03/27/19 – Back On The Job Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent The important word there is “sometimes.” First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 03/26/19 – Reconnaissance 03/28/19 – All Relative 7 Comments Coyoty March 27, 2019 at 12:22 am 3 months ago “You were elected due to a hanging Chad.” “You couldn’t make out the vote?” “Chad wasn’t going to vote for you and we threatened to hang him.” Leinglo March 27, 2019 at 12:43 am 3 months ago Dimitri back in a major position of power and authority? Oh ho, this is gonna be fun. piratep2r March 27, 2019 at 8:21 am 3 months ago I think it’s “eminent position” (prominent, famous, important) rather than what you have, “imminent.” (threatening, about to happen, soon). Just FYI. Also I think it’s interesting that Dimitri is smiling in the last panel. Does he want to be the apex speaker? I would have assumed not. There must be a cunning Russian plan at work… Rob Nobody March 27, 2019 at 10:35 am 3 months ago No, I think “imminent” is correct. He’s the Vice Speaker, and doesn’t want to give up his right to become Apex Speaker, so Apex Speaker is his “imminent” position since he doesn’t have it yet but will have (well, would have had) it soon. Christopher Baldwin March 27, 2019 at 10:38 am 3 months ago @Rob_Nobody explained it exactly. “Imminent” is correct. 🙂 Peter Rogan March 27, 2019 at 4:07 pm 3 months ago His imminent promotion will mean Russian-style backroom plotting is immanent. Muzhik March 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm 3 months ago A couple of comments: @Peter Rogan, Never forget: A Russian will say one thing, think another, and do a third. Second, in the words of Pope John Paul II: “Stupidity is also a gift of God but one mustn’t misuse it” Third, there’s a story in Iowa history about a representative from a certain county (call it Home) who, when the vote was called on an issue, would say, “If it’s good for Home, I vote yes!”, leaving it for everyone else to decide if it was good for that county or not. He did this until there was a bill brought up for a vote that revoked representation for Home in the Legislature. When he asked, he was assured that yes, this bill was very good for Home. Imagine his reaction when he found out he had voted himself out of a job! It took some grovelling, but eventually the bill was revoked and he always paid attention to the debates from then on out. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.