Notes: I'm a day late posting this new strip, though it made it on time into all print editions. I had an unusual weekend -- at least for me. I was in Los Angeles at the Midsummer Night's Dream party at the Playboy mansion. I was my girlfriend's -- Dana Allison -- date. She was the one invited. No, she's not a show girl, but a very good trial lawyer.

As to the cartoon, George W. Bush said during the week that he favors legislation prohibiting gay marriage. I'll never understand why some people want to interfere with other people's lives so long as they're adults and making their own decisions. Moreover, it's always ironic to see Republicans wanting to inject more government control into people's lives. That's the role that Democrats are supposed to play.