the witch hunt is irrelevant.

  23. How do you proove you are Amish?

    Make cheese?
    Get run over by one of those fancy horseless carriages?
    Have 10 kids?

  24. …Move to upstate NY/northern PA? None of these requirements is very appealing.

  25. Yeah, I guess that’s true, unless most people were economically illiterate. Oh, wait…

    Touche. But, you gotta start the path to enlightenment somewhere. It would be sweet if the farm bill and the ethenol debacle would be that driver.

  26. Only at H&R could we get a heated dispute over which values of “round” are valid for the shape of the Earth.

    Well played, gentlemen! Well played, indeed.

  27. To be fair, the Fossil Fuel industry still receives billion$ in subsidies and other market protections…which in turn subsidizes other areas of the US economy, including agriculture.

  28. The long vigils of the night.

    Near an alley,
    and where magical
    violins look like
    a melody of
    an ancient good
    sense, you hear
    the first light
    of a springtime and
    always, in all its
    meanings, the luminous
    wisdom forgets a
    white candle.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

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