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The Dominant Force

Detail of 'Bug Martini' by Adam Huber, 9 November 2015.And with a setup like that ....

Something about gravity goes here, but we must caution against potential confusion. Gravity is an attractive force in general; that it happens to be what makes things go downhill has exactly nothing to do with Adam.

Or his great-grandpa.

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Huber, Adam. “Ball or Nothing”. Bug Martini. 9 November 2015.

The Jeb Bush Show (Edgy)

Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush waits for his introduction at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, 7 March 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

“We have the benefit now of all of this philosophy of offering free things to people not working. I think the better message is, let’s disrupt Washington. Let’s create a little bit of a recession in Washington, D.C., so that we can have economic prosperity outside of Washington.”

Jeb Bush

Two brief points:

(1) Jeb Bush is doubling down on the “free stuff” argument that did Mitt Romney no good, yet remains popular with Republicans into this cycle.

(2) What was that about a recession?

No, really. What the hell, Jeb?

Olivia Nuzzi tries her hardest to explain the inexplicable for The Daily Beast:

Asked if Bush really meant that he would like to create a recession in Washington, D.C., the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan economy, his spokesman, Tim Miller, responded, “We should shrink D.C. so we can grow the economy of the rest of the country.”

But Bush said recession.

Asked “yes or no,” does Bush believe D.C. should be hit with a recession, as the country as a whole continues to recover from the Great Recession, Miller said, “He certainly wants to shrink the size of D.C. as laid out on his plan to reform Washington.”

And you know, this is the part where we usually shake our heads and mutter that it only goes downhill from there.

And, you know, it does.

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An Extraneous Note About Math

Detail of 'Bug Martini' by Adam Huber, 13 November 2014.Foolish Girl-bug! You can never defeat math!

(This extraneous Public Service Announcement is brought to you by Pedants Who Read Webcomics.)

(No, really, it’s just one of those slow weeks where everything else keeps getting in the way of, you know, thinking.)

(Never mind.)

(Image credit: Detail of Bug Martini, by Adam Huber, 13 November 2014.)