Well, David Brooks, the final word at the end of the week, it was crystallized, I think, by The New Yorker cartoon which, I can tell you on good authority, the president finds quite amusing. Here it is, these various panes [panels?] describing how the president used to be able to walk on water, and that final page [panel?] he actually shows he’s a mere mortal, he’s lost his magic power, he’s into the drink. Where are we?
Could Barry Blitt at least be credited by Gregory for the illustration? Perhaps not the idea, since editorial cartoonists ran that cliche into the ground over a year before The New Yorker thought it cover-worthy, but the “various panes” were drawn by someone.
I always let the silence of the fetus graveyard do my
pro-choice pro-abortion talking for me.
Brian McFadden has a good comic on corporate personhood and links to some other good ones while lamenting Kevin Moore’s decision to stop editorial cartooning. That’s the exact blog post I was going to write today, so instead I’ve composed a blog post telling you about it and linking to his post.
I’m loving that second panel.
Creators Syndicate Inc.
Jan 29, 2010
Of the people, by the people, for the people sure makes more sense now that corporations are considered people. They actually have been for quite some time, but the latest Supreme Court ruling has fully converted our elections into auctions. Remember when a doe-eyed John Roberts said he only wanted to call balls and strikes? He was so cute!
So is this the death knell of Democracy or simply an admission of what’s been happening for quite a while now? Time will tell, but on Democracy Now! last Friday, Jamin Raskin, a Professor of Constitutional Law at American University and a Maryland State Senator, threw out some frightening numbers:
I looked at just one corporation, Exxon Mobil, which is the biggest corporation in America. In 2008, they posted profits of $85 billion. And so, if they decided to spend, say, a modest ten percent of their profits in one year, $8.5 billion, that would be three times more than the Obama campaign, the McCain campaign and every candidate for House and Senate in the country spent in 2008. That’s one corporation. So think about the Fortune 500.
No time for commentary or much blogging this week or next. I’m in the final two weeks of work on the graphic novel.
Wednesday: The Corporate Civil Rights Movement
I know JR Rose doesn’t acknowledge the effects of pollution because snow exists, but wouldn’t burning DVDs in your fireplace be a little unhealthy?
John R. Rose
Byrd Newspapers of Virginia
Jan 21, 2010
Adding: Glad I found this site. Someone is already collecting these kind of turds so I don’t have to anymore. Wish this field wasn’t so easy to ridicule.
“Now, I could have said, ‘Well, we’ll just do what’s safe, we’ll just take on those things that are completely non-controversial,’” Obama said in an interview with ABC News. “The problem is: the things that are non-controversial end up being the things that don’t solve the problem.”
I imagine I don’t need to break that down for you.