Check back often this week. I’m going to be posting a whole bunch of new comics.
Bob Casey, the Pro-Life Democrat running against Rick Santorum , was recently given a $2100 check from Seattle Stranger editor Dan Savage…only to give it back! Sorry Dan, Democrats don’t like money to win campaigns with. Didn’t anyone tell you? They want to be a whining minority party forever.
Savage is a huge opponent of the anti-gay fanatic Santorum and famously defined his name as “the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex” (the #1 search result in google). Despite Casey’s anti-abortion stance, Savage donated, explaining:
electing Casey could help Democrats take back the Senate, which will go a long way toward protecting choice, abortion rights, and other sexual freedoms?despite Casey’s stance on choice. Electing one or two pro-life Dems is the price we’re going to have to pay to put reliably pro-choice Dems in positions of power all over the Senate.
So, why was the money returned? Their fear is that they will have to explain why they accepted money from someone who smeared Santorum so viciously. Well, isn’t the answer obvious? Because they share a common goal: getting Santorum out of office! It’s money. Take it. You don’t owe Dan Savage anything for it. He isn’t a special interest group or a corporation.
If Democrats had some balls, maybe they would hold more seats in this government. Republicans take money from anyone with a heartbeat. They don’t give a fuck about conflicts of interests or what someone said or did. They just take gigantic donations, spend a bunch of money smearing their opponent as un-American and then win. If they get called on something they just give the money back and say “oh, I had no idea.”
Some might say it’s reasonable. The possible fallout wouldn’t be worth the $2100. I say stop being a trembling coward in the face of Right-Wing smear tactics. If you want to beat someone as prominent as Santorum, you’re going to have to learn to fight dirty…or maybe just learn to accept money from people who don’t like your opponent.
Savage is redircting the money to some progressive PACs Pennsylvaniania.
Its always summer to George W. Bush, our lazy, hazy, crazy commander in chief who puts in shorter presidential work weeks than Woodrow Wilson did after he was paralyzed by a stroke. Having stolen his way into the Oval Office what now seems to be several bad lifetimes ago, GW has treated us to a scorching five years that have inflicted on the world a pandemic of son burn. We have been continually baited and switched by an administration that promises sinsemilla and delivers oregano. Read On.
Condoleeza’s gap teeth are caricatured almost as viciously as Bush’s chimp face and big ears, but this is just too much. Her eyballs are in her hair!
Our sweet culture of life continues with our latest moves to protect embryonic stem cells. Here’s another cartoon on stem cells I did last year, which is in the last Idiot Box collection The Sluts of Guantanamo Bay.
Following up on their post about the Bring the Troops Home Fast, The Buffalo BEAST has an article in the latest issue featuring the hunger strike diaries of the brave Hollywood Heroes who are enduring a grueling 24 hour fast in the name of ending the Iraq occupation.
Susan Sarandon, Hour 3:
The pain in my empty stomach is almost unbearable. This must be what it feels like to get shot in battle. I am now a true warrior for peace. My hunger and suffering has brought me a mental clarity, which I have never known. For instance: I just realized I am married to Tim Robbins the actor and not Tom Robbins the novelist
My current comic touches on this and Cindy Sheehan’s juice diet.
Bush, displaying his knowledge of what stem cell research is, declared “These boys and girls are not spare parts.”
For a truly amazing editorial cartoon supporting Bush’s decision, check this one out. These “Pro-Lifers” actually think killing a stem cell is the moral equivalency of murder, slavery, and genocide. I suppose if your belief is that fetuses have souls then it is logically consistent to oppose stem cell research on those grounds. To make an exception you would have to determine when the soul enters into the picture. Is it when you are a blastocyst? a zygote? a fetus? Of course, for that to make sense, you would have to show some evidence of a soul in the first place.
Yes, I’m making fun of Cindy Sheehan. Yes, she lost a son in Iraq. No, that does not prevent me from criticizing her when she does ridiculous things like claim to be fasting to end the war (until September 21st!) and then writes this at Political Affairs Magazine:
I find traveling out of the country very challenging being on a fast. When I was on a layover in Madrid on my way to Venice, Italy yesterday, the closest thing I could find to a smoothie to get a little protein was a coffee with vanilla ice cream in it.
It turns out she’s drinking protein smoothies from Jamba Juice. What a fast. Most of the other fasters don’t have the determination of Sheehan, so they are doing a “rolling fast”. This involves not eating for 24 hours, then “passing” the fast to Sean Penn or Daryl Hannah or any of the other celebrities participating in this embarrassing activism.
The Code Pink press release dares to compare these people to some of the most important activists in human history:
The organizers call on a long history of fasts for political purposes, claiming their place among the Suffragettes, Mahatmas Gandhi and Cesar Chavez.
This isn’t the first thing Sheehan did that doesn’t make sense. She was on Hardball recently and said she would rather live under Hugo Chavez than George Bush. When you say that on national TV, what do you expect to happen except to receive an offer within 5 minutes from a right-wing blog to fly you over there?
The Beast also wrote on this subject.
Here’s an illustration I did for the Anchorage Press for a story about a girl who grew up without her dad. He was alive, just not involved in her life. The various things in the illustration are the few things she remembered/knew about him. It’s in a similar style to an illustration of Charles Bukowski I did for them recently.
This one is going up early, as I am preparing my mind and body for a trip to the cesspool of corruption that is our nation’s capital. I’m headed to the Campus Progress 2006 National Student Conference. Barack Obama is the keynote speaker. I’m looking forward to playing poker at the Watergate myself.
Not much to say about this comic. It may suck. I’m not quite sure.
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