Borne again

… on the wings of prayer. Yesterday’s Bizarro:

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(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 2 in this strip — see this Page.)

Born-again birds of prey, evangelizing Brother Owl.

There’s an echo here (in the pray / prey pun) of a famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast, “A Group of Vultures Waiting for the Storm to ‘Blow Over’—‘Let Us Prey”, in Harper’s Weekly of 9/23/1871, developing an idea of Horace Greeley’s in attacks on Boss Tweed and the Tweed Ring:

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(Boss Tweed is the central figure in the cartoon.)

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