Sometimes you have to have ole Karl read the spiked tea leaves in Grand Blanc, Michigan to wrap your head around the wild, wild world we live in these days. There’s no shame in it, and as a matter of fact, you’re that much more of an American if you do so.

You’re welcome, in advance.

Perhaps one of the scariest (and very real) threats to our freedom in 2016 is Islamic terrorism. Al Qaeda already broke through and caused the worst attack on American soil in our modern history 15 years ago, and ISIS (Islamic State, IS, ISIL, Daesh, etc.) is poised to try and do the same (as we blow them to smithereens with drones and airstrikes in Iraq and Syria). Shoot, just in the past year, they’ve already done so in both Paris, Brussels and Africa.

Lest we not forget the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, which was carried out by two Chechen brothers besotted on fatuous Islamic extremist beliefs, too.

Thing is, what we tried to summarize in the graphs above Karl was able to do in just 23 words in the following tweet:

Succinct. Clear. Vivid. Powerful.


Mr. Welzein, who’s the fictional creation of Michigan comedian and writer Mike Burns, also has thoughts on people, places and things that have nothing to do with Homeland Security or theology or foreign policy. And if you thought the tweet above was poignant and moving, get a load of these bad boys, you guys …

Woo? Woo.

On social media.

On the Flint water crisis.

On seeing Star Wars.

On drinking to ease one’s sorrows.

On drinking beer.

On St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Joe Buck.

On MMA fighter Ronda Rousey.

On love.

On Labor Day.

On gay rights.

On supporting our military veterans and Memorial Day.

And that’s all there is to it, you guys.