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Revolutionary Grrl 6-Back to the Eye Candy … and please go out and vote tomorrow

Posted on | November 4, 2013 |

The Grrl shoots a crossbow bolt carrying a rope into the building's overhang

Hey, isn't that a Big Joe 5 crossbow, designed for the OSS?

In our new installment, Revolutionary Grrl, having taken out the security cameras with … PAINTBALLS! … takes out a foldable crossbow from her pack and shoots a rope-and-pulley bearing bolt into the 1st International Megabank Building’s overhang and starts to pull herself up.

That crossbow is based on the Big Joe 5, a downsized, foldable crossbow designed for the OSS in World War II for possible use in assassinations. It is powered by special rubber bands which gives it several hundred pounds of shooting force. I couldn’t really show the rubber bands without confusing the picture too much, but they’re there in the second shot :) The crossbow bolt is a modification of one that’s designed for “alligator fishing”. It is designed to be shot into the alligator’s tough hide. It has a hole in its rear through which a double-loop-ended cable is inserted to carry the line to “reel in” the massive reptile. Our girl has fastened a small pulley-and-rope system to allow her to pull herself up. For what purpose? See us next week!

In the meantime, an article in the NY Times described the availability of “No Premium” insurance plans that the Affordable Care Act has made possible. Naturally, these are NOT being overly advertised by insurance companies. These so-called Bronze plans will fit clients who really cannot afford any other kind of health care and also will appeal to younger clients who don’t have any health issues and having come smack up against the notion of mortality yet. These will not be available in states where they aren’t administering Obamacare, despite them being some of the poorest states in the Union, because, well, socialism, Kenyan, atheist, Muslim …

Tomorrow is voting day. The new restrictive Voter ID law in Texas has prevented former Speaker of the House, Jim Wright, from registering. Way to go, Texas! BTW, “Sure, I know him,” doesn’t count as a voter ID, so make sure all them good ol’ boys actually have non-suspended driver’s licenses. Meanwhile in Virginia, voters will decide if they really want to vote for a Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, who wants to outlaw oral sex (New Slogan: Virginia is NOT for lovers) or if they’ll vote for the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe, who doesn’t. I’ve decided to vote for the Democrat so his campaign will stop sending me notices about how the campaign can’t afford to be outspent…

Whoever you decide to vote, go out and do it.

See you next week.

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Revolutionary Grrl 5–How to deal with surveillance …

Posted on | October 28, 2013 |

As the two police units leave, Revolutionary Grrl comes back out of hiding.

Dealing with surveillance...

How does Revolutionary Grrl deal with surveillance? Find out next week!

In the meantime, it’s Hallowe’en. Trick or Treat! and boy, does NSA have a trick for you! Not just Angela Merkel–who has been thinking twice about that shoulder rub der DubbleyĆ¼ gave her–but 35 other national leaders (at the last count I can remember) have had their phones tapped by NSA! Not only that, but 60 million phone calls a month from Spain to add to the 70 million from France. Well, 50 million Frenchmen can’t be wrong, but we’ll add 20 million more to make sure.

The treat is that it’s making the world safer for the US. After all, they claim that it saved us from over 50 terrrrrrrrrist plots already. HOCKEYPUCKS! With that amount of data, I don’t care how much computing power you have, you’re never going to find important information–UNLESS you already know what you are looking for. Is that how they’ve been getting all those al-Qaida targets? Playing 6 degrees of Osama bin Laden from his old cell phone contact list? Now we know why that pizzeria in Islamabad got droned–someone who Osama called, called someone who called someone who called someone who called someone who ordered a pizza with everything–they must have been terrorists–no pork sausage.

This isn’t about protecting America. It’s spying on people just because WE CAN. Do they honestly think they can find out anything about a terrorist plot just by sifting through several billion phone calls a month? Hell, no. This isn’t a tool for protection, it’s a tool for prosecution. Once they find out who the terrorist is, they can track down any accomplices who are stupid enough to use their throw-away phones more than a week.

And the congresspeople who defend this tool? They’re just a bunch of tools themselves! Besides, we already have a network for spying on people. It’s called the Internet. Except that’s only useful for finding out what kind of porn the terrorists have been watching.

And cat videos.

Unless you’re Angela Merkel. We got everything on her. Who ya gonna call, Angela? Make it Ghostbusters–you got too many spooks on the line listening in…

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Revolutionary Grrl Page 4–What? Rival Police Forces?

Posted on | October 21, 2013 |

As Revolutionary Grrl hides from the police--a DIFFERENT police cruiser arrives.

The triumph of free markets--police forces to the highest bidder.

What, you say? Rival police companies? Well, why not? Who’s to say that some people or businesses wouldn’t want THEIR police wasting time with THOSE people? This IS a dystopic future after all! Triumph of the free market!

After all, don’t we already have rival Republican parties? Speaking of wasting time, that’s all that was accomplished by the latest Tea Party tantrum. Obama, Reid, Pelosi and company hanged tough while the patriots who hate the U.S. government floundered for a demand. Don’t worry, there’ll be another ransom attempt–and another and another–until the Republicans lose the house or the black guy ain’t President no more, whichever comes first. And don’t worry, the media will portray it as BOTH parties’ fault…

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Revolutionary Grrl–Page 3–The Fanservice continues

Posted on | October 15, 2013 |

Revolutionary Grrl is stopped by the sound of an approaching police car.

Page 3--Revolutionary Grrl hides from a prowling patrol car.

Ordinarily, I do not post on the Tuesday after a Monday holiday, but as Revolutionary Grrl is just beginning, I don’t want the momentum of the story to drop.

We see that the Tea Party has continued to hold the debt ceiling, and by extension, the U.S. economy, hostage. Speaker of the House Boehner is unwilling to call for a vote. The answer to the question of who he’s more afraid of, the Tea Party or his corporate masters, is settled–he’s more afraid of his own shadow. Something tells me that that man will never appear in Profiles in Courage, the Sequel–except maybe as one of the antagonists in the chapter honoring Harry Reid.

But surprise, surprise–the deck had been stacked. While normally ANY member of Congress could have called for a vote–a Saturday Night Special committee vote limited THIS issue to being called by the majority leader of the House.

President Obama is still holding steady–which is a good thing–but which is something he should have done a couple of years ago. The main reason we’re in this predicament is that Barry has wanted so much to be reasonable, to negotiate, to be the adult in the room, that he let the miscreants run wild over the good kids. It’s only now that his legacy, the so-called Obamacare that enshrines business as usual for the insurance companies with a few exceptions, excoriated as socialism by people who have no idea what the term even MEANS, has been threatened that he shows some backbone.

This week, the Congress of the United States might commit collective treason and deliberately trash the full faith and credit of the United States. Was Plato right? Does democracy always devolve into demagoguery? A few days will tell.

In the meantime, we will continue with the story of Revolutionary Grrl–a NEAR FUTURE tale that takes place in the world we are condemning ourselves to.

And, my (deleted by censor) birthday was October 12. Thanks to all for your birthday wishes and happy birthdays to all who share my date as well!

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Revolutionary Grrl–Page 2! The fanservice begins…

Posted on | October 7, 2013 |

Revolutionary Grrl Page 2

Revolutionary Grrl mysteriously appears in front of the 1st International Megabank Building--and the fanservice begins

DISCLAIMER: This comic strip takes place in an alternative near future world that in no way should be confused with our present world. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Not YET anyway, but which our present world WILL become if the worst decisions continue to be made.

You know, like destroying the full faith and credit of the United States, ostensibly over HEALTH CARE? Well, I got news for you, it’s all a sleight-of-hand trick. Anyone who believes this is about health care is looking where the magician is pointing, not at what he’s doing with his hands.

Look at it this way. We’re all watching Congress in this battle about not passing the budget unless the Affordable Care Act is defunded. We’re worried about what this might do to the economy. Well, guess what it’s REALLY about, boys and girls.

How much you want to bet the money behind the tea party is being wagered in the markets on the U.S. default? Seems to me, there’s an untidily huge profit to be made if you knew that the U.S. will or will not turn deadbeat. The longer the drama continues, the greater the seismic effect on the markets will be.

Now if I was paranoid, I’d think this was a conspiracy to subvert the U.S. for financial gain. Whew! Thank heavens, it’s only for that! If it was to subvert the country to benefit our enemies, it’d be treason. But this–it’s just shrewd business strategy, isn’t it?

I wonder which way the Koch brothers are betting…

In any case, to reiterate my disclaimer, we’re not in the world of Revolutionary Grrl–yet!

More fanservice next week.

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