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Title: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2012, 02:34:00 am
Best is often more subjective than objective but I'm sure you can figure out what it means in this instance.

(http://www.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/10/2007/12/30/45238_600.jpg)
(http://www.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/205/2012/01/03/103930_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst/Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on January 04, 2012, 04:36:50 am
Methinks we should start seperating the "best" and the "worst" cartoons from now on.
Title: Re: Worst/Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2012, 04:38:31 am
Methinks we should start seperating the "best" and the "worst" cartoons from now on.
Sure, I can do that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 04, 2012, 04:08:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/HDvvZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XJmo0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BDWr5.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on January 04, 2012, 05:06:30 pm
OH I GET IT!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on January 05, 2012, 12:01:43 pm
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxbza8PNG81qz82gvo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 05, 2012, 08:44:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/u3wes.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 06, 2012, 05:14:27 am
(http://unfollowingjesus.com/files/2011/12/Atheism-610x610.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 06, 2012, 07:46:08 am
(http://i.imgur.com/XJmo0.jpg)
Technically the Pinto explosions were staged.  Also that is something the US really needs to do is block companies that use 10 year olds.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on January 06, 2012, 04:48:17 pm
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2483/visaifrahman2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 07, 2012, 04:27:27 pm
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxer6adkTl1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 07, 2012, 05:14:29 pm
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxer6adkTl1r55d2io1_500.jpg)

Once my class held a mock budget negotiation based off of what was happening in Congress. We all got different characters and "embellished" them in different ways. 

I was a far-right wing Republican conspiracy theorist whose only agenda was to replace all instances of "global warming" with "climate change theory."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on January 08, 2012, 12:57:04 am

(http://www.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/10/2007/12/30/45238_600.jpg)

This probably belongs in the Other Thread, but it's keeping with a theme...

(http://i.imgur.com/78wW6.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 08, 2012, 01:11:42 am
What the bloody fuck?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 08, 2012, 03:30:20 pm
What the bloody fuck?

Speaking of which, it's past time this thread was subjected to the sheer mastery of graphics, semantics and satire that is your average Guardian cartoon.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Columnist/Columnists/2012/1/6/1325886698970/Chris-Riddell-08012012-002.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 08, 2012, 04:38:12 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwh7efkv8p1r55d2io1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwojq7agtO1r55d2io1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 09, 2012, 09:13:55 am
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/1/8/1326059310530/Martin-Rowson-cartoon-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on January 09, 2012, 06:02:24 pm
"It's not Tourette's, it's Empiricism"

Someone should put that on a t-shirt.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 09, 2012, 06:45:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/4miCv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HYhZa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DsVtQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 09, 2012, 07:33:26 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294785_10150329268186275_177486166274_8551998_1041753834_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Ian1732 on January 09, 2012, 07:48:32 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294785_10150329268186275_177486166274_8551998_1041753834_n.jpg)
I like this, but it seems hastily edited.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 09, 2012, 09:39:07 pm
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/374813_10150477923806275_177486166274_9180437_1795898623_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on January 09, 2012, 09:49:02 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294785_10150329268186275_177486166274_8551998_1041753834_n.jpg)

Particularly true when it comes to gay vets. The sheer hatred spewed by some people -- FReepers being the first to come to mind -- towards LGBTs who are/were in the service is sickening. I recall a mainpage quote which said something to the effect of "I will no longer support the troops now that DADT has been turned out".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 09, 2012, 10:34:19 pm
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/400525_10150477821611275_177486166274_9179773_1500008651_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on January 10, 2012, 01:50:49 am
The bean one is stupid. The GOP knew full-well that the tax cuts wouldn't do any of what they promise.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 10, 2012, 03:00:54 am
The bean one is stupid. The GOP knew full-well that the tax cuts wouldn't do any of what they promise.

Just like we know full well that beans don't sprout 20 stories high overnight.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 10, 2012, 11:43:14 am
(http://i.imgur.com/D4uwp.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on January 10, 2012, 02:02:47 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294785_10150329268186275_177486166274_8551998_1041753834_n.jpg)
Well, it's possible he may be an impersonator ...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 10, 2012, 02:30:18 pm
But they do gotta pretend otherwise to keep the suckers going.
The bean one is stupid. The GOP knew full-well that the tax cuts wouldn't do any of what they promise.

But they do gotta pretend otherwise to keep the suckers going.

Well, it's possible he may be an impersonator ...

Burden of proof lies with the person accusing him of impersonation.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on January 11, 2012, 03:07:39 am
Well, it's possible he may be an impersonator ...

Burden of proof lies with the person accusing him of impersonation.
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True true, and I've read that one must ask stuff like what unit or division he/she is from to verify and stuff.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 11, 2012, 03:24:16 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/1/10/1326239217843/Steve-Bell-11.01.2012-002.jpg)

When indeed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 11, 2012, 04:13:18 pm
What in the flying name of FUCK is that shit?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vene on January 11, 2012, 04:18:04 pm
Merry Olde England.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 11, 2012, 04:22:48 pm
Shouldn't that be in the worst political cartoon thread? Probably my fault for not editing the contents of the OP when we decided to split the two.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 11, 2012, 06:01:11 pm
Shouldn't that be in the worst political cartoon thread? Probably my fault for not editing the contents of the OP when we decided to split the two.

Absolutely not. Guardian cartoon = no context necessary!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on January 11, 2012, 08:50:49 pm
Looks like a bizzare combination of comments on the coalition mixed with the HS2 rail link idea.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 12, 2012, 01:40:09 am
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqijphlYiy1qbi5czo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on January 12, 2012, 02:14:13 am
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxnaysVIUD1qh3h8wo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Itachirumon on January 12, 2012, 02:52:53 am
Are we sure he's not into frothy-frothy sex? Or dick-shit sex? After all, his last name IS a disgusting sex act, and as we all know last names are totally a choice that you're not born with, so he CHOSE to have this disgusting name... /snark
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 12, 2012, 02:55:34 am
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxnaysVIUD1qh3h8wo1_500.png)

I enjoy this comic very much. It made me snicker.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on January 12, 2012, 06:33:06 am
I enjoy this comic very much. It made me snicker.

I like the fact that the guy in the background doesn't react to the conversation until the very last moment.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on January 12, 2012, 10:13:55 am
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxnaysVIUD1qh3h8wo1_500.png)
Santorum looks a lot like Quagmire.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 12, 2012, 11:05:25 am
That cartoonist is making my hero list.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Bezron on January 12, 2012, 11:32:04 am
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

Even longer than you think, they tried to pull that shit on me into the 80's.  Like, I remember in 85 being about 10 and having a teacher try to get me to switch from left to right.  Her excuse was that my handwriting was terrible.  My mom complained to the administration (my dad actually agreed with the teacher) and was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Oriet on January 12, 2012, 12:10:19 pm
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

Even longer than you think, they tried to pull that shit on me into the 80's.  Like, I remember in 85 being about 10 and having a teacher try to get me to switch from left to right.  Her excuse was that my handwriting was terrible.  My mom complained to the administration (my dad actually agreed with the teacher) and was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.
My dad was naturally left handed, but was forced to use his right hand in school and so became ambidextrous. My older brother is also left handed, though if the school tried to pull the old shit of him having to use his right hand (this was in the '80s) my dad would have pulled him out and had him home schooled, tutored, or sent to a private school so that he could use his left hand.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Caitshidhe on January 12, 2012, 12:45:09 pm
I think very early in my school days--the early 90s--I was at least assumed to be right handed for no reason other than because everybody is and teachers defaulted to teaching me, and everybody else, with the right hand only. (Even going so far as to teach left from right by saying, 'The RIGHT is the hand you WRITE with!', which obviously didn't work out very well.) I don't really remember being FORCED to do it, just that it was automatically assumed I WOULD be right-handed. There wasn't any major drama when it became clear I was a lefty and nothing was going to change that. I was never in a class my entire school career with more than one other left-handed person and we were always relegated to the back or a corner of the room so we wouldn't hit our elbows on other people.

Not even my parents thought I was going to be left-handed. There's no one--really, NOBODY--from either branch of my family with this trait to have passed it on to me. Only one of my great-grandfathers was a lefty and he was forced to be right-handed in school. When he left school he switched back because nobody was making him do it anymore.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 12, 2012, 04:14:24 pm
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/381402_356830504342467_108038612554992_1422266_1860730512_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Bezron on January 12, 2012, 04:19:51 pm
I was never in a class my entire school career with more than one other left-handed person and we were always relegated to the back or a corner of the room so we wouldn't hit our elbows on other people.

They said it was the elbows thing, but it was really because they didn't want you to infect the other students.

In seriousness though, being a lefty did allow me to always get the best seats at the lunch table, and I was used as a secret weapon in pickup baseball games since none of the other kids knew how to pitch to me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 12, 2012, 04:26:19 pm
Nothing like a bit of baseball to get everyone hoping you’re left-handed. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 12, 2012, 04:55:37 pm
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/381402_356830504342467_108038612554992_1422266_1860730512_n.jpg)
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 12, 2012, 04:59:02 pm
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.

I don’t know about his elementary and high school, but he is a 4th-year college dropout from a private university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)#Early_life.2C_education_and_career).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 12, 2012, 05:01:25 pm
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.

I don’t know about his elementary and high school, but he is a 4th-year college dropout from a private university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)#Early_life.2C_education_and_career).
Still it just seems like the legislation was written by someone with no appreciation for the educational system
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 12, 2012, 06:00:24 pm
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

Even longer than you think, they tried to pull that shit on me into the 80's.  Like, I remember in 85 being about 10 and having a teacher try to get me to switch from left to right.  Her excuse was that my handwriting was terrible.  My mom complained to the administration (my dad actually agreed with the teacher) and was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.
My dad was naturally left handed, but was forced to use his right hand in school and so became ambidextrous. My older brother is also left handed, though if the school tried to pull the old shit of him having to use his right hand (this was in the '80s) my dad would have pulled him out and had him home schooled, tutored, or sent to a private school so that he could use his left hand.

IIRC, handedness is determined by hormones in the womb. Also, men are more likely to be left-handed, and your natural hand preference actually corresponds to which hemisphere of your brain is larger. It's even noticeable in the womb, as one side grows faster than the other.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vermicious Knid on January 12, 2012, 09:05:50 pm
Middle Ages? That shit went down well into the sixties and seventies. My dad's a natural lefty but is now a righty because of it.

Even longer than you think, they tried to pull that shit on me into the 80's.  Like, I remember in 85 being about 10 and having a teacher try to get me to switch from left to right.  Her excuse was that my handwriting was terrible.  My mom complained to the administration (my dad actually agreed with the teacher) and was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.

It hasn't stopped. My nine-year-old nephew is a lefty and was forced in kindergarten to learn to write with his right hand. My brother and SIL just went along with it. They don't fight his handedness when it comes to baseball, though, and he's pretty damn good at the game.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 12, 2012, 09:32:30 pm
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.

I don’t know about his elementary and high school, but he is a 4th-year college dropout from a private university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)#Early_life.2C_education_and_career).
Still it just seems like the legislation was written by someone with no appreciation for the educational system
He doesn’t have any appreciation. Plain and simple. May be part of why he dropped out of college.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 12, 2012, 11:15:54 pm
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.

I don’t know about his elementary and high school, but he is a 4th-year college dropout from a private university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)#Early_life.2C_education_and_career).
Still it just seems like the legislation was written by someone with no appreciation for the educational system
He doesn’t have any appreciation. Plain and simple. May be part of why he dropped out of college.
Still hard to believe no GOP legislators had any pings of guilt
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 13, 2012, 12:58:19 pm
I actually now am curios did Walker go to a private school since his legislation seems to asssume that most people didnt directly benefit from the school system.

I don’t know about his elementary and high school, but he is a 4th-year college dropout from a private university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_(politician)#Early_life.2C_education_and_career).
Still it just seems like the legislation was written by someone with no appreciation for the educational system
He doesn’t have any appreciation. Plain and simple. May be part of why he dropped out of college.
Still hard to believe no GOP legislators had any pings of guilt
Why feel guilty. The Will of the Party Must be Upheld!

Seriously, though, there seems to be this Randesque view that all the regular government employees (not the legislators themselves, of course!) are just a bunch of parasites getting in the way and causing taxes to rise. They really don’t care about what they or any other government employee except themselves do, or how vital that tax is. They see those employees as parasites that must be put in their place.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 13, 2012, 05:11:26 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407820_360504603975603_122256581133741_1439847_276437603_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on January 13, 2012, 08:19:58 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407820_360504603975603_122256581133741_1439847_276437603_n.jpg)

Brilliant. XD
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 13, 2012, 08:45:16 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407820_360504603975603_122256581133741_1439847_276437603_n.jpg)

Did you get that off of the older forums? I could swear it was posted there too.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on January 13, 2012, 09:16:29 pm
When I have kids, if they are left handed, any teacher that tries to force them to write with their right hand is going to find themselves without ANY hands.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 13, 2012, 09:25:40 pm
This conversation reminds me of that episode of American Dad where kid Francine was hit with a fish for being a lefty.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 13, 2012, 10:50:23 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/MqgwK.jpg)

Not really a political cartoon, but close.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 13, 2012, 11:25:26 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407820_360504603975603_122256581133741_1439847_276437603_n.jpg)

Did you get that off of the older forums? I could swear it was posted there too.

It was on my Facebook feed. They put some older stuff on that I recognize.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 13, 2012, 11:27:01 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407820_360504603975603_122256581133741_1439847_276437603_n.jpg)

Did you get that off of the older forums? I could swear it was posted there too.

It was on my Facebook feed. They put some older stuff on that I recognize.
This is awesome
Then the went off and played mario kart
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on January 14, 2012, 01:32:56 pm
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9474/monsterpigs.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on January 14, 2012, 01:49:21 pm
Quote
was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.

What.

Okay, what if the story had been, "Little Jimmy is color blind, he can't tell the difference between red & green"? Does he just have to figure it out, because teachers can run a class any way they see fit, without worrying about such things as the students' physical capabilities?

Because if I was a teacher in the '80's (which I couldn't be because they never happened), I'd have told people to write with their mouthes, or dicks, or something. I am not constrained by this logic & practicality bullshit!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 14, 2012, 04:04:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bnboU.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on January 14, 2012, 04:08:21 pm
Quote
was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.
Okay, what if the story had been, "Little Jimmy is color blind, he can't tell the difference between red & green"? Does he just have to figure it out, because teachers can run a class any way they see fit, without worrying about such things as the students' physical capabilities?

A Major in my Arabic class actually got in trouble when he was a kid for being color blind.  He was doing an assignment, and the teacher honestly thought he was just being obstinate.  Of course, he didn't know he was color blind at the time either, and after a trip to the school counselor, she gave him an apology.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on January 14, 2012, 05:08:11 pm
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/391865_338563719495100_100000244230647_1325990_862311876_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 14, 2012, 05:54:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bnboU.jpg)

I am so sharing this on FB
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on January 14, 2012, 09:51:09 pm
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/397947_10150487967611275_177486166274_9209346_525866561_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on January 14, 2012, 10:16:50 pm
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9474/monsterpigs.jpg)
I would rate this as one of the worst, since this is actually a picture of the UK riots.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on January 15, 2012, 11:42:21 am
I would rate this as one of the worst, since this is actually a picture of the UK riots.

I'm putting it in "best" because there's a giant pig.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on January 15, 2012, 12:23:22 pm
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/397947_10150487967611275_177486166274_9209346_525866561_n.jpg)

It would be so awesome if OWS had a MLK, Jr. Golem on their side.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on January 15, 2012, 12:25:41 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxun9iCjhI1qghfy5o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cloud3514 on January 15, 2012, 01:16:14 pm
Quote
was told that she is allowed to run her class as she sees fit.

What.

Okay, what if the story had been, "Little Jimmy is color blind, he can't tell the difference between red & green"? Does he just have to figure it out, because teachers can run a class any way they see fit, without worrying about such things as the students' physical capabilities?

Because if I was a teacher in the '80's (which I couldn't be because they never happened), I'd have told people to write with their mouthes, or dicks, or something. I am not constrained by this logic & practicality bullshit!

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that I learned to write in a Catholic school and was never forced to use his right hand?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 15, 2012, 11:32:51 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxvj090E0I1r55d2io1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 16, 2012, 12:10:51 am
I love Bennett's drawing style.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 16, 2012, 12:12:37 am
It looks so soft and cheery.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Juna Starrider on January 16, 2012, 12:16:11 am
There's one artist, who makes such cheery images for his editorial cartoons, but has borderline horrible messages in his cartoons that I can't reconcile the art with the message.  (And by horrible messages, I don't mean 'things I disagree with', I mean things like 'universal health care will lead to death panels)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 16, 2012, 12:18:26 am
There's one artist, who makes such cheery images for his editorial cartoons, but has borderline horrible messages in his cartoons that I can't reconcile the art with the message.  (And by horrible messages, I don't mean 'things I disagree with', I mean things like 'universal health care will lead to death panels)

I don't know who you're talking about. But I did read Faithmouse once.

God that was bad.

I also used to read Hathor the Cow Goddess, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 16, 2012, 12:20:09 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on January 16, 2012, 05:44:25 pm
I also used to read Hathor the Cow Goddess, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

I used to make 'arrow to the knee' jokes, but then I took an arrow to the knee. Here's a cartoon.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/1/13/1326490541217/Martin-Rowson-on-Scottish-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 16, 2012, 11:43:32 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Normandy on January 17, 2012, 12:19:52 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxxedgkfiV1r33veco1_500.jpg)
If only science could make this happen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on January 17, 2012, 05:17:40 pm
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9569/x1bux.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on January 17, 2012, 10:13:03 pm
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/406174_10150471897796275_177486166274_9156030_1370014499_n.jpg)
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/379028_343623202322131_189592294391890_1341506_927034555_n.jpg)
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/396920_306821012687409_109496509086528_748235_1136685184_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on January 19, 2012, 11:21:09 pm
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/404210_328058377225431_174612345903369_1013447_492160109_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on January 20, 2012, 01:05:10 pm
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1161/martinrowsononscottish0.jpg)
(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/5627/stevebellonmichaelgov00.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8577/stevebelloncrossparty00.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on January 21, 2012, 11:12:32 am
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/405720_343373635687895_168013899890537_1275369_2027211230_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on January 21, 2012, 11:23:59 am
(http://i.imgur.com/jHm04.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 21, 2012, 03:37:41 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/jHm04.gif)

That could easily mean the exact opposite of what it's supposed to mean.

"Civil rights for same-sex couples leads to tyranny!"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Juna Starrider on January 21, 2012, 03:45:01 pm
Better phrasing would be, "Political Tyranny leads to Civil Rights for Same Sex couples!"


Either way, it still doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on January 21, 2012, 08:30:30 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on January 21, 2012, 09:32:17 pm
Better phrasing would be, "Political Tyranny leads to Civil Rights for Same Sex couples!"


Either way, it still doesn't make sense.

I think it meant that countries that were very authoritarian eventually gave equality to citizens, but a country that was supposed to be founded on liberty hasn't caught up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on January 21, 2012, 09:37:13 pm
Right.  The point is that we should be doing at least as well, if not better, than the former dictatorships. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on January 21, 2012, 11:37:20 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403946_328602287174123_162657530435267_1092417_1254893604_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/397912_236207836453290_152358668171541_509773_1102614968_n.jpg)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/394054_236630139744393_152358668171541_510471_1609093918_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 22, 2012, 01:05:23 am
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403946_328602287174123_162657530435267_1092417_1254893604_n.jpg)

Unfortunately, those aspects are often the reasons why he has so many fans.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 22, 2012, 10:17:10 am
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Yeah. Republicans are only for creating jobs in the same ol’ same ol’ industries. Gotta be their jobs or no jobs. ::)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SCarpelan on January 22, 2012, 12:29:55 pm
(http://vanhus.naamapalmu.fi/files/AT/big/9OWBuYuLgXnEkRx60WOG.gif)

I think this might have been posted in the thread on the old board but even if that's the case it's good enought to be posted again.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on January 22, 2012, 01:12:09 pm
The message is good enough, but I always found Doonesbury a little too heavy-handed for my tastes. Not to mention it strains my suspension of disbelief; it looks "realistic" and yet, if that doctor said that shit IRL, he'd be out on his ass in days.

I don't know why that one bothers me and not any other political cartoon. *shrug*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vene on January 22, 2012, 01:28:38 pm
The message is good enough, but I always found Doonesbury a little too heavy-handed for my tastes. Not to mention it strains my suspension of disbelief; it looks "realistic" and yet, if that doctor said that shit IRL, he'd be out on his ass in days.

I don't know why that one bothers me and not any other political cartoon. *shrug*
I actually like it for that. It is unashamed to be liberal and makes its point in a blunt, unambiguous fashion.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: rosenewock21 on January 22, 2012, 01:40:32 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403946_328602287174123_162657530435267_1092417_1254893604_n.jpg)

Unfortunately, those aspects are often the reasons why he has so many fans.

Or they say we're misinterpreting his message. I linked that cartoon to a family member I'm pretty sure whacks off to Paul and this was his tweet back.

Quote
thats not entirely true, a great misrepresentation
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 23, 2012, 04:29:57 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 24, 2012, 08:47:02 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxy89r1XBK1qzdrqro1_500.jpg)
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxy89r1XBK1qzdrqro2_250.jpg)(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxy89r1XBK1qzdrqro3_250.jpg)
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxy89r1XBK1qzdrqro4_500.jpg)

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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on January 26, 2012, 01:30:46 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 26, 2012, 03:01:59 pm
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He looks like a demented hybrid of Johnny Bravo and Duke Nukem O_o
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on January 26, 2012, 03:25:59 pm
He looks like a demented hybrid of Johnny Bravo and Duke Nukem O_o

My thoughts exactly. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on January 26, 2012, 03:39:09 pm
(http://davidmixner.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c90b153ef014e8a35f35e970d-500wi)

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvpg98NPcR1qcfoo3o1_500.jpg)

(http://selfdeprecate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/376497_10150956742665710_144753275709_21908274_401897191_n-650x422.jpg)

(http://blog.case.edu/singham/2011/10/17/ows-sheneman.jpeg)

(http://www.nowandfutures.com/grins/g3/occupy_ows_protest_reasons.jpg)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w56/MyraGrozinger/New%20Start/cam.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on January 26, 2012, 04:43:07 pm
I think the last one was supposed to be against OWS
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on January 26, 2012, 04:53:29 pm
Well that's one way to end corporate personhood.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on January 26, 2012, 05:20:54 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/QuAyr.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 27, 2012, 01:17:11 am
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403946_328602287174123_162657530435267_1092417_1254893604_n.jpg)

Unfortunately, those aspects are often the reasons why he has so many fans.

Or they say we're misinterpreting his message. I linked that cartoon to a family member I'm pretty sure whacks off to Paul and this was his tweet back.

Quote
thats not entirely true, a great misrepresentation

My dad is a Paul fanboy, and if you criticize Ron Paul in front of him then he'll start bawwwing about how Ron Paul is the only honest guy in the race, the only one who stands up for civil liberties, and how the big bad corporate media is deliberately censoring him because they're afraid of his "truths."

It's actually really fun to watch.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on January 27, 2012, 01:33:24 am
Quote
if that doctor said that shit IRL, he'd be out on his ass in days.

Which is kind of stupid, if you think about it. "Theach the controversy...unless it offends me to be shown how stupid I am!"

The political cartoon with the guillotine I can see as being for OWS because it's saying that the 1% aren't learning from history.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on January 27, 2012, 02:26:00 am
The political cartoon with the guillotine I can see as being for OWS because it's saying that the 1% aren't learning from history.
Mainly, the French Revolution.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on January 27, 2012, 04:39:51 pm
The political cartoon with the guillotine I can see as being for OWS because it's saying that the 1% aren't learning from history.
Mainly, the French Revolution.
Really?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on January 27, 2012, 05:48:30 pm
(http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/Nickiecole/glenn-beck-mccarthyism.jpg)

It's a little old, when Beck was still on the air, but it sums the right wing frame of mind
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on January 27, 2012, 09:13:47 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 27, 2012, 09:15:16 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lygp20mS5s1qhxtaqo1_500.jpg)

Is this supposed to be Ann Coulter? Because I know she's a complete attention whore.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on January 27, 2012, 09:49:47 pm
Guv'nuh of Arizona, I think. She's a bit of a fascist Manticore, hence the state of her... state.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on January 28, 2012, 12:15:03 am
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lygp20mS5s1qhxtaqo1_500.jpg)

Is this supposed to be Ann Coulter? Because I know she's a complete attention whore.

Jan Brewer.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on January 28, 2012, 10:52:08 am
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lygp20mS5s1qhxtaqo1_500.jpg)

Is this supposed to be Ann Coulter? Because I know she's a complete attention whore.

Jan Brewer.
This is a reference to this.
http://forums.fstdt.net/politics-and-government/jan-brewer-dude-where's-my-respect/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on January 28, 2012, 11:05:58 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408913_300671503313159_154008447979466_787204_139925666_n.jpg)

I'd just like to mention that the pipeline was supposed to run through my state's ecologically fragile Sandhills.  Nebraska may be firetruck red, but quite a few people weren't so thrilled about the idea of the Sandhills being ruined by a leak.  Of course, Exxon ran ad campaigns trying to distill fears of this, but because this shit doesn't seem like it's gonna go anywhere, those have silently disappeared off the air.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 28, 2012, 12:34:37 pm
(http://www.latimes.com/media/alternatethumbnails/story/2012-01/176041700-26122008.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on January 28, 2012, 12:37:15 pm
(http://www.latimes.com/media/alternatethumbnails/story/2012-01/133044760-18224121.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on January 28, 2012, 03:45:29 pm
...Was the Amway/Michigan Romney connection intentional or just lucky happenstance?

For those not in the know - Mitt Romney was born in Michigan and his dad was Governor for a while. Amway is headquartered in Michigan as well. Admittedly, Amway is headquartered here in the Grand Rapids area (west side) while the Capitol is in Lansing (center-ish) and the Romneys resided in Detroit/Bloomfield Hills (east side), but still. Funsies.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vene on January 28, 2012, 08:02:14 pm
I hate Amway so much, it's basically a legal scam.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on January 28, 2012, 09:00:15 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QM6-FFeOQ04/TyP6mh5DkQI/AAAAAAAAEPU/HeQy5zcI_4A/s400/ind+science2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on February 05, 2012, 04:11:06 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyxi32KBag1r55d2io1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 05, 2012, 05:00:33 pm
25 to life for smoking weed? Is the artist on-

oh.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 05, 2012, 08:56:08 pm
It would be a good cartoon if that guy in the background didn't look like Ron Paul.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 05, 2012, 08:59:43 pm
That's why I deleted it, the background guy looked too much like Ron Paul for my taste. I didn't notice it at first, than I went "oh shit I made a mistake" I'll post it again if anyone wants to see it
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/403025_3195159600420_1308851823_33294936_1366302203_n.jpg)
Even a broken watch is right sometimes
 Here's another:
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 05, 2012, 09:53:38 pm
And it was the beginning of a terrible slash fiction friendship.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 05, 2012, 09:58:01 pm
Eh, Ron Paul and the Paulbots are wrong on many subjects, but we can agree on some issues.

Although I do find it funny how Paul(?) is just pointing and not really doing anything to stop what is happening.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 05, 2012, 11:49:01 pm
Eh, Ron Paul and the Paulbots are wrong on many subjects, but we can agree on some issues.[/quote]

A broken clock is still right twice a day
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 05, 2012, 11:49:34 pm
Eh, Ron Paul and the Paulbots are wrong on many subjects, but we can agree on some issues.

A broken clock is still right twice a day.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 06, 2012, 06:21:31 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BazQuJkkKoM/TyjNGgm0-jI/AAAAAAAADFI/NEfg4F3QUOU/s1600/532+copy.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on February 06, 2012, 02:20:16 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BazQuJkkKoM/TyjNGgm0-jI/AAAAAAAADFI/NEfg4F3QUOU/s1600/532+copy.png)

Fuck Yeah'd for that.  ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 06, 2012, 02:34:07 pm
Fuck no'd for announcing a fuck-given.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 06, 2012, 08:24:51 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400318_10150538535631275_177486166274_9354013_532017886_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 07, 2012, 09:44:16 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400318_10150538535631275_177486166274_9354013_532017886_n.jpg)
Ah-Men to that!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on February 07, 2012, 04:17:35 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400318_10150538535631275_177486166274_9354013_532017886_n.jpg)
Ah-Men to that!

Oh come on!  Wages that people can live off of comfortably?  They're not charities! /sarcasm
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 07, 2012, 04:41:25 pm
While I agree that hoarding cash is a bad thing for a number of reasons, that comparison is rather disingenuous...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on February 07, 2012, 04:46:12 pm
While I agree that hoarding cash is a bad thing for a number of reasons, that comparison is rather disingenuous...

I rather do as well, then I start looking at some of the things done with the money and can't help but wonder if it's right anyway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 05:01:17 pm
While I agree that hoarding cash is a bad thing for a number of reasons, that comparison is rather disingenuous...

I don't think it is. Take the example of a newspaper. One newspaper is definitely useful. Having 2-4 back issues might be good in case you feel the need to review a story. Having a small stack might be good in case you need scrap paper for something. The litterbox, a school project, what have you. But there's a certain point where you have a bunch of newspaper's you'll never possibly use, & you keep collecting more.

Likewise, with money. You need a certain amount to survive. You need a certain amount more for it to be useful. And having a healthy surplus isn't a bad thing, because of the occasional emergency or indulgence. But eventually you reach a point where its only purpose is to sit there & contribute to your net worth.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: StallChaser on February 07, 2012, 05:04:34 pm
While I agree that hoarding cash is a bad thing for a number of reasons, that comparison is rather disingenuous...

It absolutely *is* analogous.  I don't know about you, but I cry for all those poor, neglected hundred dollar bills.  I understand that the ultra rich love them a lot and aren't harming them on purpose, but with so many, it's physically impossible to give each individual $100 the love it deserves.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 07, 2012, 05:07:55 pm
I get the point they're trying to make, I'm just doing the whole "over-thinking it" thing. Newspapers & 50 cats have a negative effect on your life, while loads of money can be used to buy rocket ships and combination concentration camps/theme parks.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 07, 2012, 07:17:50 pm
(http://www.mattbors.com/strips/844.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DiscoBerry on February 07, 2012, 07:23:09 pm
(http://www.mattbors.com/strips/844.png)

Did he actually say that shit?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on February 07, 2012, 07:31:36 pm
He did, the dirty mysognist shit. Whatever the fuck does he mean by 'honestly'? As if rape victims don't face enough shit anyway, then having to take a lie detector test to make sure they aren't being hysterical (yeah, lets chuck her in a mental asylum).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on February 07, 2012, 07:32:13 pm
Did he actually say that shit?

Yep. (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/293801/20120206/ron-paul-abortion-rape-contraception.htm)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 07:37:17 pm
Herp derp, I was so busy arguing that I forgot to ask where Nickinack's signature comes from.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 07, 2012, 07:37:52 pm
http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128 (http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128)

Linked for size and length.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 07:43:44 pm
Umm, he actually didn't say the part about the lie detector. According to the article, he believes that it would be hard to prove an "honest rape," & so it should be taken at face value. Most likely, he simply didn't put enough thought in to come to the conclusion of a lie detector, but still, he didnt' say it.

What he DID say was that you shouldn't be eligible for an abortion if it's more than a few hours since you were impregnated.

Also, I had no idea a shot of estrogen could terminate a pregnancy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 07, 2012, 07:47:12 pm
Herp derp, I was so busy arguing that I forgot to ask where Nickinack's signature comes from.
It's a joke about the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer character Willow.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 07, 2012, 08:01:25 pm
Umm, he actually didn't say the part about the lie detector. According to the article, he believes that it would be hard to prove an "honest rape," & so it should be taken at face value. Most likely, he simply didn't put enough thought in to come to the conclusion of a lie detector, but still, he didnt' say it.

What he DID say was that you shouldn't be eligible for an abortion if it's more than a few hours since you were impregnated.

Also, I had no idea a shot of estrogen could terminate a pregnancy.

Whether he did or did not say it, it's hardly the worst thing to come out of his mouth.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on February 07, 2012, 08:02:22 pm
Also, I had no idea a shot of estrogen could terminate a pregnancy.

It can't.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 08:07:06 pm
That makes more sense.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 07, 2012, 08:08:51 pm
http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128 (http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128)

Linked for size and length.

Wondered what the context of those verses were...

That was Educational too.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 07, 2012, 08:09:02 pm
Synthetic estrogen, coupled with synthetic progestin, is an ingredient in oral contraceptives. It cannot prevent pregnancy by itself.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 08:30:54 pm
That thing won't load for me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 07, 2012, 08:31:44 pm
http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128 (http://nayzak.deviantart.com/art/Islamophobia-207639128)

Linked for size and length.

Fucking win.

@Lithp: It's essentially saying and proving that the "Islam is violent" verses are taken out of context.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 07, 2012, 08:35:13 pm
Really? 'Cause all I see is a white square.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 07, 2012, 08:47:58 pm
And its all done by an animated child.  Brilliant!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 07, 2012, 10:18:15 pm
Really? 'Cause all I see is a white square.
It’s flash.


……

I still can’t get over the phrase “Honest Rape.” Seriously, man?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on February 07, 2012, 11:52:40 pm
Really? 'Cause all I see is a white square.
It’s flash.


……

I still can’t get over the phrase “Honest Rape.” Seriously, man?

If she was raped by a dishonest person, it doesn't count!

...Wow, you really can't make it sound more ridiculous and harmful than it already is.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on February 08, 2012, 07:13:24 am
Well I guess by "honest rape" he meant that the person has actually been raped compared to someone merely lying that she has been raped in order to get an abortion.

(If rape was the only legally acceptable cause for abortion then, I suppose he would still be worried that people lie about being raped to get an abortion.)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: m52nickerson on February 08, 2012, 07:41:13 am
Synthetic estrogen, coupled with synthetic progestin, is an ingredient in oral contraceptives. It cannot prevent pregnancy by itself.

At high enough levels estrogen could prevent implantation of the zygote or cause it to be aborted.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 08, 2012, 10:00:35 am
Well I guess by "honest rape" he meant that the person has actually been raped compared to someone merely lying that she has been raped in order to get an abortion.
Yeah, that is evident from the context. But the phrase itself is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 08, 2012, 11:34:58 am
(http://feminist.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/plan-b-cartoon-290x290.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 08, 2012, 12:03:12 pm
(http://feminist.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/plan-b-cartoon-290x290.jpg)
I hate pharmacists like this, they need to find another line of work.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 08, 2012, 11:24:36 pm
I love this guy (http://www.markfiore.com/), I've been watching his animated political cartoons for years. ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on February 09, 2012, 12:25:39 am
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c54/DragonKat/pos.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 09, 2012, 09:16:41 am
http://www.gocomics.com/mattwuerker/2012/02/06 (http://www.gocomics.com/mattwuerker/2012/02/06)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 10, 2012, 08:53:59 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422041_281854668547019_150750831657404_701034_1845538462_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 10, 2012, 09:26:09 pm
Not really a cartoon, and fairly old but...

(http://corporatism.tripod.com/images/drug_offenders_USA_Europe_38KB.jpg)

Also, I'm stacking all these together.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_w_3R-gECff4/SsnvRW37SQI/AAAAAAAAIOQ/z61p1K_7qDo/s400/6.jpg)

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(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_w_3R-gECff4/SsnvSNaTfGI/AAAAAAAAIOg/Q6tWaBFH2ps/s400/8.jpg)

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(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_w_3R-gECff4/SsnvHx-7I2I/AAAAAAAAIOA/ssiZr862P0Q/s400/4.jpg)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 10, 2012, 09:31:43 pm
Okay, I gotta admit I laughed at the last two ones.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on February 11, 2012, 10:41:20 am
all three are awesome. :3
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on February 11, 2012, 02:59:45 pm
Edit, freakin ninjas.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lithp on February 11, 2012, 03:15:50 pm
Well I guess by "honest rape" he meant that the person has actually been raped compared to someone merely lying that she has been raped in order to get an abortion.
Yeah, that is evident from the context. But the phrase itself is ridiculous.

You know what my problem is, honestly? It was a stupid fight to pick. He could have just said, "I believe there should be an exception for rape" & left it at that. That you have to have really been raped is sort of implied. If he didn't, then when asked how he'd determine if a rape was honest, he could have said, "Courts have a system for this, it's already taken care of." Instead, he stumbled around looking for an answer before finally admitting that he'd have to take it on faith.

So all he did was make himself look like a stupid, paranoid, indecisive asshole who has no idea how the government works. Exactly the kind of person who should be President. And it all could have been avoided. In so many ways.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on February 12, 2012, 04:19:10 am
Not exactly cartoons, but I think they qualify.

(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1011/perspective-depending-on-your-angle-demotivational-poster-1289436611.jpg)

(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1011/international-creep-the-shit-out-of-governments-day-v-for-ve-demotivational-poster-1288962421.jpg)

(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1008/we-are-legion-anonymity-guy-fawkes-liberty-orwell-and-your-m-demotivational-poster-1282157231.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 12, 2012, 06:33:43 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YxIMTP31CpQ/TYbbqCo9aYI/AAAAAAAAABU/Q9necWcI67Y/s1600/or042709-small.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2681134138_c6031a8e56.jpg)

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6szlFcnQ-NcBP5wTE6hPA_wGVZCTvMBTsn4KzkaAH3Tyi2qKVvmBheaT0yA)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 12, 2012, 06:48:01 pm
To be honest, the Defenders of 1913 makes no sense to me. I don't know any anti-gay fundies who say those things.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 12, 2012, 07:18:18 pm
To be honest, the Defenders of 1913 makes no sense to me. I don't know any anti-gay fundies who say those things.

It's more so an argumentum ad absurdium(sp?), or the act of disproving someone's argument by taking it to its logically absurd conclusion.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 12, 2012, 07:24:30 pm
IIRC Romney said that if this happened, Mass would become the Las Vegas of gay lovers.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mitt-romney-tells-cpac-i-prevented-massachusetts-from-becoming-the-las-vegas-of-gay-marriage/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 12, 2012, 09:41:43 pm
Oh, Romney, you twat.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on February 13, 2012, 09:10:14 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/430852_10150555327621275_177486166274_9392739_1260538085_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 15, 2012, 12:12:12 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/405794_315158691863587_135026906543434_777177_1238368134_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405374_255314911209878_134176153323755_576501_1628389037_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 15, 2012, 11:59:09 pm
(http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/efi/lowres/efin1229l.jpg)

(http://www.goodlifer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/universal-health-care-cartoon.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/H/r/2/gop-killing-healthcare.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 16, 2012, 12:22:44 am
Linked for size (http://boingboing.net/2012/02/15/tom-the-dancing-bug-god-man-3.html)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 16, 2012, 02:24:28 am
Linked for size (http://boingboing.net/2012/02/15/tom-the-dancing-bug-god-man-3.html)

MOAR.  Because win.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 16, 2012, 02:27:08 am
I concur, that comic was good!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 16, 2012, 09:50:11 am
Just goes to show what I have been saying for a long time: If God’s will can be thwarted by a thin bit of rubber, he is not very omnipotent, is he?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 16, 2012, 10:15:28 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424388_325053214197522_109496509086528_786755_1105801716_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 16, 2012, 11:14:09 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422041_281854668547019_150750831657404_701034_1845538462_n.jpg)
I just gotta say, I love this one. Nothing like pointing out a bit of hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 17, 2012, 05:54:14 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423997_249912828424879_103172666432230_633867_618916799_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 17, 2012, 06:29:12 pm
Found a similar one. On Town Hall to boot.

(http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/aria_c9633720120216120100.jpg)

Although as seen with Ron Paul, both are dead ends for Republicans.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DiscoBerry on February 17, 2012, 07:41:37 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/tumblr_lybl80yI2A1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 17, 2012, 07:44:12 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/tumblr_lybl80yI2A1r55d2io1_500.jpg)

I want to get this printed on a t-shirt.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 17, 2012, 07:52:58 pm
I want to punch him. Badly.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 17, 2012, 08:18:14 pm
I want to get this printed on a t-shirt.

So do I.


I want to punch him. Badly.

So do I.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 17, 2012, 09:35:12 pm
We can be t-shirt pals.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 17, 2012, 11:29:15 pm
We can be t-shirt pals.
T-shirt pals? Yay! ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on February 18, 2012, 12:08:37 am
Well I guess by "honest rape" he meant that the person has actually been raped compared to someone merely lying that she has been raped in order to get an abortion.
Yeah, that is evident from the context. But the phrase itself is ridiculous.

You know what my problem is, honestly? It was a stupid fight to pick. He could have just said, "I believe there should be an exception for rape" & left it at that. That you have to have really been raped is sort of implied.

I also think he's perpetuating the myth that large numbers of adult women pretend to have been raped. The number is in the low single percentage figures, lower than (for example) fake child rapes.

It's one of the biggest and worst myths around rape. Most rapists are not believed because of it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 18, 2012, 12:09:44 am
In Santorum's defense, he's a terrible excuse for a human being.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on February 18, 2012, 12:11:24 am
That's some defence.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 18, 2012, 10:58:31 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401509_377179702310963_191552810873654_1379371_1285813181_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DiscoBerry on February 18, 2012, 01:19:09 pm
In Santorum's defense, he's a terrible excuse for a human being.

Fuck Yeah'ed and is going to be my protest sign when he comes to town!!!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 18, 2012, 02:33:16 pm
In Santorum's defense, he's a terrible excuse for a human being.

That was Ron Paul.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on February 18, 2012, 04:21:49 pm
So, what? There can only be one terrible excuse for a human being at one time?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 18, 2012, 06:27:43 pm
No, but there was no need to invoke Santorum for what Paul said.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on February 18, 2012, 07:18:36 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/m81IJ.jpg)
:(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 18, 2012, 07:42:19 pm
But then what will be the point of outsourcing?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on February 18, 2012, 07:44:41 pm
But then what will be the point of outsourcing?
MasterLock brought a company back here to Milwaukee. The price of shipping and other fees outdid the savings of slave labor! They even have a union now!  ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 20, 2012, 11:41:44 am
(http://web.me.com/wardsutton/Site_2/Blank_files/droppedImage.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on February 20, 2012, 12:59:47 pm
Funny thing, there's actually one Lantern that is about Greed (Orange). At least according to TV Tropes.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on February 20, 2012, 02:24:24 pm
Funny thing, there's actually one Lantern that is about Greed (Orange). At least according to TV Tropes.

Yup. His name is Larfleeze. Uses his ring to devour the souls of anyone who seeks to steal the power from him, then turns them into constructs serving his will.

I dislike that comic, if only because I think it strays dangerously close to being anti-capitalist. Corporations aren't inherently evil, nor is profit. Nor is greed, in small doses, all bad.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 20, 2012, 05:01:38 pm
http://imgur.com/aIj2p

This is an amazing idea.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on February 20, 2012, 07:20:33 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzpucs2oA41qexjbwo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 20, 2012, 10:44:17 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426621_291529254240286_125242994202247_746435_942574606_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422005_294083977318147_125242994202247_752253_641750987_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249913_172649979461548_125242994202247_414799_3749098_n.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/17/120219_Birth_Control_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

I love Clay Bennet, he's one of my favorite political cartoonists.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 20, 2012, 10:51:38 pm

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249913_172649979461548_125242994202247_414799_3749098_n.jpg)


This assumes that they are actually targeting the fly.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 20, 2012, 11:00:57 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/17/120219_Birth_Control_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

This one literally made me laugh out loud. Well played, good sir.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 20, 2012, 11:03:22 pm
Bennett is my hero.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 21, 2012, 08:22:52 am
This assumes that they are actually targeting the fly.

Well, I am pretty sure there are a few—just a few—folks that actually think fraud is a problem and ID laws are the solution.


Bennett is my hero.

Hands, off! I called him first! (http://fstdt.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=pg&thread=5734&page=154#343735)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 21, 2012, 10:05:05 am
This assumes that they are actually targeting the fly.

Well, I am pretty sure there are a few—just a few—folks that actually think fraud is a problem and ID laws are the solution.


Bennett is my hero.

Hands, off! I called him first! (http://fstdt.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=pg&thread=5734&page=154#343735)

How long did it take you to find that?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 21, 2012, 10:13:48 am
About a minute. Only that long because my first Google search turned up an error page.

(see: site:fstdt.proboards.com Bennet "N. De Plume")
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on February 21, 2012, 10:17:59 am
(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1202/eye-of-the-beholder-life-demotivational-posters-1328683894.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on February 21, 2012, 02:00:12 pm
Incidentally, you really don't want to look into the eye of the Beholder.

(D&D ref off the port bow!)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on February 21, 2012, 02:06:33 pm
Incidentally, you really don't want to look into the eye of the Beholder.

(D&D ref off the port bow!)

Why? All it does is create an antimagic field. Last time I checked, none of us were spellcasters.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 21, 2012, 02:16:41 pm
Incidentally, you really don't want to look into the eye of the Beholder.

(D&D ref off the port bow!)

Why? All it does is create an antimagic field. Last time I checked, none of us were spellcasters.

He never specified which eye. I was lucky, I only got hit by the charm monster eye. Now, we’re bestest friends!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on February 21, 2012, 03:12:04 pm

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422005_294083977318147_125242994202247_752253_641750987_n.jpg)


Heh. If we're going to returns to 1950's value are we also going to go back to 1950's tax rates?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 21, 2012, 03:22:55 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/20/120221_The_Candidate_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on February 22, 2012, 01:27:58 am
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/2722/TMW2012-02-22colorlowre1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on February 22, 2012, 11:42:44 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Nv5wj.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 06:38:56 pm
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/46/2012/02/17/106582_600.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427402_388453804501712_236565153023912_1606084_1374924481_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424299_10150623251829264_247763399263_8732972_1139192521_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on February 22, 2012, 08:17:22 pm

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/17/120219_Birth_Control_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

I love Clay Bennet, he's one of my favorite political cartoonists.

I feel like a derp for asking, but could someone explain this to me?  I feel like I'm missing something.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on February 22, 2012, 10:01:05 pm
It's a child's game. The first half asks "where are the people?" because your fingers are on the outside, then you put your fingers inside and do it again, and then it's "and see all the people."

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzt1jxa4LH1qguulqo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 10:37:18 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419279_174722269306684_137242293054682_255856_1460494646_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on February 22, 2012, 10:45:08 pm
It's a child's game. The first half asks "where are the people?" because your fingers are on the outside, then you put your fingers inside and do it again, and then it's "and see all the people."

Yeah, I get that, but I don't get how the condom is a joke.  All I can think is something like... there's no people in the church now because contraception prevented them from being born?  The people are covered in condoms?  The people ARE condoms??
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 22, 2012, 11:00:01 pm
It's that most people support some form of birth control, there's a poll out there that 98% of Catholics polled support birth control, while the church itself doesn't.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on February 23, 2012, 03:21:17 am
It's a child's game. The first half asks "where are the people?" because your fingers are on the outside, then you put your fingers inside and do it again, and then it's "and see all the people."

Yeah, I get that, but I don't get how the condom is a joke.  All I can think is something like... there's no people in the church now because contraception prevented them from being born?  The people are covered in condoms?  The people ARE condoms??

Look at the labels in the wrists. Right hand represents those who support birth control, left hand represents those who oppose it. The point of the comic is that even those who openly oppose birth control are in fact using it. (Both hands are holding the condom.)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 23, 2012, 09:40:00 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422731_10150636595872722_281168802721_8999708_741198722_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427650_216175051813800_186772694754036_370042_1181368407_n.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/22/120223_The_Flagellant_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 23, 2012, 11:45:34 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/22/120223_The_Flagellant_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/048/957/megusta.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 24, 2012, 12:21:59 am
I misread flagellant as flatulent. Many lulz were had.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on February 24, 2012, 02:21:34 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/422412_395318283827568_122256581133741_1528170_1110621188_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 24, 2012, 03:15:28 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/422412_395318283827568_122256581133741_1528170_1110621188_n.jpg)

:) :) :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on February 24, 2012, 05:33:53 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/422412_395318283827568_122256581133741_1528170_1110621188_n.jpg)

My god...IT'S WORSE THEN I THOUGHT!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on February 24, 2012, 07:54:23 pm
Well I can't support that agenda. Fuck Jay Leno. Conan's funnier and has performed a gay wedding.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on February 26, 2012, 02:49:06 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzxeh8s7a51qg1s1bo1_500.jpg)

(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzww42gY3S1qf2n53o1_500.jpg)

(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/alienxs/9376928684/4/tumblr_lqhqrom48U1qa4z8c)

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk6vt0JYei1qzuuqho1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on February 26, 2012, 04:24:00 pm
I think there are plenty of right-wingers that will take that Santorum one seriously.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 26, 2012, 07:00:29 pm
Maybe Santorum himself.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 26, 2012, 11:07:09 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424414_10150817453404968_149612289967_12581817_957094210_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417186_10150580549596275_177486166274_9463441_1265030735_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424943_10150580770211275_177486166274_9463939_915229169_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422339_322116164501173_135026906543434_791995_376921372_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/47532_501183374967_149612289967_7147107_5076980_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on February 27, 2012, 01:41:15 am
I thoroughly disagree with the race baiting seeds also using the tao.  That doesn't make a lick of sense, in context.  The tao is all about ACTUAL balance, not what Fox claims it is.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 27, 2012, 05:25:36 am
I thoroughly disagree with the race baiting seeds also using the tao.  That doesn't make a lick of sense, in context.  The tao is all about ACTUAL balance, not what Fox claims it is.

I think that's the joke...

They use race-baiting, yet claim to be fair and balanced. Hence, they are putting a 'truly balanced' sticker on to something obviously not fair and balanced.

I could be reading it wrong and being dumb, however.

I read it how Miles did.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on February 27, 2012, 09:09:25 am
I thoroughly disagree with the race baiting seeds also using the tao.  That doesn't make a lick of sense, in context.  The tao is all about ACTUAL balance, not what Fox claims it is.

I think that's the joke...

They use race-baiting, yet claim to be fair and balanced. Hence, they are putting a 'truly balanced' sticker on to something obviously not fair and balanced.

I could be reading it wrong and being dumb, however.

I read it how Miles did.
I assumed I'd missed something in the news about Fox going after taoists... >_>
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sandafluffoid on February 27, 2012, 11:07:17 am
I thoroughly disagree with the race baiting seeds also using the tao.  That doesn't make a lick of sense, in context.  The tao is all about ACTUAL balance, not what Fox claims it is.
Small nitpick but the symbol is actually called the taijitu (太极图/太極圖), meaning something roughly like the 'image of ultimate power'. It was created by the neo-confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi some 1500 years after Laozi described tao (dao in modern romanization and 道 in hanzi) in the terms that would form the approximate base of the nightmarish collocation of philosophies and religious practices which get lumped under the vague grouping of 'daoism'.

The original concept behind the taijitu would probably be better described as an aspect of traditional Chinese world view since it rather overlapped with pretty much every Chinese school of thought at the time, and was not specifically daoist at all.

(http://files.sharenator.com/the_more_you_know2_My_Brain_its_melting-s549x362-109558-580.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 27, 2012, 11:56:18 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426175_312378948817236_102702636451536_845161_1793055924_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419863_374184069276507_196601040368145_1412509_930608563_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 28, 2012, 02:56:56 am
I am horribly amused at the idea of Santorum having his name stitched onto his own butt.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 28, 2012, 05:19:00 pm
I am horribly amused at the idea of Santorum having his name stitched onto his own butt.

Remember those hot pants that girls used to wear that had slogans stitched on their asses?

Also:

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8857/tumblrlvtbu8xhcj1qzky2h.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on February 28, 2012, 09:13:08 pm
While the "It Gets Better" project does probably lack some class awareness...what's the alternative? "If you're poor, black or hispanic, urban, and gay, it never gets better so just swallow a gun right now before it gets worse"?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 28, 2012, 09:14:03 pm
While the "It Gets Better" project does probably lack some class awareness...what's the alternative? "If you're poor, black or hispanic, urban, and gay, it never gets better so just swallow a gun right now before it gets worse"?

Swing and a miss!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on February 28, 2012, 09:18:33 pm
Swing and a miss!

No, really. The cartoon is criticizing the program for telling gay kids "hey, don't kill yourself, life gets better, here's my story to prove it" because it doesn't apply to anyone but white upper class males. Which might be true, but it doesn't render the overall message ("no matter how bad it is right now, your life can always get better") false. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, if so tell me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 28, 2012, 09:19:48 pm
Swing and a miss!

No, really. The cartoon is criticizing the program for telling gay kids "hey, don't kill yourself, life gets better, here's my story to prove it" because it doesn't apply to white upper class males. Which might be true, but it doesn't render the overall message ("no matter how bad it is right now, your life can always get better") false. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, if so tell me.

Other way around. According to Dan Savage, only white gay males get to be told it gets better. Hence 0 class awareness. He doesn't give a fuck about transpeople or black lesbians, or hispanic bisexuals.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on February 28, 2012, 09:27:32 pm
Other way around. According to Dan Savage, only white gay males get to be told it gets better. Hence 0 class awareness. He doesn't give a fuck about transpeople or black lesbians, or hispanic bisexuals.

Sorry, I edited it to say "anyone but" after I posted it - I'm not a total idiot. Isn't the content for the project mostly user generated though? Would he turn away a video from a black lesbian or a transperson or a Hispanic bisexual?  If yes, he would actively suppress videos from those groups, the the cartoon is spot on and I withdraw my complaint. If no, he wouldn't turn away videos from those folks if they were submitted, then we get into the secondary class issue of these being primarily youtube videos made by people with access to webcams and quality internet connections- which would be more likely be people lower middle class or higher, frequently white people. And people who don't hate Dan Savage (for any number of the valid reasons), which might cut out people like lesbians, bisexuals, and transpeople.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 28, 2012, 09:28:19 pm
Swing and a miss!

No, really. The cartoon is criticizing the program for telling gay kids "hey, don't kill yourself, life gets better, here's my story to prove it" because it doesn't apply to white upper class males. Which might be true, but it doesn't render the overall message ("no matter how bad it is right now, your life can always get better") false. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, if so tell me.

Other way around. According to Dan Savage, only white gay males get to be told it gets better. Hence 0 class awareness. He doesn't give a fuck about transpeople or black lesbians, or hispanic bisexuals.

Holy crap! Where did he say that?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 28, 2012, 09:30:18 pm
Other way around. According to Dan Savage, only white gay males get to be told it gets better. Hence 0 class awareness. He doesn't give a fuck about transpeople or black lesbians, or hispanic bisexuals.

Sorry, I edited it to say "anyone but" after I posted it - I'm not a total idiot. Isn't the content for the project mostly user generated though? Would he turn away a video from a black lesbian or a transperson or a Hispanic bisexual?  If yes, he would actively suppress videos from those groups, the the cartoon is spot on and I withdraw my complaint. If no, he wouldn't turn away videos from those folks if they were submitted, then we get into the secondary class issue of these being primarily youtube videos made by people with access to webcams and quality internet connections.

Perhaps, but the comic is deriding the maker (Dan Savage) and how the maker views the project.

Swing and a miss!

No, really. The cartoon is criticizing the program for telling gay kids "hey, don't kill yourself, life gets better, here's my story to prove it" because it doesn't apply to white upper class males. Which might be true, but it doesn't render the overall message ("no matter how bad it is right now, your life can always get better") false. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, if so tell me.

Other way around. According to Dan Savage, only white gay males get to be told it gets better. Hence 0 class awareness. He doesn't give a fuck about transpeople or black lesbians, or hispanic bisexuals.

Holy crap! Where did he say that?

You can find various examples here with sources. (http://fucknodansavage.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 28, 2012, 09:34:22 pm
Not to mention that the implication of the message is basically, "You have to stick this out." It's a violent reassignment of guilt. And yeah, maybe your mom did come around to accept you for who you are eventually, but what actually matters is if she does not love you now, when you are at a vulnerable time in your life.

The fact of the matter is that it does not get better for many people, especially the poor, minorities, and transpeople. The latter has a suicide rate three times higher than the rest of the population. Dan Savage is treating anti-LGBT bullying as "Oh, well as soon as you get out of college you can just grow up, move to Seattle, take a trip to Paris, and adopt a baby! It's just so simple!" No, no it's not.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 28, 2012, 10:57:36 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfv5gvJ7w1qbqiluo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on February 28, 2012, 11:28:34 pm
That's kind of a narrow definition of racism. Systematic racism vs incidental racism would be more accurate. Still, the image makes a very good point about oppression.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sandafluffoid on February 29, 2012, 05:46:57 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfv5gvJ7w1qbqiluo1_400.jpg)
Whilst I do get annoyed at people who talk about anti-white prejudice or racism or whatsoever you wish to call it in the same terms as they do the more severe socio-culturally reinforced forms of racism that PoCs encounter on a daily basis, I am not sure I can get behind a poster which just wilfully throws semantics out the window. The power dynamic is important and makes anti PoC racism a far more serious issue, but that just isn't what the word 'racism' means.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Nightmare172 on February 29, 2012, 09:43:08 am
I can't say I can get behind that poster either. Even if semantically its just prejudice, it's still wrong.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on February 29, 2012, 10:23:24 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfv5gvJ7w1qbqiluo1_400.jpg)

While I agree that whites are not oppressed, that poster is still lying.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism)
Quote
rac·ism
noun \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\
Definition of RACISM
1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2: racial prejudice or discrimination

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Racism (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Racism)
Quote
racism
[rey-siz-uhm]
rac·ism
   [rey-siz-uhm]
noun
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races  determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race  is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race  or other races.

If you believe only whites can be racist and no one else, I've got a bridge to sell you.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 29, 2012, 11:56:30 am
Not sure if this belongs here or in Funny Pictures, but considering that the picture is of Santorum, I think this works. Will move if asked.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/407498_10150681078796488_601321487_11719523_1215014272_n.jpg)

Whilst the mosaic contains NSFW content, it's too low-res to actually be NSFW.
I've seen this, the Rick Santorum pic made up of gay porn, all I have to say is
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfi03wHdlo1qbvc38o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on February 29, 2012, 12:30:15 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404955_10150571586967108_552847107_9401377_462707736_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425103_374294392581545_114517875225866_1418234_538263218_n.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/27/120228_Brainwashing_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/24/120226_Political_Science_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429210_396869077005276_108038612554992_1529671_736237932_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on February 29, 2012, 12:48:16 pm

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/24/120226_Political_Science_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

This reminds me of a quote from (IIRC) Ann Tickner where she quotes an exchange between a reporter and a Polish representative in (again, IIRC) the early 90's. The Polish conservative party had just won parliament due to voter dissatisfaction with the economy, a point the conservative party ran on by promising to "get the economy back on track." Several months into their rule, they had passed several laws restricting abortion but not one dealing with the economy (112th Congress, anyone?). The following dialogue is between a reporter and one of the conservative legislators.

Reporter: Your party ran for election and won on the message that you would fix the economy, so why all the focus on abortion.

Legislator: The economy's a very complex subject with no real easy answer. There are a multide of actor's we can't control. We can, however, control abortion.

Again, this is all based on memory from almost a year ago so the dialogue may not be verbatim, but I think it pertains to the cartoon.

EDIT: Upon looking through my school notes, I believe I attributed it to the wrong person. I believe Marysia Zalewski made this point in International Affairs (1995) in an article "Well, What is the Feminist Perspective on Bosnia." Sadly, I'm unable to find the article online, so  :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 29, 2012, 08:19:42 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfv5gvJ7w1qbqiluo1_400.jpg)

While I agree that whites are not oppressed, that poster is still lying.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism)
Quote
rac·ism
noun \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\
Definition of RACISM
1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2: racial prejudice or discrimination

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Racism (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Racism)
Quote
racism
[rey-siz-uhm]
rac·ism
   [rey-siz-uhm]
noun
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races  determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race  is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race  or other races.

If you believe only whites can be racist and no one else, I've got a bridge to sell you.

Check the STFUracists tumblr for a broader explanation as to why the poster is both right and wrong.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on February 29, 2012, 08:40:26 pm
Dan Savage is treating anti-LGBT bullying as "Oh, well as soon as you get out of college you can just grow up, move to Seattle, take a trip to Paris, and adopt a baby! It's just so simple!" No, no it's not.

I never got that vibe at all.  The campaign was in response to gay teen suicides that were in the news about the time it started.  At the time, Dan basically said, "We need to do something to reassure gay teens who are committing suicide so that they don't do it.  High school is a really rough time for anybody, especially suicidal teens, and we need to remind them that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.  Also, gay kids tend not to have a lot of adult gay role models, and thus may not be able to see themselves as gay adults.  If you have something to shoot for, you're less likely to off yourself."


I didn't know about the biphobic, transphobic, racist aspect though.  That's pretty fucked up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on February 29, 2012, 11:22:02 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/200086_153270171399529_125242994202247_296572_5663192_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 01, 2012, 12:06:24 am
Quote
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltfv5gvJ7w1qbqiluo1_400.jpg)

This isn't a criticism so much as an idle thought, but I've never been terribly fond of the term "people of colour".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 01, 2012, 12:07:35 am
Reminds me of this poem.

When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
And when I die, I still black.


And you white people.
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you grey…

And you calling me colored??
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 01, 2012, 12:15:35 am
The thing I don't like about that poem is that it still keeps the focus on skin colour, maintaining the "us vs them" status quo. If the message was more along the lines of "you're coloured too" instead of "I'm less coloured than you", I'd be down with it, but as it stands, the undercurrents of hostility feel very counterproductive.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 01, 2012, 07:01:05 am
The thing I don't like about that poem is that it still keeps the focus on skin colour, maintaining the "us vs them" status quo. If the message was more along the lines of "you're coloured too" instead of "I'm less coloured than you", I'd be down with it, but as it stands, the undercurrents of hostility feel very counterproductive.

Same here. We are all people, people. Sure, some of us have it better than others for very stupid reasons. But as long as we keep on putting up divisions, we can never solve that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Ranger_Joe on March 01, 2012, 03:24:55 pm
The thing I don't like about that poem is that it still keeps the focus on skin colour, maintaining the "us vs them" status quo. If the message was more along the lines of "you're coloured too" instead of "I'm less coloured than you", I'd be down with it, but as it stands, the undercurrents of hostility feel very counterproductive.

Same here. We are all people, people. Sure, some of us have it better than others for very stupid reasons. But as long as we keep on putting up divisions, we can never solve that.

No matter what color you are, everyone bleeds the same color and has the same insides.

SOURCE: Personal Experience in the US Army
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 02, 2012, 08:55:46 am
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/91513e09.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 02, 2012, 11:47:49 am
You know, I'm more bothered by the fact that the anti-abortion crowd thinks that people just go and have abortions like it's a trip to the fucking spa after an drug-filled orgy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Mechtaur on March 02, 2012, 11:48:48 am
So, does that mean she is a hooker and in the slave trade?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: rtvc2012 on March 02, 2012, 11:59:48 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404955_10150571586967108_552847107_9401377_462707736_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425103_374294392581545_114517875225866_1418234_538263218_n.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/27/120228_Brainwashing_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/02/24/120226_Political_Science_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429210_396869077005276_108038612554992_1529671_736237932_n.jpg)
Let me add to the last one:
Anti-American = anti-Republican
Muslim/Kenyan = n****r
Communist/socialist = anyone to the left of Eric Cartman
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 02, 2012, 12:39:44 pm
So, does that mean she is a hooker and in the slave trade?

I don't care.  I'm just happy to see those two Republitards going into full-on panic mode. :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 02, 2012, 01:08:41 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417175_338233056221552_284438941600964_997530_105883509_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 02, 2012, 01:41:55 pm
Reminds me of this poem.

When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
And when I die, I still black.


And you white people.
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you grey…

And you calling me colored??

And when I grew up I had a comprehensive grasp of the English language.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 02, 2012, 02:13:10 pm
I think that may have been written back in the pseudo-ancient times when every black talked like Uncle Remus.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 02, 2012, 03:34:18 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417175_338233056221552_284438941600964_997530_105883509_n.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSoEIN18WI
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 02, 2012, 05:28:34 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/221809_10150181700361545_23790541544_7079846_7997608_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 02, 2012, 10:59:48 pm
I think that may have been written back in the pseudo-ancient times when every black talked like Uncle Remus.

As I recall, different forms of it have been around since at least the early 19th century, possibly earlier, though I could be wrong. I've seen updated versions with proper grammar.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 02, 2012, 11:18:53 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/432211_361118090577564_113544412001601_1156445_6580153_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on March 03, 2012, 07:08:26 am
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/852.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 03, 2012, 05:11:28 pm
Why would Anne Frank stay 15?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 03, 2012, 05:15:11 pm
Through the magic of L'oreal's Revitalift 2 in 1 Cleanser.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 03, 2012, 06:18:05 pm
And there goes my drink ALL over my keyboard.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 03, 2012, 07:39:39 pm
Through the magic of L'oreal's Revitalift 2 in 1 Cleanser.

Well played.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 03, 2012, 08:32:02 pm
Through the magic of L'oreal's Revitalift 2 in 1 Cleanser.

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lltzgnHi5F1qzib3wo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on March 03, 2012, 10:43:00 pm
Why would Anne Frank stay 15?

Because religious logic.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 03, 2012, 10:53:30 pm
Perhaps people don't age in Mormon heaven?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 03, 2012, 10:59:48 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426571_10150565426196780_505906779_9133085_372006994_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419287_377459758948938_196601040368145_1422203_1569023608_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 03, 2012, 11:00:20 pm
Well, once you die your body doesn't age anymore... also eternal youth. So I can sort of see where they're coming from.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on March 04, 2012, 09:00:20 am
By that logic, infants would always be infants. What fun would it be to be in heaven and be six weeks old forever? No, I think they haven't thought that through.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: D Laurier on March 04, 2012, 10:43:13 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404955_10150571586967108_552847107_9401377_462707736_n.jpg)

I want this on a t-shirt
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: D Laurier on March 04, 2012, 10:47:50 am
The thing I don't like about that poem is that it still keeps the focus on skin colour, maintaining the "us vs them" status quo. If the message was more along the lines of "you're coloured too" instead of "I'm less coloured than you", I'd be down with it, but as it stands, the undercurrents of hostility feel very counterproductive.
We are all brown.
In summer we are all a slightly darker shade of brown.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: D Laurier on March 04, 2012, 11:58:04 am
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxavu6xcV31r55d2io1_500.jpg)

I want this on a t-shirt too
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 12:28:00 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428059_259918074091021_103172666432230_659699_1913134533_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426607_401819166502144_259184544098941_1750554_1821277691_n.jpg)

(http://culturewarclasswar.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/peasants-for-plutocracy-by-michael-dal-cerro2_thumb.jpg?w=590&h=456)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 04, 2012, 12:37:16 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/423070_372559036095750_107699875915002_1381358_551853765_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on March 04, 2012, 12:44:27 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/423070_372559036095750_107699875915002_1381358_551853765_n.jpg)

More of a reason to hate my state :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 04, 2012, 01:59:41 pm
To see more pictures:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150720349477642.471133.48762312641&type=3
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 04, 2012, 02:32:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426571_10150565426196780_505906779_9133085_372006994_n.jpg)

Genuinely very hard without the answers. Also, is it just me, or is Mr. Burns actually to the left of Romney on the basis of these statements?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 04, 2012, 05:56:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426571_10150565426196780_505906779_9133085_372006994_n.jpg)

Genuinely very hard without the answers. Also, is it just me, or is Mr. Burns actually to the left of Romney on the basis of these statements?

Probably because Mr. Burns is more of the comedic villain that occasionally does something right.

It's kinda hard to be to the right of Santorum without veering into Godwin territory.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 04, 2012, 06:17:25 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/417062_263224197090183_100002078133160_569938_1856370843_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 08:56:43 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430240_377084448969206_63434006_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429196_378331892195058_196601040368145_1425232_434923770_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430387_10150714310771159_195858376158_11552700_244353795_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423881_334694493233394_109496509086528_810119_38335434_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 04, 2012, 09:20:21 pm
The thing I don't like about that poem is that it still keeps the focus on skin colour, maintaining the "us vs them" status quo. If the message was more along the lines of "you're coloured too" instead of "I'm less coloured than you", I'd be down with it, but as it stands, the undercurrents of hostility feel very counterproductive.
We are all brown.
In summer we are all a slightly darker shade of brown.
Tell that to the people who go from white to red. And albinos. :p
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 04, 2012, 10:40:50 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/417335_2850145808644_1109432743_32167240_493189507_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 04, 2012, 10:59:12 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426571_10150565426196780_505906779_9133085_372006994_n.jpg)

Genuinely very hard without the answers. Also, is it just me, or is Mr. Burns actually to the left of Romney on the basis of these statements?

Probably because Mr. Burns is more of the comedic villain that occasionally does something right.

It's kinda hard to be to the right of Santorum without veering into Godwin territory.
This is fucking epic.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 04, 2012, 11:00:26 pm
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/32f4d044-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 04, 2012, 11:49:20 pm
(http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/breitbartcar.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421628_378420842186163_196601040368145_1425450_1509144299_n.jpg)
You know I've always loved this photo of Lousie Brooks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Brooks), now I love it even more.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 05, 2012, 12:48:26 am
Mmm... Sexy. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 05, 2012, 01:19:21 am
Is it ironic that elephants live in matriarchal societies?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 05, 2012, 01:55:00 am
Yeah, come to think of it.  Elephants are also quite intelligent and value their young, and aged, and respect their dying, and dead.  Hmmmmm...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on March 05, 2012, 03:38:28 am
Are we allowed to post parody comics in here?

This is one of my favourites:
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hrldlw.png)

(Commentary on Obama's visit to China a year or two back)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 05, 2012, 07:00:46 am
Seeing that made me want to hurt something O_o
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 05, 2012, 09:33:22 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yO177iU7eAI/TzTXvAypJgI/AAAAAAAAD3M/sThBWCPuEpI/s320/Lenin+Cat.jpg)

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/225/437/we-can-do-it.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 05, 2012, 10:00:40 am
Using Leia as a model would fit other kinds of propaganda posters better. In this stance, she just looks weird.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 05, 2012, 10:05:11 am
eh, I liked it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 05, 2012, 10:16:40 am
She doesn't look that bad in the poster, Yla. :)

Also, I like the one with...Lenin-cat, is it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 05, 2012, 11:02:16 am
I love Star Wars Propaganda posters, they're always full of win
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 05, 2012, 11:09:33 am
Until the recent renovation, there was an ancient sticker at the wall in the toilets at my university, quoting Karl Marx's "The philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it.", Leia with an E-11 in hand next to it. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 05, 2012, 11:25:40 am
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/02/120304_Limbaugh_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2012-03/92053160-04224900.jpg)

(http://www.nationalconfidential.com/images/2012/03/new-yorker-santorum-romney.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426144_10150597046001275_177486166274_9526644_1129054677_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 05, 2012, 01:14:01 pm
(http://www.nationalconfidential.com/images/2012/03/new-yorker-santorum-romney.jpg)

This one gets funnier when you realize what the dog did on the roof...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 05, 2012, 01:14:35 pm
Explain?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 05, 2012, 01:25:29 pm

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426144_10150597046001275_177486166274_9526644_1129054677_n.jpg)
(http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1330742600704_8616401.png)
(http://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/filestorage/snooki-pregnant-jersey-shore-baby-ecards-someecards.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 05, 2012, 01:25:53 pm
Explain?
Basically his dog's shit creaped down the back of his windshield
See Romney I know this might seem too advanced and elitist but when you take your dog on trips put him in the trunk if it's a station wagon or van. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on March 05, 2012, 01:41:15 pm
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg600/scaled.php?server=600&filename=horseyracismgrows1t470.jpg&res=medium)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: D Laurier on March 05, 2012, 01:49:44 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/423070_372559036095750_107699875915002_1381358_551853765_n.jpg)

More of a reason to hate my state :(

Looks a lot like Harper's dream for Canada
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 05, 2012, 03:33:19 pm
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg600/scaled.php?server=600&filename=horseyracismgrows1t470.jpg&res=medium)

Wow, it's like...

Jetsons meets Fifth Element.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 05, 2012, 03:52:35 pm
Eh, i'm more optimistic and think that most our prejudices will go away.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SimSim on March 05, 2012, 06:40:43 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/417335_2850145808644_1109432743_32167240_493189507_n.jpg)
I get the point of this, and I agree with it, but it's incorrect about the free healthcare. Members of Congress, like all Federal employees, do have tax payer subsidized health insurance. But they also have to pay a portion of the insurance out of their paycheck.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 05, 2012, 09:34:00 pm
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421792_10150595629371275_177486166274_9519179_1012771238_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 05, 2012, 09:41:53 pm
-snip-
I get the point of this, and I agree with it, but it's incorrect about the free healthcare. Members of Congress, like all Federal employees, do have tax payer subsidized health insurance. But they also have to pay a portion of the insurance out of their paycheck.

Their paycheck... that they get from tax payer money.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Da Rat Bastid on March 06, 2012, 12:35:41 pm
Not a cartoon, but still awesome:

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/7dcf9115.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on March 06, 2012, 04:07:55 pm
Their paycheck... that they get from tax payer money.

The same of which could be said for teachers, firefighters, police officers, etc. It isn't tax payer money once it goes into their paycheck, it's their money.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SimSim on March 06, 2012, 06:12:16 pm
-snip-
I get the point of this, and I agree with it, but it's incorrect about the free healthcare. Members of Congress, like all Federal employees, do have tax payer subsidized health insurance. But they also have to pay a portion of the insurance out of their paycheck.

Their paycheck... that they get from tax payer money.
Yes, but once your paid it's your money. Since it's deducted from their paychecks it's not free.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 06, 2012, 06:16:10 pm
Not a cartoon, but still awesome:

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/SabrinaTheInkWitch/7dcf9115.jpg)

"I'm being persecuted by feminazi radicals!" /limbaugh
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 06, 2012, 06:49:46 pm
(http://thismodernworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/TMW2012-02-29colorlowres.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/35/2012/03/06/107613_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/46/2012/03/05/107586_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/98/2012/03/05/107554_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 06, 2012, 07:05:22 pm
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/35/2012/03/06/107613_600.jpg)

You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on March 06, 2012, 07:09:13 pm
I've seen that porno once.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 06, 2012, 07:57:55 pm
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/35/2012/03/06/107613_600.jpg)

You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?

(http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ZQdH9.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lime Paradox on March 06, 2012, 08:37:03 pm
You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?

...Apparently there's an entire Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_paradox) dedicated to that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 06, 2012, 08:45:46 pm
You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?

...Apparently there's an entire Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_paradox) dedicated to that.

So apparently Pinocchio's nose would grow even if he was telling the truth.

... Huh.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 06, 2012, 08:56:49 pm
You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?

...Apparently there's an entire Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_paradox) dedicated to that.

I'm so glad we have a page devoted entirely to that. And it's longer than a few other articles I've seen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on March 07, 2012, 01:12:37 am
You know, there's something I've always wondered about Pinocchio: If he were to verbalize a paradox ("This sentence is false.", etc.), would his nose rapidly grow and shrink over and over again?

...Apparently there's an entire Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_paradox) dedicated to that.

I'm so glad we have a page devoted entirely to that. And it's longer than a few other articles I've seen.

I am pretty tired so I'm not sure, but was this solution mentioned?:  Where Pinocchio says 'my nose grows now', it does not grow at that exact moment (now) rendering the statement false, therefore his nose grows briefly afterwards? 

And if he says 'My nose will grow', without the specific time frame (now), that could easily mean that he will lie at some point in the future, making the statement true, without any contradiction.  Which I think was mentioned briefly.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 07, 2012, 02:06:47 am
(http://2.images.theweek.com/img/dir_0059/29510_cartoon_main/pro-choice-choose-to-move.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dhonig2/YourAbortionMyAbortion800.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 07, 2012, 03:01:12 am
The simple solution to the Pinocchio problem is...

He told a lie, his nose grows.  The lie becomes a truth, so the nose shrinks back to normal.  And then it stays normal until he tells his next lie.

After all, Pinoch didn't say "My nose is now going to grow and stay long".  Just that it'd grow.  Nothing about it shrinking again.

There.  It took me two lines to do what that entire wikipedia article fretted about.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 07, 2012, 05:25:17 am
Also, if I recall correctly, Pinocchio's nose grows if upon lie, not upon an untruth - there's a difference. So he could be erring. Simple as that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 07, 2012, 09:39:50 am
I still want to know what happens if the liar's paradox he's verbalizing has nothing to do with his nose.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 07, 2012, 11:54:38 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/seifer22532/magicblastocystgh9.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 07, 2012, 12:28:34 pm
Not a cartoon but:

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/427733_10150600868861275_177486166274_9537594_692228154_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 07, 2012, 01:10:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Xg6cA.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 07, 2012, 03:31:39 pm
(http://www.sun-sentinel.com/media/photo/2012-02/108559200-27131834.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 07, 2012, 07:14:00 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/64770_361446723886596_174612345903369_1096154_1673386495_n.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/06/120307_The_Flip-Flops_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/16/2012/03/07/107713_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 07, 2012, 07:20:24 pm
Satan looks kinda hot in that last one.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 07, 2012, 07:25:13 pm
The funny thing is that it says it's a conservative cartoon, but I see it as saying Breibart was such scum, he's not worthy of hell even.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 07, 2012, 07:30:16 pm
Here's a link (http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/264259-kony-2012) for a great pic about all that Joseph Kony crap that's been making it's way around the internet lately. I'd post it direct, but it's massive (652x7453). Also, may not be a "Cartoon" exactly, but I think it about sums up the Humanitarian Crisis of the Week.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on March 07, 2012, 07:53:45 pm
Ok this is worst and best.  But you'll understand why...

First
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2012/3/5/23/enhanced-buzz-5680-1331009196-10.jpg)

and the response...
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/3/5/23/enhanced-buzz-22192-1331009209-3.jpg)

maybe I'm ina liberal bubble but that doesn't seem like a very good anti-obama meme to me.  Didn't they try that (and fail ) on Bill Clinton?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/maybe-most-powerful-anti-obama-meme-of-2012
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on March 07, 2012, 07:57:53 pm
Their paycheck... that they get from tax payer money.

The same of which could be said for teachers, firefighters, police officers, etc. It isn't tax payer money once it goes into their paycheck, it's their money.

Try telling hat to cons.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 07, 2012, 07:58:26 pm
Being a pilot doesn't mean you'd be able to effectively run a country.  ::) But I would say that it qualifies for the worse political cartoon side because it's an inept attempt at showing that Rick Perry is better as a candidate.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 07, 2012, 08:48:04 pm
(http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/121704/oreillymethod550.png)

(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/312562/Kos-40-teaser.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 08, 2012, 03:08:23 am
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m062qiS0Cg1qdc32wo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on March 08, 2012, 07:36:05 am
Their paycheck... that they get from tax payer money.

The same of which could be said for teachers, firefighters, police officers, etc. It isn't tax payer money once it goes into their paycheck, it's their money.

Try telling hat to cons.

This all reminds me of a congressman who wanted to get porn removed from AAFES (Army-Air Force Exchange system; basically the retail stores on Army and Air Force bases).  His reasoning was that tax payers pay our salaries, so it shouldn't be going for things like pornography.

Yet he never suggested tax payers determine what his salary went for...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 08, 2012, 01:03:43 pm
^^

This logic is a slippery slope.

My money goes to the paycheck of every service and industry I give money to. Ergo, I can tell them what to do with said money? Eh, no.

The army provides it's service of protection. I could care less if s/he/they/whateverdude needs a skin mag to blow off some steam.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 08, 2012, 06:38:09 pm
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/429692_244387902317542_100002390024330_506041_1067282174_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on March 08, 2012, 06:39:30 pm
^^

This logic is a slippery slope.

My money goes to the paycheck of every service and industry I give money to. Ergo, I can tell them what to do with said money? Eh, no.

The army provides it's service of protection. I could care less if s/he/they/whateverdude needs a skin mag to blow off some steam.

BUT THAT'S NOT GOD'S PLAN FOR THE ARMY!

Ironbite-seriously, that's their logic.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 08, 2012, 10:24:14 pm
Wouldn’t it cost society more money to deal with all the unwanted babies than it would to help makes sure there aren’t so many in the first place?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 08, 2012, 10:30:37 pm
Wouldn’t it cost society more money to deal with all the unwanted babies than it would to help makes sure there aren’t so many in the first place?

Yes.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 08, 2012, 11:22:44 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419622_318482518206879_102702636451536_858665_1729715761_n.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/73/2012/03/08/107818_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/112/2012/03/08/107822_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 08, 2012, 11:30:29 pm
Quote from: nickiknack link=topic=10.msg36690#msg36690 date=1331266964 [img
http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/73/2012/03/08/107818_600.jpg[/img]

Isn't it funny that Ron Paul is in the party of Lincoln?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 09, 2012, 06:34:50 am
I think they should only be able to claim status of “The Party of Lincoln” if their platform is identical to the Republican platform of 1860.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 09, 2012, 09:41:19 am
I think they should only be able to claim status of “The Party of Lincoln” if their platform is identical to the Republican platform of 1860.
Anti-slavery is still a legitimate issue. Slavery rings still circle the globe. Not that most Americans give two shits.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 09, 2012, 09:45:27 am
I think they should only be able to claim status of “The Party of Lincoln” if their platform is identical to the Republican platform of 1860.
Anti-slavery is still a legitimate issue. Slavery rings still circle the globe. Not that most Americans give two shits.
True that.  Also the only one who has not made any outright racist statements is Romney.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 09, 2012, 05:38:22 pm
(http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/2011-10-04/index-1.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 09, 2012, 05:39:55 pm
I think they should only be able to claim status of “The Party of Lincoln” if their platform is identical to the Republican platform of 1860.
Anti-slavery is still a legitimate issue. Slavery rings still circle the globe. Not that most Americans give two shits.

It is not as severe as 1863 South Carolina. At least slaves do not make up a majority of a huge country's population.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 09, 2012, 05:51:37 pm
Shouldn't Lincoln be facepalming?  Or grabbing each in turn and eating them?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Canadian Mojo on March 09, 2012, 06:38:56 pm
Wouldn’t it cost society more money to deal with all the unwanted babies than it would to help makes sure there aren’t so many in the first place?
Not if you just ignore the problem and let them die.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 09, 2012, 06:44:06 pm
Wouldn’t it cost society more money to deal with all the unwanted babies than it would to help makes sure there aren’t so many in the first place?
Not if you just ignore the problem and let them die.
But then you have to pay for cleaning up the bodies.

There is always a cost.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 09, 2012, 08:04:49 pm
God before reason!

You don't see "in reason we trust" on our money!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 09, 2012, 08:58:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424152_269791313097884_253546571389025_753783_19383071_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423146_3504681502756_1443326658_3326783_1118186305_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/64714_380111968666454_114517875225866_1432637_793195809_n.jpg)

(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Romney-Regatta.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420159_3452774288837_1555184805_2998401_813919886_n.jpg)

(http://addictinginfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/GOPCrossFlag-300x199.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 09, 2012, 11:24:08 pm
Ooh, like that last one. Nice Genius Reference.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 10, 2012, 07:33:21 pm
Sinclair Lewis?

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/424202_10150606993211275_177486166274_9553769_2030856088_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 10, 2012, 10:53:42 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/425952_10150669217922722_281168802721_9113012_244177490_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419851_346078362100139_100000939347809_931477_313519528_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425809_10150657594469264_247763399263_8849170_1964346673_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420966_369683336386212_162379530449928_1254563_1154937865_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 10, 2012, 11:10:23 pm
That statue sure looks pissed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 10, 2012, 11:16:03 pm
I totally swear that I had not seen that last cartoon before I tossed out a similar idea in the thread about the Rush statue.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on March 11, 2012, 12:57:57 am
Lexicon's comic is awesome.

That crucifiction comic on the other hand is somehow equally horrible and accurate.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Morgenleoht on March 11, 2012, 01:43:35 am
I can see the kid in the crucifixion one as a terrified closeted son of a fundie just by the look of horror on his face...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 11, 2012, 01:57:16 am
There is actually this one movie I saw (I forget what it was) where the Anti-Christ was actually the son of an abusive preacher who crucified his own son to a fence because they were visited by CPS or a concerned neighbor or something, I forget.

The Anti-Christ was someone who used demons to make the illusion of healing people, but really, that's all it was, an illusion.

Surprisingly not a bad film for one that was so pro-Christian.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on March 11, 2012, 08:28:13 am
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120310.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 11, 2012, 12:19:03 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/431303_389186437758795_275373239140116_1494567_1721592615_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420755_363635003667768_174612345903369_1102468_2037804596_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429342_382626418432272_196601040368145_1436692_559400498_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/432140_363457590352176_174612345903369_1101619_1529148976_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422807_338844159493775_284438941600964_999314_245215036_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 11, 2012, 04:59:25 pm
Ok this is worst and best.  But you'll understand why...

First
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2012/3/5/23/enhanced-buzz-5680-1331009196-10.jpg)

and the response...
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/3/5/23/enhanced-buzz-22192-1331009209-3.jpg)

maybe I'm ina liberal bubble but that doesn't seem like a very good anti-obama meme to me.  Didn't they try that (and fail ) on Bill Clinton?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/maybe-most-powerful-anti-obama-meme-of-2012


Obama was quite a hottie back in the day.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 11, 2012, 05:02:06 pm
The man had a sense of style then, and he's got it to this day.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 11, 2012, 06:16:03 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/424086_399359730090680_224319224261399_1552905_542540822_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on March 11, 2012, 09:33:25 pm
Those aren't future welfare recipients.

Ironbite-those are future cannon fodder.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 11, 2012, 10:02:21 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 11, 2012, 10:09:52 pm
Oh my god best comic ever
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 11, 2012, 10:18:06 pm
So fucking true.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 11, 2012, 10:18:47 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg)

Dear political cartoonists: Not every object in the image needs to be labeled. This comic would have worked just as well with about half of the text.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 11, 2012, 10:22:08 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg)

Dear political cartoonists: Not every object in the image needs to be labeled. This comic would have worked just as well with about half of the text.

And it works just fine with the text.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 11, 2012, 10:38:59 pm
But not necessarily as well. The text adds a lot of clutter.

But then, I suppose the artist may be attempting to reach some of those audiences that need everything explained to them. In that case, it only does work with the labels.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 11, 2012, 10:43:48 pm
But not necessarily as well. The text adds a lot of clutter.

But then, I suppose the artist may be attempting to reach some of those audiences that need everything explained to them. In that case, it only does work with the labels.
This one the labels are necessary but others not so much
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 11, 2012, 10:55:32 pm
The “Trillions in Bailouts/Tax Avoidance” labels are most definitely not necessary, especially in light of the other labels
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 11, 2012, 11:02:29 pm
But not necessarily as well. The text adds a lot of clutter.

But then, I suppose the artist may be attempting to reach some of those audiences that need everything explained to them. In that case, it only does work with the labels.

On the other hand, I've seen a ton of political cartoons (in this very thread) that pretty much need labels because people are unrecognizable, or the imagery is so vague that only hipsters get it.

Or perhaps there's people out there that just aren't aware of every political event happening at once, like me.  Because I'm too cheap to pay for a subscription to a newsletter.

To be honest, I didn't even really notice the Triilions in Bailouts/Tax Avoidance too much.  I mean, I saw them, I read them, but they didn't catch my eye or anything.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 11, 2012, 11:18:26 pm
Didn't mean to start an argument...

Here's a great political cartoonist: Clay Bennett (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/cartoons/)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on March 12, 2012, 04:05:47 am
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385045_229875700410540_157706297627481_651367_1740277181_n.jpg)

Dear political cartoonists: Not every object in the image needs to be labeled. This comic would have worked just as well with about half of the text.

(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20080702.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 12, 2012, 05:46:37 am
SMBC... never change.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 12, 2012, 07:58:04 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/417731_396288310397822_224319224261399_1544232_113891415_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: davedan on March 12, 2012, 08:06:12 pm
That last line is gold.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 12, 2012, 08:14:33 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421305_370883272932885_162379530449928_1258459_1148134641_n.jpg)

Here's the Doonesbury strip that a few newspapers are refusing to run:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417086_256108204473191_1024209809_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 12, 2012, 08:16:50 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421305_370883272932885_162379530449928_1258459_1148134641_n.jpg)

Here's the Doonesbury strip that a few newspapers are refusing to run:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417086_256108204473191_1024209809_n.jpg)

...that's it? That sounds like your typical Doonesbury - no punchline, no humor, liberal commentary, and scene. What's got newspapers refusing to run it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on March 12, 2012, 08:25:38 pm
...that's it? That sounds like your typical Doonesbury - no punchline, no humor, liberal commentary, and scene. What's got newspapers refusing to run it?

I would imagine the fact that it portrays a woman getting an abortion and the tone of the comic being somewhat flippant about it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 12, 2012, 08:55:03 pm
...that's it? That sounds like your typical Doonesbury - no punchline, no humor, liberal commentary, and scene. What's got newspapers refusing to run it?

I would imagine the fact that it portrays a woman getting an abortion and the tone of the comic being somewhat flippant about it.

Plus the scarlet letter (nice touch, that) on the clipboard.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 12, 2012, 09:04:12 pm
Were Hispanics ever voting Republican I mean there are social conservatives but since 2009 they've been isolated
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 13, 2012, 02:21:13 am
Here's the Doonesbury strip that a few newspapers are refusing to run:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417086_256108204473191_1024209809_n.jpg)

And the follow-up:

(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/12724b604ad0012f2fd100163e41dd5b)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 13, 2012, 02:17:17 pm
I love how nothing designed to make people think gets aired/published anymore because it might offend someone.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 13, 2012, 03:51:26 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/431985_3036024975381_1105650498_32542132_1364563050_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/421139_182664995183085_100003187586518_281456_1566788268_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/378998_10151071219275111_744200110_21979985_624117732_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/423737_10150612154296275_177486166274_9573172_71572785_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 13, 2012, 08:50:06 pm
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/m/9/4/Republican-Survival-Suit.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 13, 2012, 08:58:21 pm
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/m/9/4/Republican-Survival-Suit.jpg)
Good but I would have added imaginary Sharia Law since protecting against Sharia law might make more sense in say Turkey
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 13, 2012, 09:57:04 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430250_322333407825820_112713662121130_858256_2071360345_n.jpg)

(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Year-of-the-Woman.jpg)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/12/120313_The_Ballot_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 13, 2012, 11:43:13 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430250_322333407825820_112713662121130_858256_2071360345_n.jpg)
That is offensive to drummers everywhere.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 14, 2012, 12:50:20 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/432090_380914321919552_114517875225866_1435038_1813318275_n.jpg)



(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/421443_374326669244984_114517875225866_1418327_1745117053_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 14, 2012, 04:13:17 am
(http://i41.tinypic.com/fuykj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 14, 2012, 01:09:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qdg3v.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 14, 2012, 01:30:11 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 14, 2012, 01:46:04 pm
(http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ucomics.com/la120302.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 14, 2012, 02:41:43 pm
Isn't it technically counterproductive to portray Rush as a whore in an attempt to criticize him on calling other people whores?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 14, 2012, 04:06:18 pm
I'm more interested in the fact that that image will haunt my nightmares.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 14, 2012, 04:49:46 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/3/13/1331669772094/Steve-Bell-14.3.2012-001.jpg)

Placed here, if for no other reason than the coinage of "horseberg".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 14, 2012, 05:18:25 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/3/13/1331669772094/Steve-Bell-14.3.2012-001.jpg)

Placed here, if for no other reason than the coinage of "horseberg".

I'm not sure what that one means personally, but it involves equines, so I love it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 14, 2012, 05:37:04 pm
I'd say that both Orwell and Huxley have been proven to be right- just not in Australia or the US. Brezhnev Russia was a pretty straight adoption of 1984.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 14, 2012, 07:40:22 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 14, 2012, 07:43:53 pm
the continuation of the "controversial" Doonesbury comic
(http://addictinginfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/3896961.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 14, 2012, 08:05:08 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

*coughs* "Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship (http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/), but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context."

Though I do agree it's a good blend all things considered.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 14, 2012, 08:08:29 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

It wasn't about censorship, it was about how television and mass media is ruining literature forever. He falls more on the "Huxley" side.

He also doesn't own a computer and thinks the internet is a scam.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 14, 2012, 08:11:09 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

It wasn't about censorship, it was about how television and mass media is ruining literature forever. He falls more on the "Huxley" side.

He also doesn't own a computer and thinks the internet is a scam.

To be fair he did finally release Fahrenheit 451 onto e-book format. It's odd that he wouldn't since it would be read which is the opposite of the fear he has.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 14, 2012, 08:31:49 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

It wasn't about censorship, it was about how television and mass media is ruining literature forever. He falls more on the "Huxley" side.

He also doesn't own a computer and thinks the internet is a scam.

To be fair he did finally release Fahrenheit 451 onto e-book format. It's odd that he wouldn't since it would be read which is the opposite of the fear he has.
the guy is a major luddite he thought the same about radio
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 14, 2012, 08:35:47 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

*coughs* "Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship (http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/), but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context."

Though I do agree it's a good blend all things considered.

What Bradbury intended and what people get out of it are often different things. As it is, although Montag’s wife helps exemplify this “TV is evil” thing, the vast amount of attention paid to the Censorship issue tends to make it much clearer and more memorable. Hell, the “TV is Evil” aspect didn’t even feature much in Beatty’s “history lesson,” instead focusing on a bit of “Political Correctness Gone Mad.” If Bradbury truly intended Farenheit 451’s primary theme to be anti-television, he failed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 14, 2012, 08:42:27 pm
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

*coughs* "Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship (http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/), but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context."

Though I do agree it's a good blend all things considered.

What Bradbury intended and what people get out of it are often different things. As it is, although Montag’s wife helps exemplify this “TV is evil” thing, the vast amount of attention paid to the Censorship issue tends to make it much clearer and more memorable. Hell, the “TV is Evil” aspect didn’t even feature much in Beatty’s “history lesson,” instead focusing on a bit of “Political Correctness Gone Mad.” If Bradbury truly intended Farenheit 451’s primary theme to be anti-television, he failed.

Never said they were the same. I'm only saying it wasn't intended to be about censorship. People read it that way. And even his own publisher spread the idea it was about censorship. I was just pointing out it wasn't according to the Voice of God.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 14, 2012, 08:48:52 pm
Never said they were the same. I'm only saying it wasn't intended to be about censorship. People read it that way. And even his own publisher spread the idea it was about censorship. I was just pointing out it wasn't according to the Voice of God.

Well, I do not put a lot of stock into “Death of the Author,” but it does have a certain range of applicability. While the author’s interpretation of a work is usually “more correct” it does not invalidate the correctness of what other people get in it. But the fact that it is easier to get a different message than what was supposedly intended in this case may give Death of the Author just a bit more pull.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 14, 2012, 10:11:06 pm
Never said they were the same. I'm only saying it wasn't intended to be about censorship. People read it that way. And even his own publisher spread the idea it was about censorship. I was just pointing out it wasn't according to the Voice of God.

Well, I do not put a lot of stock into “Death of the Author,” but it does have a certain range of applicability. While the author’s interpretation of a work is usually “more correct” it does not invalidate the correctness of what other people get in it. But the fact that it is easier to get a different message than what was supposedly intended in this case may give Death of the Author just a bit more pull.
See as most critics including sparknotes say censorship
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 14, 2012, 10:16:37 pm
As near as I can tell the “It’s about television” comment was relatively recent, too. And memory is pretty damn fickle after half a century. It’s likely that an older, even grumpier Bradbury is looking at it through a distorted lens.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 14, 2012, 10:25:08 pm
As near as I can tell the “It’s about television” comment was relatively recent, too. And memory is pretty damn fickle after half a century. It’s likely that an older, even grumpier Bradbury is looking at it through a distorted lens.
Probably as that interpretation makes less sense with the internet becoming a giant fact checker
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on March 15, 2012, 03:24:37 am
Meanwhile, I posit that both are actually correct, as the ideologies they feared aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

Same here. I think Fareheit 451 actually has a nice blend on the concepts, even if it hits you a bit more heavily with the “Censorship!” end of the stick. Maybe Bradbury was closest of all?

It wasn't about censorship, it was about how television and mass media is ruining literature forever. He falls more on the "Huxley" side.

He also doesn't own a computer and thinks the internet is a scam.

To be fair he did finally release Fahrenheit 451 onto e-book format. It's odd that he wouldn't since it would be read which is the opposite of the fear he has.

Because you're not really reading it.  I mean, it's not a real book, unless it's made from a dead tree.

Bradbury's a good author, but he does have a bit of a Luddite streak.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: zupper on March 15, 2012, 04:36:20 am
(http://pics.kuvaton.com/bshit/immigration_blame2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on March 15, 2012, 07:03:29 am
Fahrenheit 451: I'm not buying the "it's about television" intepretation, not least because said interpretation came about long after the "it's about censorship" one had been freely allowed to flourish, and after, apparently, Bradbury wrote an introduction agreeing with the idea. I can't help but feel that the newer interpretation is Bradbury wanting to have a rant about modern media and linking it to his book in order to get headlines. What's annoying is, Bradbury's a writer. He could write another fucking book that is about television, and have publishers bill it as the spiritual sequel to F451, but as far as I'm aware, this hasn't happened.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 15, 2012, 09:42:26 am
Fahrenheit 451: I'm not buying the "it's about television" intepretation, not least because said interpretation came about long after the "it's about censorship" one had been freely allowed to flourish, and after, apparently, Bradbury wrote an introduction agreeing with the idea. I can't help but feel that the newer interpretation is Bradbury wanting to have a rant about modern media and linking it to his book in order to get headlines. What's annoying is, Bradbury's a writer. He could write another fucking book that is about television, and have publishers bill it as the spiritual sequel to F451, but as far as I'm aware, this hasn't happened.
I guess this is why the "it's not about censorship" claim is odd. I have an edition of 451 where in his introduction he writes about the horrors of censorship, the irony of his book being banned, how he emphasized censorship in his re-write for the stage version... He talks about censorship non-stop.

I've read his only authorized biography as well, where they talk about 451 being about censorship.

I don't know when he changed his mind about his own work, but regardless of what Bradbury says and does, and regardless of his intent, I enjoy his books all the same.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 15, 2012, 12:12:08 pm
(http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=robtornoeEF076224-271B-1420-D8B8-69EDD66EAC2F.jpg&width=380)

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(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 15, 2012, 03:04:54 pm
Re: Fahrenheit 451- Fair enough, fair enough.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on March 15, 2012, 03:22:55 pm
*coughs* "Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship (http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/), but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context."

Though I do agree it's a good blend all things considered.
None of which covers the active destruction of books, the social disintegration or the stunningly self destructive behavior repeatedly demonstrated. It's exaggerated social commentary, hitting a number of topics and assigning it a single meaning is rather insulting to the material. And unlike a lot of other similar books, it's actually an interesting read.

Edit: Douple plus bonus, I'd never have given a squat about Bradbury's writing without having watched Ray Bradbury Theater as a kid. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 15, 2012, 03:40:04 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Anyone else take this into Photoshop just to see if they could run the maze?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on March 15, 2012, 03:52:40 pm
I just did it with my cursor, it wasn't too hard. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 15, 2012, 03:56:56 pm
*coughs* "Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship (http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/), but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context."

Though I do agree it's a good blend all things considered.
None of which covers the active destruction of books, the social disintegration or the stunningly self destructive behavior repeatedly demonstrated. It's exaggerated social commentary, hitting a number of topics and assigning it a single meaning is rather insulting to the material. And unlike a lot of other similar books, it's actually an interesting read.

Edit: Douple plus bonus, I'd never have given a squat about Bradbury's writing without having watched Ray Bradbury Theater as a kid. Make of that what you will.

Complain to Bradbury not to me. I'm not the one who said it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 15, 2012, 05:31:12 pm
451 is quite a dumb, derivative book. Not sure why popular.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 15, 2012, 07:05:21 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

That reminds me… I registered to vote at my new address today. Got me thinking about this kind of shit. How the republicans are so scared someone is going to take their guns if they get them registered, but see no problem with voters being registered.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 15, 2012, 10:33:17 pm
Today's edition of the Doonesbury strip that the Republicans have a problem with:
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 15, 2012, 10:37:24 pm
“I Thee Rape.”

Well, it’s no surprise that newspapers aren’t showing that one. By which I mean, it reflects poorly on the papers anyways. But even without the current hullabaloo of the issue it is getting at would be a death sentence for that particular strip.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 15, 2012, 10:46:30 pm
Not sure if this was posted before...

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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 16, 2012, 02:37:37 pm
451 is quite a dumb, derivative book. Not sure why popular.
Not sure what's derivative about it, but I found it straight and to the point, and a good read for an afternoon. Not sure why...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Juna Starrider on March 16, 2012, 03:12:43 pm
It's been a while since I read it, but 451 seemed like either the author wrote half the book in a drug fueled stupor, and then came back to it months later, forgot what the point was, and wrote the other half.  First part seems to be about the perils of TV, but then abruptly started focusing on censorship, as if forgetting about the giant tv's altogether.   

Truth be told, it's been a looooong time since I read it in high school, so I may have not read the true meaning.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 16, 2012, 06:26:55 pm
Friday's edition of Doonesbury's ongoing strip:
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 17, 2012, 12:27:55 am
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/L/S/4/Limbaugh-Contraception.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/i/S/4/2012-Final-Four.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 17, 2012, 04:07:41 am
Jebediah is running on the Republican ticket? :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 17, 2012, 05:11:17 am
451 is quite a dumb, derivative book. Not sure why popular.

I dislike you.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: myusername on March 17, 2012, 06:10:20 am

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418176_10150678292839907_677279906_9048346_1172245666_n.jpg)

Reminds me of http://www.arrestblair.org/.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 11:35:40 am

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418176_10150678292839907_677279906_9048346_1172245666_n.jpg)

Reminds me of http://www.arrestblair.org/.
All I know is the only reason Bush hasn't been charged with shit is, well, you know, you can't hold an American President responsible for jack squat! Unless they're a black, Kenyan, Socialist Muslim, of course.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 17, 2012, 11:43:49 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 17, 2012, 11:54:26 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419099_267956256620536_103172666432230_677857_115333735_n.jpg)

Link fixed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 17, 2012, 02:34:47 pm
All I know is the only reason Bush hasn't been charged with shit is, well, you know, you can't hold an American President responsible for jack squat! Unless they're a black, Kenyan, Socialist Muslim, of course.
Another reason is that the US still isn't big on the idea of international law and justice and hasn't joined the ICC.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 04:44:05 pm
All I know is the only reason Bush hasn't been charged with shit is, well, you know, you can't hold an American President responsible for jack squat! Unless they're a black, Kenyan, Socialist Muslim, of course.
Another reason is that the US still isn't big on the idea of international law and justice and hasn't joined the ICC.
Quiet, socialist!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 17, 2012, 07:52:32 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 17, 2012, 08:02:56 pm
451 is quite a dumb, derivative book. Not sure why popular.
Not sure what's derivative about it, but I found it straight and to the point, and a good read for an afternoon. Not sure why...

The writing is dumb. The idea isn't all that. The characters are shallow and the females ones aren't even that. The conclusion is nothing. The plot doesn't happen. It's only a book in that a book is two covers with word-covered paper in the middle.

It's 1984 if Orwell was shit. '84 is the best of these dystopians, actually- it's significantly better than Brave New World, which is definitely okayish.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 08:18:52 pm
451 is quite a dumb, derivative book. Not sure why popular.
Not sure what's derivative about it, but I found it straight and to the point, and a good read for an afternoon. Not sure why...

The writing is dumb. The idea isn't all that. The characters are shallow and the females ones aren't even that. The conclusion is nothing. The plot doesn't happen. It's only a book in that a book is two covers with word-covered paper in the middle.

It's 1984 if Orwell was shit. '84 is the best of these dystopians, actually- it's significantly better than Brave New World, which is definitely okayish.
I'm not in the mood to get into a long debate about it, but I'll say this.

- I find the characters to be strong enough on their own. The female roles, sadly, are held by a majority of the supporting roles to show what a pleasure only seeking world would be like.

- The conclusion is idots using a fake war to keep people in check, and that causes a real war. So the survivors get to start over. Death of free-tought is self-destruction is the "moral".

- Protagonist is indoctrinated. Protagonist reads, rebels, is in conflict with society, hides, is passive-aggressive, gets lucky as society self-destructs. That's called a plot.

There is so much poorly written garbage in the world, and I am shocked at how many times Bradbury gets lumped in with it. He writes about simple ideas, sure, but his characters have motivation, conflict, resolution, and his text is legible. That hardly qualifies as shit.

I hate, hate, HATE Lord of the Flies, but I wouldn't call it shit. I'd call it a waste of my personal time, but its plot, intent, and writing is clear, so I can't call it shit. Will, won't I suppose.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 17, 2012, 08:39:09 pm
Totally not understanding all this Bradbury and Lord of the Flies hate.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 17, 2012, 08:42:01 pm
Haven't read the Flies so can't comment. The movie is okay, I guess.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 17, 2012, 08:48:49 pm
Haven't read the Flies so can't comment. The movie is okay, I guess.

Which one?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 08:54:05 pm
Totally not understanding all this Bradbury and Lord of the Flies hate.
It's called I'm shocked that Fred is using potty language when stating his birth-given right to have an opinion.

Lord of the Flies irritates me for surprisingly similar reasons to Fred hating 451, in regards to delivering its "message." Also, like Fred, I prefer another book that handles the evil of man - Heart of Darkness. Apocalypse Now works about as well.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on March 17, 2012, 08:58:46 pm
Haven't read the Flies so can't comment. The movie is okay, I guess.

Which one?

The older one. Must have been the '63 version.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on March 17, 2012, 09:08:59 pm
I didn't realise there'd been a new version made.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 17, 2012, 09:36:00 pm
I didn't realise there'd been a new version made.

From 1990. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_(1990_film))
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 17, 2012, 10:36:44 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424967_387170181311229_196601040368145_1449875_215782248_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 17, 2012, 11:35:43 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424967_387170181311229_196601040368145_1449875_215782248_n.jpg)
Festive AND accurate!

For the record, I thought the films resonated better with me. Mind you, I've only seen like half of the 60s version.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 18, 2012, 12:03:00 am
(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/stfuhatemongers/19083259281/1/tumblr_m0jhexOosy1r6001p)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 18, 2012, 12:24:53 am
They had some real wit back then.  Clever stuff.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 12:32:13 am
Is that really from 1915? That kind of cut-and-paste satire is something I tend to associate mostly with the internet.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 18, 2012, 12:41:25 am
Hey, man... if you see it on the internet, it MUST BE TRUE! ;)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 12:43:46 am
Hey, man... if you see it on the internet, it MUST BE TRUE! ;)

Of course. It is all so educational on the Internet. And not many people know this, but that educational aspect goes hand in hand with the Internet being for porn.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on March 18, 2012, 12:59:37 am
Now that is awesome.

Of course. It is all so educational on the Internet. And not many people know this, but that educational aspect goes hand in hand with the Internet being for porn.
Education... porn... coincidence?  I THINK NOT!!!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 18, 2012, 03:56:47 am
Oh yeah... teach me about those woolly mammoths... fill my mind with trivia about bees... oh, I love how you explain the menstrual cycle... gimme those food facts, oh yes...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 18, 2012, 09:07:18 am
Oh yeah... teach me about those woolly mammoths... fill my mind with trivia about bees... oh, I love how you explain the menstrual cycle... gimme those food facts, oh yes...
...I need an adult!  :-\
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 18, 2012, 02:00:00 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 02:12:22 pm
I am not sure if simply referring to it as “five-figure debt” is telling enough. I got through school with a relatively light load of debt. But light as it was, it was still five-figures and significantly more than what my new* car cost. I also lucked out and got my debt at a time when interest rates were amazingly low. All the same, I stayed with the parents for some time and managed to pay it all off extremely early. Still, I could have managed going out on my own shortly after graduation. My problem was just that I couldn’t get a job with a livable wage until two months ago.

I guess, my point is that ”five-figure debt” is only half the story (the other half being interest rate and loan term) on the debt itself. And that alone runs a huge gamut. Anything from $10,000 to $99,999 is five figures. The label just doesn’t do enough for me on that basis alone. It just bugs me.

* New as in “new in my possession, but gently used,” not as in “brand new, 2012 model.”
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 18, 2012, 07:15:07 pm
Magni sent this to me.

(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/political-cartoons/19294677790/1/tumblr_m0u5f5rHN51qguulq)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 18, 2012, 07:31:47 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0zx53X36E1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 18, 2012, 07:44:01 pm
Unfortunately, it appears that certain presidential candidates are among the Americans that think the right image is accurate. Or, at least, if they don’t, they find it politically convenient to pretend they do. I don’t know which is worse.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 19, 2012, 04:34:04 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m15fqiM1ss1qa4ff3o1_500.jpg)

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m15cxvqeDU1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 19, 2012, 10:58:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m15fqiM1ss1qa4ff3o1_500.jpg)

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m15cxvqeDU1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
I dont think the Jim Crow label was necessary the Klan hood is universal
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jodie on March 20, 2012, 02:32:15 pm
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/46/2012/03/15/108272_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/17/2012/03/20/108464_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on March 20, 2012, 03:38:45 pm
I dont think the Jim Crow label was necessary the Klan hood is universal

I have trouble phrasing this the right way, but I on think that the KKK guy should have been left out and some other way of referring to Jim Crow laws should be kept. Because KKK brings to my mind lynchings, actually killing the minorities -I'm sure we can agree that the voter ID law is not the same as going around killing people- but since poor minorities seem to be the ones who suffer most from requiring voter ID comparing it to laws that took rights from minorities is a better comparison.

(Although I still don't understand how getting an ID could be so difficult in USA.)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on March 20, 2012, 03:58:06 pm
(Although I still don't understand how getting an ID could be so difficult in USA.)

To get a picture ID (Driver's License or State ID card, most businesses don't accept passports even though they're tougher to get - meaning there's no point in having it unless you actually plan to travel), you need to go to the nearest Secretary of State Office or Department of Motor Vehicles. If you live in a major metropolitan area, there are usually a few different locations but no matter where you are convenience of location involves some luck. Even in big cities, getting to one without a driver's license can be a bitch and half - in rural areas, even more so. So you need either public transit or a ride. Next, you have to go when they're open. The Michigan (where I live) Secretary of State office is open from 9AM to 5 PM (7PM on Wednesdays where available) Monday through Friday, though some Super! Centers are open Saturday 9AM-Noon. Once your there, you have to wait your turn. I waited 2 hours to be seen (for the 10 minutes needed to renew my Driver's License) at on a fairly average Thursday. You pretty much have to have at least half a day off of work to make going worth anything. This doesn't even get into the items required to prove your ID to get a picture ID (including a particular type of Birth Certificate copy, your social security card -which much be obtained from a different government office, some bills in your name at your address, et al). Plus the ID itself costs money, though renewing my DL late only cost about $25...though that can be a lot of money to some people.

For the working poor who don't have a driver's license (because if they had one, there wouldn't be an issue), the whole process (Taking a day off of work, finding transportation, making sure you have all the exact right documents, etc) can be a nigh-insurmountable hassle. Especially when the alternative is to simply not vote.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 20, 2012, 04:19:14 pm
if they are so worried about voter ID just mail cards out when citizen turns 18
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 20, 2012, 04:39:34 pm
if they are so worried about voter ID just mail cards out when citizen turns 18
That wouldn't achieve the goal of disenfranchising traditionally liberal voters.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 20, 2012, 04:53:25 pm
if they are so worried about voter ID just mail cards out when citizen turns 18
That wouldn't achieve the goal of disenfranchising traditionally liberal voters.
I know I'm just trying to poke holes.  Seriously you;re automatically registered and at the polling place you are given the option to register as a party member
Also internet acess helps if you need to register
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 20, 2012, 06:48:15 pm
if they are so worried about voter ID just mail cards out when citizen turns 18
That wouldn't achieve the goal of disenfranchising traditionally liberal voters.
I know I'm just trying to poke holes.  Seriously you;re automatically registered and at the polling place you are given the option to register as a party member
Also internet acess helps if you need to register
Sshhhhh. Don't tell them that, or they might try to take the internet away from us.

More so than they already are, that is.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on March 20, 2012, 06:48:47 pm
(http://mov4me.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/07-11-25_economist_cartoon.jpg)

(http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/efi/lowres/efin2086l.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PUOsNTCbjxg/SbrrseCsfRI/AAAAAAAABx4/Sx7iC9AdqW8/s1600/cartoon_gas_prices1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 20, 2012, 07:22:51 pm
I find Ethanol completely useless for one thing you need petrol to make fertilizer
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 20, 2012, 07:25:19 pm
I find Ethanol completely useless for one thing you need petrol to make fertilizer

‘Round here, we just use cow shit.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 20, 2012, 07:34:01 pm
I find Ethanol completely useless for one thing you need petrol to make fertilizer

‘Round here, we just use cow shit.
All I'm saying is for that reason among others ethanol is not the answer at least corn based
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on March 20, 2012, 07:42:28 pm
I find Ethanol completely useless for one thing you need petrol to make fertilizer

‘Round here, we just use cow shit.
All I'm saying is for that reason among others ethanol is not the answer at least corn based
It's also not the best solution for gas prices. Corn pricing is about stable and cheap as investing in Greece.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Podkayne on March 20, 2012, 10:18:40 pm
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/331054/1079ckSMALL-drone-assassina.png)

Re; fuel prices, biodiesel is a good stop gap, until electric cars become mainstream.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 20, 2012, 10:52:24 pm
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/331054/1079ckSMALL-drone-assassina.png)

Re; fuel prices, biodiesel is a good stop gap, until electric cars become mainstream.
Could be but I still say hybrid cars as Diesel engines are expensive in america
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 21, 2012, 05:29:25 pm
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m18t7tFflT1r6dygxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 21, 2012, 07:27:11 pm
Some Rocky propaganda, but it's my propaganda.

(http://www.voterocky.org/assets/pages/317/shareronrocky.png)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422942_3410046019406_1517649599_33124247_1247627102_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 21, 2012, 08:29:18 pm
(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/reagan-was-a-horrible-president/19689940169/1/tumblr_m190ucJQec1r55d2i)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 21, 2012, 09:14:28 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/547781_10150607163561167_26595441166_9487510_2004834018_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 22, 2012, 01:50:13 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428962_2925713990818_1499951260_32213820_656346424_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 22, 2012, 07:19:11 pm
From my encounters with Ron Paul supporters, I have found half them to be the "Fuck everyone else, I got mine" types and the other half live in la la land where everyone will overnight start giving a shit about others.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Igor on March 22, 2012, 08:24:17 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428962_2925713990818_1499951260_32213820_656346424_n.jpg)
JESUS FUCK ON A STICK that is terrifying. So this Ron Paul character, he's some kind of demon, right? :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 22, 2012, 10:07:12 pm
(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/bemusedlybespectacled/19764208520/1/tumblr_m0bpp1l15F1rqjxl8)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 23, 2012, 12:18:59 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/529148_409805299033229_236565153023912_1672274_1061549179_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 23, 2012, 12:30:48 am
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ao250QJ31qiyqmuo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 23, 2012, 01:55:39 am
Shit, I think I might be a tad out of touch over the last few days. What's that last one referring to?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Itachirumon on March 23, 2012, 02:01:31 am
Same one the other several about the Zimmerman shooting are referring to...and I just about cried reading it
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 23, 2012, 02:06:21 am
...and I have just caught up on that incident.
...Fuck.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 23, 2012, 10:12:05 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly2tzgoNla1qatfz0o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 23, 2012, 10:31:46 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly2tzgoNla1qatfz0o1_500.gif)
I am baffled the Dr. Pepper one is still being shown in 2012
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 23, 2012, 10:42:07 pm
I am amazed the Dr. Pepper one was MADE anytime within the last three years.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 23, 2012, 11:08:20 pm
It's probably to get even more women to buy it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on March 23, 2012, 11:09:46 pm
Bah... everyone knows that Pepsi Max is the manliest drink out there anyway. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 23, 2012, 11:33:51 pm
I don't understand why someone would buy Dr. Pepper 10. Just go for the Diet instead.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 23, 2012, 11:35:18 pm
I don't understand why someone would buy Dr. Pepper 10. Just go for the Diet instead.
I think Diet has half the calories and 10 only has well 10
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on March 24, 2012, 12:07:00 am
No, diet pop has no calories.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 24, 2012, 12:15:06 am
No, diet pop has no calories.
thought the diet commercial campaign said half calories
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 24, 2012, 12:53:13 am
It's probably to get even more women to buy it.

I tried some just to see what it tasted like.

Tastes like shit.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 24, 2012, 01:07:16 am
It's probably to get even more women to buy it.

I tried some just to see what it tasted like.

Tastes like shit.
Well it did say it's not for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iuG1OpnHP8
For the record I think the idea was to be a parody but it's such fail that poes law comes into play
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 24, 2012, 01:52:40 am
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly2tzgoNla1qatfz0o1_500.gif)
I am baffled the Dr. Pepper one is still being shown in 2012

It came out recently didn't it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on March 24, 2012, 02:01:45 am
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly2tzgoNla1qatfz0o1_500.gif)

I'm pretty sure Betty Crocker was already extreme (http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Betty_Crocker#Post-Scratch).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on March 24, 2012, 04:00:47 pm
Apparently drinking things that taste good are weak and womanly, while drinking things that taste like dirty socks is MACHO.

For example:  Pina Coladas Vs. Beer.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 24, 2012, 04:28:16 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1aqdm8pUM1qjvxfho1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 24, 2012, 05:05:15 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/537297_274533832624311_122049421206087_581851_1290909963_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 25, 2012, 12:35:39 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/429032_10150564366455834_579735833_9108700_1371247652_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 25, 2012, 09:19:17 am
No, diet pop has no calories.
thought the diet commercial campaign said half calories

Nope. 0 calories (http://www.drpepper.com/text/products/dietdrpepper/nutrition/).

Also, I tried some Dr Pepper 10 during the Super Bowl. It... tasted worse than the diet.

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 25, 2012, 04:29:18 pm
I can't stand any diet drinks...I have a very sensitive sense of taste, no matter how close they claim their artificial sweetener tastes to sugar, I can taste the difference, and I have a natural revulsion to it.

If I'm drinkin a damn soda, I want the sugar, I want the caffeine.  GIMMIE!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on March 25, 2012, 04:40:37 pm
I find the issue with diet drinks is the texture is sorta empty. Also it doesn't perk me up, which is what I drink soft drinks for in the first place.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 25, 2012, 05:17:05 pm
Odd, I find sugared drinks to be repulsive unless it's sweetened iced tea.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 07:19:04 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SimSim on March 25, 2012, 07:31:10 pm
That makes no sense. Aspartame is used in diet sodas, not regular sodas.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on March 25, 2012, 07:41:38 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1aqdm8pUM1qjvxfho1_500.jpg)

Why is frothy hugging his balls while he prays?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 25, 2012, 07:53:16 pm
That makes no sense. Aspartame is used in diet sodas, not regular sodas.

And it doesn't cause cancer, either.

Drinking too much of it is bad, but then, so is consuming too much of ANYTHING.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on March 25, 2012, 08:03:38 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

Thought normal American coke uses High Fructose Corn Syrup (which I find tastes odd).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 25, 2012, 08:08:14 pm
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/854small.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 25, 2012, 08:10:50 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

I've heard worse. I heard someone say aspartame is part of a government conspiracy to kill all the black people for population control. And somehow Michael Jackson's death was worked into it. I think it was something about him being killed so he didn't tell everyone about the conspiracy :o. Why would he know? I guess someone told him thinking he was one of us whiteys or something. The person who said this was an otherwise "normal" and sane person.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SimSim on March 25, 2012, 08:24:16 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

Thought normal American coke uses High Fructose Corn Syrup (which I find tastes odd).
Yeah, Coke and most sodas here contain HFCS.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 25, 2012, 08:37:40 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1g7rofXTy1qcxyrro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 09:54:47 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

I've heard worse. I heard someone say aspartame is part of a government conspiracy to kill all the black people for population control. And somehow Michael Jackson's death was worked into it. I think it was something about him being killed so he didn't tell everyone about the conspiracy :o. Why would he know? I guess someone told him thinking he was one of us whiteys or something. The person who said this was an otherwise "normal" and sane person.

According to my dad, aspartame is just another plot by Big Pharma (which is run by the Bilderberg eugenicists) to give people cancer. Michael Jackson was killed by Big Pharma assassins to distract people from "what's really going on", but has little to do with aspartame.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on March 25, 2012, 09:59:11 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

I've heard worse. I heard someone say aspartame is part of a government conspiracy to kill all the black people for population control. And somehow Michael Jackson's death was worked into it. I think it was something about him being killed so he didn't tell everyone about the conspiracy :o. Why would he know? I guess someone told him thinking he was one of us whiteys or something. The person who said this was an otherwise "normal" and sane person.

According to my dad, aspartame is just another plot by Big Pharma (which is run by the Bilderberg eugenicists) to give people cancer. Michael Jackson was killed by Big Pharma assassins to distract people from "what's really going on", but has little to do with aspartame.

Your dad sounds like an "interesting" person.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 25, 2012, 10:29:37 pm
Does he watch a lot of Alex Jones?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 10:53:08 pm
Does he watch a lot of Alex Jones?

He watches Alex Jones. I don't know how often though.

I kind of wonder what would happen if I wrote a sci-fi/fantasy book with this "mythos" in place.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on March 25, 2012, 10:54:53 pm
He watches Alex Jones. I don't know how often though.

I kind of wonder what would happen if I wrote a sci-fi/fantasy book with this "mythos" in place.

You should do it, they say the best art comes from a dark place and I think it would make a good film.  :)

Then again, I'm sure my dad could make just as bizarre a sci-fi-flick.  :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 25, 2012, 11:00:30 pm
He watches Alex Jones. I don't know how often though.

I kind of wonder what would happen if I wrote a sci-fi/fantasy book with this "mythos" in place.

You should do it, they say the best art comes from a dark place and I think it would make a good film.  :)

Then again, I'm sure my dad could make just as bizarre a sci-fi-flick.  :(

I've actually played around with the idea of genetically enhanced Chaotic Stupid cat mercenaries that have to contend with a bunch of other evil organizations of my own devising. I want to throw in PETA and my dad's conspiracy theories for the lulz. And then I'll twist it around and say it's actually about art. Yeah, it's stupid. Whatcha gonna do about it? ::)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 25, 2012, 11:24:57 pm
My dad buys Mexican Coca-Cola because apparently it uses cane sugar and not aspartame (which according to him causes cancer).

I think all soda tastes like piss, by the way.

I've heard worse. I heard someone say aspartame is part of a government conspiracy to kill all the black people for population control. And somehow Michael Jackson's death was worked into it. I think it was something about him being killed so he didn't tell everyone about the conspiracy :o. Why would he know? I guess someone told him thinking he was one of us whiteys or something. The person who said this was an otherwise "normal" and sane person.

According to my dad, aspartame is just another plot by Big Pharma (which is run by the Bilderberg eugenicists) to give people cancer. Michael Jackson was killed by Big Pharma assassins to distract people from "what's really going on", but has little to do with aspartame.

Does he realize how insane that sounds? Why the fuck would a pharmaceutical company have or hire assassins? Why would you give peoplle cancer, aren't there enough natural disease that you could make money off of by finding a treatment?

Also, does he realize just how stupid and silly the term "Big Pharma" sounds? ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on March 26, 2012, 12:15:16 am
I prefer my Michael Jackson theory: namely, that he was assassinated by Iran to distract the world from the protests.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 26, 2012, 02:35:57 am
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/854small.png)
Sorry, but that hardly qualifies as a 'Best' cartoon. I may agree with its message, but I can't find it actually funny.

(That's actually what's wrong with this (and the other) entire thread. 'Best' and 'Worst' are supposed to be about quality, instead they're divided along political stance)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 26, 2012, 02:41:36 am
Why the fuck would a pharmaceutical company have or hire assassins?

I don't know, but if Dr. McNinja is anything to go by, it's probably possible.

I HAZ THE DOCK-YOO-MINTS
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 26, 2012, 12:25:41 pm
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/854small.png)
Sorry, but that hardly qualifies as a 'Best' cartoon. I may agree with its message, but I can't find it actually funny.

(That's actually what's wrong with this (and the other) entire thread. 'Best' and 'Worst' are supposed to be about quality, instead they're divided along political stance)

"Best" can also apply to the message, when did the message of the cartoon stop applying, if you come across a right wing cartoon with a good message please post it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 26, 2012, 01:36:44 pm
(http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ucomics.com/po120322.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on March 26, 2012, 02:02:45 pm
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/854small.png)
Sorry, but that hardly qualifies as a 'Best' cartoon. I may agree with its message, but I can't find it actually funny.

(That's actually what's wrong with this (and the other) entire thread. 'Best' and 'Worst' are supposed to be about quality, instead they're divided along political stance)

"Best" can also apply to the message, when did the message of the cartoon stop applying, if you come across a right wing cartoon with a good message please post it.
Is anyone else jealous of him getting launched in a rocket?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 26, 2012, 03:12:43 pm
Just to make Yla happy
(http://www.usnews.com/usnews/php/galleries/image.php/396/12/12.jpg)

I sure would love to see if the cartoonist(Micheal Ramirez) feels the same way towards conservative superpacs, after all he is a conservative...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on March 26, 2012, 04:05:20 pm
I sure would love to see if the cartoonist(Micheal Ramirez) feels the same way towards conservative superpacs, after all he is a conservative...

Watch out, you might be falling into the "Bill Cinton had an affair, why don't liberals go him like they do (Insert Most Recent Case Here)?" trap. The cartoon appears to be criticizing Obama for simultaneously railing against Super PACS while using one or similar fundraising methods himself (whether or not that's accurate? I don't know). The cartoon itself isn't trying to express any sort of view on SuperPACS.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 26, 2012, 04:17:12 pm
I sure would love to see if the cartoonist(Micheal Ramirez) feels the same way towards conservative superpacs, after all he is a conservative...

Watch out, you might be falling into the "Bill Cinton had an affair, why don't liberals go him like they do (Insert Most Recent Case Here)?" trap. The cartoon appears to be criticizing Obama for simultaneously railing against Super PACS while using one or similar fundraising methods himself (whether or not that's accurate? I don't know). The cartoon itself isn't trying to express any sort of view on SuperPACS.
Sadly Obama did say he hates superpacs while having one
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 26, 2012, 04:43:36 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ec5w9OTE1r7x8yvo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on March 26, 2012, 04:52:07 pm
Dammit, how well I know that feeling, jebus.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on March 26, 2012, 05:21:07 pm
I'll probably become well acquainted with that feeling once I leave college.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 26, 2012, 05:31:34 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ec5w9OTE1r7x8yvo1_400.jpg)

Just to make this message even stronger:

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428331_392981047398207_100000589451781_1423929_612034497_n.jpg)

You can barely live off minimum wage and yet Republicans want to get rid of it all together.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 26, 2012, 07:45:43 pm
Of course, we can't have poor people eating, now can we?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on March 26, 2012, 08:30:01 pm
Of course, we can't have poor people eating, now can we?

Well, if we let them eat, then they would want refrigerators to keep their food in.


I sure would love to see if the cartoonist(Micheal Ramirez) feels the same way towards conservative superpacs, after all he is a conservative...

Watch out, you might be falling into the "Bill Cinton had an affair, why don't liberals go him like they do (Insert Most Recent Case Here)?" trap. The cartoon appears to be criticizing Obama for simultaneously railing against Super PACS while using one or similar fundraising methods himself (whether or not that's accurate? I don't know). The cartoon itself isn't trying to express any sort of view on SuperPACS.
Sadly Obama did say he hates superpacs while having one

Thing is: As long as super-pacs are allowed, it will be virtually impossible to run any sort of campaign without using one. So it is really a no-win situation for politicians that believe they should be outlawed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on March 27, 2012, 03:39:38 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548821_367742269936359_100001017677317_1077380_757013627_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sylvana on March 28, 2012, 03:29:29 am
This is not a political cartoon, but I just didnt know where else to put this. I felt it was pretty powerful.

(http://lolsnaps.com/upload_pic/FckedUpAmericanJustice-17843.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 28, 2012, 12:08:13 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/552766_355985161106802_151145894924064_974409_691638518_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 28, 2012, 01:11:12 pm
Don't "Treat" on me?

Also, any genuine holders of that card, you're harming your family.  Stop harming your family with your idiocy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 28, 2012, 01:52:21 pm
Shouldn't that go in "Worst"...? Or is it satire? I can't tell.

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ijf3fhrv1qz4sr8o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 28, 2012, 02:01:06 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/552766_355985161106802_151145894924064_974409_691638518_n.jpg)
Apart from the speaking for the family thing and the blatant political digs, this is actually respectable on some level. Putting the money where the mouth is, so to speak, and acknowledge what the consequence of no insurance is.
I just fear that whoever is carrying this card also advocates barring the possibility to others.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 28, 2012, 02:10:28 pm
Don't "Treat" on me?

Puns are fun.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 28, 2012, 02:12:26 pm
Shouldn't that go in "Worst"...? Or is it satire? I can't tell.

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ijf3fhrv1qz4sr8o1_500.jpg)
But they earned it unlike all those other poor people *sarcasm*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 28, 2012, 02:47:45 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543903_353975187974927_339023246136788_951962_1959108827_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on March 28, 2012, 03:44:53 pm
one, two, three.... eight hits that I remember from my mother. No bingo yet, though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on March 28, 2012, 06:29:04 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543903_353975187974927_339023246136788_951962_1959108827_n.jpg)

I found a website about the various "chemtrail planes" and what they actually are. http://quinazagga.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/%E2%80%9Cchemtrail%E2%80%9D-aircraft-photos/ (http://quinazagga.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/%E2%80%9Cchemtrail%E2%80%9D-aircraft-photos/)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 28, 2012, 08:57:01 pm
I'm totally reposting that.

brb, trolling chemtrailers
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 28, 2012, 11:36:39 pm
Not a cartoon, but...

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1kdw8r0K21r0kr7vo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 29, 2012, 01:21:58 am
Perhaps that could go in Awesome Protest Signs?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 29, 2012, 02:17:46 am
Not a cartoon, but...

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1kdw8r0K21r0kr7vo1_500.png)

Waitwaitwait...you mean Jesus isn't a long-haired white guy in a robe?  MY REALITY, IT HAS BEEN SHATTERED.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Nightangel8212 on March 29, 2012, 04:55:22 am
Today's edition of the Doonesbury strip that the Republicans have a problem with:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429656_110620365735111_100003614434810_47902_709631023_n.jpg)

I'm definitely interested in finding out what happens next here... any new comics come out yet, or is this kinda done with?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 29, 2012, 03:14:23 pm
I think that's the last strip in the series?

Meanwhile, this is accurate:

(http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/riotandremember/20125948537/1/tumblr_m1b6liswit1qgn7fz)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on March 29, 2012, 04:54:09 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543232_10150712009884805_376185864804_9241803_640147245_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 29, 2012, 05:10:28 pm
Today's edition of the Doonesbury strip that the Republicans have a problem with:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429656_110620365735111_100003614434810_47902_709631023_n.jpg)

I'm definitely interested in finding out what happens next here... any new comics come out yet, or is this kinda done with?

Did anyone ever get the feeling that the doxtor and nurse were essentially forced into this, and that was why they were making so many sardonic, impersonal remarks?

If so, that's a nice touch.

I could be seeing things, though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on March 29, 2012, 05:23:08 pm
Eh it's Doonsbury.  Not the most conservative of strips

Ironbite-but that illustrates the point beautifully.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on March 29, 2012, 05:25:18 pm
Today's edition of the Doonesbury strip that the Republicans have a problem with:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429656_110620365735111_100003614434810_47902_709631023_n.jpg)

I'm definitely interested in finding out what happens next here... any new comics come out yet, or is this kinda done with?

Did anyone ever get the feeling that the doxtor and nurse were essentially forced into this, and that was why they were making so many sardonic, impersonal remarks?

If so, that's a nice touch.

I could be seeing things, though.
Could be or just making quips his writing style is dry and sarcastic
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 29, 2012, 08:45:57 pm
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543232_10150712009884805_376185864804_9241803_640147245_n.jpg)

Yeah...ask Karras what happens when you piss off a spirit of nature.  [HINT: It didn't turn out well.]
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on March 29, 2012, 10:02:38 pm
Karras?  As in the Raven Spirit who kills any evil spirt that gets out of line?

Ironbite-I love that guy!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 30, 2012, 12:11:11 am
Nah, this guy:

(http://images.wikia.com/thief/images/0/0e/T2_KarportS.GIF)

Unfortunately, not a spirit or anything...just a Hitler/John Calvin expy who likes to make mechs that shoot explosive cannonballs...amongst other, more monstrous things.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on March 30, 2012, 12:23:52 am
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1o661gJH01qa4ff3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on March 30, 2012, 05:17:19 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556557_10150646365984639_8934429638_9383531_814657181_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Zygarde on March 30, 2012, 05:30:17 pm
That is a very creepy image.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 30, 2012, 08:35:57 pm
The cowboy hat takes the image home.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Stick Boy on March 30, 2012, 11:58:26 pm
Haven't seen if that's real or not - the Dallas Observer is like a Village Voice for the DFW area.  It's free and I wouldn't put it past them to do a cover like that - the people who always read it won't be swayed and the ones who should see it won't be in the places where you can get it (it's free).  A very effective cover - people in Texas really don't understand the meaning of what they support...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 31, 2012, 10:23:58 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C4gdZxH2WbI/T0bgEbcRLqI/AAAAAAAADOM/WDXeDCM-R1M/s1600/vcBZ8.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on April 01, 2012, 08:57:25 am
The complete Doonesbury abortion strip collection.

(http://i.imgur.com/rfcGll.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/rfcGl.jpg)

Linked for size.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 01, 2012, 07:30:13 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1tq0sBHTE1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 01, 2012, 07:54:47 pm
(http://wp.patheos.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/files/2010/03/crazy-vs-pillar.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 01, 2012, 08:34:50 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C4gdZxH2WbI/T0bgEbcRLqI/AAAAAAAADOM/WDXeDCM-R1M/s1600/vcBZ8.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/561922_407579522603628_196601040368145_1484783_766263571_n.jpg)

And another one...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531859_419015754779565_100000134319102_1759516_1567164127_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 02, 2012, 01:55:24 pm
The complete Doonesbury abortion strip collection.

(http://i.imgur.com/rfcGll.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/rfcGl.jpg)

Linked for size.

Link doesn't work. 502 bad gateway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jodie on April 02, 2012, 05:24:04 pm
It worked for me. :\
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 02, 2012, 06:12:18 pm
The complete Doonesbury abortion strip collection.

(http://i.imgur.com/rfcGll.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/rfcGl.jpg)

Linked for size.

Link doesn't work. 502 bad gateway.
that is a temporary error ususally
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 03, 2012, 01:05:51 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545816_403878566291169_211907195488308_1644897_432549944_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 03, 2012, 11:45:37 pm
Quote
Oh!  Taxes!  How quaint!

ROFL!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 04, 2012, 05:50:58 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0u7yyND9q1qbu6fno1_500.jpg)

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ve30IUmm1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 04, 2012, 09:37:19 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/532987_375570482466266_100000399518144_1192929_1810468328_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 04, 2012, 09:56:57 pm
Anyone want to petition Michelle to do that and see if we can get that to really happen?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 04, 2012, 10:32:13 pm
Convincing the First Lady to unleash the troll within?  I support this motion.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 04, 2012, 11:47:18 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540197_296789887059066_100001841710475_701214_304850830_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545861_411006228909780_350770468266690_1710281_231460030_n.jpg)

(http://www.addictinginfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/91058529-stand-your-from-img-allvoices-com.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DiscoBerry on April 05, 2012, 07:55:30 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/555931_424554170903433_108038612554992_1617595_1003774086_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 05, 2012, 08:01:31 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/04/120405_The_Good_Deed_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/03/120404_Really_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/29/120329_Good_Advice_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 05, 2012, 08:59:11 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/03/120404_Really_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Aww, what a happy poodle! :D
I know they're seen as frou-frou dogs, but poodles really are quite mad.  Then again, they're french hunting dogs, so what do you expect :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 05, 2012, 09:17:32 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/555931_424554170903433_108038612554992_1617595_1003774086_n.jpg)

I love Eisenhower. For that very reason. He may not have been perfect but he knew what he was talkin' about.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 05, 2012, 09:32:21 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/03/120404_Really_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Actually, I kinda think this belongs in Worst, simply because it's using "They're like those big burly men forced to walk girly dogs" as an implied insult :-/

As someone who thinks men shouldn't care about whether they walk manly, big, small, or girly dogs, it feels a bit... oh, what's the term... homophobic?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on April 05, 2012, 09:51:45 pm
I thought it was that Mitt is nothing more than a well-trained dog answering to the GOP.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on April 05, 2012, 10:02:43 pm
(http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad220/mrtraffic97/555931_424554170903433_108038612554992_1617595_1003774086_n.jpg)
Of course, further back, there were liberals in the Republican party and conservatives in the Democrat, I believe. I'm rather confused with the switch. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 05, 2012, 10:46:00 pm
I thought it was that Mitt is nothing more than a well-trained dog answering to the GOP.

Too much contrast between burly biker and frou-frou dog  for it to be just that. Bikers are supposed to have rotweilers or dobermans, right? Tough dog for tough guy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 05, 2012, 10:47:31 pm
I thought it was that Mitt is nothing more than a well-trained dog answering to the GOP.

I think that would have worked better if he'd made it a less specific dog.

Content!  I'm not sure if this belongs here, or in the Bad Cartoons thread, but it makes me giggle like a lunatic:
(http://i.imgur.com/rpKnM.jpg)
Between the ridiculously tiny hat, and the cowboy turkey, I find it hilarious.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on April 05, 2012, 10:48:33 pm
Chad: I kinda want context on that, that's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 05, 2012, 10:54:49 pm
I don't know any more than you do.  From the image itself, I image Sen. Shortey was once attacked by a turkey, so he wants open-carry in his home state so he can defend himself from those pesky wildfowl.
The tiny hat probably means he's a bit of an city cowboy, I guess.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on April 05, 2012, 11:11:53 pm
Personally, I'm of two minds on the issue of open carry, but this may help give some background on the subject.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=61&articleid=20120331_61_A22_CUTLIN208748 (http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=61&articleid=20120331_61_A22_CUTLIN208748)

Of course, as far as I'm concerned, if you're worried about wild turkeys then concealed carry is fine.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 05, 2012, 11:12:37 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/03/120404_Really_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Actually, I kinda think this belongs in Worst, simply because it's using "They're like those big burly men forced to walk girly dogs" as an implied insult :-/

As someone who thinks men shouldn't care about whether they walk manly, big, small, or girly dogs, it feels a bit... oh, what's the term... homophobic?

Which is probably  how the GOP sees itself with Romney. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FridgeBrilliance)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425658_260519884025027_253546571389025_728996_1977923660_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 05, 2012, 11:42:12 pm
Pfft. The woman doesn't count as a person.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 06, 2012, 06:54:23 pm
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424081_373391726028584_125955227438903_1181233_513823199_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 07, 2012, 12:57:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m24aztOaB11r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 07, 2012, 02:48:11 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/535598_3008484060018_1499951260_32249808_1105695733_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 07, 2012, 03:16:57 pm
What do the bugs have to do with it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 07, 2012, 03:45:15 pm
(http://www.inevitablezombieapocalypse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/obama-reaganomics-zombies-300x206.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 07, 2012, 06:03:07 pm
(http://www.inevitablezombieapocalypse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/obama-reaganomics-zombies-300x206.gif)

I'm pretty sure this showed up earlier in the thread but it's a great comic anyway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on April 07, 2012, 06:10:42 pm
(http://www.forgetthebox.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/6a00e550264071883301156fc5cd92970c-500wi.jpg)

(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 07, 2012, 09:14:20 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/523376_422152304478089_224319224261399_1633812_1130382669_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Diamandahagan on April 07, 2012, 09:15:27 pm
(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)

the left one.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 08, 2012, 01:09:13 am
(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)

Wow, that's a strong, simple, image.  Powerful.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 08, 2012, 03:56:20 am
(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Words-as-visuals1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 08, 2012, 04:12:46 am
(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)

One of the best cartoons I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 08, 2012, 04:21:06 am
(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)

One of the best cartoons I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 08, 2012, 04:12:31 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305973_3010608993140_1499951260_32251024_497757915_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559519_3010565472052_1499951260_32250996_257132571_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/527849_3010604353024_1499951260_32251018_112641322_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 08, 2012, 05:23:03 pm
(http://www.religioustolerance.org/dadt.jpg)

I still love that one. Think I put it in the old thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 08, 2012, 05:30:20 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/527849_3010604353024_1499951260_32251018_112641322_n.jpg)

Fuckin' saved. Thanks for finding it. Are there any more memes like this?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 08, 2012, 07:33:45 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/527849_3010604353024_1499951260_32251018_112641322_n.jpg)

In theory, the part with it not applying to private business isn't that bad, but it does ignore that there are some places where racism is a part of life, and that it says it's ok for one dick to infringe on other's liberty based on petty bs like the color of ones skin. Also those newletters don't really help Ron out on the racist stuff, especially since he was going around pimping them out, plus if there's a newletter being printed in my name, I would sure the hell make sure to read the fucking shit, so I know no bs is being printed in my name, and put a stop to the crap. With the newsletters, he's either a racist, or he's incompetent.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 08, 2012, 08:54:49 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/527849_3010604353024_1499951260_32251018_112641322_n.jpg)

In theory, the part with it not applying to private business isn't that bad, but it does ignore that there are some places where racism is a part of life, and that it says it's ok for one dick to infringe on other's liberty based on petty bs like the color of ones skin. Also those newletters don't really help Ron out on the racist stuff, especially since he was going around pimping them out, plus if there's a newletter being printed in my name, I would sure the hell make sure to read the fucking shit, so I know no bs is being printed in my name, and put a stop to the crap. With the newsletters, he's either a racist, or he's incompetent.
'
I think he admitted to reviewing them so racist
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 08, 2012, 09:01:09 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/527849_3010604353024_1499951260_32251018_112641322_n.jpg)

In theory, the part with it not applying to private business isn't that bad, but it does ignore that there are some places where racism is a part of life, and that it says it's ok for one dick to infringe on other's liberty based on petty bs like the color of ones skin. Also those newletters don't really help Ron out on the racist stuff, especially since he was going around pimping them out, plus if there's a newletter being printed in my name, I would sure the hell make sure to read the fucking shit, so I know no bs is being printed in my name, and put a stop to the crap. With the newsletters, he's either a racist, or he's incompetent.
'
I think he admitted to reviewing them so racist

The newsletters not only bear his name, but he reviewed and signed off on every single one, which means he implicitly endorses their bigoted statements. Some Paulbots argue that the Ron Paul Freedom Report was written and edited by a ghost writer, not Paul himself. However, if that's the case then it would still only prove Paul's incompetence. From reading the newsletters, it's very clear that the group he was trying to rally was angry white racists.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Mechtaur on April 08, 2012, 09:09:18 pm
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In theory, the part with it not applying to private business isn't that bad, but it does ignore that there are some places where racism is a part of life, and that it says it's ok for one dick to infringe on other's liberty based on petty bs like the color of ones skin. Also those newletters don't really help Ron out on the racist stuff, especially since he was going around pimping them out, plus if there's a newletter being printed in my name, I would sure the hell make sure to read the fucking shit, so I know no bs is being printed in my name, and put a stop to the crap. With the newsletters, he's either a racist, or he's incompetent.
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I think he admitted to reviewing them so racist

The newsletters not only bear his name, but he reviewed and signed off on every single one, which means he implicitly endorses their bigoted statements. Some Paulbots argue that the Ron Paul Freedom Report was written and edited by a ghost writer, not Paul himself. However, if that's the case then it would still only prove Paul's incompetence. From reading the newsletters, it's very clear that the group he was trying to rally was angry white racists.

Well, hey, if you absolutely hated any minority races, you'd probably be gunning for policies that made it so you didn't have to treat them like people either.

Paul's obsession with the "free market" basically stems from the fact that white males dominate businesses and not wanting to let anyone he deems a "lesser" get to an equal position of power. Of course, there are the unfortunate few that believe it is really for the best, as well as those corrupt asses that just want more of the pie.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 09, 2012, 01:06:22 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on April 09, 2012, 05:29:21 pm
Hey! Bruce Campbell can rock a Hawaiian shirt too!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on April 09, 2012, 06:28:11 pm
Hey! Bruce Campbell can rock a Hawaiian shirt too!
Bruce Campbell rocks anything and everything, therefore making it impossible to always mention him as an exception.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 09, 2012, 07:58:43 pm
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In theory, the part with it not applying to private business isn't that bad, but it does ignore that there are some places where racism is a part of life, and that it says it's ok for one dick to infringe on other's liberty based on petty bs like the color of ones skin. Also those newletters don't really help Ron out on the racist stuff, especially since he was going around pimping them out, plus if there's a newletter being printed in my name, I would sure the hell make sure to read the fucking shit, so I know no bs is being printed in my name, and put a stop to the crap. With the newsletters, he's either a racist, or he's incompetent.
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I think he admitted to reviewing them so racist

The newsletters not only bear his name, but he reviewed and signed off on every single one, which means he implicitly endorses their bigoted statements. Some Paulbots argue that the Ron Paul Freedom Report was written and edited by a ghost writer, not Paul himself. However, if that's the case then it would still only prove Paul's incompetence. From reading the newsletters, it's very clear that the group he was trying to rally was angry white racists.

Well, hey, if you absolutely hated any minority races, you'd probably be gunning for policies that made it so you didn't have to treat them like people either.

Paul's obsession with the "free market" basically stems from the fact that white males dominate businesses and not wanting to let anyone he deems a "lesser" get to an equal position of power. Of course, there are the unfortunate few that believe it is really for the best, as well as those corrupt asses that just want more of the pie.

Paul's been trying to change his tune about the "free market" lately. Don't get me wrong, he still supports it, but now instead of peddling racism, he's peddling conspiracy theories about the Federal Reserve. He thinks that the Fed should be abolished and that the United States should switch back their currency to the gold standard. He seems to have forgotten the reasons why we established the Fed and switched off the gold standard in the first place.

I like the idea of free markets but only as long as there are sufficient laws in place to protect the rights of consumers, provided that those laws do not lead to a case where the government thinks it knows better than you and acts accordingly, leaves burdens on its taxpayers (who are usually lower- or middle-class, due to tax cuts for the rich), or is influenced by lobbyists (which lets some powerful corporations use the law to hurt small businesses and other competitors).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on April 10, 2012, 04:51:06 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 10, 2012, 03:49:58 pm
I like how it's Ordinary Kid and Rich Bastard making talking points
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 10, 2012, 07:17:27 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on April 10, 2012, 07:20:10 pm
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I think I love you for this.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 10, 2012, 08:31:52 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 10, 2012, 08:44:21 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on April 10, 2012, 10:55:43 pm
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Reddit Bingo

Er... is it bad that I've used the 'culturist' line?   >_>
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 10, 2012, 11:40:04 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 11, 2012, 08:37:57 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 11, 2012, 11:44:28 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 12, 2012, 03:49:01 am
Sadly, the author is a Glibertarian or it could have been quite funny.

"You can have a toaster if you work thirty hours for it. And even then it won't work."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 12, 2012, 03:53:51 am
Sadly, the author is a Glibertarian or it could have been quite funny.

"You can have a toaster if you work thirty hours for it. And even then it won't work."

"...But here's a joint to make you not care!"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 12, 2012, 11:46:45 am
Sadly, the author is a Glibertarian or it could have been quite funny.

"You can have a toaster if you work thirty hours for it. And even then it won't work."

I've never heard the term "Glibertarian". Can you explain what it means? Or did you just misspell Libertarian.

Of all the ones in the post, socialist sounds the most sane. However the problem is that any "pure" system doesn't work anywhere but on paper. The best I've seen so far is a capitalist/socialist hybrid, which is what most first world countries are currently, despite most claiming they aren't.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on April 12, 2012, 12:05:36 pm
The term I've seen lately is 'Centrist'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Way_%28centrism%29

I think Canada could do with a larger population and slightly more socialist leaning - like in the 80s - but it's doing pretty well.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 12, 2012, 01:12:32 pm
Actually, combining Socialism and Capitalism's ideas makes sense (once you remove Capitalism's snobbiness)

Everyone working and chipping in to get something that's mutually beneficial.

...

Funny how that actually more or less mirrors my views on how America stands to benefit most...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 12, 2012, 02:00:18 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 12, 2012, 02:04:52 pm
Sadly, the author is a Glibertarian or it could have been quite funny.

"You can have a toaster if you work thirty hours for it. And even then it won't work."

I've never heard the term "Glibertarian". Can you explain what it means? Or did you just misspell Libertarian.

Of all the ones in the post, socialist sounds the most sane. However the problem is that any "pure" system doesn't work anywhere but on paper. The best I've seen so far is a capitalist/socialist hybrid, which is what most first world countries are currently, despite most claiming they aren't.

 He spelled it right, it's a slur (http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/glibertarian_glib_libertarian/).
Also as you said pure systems only work out in theory. Don't get me wrong libertarianism can be nice in minimum doses, and the fact that libertarianism here in the US, has been tainted with the crap that Ayn Rand has vomited up, would result in an whole lot of ugly, if a "pure system" was to ever come about.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 12, 2012, 02:29:51 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 12, 2012, 02:33:38 pm
First one's amusing.  Second one is kinda...

Mmm... what's a good phrase...

...Blowing the issue up to severe proportions?

(Of course, it could be well-deserved)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on April 12, 2012, 02:38:02 pm
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Well that just means that bringing guns to a protests is the proper way to get your voice heard since the police won't dare to do anything. And even if the police would try to disarm them then the Teapartiers would be justified in using deadly force since the police would obviously be the arm of a tyrannical goverment that is trying to trample on the freedom of speech - one of the most important rights that US citizens have, second only to the right to bear arms.

On the other hand if the commies/darkies bring guns to a protest then they should be shot on sight. Stinking commies trying to cause rumpus...

/teabagger
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 12, 2012, 02:40:41 pm
What I'd like to see is a political cartoon showing both Tea Party and OWS looking angry.

The Tea Party is holding up guns, and the OWS is only carrying signs.

And a little subtitle under Tea Party saying

^Never been touched by Police

and

^Been tear-gassed for trying to help injured protestors, and arrested for "being too violent"

under OWS
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 12, 2012, 06:18:33 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 12, 2012, 07:36:50 pm
I use the term Glibertarian to distinguish sub-human Randroids from people like Noam Chomsky or the followers of Proudhon or Bakunin. I may not agree with libertarianism any more, but they shouldn't have to share an ideology with that filth.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 12, 2012, 07:41:58 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 12, 2012, 08:34:01 pm
I use the term Glibertarian to distinguish sub-human Randroids from people like Noam Chomsky or the followers of Proudhon or Bakunin. I may not agree with libertarianism any more, but they shouldn't have to share an ideology with that filth.

I've never understood why Proudhon is so popular with anarchists. What he proposes is simply anarcho-capitalism with everyone being a small business owner.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 12, 2012, 09:48:32 pm
With equal distribution of wealth and little to no private property...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 13, 2012, 12:50:06 am
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Here's more info (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/11/allen-west-democrats-communist-party_n_1417279.html) to clear up the cartoon.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 13, 2012, 01:12:19 am
I use the term Glibertarian to distinguish sub-human Randroids from people like Noam Chomsky or the followers of Proudhon or Bakunin. I may not agree with libertarianism any more, but they shouldn't have to share an ideology with that filth.

I've never understood why Proudhon is so popular with anarchists. What he proposes is simply anarcho-capitalism with everyone being a small business owner.

So is it like syndicalism?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 13, 2012, 01:52:58 am
With equal distribution of wealth and little to no private property...
Nor, private property would still exist. Everyone one would be petty-bourgeois.

So is it like syndicalism?
No, syndicalists are 'traditional' anarchists except that they look to the working class as the revolutionary agent (I like to think most anarchists do, but some don't) and are willing to work with current unions and workers organisations.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 13, 2012, 02:27:20 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 13, 2012, 05:42:28 am
With equal distribution of wealth and little to no private property...
Nor, private property would still exist. Everyone one would be petty-bourgeois.

"Property is Theft?"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jack Mann on April 13, 2012, 06:07:40 am
With equal distribution of wealth and little to no private property...
Nor, private property would still exist. Everyone one would be petty-bourgeois.

"Property is Theft?"

He also said "Property is Liberty."  Essentially, he held that there were two kinds of property.  There was property that you had because you used force (government, police, etc.) and property you had because you worked for it (land you personally cultivated, tools of your trade, the fruits of your labor).  How this is supposed to be enforced is, as in all anarchies, left vague.  Presumably the magic anarchy fairies stroll around protecting people's rights.  Or somesuch.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 13, 2012, 07:12:23 am
Proudhon believed in the equal distribution of wealth, so no property rights in a capitalist sense. But you can have private property like, you know, family photos and stuff. The inequal distribution of wealth is, among other things, murder and theft and all the rest.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 13, 2012, 02:34:53 pm
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I don't get what the joke is supposed to be.  Not very funny.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on April 13, 2012, 02:53:24 pm
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I don't get what the joke is supposed to be.  Not very funny.
It's making fun of those asshats who oppose stem cell research because it "kills babies" (which it doesn't), despite the sheer number of treatments and cures some research can offer.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 13, 2012, 07:56:39 pm
Proudhon believed in the equal distribution of wealth, so no property rights in a capitalist sense. But you can have private property like, you know, family photos and stuff. The inequal distribution of wealth is, among other things, murder and theft and all the rest.

I'll take your word for it. My knowledge of anarchism comes from Wikipedia, socialists and other anarchists, none of which are reliable sources (Wikipedia for obvious reasons, socialists because they don't like anarchists, and anarchists because many of them know shit all about anarchism. I met someone at Occupy Melbourne who called himself an anarchist but then said he doesn't believe class exists).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 13, 2012, 11:17:17 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 14, 2012, 02:15:48 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 14, 2012, 03:22:38 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 14, 2012, 04:18:22 pm
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I would have eliminated the middle class label since the American dream is for everyone and besides less labels is better.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 14, 2012, 05:13:57 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 14, 2012, 07:23:42 pm
[snip]
I would have eliminated the middle class label since the American dream is for everyone and besides less labels is better.

I would have gotten rid of all the labels. Seriously, "corrupt corporate overlords"?

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BEST.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 14, 2012, 09:36:39 pm
What is this middle class you speak of?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on April 14, 2012, 09:43:21 pm
It's a mythical construct put into our collective consciousness by the upper class to trick us into thinking we have a chance of being slightly more than slaves. Its success depends on the general lack of intelligence of the masses, and that's how capitalism really works.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 14, 2012, 10:18:56 pm
[snip]
I would have eliminated the middle class label since the American dream is for everyone and besides less labels is better.

I would have gotten rid of all the labels. Seriously, "corrupt corporate overlords"?

I am not sure how you could get meaning without some label. There really isn’t any decent, easily recognizable symbol in there. I would actually say that the “Corrupt Corporate Overlords” is the most important label, though it probably should be changed to something that could be taken more seriously. The other two labels, we can do with out. Especially “Crumbling American Dream.”
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 14, 2012, 11:03:01 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 14, 2012, 11:42:12 pm
"Private sector, of course.  Easier to hide my misdeeds."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 15, 2012, 12:43:33 am
"Private sector, of course.  Easier to hide my misdeeds."

Ah, then you want to go to the Catholic church.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 15, 2012, 12:47:39 am
"Private sector, of course.  Easier to hide my misdeeds."

Ah, then you want to go to the Catholic church.

Biggest, longest-running scam in the history of mankind.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 15, 2012, 03:33:05 am
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 15, 2012, 03:09:49 pm
I know he's just a cartoon, but I want to cartoon-smack him in the face. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jodie on April 15, 2012, 06:03:10 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 15, 2012, 08:16:11 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on April 15, 2012, 11:38:18 pm
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Your link is broked!!!!! D:
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 15, 2012, 11:40:13 pm
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FXD

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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 15, 2012, 11:50:11 pm
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(http://www.byteland.org/godslaw/tencom_quitman_courthouse.jpg)

Mr. Minister, tear down that statue!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 16, 2012, 07:02:48 am
Seeing that just reminds me of how the whole numbering at 10 thing is rather suspect. See, my school went with the version that had the “No other gods” and “No graven images” bit as one commandment and “Not covet your neighbor’s wife” and “Not covet your neighbor’s stuff” as separate commandments. It was years before I realized there was a different counting scheme going on with a lot of other folks.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on April 16, 2012, 07:08:47 am
Funny, it seems like breaking no.10 is the whole point of capitalism.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 16, 2012, 07:24:58 am
Funny, it seems like breaking no.10 is the whole point of capitalism.

Yep. And you know, this morning, I woke up to NPR Morning Edition with a brief story on all the fundies that insist Juesus and the Bible were anti-socialism and whatnot. Go figure.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 16, 2012, 07:28:08 am
Funny, it seems like breaking no.10 is the whole point of capitalism.

Yep. And you know, this morning, I woke up to NPR Morning Edition with a brief story on all the fundies that insist Juesus and the Bible were anti-socialism and whatnot. Go figure.
Also respect  your parents dude respect is earned.  According to George Carlin we only need 2 dont steal and dont kill
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on April 16, 2012, 11:53:40 am
Seeing that just reminds me of how the whole numbering at 10 thing is rather suspect. See, my school went with the version that had the “No other gods” and “No graven images” bit as one commandment and “Not covet your neighbor’s wife” and “Not covet your neighbor’s stuff” as separate commandments. It was years before I realized there was a different counting scheme going on with a lot of other folks.

There are at least three counting schemes that I know of. The Jewish one has "I am the LORD your G-D" as the first.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 16, 2012, 04:41:00 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 16, 2012, 06:20:51 pm
Could also symbolize Rich-Poor relations too.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on April 16, 2012, 07:16:59 pm
Could also symbolize Rich-Poor relations too.
Which, sadly, is almost the same thing. :/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on April 16, 2012, 09:11:49 pm
(http://www.byteland.org/godslaw/tencom_quitman_courthouse.jpg)

Mr. Minister, tear down that statue!

The best part?  Those 10 Commandments statues have nothing to do with America's alleged "Judeo-Christian"* heritage.  They were part of a viral marketing campaign for a 1956 film starring Charlton Heston, the title of which should be obvious.

That's right.  The idiots defending those plaques and statues are basically pushing for the courthouse-property equivalent of a Burma-Shave sign, or a big neon "Eat At Joe's."

* There are Jews.  There are Christians.  But there is not, and never has been, any such fucking thing as a "Judeo-Christian" and the word itself just makes me sick.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 16, 2012, 09:20:23 pm
I thought "Judeo-Christian" was just a catch-all term meaning things pertaining to both Jews and Christians.  At least, when I use it, that's what I mean.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 16, 2012, 09:21:40 pm
* There are Jews.  There are Christians.  But there is not, and never has been, any such fucking thing as a "Judeo-Christian" and the word itself just makes me sick.

They're pretty much trying to defend the Abrahamic religions while not being hypocritical when they say, "fuck them-thar towel headed sand niggers, nuke 'em all" (I hear this shit every fucking day) in reference to Muslims. They're still hypocritical fuckwits even if most are to stupid to know it, what with all the "Allah is a moon god" shit. They don't even recognize that it's the same as they're god, which like almost everything else is probably stolen from someone else.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 16, 2012, 09:25:55 pm
* There are Jews.  There are Christians.  But there is not, and never has been, any such fucking thing as a "Judeo-Christian" and the word itself just makes me sick.

They're pretty much trying to defend the Abrahamic religions while not being hypocritical when they say, "fuck them-thar towel headed sand niggers, nuke 'em all" (I hear this shit every fucking day) in reference to Muslims. They're still hypocritical fuckwits even if most are to stupid to know it, what with all the "Allah is a moon god" shit. They don't even recognize that it's the same as they're god, which like almost everything else is probably stolen from someone else.
To be fair these people are too dumb to know that Arabic speakers call god allah even Christians and they are even less likely to know that many live happy lives
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 16, 2012, 09:32:07 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2kxt8bIHO1qh3h8wo1_500.png)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 16, 2012, 09:45:01 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2kxt8bIHO1qh3h8wo1_500.png)

I gotta say that having a TV channel or book section at Walmart dedicated to people with a certain melanin content in there skin isn't going to help racism go away. How about no one gets a (insert ethnicity) Entertainment Television. From what I've watched of it BET seems to promote stereotypes anyway.

As I have to say every time race comes up, I'm not trying to come off as racist so please don't take it that way. For me equality means everyone is equal, which isn't what is happening now with regard to race and gender. The term "race" seems to imply a different species to me, so why it's still used is a mystery to me. We don't call a spotted dog and a one with a single color different races do we?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 16, 2012, 09:48:08 pm
It's an antiquated term that, sadly, isn't going to go away any time soon.

The problem with what you suggest, though, is that it promotes race blindness... which is still very racist and white-leaning.  The fact of the matter is, white people have 10 months out of the year, 95% of all books, and 99% of all video games dedicated to them.  The reason this never gets played up is because it's taken for granted.

And that is precisely WHY there are books and tv channels devoted to black people.  And gay people.  And what have you.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 16, 2012, 10:17:49 pm
Let's not forget that there is a white entertainment channel.


It's called Fox News.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 16, 2012, 10:20:19 pm
True, but I don't think they should make their race or sexuality a major part of the story, unless it is specifically about civil rights. Stereotypes shouldn't be present. Plus it's not like people who aren't a part of the minority will enjoy it any less  :-\.

Let's not forget that there is a white entertainment channel.


It's called Fox News.

Well, I'm sure everyone finds Fox entertaining, whether intended or not.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 16, 2012, 10:30:41 pm
It's an antiquated term that, sadly, isn't going to go away any time soon.

The problem with what you suggest, though, is that it promotes race blindness... which is still very racist and white-leaning.  The fact of the matter is, white people have 10 months out of the year, 95% of all books, and 99% of all video games dedicated to them.  The reason this never gets played up is because it's taken for granted.

And that is precisely WHY there are books and tv channels devoted to black people.  And gay people.  And what have you.

With regards to games, that's why I like games like Halo were the character is faceless, or games were you create your own character. I almost always play as a character that is "faceless", like wear a gasmask (I <3 gasmasks) or such. Anything else breaks the immersion for me. The biggest thing that drove me crazy About Saints Row 3 as opposed to 2 is that the decreased the customization and there aren't any pieces of clothing in the game that cover your face until near the end.

Hopefully within the next couple decades the US will move forward enough that it will be everyone's time all the time. Anything else just drives me insane.

True, but I don't think they should make their race or sexuality a major part of the story, unless it is specifically about civil rights. Stereotypes shouldn't be present. Plus it's not like people who aren't a part of the minority will enjoy it any less  :-\.


Exactly, it shouldn't matter any more than thee characters hair color. I read an Alex Cross book a while back and didn't even realize until the third chapter or later that Alex was black. I didn't care and it didn't matter.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 17, 2012, 12:34:17 am
Mainstream culture is white. Black people have their own culture, born of being treated differently. So there are things for that culture to live in, like Black History Month and so on.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 17, 2012, 12:46:23 am
I thought we were a melting pot, having other cultures and races assimilate into the collective.

Resistance is futile.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 17, 2012, 01:04:56 am
I thought we were a melting pot, having other cultures and races assimilate into the collective.

Resistance is futile.

America used to try to be that. We don't really bother anymore, at least around here. Blatant racism against everyone that isn't white or black(meaning Hispanics, Arabs, etc.) flys.

A great melting pot of acceptance, dreams, and awesome sounds like something else to me. Welcome to the herd.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 17, 2012, 01:13:53 am
(http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/Bro+Hoof+_fc30f616d8671bb927def7050600d3dd.jpg)

And that reminds me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAh9pjvqH0o

Although I think we should focus more on what brings us together instead of what makes us unique.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 17, 2012, 02:53:21 am
Not cartoons - but close...

(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-mitt-romney-and-then-there-was-one.jpg)

(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-theyre-all-the-same.jpg)

(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/political-pictures-good-god.jpg)

(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/political-pictures-newt-gingrich-and-the-shame-cape.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 17, 2012, 08:58:51 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/10/120411_Thats_All_Folks_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 17, 2012, 11:00:57 pm
(http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoons/FellP/2012/FellP20120409_low.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on April 18, 2012, 12:28:37 am
As I have to say every time race comes up, I'm not trying to come off as racist so please don't take it that way. For me equality means everyone is equal, which isn't what is happening now with regard to race and gender. The term "race" seems to imply a different species to me, so why it's still used is a mystery to me. We don't call a spotted dog and a one with a single color different races do we?

We kind of do, I mean the word 'breed' is prettymuch the same as 'race', isn't it?
In non-domesticated animals, if two populations of animals showed as much regional variation as humans do, they'd probably be considered subspecies.  Subspecies can interbreed, their offspring are viable and fertile, and their differences tend to be superficial.  Like human races.  So I see them that way.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Illusive Man on April 18, 2012, 01:49:19 am
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Anyone else take this into Photoshop just to see if they could run the maze?

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2499/ay3m5q3o.png)

What do I win?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on April 18, 2012, 01:56:26 am
The right to vote in November for the Mitt Romney of your choice!!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 18, 2012, 02:23:58 am
(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-thanks-honey.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 18, 2012, 02:13:17 pm
(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-thanks-honey.jpg)

...[Does research on subject]... Nope, still don't get it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 18, 2012, 02:45:39 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Anyone else take this into Photoshop just to see if they could run the maze?

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2499/ay3m5q3o.png)

What do I win?

A sticker that says "I voted"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on April 18, 2012, 02:47:46 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Anyone else take this into Photoshop just to see if they could run the maze?

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2499/ay3m5q3o.png)

What do I win?

A sticker that says "I voted"
Shit, I don't even get those when I vote!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 18, 2012, 02:47:57 pm
(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-thanks-honey.jpg)

...[Does research on subject]... Nope, still don't get it.

Ejaculation joke?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Illusive Man on April 18, 2012, 04:41:57 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/03/15/120315_Good_Luck_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

Anyone else take this into Photoshop just to see if they could run the maze?

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2499/ay3m5q3o.png)

What do I win?

A sticker that says "I voted"
Shit, I don't even get those when I vote!

I wish the prize was that politics would stop being a joke, but alas…
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on April 18, 2012, 07:58:09 pm
(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-thanks-honey.jpg)

Thought it was referring to him being actually a good person despite appearing to be the complete opposite. Of a good person.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 18, 2012, 08:59:58 pm
(http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/political-pictures-thanks-honey.jpg)

...[Does research on subject]... Nope, still don't get it.
For the past 20 years he has come off as the 'windsock candidate who will go in what ever direction gets him the most power - he was a moderate who was all for health reform, pro-choice, tax law reformation - until he was put up for the highest office - now suddenly he is a dedicated pro-lifer, against any kind of healthcare reform, and likes the tax laws how they are - he has flipped on just about EVERY position he is running on.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 18, 2012, 09:32:28 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581533_10150959270229377_654029376_13237811_1805586205_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on April 18, 2012, 10:27:53 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581533_10150959270229377_654029376_13237811_1805586205_n.jpg)
Fuck, I wish. The Bishops scare the fuck out of half of them with claims of eternal torment, the Rooks buy off the rest.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 18, 2012, 11:43:32 pm
More Propaganda I liek.

(http://www.voterocky.org/assets/pages/333/1rockobamaromney.png)

JS did it too.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/536415_399117333445288_100000410754614_1346230_2123608936_n.jpg)

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx6muomgzL1qztsh3o1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 19, 2012, 04:21:06 am
(http://www.basvanoerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jointhecosmonewts.jpg)

More here (http://www.basvanoerle.com/?p=392)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 19, 2012, 09:41:09 am
(http://www.basvanoerle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jointhecosmonewts.jpg)

More here (http://www.basvanoerle.com/?p=392)

It's about time someone brought order to that lawless wasteland.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 19, 2012, 12:14:10 pm
It's about time someone brought order to that lawless wasteland.

I didn't know the moon was Tatooine...


here's a new cartoon
Linked for size (http://boingboing.net/2012/04/11/tom-the-dancing-bug-lucky-duc.html)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 19, 2012, 02:11:20 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2mw6uehJK1rqij5go1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 19, 2012, 06:28:09 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/581361_431085356905223_646282220_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 19, 2012, 06:37:33 pm
I experience epic culture shock every time I see someone refer to Romney as a centrist.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Deus ex Populo on April 19, 2012, 07:07:22 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/383494_10150767464879805_376185864804_9412243_1761188161_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 20, 2012, 06:57:21 pm
I think that should go in "worst" because it's less subtle than a giant neon Brian Blessed.

...Someone should really make that in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 20, 2012, 09:18:10 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2t22fLdJR1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 20, 2012, 10:22:05 pm
^ Love that one.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 20, 2012, 10:26:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/523781_3015525547471_1242563809_32325792_1319042980_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546288_438461539503101_123284907687434_1920252_1393180745_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 20, 2012, 10:30:59 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2s5diN3Rg1r55d2io1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 20, 2012, 11:01:09 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2t22fLdJR1r55d2io1_500.jpg)

Why are their heads backwards?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2s5diN3Rg1r55d2io1_1280.jpg)

I once knew a 7th grade girl who had two kids!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 20, 2012, 11:02:35 pm
15 years old and her daughter is already old enough to speak...?

*squick*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 20, 2012, 11:04:38 pm
Maybe she's a prodigy.

But, yeah, I'm sure most states don't teach kids how to use contraception until high school.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 20, 2012, 11:12:28 pm
Can't speak for the US, but here in Calgary, we learned about contraception in junior high, and most of us were aware that it existed by the time we were in div 2 of elementary school.

Why are their heads backwards?

I was wondering about that too.

Quote
I once knew a 7th grade girl who had two kids!

Was she in grade 7 due to being left back, or had she somehow managed to have two kids by the age of 12?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 20, 2012, 11:30:16 pm
Maybe she's a prodigy.

But, yeah, I'm sure most states don't teach kids how to use contraception until high school.

If that.  Some states don't teach contraception at all.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 20, 2012, 11:35:43 pm


Why are their heads backwards?


That's actually the only thing I didn't like about that comic.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 20, 2012, 11:46:48 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2t22fLdJR1r55d2io1_500.jpg)

Love the “$peech” bags.

As for the heads, it appears the artist doesn’t know how to draw heads being turned and was unwilling to recompose the image to compensate.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 20, 2012, 11:50:19 pm


Why are their heads backwards?


That's actually the only thing I didn't like about that comic.

They are owl-people
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 20, 2012, 11:54:37 pm
Ahh... I thought Sam's head was just turned very far and his beard was making the effect more noticeable.

I didn't even notice that Liberty's body was backwards. 

Now that's the ONLY thing I see.

I still like the comic, though I think it could have been done better.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 21, 2012, 01:50:22 am
Quote
I once knew a 7th grade girl who had two kids!

Was she in grade 7 due to being left back, or had she somehow managed to have two kids by the age of 12?

I think she was 13. I didn't know her personally, so I don't know much about it. I only know about it because someone else told me. I've heard conflicting reports including one saying "her kids" were really her very little sisters and someone mistook them as her "daughters" because they lived with just their dad. While it was likely just a rumor, it honestly wouldn't surprise me if their was a real case like it somewhere nearby. In the one class I shared with her she seemed to hang out with the girl who was caught fingering herself. I recall a girl being pregnant in her freshman year of high school(9th grade), which is only two years later and she was noticeably pregnant by the start of the school year.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on April 21, 2012, 02:56:58 am
Well now that sounds like a totally reliable story, based on the kind of solid evidence we expect of those who make such bold assertions.




That was sarcasm.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 21, 2012, 03:54:46 am
She might have had twins.

Though I don't know if any 12/13-year old would be physically capable of carrying twins.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 21, 2012, 04:04:24 am
Well now that sounds like a totally reliable story, based on the kind of solid evidence we expect of those who make such bold assertions.




That was sarcasm.

I said it was probably a rumor. In retrospect I should have put it in my first mention of it. Sorry for the mistake.   

She might have had twins.

Though I don't know if any 12/13-year old would be physically capable of carrying twins.

Actually... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina)

Lina Medina is the youngest known mother. She gave birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.

And this whole list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youngest_birth_mothers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youngest_birth_mothers)

All on the list are under twelve. It doesn't say how many and I'm not going to count because it's long, disturbingly long to be honest. Some of the most recent ones are actually from the US, so it's not isolated to third world countries or anything.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on April 21, 2012, 06:23:37 am
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg710/scaled.php?server=710&filename=i15fc2c4ee1791c3b26c19d.jpg&res=landing)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on April 21, 2012, 08:48:11 am
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/4/20/1334960278788/Martin-Rowson-cartoon-21.-002.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 21, 2012, 01:56:57 pm
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg710/scaled.php?server=710&filename=i15fc2c4ee1791c3b26c19d.jpg&res=landing)

What
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on April 21, 2012, 02:08:56 pm
What

I think this is a reference to the 2008 scandal wherein massive numbers of deceased people were put onto voting lists in Florida and California (and some other states), and were somehow voting from beyond the grave.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 21, 2012, 03:18:20 pm
Okay, I figured it was something along those lines.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 21, 2012, 03:20:49 pm
What

I think this is a reference to the 2008 scandal wherein massive numbers of deceased people were put onto voting lists in Florida and California (and some other states), and were somehow voting from beyond the grave.

But we all know that GOP supporters are brain-dead zombies, so it was actually perfectly plausible.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 21, 2012, 04:27:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399059_419117671434216_100000079615147_1736556_1145736528_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/545127_441727325844661_259184544098941_1880569_1280215338_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 21, 2012, 05:44:12 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399059_419117671434216_100000079615147_1736556_1145736528_n.jpg)

Uh, minus the indefinite detention thing, those are all valid points.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 21, 2012, 07:15:23 pm
Really, I'm a racist because I don't like Obama is valid? I don't understand politics? Killing bin Laden, bringing an end to a decade long useless war, took out Gaddafi in another imperialist war and replaced him with the NTC, made up of Islamist fundies, pro-business/privatisation Western-educated businessmen or simply ex-Gaddafi people. These are all valid points to support Obama? Also, Obama created the Super-Congress, so much for democracy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 22, 2012, 01:43:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/uUsyv.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on April 22, 2012, 03:22:06 am
I don't remember if this was already here, but just in case:

(http://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/lp/8kv/hggt/3175/804621243.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 22, 2012, 03:26:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/fTTDb.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 12:08:54 pm
I don't remember if this was already here, but just in case:

(http://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/lp/8kv/hggt/3175/804621243.jpg)

I will accept “They kill birds” as a valid argument against wind power, though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on April 22, 2012, 12:21:17 pm
I will accept “They kill birds” as a valid argument against wind power, though.

Still less damaging than oil spills or coal mine accidents. Even if a windmill breaks down it is less damage to nature/people than if a different type of power plant critically damaged.

Also some people don't like the way windmills look and say that it spoils the natural beauty of the landscape. Not as badly as smoke belching coalplant though.

All things considered I support nuclear, water, wind and solar power but only if the safety precautions (and a safe location) are well thought out.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 12:47:02 pm
I will accept “They kill birds” as a valid argument against wind power, though.

Still less damaging than oil spills or coal mine accidents. Even if a windmill breaks down it is less damage to nature/people than if a different type of power plant critically damaged.

Indeed.

Quote
Also some people don't like the way windmills look and say that it spoils the natural beauty of the landscape. Not as badly as smoke belching coalplant though.

Yeah. Those people are just being stupid. Personally, I find wind turbines to have a certain beauty of their own.


Quote
All things considered I support nuclear, water, wind and solar power but only if the safety precautions (and a safe location) are well thought out.

The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 22, 2012, 12:50:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399059_419117671434216_100000079615147_1736556_1145736528_n.jpg)

What do I win for a Bingo, or even the whole card, because they have all been thrown at me, though it is missing one thing: Obama supporters calling you a Paultard or even a tinfoil hatter.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 22, 2012, 01:48:45 pm
Really, I'm a racist because I don't like Obama is valid? I don't understand politics?

Oops, missed those.

Killing bin Laden, bringing an end to a decade long useless war, took out Gaddafi in another imperialist war and replaced him with the NTC, made up of Islamist fundies, pro-business/privatisation Western-educated businessmen or simply ex-Gaddafi people. These are all valid points to support Obama?

The first two are valid reasons. What would be the alternative? Letting bin Laden go is stupid, and the opposite of ending a useless war is letting it continue. The other candidates were all for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan indefinitely and starting a new war with Iran. How is that not a valid reason to support him? The third is also valid because, unlike Iraq where we invaded a peaceful nation under false pretenses instead of going after the person we were there for in the first place, the people there actually rose up first and needed our help. And Gaddafi was killed by them, not us. We helped, but they actually needed our help, so it's OK.

Also, Obama created the Super-Congress, so much for democracy.

The what now?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 22, 2012, 01:55:22 pm
Really, I'm a racist because I don't like Obama is valid? I don't understand politics?

Oops, missed those.

Killing bin Laden, bringing an end to a decade long useless war, took out Gaddafi in another imperialist war and replaced him with the NTC, made up of Islamist fundies, pro-business/privatisation Western-educated businessmen or simply ex-Gaddafi people. These are all valid points to support Obama?

The first two are valid reasons. What would be the alternative? Letting bin Laden go is stupid, and the opposite of ending a useless war is letting it continue. The other candidates were all for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan indefinitely and starting a new war with Iran. How is that not a valid reason to support him? The third is also valid because, unlike Iraq where we invaded a peaceful nation under false pretenses instead of going after the person we were there for in the first place, the people there actually rose up first and needed our help. And Gaddafi was killed by them, not us. We helped, but they actually needed our help, so it's OK.

Also, Obama created the Super-Congress, so much for democracy.

The what now?
Basically the Supercongress was when 3 law makers from each party got to decide most of the budget
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 22, 2012, 02:11:21 pm
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2w7qx8Amn1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on April 22, 2012, 02:16:13 pm
The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

While that's a good point, the other side of that is, to my understanding, the present inability of wind, solar, and hydroelectric power to handle the needs of the entire United States, much less the entire world. The technologies should be further developed, and there may come a day when it is feasible to use them to produce the majority of power, but right now they're not workable on the necessary scale while coal and nuclear are.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on April 22, 2012, 02:57:08 pm
The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

While that's a good point, the other side of that is, to my understanding, the present inability of wind, solar, and hydroelectric power to handle the needs of the entire United States, much less the entire world. The technologies should be further developed, and there may come a day when it is feasible to use them to produce the majority of power, but right now they're not workable on the necessary scale while coal and nuclear are.

Wind power is only barely costeffective, but getting better slowly. Wave/tide power has improved (One of the most promising new types of wave-energy collectors was developed by a Finnish team! And we don't even get proper waves/tides in Finland.) but the main problem is that only certain places have tides powerful enough for the powerplants. Solar power also gives the best results near equator but is not so good closer to north and south pole.

Untill we make improvements in the green energy nuclear power is a good short term solution. (Altough the waste certainly is a long term commitment.)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 03:26:58 pm
Ultimately, no one energy source is going to work on its own. We need to work on a muti-pronged solution. Use what is best for a given location, supplemented with a few second-best choices to help mitigate an shortcomings of the primary tactic.

And I think we should emphasize that even for a single area, one can have multiple sources. For instance, a local hospital located near the county landfill in my former hometown recently set up a deal to use some of the gas produced by the bacteria in the landfill as a power source. This gas would normally have just been burned off to no effect. Now, this energy source isn’t even enough to power the hospital on its own. However, it does reduce the hospital’s reliance on traditional fossil fuel power provided by the city. Basically, if you can scale this sort of thing up, even with multiple green energy sources, you could probably get a pretty good deal going.


Untill we make improvements in the green energy nuclear power is a good short term solution. (Altough the waste certainly is a long term commitment.)

I would hesitate to think of anything with any long-term consequence as “short-term.” Even if the initial stage was intended as a stopgap. Your solution’s term is however long it takes you to stop dealing with it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 22, 2012, 03:37:30 pm
Four words: Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 03:43:12 pm
301 years is still a fucking long time. But it is also way, way, way shorter than the thousands upon thousands of the alternatives. And short enough that the “Warning Sign” problem shouldn’t be much of an issue, barring some kind of apocalyptic catastrophe. I think I could get behind that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 22, 2012, 04:53:09 pm
Untill we make improvements in the green energy nuclear power is a good short term solution. (Altough the waste certainly is a long term commitment.)

Consider; with almost no government subsidies, with major white-anting from the dirty energy industry backed, in many places, by the state, and with little private investment- solar energy has halved in price every year for the last ten. It is already cheaper, on aggregate, than coal fired-power (and probably nuclear as well).

The answer is a properly funded solar-energy development program, and victory over the dirty energy/conservative movement. Within a decade, everything will be powered by solar energy- the choice is whether the US and Australia produces that, or whether Germany and South Korea will. It's looking like, because the German/Korean political system is less corrupt and more responsive, the US will voluntarily surrender a major competitive advantage.

Nuclear energy is a joke. The massive handouts to the industry, including those in the form of R and D, are wasted, because the industry won't exist out of submarines in two decades. The US is paying to make better horses-and-carts in 1910, because the cart industry owns a bunch of congressmen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on April 22, 2012, 05:08:25 pm
It was my understanding that even as photovoltaic cells are getting better, it still requires a shit ton of them to generate sufficient power for current needs. Which creates a whole lot of extra concerns regarding maintenance, cleaning, space & other placement concerns, etc.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on April 22, 2012, 05:33:28 pm
guys guys guys...I can solve our energy problem in one fell swoop.

Ironbite-Fire....sweet sweet fire that cleanses the earth clean
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 22, 2012, 07:03:03 pm
guys guys guys...I can solve our energy problem in one fell swoop.

Ironbite-Fire....sweet sweet fire that cleanses the earth clean

Technically... that DOES solve every problem ever....
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TenfoldMaquette on April 22, 2012, 07:04:33 pm
guys guys guys...I can solve our energy problem in one fell swoop.

Ironbite-Fire....sweet sweet fire that cleanses the earth clean

Technically... that DOES solve every problem ever....

Gotta love the simple solutions. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 22, 2012, 07:11:06 pm
It was my understanding that even as photovoltaic cells are getting better, it still requires a shit ton of them to generate sufficient power for current needs. Which creates a whole lot of extra concerns regarding maintenance, cleaning, space & other placement concerns, etc.

Yeah, my family actually was looking into getting solar cells for our house once... and then we learned it was really expensive to buy and set up. Solar energy is the best possible route, but first it has to be made cheaper, more plentiful, more efficient, and easier to make/use so that average people can install it themselves and actually get their money's worth. At the point when solar energy becomes a bargain compared to "dirty" energy (that actually sounds sexy even though it's not), they'll jump on the bandwagon real fast. Forcing them to use solar power would probably just leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

And we do need nuclear plants for medical isotopes and bombs stuff, so they're not all bad. Just sayin'.

In eastern WA there are a lot of wind turbines that generate energy. I don't know how efficient they are, but god damn are they impressive. And huge.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 22, 2012, 07:30:32 pm
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on April 22, 2012, 07:56:49 pm
The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

While that's a good point, the other side of that is, to my understanding, the present inability of wind, solar, and hydroelectric power to handle the needs of the entire United States, much less the entire world. The technologies should be further developed, and there may come a day when it is feasible to use them to produce the majority of power, but right now they're not workable on the necessary scale while coal and nuclear are.

Yeah, but that doesn't mean we can't replace some of the old power plants with sustainable energy sources, or that it's not worthwhile to cut down on coal use now.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 22, 2012, 08:58:47 pm

Quote
All things considered I support nuclear, water, wind and solar power but only if the safety precautions (and a safe location) are well thought out.

The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

I think the current solution is to use containers that have to be replaced every decade or so. that way people won't forget because there will always be containers reaching their "expiration date" and needing to be replaced. A good thing that comes from it is this creates jobs, though incredibly hazardous ones.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 22, 2012, 09:09:35 pm

Quote
All things considered I support nuclear, water, wind and solar power but only if the safety precautions (and a safe location) are well thought out.

The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

I think the current solution is to use containers that have to be replaced every decade or so. that way people won't forget because there will always be containers reaching their "expiration date" and needing to be replaced. A good thing that comes from it is this creates jobs, though incredibly hazardous ones.

Definitely need some sort of continuous intervention in order to encourage preservation of the message in whatever language happens to be spoken at the time. But I wouldn’t count on that chain to never be broken by some force or another.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 23, 2012, 12:20:26 am

Quote
All things considered I support nuclear, water, wind and solar power but only if the safety precautions (and a safe location) are well thought out.

The thing that gets me about nuclear is that the waste products it does produce can last too damn long. I just don’t feel it is responsible to push of responsibility for dealing with something onto generations so far removed that we aren’t even sure how to best communicate the importance of that responsibility (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2009/11/atomic_priesthoods_thorn_landscapes_and_munchian_pictograms.html).

I think the current solution is to use containers that have to be replaced every decade or so. that way people won't forget because there will always be containers reaching their "expiration date" and needing to be replaced. A good thing that comes from it is this creates jobs, though incredibly hazardous ones.


One plausible solution that I've heard is to dump the nuclear waste in the Mariana Trench, where the subduction zone would push the waste and a recycle it. Not sure how well that would work though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on April 23, 2012, 12:31:13 am
Be our luck, we'd piss off an alien race when they get our offal dumped on their deep sea civilization.  Yes I've just watched Abyss.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on April 23, 2012, 01:41:32 am
I know where we can dump our nuclear waste: Las Vegas.

Serves the bloody Nevadans right.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 23, 2012, 01:51:06 am
What about the heritage foundation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcOGSQinQQ0

Because, yay irony.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on April 23, 2012, 08:38:21 am
I know where we can dump our nuclear waste: Las Vegas.

Serves the bloody Nevadans right.

and piss off Mr. House and his army of Securitrons?

Ironbite-no thank you.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 23, 2012, 12:11:10 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/534019_363628627006684_268707249832156_922423_1208392115_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 23, 2012, 01:39:03 pm
Holy CRAP that is an unflattering picture of him.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on April 23, 2012, 02:06:07 pm
To be fair it's what he looks like.

As for that...yep.  Just exactly what I expected from this country of morons.  We might vote liberal but really we just want to be racist idiots.

Ironbite-oh and the Chicks are girls so they're fair game and they took on Toby Keith and you do not say Fuck You to Big Dog Daddy...unless you're me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 23, 2012, 06:12:15 pm
Every picture of Ted Nugent is unflattering...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: syaoranvee on April 23, 2012, 06:21:42 pm
I always said the best way to get rid of nuclear waste is to rocket it into the sun.  Of course, the safety of the rocket lifting off correctly would be going into paranoia territory.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 23, 2012, 11:28:57 pm
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/534019_363628627006684_268707249832156_922423_1208392115_n.jpg)

If Obama is going to indefinitely detain Nuget, he's got my vote!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 23, 2012, 11:40:49 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/20/120422_Earth_Day_Cake_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)

(http://www.slowpokecomics.com/strips/takeandgive.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on April 24, 2012, 07:47:48 am
I always said they should torture the people who support torture until they stop, and indefinitely imprison the people who support Guantanamo until they stop. Somewhat flippantly.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 24, 2012, 05:31:51 pm
(http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/occupyunicorns.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/538640_337009329694779_119640064765041_936271_467811438_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 24, 2012, 08:57:34 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yxkidxbB1r24d9go1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on April 24, 2012, 09:16:22 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yxkidxbB1r24d9go1_1280.jpg)
I actually reblogged this one on tumblr  I saw some leaders compare being made to provide contreception to the oppression in China and Egypt
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 24, 2012, 09:27:20 pm
Someone tell me. Is this thread for good political cartoons? Or just ones that you agree with?

Because when judged as cartoons, a lot of these are actually really shitty.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on April 24, 2012, 10:21:56 pm
Someone tell me. Is this thread for good political cartoons? Or just ones that you agree with?

Because when judged as cartoons, a lot of these are actually really shitty.

This.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 24, 2012, 10:43:11 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yxkidxbB1r24d9go1_1280.jpg)

As much as I agree with the message, I would have put it in the "worst" section because two of the panels are walls of text.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on April 24, 2012, 10:49:01 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yxkidxbB1r24d9go1_1280.jpg)

As much as I agree with the message, I would have put it in the "worst" section because two of the panels are walls of text.

And the rest appears to be done in MS Paint. Paint is fine for RAGE comics and such, but not really good for this.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 24, 2012, 10:56:52 pm
(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Terrorists-have-won.png)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/82/2012/01/26/105229_600.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/582548_437196326307020_224319224261399_1679247_1741954122_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 25, 2012, 01:54:28 am
Someone tell me. Is this thread for good political cartoons? Or just ones that you agree with?

Because when judged as cartoons, a lot of these are actually really shitty.

I think it's for cartoons that make a good point.

Cartoons that make a bad point, or make it poorly, go into the other thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on April 25, 2012, 08:22:35 am
Someone tell me. Is this thread for good political cartoons? Or just ones that you agree with?

Because when judged as cartoons, a lot of these are actually really shitty.

I think it's for cartoons that make a good point.

Cartoons that make a bad point, or make it poorly, go into the other thread.

This.  If it were solely on artistic merit, we would have Antisemitic Photoshop Guy in here.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 25, 2012, 10:49:51 am
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/04/22/opinion/22strip-web/22strip-web-jumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on April 25, 2012, 11:27:45 am
Something about performing a Fastball Special using Ed Begley, Jr. in place of Wolverine just tickles me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 25, 2012, 07:19:58 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401673_412564165421234_114517875225866_1529249_1781073140_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: OscarApollo on April 25, 2012, 10:37:14 pm
(http://i50.tinypic.com/351z7sg.png)

Slight problem in that it depicts LGB discrimination as being over, but the fact that T rights aren't given as much attention as the other letters is so fucking true it's unbelievable.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 26, 2012, 02:12:48 pm
This one isn't really a political cartoon but... it's relevant, sorta...

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/atheism
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 26, 2012, 04:48:49 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528822_331141876951631_150750831657404_817816_736358289_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/432350_396272797054169_169093223105462_1743424_1761436365_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/35531_441120719236043_169093223105462_1876027_1101164970_n.jpg)

(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Secret-Service.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531350_10150683597841167_26595441166_9731957_1176640924_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 26, 2012, 05:39:31 pm
Quote
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531350_10150683597841167_26595441166_9731957_1176640924_n.jpg)

Sizzle sizzle.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on April 26, 2012, 05:58:38 pm
Quote
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531350_10150683597841167_26595441166_9731957_1176640924_n.jpg)

Sizzle sizzle.
Is this based on something Hannity actually said or is it just making fun of his position on such things?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 26, 2012, 06:57:06 pm
It's based on what Hannity said the other day on his radio show
http://www.newshounds.us/sean_hannity_let_them_eat_rice_and_beans_04242012 (http://www.newshounds.us/sean_hannity_let_them_eat_rice_and_beans_04242012)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 26, 2012, 08:09:49 pm
If he thinks nothing but rice and beans is okay, he should try it. Give us a demonstration, you know? I say he has to go three months, minimum.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on April 26, 2012, 08:12:59 pm
I would not want to be working for Fox during this period.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 26, 2012, 08:38:23 pm
sizzle sizzle.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on April 26, 2012, 11:36:48 pm
Oh it's possible to survive for a short while off rice. You won't live well, and it will probably significantly shorten your life and you'll have to kill wild animals for their meat because you can survive off rice it isn't enough to do menial labor for long periods of time. But my parents did it! Before they decided to say fuck you to the Khmer Rouge, and run away, anyways.

...
...
...

/me kicks Hannity in the groins for being a pissant.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 27, 2012, 02:26:46 am
sizzle sizzle.
I'm thinking more profanities shouted in French, sharpening of a blade and the nice sound of metal slicing through neck.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on April 27, 2012, 02:31:31 am
If he thinks nothing but rice and beans is okay, he should try it. Give us a demonstration, you know? I say he has to go three months, minimum.
Coward wouldn't even be waterboarded for charity. Granted, I wouldn't want to be waterboarded under ANY circumstances, but I'm not the one saying it isn't torture.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 27, 2012, 03:39:52 am
sizzle sizzle.

Sorry, I still can't get past that part of the cartoon.

sizzle sizzle.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on April 27, 2012, 06:49:57 am
Sorry, I still can't get past that part of the cartoon.

So we’ve noticed. :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 27, 2012, 09:30:43 am
Quote
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531350_10150683597841167_26595441166_9731957_1176640924_n.jpg)

Sizzle sizzle.

Sssssizzzle sssssizzzzzle.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on April 27, 2012, 09:54:51 am
Oh it's possible to survive for a short while off rice. You won't live well, and it will probably significantly shorten your life and you'll have to kill wild animals for their meat because you can survive off rice it isn't enough to do menial labor for long periods of time. But my parents did it! Before they decided to say fuck you to the Khmer Rouge, and run away, anyways.

I think it says something even more disturbing than the prima facie fact that one can't live off rice and beans, and that is that Hannity sees such a basic (undernourishing) diet as perfectly acceptable for poor families and children. All the while, Hannity himself enjoys, on a regular basis, meals many of us can't imagine. At least Maria Antoinette was nice enough to offer the peasants cake*

*I've heard she never said this, but the popular myth that the French Revolutions began over the upper class' ignorance to the plight of the poor serves the purpose that reality is worse than fiction.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 27, 2012, 12:00:43 pm
(http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/868small.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Dr. Killjoy on April 27, 2012, 03:46:08 pm
I would not want to be working for Fox during this period.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on April 27, 2012, 09:07:53 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/UpWct.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on April 28, 2012, 02:09:34 pm
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltaetcvRt61qz7b4yo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 28, 2012, 02:35:52 pm
I think that might be a repeat.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 28, 2012, 06:04:32 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2k8xdCfHj1qiw6cuo1_500.jpg)
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m35rmxdJd21qzium9o1_1280.jpg)
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m35gabgi5G1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m34auxwtgU1r6y50vo1_500.jpg)
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m32ce0bhmi1r6y50vo1_500.jpg)

Finally found a new source of 'toons. Go me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on April 28, 2012, 06:21:42 pm
All of those make HAZE and it's "Drugs Are Bad! War Is Hell!" message seem subtle by comparison.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 28, 2012, 08:24:52 pm
I'm sorry to say that doesn't really look like David Cameron.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: StallChaser on April 29, 2012, 05:14:35 am
Agreed.  He looks more like the bastard child of Majin Buu and a condom.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 29, 2012, 02:49:04 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/533968_423958540949374_216446038367293_1632771_1483537843_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 29, 2012, 10:42:26 pm
Wow, if that's true...Barry gets brownie points for that.  Going from "mountain of debt" to fucking PRESIDENT is a pretty big accomplishment...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on April 30, 2012, 02:22:54 am
Agreed.  He looks more like the bastard child of Majin Buu and a condom.
I disagree, it's not a Steve Bell cartoon.
On that note:
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/maps_and_graphs/2012/4/23/1335221314856/24.04.2012-Steve-Bell-on--005.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 30, 2012, 06:23:28 am
Wow, if that's true...Barry gets brownie points for that.  Going from "mountain of debt" to fucking PRESIDENT is a pretty big accomplishment...

Selling that book of his had to have helped Obama.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 30, 2012, 12:30:05 pm
Pfft, nobody reads books anymore.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on April 30, 2012, 01:50:44 pm
Wow, if that's true...Barry gets brownie points for that.  Going from "mountain of debt" to fucking PRESIDENT is a pretty big accomplishment...

Also being able to start a family, run for senate in that time period as well.

Ironbite-the former is most impressive btw.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 30, 2012, 04:11:13 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522521_400224229999720_109200595768753_1266298_542446446_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on April 30, 2012, 06:00:17 pm
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1o1z7KC0v1qawlwvo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on April 30, 2012, 08:11:41 pm
And social security.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 30, 2012, 10:17:07 pm
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1o1z7KC0v1qawlwvo1_500.jpg)

An abominable waste of trees and ink?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on April 30, 2012, 10:46:12 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305654_2967156430008_1594606937_31999563_81945843_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 01, 2012, 09:10:44 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/04/30/120501_The_Tin_Man_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 01, 2012, 09:41:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/6hIH0.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 01, 2012, 10:09:14 pm
I wonder if they intended for both to seem equally stupid.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 01, 2012, 10:46:04 pm
I dunno if this counts but:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3djcbKwG31r2rr7k.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 01, 2012, 11:26:39 pm
I dunno if this counts but:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3djcbKwG31r2rr7k.jpg)
I've not seen that movie and while my mom liked it I do know a similar movie Avatar the trope is mighty whitey and yes it's annoying.  Reason #1873 To Kill a Mockingbird was great was that Atticus didn't solve the racism
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 02, 2012, 12:09:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/VQbjV.jpg)
as one of the 24% I am disappointed...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 02, 2012, 12:27:06 am
(http://i.imgur.com/VQbjV.jpg)
as one of the 24% I am disappointed...

In the defense of the 39% they might want to vote but couldn't get an ID
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 02, 2012, 03:14:19 am
The Help

Also, black people speak funny and love fried chicken. I mean, really.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on May 03, 2012, 06:36:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/VQbjV.jpg)
as one of the 24% I am disappointed...
They say thes numbers like they're all that much below normal. If I remember correctly it's not too much less than any other population segment barring old people.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 03, 2012, 09:59:57 am
Doesn't change the facts, though. People complain that nothing changes. Well, as long as the same minority segment continue to control the polls, nothing will change.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on May 03, 2012, 10:08:07 am
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3f6opR04M1qgu9k8o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on May 03, 2012, 10:17:27 am
They say thes numbers like they're all that much below normal. If I remember correctly it's not too much less than any other population segment barring old people.

You're absolutely right. However, the point of the cartoon is to say "if you don't like the way politics are going, then get off your ass and vote".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on May 03, 2012, 06:22:52 pm
I've not seen that movie and while my mom liked it I do know a similar movie Avatar the trope is mighty whitey and yes it's annoying.  Reason #1873 To Kill a Mockingbird was great was that Atticus didn't solve the racism

Even in The Help, Skeeter didn't solve the problem--people were still using the services of underpaid black maids at the end.  All she did was get people to think, and even at that, it was obvious she wouldn't have even been able to do that without the aid of the maids who wrote chapters for her book.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 03, 2012, 09:17:18 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3gowi2TwU1qjsewxo1_400.jpg)

Can't decide if this goes here. What do you think?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 03, 2012, 09:27:53 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3gowi2TwU1qjsewxo1_400.jpg)

Can't decide if this goes here. What do you think?
I think it counts
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on May 05, 2012, 07:26:33 am
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20110830.gif)



(http://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/hv/xc0/7moc/48206/969312213.jpg)
Not political, but still a good one.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 05, 2012, 11:41:41 am
^ I really like that last one. *Steals*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 05, 2012, 12:00:08 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/532444_395715540453704_168013899890537_1422768_1978574172_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on May 05, 2012, 01:23:33 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/532444_395715540453704_168013899890537_1422768_1978574172_n.jpg)

Image isn't showing up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 05, 2012, 02:20:15 pm
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20110830.gif)



(http://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/hv/xc0/7moc/48206/969312213.jpg)
Not political, but still a good one.
The first one seems a little i dunno i guess Savage was low but Santorum didnt do anything to redeem himself.  Maybe same image but doing it to a bi person and transexual person
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 05, 2012, 03:53:53 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/5/4/1336169774710/Martin-Rowson-05.05.2012-002.jpg)

Three more years of Armacleggon, anyone?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 05, 2012, 03:57:44 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/5/4/1336169774710/Martin-Rowson-05.05.2012-002.jpg)

Three more years of Armacleggon, anyone?

What is this I don't even

No seriously, I've seen several comics in a similar style on this thread before... and I have no idea what they're supposed to be about or what is going on there.

Either way, I want two of whatever the artist is on.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on May 05, 2012, 04:12:29 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/5/4/1336169774710/Martin-Rowson-05.05.2012-002.jpg)

Three more years of Armacleggon, anyone?

What is this I don't even

No seriously, I've seen several comics in a similar style on this thread before... and I have no idea what they're supposed to be about or what is going on there.

Either way, I want two of whatever the artist is on.

It might be tea. He is British.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 05, 2012, 04:41:09 pm
What they hell do the English put in there tea?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 05, 2012, 04:43:22 pm
What they hell do the English put in there tea?

The exact formula is a state secret, known only by the Royal Family.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on May 05, 2012, 04:52:58 pm
The comic's about Boris Johnston being voted Mayor of London technically belonging to the Tory party, making gains whilst the main party is trying to rein him and his financers in towards the main party. I think.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on May 05, 2012, 05:17:48 pm
The comic's about Boris Johnston being voted Mayor of London technically belonging to the Tory party, making gains whilst the main party is trying to rein him and his financers in towards the main party. I think.

I'm mildly disturbed that you know that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 05, 2012, 05:24:48 pm
The comic's about Boris Johnston being voted Mayor of London technically belonging to the Tory party, making gains whilst the main party is trying to rein him and his financers in towards the main party. I think.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljgl9g8nwB1qdum5i.gif)

That's what I thought too. /JustKidding

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 05, 2012, 05:49:14 pm
Where the heck do you get all these Tennant gifs?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 05, 2012, 06:06:42 pm
What is this I don't even

No seriously, I've seen several comics in a similar style on this thread before... and I have no idea what they're supposed to be about or what is going on there.

Either way, I want two of whatever the artist is on.

There's something of an irony in the way that, despite the biggest criticism on this (and the Worst Cartoons) thread being cartoonists over-labelling things, the biggest source of bemusement turns out to be the cartoons that resolutely label absolutely nothing.

The cartoonist in this case is Martin Rowson, who along with Steve Bell is one of the more high-profile cartoonists for The Guardian. Their work makes perfect sense in the context of British politics, but like I said, nothing is labelled and nothing is explained. They also tend to be the most left-wing pieces in the Guardian itself on any given day, for some reason.

Anyway, the context here is that Boris Johnson was pretty much the only Conservative of note to come out of the local elections looking good (although even his win was narrower than expected). Labour gained some 820 seats across UK councils, the Conservatives lost 400, and the Liberal Democrats lost 330, particularly disastrous as they didn't have as many incumbents up for election in the first place.

The opinions involved are most likely:

1. That (right to left) David Cameron (PM, Con), George Osborne (Chancellor of the Exchequer, Con) and Danny Alexander (Chief Secretary to the Treasurer, LD) are desperately grasping on Boris Johnson's success, devoid as they are of anything else,
2. That the rich (the fat cats in the balloon) will benefit from Johnson's election,
3. Boris only won because of the Evening Standard's reporting, and his campaign was a load of hot air,
4. "The Lib Dems are fucked! Hahahahahaha!"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on May 05, 2012, 08:25:39 pm
The comic's about Boris Johnston being voted Mayor of London technically belonging to the Tory party, making gains whilst the main party is trying to rein him and his financers in towards the main party. I think.

I'm mildly disturbed that you know that.

I still have no idea what's with the vulture on the easel. The rest is only due to being a Londoner who reads the papers.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 05, 2012, 10:48:51 pm
Where the heck do you get all these Tennant gifs?

:D Tumblr!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 06, 2012, 12:29:50 am
Ahh.  I've never really looked at Tumblr before.  Thanks for telling me. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 06, 2012, 01:03:47 am

(http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/may032012chancolor.jpg?w=576)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 06, 2012, 04:24:16 am

(http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/may032012chancolor.jpg?w=576)

TT_TT
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 06, 2012, 09:21:37 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/542056_445700055443753_236565153023912_1776363_1302604428_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 06, 2012, 09:28:52 pm

(http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/may032012chancolor.jpg?w=576)

Only because debt collectors haven't found heaven's phone number.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Captain Jack Harkness on May 06, 2012, 10:23:24 pm

(http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/may032012chancolor.jpg?w=576)

TT_TT

For the record, your family is still on the hook.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 06, 2012, 10:24:40 pm
(333)333-3333

They're big on threes there.

Either it's because of the whole Trinity deal, or they're big time Dale Earnhardt Sr. fans.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 06, 2012, 11:44:42 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385700_309450305796912_271446192930657_732307_1406839933_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 07, 2012, 05:43:19 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/541151_10150795406806275_177486166274_9952100_9183029_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on May 07, 2012, 08:30:46 pm
My fundie book is the correct one!

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/5/8/1336432048378/Steve-Bell-cartoon--004.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 07, 2012, 11:08:55 pm
My fundie book is the correct one!

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/5/8/1336432048378/Steve-Bell-cartoon--004.jpg)
...
...
... :o

This is what I get for not listening to the BBC in months.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 07, 2012, 11:21:56 pm
My fundie book is the correct one!

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/5/8/1336432048378/Steve-Bell-cartoon--004.jpg)
...
...
... :o

This is what I get for not listening to the BBC in months.

Okayyyyyyyyy.... O_o

Okay UK, I think you've had enough tea, don't get too into Rule 34 now...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 07, 2012, 11:32:38 pm
Gosh, I'm sure I'd get these UK 'toons if I had a nice shot of acid every time I tried to look at one. But as it is...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 07, 2012, 11:55:47 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/5/8/1336432048378/Steve-Bell-cartoon--004.jpg)

Oh dear...I really wish I could unsee this...Merkel & dominatrix outfits don't go well together...
And there only one explanation for this cartoon...a shit load of acid in Steve Bell's tea
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on May 08, 2012, 02:37:04 am
It's not that bad (though yes, a dominatrix Merkel in a pickelhaube is kinda creepy), it's just (IMO) an overly-optimistic cartoon about Hollande and his government.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 08, 2012, 02:40:28 am
I guess... you really had to be there.

/me is a yank.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 08, 2012, 10:17:52 am
I guess... you really had to be there.

/me is a yank.
I prefer the term 'MERICAN!

(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/8939/8939,1191395190,1/stock-photo-unhealthy-fat-man-sitting-on-couch-drinking-beer-and-eating-pizza-5817151.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 08, 2012, 11:49:57 am
It's not that bad (though yes, a dominatrix Merkel in a pickelhaube is kinda creepy), it's just (IMO) an overly-optimistic cartoon about Hollande and his government.

Dominatrix Merkel is kinda creepy?? I find dominatrix Merkel as one the most disturbing things ever, more disturbing than that WWII era cartoon with Stalin & Hitler at the alter, and Stalin is the one wearing the dress...though I have to say I laughed at Sarkozy peeking out of the boot.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/535356_423636964313954_114517875225866_1556381_231671858_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 08, 2012, 06:10:51 pm
I think the best thing about that picture is that the Lobbyist entrance is the ONLY entrance that actually leads to the goal.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on May 08, 2012, 07:15:30 pm
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v4k4eSls1qlh1nvo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 08, 2012, 08:31:30 pm
Edit: I accidentally posted the picture in the wrong Political cartoons thread. It's now been moved here (http://forums.fstdt.net/politics-and-government/wors-political-cartoons/msg55565/#msg55565).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 08, 2012, 08:54:57 pm
Wait, I don't understand the politics in that. Unless it's a racist caricature, in which case I think it belongs in the worse political cartoon thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 08, 2012, 09:44:24 pm
Wait, I don't understand the politics in that. Unless it's a racist caricature, in which case I think it belongs in the worse political cartoon thread.

Doh! Yeah I got the threads confused :-[. I'll be moving it now. I think it's supposed to be a racist caricature.

New home for the previous post: http://forums.fstdt.net/politics-and-government/wors-political-cartoons/msg55565/#msg55565 (http://forums.fstdt.net/politics-and-government/wors-political-cartoons/msg55565/#msg55565)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 08, 2012, 10:33:13 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3qd68RyDP1r81imfo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 08, 2012, 11:24:21 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3qd68RyDP1r81imfo1_500.jpg)
I give a big "Fuck Yeah" to this.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 08, 2012, 11:41:57 pm
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1v4k4eSls1qlh1nvo1_1280.jpg)
A picture says a thousand words.  Mostly WWJD?  Certainly not say that.  Therein lies the point.  Awesome statement.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 09, 2012, 03:10:31 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3rnz0niLI1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)

Well that was quick.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 10, 2012, 12:31:33 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3rnz0niLI1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)

Well that was quick.
It's North Carolina. Hate to be stereotypical, but that was probably drawn up and put on waiting a good week in advance of the vote. The American South isn't exactly known for its love and tolerance of anything perceived outside the "norm".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 10, 2012, 01:52:18 am
I'm outside the norm.  I'm not dead.  Yet.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 10, 2012, 08:37:32 am
I'm outside the norm.  I'm not dead.  Yet.

Don't bother, mate. Our forefathers made the bed and we're lyin' in it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Servo on May 10, 2012, 10:41:51 am
(http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/121704/voterID550.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 10, 2012, 06:03:49 pm
Wait, now there are even laws to prevent you from even finding out what fucking district you’re in?!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on May 10, 2012, 06:44:25 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3qd68RyDP1r81imfo1_500.jpg)

"the the" O.o
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 10, 2012, 07:21:47 pm
I never noticed that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on May 10, 2012, 07:26:46 pm
You usually don't.

Ironbite-very common mistake.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 10, 2012, 07:40:25 pm
Brain at work.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on May 10, 2012, 08:53:52 pm
Wait, now there are even laws to prevent you from even finding out what fucking district you’re in?!

Time to bust out the old hammergun...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 10, 2012, 10:19:01 pm
Wait, now there are even laws to prevent you from even finding out what fucking district you’re in?!

(http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/18/wtfcat.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 10, 2012, 11:44:12 pm
If they're allowed to do that, that sucks. My current polling place has a map up showing the surrounding 4 districts and they informed one old lady where to go. Maybe it's just that they don't have to.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on May 11, 2012, 12:23:07 am
Well the authorities said that they didn't need to provide her the information if she asked them to, not that she wasn't allowed to find the information herself.

Hopefully things like these will make it easier, although I think that you should receive the information you want.

http://votesmart.org/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 11, 2012, 12:31:16 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/318245_422871691057148_114517875225866_1553717_1493402032_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 11, 2012, 06:53:04 am
Well the authorities said that they didn't need to provide her the information if she asked them to, not that she wasn't allowed to find the information herself.

Which, if the folks at the poll won’t tell you, would require going back home and looking it up at the very least. If you don’t have online access or your municipality’s online resources suck, then you probably have to go to city hall to find out. If the polling place is going to exercise this “right” to not tell you, they probably won’t have easy to read maps available either.

The maps are another thing. Not everyone can read a map. Maybe they just don’t know how. Maybe they have some sort of cognitive or learning disability that prevents them from doing so. Maybe the person is blind. But forcing someone to use a map when you could easily tell that person is a good way to disenfranchise that person.

Why wouldn’t you want the people in charge of managing the elections to help people actually vote?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jodie on May 11, 2012, 07:07:34 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/318245_422871691057148_114517875225866_1553717_1493402032_n.jpg)

Are they drinking blood? o_O
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on May 11, 2012, 10:50:41 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/527668_4044892207200_1428729803_33595920_694266208_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 12, 2012, 10:45:38 pm
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/05/11/120512_The_Haircut_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 13, 2012, 12:20:20 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3vjar3mtU1r4ayoxo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 13, 2012, 12:24:29 am
Missing something about how it doesn’t need to be insured.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 13, 2012, 12:46:42 am
Well, mental illnesses are some of the least understood types of illnesses.  People tend to get stupid around things they don't understand or fear.  Maybe someday we'll know more about the brain than the (relatively) teeny tiny amount we do currently.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 13, 2012, 01:57:04 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3vjar3mtU1r4ayoxo1_500.jpg)

Here, have the original, now with 100% less wrinkled paper :P

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/10204718/What_if___.jpg) (http://susiebeeca.deviantart.com/art/What-if-10204718)

Image is also a link
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 13, 2012, 03:56:04 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3vjar3mtU1r4ayoxo1_500.jpg)

*thunderous applause*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 13, 2012, 07:59:28 pm
(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/break_through_the_stereotypes_.jpg)
(http://www.classwarfareexists.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Choosing-birth-control-for-men.jpeg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 13, 2012, 08:01:58 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/527668_4044892207200_1428729803_33595920_694266208_n.jpg)

Actually, there's a shitload of Israeli military officials who don't want to bomb Iran, and in Israeli politics their opinions are very influential. One of the former Mossad chiefs or something called bombing Iran "the stupidest thing I have ever heard." It's like just Netanyahu and a handful of other dudes who want to bomb it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on May 13, 2012, 09:02:24 pm
Israel doesn't want to bomb Iran.  After all, not much of a market for radioactive glass.  They want to take it over to increase the size of Israel.  Perfectly reasonable but stupid as we haven't had a country increase in area since WWI.

Ironbite-USSR doesn't count as that's something completely different.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 13, 2012, 10:46:43 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539874_331164416954607_143053525765698_774931_645459177_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on May 14, 2012, 06:22:23 am
^ would be funny, but the Christian Right almost never achieve any self-awareness, let alone to that degree.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 16, 2012, 01:50:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/wWyLP.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 16, 2012, 06:41:28 am
Kristine, I don't know if it's just me, but the majority of the pictures you post I can't see for some reason.  *Shrugs* :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on May 16, 2012, 07:30:39 am
Works fine for me.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 16, 2012, 11:40:52 am
It's so perturbing... I think of any reason why it wouldn't show.  Eh... if it's my problem only I'll just deal with it.  Maybe fiddle around with my settings some, but like I said, there's no reason why the pics shouldn't show up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 16, 2012, 09:27:47 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/561379_383274998384993_217866534925841_1135558_1419197367_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 16, 2012, 09:36:53 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43ikf4veL1qcqoybo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 16, 2012, 09:54:47 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/154561_432405096786143_224319224261399_1665253_687598824_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 16, 2012, 10:36:43 pm
It's so perturbing... I think of any reason why it wouldn't show.  Eh... if it's my problem only I'll just deal with it.  Maybe fiddle around with my settings some, but like I said, there's no reason why the pics shouldn't show up.

I don't know what I can do to help - they work fine for me...  :-[

"President Obama came out with approval of same-sex marriage. He said that over the years, he has been going through an evolution on the issue. That makes opponents on the far right doubly angry. They don't believe in gay marriage OR evolution." –Jimmy Kimmel

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/563208_10150818619582346_60447222345_9661787_1630131498_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 16, 2012, 10:45:39 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43ikf4veL1qcqoybo1_500.jpg)
Rush I think likes 2 of those
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on May 16, 2012, 10:47:12 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43ikf4veL1qcqoybo1_500.jpg)
Rush I think likes 2 of those
Just two?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 16, 2012, 11:36:12 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m43ikf4veL1qcqoybo1_500.jpg)
Rush I think likes 2 of those
Just two?
I'm being generous and saying he likes Child labor (gingritch support) and and hates womens rights
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on May 16, 2012, 11:43:01 pm
Here's one more.

http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=84973
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 16, 2012, 11:47:24 pm
Here's one more.

http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=84973
Okay definately 2 not sure about 3 and 4
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 17, 2012, 12:34:09 am
It's so perturbing... I think of any reason why it wouldn't show.  Eh... if it's my problem only I'll just deal with it.  Maybe fiddle around with my settings some, but like I said, there's no reason why the pics shouldn't show up.

I don't know what I can do to help - they work fine for me...  :-[

"President Obama came out with approval of same-sex marriage. He said that over the years, he has been going through an evolution on the issue. That makes opponents on the far right doubly angry. They don't believe in gay marriage OR evolution." –Jimmy Kimmel

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/563208_10150818619582346_60447222345_9661787_1630131498_n.jpg)

Now THAT pic showed up.  Interesting.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 18, 2012, 06:08:52 am
Linkie cause big (http://i.imgur.com/kIeVx.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 18, 2012, 09:53:11 am
try this one...
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/545976_238602279573241_155775664522570_335093_333440411_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Igor on May 18, 2012, 10:46:03 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c_9ocqd1VMI/T7ZQDuRHdWI/AAAAAAABXiE/E3VS3hRPhsQ/s1600/offering.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on May 18, 2012, 08:27:22 pm
And that is why I got rid of my Facebook account (or one of the reasons really).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 20, 2012, 09:47:34 pm
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/05/18/sunday-review/0520strip-web/0520strip-web-jumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 20, 2012, 09:51:37 pm
try this one...
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/545976_238602279573241_155775664522570_335093_333440411_n.jpg)

Saw this earlier today.  Awesome comic.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 20, 2012, 11:12:46 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m38q1iwyQi1rsf520o1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 23, 2012, 03:18:45 pm
NSFW but makes the point:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 23, 2012, 05:51:19 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4dqxoOuwt1qguulqo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 23, 2012, 09:06:57 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4hgako3pI1qh3h8wo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 24, 2012, 02:25:50 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3rpnaWuzv1r6a9a4o1_1280.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on May 24, 2012, 05:50:41 am
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/05/18/sunday-review/0520strip-web/0520strip-web-jumbo.jpg)

Look at the face of CEO-GUY in the last panel.  He's got plans for that monkey...  :-X
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 24, 2012, 07:44:12 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3rpnaWuzv1r6a9a4o1_1280.gif)
I heard on TYT transgender unemployment is 90%
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 24, 2012, 07:51:28 am
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 24, 2012, 08:03:49 am
^I feel ya, bro.  Boy do I feel you.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 24, 2012, 08:43:30 am
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.
hugs shep
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 24, 2012, 11:01:11 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4hgako3pI1qh3h8wo1_500.png)

I know they're supposed to be Native, but my first thought upon seeing the picture was, "Trent Reznor and a braided, tanned Dick Cheney are living together in the dessert?"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on May 24, 2012, 01:30:02 pm
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.

I know you know this, but I'll tell you what a transman friend said to me about a year ago

"You know, at first I was nervous to use the male's room. I knew if I used the female's room I would get weird looks or yelled at and felt if I used the male's room I would get beaten up, but that's not true. Everyone in the male's room won't even look at you, and would never speak to you because they're afraid of looking like a homo."

May be a bit backhanded, but you get the idea.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 24, 2012, 05:37:49 pm
It does make sense in the insecure caveman guy kinda way. :-/ 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 24, 2012, 06:46:56 pm
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.

I know you know this, but I'll tell you what a transman friend said to me about a year ago

"You know, at first I was nervous to use the male's room. I knew if I used the female's room I would get weird looks or yelled at and felt if I used the male's room I would get beaten up, but that's not true. Everyone in the male's room won't even look at you, and would never speak to you because they're afraid of looking like a homo."

May be a bit backhanded, but you get the idea.

Hey, as long as such insecurities exist, might as well take advantage of them.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 24, 2012, 06:51:16 pm
You got a point there, Nom.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 24, 2012, 08:36:19 pm
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.

I know you know this, but I'll tell you what a transman friend said to me about a year ago

"You know, at first I was nervous to use the male's room. I knew if I used the female's room I would get weird looks or yelled at and felt if I used the male's room I would get beaten up, but that's not true. Everyone in the male's room won't even look at you, and would never speak to you because they're afraid of looking like a homo."

May be a bit backhanded, but you get the idea.

Yeah, I used to use them when I was younger and I don't really recall anyone looking at me.

I guess it helps that I'm not in public a lot to need to use the restroom while out there.

It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.
hugs shep

Thanks. And sorry for suddenly turning it to trans-stuff again. D:
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 24, 2012, 10:35:24 pm
Thanks. And sorry for suddenly turning it to trans-stuff again. D:

Valid comment about an on-topic trans-related cartoon. Nothing to apologize for.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 24, 2012, 10:52:28 pm
It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.

I know you know this, but I'll tell you what a transman friend said to me about a year ago

"You know, at first I was nervous to use the male's room. I knew if I used the female's room I would get weird looks or yelled at and felt if I used the male's room I would get beaten up, but that's not true. Everyone in the male's room won't even look at you, and would never speak to you because they're afraid of looking like a homo."

May be a bit backhanded, but you get the idea.

Yeah, I used to use them when I was younger and I don't really recall anyone looking at me.

I guess it helps that I'm not in public a lot to need to use the restroom while out there.

It's been a while since I've used a public restroom that there were people in. But I still get a mini-panic attack when I think about such things. Especially since people are starting to see me as male but I'm still too much of a coward to use the male restrooms.
hugs shep

Thanks. And sorry for suddenly turning it to trans-stuff again. D:
How dare a political thread cause you to discuss something important and highly influential on your life. For shame! /sarcasm
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 25, 2012, 07:48:20 am
Heh, thanks guys. :) *hugs all around*

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4frm8RRrf1qbxkjao1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 25, 2012, 11:59:53 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/527801_10150865180212858_1502925229_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579310_460045164009242_544945838_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on May 25, 2012, 07:01:11 pm
Actually, this would probably be better in Funny/stupid pic thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 26, 2012, 12:46:58 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m45gh9J9ss1rs9muoo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on May 26, 2012, 01:22:03 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m45gh9J9ss1rs9muoo1_500.jpg)

This makes a great point,but look who our alternative is.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on May 26, 2012, 01:39:38 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m45gh9J9ss1rs9muoo1_500.jpg)

This makes a great point,but look who our alternative is.
The same thing but honest about it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 26, 2012, 11:22:27 am
Our problem is that the system enforces only two options.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on May 26, 2012, 12:39:40 pm
There's also a third option: the Libertarian presidential candidate...

So, in other words, I'm not voting.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 02:24:42 pm
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/G/Z/4/Pay-Equity.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 26, 2012, 02:58:56 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 03:38:16 pm
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/M/Y/4/School-House-Rock-New.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on May 26, 2012, 07:34:28 pm
Reminds me of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKhXxvT9iak
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 08:20:23 pm
(http://cdn.front.moveon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/stfu-MAIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 26, 2012, 10:06:25 pm
lol - just found this one...
(http://www.redmeat.com/redmeat/2012-05-01/index-1.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 27, 2012, 01:13:26 am
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 27, 2012, 02:08:13 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ofaf34s71rroz62o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 27, 2012, 02:18:15 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?

Hm... the old "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't" strategy.  I may go with that... it's just a pity that only two parties have any chance in hell of candidates making it that far.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ofaf34s71rroz62o1_500.jpg)

Wow... I like that one.    I've never actually been to that cemetery but I'd like to.  People who've been there have told me it took their breath away.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 27, 2012, 03:15:32 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?

Hm... the old "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't" strategy.  I may go with that... it's just a pity that only two parties have any chance in hell of candidates making it that far.
I would love to legitimately vote for a third party candidate that wasn't either incredibly naive or crazy. Haven't found one yet.

I have voted for Dennis Kucinich, though. That made me feel good.

EDIT:
I also wouldn't say "devil you know." I'm fine taking risks, but I know Romney well enough. I prefer calling it the "lesser of two evils" or "smaller pile of shit" principle. I always pick the smaller pile.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 27, 2012, 03:17:38 pm
Yeah, I thought Kucinich was pretty good too.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on May 27, 2012, 03:32:16 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?

Hm... the old "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't" strategy.  I may go with that... it's just a pity that only two parties have any chance in hell of candidates making it that far.
I would love to legitimately vote for a third party candidate that wasn't either incredibly naive or crazy. Haven't found one yet.

I have voted for Dennis Kucinich, though. That made me feel good.

EDIT:
I also wouldn't say "devil you know." I'm fine taking risks, but I know Romney well enough. I prefer calling it the "lesser of two evils" or "smaller pile of shit" principle. I always pick the smaller pile.

Except they're both equally large piles of shit.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 27, 2012, 03:50:08 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ofaf34s71rroz62o1_500.jpg)

Is it wrong that my first thought was, "why is there a gas pump in the middle of a military cemetary?"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on May 27, 2012, 04:36:13 pm
I don’t see what most of those battles and wars have to do with the validity of complaints about gas prices.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on May 27, 2012, 04:36:24 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?

Hm... the old "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't" strategy.  I may go with that... it's just a pity that only two parties have any chance in hell of candidates making it that far.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ofaf34s71rroz62o1_500.jpg)

Wow... I like that one.    I've never actually been to that cemetery but I'd like to.  People who've been there have told me it took their breath away.

Wouldn't say it took my breath away but it did give me pause.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 27, 2012, 06:47:05 pm
I got that feeling when I visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. at night. It's just a wall, but it's very moving to consider that each of the names was a person, and each person had a story to tell.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on May 27, 2012, 08:03:30 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/545049_369815909750002_103224119742517_1048677_1849714329_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 27, 2012, 10:02:27 pm
(http://fatamerican.tv/wp-content/uploads/2003/02/sweatshop-labor.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 27, 2012, 11:26:14 pm
Wow... I like that one.    I've never actually been to that cemetery but I'd like to.  People who've been there have told me it took their breath away.

Arlington? Do you know what it's built on?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 28, 2012, 03:14:44 am
Freedman's Village.  Part of the cemetery anyway.  While that's unfortunate, it doesn't make the people represented there's lives any less meaningful. 
If history is taught, Freedman's Village will be remembered.  Its existence is not doomed to oblivion buried under slabs of marble.   Not yet, anyway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 28, 2012, 03:25:25 am
Didn't know that. Did know that even before the Village it was General Lee's massive Roman mansion. The Quartermaster General, Meigs (who had lost a son to Lee's army) was given the gig of finding a spot to bury all the corpses produced by the war. Blaming Lee for the length of the conflict, and noting Lee's justification of the war as a defence of his land*, he decided to build the cemetery on that very land. Which is, I think, apt.

*IMO a bullshit justification.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on May 28, 2012, 03:35:55 am
 *I* didn't know that ^
We've become mutually enriched!  It's like education sex. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on May 28, 2012, 04:11:54 am
(http://fatamerican.tv/wp-content/uploads/2003/02/sweatshop-labor.gif)

Do you think if we didn't allow sweatshops, China would improve the working conditions for their citizens?

Quote
American companies threaten workers that if they do not accept benefit cuts, their jobs will go to Mexico. Mexicans are warned that if they do not accept cuts, their jobs will go to Honduras. Hondurans are intimidated that their jobs could go to Haiti. That is Haiti’s purpose. That is why living conditions in Haiti are not allowed to improve. This is essential to corporate profit, in the “free market system.”
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 28, 2012, 10:00:49 am
(http://fatamerican.tv/wp-content/uploads/2003/02/sweatshop-labor.gif)

Do you think if we didn't allow sweatshops, China would improve the working conditions for their citizens?

Quote
American companies threaten workers that if they do not accept benefit cuts, their jobs will go to Mexico. Mexicans are warned that if they do not accept cuts, their jobs will go to Honduras. Hondurans are intimidated that their jobs could go to Haiti. That is Haiti’s purpose. That is why living conditions in Haiti are not allowed to improve. This is essential to corporate profit, in the “free market system.”
Depends one alwys hard thing is Russia being as they buy and sell a lot of things yet is not a democracy. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 28, 2012, 03:30:21 pm
I've been to Arlington. Virtually and in the flesh. It's... something.

I just got back from visiting a different veteran cemetery where my grandpa and grandma are.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 28, 2012, 11:24:43 pm
I may not vote next election either... wow.  I haven't really given much thought to that.
I don't know. Even if I'm stuck between bad and really bad, isn't it better to go with bad?

Hm... the old "Better the devil you know, then the devil you don't" strategy.  I may go with that... it's just a pity that only two parties have any chance in hell of candidates making it that far.
I would love to legitimately vote for a third party candidate that wasn't either incredibly naive or crazy. Haven't found one yet.

I have voted for Dennis Kucinich, though. That made me feel good.

EDIT:
I also wouldn't say "devil you know." I'm fine taking risks, but I know Romney well enough. I prefer calling it the "lesser of two evils" or "smaller pile of shit" principle. I always pick the smaller pile.

Except they're both equally large piles of shit.
Considering one cuts military spending and plays lip-service to me pet-social causes and the other wants to increase military spending and pay lip-service to other social causes, I can safely say I consider one pile of shit smaller than the other. It's still shit, just less clean up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on May 29, 2012, 02:13:02 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4pr8yqVAA1r49m1ho1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on May 29, 2012, 02:48:24 pm
I think that's a repost.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on May 30, 2012, 12:59:50 am
Speaking of which, I recall a recent Mallard Fillmore comic strip (http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mallard_Fillmore/2012-05-22/) about Obama talking about being the one responsible for killing Bin Laden.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on May 30, 2012, 01:40:15 am
Speaking of which, I recall a recent Mallard Fillmore comic strip (http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mallard_Fillmore/2012-05-22/) about Obama talking about being the one responsible for killing Bin Laden.
File that under worst especially since he really never brought it up that much
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: DarkfireTaimatsu on May 30, 2012, 01:42:05 am
Speaking of which, I recall a recent Mallard Fillmore comic strip (http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mallard_Fillmore/2012-05-22/) about Obama talking about being the one responsible for killing Bin Laden.
File that under worst especially since he really never brought it up that much

File it under worst because Mallard Fillmore.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TigerHunter on May 30, 2012, 05:30:15 am
Speaking of which, I recall a recent Mallard Fillmore comic strip (http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mallard_Fillmore/2012-05-22/) about Obama talking about being the one responsible for killing Bin Laden.
File that under worst especially since he really never brought it up that much

File it under worst because Mallard Fillmore.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/mallard-fillmore-makes-me_b_38124.html
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on May 30, 2012, 10:05:45 am
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/F/Y/4/mitt-romney-auto-industry.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on May 30, 2012, 03:14:04 pm
File that under worst especially since he really never brought it up that much
Well, to be fair, he did bring it up on the one year anniversary, and got chastised for bragging and taking credit over the Navy SEALS from the right wing.

My dad and I figure the correct humble response involves an aircraft carrier just off shore, a flight suit, and a giant banner that says "mission accomplished".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 30, 2012, 05:09:59 pm
He should accuse dissenters of treason for six years.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on May 30, 2012, 08:54:18 pm
Speaking of which, I recall a recent Mallard Fillmore comic strip (http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mallard_Fillmore/2012-05-22/) about Obama talking about being the one responsible for killing Bin Laden.
File that under worst especially since he really never brought it up that much

File it under worst because Mallard Fillmore.

Agreed.  The art style is nice, but...Mallard Fillmore.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on May 30, 2012, 11:10:23 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4k3qoXP1h1qkw3ajo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on May 31, 2012, 07:15:26 am
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120530.gif)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on May 31, 2012, 09:29:53 pm
Except that's bullshit. Greek productivity isn't lower than the average.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on May 31, 2012, 11:10:53 pm
I know Germany's economy is working all right, these days, but I've yet to see any article explain why. Heck, I've seen studies saying, based upon average hours worked, US citizens are only behind the Japanese on the world stage in regards to working hard.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 01, 2012, 12:13:16 am
I know Germany's economy is working all right, these days,

Massive trade surpluses, maintained through internal devaluation in Germany (sabotage of other countries). Basically, the rest of Europe is subsidising Germany.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 01, 2012, 01:01:10 am
I think by number of hours Belgium works the least not Greece
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 01, 2012, 02:21:59 am
http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=ANHRS
Look at where Greece is, second behind (South I assume) Korea.

Also, Germany have already went through their austerity measures.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 01, 2012, 02:29:16 am
Also, Germany have already went through their austerity measures.

When?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 01, 2012, 02:41:15 am
Tax evasion is like a national pastime in Greece or something. The government has taxes in place, but barely enforces them at all, all the while continuing to spend money on other things like pensions. Also, isn't their economy run by the Greek Orthodox Church or something?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on June 01, 2012, 04:57:17 am
Except that's bullshit. Greek productivity isn't lower than the average.

The comic is based on a survey, which asked the citizens of several European nations to name the country they believed to be the most “hard-working.” Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, and the Czech Republic were all unanimous: it was the Germans. Only the Greeks dissented. Greece was the hardest-working country, they said.

Link to survey: http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/05/29/european-unity-on-the-rocks/

Links to articles about the Greek economic situation and its roots:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/the-roots-of-the-greek-tragedy-bloated-bureaucracy-and-tax-evasion/article2056715/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/07/greek-debt-crisis-jobs
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/10/greeks-bearing-bonds-201010?printable=true
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/europe/greeces-bloated-bureaucracy-defies-efforts-to-cut-it.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

And the problem isn't that the Greek people wouldn't work as hard as others, the two biggest problems are tax evasion and their bloated public sector bureucracy where the employees get paid extra for showing up to work and it is almost impossible to fire anyone and they have resisted all efforts to save money from public sector expenses...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on June 01, 2012, 01:57:38 pm
So, looks like there's a meme growing from a typo on an app related to Romney: Link (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/mitt-romney#appgaffe).

Amercia **** yeah?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 01, 2012, 07:44:05 pm
Also, Germany have already went through their austerity measures.

When?

SPD government in the early 2000s under Gerhard Shroeder.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 01, 2012, 10:54:41 pm
Also, Germany have already went through their austerity measures.

When?

SPD government in the early 2000s under Gerhard Shroeder.

If Greece had an enormous trade surplus, they too would be able to engage in a little pro-cyclical austerity. Of course, this would require major inflation in Germany, which they won't accept.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/german-adjustment/

The comic is based on a survey, which asked the citizens of several European nations to name the country they believed to be the most “hard-working.” Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, and the Czech Republic were all unanimous: it was the Germans. Only the Greeks dissented. Greece was the hardest-working country, they said.

Link to survey: http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/05/29/european-unity-on-the-rocks/

Links to articles about the Greek economic situation and its roots:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/the-roots-of-the-greek-tragedy-bloated-bureaucracy-and-tax-evasion/article2056715/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/07/greek-debt-crisis-jobs
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/10/greeks-bearing-bonds-201010?printable=true
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/europe/greeces-bloated-bureaucracy-defies-efforts-to-cut-it.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

the two biggest problems are tax evasion and their bloated public sector bureucracy


Greece has the one of the smallest public sectors in Europe, much smaller than Germany. Tax evasion is a problem, though not a serious one (compare Greece to Spain, which has no structural deficit at all). The substantial budgetary problems are caused by 1) mass unemployment caused by the Bush Recession, 2) deflation caused by Germany and 3) a massive trade deficit caused by Germany. Austerity makes all of those problem worse, making Greece's deficit much higher, even in the short run.

Ultimately, Germany has to accept some responsibility for fixing the crisis, accepting much higher inflation (particularly in wages) and a trade deficit. Or, if Germany refuses to be responsible, Greece will leave the Euro (at vast cost to Germany) and force them to be responsible.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on June 02, 2012, 09:17:28 am
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120530.gif)

Quoting this from a few days back, because I only just now noticed the french stereotype is smoking his cigarette backward.  Is that a Thing, or do cartoonists no longer know tip from filter?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 02, 2012, 09:24:53 am
Maybe it's supposed to be the burnt part. Also, why is the Greek person wearing a fez? Aren't those Turkish?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on June 02, 2012, 10:20:43 am
/me tries so hard to keep from saying "Because fezzes are cool".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 02, 2012, 10:29:24 am
The way I see it was that Greeks were being truthful because based on #number of hours they are the hardest
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 02, 2012, 07:59:19 pm
NSFW and may not entirely be political:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 02, 2012, 08:28:33 pm
Is she bi or gay and married the person she loved, like John Stoltenberg or Marcus Bachmann?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on June 02, 2012, 11:07:20 pm
(http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/331054/1090ckLARGE-news---obama-evolution.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on June 03, 2012, 05:05:23 pm
/me tries so hard to keep from saying "Because fezzes are cool".

But they only come in Christian Blood red ;X
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 03, 2012, 06:04:10 pm
Is she bi or gay and married the person she loved, like John Stoltenberg or Marcus Bachmann?

To me it looks as if she's bi, and is in a open relationship.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 04, 2012, 04:13:12 am
Is she bi or gay and married the person she loved, like John Stoltenberg or Marcus Bachmann?

...I'm pretty sure the point of the comic has completely sailed over your head if you're asking those questions.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 04, 2012, 04:28:31 am
No kidding.

But, in answer to the question: She's bi, and wishes people would stop assuming that she's magically turned straight (or become a lesbian in denial) simply because she married a man.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on June 04, 2012, 06:02:15 pm
NSFW and may not entirely be political:
(click to show/hide)

Thank you, Shane! I was trying to find her strip DAR (http://www.darcomic.org/) to reread for months but I couldn't remember what it was called or what her name was so I couldn't find it until now. *HUGS!*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 05, 2012, 02:58:51 pm
Haha. You're welcome. XD
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 06, 2012, 12:36:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/RdbEH.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 06, 2012, 12:41:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/RdbEH.jpg)
Repost but a fitting one nether the less
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 06, 2012, 12:45:25 am
Pfft, every good conservative sends their kids to Lord Assfly!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 06, 2012, 06:04:28 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m566daXiy51rxhq1xo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 06, 2012, 07:38:54 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m566daXiy51rxhq1xo1_500.jpg)
Yep besides like 5 people in France even  wears niqabs and literally none wear burqas
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 07, 2012, 02:16:08 am
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/s/Z/4/Do-Nothing-Congress.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/_/Z/4/Contraception-Debate-Control.jpg)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/S/1/4/sarah-palin-nightmare.jpg)okay it's not a cartoon...still...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 07, 2012, 02:23:36 am
The burqua one is an extremely good point: our view that the burqua (or any of the other associated dress) is oppressive to women is a cultural view, a subjective one. Many women do in fact choose to wear such clothing, because their culture is different to ours. Difficult to understand, I know.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on June 07, 2012, 02:26:47 am
The burqua one is an extremely good point: our view that the burqua (or any of the other associated dress) is oppressive to women is a cultural view, a subjective one. Many women do in fact choose to wear such clothing, because their culture is different to ours. Difficult to understand, I know.
technically those are niqabs but point still stands.  But also many think how women in western society dress is oppressive to women seeing as it sexualizes them.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 07, 2012, 02:31:58 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m59erzsUhw1qa4ff3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 07, 2012, 11:44:37 pm
(http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/s/Z/4/Do-Nothing-Congress.jpg)

I've found they are generally quite good at this.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on June 09, 2012, 06:31:05 am
Once again, from everybody's favourite publication (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2012/jun/09/rowson-spanish-banking-bailout-cartoon):

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/commercial/2012/6/9/1339196664296/Martin-Rowson-cartoon-09.-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Jodie on June 10, 2012, 04:57:16 pm
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/77/2012/06/05/112965_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/95/2012/06/06/113007_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/82/2012/06/06/113022_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/73/2012/06/06/113029_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/53/2012/06/06/113036_600.jpg)

(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/29/2012/06/08/113145_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 10, 2012, 06:52:32 pm
You know, I thought that first comic with the Anger Management joke could have just as easily replied to Walker’s supporters had the recall been successful. Then I just realized that the 750,000 was the ballpark figure for the number of folks that signed the recall petition. Nice to see that there was a bit of thought there.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 11, 2012, 02:33:00 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m59vfruOhf1rqxda0o1_400.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on June 12, 2012, 05:09:45 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/319812_10151184440179692_1629043041_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 12, 2012, 05:13:06 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/319812_10151184440179692_1629043041_n.jpg)

This gay cisman gives a big ol' thumbs up to this.

Trans rights is important to me, too, because LGBT is all about gender rights... to divorce one from the next is to become a hypocrite of a dangeorus magnitude.

That, and the fact that they get thrown under the bus by my so-called "brothers and sisters".

And it only got more important when I met people who are trans.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 12, 2012, 10:22:22 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181351_441912955827024_674397073_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 14, 2012, 12:27:33 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ke1hcU4F1qak0qdo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 14, 2012, 02:04:56 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/600473_393580367344806_31013174_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on June 14, 2012, 03:02:57 pm
Sadly, even though I realize that the Earth is heading toward a shift that might make my survival very difficult, there really isn't much I can do about it.  Sign petitions, read, learn, try to plan ahead... sure.  But if you're living paycheck to paycheck and barely able to save enough money for a month's rent, your life is just too immediate to think about a future you have no control over. :/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on June 14, 2012, 10:12:13 pm
We either adapt and survive or die.  That's what it comes down to.  However that'll be achieved or not achieved... well... I guess that's up to us (some) and fate (most).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 15, 2012, 05:02:47 am
(http://unfollowingjesus.com/files/2012/05/Jesus-On-Homsexuality.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on June 15, 2012, 08:33:58 am
(http://unfollowingjesus.com/files/2012/05/Jesus-On-Homsexuality.jpg)
Old Testement on rape, Old Testement on rape, interpretation of Soddam and Gamora... Paul's usual bitching... Yep, still no word back from Jesus.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 15, 2012, 09:59:13 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/250845_3220290478858_1245817727_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 15, 2012, 06:36:12 pm
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/250845_3220290478858_1245817727_n.jpg)

That is excellent.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 15, 2012, 09:50:55 pm
(http://unfollowingjesus.com/files/2012/05/Jesus-On-Homsexuality.jpg)

However the OT says a lot about the evils of homosexuality and Jesus endorsed the OT as the word of god.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on June 15, 2012, 10:10:44 pm
The Old Testament says to execute gays. It has nothing to say about them marrying.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 16, 2012, 02:08:51 am
The OT was mistranslated...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on June 16, 2012, 02:19:18 am
The Old Testament Laws were considered paid for by Jesus' sacrifice.  "You have heard ____, but I say ____" 
It's a different ballgame once Jesus comes onto the field.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 16, 2012, 07:05:32 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93134424-elizabeth-warren-vs-scott-brown.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 16, 2012, 07:15:34 am
The Old Testament says to execute gays. It has nothing to say about them marrying.

So? It is still against the OT laws to be homosexual, I don't think people are too fussed about marriage when they shouldn't exist in the first place.

The OT was mistranslated...

What do you mean?

The Old Testament Laws were considered paid for by Jesus' sacrifice.  "You have heard ____, but I say ____" 
It's a different ballgame once Jesus comes onto the field.

Since when?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on June 16, 2012, 12:38:30 pm

The Old Testament Laws were considered paid for by Jesus' sacrifice.  "You have heard ____, but I say ____" 
It's a different ballgame once Jesus comes onto the field.

Since when?
Since my entire Catholic education. In order to explain going from "crushing our enemies with faith" to "turning the other cheek," I was informed by my religious class instructors that Jesus was the "new Gospel" was what was important to follow, with the Ten Commandments and the faith of the prophets being what we could focus on.

Mind you, in sixth grade they started teaching me "non-literal" interpretation of the Bible, so take from that what you will.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on June 16, 2012, 02:25:01 pm
^pretty much what I was going to say, though I didn't have a Catholic education.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 16, 2012, 04:33:44 pm
Yeah, the Catholic education was good on the whole “Jesus replaced the law” thing, but the Catholic education ignores the bit where Jesus said, “I did not come to replace the law,” bit. Of course that does stand in opposition to all the places Jesus said to do things different from the law, thereby replacing it. So once again, it is just an example of the Bible being schizophrenic and otherwise able to be interpreted in just about whatever way is most convenient.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on June 16, 2012, 05:00:01 pm
Pretty much, NomNom.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 16, 2012, 06:14:14 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/92867888-vaticanleaks.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 16, 2012, 06:24:16 pm
Well, I guess that is pretty good, because I really did LOL. ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 19, 2012, 01:38:43 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556080_474323122593133_866782346_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on June 19, 2012, 04:34:58 pm
I can't fuck yeah that artist but I will give a fuck yeah to who posted it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 19, 2012, 06:35:14 pm
That is totally awesome!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 20, 2012, 10:10:11 am
not a cartoon - but still need to share

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/547087_394818753887143_203809198_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on June 20, 2012, 06:46:50 pm
not a cartoon - but still need to share

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/547087_394818753887143_203809198_n.jpg)

Not exactly the best cartoon, though, considering that the next-to-last paragraph is cut off.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 20, 2012, 11:59:45 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s480x480/206076_372288812836937_2059222464_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on June 21, 2012, 04:06:16 am
(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120512.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on June 24, 2012, 02:18:20 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m636wf2cUF1rroz62o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 24, 2012, 02:19:37 am
... good fuck that cartoon's disturbing...

... ... doesn't help I read through a lot of that kind of history, growing up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 24, 2012, 02:21:54 am
She's got the Scarlet Letter and everything...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 24, 2012, 02:31:31 am
What does the v stand for? Vilify?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 24, 2012, 02:36:39 am
What does the v stand for? Vilify?

Vagina
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 24, 2012, 02:53:28 am
Ah. I though it was reference to the swear ban.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 24, 2012, 07:44:17 pm
Ah. I though it was reference to the swear ban.

World’s in a sad state when there can be concurrent stories that can be so easily and understandably confused like that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 26, 2012, 01:44:40 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/303510_494605620556631_1815943044_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/532523_494825870534606_1093509382_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Eniliad on June 26, 2012, 01:54:07 am
I will say that, under most circumstances (instances of abuse of power notwithstanding), cops are simply performing their duties; it's the laws that are stupid in that regard. </soapbox>
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 26, 2012, 02:29:18 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93318233-executive-privilege-flipmi-flopyu.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 26, 2012, 02:34:29 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m614lfOAj71qz4sr8o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 26, 2012, 02:59:24 am
I will say that, under most circumstances (instances of abuse of power notwithstanding), cops are simply performing their duties; it's the laws that are stupid in that regard. </soapbox>

So? That doesn't make what they do right.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 26, 2012, 03:04:25 am
I will say that, under most circumstances (instances of abuse of power notwithstanding), cops are simply performing their duties; it's the laws that are stupid in that regard. </soapbox>

So? That doesn't make what they do right.

Police should not pick and choose which laws to follow and enforce.  Those that do are what we like to call "corrupt cops."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 26, 2012, 03:25:39 am
...

I should go.

*turns and walks away*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on June 26, 2012, 03:40:01 am
Police should not pick and choose which laws to follow and enforce.  Those that do are what we like to call "corrupt cops."

That doesn't answer the point. And no, that's not what a corrupt cop is.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on June 26, 2012, 10:01:04 am
A cop that doesn't enforce laws simply because s/he doesn't like them probably won't stay a cop very long. It's really not much different from a pharmacist refusing to dispense medications s/he doesn't think people should take. It's a matter of doing the job you were given, even the distasteful parts.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 26, 2012, 10:47:21 am
>> If we're going to rehash the same arguments we basically have every 3 months can we at least make a new thread before it gets too far? Please?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m64wabzeSU1qbxkjao1_1280.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5zrpiw4XV1r60uj6o1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m61rnpLCwS1qa38rto1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m60iemc5eg1qze542o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on June 27, 2012, 03:24:44 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93313021-bugs.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vypernight on June 27, 2012, 05:20:10 am


(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m64wabzeSU1qbxkjao1_1280.jpg)

THIS 1000%!  If the GOP spent half the energy into actually fixing the economy, we'd barely even have unemployment!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on June 27, 2012, 04:08:42 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/282350_483848251644633_531466706_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 27, 2012, 05:26:51 pm
Of course, that one's reblogged by one of the badasses in this world, George Takei.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on June 27, 2012, 07:59:53 pm


(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m64wabzeSU1qbxkjao1_1280.jpg)

THIS 1000%!  If the GOP spent half the energy into actually fixing the economy, we'd barely even have unemployment!

Yeah, but the GOP nowadays is all about opposing those "evil liberals" at every turn. We could get some shit done if the GOP was level headed, and gave a shit for the country, but I won't hold my breath on that one. Even republicans that used to be considered "moderate" like to join the batshit insane bandwagon every so often.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on June 27, 2012, 08:36:13 pm
Yeah, but the GOP nowadays is all about opposing those "evil liberals" at every turn. We could get some shit done if the GOP was level headed, and gave a shit for the country, but I won't hold my breath on that one. Even republicans that used to be considered "moderate" like to join the batshit insane bandwagon every so often.

Yeah, it seems they really don’t care about getting things done so long as they come out on top. They just want to be king. They don’t care if they are King of Shit Mountain when they could be so much better off. They just wanna be King. I think there’s a well known quote from Milton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost#Satan) that sums up that attitude fairly nicely. Except I prefer talking about Shit Mountain instead of Hell.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on June 28, 2012, 09:16:59 am
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8858/slihouettemanwonderswtf.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 01, 2012, 05:59:52 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6hu7zITfH1qagxppo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 01, 2012, 11:37:33 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/532072_488670017826317_4149920_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/486489_457056540971996_1817820215_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 03, 2012, 03:07:46 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93440679-religious-right-and-obamacare.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 03, 2012, 05:49:56 am
(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/net-declaration.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 03, 2012, 06:38:07 am
You forgot the link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120701/22394419546/announcing-declaration-internet-freedom.shtml (http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120701/22394419546/announcing-declaration-internet-freedom.shtml)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 05, 2012, 05:48:14 pm
(http://choosywomen.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/208934_253639041413279_1928995889_n.jpeg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295387_498294993529350_1817356313_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 06, 2012, 10:17:30 am
(http://wondermark.com/c/2012-07-06-851earnings.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Patches on July 06, 2012, 11:00:08 am
(http://wondermark.com/c/2012-07-06-851earnings.gif)

Bah.  Don't you know only lazy freeloaders (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/05/511463/gop-rep-minimum-wage-get-a-job/) complain about not being paid a living wage?

Quote
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.

YOUNG: How about getting a job?

CONSTITUENT: I do have one.

YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 07, 2012, 04:05:19 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s480x480/309386_378933782160698_22446104_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 07, 2012, 11:30:16 am
Quote
CONSTITUENT: 10 bucks, that would give us a living wage.

YOUNG: How about getting a job?

CONSTITUENT: I do have one.

YOUNG: Well, then why do you want that benefit? Get a job.

Way to pay attention.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 07, 2012, 11:48:01 am
(http://www.slowpokecomics.com/strips/fallopitarians.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 08, 2012, 10:23:08 am
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/524153_440324819331320_1839638244_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on July 08, 2012, 11:44:42 am
That should be an Etch-A-Sketch instead of a flip-flop. Or maybe a flip-flop drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on July 09, 2012, 02:22:01 am
That should be an Etch-A-Sketch instead of a flip-flop. Or maybe a flip-flop drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Or an Etch-A-Sketch flip-flop combo?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on July 09, 2012, 09:58:40 am
That should be an Etch-A-Sketch instead of a flip-flop. Or maybe a flip-flop drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Or an Etch-A-Sketch flip-flop combo?

Or waffles!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on July 09, 2012, 10:40:59 am
That should be an Etch-A-Sketch instead of a flip-flop. Or maybe a flip-flop drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Or an Etch-A-Sketch flip-flop combo?

Or waffles!
If they did that, I would like something that came out of his mouth for once.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 09, 2012, 12:33:36 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on July 09, 2012, 01:38:21 pm
What if I find both images arousing?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 02:01:10 pm
What if I find both images arousing?

Happily bi, then?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 09, 2012, 02:01:41 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
Probably should invert that for yaoi fangirls
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Id82 on July 09, 2012, 04:46:30 pm
Are you a homophobe if you prefer the one on the right over the left and would rather look at the one on the right, but don't find either of them offensive?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on July 09, 2012, 04:50:54 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
What if you find the one on the left offensive because they both look like Edward Cullen to you?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Bezron on July 09, 2012, 04:52:50 pm
What if the one on the left just isn't your cup of tea (but not offended by any means)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 09, 2012, 05:10:12 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)

Who is the black hair dude kissing Levi? He's hot.

Also I don't think the one on the right inherently offensive on it's own, but I do side eye when people assume they're doing it for straight guys.

NOTE: I'm not accusing anyone of that, but there is this false perception that women do sexual things with each other in order to please straight guys. It's a bit of straight male entitlement.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: davedan on July 09, 2012, 05:15:05 pm
Gye aren't you all doing everything for my personal gratification. If you aren't, start right now.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 09, 2012, 05:16:47 pm
Gye aren't you all doing everything for my personal gratification. If you aren't, start right now.

You get a waiting period like everyone else. :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Alehksunos on July 09, 2012, 07:44:01 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
If there is one thing that will always piss me off, it will be the "guy on guy is ew, but girl on girl is hot" meme. Same thing the inversion of that stupid meme.

Homophobia is homophobia. "Hates gays but loves lesbians"; homophobia. "Loves gays but hates lesbians"; homophobia. "Hates both"; obviously homophobia.

What if the one on the left just isn't your cup of tea (but not offended by any means)
You at least get a free pass. I'm just sick of the double standards I've mentioned (don't get these words wrong).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 09, 2012, 08:46:32 pm
What gets me is when guys accuse girls who draw guy/guy of being "gay", despite knowing that they're female.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 09, 2012, 09:46:43 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)

My step mom is an odd inversion of this. She thinks that it's okay for guys to be gay, but is against lesbianism. Apparently, she believes that only guys can "naturally" be gay.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on July 09, 2012, 10:45:49 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6jx9g7Or51qim75eo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 09, 2012, 11:01:17 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431919_443401599015879_1824178775_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 09, 2012, 11:34:43 pm
Gee, that isn't symbolic at all...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on July 09, 2012, 11:38:10 pm
Okay, while that's a massive movie reference, DAMN is it appropriate!

... well done.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on July 10, 2012, 12:54:27 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6jx9g7Or51qim75eo1_500.jpg)

If it's done by a man, he's an emasculated good-for-nothing. Unless it's done for pay.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 10, 2012, 05:12:04 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6jx9g7Or51qim75eo1_500.jpg)

I was pleasantly surprised that people liked this post when I posted it, but there was one feminist who took issue with it (and took issue with the fact that the women on the bottom were women of color.) That said, most people thought it was very pro-feminist.

But I can I take a moment to brag that something I posted has over 400 notes?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on July 10, 2012, 09:02:34 am
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
How about this. I find myself, very often, filled with "ew" at guy on guy. It does not do it for me, never will. In a sad correlarry, and yes, straight male entitlement, I find woman on woman hot as fuck, even though that's a sign of them not wanting any, er, help. Yes, maybe I am homophobic, I don't know. I can't control my gut reaction of "ew."

What I can control is my response. I will not say "ew" to any gay male couple's face (hell, I'll probably leave it in my tiny brain where it belongs), I will fight for their right to have PDA in a decent manner as any straight couple, I will fight and support love in all forms, and I will also never accuse women of being affectionate towards another woman just to pick up guys.

Just my thoughts and all.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on July 10, 2012, 10:02:03 am
I think there is a difference between simply going "eww" because you that was a reaction to seeing a certain type of sexual behavior that is not your thing and getting on the barricades protesting against it.


I mean I know that there is much gay-sex going on, but even though I would not participate in it I am not demanding that no-one should be allowed to have gay-sex.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Canadian Mojo on July 10, 2012, 12:43:02 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)
How about this. I find myself, very often, filled with "ew" at guy on guy. It does not do it for me, never will. In a sad correlarry, and yes, straight male entitlement, I find woman on woman hot as fuck, even though that's a sign of them not wanting any, er, help. Yes, maybe I am homophobic, I don't know. I can't control my gut reaction of "ew."

What I can control is my response. I will not say "ew" to any gay male couple's face (hell, I'll probably leave it in my tiny brain where it belongs), I will fight for their right to have PDA in a decent manner as any straight couple, I will fight and support love in all forms, and I will also never accuse women of being affectionate towards another woman just to pick up guys.

Just my thoughts and all.
You're not homophobic, you're an adult. You're allowed to not like things. Hell, you're allowed to think things are disgusting, vile, and downright nauseating. What you're not allowed to do is try to stamp those things out of existence if the only 'harm' they are doing to you or anyone else is that you know they are there.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 10, 2012, 12:44:15 pm
I'm nonplussed by both of them.  Yay, Asexuality!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 10, 2012, 01:09:23 pm
I'm nonplussed by both of them.  Yay, Asexuality!

(http://queereka.com/files/2012/01/The_Asexual_Flag_by_LoneWolfN8.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vypernight on July 10, 2012, 01:18:42 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)

Love the pic on the right,
grossed out by the one on the left,
have no problem with any of them having equal rights.

Of course, that's only because I find all men to be disgusting, including myself, but I've already admitted I'm weird.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 10, 2012, 03:32:08 pm
Perhaps it needs some work.

Instead of saying offended, if it said...

"If you want to stop the image on the left from happening, but not the image on the right... (image) congratulations, you're a homophobe."

Would that be better?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on July 10, 2012, 10:10:35 pm
If you want both to stop happening, you're a homophobe.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on July 10, 2012, 10:15:19 pm
If you want to stop either from happening, you're a homophobe.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 11, 2012, 02:50:55 am

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/538640_337009329694779_119640064765041_936271_467811438_n.jpg)
I like it... :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 11, 2012, 04:50:58 pm
You guys are using a very strong word. 'Disgusting' is a very, very strong word. I really don't like that word when it comes to things like love and the like.

Besides, the caption did say offensive not if it squicks you or if you're not into it.

It's like saying I don't like to eat crab but someone else does. I don't find it my kind of thing, but it isn't offensive and I wouldn't try to ban crab eating.

Words are important.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 12, 2012, 12:06:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9O87D.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Undecided on July 12, 2012, 01:22:30 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9O87D.jpg)
Not to rain on your parade, but Strawman has a point (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StrawmanHasAPoint). There actually is a risk compensation effect in play with regards to automobile safety, with drivers adjusting for improvements in safety technology by taking greater risks while driving—which is why, e.g., automobile fatalities in the US have declined only by 20% since the country's heyday of consumer protection.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 12, 2012, 01:31:14 am
(http://i.imgur.com/9O87D.jpg)
Not to rain on your parade, but Strawman has a point (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StrawmanHasAPoint). There actually is a risk compensation effect in play with regards to automobile safety, with drivers adjusting for improvements in safety technology by taking greater risks while driving—which is why, e.g., automobile fatalities in the US have declined only by 20% since the country's heyday of consumer protection.
Yeah to use the example of ABS people now are more likely to speed on ice
I guess a better example for cars is probably seatbelts
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 12, 2012, 06:45:11 pm
(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/532537_495558787124546_91261495_n.jpg)

I have to admit to finding male homosexuality uncomfortable, but then I don't use emotional first responses as a basis for political ideology.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 12, 2012, 06:46:46 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552238_317566858335490_1846352308_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Vypernight on July 12, 2012, 06:49:41 pm
You guys are using a very strong word. 'Disgusting' is a very, very strong word. I really don't like that word when it comes to things like love and the like.

Besides, the caption did say offensive not if it squicks you or if you're not into it.

It's like saying I don't like to eat crab but someone else does. I don't find it my kind of thing, but it isn't offensive and I wouldn't try to ban crab eating.

Words are important.

What if I'm using it to also describe myself?  I just get grossed out by the male anatomy, including my own.  Two guys (or women) can do what they want, and I'll support it 100%, including getting married and adopting.  I just want nothing to do with it myself.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 13, 2012, 06:36:14 am
You guys are using a very strong word. 'Disgusting' is a very, very strong word. I really don't like that word when it comes to things like love and the like.

Besides, the caption did say offensive not if it squicks you or if you're not into it.

It's like saying I don't like to eat crab but someone else does. I don't find it my kind of thing, but it isn't offensive and I wouldn't try to ban crab eating.

Words are important.

What if I'm using it to also describe myself?  I just get grossed out by the male anatomy, including my own.  Two guys (or women) can do what they want, and I'll support it 100%, including getting married and adopting.  I just want nothing to do with it myself.

Tell me how that has anything to do with what I said first. Because I may have had little sleep but as far as I see it, what you said doesn't have much to do with what I said about using strong language like 'disgusting' to describe relationships and other such things and using it as a basis to deny other peoples' happiness in consensual relationships.

You want to be squicked out, fine. That's your business. But like I said...

Orthodox Jews don't eat pork and such but they don't exactly try to ban it for other people.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m73h8bcarZ1rwc0jyo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 13, 2012, 11:46:15 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/409600_397174643672210_1071428082_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/582024_474174032594643_1196995111_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 13, 2012, 02:31:57 pm
Not sure if this goes here:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4xuql5vBN1qmelego1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on July 14, 2012, 07:13:37 am
Are they ever going to realize this attitude of "OMG U 4GOT SUM1!!!!!" is the kind of thing that keeps people from taking them seriously? This is a sensitive enough topic as it is, without people losing their shit because a well-intentioned message happened to miss a particular group. Hell, when it comes to all this gender stuff, I can barely keep track of all the fucking classifications people make up to identify themselves. It's why I typically try to avoid this topic on the forums; I simple don't know what the hell half the definitions even mean.
...
Sorry about the rant. The attitude of "OMG you don't agree with me 100%" that I get when it comes to sex/gender issues bugs the shit out of me, and makes it really hard to want to support these people/groups at all.

Exactly. The only time I've ever encountered someone openly asexual or pansexual is online, quite often complaining about these issues; they don't seem to exist offline, and I'm pretty sure this isn't just my terrible social life that causes it. Male/Female, LGB/Straight probably describes at least 97% of humanity. If people seem to think you're invisible, it might be because of prejudice, but it's also quite likely to be because your kind of sexuality/gender identity is as common as number 93 onwards of the Periodic Table.

On a more relevant note:

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/7/13/1342199876853/Martin-Rowson-14.07.2012-002.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 14, 2012, 08:05:58 am
That is probably the most accurate depiction of modern politics ever.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on July 14, 2012, 11:17:51 am
Just to clarify, I'm not the person who has the 'only CISwomen' issue with the picture.   Please don't assume that those are my words/opinions.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 14, 2012, 04:09:30 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93592213-speaker-boehner%27s-repeal-and-replace-to-do-list.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 12:58:15 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70ebveJfh1qfh1gjo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: gyeonghwa on July 15, 2012, 03:56:19 am
I was thinking that too.  ???
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 08:30:40 am
(http://i47.tinypic.com/5cg0uu.gif)
So, I don't really try to figure out if someone is trans or not. And for all I know, they could just have a more feminine or more masculine frame (depending). Because bodies are weird like that. It's why I ask for pronouns. Because I could be wrong but that's me because I have a hard time judging in the first place. And so do many others. But I still stand behind the 'not always obvious'. Because, Queenie, you are the exception does not mean the rule is out the window. And there may very well be somebody you don't correctly 'tag'.

*shrugs*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on July 15, 2012, 08:46:00 am
I never meant to insinuate that I could spot 100% of transpeople 100% of the time, nor did I say that anyone could for that matter. I said that there are little things that differentiate the genders and that it is possible to recognize even a very passable transperson from a cisperson. I even said that just because some of these subtleties exist in a fictitious internet picture, we "shouldn't assume...". So I clearly never meant to say that these things should be taken as hard evidence. These subtleties I am talking about noticing are at least more obvious to the transpeople whom I have talked to (IRL and online) as well as myself since many of us notice these things readily in our own features and they cause us a bit to good deal of insecurity.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 08:56:56 am
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 15, 2012, 09:18:02 am
Peace and love?   Hugs and happiness?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 09:19:04 am
We already kinda fizzled it out. lol It was a small misunderstanding on my part with Queenie. My apologies.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on July 15, 2012, 10:37:44 am
I brought it up, and the other items, because they came up in the flamewar surrounding that image, but yes, the point that was being made is that if there is no extra effort made to make sure your audience knows the character being portrayed is trans, then trans is not being represented.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on July 15, 2012, 10:51:21 am
My apologies for putting things poorly. As QoH said, I've mentioned in a different thread that I can barely keep track of which term refers to what lifestyle/trait/whatever, so I generally avoid topics like this. I still have to disagree about transpeople not being obvious, as per the point I'd originally tried to make. Some of them may not be, but my experience says otherwise.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 11:07:13 am
*just sighs and shakes head before moving the fuck on*

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzhsjr97RH1qzeb7lo3_1280.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzhsjr97RH1qzeb7lo12_r1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72j5rylOw1rroz62o1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m721qtTfpc1qguulqo1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72o93EbyT1r4913wo1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m73s2x1xUe1qh3h8wo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 15, 2012, 12:13:41 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzhsjr97RH1qzeb7lo12_r1_1280.jpg)

This is so full of win, I'm stealing this shit
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on July 15, 2012, 01:36:38 pm
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/07/08/opinion/sunday/the-strip-slide-05F8/the-strip-slide-05F8-jumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on July 15, 2012, 06:44:51 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599509_10151112203792502_245713541_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on July 15, 2012, 09:12:02 pm
Funny, the bottom right pic of the shirt was on Dumbest Protest Signs.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 15, 2012, 10:17:01 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/306817_395479333844560_865233065_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 16, 2012, 03:21:45 pm
Y'all... C'mon, now...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on July 16, 2012, 03:25:32 pm
Y'all... C'mon, now...
Don't worry, they went.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on July 16, 2012, 03:34:36 pm
Y'all... C'mon, now...
Don't worry, they went.
Thanks, that got out of hands.

(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120710.gif)
For those who forgot, the comic is about this kid: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78068.html
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 17, 2012, 05:53:23 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m732a9GxId1rux9hzo1_1280.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m73lqbXIcA1rp440no1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 17, 2012, 12:13:57 pm

(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120710.gif)
For those who forgot, the comic is about this kid: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78068.html

And the best part is the right is having at a hissy fit over it.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on July 17, 2012, 04:33:40 pm

(http://www.filibustercartoons.com/comics/20120710.gif)
For those who forgot, the comic is about this kid: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78068.html

And the best part is the right is having at a hissy fit over it.

The best part for me is the preview screen cap for the second video on the page.

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8123/itwasconservatives.png)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3686/itwasconservatives2.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Zygarde on July 17, 2012, 06:12:36 pm
Shouldn't it say liberals instead of conservatives?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on July 17, 2012, 07:22:37 pm
Shouldn't it say liberals instead of conservatives?

I'm basing it on his current opinions. I half-assed the the caption anyway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 17, 2012, 11:25:13 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93673687-at-the-church-of-the-job-creators.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on July 18, 2012, 01:07:52 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93673687-at-the-church-of-the-job-creators.jpg)
Pretty much how I feel we're expected to act. You build your money on the work of others, but I forget, you deserve more tax breaks.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on July 18, 2012, 01:11:27 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93673687-at-the-church-of-the-job-creators.jpg)

Interesting that this would get posted. Not too long ago my dad and I were in the car and I mentioned that it seemed to me like every time I hear a Republican mention "job creators" they would seem to say it with a feeling of reverence and awe.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 18, 2012, 11:03:17 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/534756_451149724907211_2143351974_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on July 19, 2012, 12:47:08 am
(http://www.bartcop.com/stossel-babbling_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on July 19, 2012, 09:29:58 am
(http://www.bartcop.com/stossel-babbling_4.jpg)
*facepalm* Stossel "exposed" the professional "beggar" racket, didn't he.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on July 19, 2012, 03:39:35 pm
(http://www.bartcop.com/stossel-babbling_4.jpg)
*facepalm* Stossel "exposed" the professional "beggar" racket, didn't he.

He did something in 2005 about panhandling and how they live like kings making six figures or whatever, but I don't think he was the first. This is also the guy that got slapped in the face by a professional wrestler, sued the wrestling company for half a million dollars, won, and then and cries about "frivolous lawsuits, tort reform, and non-economic damage caps."

Yeah, he got his, screw everyone else.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on July 19, 2012, 05:05:52 pm
This is also the guy that got slapped in the face by a professional wrestler, sued the wrestling company for half a million dollars, won, and then and cries about "frivolous lawsuits, tort reform, and non-economic damage caps."

Yeah, he got his, screw everyone else.

I looked it up on Wikipedia, because I was all "dafuq?". That happened in 1984, and he purportedly regrets the lawsuit now. I don't think it's quite fair to take someone to task for changing their opinion in the course of a decade or two. Besides, that lawsuit was hardly frivolous. Those were the days where wrestlers were (supposedly) under orders to physically assault anyone who said that wrestling was less than 100% real. Any company whose policy involves physical assault deserves to be sued.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: QueenofHearts on July 19, 2012, 05:20:15 pm
I looked it up on Wikipedia, because I was all "dafuq?". That happened in 1984, and he purportedly regrets the lawsuit now. I don't think it's quite fair to take someone to task for changing their opinion in the course of a decade or two. Besides, that lawsuit was hardly frivolous. Those were the days where wrestlers were (supposedly) under orders to physically assault anyone who said that wrestling was less than 100% real. Any company whose policy involves physical assault deserves to be sued.

Two slaps to the face, just under half a million dollars. Hardly gives the guy the principles or legitimacy to tout things like tort reform when he made more money through the courts via those two slaps than most of this board would make in a decade. Besides, I brought it up mainly because it makes me laugh whenever I see him and think "this smug jerk got half a million dollars worth of butthurt out of being slapped in the face"

ETA: I also think its hypocritical that he didn't "regret" the suit so much as to give the money back, or even donate/forward it to a good cause. Just makes me think, again, that he got his so screw everyone else.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 19, 2012, 08:37:45 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/551219_499550383392053_410115715_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 20, 2012, 10:17:48 am
(http://cdn.front.moveon.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/20-years-MAIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 20, 2012, 11:46:48 am
Even if there was a detailed plan on how to fix it, republicans won't accept it, shit they go apeshit over ideas that were theirs from the get go.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on July 20, 2012, 10:41:07 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93773377-ado-theater-shooting.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on July 20, 2012, 11:12:33 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93773377-ado-theater-shooting.jpg)
GITCHER HANDS OFF UV MAH GUNS YEW FREADUM HAYTING COMMIE!!!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 20, 2012, 11:33:10 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/179510_498941113465874_1980976109_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 21, 2012, 10:37:37 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/380721_10151053365314834_1408562629_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on July 21, 2012, 10:16:14 pm
Kinda NSFW-ish:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TigerHunter on July 21, 2012, 10:21:50 pm
British political cartoons are weird.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 21, 2012, 10:59:12 pm
Ew, ew, ew! Not the kind of NSFW I was looking for!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on July 22, 2012, 06:03:56 am
Ah the whole fun with the olympic sponsors.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on July 22, 2012, 11:44:18 am
(http://media.caglecartoons.com/media/cartoons/89/2012/07/20/115527_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on July 23, 2012, 08:09:14 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/387050_10150959972406275_839194845_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 24, 2012, 01:06:45 am
More like he retroactively retired in 2012, effective 1999.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TigerHunter on July 25, 2012, 12:31:21 am
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k284/TigerHunter9002/531686_10150962055991275_80644853_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on July 26, 2012, 01:06:25 pm
Other thread moved to other thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 26, 2012, 01:32:31 pm
Well, we got rid of Osama and Saddam... or is this concerning purely domestic threats?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on July 26, 2012, 01:42:38 pm
Well, we got rid of Osama and Saddam... or is this concerning purely domestic threats?

Well Osama and Saddam got taken down by U.S. armed forces not by citizens using their right to bear arms.


Also: Where did the gun talk go to? I can't seem to find the other thread.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on July 26, 2012, 01:44:00 pm
http://forums.fstdt.net/politics-and-government/bangbang-discussion/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 26, 2012, 01:45:18 pm
Whoopsies.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 26, 2012, 10:04:34 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93861697-sally-ride-rip.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on July 26, 2012, 11:01:08 pm
That is just so cool.  *Saves*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on July 27, 2012, 12:08:56 am
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/208/a/5/a5fa98a045376380fa268a424b8dcdda-d58v45m.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on July 27, 2012, 12:58:21 am
Thank you Rush Limbaugh. If you didn't point that out, this hilarious cartoon wouldn't have been made.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on July 27, 2012, 08:23:23 am
Don't mind me, just having a quiet fangasm over BAT-OBAMA.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on July 27, 2012, 09:48:17 pm
This isn't technically a political cartoon. I don't care, I'm posting it here anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/8nfIB.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Igor on July 28, 2012, 08:17:57 am
This isn't technically a political cartoon. I don't care, I'm posting it here anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/8nfIB.jpg)
..."Gay Bowel Syndrome"? That's a new one...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on July 28, 2012, 09:03:16 am
Gay bowel syndrome was used to describe various gastrointestinal issues thought to arise from gay sex back in the 70s and early 80s.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Igor on July 28, 2012, 09:27:26 am
Huh. I didn't know that. Well, you learn something new every day, I guess, and by "learn something new" I mean "learn about stupid things people used to think when they should know better by now".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 28, 2012, 07:30:46 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251985_509419379083749_1107387687_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on July 28, 2012, 07:48:23 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251985_509419379083749_1107387687_n.jpg)

These colours, they definitely don't run. Never ever.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on July 28, 2012, 10:20:18 pm
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/210/8/f/8fabf4310fcb830c0c6536958cf82e1d-d5938tx.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 29, 2012, 09:46:32 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251985_509419379083749_1107387687_n.jpg)

Didn’t Rush Limbaugh call that one?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 29, 2012, 02:50:41 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251985_509419379083749_1107387687_n.jpg)

Didn’t Rush Limbaugh call that one?
At one point Rush and Beck cheered cause Chicago didn't get the olympics. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 11:48:05 am
not to mention a whole bunch of conservatives, I remember seeing a whole room of them cheering, thinking to myself "And they say liberals hate America".
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on July 30, 2012, 12:03:41 pm
i dunno i thought chicago was opposed to the idea seeing as  it costs money but we know the real reason they were cheering
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 12:15:17 pm
Americans For Prosperity cheered for the Olympic loss, even that was too low for O'Reilly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbEBaZQVoHs
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on July 30, 2012, 12:25:06 pm
John Stewart's comment on this was "It's now official:  conservatives hate Obama more than they love America."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 30, 2012, 06:53:25 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/311556_504445109582758_100246018_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 31, 2012, 03:18:12 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398949_474823742547084_2117646795_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Morgenleoht on July 31, 2012, 03:48:47 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398949_474823742547084_2117646795_n.jpg)

We're fucked then!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on July 31, 2012, 05:00:12 am
Pretty much :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: N. De Plume on July 31, 2012, 06:59:37 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/251985_509419379083749_1107387687_n.jpg)

Didn’t Rush Limbaugh call that one?
At one point Rush and Beck cheered cause Chicago didn't get the olympics. 

Well, I was referring more to the whold “Hopes Obama Will Fail” line, actually.

Quite frankly, I have gotten the impression that the International Olympic Committee is a bunch of douchebags, especially with their Trademark and Brand Police. So I wouldn’t bee too enthused about being an Olympic Host anyway.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 31, 2012, 08:19:50 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80cazVuBt1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on July 31, 2012, 02:30:52 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/217882_406179129441073_925187529_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on July 31, 2012, 10:38:27 pm
OMG!  I soooo want to find all those people who put up "the reason, for the season..." tripe at Christmas and lecture them for 20 minutes on this....

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/375722_4436799886776_75533609_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 01, 2012, 12:31:15 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOgxZ8lRUw

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599913_509475802403146_263300728_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on August 01, 2012, 02:35:44 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/311556_504445109582758_100246018_n.jpg)

While I disagree with the TSA's infringement on our freedoms, I have never experienced a patdown as... aggressive as the one depicted in the comic. It's a swipe, not a grope. Only some airports have the body scanners, and even the ones that do don't screen all passengers all the time.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 01, 2012, 04:21:52 pm
Hyperbole for effect.  The way of propaganda.  No matter which side you're on.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 01, 2012, 07:39:34 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/427502_449255735097462_1279909016_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on August 01, 2012, 08:13:33 pm
Pfft, the American dream never existed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on August 01, 2012, 08:49:27 pm
Pfft, the American dream never existed.
Dreams are forever. Reality... well, that's a different thing entirely.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on August 01, 2012, 10:26:02 pm
Pfft, the American dream never existed.
"It's called the American Dream cuz you have to be asleep to believe it" - George Carlin
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 02, 2012, 09:51:15 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94014564-americans-abroad.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on August 02, 2012, 01:57:16 pm
not sure it counts as a cartoon or that everyone would agree but I think it's awesome
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557040_485352031493043_321565221_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 04, 2012, 04:56:09 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvcqhy669T1qdmg4po1_500.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 04, 2012, 05:55:04 am
not sure it counts as a cartoon or that everyone would agree but I think it's awesome
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557040_485352031493043_321565221_n.jpg)
Maddow rocks.  I find I agree with her on a lot of things.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvcqhy669T1qdmg4po1_500.png)

That cartoon gave me the sads. :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 04, 2012, 06:08:44 am
That cartoon gave me the sads. :(

Same :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Morgenleoht on August 04, 2012, 06:20:36 am
Sweet Jesus fuck...

...Lose one of the boys, the creepy dad, the cross, the beer, and a chunk of the mess, toss in any number of random domestic abuser arseholes, and replace the fork in the boy's hand with a knife and you have something that resembles a collage of my childhood and teenage years.

I wish I'd had awesome adopted gay parents instead of a promiscuous, drug-addicted, welfare-leeching, chain-smoking bitch of a mother. :(

...Uh, sorry for the TMI.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 04, 2012, 06:42:18 am
That cartoon gave me the sads. :(

Same :(

I'm sorry it did. It gave me the sads, too. It's a harsh reality, sadly. :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 04, 2012, 08:58:35 am
That cartoon gave me the sads. :(

Same :(

I'm sorry it did. It gave me the sads, too. It's a harsh reality, sadly. :(

Eh, the fact that it has that effect on people means it belongs in this thread, so there really isn't any need for you to apologize.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 04, 2012, 09:05:14 am
True enough.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on August 04, 2012, 09:24:01 am
Took me a while to figure out that the first couple was gay. And then I got an ultra-sad.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on August 04, 2012, 10:24:09 am
Yeah, I didn't realize they were gay until I noticed the "approved" note in the second image. I thought this was espousing the issue that gets me in that you have to achieve a level of perfection in home life and financial status to even be considered for adoption from a US adoption agency, but if two people have an accident, kid's theirs!

Now I am sad.  :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 04, 2012, 01:26:48 pm
Needed to be seen, though in my opinion.  Good pic, Shep.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: e13 on August 04, 2012, 04:21:48 pm
Needed to be seen, though in my opinion.  Good pic, Shep.
All studies on parents I've seen say that two parents are better than one. I have never seen one show any proof that the gender or sexual orientation mattered. Kids just work better with more parents since they get more attention. No disrespect to single parents, intended. That's hard work.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 04, 2012, 04:41:11 pm
Heck, my parents were two women.  My mother and my aunt.  My fa--I mean sperm donor-- decided that I wasn't his, even though my mother was a virgin before she got with him.  "It's not mine!," he said.  Useless deadbeat fuck-ass.   

EDIT:  Sorry if I killed the thread with my rant.  Heh...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 06, 2012, 05:16:52 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8cr0gmCur1r55d2io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 07, 2012, 02:59:21 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94073306-average-american.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 07, 2012, 12:11:07 pm
^^ Ditto, Mr. Average American. :)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 07, 2012, 03:47:24 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ehdzyx5B1r6rtjh.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 07, 2012, 03:58:47 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ehdzyx5B1r6rtjh.jpg)
I'd be curious to know what difference it would make if McCain had Romney as his VP.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 07, 2012, 04:12:18 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ehdzyx5B1r6rtjh.jpg)
I'd be curious to know what difference it would make if McCain had Romney as his VP.

No Tea Party, McCain gets the racist vote and the rich dude vote, Obama still wins because the Republican Party at the time was at an all-time-low and no one wanted a repeat of Bush's eight years.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 07, 2012, 04:31:33 pm
I thought Palin was basically forced upon him by the religious right.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on August 07, 2012, 04:44:35 pm
No by the Republican decision makers who were trying to capture the Hilary Vote.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 07, 2012, 07:45:56 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ehdzyx5B1r6rtjh.jpg)
I'd be curious to know what difference it would make if McCain had Romney as his VP.

No Tea Party, McCain gets the racist vote and the rich dude vote, Obama still wins because the Republican Party at the time was at an all-time-low and no one wanted a repeat of Bush's eight years.
Can't tell if better or worse.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 07, 2012, 08:59:48 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ehdzyx5B1r6rtjh.jpg)
I'd be curious to know what difference it would make if McCain had Romney as his VP.

No Tea Party, McCain gets the racist vote and the rich dude vote, Obama still wins because the Republican Party at the time was at an all-time-low and no one wanted a repeat of Bush's eight years.
Can't tell if better or worse.

Probably better (NO TEA PARTY), but one wonders if Romney money would have been enough to Swift Boat Obama.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 07, 2012, 11:35:47 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/255314_458347617529030_208421941_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on August 08, 2012, 05:00:38 pm
Okay so, I threw this together today, after getting the idea stuck in my tiny little brain.  If it sucks, I'll get rid of it.  If it's good... maybe I can get it to start spreading :D

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/417325_427856527255574_1253100106_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 08, 2012, 06:25:47 pm
Hey, that looks pretty good to me ;D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 08, 2012, 06:28:57 pm
I like it, it made me laugh.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 08, 2012, 07:09:08 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/480016_353558351389909_1640263338_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/405262_353516781394066_1465908776_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/533261_353516618060749_1929025364_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/546817_282239735188438_1201322032_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/402937_345022402243504_1974926361_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556171_293756644036747_856376567_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580246_293755544036857_39011270_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 08, 2012, 07:22:00 pm
Okay so, I threw this together today, after getting the idea stuck in my tiny little brain.  If it sucks, I'll get rid of it.  If it's good... maybe I can get it to start spreading :D

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/417325_427856527255574_1253100106_n.jpg)

Minor Nitpick: There is a bunch of unnecessary empty space between the embryo and the lines of text under it. It would look a bit better if you either:

A) Raised the bottom text and shorten the whole image.
Or
B) Lowered the embryo so that it's spaced equally between the top and bottom.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on August 08, 2012, 08:34:33 pm

Minor Nitpick: There is a bunch of unnecessary empty space between the embryo and the lines of text under it. It would look a bit better if you either:

A) Raised the bottom text and shorten the whole image.
Or
B) Lowered the embryo so that it's spaced equally between the top and bottom.

Oh that was very much on purpose.  The reason why the lower text is so far down - and so much smaller - is to emphasize how easy it is to miss vital information when you're not paying attention or you only look at the things that are pushed up top and in big font.  That sometimes you have to go looking for the important stuff. :)

Thank you for the critique - And to everyone else who responded :D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 08, 2012, 10:06:03 pm
(http://boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1100cbCOMIC-romney-tax-return.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 08, 2012, 10:22:14 pm
... I may have to actually suggest some of those lines to a friend of mine that's doing original fic involving the Evil Overlord's List.  'Minion Expenses' is too priceless to pass up.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 09, 2012, 07:53:20 pm
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/8/9/4RTCkHLjDkSrrj4jjAMNcw2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 10, 2012, 02:49:09 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/189578_444276432279887_1285258192_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/391294_488739664487613_1366902893_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on August 10, 2012, 05:58:55 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/391294_488739664487613_1366902893_n.jpg)

If we could divert the funding to useful projects I'd be all for a 'liberation' of mars. Not like they can actually get anyone there.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 10, 2012, 06:04:25 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/391294_488739664487613_1366902893_n.jpg)

If we could divert the funding to useful projects I'd be all for a 'liberation' of mars. Not like they can actually get anyone there.
With the life discovered on Mars, is there any possibility of oil there?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on August 10, 2012, 06:06:13 pm
With the life discovered on Mars, is there any possibility of oil there?

I thought NASA got hosed on that one, but if there were significant quantities it could be possible. I don't know about any decay timelines involved in fossil fuels though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 10, 2012, 06:17:03 pm
With the life discovered on Mars, is there any possibility of oil there?

I thought NASA got hosed on that one, but if there were significant quantities it could be possible. I don't know about any decay timelines involved in fossil fuels though.
Maybe that will convince the government to start investing in the sciences and NASA again.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 10, 2012, 07:20:06 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/189578_444276432279887_1285258192_n.jpg)

Better:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8k7ohwF5n1rsbrsao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2012, 12:32:57 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/539262_508457052514280_1557593384_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/551231_10151066790044404_1271305576_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 11, 2012, 01:06:43 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/539262_508457052514280_1557593384_n.jpg)

Most of those aren't mysterious at all.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 11, 2012, 01:44:50 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551193_472632989414351_1604065109_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kain on August 11, 2012, 02:00:03 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551193_472632989414351_1604065109_n.jpg)

I love how that's the 1337th reply in this thread. :D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 11, 2012, 07:41:23 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403780_413486265360230_785546529_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/284933_483020181708753_1747353049_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on August 11, 2012, 11:32:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 12:06:56 am
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/08/10/120812_The_Revolt_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 12, 2012, 12:20:08 am
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg)

Also, One summer is not evidence of a climate trend that occurs over the course of hundreds to thousands of years
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 12, 2012, 12:50:25 am
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg)

Also, One summer is not evidence of a climate trend that occurs over the course of hundreds to thousands of years

Yes, but it resonates with the same douchefucks who think that an especially cold winter refutes the science of climate change.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on August 12, 2012, 03:06:36 am
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/lutJo.jpg)

Also, One summer is not evidence of a climate trend that occurs over the course of hundreds to thousands of years

Yes, but it resonates with the same douchefucks who think that an especially cold winter refutes the science of climate change.

Am I going to have to break out the myriad "It's snowing in winter, therefore climate change is a hoax" cartoons?  Because we have an entire thread for those :P
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Alehksunos on August 12, 2012, 07:38:36 pm
Spoilered for size:
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Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 12, 2012, 11:51:11 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/527138_452434894777355_1445309149_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Alehksunos on August 13, 2012, 12:31:00 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/527138_452434894777355_1445309149_n.jpg)
(http://cdn.unicornbooty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Marriage-According-to-the-Bible-.png)
I'm sure Dan Cathy is in favor of all of these.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Random Guy on August 13, 2012, 01:21:25 am
That argument is not going to defuse any Christian arguments. I've brought it up before and the response was always, "Those other forms of marriage existed only after the Fall, and while God allowed them, they were not ideal and always had negative effects. The only form of marriage God intended was ONE MAN ONE WOMAN because of Adam and Eve."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 13, 2012, 04:10:25 am
That argument is not going to defuse any Christian arguments. I've brought it up before and the response was always, "Those other forms of marriage existed only after the Fall, and while God allowed them, they were not ideal and always had negative effects. The only form of marriage God intended was ONE MAN ONE WOMAN because of Adam and Eve."

To which I answer:  "I don't see your deity smiting anybody over it.  Not much for omnipotence, is it?"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 14, 2012, 08:00:39 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ptgeUKbt1qbxkjao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on August 14, 2012, 09:14:05 am
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

Depends on what you mean by best. From my experience it seems to be cartoons that the majority of the board agree with.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on August 14, 2012, 10:41:27 am
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

Depends on what you mean by best. From my experience it seems to be cartoons that the majority of the board agree with.

Obviously
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 11:25:50 am
Didn't we go over this whole best cartoon vs ones that match with our opinions earlier on?? I swear we did.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on August 14, 2012, 11:57:47 am
Also, One summer is not evidence of a climate trend that occurs over the course of hundreds to thousands of years

True. One record season is a blip on the charts. But when it's one in a long string (http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/) of record breaking temps on a record stretching back for over a hundred years then it's time to start thinking "You know, there might be some merit to this whole Global Warming idea..."
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 14, 2012, 12:04:42 pm
Also, One summer is not evidence of a climate trend that occurs over the course of hundreds to thousands of years

True. One record season is a blip on the charts. But when it's one in a long string (http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/) of record breaking temps on a record stretching back for over a hundred years then it's time to start thinking "You know, there might be some merit to this whole Global Warming idea..."
True also I think the whole term global warming is bull anyways where climate change fits better cause you see people say it's cold therefore it's not real when in reality warmer arctic temps can cause colder winters
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 12:24:06 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/409696_265400833570433_1763905533_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on August 14, 2012, 12:31:42 pm
An actual (and hilarious) political cartoon from 1912.  Hidden due to size.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 02:39:27 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/215665_419590794745485_1410819913_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on August 14, 2012, 04:15:59 pm
I'm beginning to think that "Best Political Cartoons" is an oxymoron.

Depends on what you mean by best. From my experience it seems to be cartoons that the majority of the board agree with.

For me the best political cartoons are the ones that make a logical point without labeling everything.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: booley on August 14, 2012, 07:37:34 pm
with ryan being on the ticket, expect to hear a lot more about ayn rand.
(http://www.angryflower.com/atlass.gif)

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on August 14, 2012, 07:41:43 pm
For me the best political cartoons are the ones that make a logical point without labeling everything.

Possibly, how often do you see such cartoons with a view point that forum members would disagree with.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2012, 08:06:06 pm
For me the best political cartoons are the ones that make a logical point without labeling everything.

Possibly, how often do you see such cartoons with a view point that forum members would disagree with.

You're really gonna go there?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: largeham on August 14, 2012, 08:13:45 pm
For me the best political cartoons are the ones that make a logical point without labeling everything.

Possibly, how often do you see such cartoons with a view point that forum members would disagree with.

You're really gonna go there?

Go where? I believe I made a legitimate point.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 08:21:00 pm
I'll give $50 to anyone who can find a conservative political cartoon that doesn't translate into Obama=SOCIALIST MONSTER FROM HELL, or anything that may not come across as the pot calling the kettle black.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 14, 2012, 09:06:42 pm
(http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/MAD-Magazine-Mitt-Romney-Bumper-Stickers.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2012, 09:13:36 pm
For me the best political cartoons are the ones that make a logical point without labeling everything.

Possibly, how often do you see such cartoons with a view point that forum members would disagree with.

You're really gonna go there?

Go where? I believe I made a legitimate point.

K money where your mouth is.  Find us a right-wing political cartoon that doesn't paint Obama as some scary boogyman.

Ironbite-the die, as they say, has been cast.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 14, 2012, 10:53:39 pm
HERE is my cartoon...
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/297352_10150999657136275_1179389151_n.jpg)

Go where? I believe I made a legitimate point.
K money where your mouth is.  Find us a right-wing political cartoon that doesn't paint Obama as some scary boogyman.

Ironbite-the die, as they say, has been cast.
okay here are 3
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94117184-no-intelligent-life-on-mars.jpg) - this one calls his followers stupid
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94126165-dirty-politics.jpg) - obnoxious but Not a boogyman
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94122845-campaign-lies.jpg) - pointing out a perceived hypocrisy
I do not agree with the above cartoons but they are right wing and do not paint Obama as a boogyman.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 14, 2012, 11:18:24 pm
In a earlier post I said this:
I'll give $50 to anyone who can find a conservative political cartoon that doesn't translate into Obama=SOCIALIST MONSTER FROM HELL, or anything that may not come across as the pot calling the kettle black.

Here's the $50
(http://www.monopoly-man.com/money/monopoly-money.jpg)
I never said anything about it being real...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 14, 2012, 11:44:51 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480027_437320609653991_1059489756_n.jpg)

I'd hate to see who's Giovanni.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 14, 2012, 11:46:47 pm
Grover Norquist
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 15, 2012, 01:06:25 am
In a earlier post I said this:
I'll give $50 to anyone who can find a conservative political cartoon that doesn't translate into Obama=SOCIALIST MONSTER FROM HELL, or anything that may not come across as the pot calling the kettle black.
Here's the $50
(http://www.monopoly-man.com/money/monopoly-money.jpg)
I never said anything about it being real...
Ha HAAA - I can now buy 50 internets - as soon as they go on sale for a dollar a piece...

(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/93994725-drought.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 15, 2012, 01:47:49 am
Okay, I have to ask, because I'm a moron, but...where the hell did the "Don't Tread On Me" snake thing come from?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on August 15, 2012, 02:29:08 am
It was a symbol used by the patriots during the American Revolution.  Ben Franklin created the image below during the French and Indian War (Seven Years War, if you're not in the States) to urge the colonies to stick together.  Each section of the snake represents one of the thirteen colonies.  The serpent became a symbol of the colonies, and it grew from there.

(http://cdn.dipity.com/uploads/events/cb85664ecc7b88de46f10a083e179353_1M.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 15, 2012, 02:40:11 am
Where's GA?  ;_;
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 15, 2012, 03:06:17 am
I am unsure if they were involved with the French and Indian War
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 15, 2012, 03:21:38 am
Me too...  I know there was a version with GA in it, but I don't know when it came around.  History buffs?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 15, 2012, 03:38:44 am
I am unsure if they were involved with the French and Indian War

According to wiki they technically were, though there was no fighting in Georgia. Apparently there was some concern about a Spanish invasion from Florida, or using it as a base for a naval descent- speaking as a Total Warrior, I've done that more than a few times.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 15, 2012, 03:40:32 am
Thanks.
Well that explains it then
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on August 15, 2012, 03:50:53 am
An actual (and hilarious) political cartoon from 1912.  Hidden due to size.

(click to show/hide)

That is the greatest political cartoon I have ever seen :D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on August 15, 2012, 03:52:14 am
Hmmmm

We meant well.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on August 15, 2012, 11:44:40 pm
Where's GA?  ;_;

I had never noticed that before.  Delaware is missing too.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 15, 2012, 11:53:28 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8tqvxkiJR1qagxppo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Meshakhad on August 16, 2012, 03:48:00 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8tqvxkiJR1qagxppo1_500.gif)

Wait, does Paul Ryan actually want to criminalize IVF?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Deus ex Populo on August 16, 2012, 09:07:15 am
Wait, does Paul Ryan actually want to criminalize IVF?

It's based on a reading of one of the bills he sponsored, HR 212 or the "Sancitiy of Human Life Act" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h212/text), which defines the beginning of human life as fertilisation of the egg. In IVF, only a few of the embryos created are actually transferred into the woman IIRC; the rest may be discarded if they are not donated to others, thus running afoul of the bill's provisions.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 16, 2012, 10:19:36 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8u1niw6EE1romm05o1_500.png)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8u1niw6EE1romm05o2_500.jpg)
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8uti9cosJ1ru3ppw.jpg)

...I'm done.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 16, 2012, 12:57:59 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/483915_401972386533498_1388577644_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 17, 2012, 01:09:54 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/185560_475672329110417_1596892316_n.jpg)

That's no pit...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 17, 2012, 01:38:00 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94211220-how-not-to-extradite-julian-assange.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Deus ex Populo on August 19, 2012, 07:37:56 pm
(http://media.theweek.com/img/dir_0081/40636_cartoon_main/taking-a-bite-out-of-sound.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 20, 2012, 03:55:26 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/578678_515022218513699_1680233520_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 21, 2012, 02:05:45 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/409735_358989397513471_205472447_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Sixth Monarchist on August 21, 2012, 04:13:40 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/20/1345497324291/Martin-Rowson-cartoon-21.-002.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 21, 2012, 05:48:49 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/264652_458694580819914_1029184117_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/486610_10151116626424609_2043502107_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Quasirodent on August 21, 2012, 08:40:43 pm
Relevant^
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s480x480/221941_495941517101896_902394160_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 21, 2012, 10:18:41 pm
I love the GOP's explaination of my lady parts...lol
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 22, 2012, 02:12:21 am
I love the GOP's explaination of my lady parts...lol
I didn't know I even had Chaff countermeasures... I wonder if I could deploy those at will...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 22, 2012, 09:56:50 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/424676_410953868969034_553124368_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 23, 2012, 10:52:14 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/217969_462876083742850_612859004_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 23, 2012, 11:05:05 pm
The "Fox News" being photoshopped in (twice no less) was a bit unnecessary for that picture.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 24, 2012, 12:33:44 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/558331_360334797379875_2066168970_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s480x480/574957_398734890192329_1901344903_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/260527_405948556136246_714174877_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on August 24, 2012, 04:12:28 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/217969_462876083742850_612859004_n.jpg)

Hey, it's ASS: The Movie!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 26, 2012, 02:09:32 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/580134_461209957246191_1370625318_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 26, 2012, 02:27:19 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/561893_455071487848327_551867425_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 26, 2012, 02:43:03 pm
Well Beck is a mormon...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on August 27, 2012, 02:03:25 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480525_393850344002925_1669059875_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: erictheblue on August 27, 2012, 06:30:30 am
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480525_393850344002925_1669059875_n.jpg)

Ignore the tears. They are only tears of joy. That was one of the most beautiful things I have seen
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 27, 2012, 05:22:40 pm
I'm not sure if lice get pregnant.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 27, 2012, 05:42:11 pm
I'm not sure if lice get pregnant.
They lay eggs I think. 
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on August 27, 2012, 06:25:30 pm
I'm not sure if lice get pregnant.
They lay eggs I think.
Headlice certainly do.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 27, 2012, 09:47:38 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/303590_10152055108890710_578625193_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 27, 2012, 09:53:12 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/303590_10152055108890710_578625193_n.jpg)
History geek hat on Darwin was not around in medieval times and I don't think the word feminist was invented.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on August 27, 2012, 10:01:43 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/303590_10152055108890710_578625193_n.jpg)
History geek hat on Darwin was not around in medieval times and I don't think the word feminist was invented.
Probably replace Darwin with Astronomy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 27, 2012, 10:02:13 pm
I think the cartoon is saying that the GOP is bringing us back to medieval times by rejecting them, I'm sure the person who drew the cartoon knows that Darwin wasn't around, neither was the word feminist.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 28, 2012, 11:13:44 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94292694-gop-alley.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 28, 2012, 01:52:53 pm
This is becoming a trend.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/424596_4237647895690_341835146_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on August 28, 2012, 06:09:09 pm
I'm having trouble finding those last two funny. Kristine's is disturbing, and Lexikon's just tells us what we already know, and nothing else.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 28, 2012, 07:44:57 pm
Political cartoons have to be funny?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 28, 2012, 11:48:41 pm
I'm having trouble finding those last two funny. Kristine's is disturbing, and Lexikon's just tells us what we already know, and nothing else.

Because woolly mammoth.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 29, 2012, 12:26:34 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94249090-political-poker.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 29, 2012, 10:19:37 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/304808_10152047286290551_1328269135_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Lt. Fred on August 29, 2012, 11:22:11 pm
I know this point is somewhat hackneyed, but since when was Jesus white?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 29, 2012, 11:28:51 pm
I know this point is somewhat hackneyed, but since when was Jesus white?

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say somewhere around the Crusades.  Least, it'd make sense to me as a propaganda tool.  The last thing you want your soldiers thinking is that their primary religious figure was of the culture you're actively trying to destroy.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: kefkaownsall on August 30, 2012, 12:30:03 am
I know this point is somewhat hackneyed, but since when was Jesus white?

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say somewhere around the Crusades.  Least, it'd make sense to me as a propaganda tool.  The last thing you want your soldiers thinking is that their primary religious figure was of the culture you're actively trying to destroy.
Jesus is whatever color the people who live there are.  No really look at Our Lady of Guadalupe and in Japan Mary is a Geisha
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 30, 2012, 12:38:51 am
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94247397-gop-convention.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on August 30, 2012, 12:09:03 pm
Linked for size. (http://boingboing.net/2012/08/29/tom-the-dancing-bug-great-mom.html)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on August 30, 2012, 09:38:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/9Rp8b.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 30, 2012, 10:20:42 pm
Linked for size. (http://boingboing.net/2012/08/29/tom-the-dancing-bug-great-mom.html)

I fucking love Tom the Dancing Bug.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/403997_481067285251862_1713874428_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/255414_357977067609699_1307365146_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/556505_357977277609678_1871680509_n.jpg)

Now I'm a bit sick of the whole Romney and his dog thing, but I'm a fan of this guy's(Ward Sutton) work.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9ewzqRC9I1qad0yco1_250.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on August 31, 2012, 04:36:47 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wJllpdFFvw
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on August 31, 2012, 09:47:03 pm
(http://brunich.com/jF3-1yOqTBGWlMX2nwwUdQ.jpeg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Bzq0R.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on August 31, 2012, 09:55:51 pm
(http://brunich.com/jF3-1yOqTBGWlMX2nwwUdQ.jpeg)


Holy fucking shit, that is creepy!!! This needs to go in the disturbing images thread
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on September 03, 2012, 06:39:27 am
Questionable Content (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2266):
(spoilered for size)
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on September 03, 2012, 11:44:36 am
That is the most cynical and politically aware bird that I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: ironbite on September 03, 2012, 12:08:29 pm
Yeah Yelling Bird is like that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on September 03, 2012, 02:02:19 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94394584-rnc-we-built-it.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on September 03, 2012, 05:57:49 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzppvuANVk1r63hf8o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 03, 2012, 06:04:20 pm
I think between this thread and the other, we just got an omnibingo.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smilodon on September 03, 2012, 06:41:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cKJzF.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on September 06, 2012, 10:12:48 am
(http://i.imgur.com/XwDu6.jpg)
Look at that little tinbot Mitt!  :3
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on September 06, 2012, 10:45:33 am
The back of the beer cozy probably says "Obama Wants to Destroy Medicare"
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 06, 2012, 11:44:24 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/399722_422422411126777_1514745557_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on September 06, 2012, 01:58:44 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XwDu6.jpg)
Look at that little tinbot Mitt!  :3
No mittens or flip flops?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on September 07, 2012, 01:41:46 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9j09i0w7n1qh021co1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 07, 2012, 01:43:28 pm
^ Love it. Not too heavy handed, but not too subtle to get the message across.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on September 08, 2012, 07:16:39 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9w4hhx04F1ryg9q7o1_500.jpg)

In the style of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7HmhrgTuQ).
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 08, 2012, 07:20:32 pm
I love how they're referencing his freak out with the mug saying "Do It Live"...lol
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Random Guy on September 09, 2012, 11:48:57 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PKm55MPYU3k/Tys6QJF8U1I/AAAAAAAAAxk/KNWDwI6m67w/s1600/dumbya.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on September 09, 2012, 01:13:36 pm
Well, Bush and congress.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on September 09, 2012, 02:13:32 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304443_429236977114200_181885850_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 09, 2012, 05:47:13 pm
(http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=cagle1E9ABABA-56C6-7C74-4EF6-475CBA57C376.jpg&width=600)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on September 10, 2012, 02:46:52 pm
Here are a few takes on the world according to the United States.

(http://interculturalmeanderings.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/the-world-according-to-america-2.png)

(http://interculturalmeanderings.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/map-of-the-world-according-to-americans.jpg)

(http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/800px-reagan-digitised-poster.JPG)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on September 10, 2012, 06:44:30 pm
Here are a few takes on the world according to the United States.
[The World according to Americans]
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/world_according_to_americans_large.png)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on September 10, 2012, 09:22:52 pm
i can't tell if the African comment is supposed to be sarcastic, or if the person is genuinely disappointed in not knowing the continent well.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TigerHunter on September 10, 2012, 09:31:49 pm
i can't tell if the African comment is supposed to be sarcastic, or if the person is genuinely disappointed in not knowing the continent well.
I think he's genuinely disappointed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kit Walker on September 10, 2012, 09:53:11 pm
i can't tell if the African comment is supposed to be sarcastic, or if the person is genuinely disappointed in not knowing the continent well.

It's an XKCD cartoon. If a character is expressing disappointment in not having some knowledge, chances are they're genuine. In this case, there's a solid chance that its the actual thought(s) of Randall Munroe being expressed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on September 11, 2012, 12:54:58 am
Here are a few takes on the world according to the United States.
[The World according to Americans]
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/world_according_to_americans_large.png)

That's pretty damn good.  I love the comment about the Peters Projection for Greenland.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on September 13, 2012, 01:33:39 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/376886_465794610118473_241728753_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on September 13, 2012, 03:56:06 am
The only projection I think really does justice is a globe... but... you all knew that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Random Guy on September 13, 2012, 12:47:00 pm
The only projection I think really does justice is a globe... but... you all knew that.

Yes, you're very clever. (http://xkcd.com/977/)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on September 13, 2012, 04:29:49 pm
The only projection I think really does justice is a globe... but... you all knew that.

Yes, you're very clever. (http://xkcd.com/977/)

:D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on September 13, 2012, 04:51:08 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557047_480876591930660_1175659761_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on September 13, 2012, 11:24:14 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/601396_487594424584874_845624810_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on September 14, 2012, 04:55:58 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/376886_465794610118473_241728753_n.jpg)
This one leads itself to misuse easily. There's maintaining a extant serious political discussion, and there's pushing politics into any unrelated situation.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on September 15, 2012, 11:14:47 am
(http://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/slam_engleb20120913_low.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 15, 2012, 10:46:39 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/260009_473435236010826_744584140_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: SpaceProg on September 15, 2012, 10:52:14 pm
Leeches can be very medically beneficial. 


I get the joke, though.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on September 16, 2012, 05:05:51 am
Interestingly, leeches are still being used in medicine even today.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 18, 2012, 05:49:22 pm
Not a cartoon per say, but pretty funny...
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/390567_527284050631580_658966054_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on September 18, 2012, 07:47:33 pm
(http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/files/2011/10/ows-brother.jpg)

:(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 18, 2012, 08:05:08 pm
I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on in that photo.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TheL on September 18, 2012, 08:51:04 pm
Not a cartoon per say, but pretty funny...
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/390567_527284050631580_658966054_n.jpg)

...Per se.  It's Latin.

And yeah, that's hilarious.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Auri-El on September 18, 2012, 10:06:43 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/533671_527344367292215_1750623804_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on September 19, 2012, 02:14:19 am
I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on in that photo.

OWS police brutality?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 19, 2012, 02:44:31 am
I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on in that photo.

OWS police brutality?

I was thinking that, but again, it's really hard to tell what's going on.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Damen on September 19, 2012, 04:06:44 am
I'm having a hard time understanding what's going on in that photo.

That's a photo of Scott Olsen (http://rt.com/usa/news/police-occupy-oakland-olsen-831/), a Marine Vet with two tours of Iraq to his name and member of Occupy Oakland who was hit in the head with a gas grenade lobbed by police during a protest march last year. He was hospitalized and in serious condition for a long while but he pulled through, though he's had to undergo a lot of rehab for his injuries.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 19, 2012, 06:53:51 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s480x480/408546_10151065672331275_1230749745_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on September 19, 2012, 10:26:14 pm
In my opinion, they should have removed stars from the flag itself for the same effect.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 20, 2012, 12:21:00 am
(http://media.timesfreepress.com/img/photos/2012/09/19/120920_Etch_A_Sketch_t618.jpg?ba5b5b122dd3d37cc13d83e92a6a0ec0d5bfa32a)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on September 20, 2012, 12:38:51 am
In my opinion, they should have removed stars from the flag itself for the same effect.

47 is an odd number. Should they have removed 1/2 a star? They represent states and not the people anyways.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Dynamic Dragon on September 23, 2012, 08:29:44 am
I'm having a lot of trouble posting a picture.  How do I do it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Distind on September 23, 2012, 09:00:10 am
Code: [Select]
[img]IMGURL[/IMG]
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Dynamic Dragon on September 23, 2012, 11:02:43 am
Thanks.

(http://zzx_118811_600)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Dynamic Dragon on September 23, 2012, 11:06:40 am
Dammit, it's not showing up!  >:(  Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: TigerHunter on September 23, 2012, 11:26:35 am
Dammit, it's not showing up!  >:(  Am I doing something wrong?
Yes. http://zzx_118811_600 is not a valid url.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: armandtanzarian on September 23, 2012, 11:31:32 am
If you're trying to get a picture off your computer, you need to host it first at an image hosting site (like http://imgur.com/), upload it, then link that URL.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Dynamic Dragon on September 23, 2012, 12:15:04 pm
Thank you

(http://i.imgur.com/k0FnJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on September 23, 2012, 03:29:51 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/261938_491870397490610_1084755134_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Smurfette Principle on September 28, 2012, 03:04:22 pm
Don't know about good, but it is pretty fucking badass (linked for size):

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on September 28, 2012, 03:39:45 pm
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/261938_491870397490610_1084755134_n.jpg)

YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on September 28, 2012, 04:01:58 pm
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg)

That's possibly the most awesome lightsaber hilt ever, classy as fuck. Count Dooku, Ventress and Palpatine are now jelly.  :D
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on September 28, 2012, 06:08:48 pm
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg)

His face looks a bit like the Me Gusta face.

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/002/252/me-gusta.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on September 28, 2012, 07:56:12 pm
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg)

His face looks a bit like the Me Gusta face.

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/002/252/me-gusta.jpg)
Don't you mean the Not Bad face?
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/138/246/tumblr_lltzgnHi5F1qzib3wo1_400.jpg)?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 02, 2012, 11:58:53 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/559468_495252603819056_1670232243_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 03, 2012, 10:02:58 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545617_532633860097164_1518327022_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Yla on October 03, 2012, 11:10:15 am
Don't know about good, but it is pretty fucking badass (linked for size):

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo3_1280.jpg)
Not as badass as this one (from 2008, but still):
http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.it/2008/11/table-of-contents.html (http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.it/2008/11/table-of-contents.html)
Quote
Obama laid one shovel-sized palm upon the quaking creature’s forehead and, with infinite compassion on his face, brought his fingers together. “Civic responsibility begins with personal responsibility,” he explained, with brains still dripping from his clenched fist.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on October 03, 2012, 09:43:11 pm
Don't know about good, but it is pretty fucking badass (linked for size):

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo1_1280.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mav6x8OK001qzkrfxo2_1280.jpg)

Would that be his presidental painting?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on October 04, 2012, 01:33:23 pm
This was on the Colbert Report's Facebook.

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/431719_10151094200516939_1959292760_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on October 05, 2012, 08:27:21 pm
Someone who I watch on DeviantArt made this:

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/279/f/d/fdfc83247cd3469544ed11c436fe6a61-d5gycdh.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 06, 2012, 02:18:03 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s600x600/2879_229851653809971_499470633_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickiknack on October 07, 2012, 12:48:47 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/317653_430407437006524_553860350_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 07, 2012, 03:37:56 pm
Sadly, I can see several things go wrong with that.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 07, 2012, 04:35:48 pm
(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/image/609/609/94908415-romney-and-pbs.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on October 07, 2012, 10:19:22 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/317653_430407437006524_553860350_n.jpg)

No, Honey Badger!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: MadCatTLX on October 07, 2012, 10:40:19 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/317653_430407437006524_553860350_n.jpg)

No, Honey Badger!

I was thinking the same thing...

Honey badgers are badasses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on October 07, 2012, 11:30:46 pm
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/317653_430407437006524_553860350_n.jpg)

That is not the symbol of the Tea Party. That is the Gadsden flag.

This should be the symbol of the tea party

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on October 07, 2012, 11:56:01 pm
Oh come now, the Hatter's mad not a dumbass.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 08, 2012, 12:22:15 am
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/580236_497699930240990_1112092986_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: KZN02 on October 08, 2012, 12:38:42 pm
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/4/9GSmNMYtcEeq8yQlAE1_Ow2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Thejebusfire on October 10, 2012, 09:17:29 pm
Not a cartoon, but still relevant:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbnjwyffG01rt8sgdo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Kristine on October 14, 2012, 02:36:33 pm
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/553627_410800462307846_1246821081_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: The Prophet Mohammed (PBUM) on October 15, 2012, 04:49:12 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/10/14/1350234904441/Martin-Rowson-13.10.2012-003.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on October 15, 2012, 09:00:16 pm
Oh, Rowson (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/chanubi/common/aww.gif)

New Kelly!
(http://i.imgur.com/hsqh8.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on October 15, 2012, 09:03:58 pm
Oh, Rowson (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/chanubi/common/aww.gif)

New Kelly!
(click to show/hide)
I don't get it...
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Igor on October 15, 2012, 09:11:17 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/10/14/1350234904441/Martin-Rowson-13.10.2012-003.jpg)
...what am I looking at?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on October 15, 2012, 09:14:11 pm
I assume it's to do with the Jimmy Savile pedo-scandal?  I don't recognise half the characters, though :(
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: starseeker on October 16, 2012, 08:13:51 am
I assume it's to do with the Jimmy Savile pedo-scandal?  I don't recognise half the characters, though :(

I recognise Thatcher, Cameron, Theresa May?, George Osbourne and Saville, think all bar Saville are tory politicians.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: VirtualStranger on October 16, 2012, 01:15:59 pm
The DNC made a new website making fun of Romney's non-existent tax plan details.

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on October 16, 2012, 01:42:53 pm
And it is so brilliant.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Askold on October 16, 2012, 02:54:37 pm
The DNC made a new website making fun of Romney's non-existent tax plan details.

http://www.romneytaxplan.com/

Ok, that was funny.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on October 16, 2012, 04:19:46 pm
I've managed to click the button.

Still nothing.

BRILLIANT!
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on October 16, 2012, 04:52:03 pm
Modifying the slogan was also good

Believe in America
              ^half of
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Morgenleoht on October 16, 2012, 08:09:05 pm
Oh, Rowson (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/chanubi/common/aww.gif)

New Kelly!
(click to show/hide)
I don't get it...

Her3tik, it's implying that the way women dress drives men to assault them.

*barfs at the thought*
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Her3tiK on October 16, 2012, 08:18:37 pm
Oh, Rowson (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/chanubi/common/aww.gif)

New Kelly!
(click to show/hide)
I don't get it...

Her3tik, it's implying that the way women dress drives men to assault them.

*barfs at the thought*
I kinda figured. But why's it in the 'best' thread? Cuz it's over the top (even for a political cartoon)?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: davedan on October 16, 2012, 08:20:16 pm
Kelly is from the onion. So it's satire.

Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Morgenleoht on October 16, 2012, 08:20:37 pm
Oh, Rowson (http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h32/chanubi/common/aww.gif)

New Kelly!
(click to show/hide)
I don't get it...

Her3tik, it's implying that the way women dress drives men to assault them.

*barfs at the thought*
I kinda figured. But why's it in the 'best' thread? Cuz it's over the top (even for a political cartoon)?

Stuffed if I know. Perhaps because it makes its point in a way that even the dimmest idiot couldn't miss it?
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Saturn500 on October 16, 2012, 08:27:59 pm
As davedan said, it's from The Onion. Everything from The Onion is satire.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: davedan on October 16, 2012, 08:58:33 pm
We should merge the best/worse political cartoons anyway. If it is a rubbish cartoon and I agree with the politics it should still be a worse cartoon. If it is a good cartoon (funny, well drawn) but I disagree with the politics it should still be a best cartoon.

Anything by Dees is a best cartoon.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: chad sexington on October 17, 2012, 03:13:40 am
Anything by Dees is a best cartoon.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Cataclysm on October 17, 2012, 10:07:23 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/302105_514612851884819_1518753282_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: Veras on October 17, 2012, 01:59:59 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qie8h_i9EQI/UG4hNXeQh6I/AAAAAAAAAiU/jW8-DbWd_m4/s400/Mitt+Romney+Meme.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Political Cartoons
Post by: nickik