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Reverend Benny & Mister Sid's At Your Service #46

I'm not trying to dodge a bullet here. Yeah, the strip is about global warming. Yeah, I take a poke at the few wooden heads who still deny it doesn't exist all evidence to the contrary. But to be honest, I won't get any pleasure out of proving them wrong. I wish they were right.

Benny and Sid #46
By Glen Bledsoe

(Salem) - People believe the strangest things. A gnat flies in front of a security camera and somebody gets excited and claims it's a ghost.

Not that ghosts might not be real--I've had some likely supernatural experiences myself, but come on, guys--an insect is an insect. We no longer live in the information age. We wallow in the Disinformation Age.

Anybody can create a website and not a single word of it need be true. For some reason--perhaps a deep-seated, ill-tempered part of the brain--people are attracted by the lies.

They dwell in them. They propagate them.

I'm not trying to dodge a bullet here. Yeah, the strip is about global warming. Yeah, I take a poke at the few wooden heads who still deny it doesn't exist all evidence to the contrary. But to be honest, I won't get any pleasure out of proving them wrong. I wish they were right.

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Glen June 16, 2009 6:25 am (Pacific time)

Dave or any other doubting wooden head: The US Global Change Research Program (begun under the Bush Administration) has released a report. Read it here; It confirms that global warming is real and already having an effect in the United States.

Anonymous June 8, 2009 12:27 pm (Pacific time)

All right, Mr. "Physics is my main hobby," what are your sources for your assertions? And remember, no fair just making things up.

David June 5, 2009 12:01 pm (Pacific time)

"Wooden Heads?" Is that what you call the over six hundred climate experts who were apart of the Latest UN meeting on global warming, who said their was no evidence of man made global warming. Are the "Wooden Heads" the ones who believe that the sun has more to do with the warming of the earth, than does CO2. I've read many science books over the years, physics being my main hobbly, though I'm no scientist. I would like to know what concrete evidence you have for "man-made" global warming. There is a lot of evidence for the natural warming and cooling of the Earth. What is lacking is evidence that change all the incandescent light bulbs too mercury laden florescent ones will make any difference at all. Where is the evidence that show irrefutably that the emissions, while unhealthy, of cars is causing global warming. Mt. St. Helens blew more pollutants into the air than man has since the beginning of the industrial revolution to 2005 (when I first read about it, I'm sure we still haven't caught up yet). The true "wooden heads" are the proponents of the Al Gore type global warming (by the way, Al Gore used manipulated information in his movie; or didn't you pay attention to the UK court case?).

Glen June 3, 2009 5:23 am (Pacific time)

Thanks, Henry, for your kind words.

Henry Ruark June 1, 2009 10:36 am (Pacific time)

  Thanks for the courage and sensible sensitivities to take on this "wooden-headed" cabal of anti-science simpletons.
  But better watch your back at next church service, since same attitude drives them as demonstrated in doctor-slaying now in news.
  We suffer exceedingly in our tattered democracy from base attitude (both meanings !)the group displays, with their revealing words displayed in S-N dialog columns everyday, easily detected by dependence on personal declaration vs any significant documentation from national recognized sources, now easily accessed, where they DO exist, via very same computer used for Comment.

Glen May 31, 2009 11:19 am (Pacific time)

Marcus, your comments have nothing to do with this comic. Go squat somewhere else. I know you're lonely, but honestly anybody who thinks Rush is a hero needs the kind of help I can't provide.

Marcus May 30, 2009 11:46 am (Pacific time)

Like global warming, swine flu and everything else wrong in the world, racist, sexist and homophobe, Rush Limbaugh is largely responsible for who I am today. In 1993, I had a great job as Art Dept. supervisor at an ABC affiliate TV station in Baltimore. The same station where Oprah was co-host on our morning show, years earlier. While minding my own business, my favorite radio talk show host was replaced with Rush Limbaugh. I thought, “Who is this wise guy?” A week later, I was hooked. Unapologetic, Rush courageously and boldly said everything I felt. Rush became my HERO! At that time, middle aged folks were being let go because of company down-sizings. The ever optimistic Rush, encouraged folks to view their termination as a opportunity to pursue their dreams. HR had just awarded me my 15 years of service “gold pin”. I had 15 more years to go to retire. Inspired by Rush, I told my wonderful wife, I wanted to quit my job to pursue a music career full time. My amazing wife said, “Let's go for it!” We were broke for the next 15 years. Five years ago, we were homeless. However, as weird as this may sound, we are grateful for our incredible journey. We grew from whiny kids, to grateful adults. We learned to trust God for EVERYTHING! Today, we are living our dreams. Awesome! None of this would have happened had I not been inspired and encouraged to believe in myself and the greatness of America by Rush Limbaugh. Something else I truly admire about Rush is his courage to stand up for what he believes. Case in point. When his fans tried to pressure Rush into supporting Ross Perot, Rush said, “There's something not right about this guy”. Rush was right. Folks, Rush especially, but you can include Hannity and Beck, are getting pretty beat up by the media, dems and even republicans. It is extremely critical that we stand by these guys. We need these brave patriot generals, if we are to win this battle against secular progressives and America hating leftists who seek to remake America in their own vile image. Let's continually let Rush, Hannity and Beck know, “Hang in the brothers, WE GOT YOUR BACKS!” Lloyd Marcus, Songwriter and Vocalist of the “American Tea Party Anthem”. President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color)

Daniel Johnson May 28, 2009 6:51 pm (Pacific time)

To anonymous: Your inability to spell is proof that you do, indeed, have a wooden head.

Anonymous May 27, 2009 2:40 pm (Pacific time)

"few wooden heads" This wooden head has seen more evedince that dismisses global warming.

Russ May 27, 2009 12:52 pm (Pacific time)

Then not to worry, for you are wrong about global warming. You can relax and maybe dream of those good old days when you were at band camp. If you learn how to go to actual real websites that have been constructed by scientists who dismiss global warming or any other climate change as man caused, maybe then you'll start to develop some critical thinking skills? Maybe.

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