The right would like you to know that the passage of the health care bill signaled the End Of Freedom and the Beginning Of Armageddon. It’s time to revolt against Obama, destroy Democrats, take back the country, rise up, slit the throat of fascism and blow up some buildings… legally and peacefully, of course!
A woman at the gym is more concerned with socializing than working out…
and a woman in a wheelchair goes on a tear.
Sen. Judd Gregg apparently has a bridge in Brooklyn he would like to purchase from himself.
There seems to be no end to the revelations of how widespread child abuse is in the Catholic Church and how far the leadership has gone to shelter rapists. At some point being a religious organization took a back seat to their main purpose today: overseeing an international pedophile ring.
In his latest Slate column Christopher Hitchens excoriates the Catholic Church in typical fashion, saying those high up in the pedophile ring should be brought to justice.
I don’t think the full implications of this have even begun to sink in. The supreme leader of the Roman Catholic Church is now a prima facie suspect in a criminal enterprise of the most appalling sort–and in the attempt to obstruct justice that has been part and parcel of that enterprise. He is also the political head of a state–the Vatican–that has given asylum to wanted men like the disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.
Of course, Louis CK discovered the true purpose of the church a few years ago.
Mistaking me for the poetry editor of National Review, wordsmith Kelly sends in the following:
two more words
one more word, an apostrophe, and a number
Two more words: Mailbag Douchebag
Obama and the DOJ have been walking back their commitments on Gitmo and detention since day one. Whether it’s detention policies, health care or the weather itself, all the fear-mongering from the right usually pays off in the form of huge concessions from Democrats for no discernible reason.
I hadn’t bothered to check out the website for Liz Cheney’s smear group until I started to put this strip together, but I’m sure glad I did. Where else can one find a “Detainee Spotlight” to give you stats on a rotating roster of scary bearded men?
Wednesday: Pope stuff
Jihadi Jane has thrown a wrench in our racist conception of what a terrorist looks like. White women are the new threat and as a cartoonist – their favorite target -I’m particularly worried. I’m a single guy in white-ass Portland so I’m going to start being extra careful around the ladies. Cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad rile up jihadists more than carpet bombing a village of innocents. They never let it go. I haven’t forgotten this e-mail.
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Monday: Keep Boston Safe!
Here are some caricatures I drew recently. The Dark One…
and Mitch McConnell
Putting my e-mail address at the bottom of my Glenn Beck cartoon has prompted more readers than usual to write in with both positive and negative reactions, but so far no dice on the life-extension technology.
I filled out my 2010 census form yesterday. It took all of two minutes, but I noticed a peculiar phrase at the beginning. The form said I should “count all people, including babies…”
Including babies? What sort of person wouldn’t already think of a baby as a unique person worthy of counting? Who but a communist would need that clarified for them – or feel the need to clarify it to to others? DO WE NOT COUNT THE FETUS?!
Conservatives believe all sorts of nonsense about the census and, not surprisingly, oppose filling out the race portion of the form for fear of… I don’t know, a non-white or a non-missile getting a Federal penny? Beck bizarrely posits, “they are asking the race question to try to increase slavery” and many conservatives will be writing in “American” for their race. (Upon informing my brother of this, he replied, “That sounds like a race of assholes.”)
Now I know Beck doesn’t literally believe people have been alive since 1790, but since the things he believes about the census are almost as absurd I decided to run with it for the sake of a joke. Also, this comic is merely an illustrated version of a blog post I did last week, then took down, so to make up for that I will have another cartoon this Friday on Jihadi Jane.