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Blow his campaign to smithereens

The Sacramento Bee’s Jack Ohman.

Poor Governor R. Boom:

While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans.

The cartoonist:

I’m defending this one because I think that when you have a politician traveling across the country selling a state with low regulatory capacity, that politician also has to be accountable for what happens when that lack of regulation proves to be fatal.

That’s exponentially more offensive to me.

The incineration of those poor West Texas folks should relegate Perry to the depths of political revulsion. A governor with a shred of courage should have by now admitted that it was criminal to put a fertilizer plant next to houses. And, too, that the person who responded to the state’s safety concerns with a chuckle knowing a half million pounds of ammonium nitrate sat nearby deserves a prison cell.

Instead, the coward will stand tall on the victims’ graves and wave to gullible crowds while he runs for President in 2016. Sic semper horizon.


Herman Cain’s acid trip TV channel

Raw Story tells us that Herman Cain is about to domi9ate internet TV:

Failed Republican presidential candidate and former pizza CEO Herman Cain is planning to launch his own Internet TV channel called “CainTV” that, oddly, features patriotic dinosaurs and a cartoon version of President Ronald Reagan, among other bizarre attractions.

“Whether you are looking for commentary, comedy, or culture, CainTV delivers it all in an Informed, Inspirational, and INtertaining way . . ”

What Raw Story failed to add was “Do not watch this stuff in a fragile state of mind.” It’s too bizarre to make sense of. Why is Sandra Fluke mouthing some fat guy’s words? Who is the homeless guy? Why is there a baby T. Rex? Who is this man doing the Ol’ Jim Crow? Why does Herman want me to buy guns for sheep? My head. I tried to whittle this blotter of Velvet Spidermans down to a tolerable minute, but I think I made it worse.

First person to deconstruct this wins a cookie.


Texas university cartoonist speaks out on Trayvon Martin with typical racism

Say, how does Texas feel about the Trayvon Martin tragedy? I have no idea. Seems like they’ve been awfully quiet. Everybody’s probably deep in thought — yeah, that must be it. Maybe we should ask somebody? We should probably ask.

Around the University of Texas community, the hunger for news gets fed by The Daily Texan. Yesterday, their resident cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, weighed in this way:

Well, there goes a mystifying melange of semiotics. Or, what? Using my sick forensic skills, I highlighted a few cryptic details you might have missed.

Here’s a rendering of the shooter:

And, if you squint, you can just see Martin:

Whew. Until now, America had absolutely no idea. I assume the investigative journalism arm of the Texan is a pack of bloodhounds. Racist yahoo bloodhounds.

ADD: Cartoonist Stephanie Eisner reacts to all the attention . .

“I apologize for what was in hindsight an ambiguous cartoon related to the Trayvon Martin shooting. I intended to contribute thoughtful commentary on the media coverage of the incident, however this goal fell flat. I would like to make it explicitly clear that I am not a racist, and that I am personally appalled by the killing of Trayvon Martin. I regret any pain the wording or message of my cartoon may have caused.”

See? She’s not some dirt-stupid Texas cracker with a pocket full of pencils and a Rickster-autographed map of “N*ggerhead Ranch.” She’s a thoughtful political satirist who only wanted to broaden the discourse by yelling “COLORED BOY!!” If you can’t understand that, everything’s on you. Speaking of broad commentary (yeehoo!), this is pretty sophisticated stuff:

The satirical K.O.: “Save ALL the tatas.” Pfft, who needs those? Eisner demonstrates impressive talents. Obvious “facillities.”


Wednesday! Wednesday! Wednesday! Christian cartoon squares off against Richard Dawkins

These are fun to look at. A cartoonist named ‘Dale’ contributes to the badly written, comma-ridden loon grotto Renew America. The scribbles posture as definitive take-downs of liberalism.

This particular one wipes Richard Dawkins off the planet:

Spreading his venom for God to kids under the guise of Scientism is about as putrid as it gets. Children using simple God-given logic conclude the existence of a creator. It requires an abandonment of logic to attain self omniscience and declare there is no God. The materialist’s faith in the escape hatch of “there just wasn’t enough evidence for me” won’t wash on judgement [sic] day. Here’s a book idea: The ghost of Christopher Hitchens, Jacob Marley style, appears to Richard Dawkins and sets him straight. Dickey would probably make a hash of it, too bad Hitchens isn’t still around to write it. –Dale

It’s some measure of God-terror that Dale prays the courageous and recently deceased Hitchens be his cowering pal. Christian class, thy name is ‘Inkboy.’

How about we ‘shorter’ this?

1.) “Richard Dawkins is just too stupid to be Christian.”

2.) “Nothing plus 4.6 billion years equals ‘sheer madness.’ Eternal plus 4 thousand years equals ‘stone cold logic.'”

3.) “Clay can’t see or hear you, so it can’t possibly know you exist. But it better say you have a big dick or you’ll smash it.”


Conservatives and Comedy Autism, a special Ken Catalino edition

Been a few months since the last installment.

This would be a special edition, for a special artist. One so ignorant of the makings of comedy — timely metaphors, biting satire, keen irony . . spelling — he deserves an entire post dedicated to him alone. This is an especially autistic political cartoonist.

So, ladies and gentleman, without further ado, I bring you Ken Catalino:

A routine sin for autistics. Simply draw the person you don’t like, and then have him say something stupid. This is how 5th graders make fun of you.

And like so. Ken doesn’t yet grasp that we treat different countries differently.

Another sin. Conservatives typically deal only with other conservatives so they get lazy. Skip the pretense and get to the point – embarrass the president, will ya? Not that Obama stiffed a waiter somewhere, or anything, but I bet he could have. Since he’s just that sort of jerk.

Pat downs are for security. Taxes are for . . ummm screw it, the President sucks.

Sometimes, these things are so ‘Inside Conservative Baseball,’ you’re not even sure what’s the point. Are the winners knocking down the door? Will the door hold? Are the usual politicians safe? Damned if I know.

Try interpreting this one. Is it that conservatives are opposed to condoms? Or opposed to change? The rendition here couldn’t get any more vanilla. It’s mysterious.

This is unfortunate. Catalino can’t spell.

You’d think he’d have an editor. Or a friend with a dictionary. Somebody who can read English.

Also unfortunate. Catalino doesn’t even understand the issue. He thinks ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ protects gays. Thus, abolishing it is expanding it.

He can’t even draw a scanner. Sad.

Okay, the appetizers are done. Now we get to the meat and potatoes of wretched cartooning: Bad metaphors.

Drowning in debt and soon to reach the ceiling. Except the ceiling is also…’debt.’ Damn.

Republicans believe in ghosts. And that’s why we’re stupid.

Timing is everything. Why wouldn’t experts give Obama a ‘political’ prognosis before the election? I would think he’d be in a hospital by now, at least. I have no idea what Obama is sitting on, incidentally.

All sorts of messed up. Again, why would Democrats avoid the President after they lose? The very next day he called it a shellacking, so does Catalino even care about politics? He’s also out of gas? Democrats are going to the Olympics? How many metaphors can a man half-ass?

Take that weirdos. If I remember the story, in the end good vanquishes evil, everybody gets what they want, and the President arrives back home safe and sound. Touche, sir.

Another mixed metaphor. He’s a ‘vampire’ so he’s an ’empty suit.’ By Catalino’s trailblazing sense of comedy, he could draw that for any person or issue. Except for a vampire controversy, because then that’d be sort of funny.

Classic. Mixed up everything, with useless commentary to boot. Get rid of the thought bubble, the sign, and ‘DEMS,’ and you’ve got a perfectly good cartoon.

The president, who is driving, is yelling at ‘spending’ to, um, turn the truck around. If you don’t get this, see a psychologist.

And finally . . this. Let’s see…the Democrats have chainsawed the Republicans’ ears. And tusks. See the dashes? But the GOP’s tax-cut bills defy gravity, or sit there, above the ground, because no explanation needed. Understand? There’s nothing I could say that could possibly make this any funnier than it already is.


New Tea Party billboard: Barack Obama is a terrorist, a pimp, a beaner and a fag

Ho Ho! Free speech!

The billboard, erected along the I-70 Business Loop between 28 1/2 and 29 roads sometime Monday, depicts the four “Obamas” sitting around a table with playing cards showing only sixes bunched in groups of three . .

Beneath the Obama caricatures are numerous rats, some of which are labeled as the IRS, trial lawyers, the EPA and the Fed. Sitting above all that is a line, “Vote DemocRAT. Join the game,” which is positioned between two vultures, one of which is labeled the U.N. and the other with the name Soros, a reference to George Soros, a major national Democratic financial supporter.

“I am not allowed to say who (paid for it) at this time,” [artist Paul] Snover said in an e-mail Tuesday . . An Internet search of the self-described “constitutionalist libertarian” revealed numerous blog postings in which he talks about his support for tea party and 9/12 groups.

“The Constitution has been thrown in the trash and burned by our very own government and we the people watched TV while America burned!”

You left America in the burning trash! You fools!

“The enemy is not at the gate, it is a cancer within our own borders,” Snover wrote on the Mesa County Second Amendment Task Force website. “From what I have learned of history and what I see going on in all levels of government, I can but conclude that there is no constitutional republic any more, only a sick tyrannical twisted dictatorship. “

He can but conclude that it’s a dictatorship, but he concluded it anyway. And then he drew some messican homosexual rat-Presidents. I applaud your effort to publicize yourself and your cartoons, Paul, you nasty little bigot.


When Ann Coulter calls you a ‘funny tour de force,’ you’re probably just a nasty bigot

The Ground Zero Mosque vomit-a-thon continues.

Doug Giles is hardly a typical American, but he’s doug-gilescertainly no oddball when it comes to right-wing punditry. The whole controversy seems to have green-lighted racist assholes across the country to turn their volumes up and pat each others’ backs in grateful appreciation of their blackened, heartfelt wisdom. This has become routine:

Doug Giles
The Separation Between Muslims and Taste

Building a mosque at Ground Zero is like OJ’s mom putting a glamour shot of Orenthal over Nicole Brown’s gravestone.

. . and done. Really, there’s no point his writing another word. As you’ll see.

In other words, it’s very wrong and extremely disgusting, as every person with a lick of decency would agree.

Who killed all those people on 9/11? Mass murderers? Bloodthirsty terrorists? Conspiratorial criminals? Naw, it was Muslims. The folks who build mosques. Who else would want anything to do with a mosque?

What’s next, Awad? Are you going to demand a Nidal Malik Hasan Avenue on Ft. Hood’s military base? What about an Abdulmutallab Upgrade Package on Northwest Airlines?

Yeah, Awad. You Muslim, with your Muslim sounding stuff. Ha! What didja think — Doug Giles couldn’t figure out who you were? And what you were up to? You didn’t even bother to change your name.

To me, the question is not if a mosque could be built right next to the place where Muslims slaughtered 3,000 innocent people, but should it be built. The “no duh” answer to that insane inquiry is: Hell no, it should not be erected because that is simply gross.

Yet only people who actually give a rat’s backside about what others think could understand or answer such a question … which excludes Muslims.

This is published in Townhall, btw, in case you wondered why I was copying posts off of Stormfront.

This is sick, twisted, rancid, pathetic, profane and offensive in the extreme. But this is what they historically do. Muslims see our 3,000 murdered citizens as a conquest to be celebrated, so they’re going to memorialize their bloody victory by establishing a mosque in honor of that sad morning.

Big deal for them, they kicked our asses. It’s a victory mosque. Free Gatorade.

middle finger memorial

I’m calling on all contractors far and wide to boycott the building of this insult. In addition, I’d like Donald Trump to outbid this imam and build a 15-story monument in the shape of a gargantuan middle finger wrapped in the America flag as a symbolic gesture to all our enemies—both foreign and domestic—of what we think about people who mess with America and that for which it stands.

That would be awesome! Donald Trump should have built one of those at Pearl Harbor, that would look real swell today.

Better yet, pretend like you don’t care, just let ’em construct their dumb mosque. Then, the night before the unveiling, sneak inside and build that fifteen story middle finger. Drink a whole buncha beer, throw the empties around. Take a crap on the floor. That’d show ’em.


Notre Dame’s hilarious student cartoon: “What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable? A baseball bat”

Soooo funny.

cartoon the observer

It was posted on the 13th.

PrideSource: The original version of the cartoon, which included the gay-bashing response of “AIDS,” was rejected by the paper. Both versions were posted on a blog presumably run by the cartoonist, but were taken down on Jan. 14.

The Observer is Notre Dame’s student-run daily.

After receiving so much negative attention, starting with the LGBT communities, The Observer apologized. They didn’t, however, do it by making any of the students who staff the paper or who made the crucial decisions say they were sorry, but by getting one of their Sociology Professors to post an Op-ed.

The two latest online responses:

Fri Jan 15 2010 18:04

Your school is an example of precisely what is wrong with the Catholic church. You have lost your way; instead of expressing compassion for the oppressed and the poor, you endorse gay bashing. Instead of building homeless shelters and hospitals, you blow the money on exotic cathedrals and the Vatican. Instead of working to end war, you work to obstruct civil rights.

If God is love, then your church has no God, because all you preach is Hate.

You are an offense to God.

Fri Jan 15 2010 13:56

It takes a GUEST op ed to get this one right?

Editors: Resign. That would have been the only plausible result if the cartoon had, for example, made a joke about lynching a racial minority. Why is a baseball bat to the head of a gay person less worthy of swift justice here?

Editors: Resign.


More Conservatives and Comedy Autism, 12/19 edition

Here we go again:

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Eric Allie, a regular. Running with the meme that Obama threatened to close Offutt Air Force Base unless Ben Nelson voted for the healthcare bill. Does anyone understand why Eric made the ‘threat’ a bleeding file? And why did he write ‘CHANGE’ on the floor? Next time just put a horse’s head in the bed and mark it ‘Offutt AFB.’

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Oh the satire. Ahmadinejad mocks and assaults Obama for five panels. After that, Allie puts words in Obama’s mouth to make him look stupid. Then he blasts Obama for saying such stupid things. What, Eric, too chickenshit to draw Obama shooting himself in the face?

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Everybody knows the economy’s bad. So take that Obama. Steve Kelley’s about as witty as it gets. Watch:

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You’re killing me. Why would a grown man sit on Santa’s lap? To hear him say ‘Ho’, so that they can say ‘Where?’ These conserva-drawers were obsessed with Tiger. Sadly, they haven’t yet figured out how to draw black people (they never will):


Conservatives and Comedy Autism: more political cartoons that mystify

It is a puzzle, the conservative sense of humor. I can’t tell you how often these ‘cartoons’ leave me absolutely bewildered. Obviously it somehow makes sense to them, and that’s even more puzzling.

Once again, part of a semi-regular installment, it’s ‘Conservatives and Comedy Autism’…

Eric Allie is a regular. And he can’t spell. Pelosi is an image ‘consutant’, and she’s working with Hitler because I have no idea. Couple years back, some liberal jerk could have made this exact same cartoon, but with Tom DeLay instead of Pelosi. It would have been just as random and hilarious.

Larry Wright is so obviously funny…

…and he gets funnier all the time.

Now there’s a burning issue. Gary Varvel.

This guy, Wayne Stayskal, might be the biggest mystery of all…

I don’t see any problem with an airplane in space. You?


The President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists calls for Obama's resignation

Liberal who draws loses head. Gets published anyway.

Ted Rall: It’s increasingly evident that Obama should resign

MIAMI — We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.

As historically recent as the last time we carried ‘soaring expectations’, 16 years ago? Or the time before that, 48 years ago? Good memory.

From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?

Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.

Yup, so Joe Biden can run the country.

Obama is cute. He is charming. But there is something rotten inside him. Unlike the Republicans who backed George W. Bush, I won’t follow a terrible leader just because I voted for him. Obama has revealed himself. He is a monster, and he should remove himself from power.

A ‘cute’ ‘monster’? Well. Look–cartoons!