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Cartoon Strip: Nota Bene by Leonardo No. 79 - Boss Lady and Mr. Zipper

This is the seventy-ninth installment of the Salem-News.com original series "Nota Bene by Leonardo" by Salem cartoonist Glen Bledsoe.

Nota Bene #79
By Glen Bledsoe
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(Earth Omega-Zed) - Spending hour upon hour surveying the multiverse is generally an arduous task. But on occasion, as the reader will see this week, the results can be startling.

Reception on the multiverse browser is seldom HD quality, but this past week, it has been better than I could have hoped. Earth Omega-Zed is ahead of us in time by some ten months.

Already they have not only selected their parties' champions, but the race has been run and the next American president chosen.

This world is ripe for our study because it shows us the shadows of our own world and how things might be should our choices parallel theirs.

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Leonardo February 4, 2008 10:07 am (Pacific time)

Actually, that last comment was to Katrina from Leonardo. My little gray cells are running at 85% efficiency at the moment so expect an occasional mistaken.


Leonardo February 4, 2008 9:16 am (Pacific time)

Katrina, Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying Nota Bene. If you haven't read the first 78 installments, I think you'll find them interesting. Stay tuned every Wednesday for further explorations.


Henry Ruark February 4, 2008 8:53 am (Pacific time)

Friend Neal: Thank you for your insights re continuance of open challenge to fully honest and open presentation by Op Ed, rather than lurking in shadows provided by non-ID, as clearly demonstrated. Re Einstein's very cogent role in our civilization, he also wrote: "Play is the highest form of research." Any reason why "research' here should not also have the satisfaction of "play"-ing with the mind of another ?


Katrina February 3, 2008 1:03 pm (Pacific time)

This is the most hilarious, insightful and on track rendition of what could-be-to-come I've found ANYWHERE. Very cool!! I laughed and laughed. I'm sending this link to everybody I know. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. What does Obama mean to the free world? hmmmm. ...off I go to find the ones from previous weeks. Keep it up!


Henry Ruark February 3, 2008 8:00 am (Pacific time)

To all: Ironic that h-i-w should choose Einstein to cite; and further ironic if one simply turns around that citation to apply to his own record here. Einstein would, no doubt, require responsibility and accountability --two qualities of work and personality most intimately demanded of any scientist.


Neal Feldman February 3, 2008 2:11 am (Pacific time)

Jefferson - depends on the purpose and what the expectations are. I believe that you are here referring to Henry's repeated challenges to you that you repeatedly refuse. If he actually expected you to actually do it that would be insanity by Einstein's definition. If, however, he merely does it to continue to discredit you (and has been quite successful in so doing' that is not insanity by that definition. Now if you choose to comply with the challenge that is also not insanity on his part since he made the challenge clearly with the possibility you might comply... just a great unlikelihood of it. This is not a winning argument for you. I remind you again of the first rule of holes. You might be wise to heed it. But it is up to you and wisdom has, sadly, never seemed to be one of your strengths. Ah well...


Jefferson February 2, 2008 5:38 pm (Pacific time)

Say "Posters/Lurkers" are you familar with a saying by Albert Einstein" "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insane!" Does that sound like familar behavior coming from the same poster? Ummmmm lol...


Neal Feldman February 1, 2008 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

Henry - Not to defend Jefferson but for my OWN answers to how to handle the illegals see my article on the topic from this site. Go to my staff entry and click on the link to my articles and select the one that is relevant. The answers are all there. The govt just needs to develop the spine to implement them. The issue would vanish within two years, no round ups required. Ah well...


Henry Ruark January 31, 2008 4:53 pm (Pacific time)

To all: Hole-in-wall has had more than twenty invitations to do own Op Ed, on any topic. Hole-in-wall has been queried three times on his immigration stance, to name how he would handle it, either by amnesty or removal of 12 MILLION. Hole-in-wall is hereby invited to pick four or five or his own count of steps we must now take to offeset current realities, economic, social, cultural and physical, and report on them up to 1,000 words, in Op Ed. IF he able to do so, Editor awaits his approach. Until then, hole-in-wall is simply whistling Dixie while concealing contemptuous grin for readership he despises, as proven by his comments.


Neal Feldman January 31, 2008 2:16 pm (Pacific time)

I realize how hard it would be in this day and age I guess but to me one should have, if possible, 2 years of living expenses in liquid savings/investments. If you have less then you are choosing to live on the razor's edge. Some, such as those on disability, are precluded from amassing any savings over $2000 so it is not their fault. But if you are living within your means then having 2 yrs earnings in liquid savings should allow you to weather a job loss or economic downturn. As for divorce it depends on the lawyers but often just sell the house and be done with it if neither are left able to afford it. You can't always get what you want. And when you can cash on the barrelhead is the preferred method of acquisition, not credit. IMHO at least. But I'm old fashioned I guess. Ah well...


Henry Ruark January 31, 2008 10:19 am (Pacific time)

Glen et al: That's ONLY professional way to go...pays off nicely over the years, in well-advanced credibility and, for me, via editor acceptance and payment for stuff...!! After a while, they came seeking my time, which saved a hell of a lot of postage and travel... Did you ever think of a career callin' 'em in the Big Leagues ?? Baseball, I mean...yours here is already at that level for format.


Jefferson January 31, 2008 10:14 am (Pacific time)

The impetus for the foreclosure problem begins with all parties acting in an irresponsible manner, generally--- for there are exceptions, e.g. , losing a job, illness, divorce, etc. ) The hallmark for responsibility is to look for solutions, the hallmark for irresponsibility is to blame others. Regarding the latter, look at all that wasted energy that if harnessed, maybe that could be used in some benefical way, but the blamers are of a mindset that will never alter their method of operation...the real domestic insurgents! They just like to stir the pot, never providing anything of real substance.


Leonardo January 31, 2008 9:57 am (Pacific time)

If you look back you'll see I've had serious reservations about Hillary Clinton since before she "threw her hat into the ring." See Nota Benes 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 44, 58, 61, 64, 65, 69, 70 in addition to 79. I've probably given her more grief than George Bush. For me it's never "my party right or wrong." I calls 'em like I sees 'em.


Henry Ruark January 31, 2008 4:55 am (Pacific time)

Anon et al: Sure beats GOP and neocons, who are world-notorious for lying even to each other...in fact, that's where original neocon split, consolidating some from each deteriorating party, came from. AND it has only gotten worse, as is easily determined by watching for certain comments here, such as one re 98.1 percent of mortgage payments on time, when when 1.9 million facing foreclosure nationally, and San Diego up 128 percent with bus company adding two 50-passenger units for "foreclosure runs" daily. If you seek truth, you will never now get it from either source since both have so much to cover up, clear back to Reagan days when this-all started.


Anonymous January 30, 2008 1:35 pm (Pacific time)

I’ve noticed that the only time the Democrats tell the truth is when they’re campaigning against one another.


Cody January 30, 2008 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

Nice one. My second cartoon I have read, but I think it is awesome!


Jefferson January 30, 2008 10:34 am (Pacific time)

GOBSMACKED!


Henry Ruark January 30, 2008 8:10 am (Pacific time)

To all: If this "comes true", easy prophecy: Early mutual zipper-failure...!!

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