-1 for changing the strip. There is nothing wrong with a spank on the bottom to instill discipline. There are tons of social implications from today's "namby pamby" views and parents unwillingness to use effective discipline. I say the the strip should have run unaltered.
Brian, NYI hope Mike's cousin Laura doesn't ask him to play "Apaches" with her and her friends.
Cyn, TNOh, my. The current arc has got someone referring to the British educational film "Apaches". What it does is teach children the importance of safety on farms by very graphically showing how they can die. The framing device is that the children who do such things as getting crushed by tractors, drinking weed killer and drowning in slurry pits are playing Cowboys and Indians.
Paul Jones, Saint John, New BrunswickWhat Brian said, DOUBLE! A spanking is NOT abuse-it is DISCIPLINE, and that is something that is sadly lacking in most kids today. Thanks the namby-pambies out there who equate a smack on the butt with child abuse, parents can't even discipline their kids anymore, be it in public or at home because of these anti-spanking zealots! I was spanked growing up, and it WORKED-I never made the same mistake twice, and contrary to the gloom-and-doom from the anti-spankers, I didn't turn out to be a bully-quite the opposite, in fact! And what Jan C. said about the difference between barn cats and house pets was spot-on! On a farm, EVERYBODY works, even the cats!
Amanda, Maryland, USA