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Is this 2020 deja vu? Feeling in a bit of a time loop? This past week seems like we jumped back a year to a return to those mask wearing, good old pandemic times! But this time around with the added fun of inflation all around! Whoopee!

Thanks to all you ignorant anti-vaxxers we get to go through another round of hell in America, even those of us who made the responsible, principled and wise decision to get a vaccination. Thanks to you ignorant anti-vaxxers we have to continue to wear masks indoors and distance ourselves, and continue to wait for a return to normal conditions in which we can go out at night and have a good time. Sitting in a public place such as a bar or restaurant or show with a mask is NOT my idea of a good time. Thanks to you ignorant anti-vaxxers people who can’t get a hospital bed are dying.

So either get vaccinated or soon there will be a wave of businesses that demand vaccination before one is allowed to be employed by them, along with restaurants, bars, entertainment venues requiring vaccination or a same-day negative test. To think that getting a vaccination that maybe one person in a million has a poor reaction to, is more dangerous than contracting a disease that kills one in ten thousand, at the least reveals poor math skills, if not outright stupidity. Do what is right for your own health, the health of others, and the health of our society in general and take the less risky option. How can anyone rationalize delaying vaccination because the government hasn’t passed final approval on it and at the same time constantly complain about how they don’t trust anything the government tells them? This is insanity, folks! Get vaccinated.

Now take a minute away from the Monday morning routine and read the comic, you might get a laugh or it might make you mad or it might make you think. For best viewing on mobile devices, go to onthefencecomic.com for Webtoons format. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Ko-fi.

Celebration at Vaccination Station


Happy Monday, another week begins. I received my second COVID vaccination last Friday, thanks to an amazing effort by the new administration. I don’t even want to speculate on where things would be if the Idiot’s Inch Erection, Oops, I mean Idiot’s Insurrection, had succeeded. Then the effort to vaccinate the country (as well as the entire globe) could be measured in years instead of months.

I was quite impressed by the well-organized administration of the vaccine. It’s a colossal task that from my experience, is being carried out remarkably well. It’s my hope this effort will be an example to prove that good government CAN accomplish necessary goals. Perhaps we can hope for a new, more active stretch of government advancements in citizen’s rights and infrastructure. .  I’m not encouraged to see that Republicans are still pushing their pack of big lies and attempting to, basically, keep the country in a state of instability. They don’t seem to have a strategy other than stopping any significant progress in the USA. And they’ve done a pretty competent job at propagandizing their base. The optimistic hope is in the fact that most former sane and honest Republicans are now supporters of the new administration. We still have the crazies to deal with.

I spoke to 2 people I know this week who always seemed sensible, who both told me no way am I getting that vaccination! I replied that even if you’re not nervous about becoming ill yourself, shouldn’t you do it to protect the overall population? One told me they never get any vaccinations, including flu shots. Okay, I admit to never having a flu shot. But I had the flu probably 8 or 9 times as a child and never again since. It’s a little different situation. Try to convince skeptics using the example of smallpox and you’ll probably get blank stares.  I mean make up your mind. I was under the impression their Feckless Leader was all for herd immunity. I guess they’re just for herd mentality!

Trading a mortal threat for a slight headache

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Rock Da Rona

Good morning, I hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend! It appears that Congress is slowly but surely working on getting assistance out to Americans and ramping up the vaccinations. The criticisms are already flying but just imagine where we would be if “former guy” was still nominally in control. Personally I can’t complain as I was able to make a vaccination appointment last Thursday and I got my first dose Friday morning. To encourage everyone to keep up their viral vigilance for just a bit longer are my friends the Sturgeon General and the Frickin’ Chicken.

This was the first time in a year I was in a room with a (socially distanced) crowd of hundreds of folks. But it was all perfectly planned out, well organized and administered in an impressive manner. It’s the difference between night and day showing how competent government can accomplish goals  as compared to an administration of prevaricating greedy weasels. My arm was sore and I experienced a slight headache but otherwise there were no reactions.

Though I will continue to anticipate better things as the country moves forward towards the resolution of the crisis of this past year, there is still a hard core of opposition determined to block any sensible progress  out of sheer ideological spite. The problem is their ideology consists of the worship of a lying traitor and to surrender all rationality to conspiracy theories. And those are our neighbors.

I hope you enjoy the cartoon, I will post page 6 next Monday. Stay well and have a great week!