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Go See The Second Banned Opus strip

I took the full weekend off and so I didn’t see the second banned Opus strip until late last night. Personally, I thought it was even more benign than last weeks.

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#1 Rich Diesslin
September/4/2007
@ 1:10 am

So far this seem pretty harmless to me.

#2 Keith
September/4/2007
@ 6:08 am

It is another sad Sunday. If the editors of newspapers don’t worry about freedom of the press and cave so easily to censorship, why should we, as citizens, care?

#3 Russ Nichols
September/4/2007
@ 8:33 am

I checked out that ahiida.com site that was on the poster in the last panel. It is a real site for Muslim swimwear similar to the kind worn by the lady in the Opus strip. In other words, this is not a joke. Maybe the editors who censored it thought it made too much fun of real Muslim swim styles. Personally I thought the strip was very innocuous. Maybe not even as funny as most Opus strips. The L.A. Times ran it.

#4 Russ Nichols
September/4/2007
@ 8:36 am

I checked out that ahiida.com site that was on the poster in the last panel. It is a real site for Muslim swimwear similar to the kind worn by the lady in the Opus strip. Total coverup. I have no idea how anyone could swim in that outfit. In other words, this is not a joke. Maybe the editors who censored it thought it made too much fun of real Muslim swim styles. Personally I thought the strip was very innocuous. Maybe not even as funny as most Opus strips. The L.A. Times ran it.

#5 jonathan mahood
September/4/2007
@ 8:51 am

…so what was all the flap about again?

#6 JeffM
September/4/2007
@ 11:09 am

Thank God my local paper is still running the strip, including last weeks.

#7 richard blaine
November/26/2007
@ 12:26 pm

Late to join the fray. Ever wonder what we’re spending billions of bucks a month fighting terrorism and extremists around the world? It is so lawyers and add agencies can have the final say about free speech.

Anyone read “Farenhiet 451” lately? Synopsis: In an effort not to offend anyone or group, books are banned and only government/lawyer sanitized television is authorized. Violators of this decree witness their homes/businesses being set alight before they are carted off to prison.

Twenty-plus years ago Breathed had a cartoon where the characters took offense at each other. Very funny then. Should be funny now.

Heck, I think I’m going to get a beer, light up a cigarette, listen to Richard Pryor’s “Bicentenial Niggar” on the turntable, and try to remember what freedom of speech and thought where like when I was in college.

#8 Wiley Miller
November/26/2007
@ 12:40 pm

“and try to remember what freedom of speech and thought where like when I was in college.”

Why do you hate America? :-)

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