Glenn Foden wanted me to post his original e-mail to me in the interest of “fair dialogue.” Fair enough:
So, you think the cartoon I did about CA’s gay marriage thing was “crap.” Curious, and unfamiliar with your work, I checked out your stuff. You’ve done some interesting work. Nice But, if my cartoon bothered someone of your political ilk, I won’t be losing any sleep, I’ll just be drawing harder. We all grab our energy any place we can. Thanks for the boost. Seriously, keep it up though. The country needs all voices.
Glenn tells me he wasn’t targeting gay people with his comic, but activist judges. He says, “Personally, I don’t care what they do. And, if the citizens of California want to legalize it, God bless democracy.”
I’m glad Glenn is more open minded than I had him pegged. I’d like to build on this relationship. If we get a 51% majority here in Oregon to approve Pig Marriage, I’ll fly Glenn out to officiate my wedding (to a female pig–I’m no pig homo).
Tuesday they gave in and released some documents. Boy, what a score! Just check out how informative these documents are! Study carefully. There will be a test.
I never would have thought McClellan would be denounced by Fox News and Karl Rove, but it’s fun to watch him be at the other end of a smear campaign designed to suppress the truth. (Have you heard his publisher put out a book by George Soros?) If only he wasn’t making a handsome sum doing it.
The last six months of Scott’s job were painful to watch. Day in and day out he was hammered on the Valerie Plame affair and had nothing much to offer except stammering denials and a sweaty brow. Maybe he was so embarrassed that he felt the need to redeem himself. Maybe he just wanted the money. Whatever the case, McClellan lied so hard for so long that he can never make things right.
Ahhh, the good ol’ labeling the flood waters trick. Always good for a quick cartoon on a deadline.
Flathead Beacon MT
May 29, 2008
Jonah Goldberg’s column in the LA Times today is titled simply “Michelle Obama is fair game.” He goes after Barack for saying critics should “lay off my wife.”
In a democracy, finding criticism unacceptable is a surefire way to drive yourself bonkers.
Jonah last month:
I find Darwin fish offensive.
Hillary’s been doing a great job of destroying her chances at all three of the justifications for her still being in the race: bowing out gracefully, shoehorning herself into the VP slot and actually winning, as impossible as that is.
At this point she would have been better off sticking with “the race isn’t over until someone has all the delegates” mantra. Instead, her reasoning has become increasingly bizarre: RFK got shot in June, Florida is now Zimbabwe, she’s actually ahead in the vote count and if Democrats elected nominees like the Republicans she would have won already.
And if Democrats ran primaries the way Saddam Hussein did, her Michigan victory would be all that more impressive.
On Sunday she was down in Puerto Rico calling for Obama to debate her before the vote in a few days. After about 20 debates we got the picture. Hillary and her followers love to taunt Barack’s refusal to debate yet again. But for all her rhetoric about letting the voters hear the candidates out before deciding, she refused to debate her primary challenger, Jonathan Tasini, a single time in the 2006 New York Senate race. Does this bother Hillary’s hardcore supporters or do they simply think she’s the only one it’s ok to coronate?
Friday: Having Sex With Animals
Before the general election even officially begins, the presidential race has devolved into a contest to see who can promise Americans the most extravagant, unrealistic changes. Until recently Obama was winning by claiming that he would change planet Earth itself.
But McCain, who describes himself as an “idealistic realist,” made his 2013 speech promising that Bin Laden would be vanquished, Iraq stable, the troops home, the economy booming, no more terrorist attacks, Iran and North Korea neutralized, Darfur saved and of course, low taxes–all by the end of his first term. I had to reach deep with references to Joe Lieberman and honey flowing through Baghdad to exaggerate his claims.
McCain used to deplore these “eloquent but empty” statements. In one victory speech, he asked if we would “heed appeals for change that ignore the lessons of history and lack confidence in the intelligence and ideals of free people.” Now he is doing just that: insulting our intelligence and ignoring what history–and the laws if physics–tell us we can achieve in four short years.
Asked if his predictions were realistic, he said, "I don’t think it has anything to do with fantasy, I think it has everything to do with setting goals and achieving.’’
It’s easy: the key to achieving goals is setting them. Hey, I just set a goal to run faster than any man alive. Catch me in Beijing this summer!
Wednesday: Hillary’s Latest Excuse
It notes that 2,000 jobs were cut in the last seven months of 2007 and over 3,000 so far this year. The numbers don’t seem to include alt weeklies which are contracting (or collapsing) as well, I assume because their layoffs wouldn’t be reported given the small staff they have to begin with. I’ve noticed illustration budgets being hacked to the bone and in some cases virtually eliminated in an attempt to stave of death.
Looks like Weezer figured out a pretty easy way to ensure their music video goes viral. It doesn’t hurt that the song is about bucking the record industry.