Bad 'comic' strip

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On Monday, Jan. 21, our country remembered the civil rights contributions for which Martin Luther King Jr. died, as well as President Barack Obama's second inauguration

The editorial page ran the notoriously right-wing "comic" strip Mallard Fillmore by Bruce Tinsley with these three panels:

1. Mallard's reading his email, "Dear Moron, once again, you failed to mention that yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day. Why are you such a hater? Outraged."

2. Mallard writes back, "Dear Outraged, I feared that Squirrel Appreciation Day was becoming far too commercial, and didn't want to contribute to that toxic atmosphere."

3. Commenting to himself, Mallard says, "The rodent community often has trouble seeing the big picture."

Is this cartoonist a racist or a tasteless buffoon?

MLK Day and Obama's inauguration are becoming far too commercial and have a toxic atmosphere for which the "rodent community" has trouble seeing the big picture?

I do not think Tinsley is a fool.

Draw your own conclusions.

-- Michael S. Tomasic, Burleson

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