09/19/19 – Peace Talks 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 It’s like they say, you can lead a warmonger to peace, but you can’t make him think. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 09/18/19 – Wezzle Avoidance 09/20/19 Diary: Kickstarter Complete 21 Comments Tsath September 19, 2019 at 12:20 am 4 weeks ago Can we put Bikke down in Yemen, Kashmir, Honduras, and Nigeria? gridsleep September 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm 4 weeks ago I would prefer Riyadh, Moscow, and Washington, D.C. That’s where the worst tyrants are situated. War Pig September 19, 2019 at 12:51 am 4 weeks ago True, and the greatest warmongers in the US are congress, both parties, both houses. As MacArthur said; “The Soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the Soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” The sign above the local VA hospital says; “The price of liberty is visible here.” Allan Johnstone Massie wrote; “Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He’s the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.” And nobody despises war more than the soldier, the poor, bloody infantry who has to face war and beat it back from his home. When you place your body between home and the war’s desolation, that desolation is pretty darned harsh. Those with a romantic notion of war they got from reading Malory and others are quickly abused of their ideals when they first hear a bullet go “crack” close by as it passes. Then all that John Wayne, Rambo, GI Joe and Errol Flynn nonsense goes away. I HATE war, but I hate fear and slavery more. War is despicable, loathsome and wasteful. We should only resort to it when other reasonable courses have failed. I have fought on four continents. I wasn’t smiling on any of them I still see the faces of the men and women I have killed, as did my uncles in WWII and my father in Korea. I see the faces of friends, combat brothers, I have lost. War sucks great, big, rotten rutabagas. I would be more accurate but then Chris would be forced to kick me off the forum. Yet I would serve again if necessary, regardless of who is president. Trump, Obama, Hillary, Biden, or AOC. “The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants, or it always fails.” – Thomas Jefferson FlySwatter September 19, 2019 at 6:38 am 4 weeks ago I served too. Thanks and cheers brother. Keith September 20, 2019 at 8:17 am 4 weeks ago Yup, mind. I’m more a Patton guy than that barely competent egoist MacArthur. Dang my cursed getting lost in libraries. You learn some things in the stacks. Would I serve again? Depends, if they’ll take a train wreck body and guy who is deffo “only break glass if things are dire” kind. Meran September 20, 2019 at 9:40 am 4 weeks ago By MY lights, following that quote you quoted: we need MUCH MORE “blood of tyrants”. There is NOT enough of that, comparatively. Period. Leinglo September 19, 2019 at 1:01 am 4 weeks ago Cue the Juggernaught theme song from Deadpool 2 Efogoto September 19, 2019 at 1:59 am 4 weeks ago !!!YES!!! russell styles September 19, 2019 at 1:18 am 4 weeks ago Everybody is going to want a Bollyck skin! Coyoty September 19, 2019 at 2:01 am 4 weeks ago I hope not. After freeing the eebs and furryites, it would be a shame if Earth is responsible for another race being turned into an industry. “Free Bollycks!” “I’ll take one!” “This is a protest, not a sale!” “Aw.” Gregg Eshelman September 19, 2019 at 5:22 am 4 weeks ago Free Tibet!* *With purchase of Tibet of equal or lesser value. TB September 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm 4 weeks ago An interesting point. You’d think this would be more of a problem for Bollycks. I’m assuming it’s oddly difficult for scientists to duplicate this laser-proofing in, say, a normal jacket. meerling September 21, 2019 at 5:44 pm 4 weeks ago The laser industry bought all the patents for that. After all, what good is a product for killing people if all it ends up doing is making pretty lights… Muzhik September 19, 2019 at 7:13 pm 4 weeks ago And I’M going to corner the market! Not just laser-proof clothing, but BOLLYJERKY! In Regular, Garlic, Jalapeno, and now … TERIYAKI-PUCEBERRY! Coyoty September 19, 2019 at 2:04 am 4 weeks ago Peace talks. War yells. Bikkie tells everyone to shut up and listen. DSL September 19, 2019 at 9:42 am 4 weeks ago And, in an all-too-familiar scenario, nobody does. ChosenChaos September 19, 2019 at 3:20 am 4 weeks ago Bikkie: Well, Bikkie tried the peaceful way. Now I do this the *Bikke Way*, where Bikkie hits *everyone* TB September 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm 4 weeks ago “What, NOBODY can hit the parts of this creature that aren’t covered with skin? He’s just standing there! Not even doing the ‘Bullets and Bracelets’ moves!” “Sorry, sir. It’s the Red Sonja Armor Rule.” (insert appropriate actual cultural translations where necessary) Peter Rogan September 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm 4 weeks ago “Is that all you got? Then Bikkie settle things for you.” [Cue up “Popeye the Sailor Man” spinach theme, retreat out of spatter range] Gregg Eshelman September 30, 2019 at 5:52 am 3 weeks ago Oh, thanks. Now I’m trying to rewrite the lyrics to Popeye the Sailor Man for Bikkie. 😉 Meran September 20, 2019 at 9:42 am 4 weeks ago And…. this is why everyone loves Bikkie, wants his special bandaid dispenser! 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. 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