Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Report on Global Warming Predicts Ecomomic Disaster

There's nothing more frightening than being told scary stories around Halloween, especially when they are tales about global warming and the storytellers are throwing around the words like "doomsday" and "apocalypse".

While the United States has been centered out as the main offender when it comes to polluting our planet, trying to convince them to mend their ways by warning of the economic consequences of climate change is most likely not going to work, basically because climate change has long been accepted as a consequence of their economy.

Regardless of the "apocalyptic" predictions for the planet, it would appear that countries (especially in the "developing" world) will not be willing to adjust their own emission of greenhouse gases, if the United States is not forced to at least adhere to a similar standard. It's estimated that the U.S. accounts for almost a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but with China and India quickly catching up both in terms of its economy and its pollution, it seems doubtful that the United States would be willing to commit itself to any sort of environmental reform, if it means it risks losing its "competitive edge".

Besides, why would the U.S. need to worry itself about global warming anyway, when its already got homosexuals to blame for ALL its natural disasters ;)

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Today's Cartoon: David Letterman vs. Bill O'Reilly Round Two

Do you suppose that David Letterman was more annoyed by Bill O'Reilly's view of the war in Iraq, or by the fact that he didn't really have one of his own?

Now, I can completely understand Letterman's frustration over the war and appreciate that he admits to not knowing all the answers; but the problem is that unless Americans are able to amply articulate alternative strategies without being trapped into debating their "patriotism" instead of the issues, the obstructionists (who argue primarily using slogans and catch phrases) will continue to control the conversation.

Much like his previous appearance, Bill O'Reilly proved that he is a skilled "debater", but that doesn't necessarily mean he controls the facts surrounding an issue. In some cases, all that are needed are the skills to avoid the facts, in order to "win" an argument. And the best way to do that is by changing the subject as much as possible.

To me it seems that forcing Americans who raise concerns about the war in Iraq to answer as to whether or not they want the United States to "win" is nonsensical because the objective of the war has been redefined so many times that "winning" it no longer seems to hold any baring. It seems that in order to win (or lose) a conflict, an objective not only has to be defined, but it has to be maintained for longer than just a few weeks. Therefore, questioning the patriotism of someone who is critical of the war in Iraq, by asking them if they want the United States to "win" is about as logical as questioning the patriotism of a supporter of the war, by asking them if they want the United States to lose... again.

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Authorizes Mexican Border Fence

Unfortunately, making it more difficult for illegal immigrants to sneak into the United States, isn't going to deter them from trying. So long as there is still a cheap labor job waiting for them on the other side of the border.

Basically, what the President of the United States has decided to do is make his "maze" a little more complicated in the hopes that the mice give up trying, instead of just removing the cheese from the finish line and give the mice no reason to enter the maze in the first place.

The way I see it, building a 700 mile barrier to keep out illegal immigrants while at the same time encouraging them as part of a "guest worker program" completely contradicts each other and only serves to put a lot more Mexican lives at risk. While this may just be a quick fix, election year, snap legislation aimed at shoring up more votes for the Republican party, I really don't see how either side of the "immigration" debate will be satisfied by this decision, because when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration in the United States, President Bush appears to be "sitting on the fence".

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Rush Limbaugh Accuses Michael J. Fox of Faking Parkinson's Disease

Seriously, if Michael J. Fox was faking his Parkinson's disease, then why wouldn't he choose to fake a much better disease, like say... being a werewolf? After all, he's already done all the research on that one too ;)

Oh sure, people (like Rush Limbaugh) can make the claim that Michael J. Fox did not take his medication the day he filmed the political ad, but that doesn't change the fact that what people are seeing is the effects of Parkinson's disease and not an exercise in bad method acting.

Now, I'm not an expert on Parkinson's Disease, but as far as I know, medication can only suppress the symptoms, not cure the disease; and because this is a degenerative disorder, that means it requires a progressively higher dosage of medication in order to treat those symptoms as the disease continues to get worse. So perhaps it was a conscious decision by MJF to skip his medication, so that everyone could see just how debilitating his illness actually is, but that doesn't mean he's "faking". I see it more along the lines of an actor being seen without his make-up on.

As far as Rush Limbaugh's comments go, I get the impression that he probably knew the response (and the media coverage) that he was going to get, which was all the more reason for him to say what he said. Anything to get people to focus less on his personal problems and more on his professional ones, I guess ;)

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Abandons "Stay the Course" Rhetoric

Well, it looks like my President Bush drinking game is officially ruined.

Personally, I think it's going to be awfully difficult for President Bush to give up using the phrase "stay the course", if for no other reason than it was just about the only thing that prevented his inner frat boy from getting out and telling the press to "f*ck off" instead ;)

While I knew the situation in Iraq was grim, I had no idea that things had gotten so bad that even President Bush was forced to acknowledge this, by retiring one of his most famous war slogans (at least until after the mid-term elections). Perhaps this was because he recognized that the realities on the ground in Iraq no longer reflected the goals envisioned by his administration and felt that it was time to reassess his strategy, or... the persistent use of the term had become so annoying to everyone at the White House that it was like hanging out with the last guy on Earth who thought the catchphrase "Where's the beef" was still funny... Which rumor has it, was also President Bush ;)

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Enron's Jeffrey Skilling Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Now, I'm not saying that former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling should fake his own demise in order to avoid going to prison; but if you consider that his colleague and co-conspirator Kennth Lay just had his convictions quashed after his (supposed) passing, then chances are the thought has already crossed his mind.

While the court has ordered Mr. Skilling to remain at his home and wear an electronic monitoring device around his ankle until he finally goes to prison, you'd think that the judge would consider him to be more of a flight risk, especially considering the suspicious circumstances surrounding Ken Lay's untimely "departure" and subsequent "acquittal".

To be honest, I'd be more surprised Jeffrey Skilling actually goes to prison then I would be if some time between now and then, he were attacked by a stingray or trampled by a herd of angry unicorns. I mean, if all that is keeping him from staying out of prison and having his convictions overturned is the "belief" that he is alive, then what does he have to lose by trying to convince the world otherwise?... Especially if you consider everything that he stands to gain (or at least keep) by doing so.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Panamanians Vote to Expand Panama Canal

Uh oh... Not only does it appear that North America is in the grips of an obesity epidemic, but it now seems that things have gotten so out of control that Panamanians are actually going to expand the Panama Canal, so that other countries can get even more food to us... even faster!

To me, expanding the Panama Canal is like adding another straw to a super jumbo slurpee. While there is some trade that is "necessary"; for the most part, all this means is that North Americans will be able to import more "stuff" we don't need, from countries who make it for us at a fraction of the cost.

I guess this is how "foreign trade" works. We export the manufacturing jobs overseas and in return we import their cheap products. Unless of course, you are one of the unfortunate many who've lost their job in the process; which as a result, makes these cheap products not so "cheap" after all.

While the "need" to expand the Panama Canal is somewhat symbolic of North America's increasing dependency on foreign trade (and by foreign, I mean "China"), I guess it could be worse... I mean, at least our economy isn't solely dependant on the size of a gash that runs through our country, which must be expanded in order to fill the insatiable appetite of other nations for even more "stuff".

In other words, say "Aw" Panama! ;)

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Compares Violence in Iraq to "Tet Offensive" During Vietnam

Personally, I disagree with President Bush's assessment that the recent increase of violence in Iraq is comparable to the Tet offensive during the Vietnam War.

You see, from a historical perspective, the Tet offensive marked the turning point in the war in Vietnam when public support for the conflict started to decline in the United States; however, if you ask me, the "breaking point" for the war in Iraq was achieved years ago, with the release of the infamous "Downing Street Memo".

In my opinion, the rapid decline in support for the war in Iraq was not in response to any military offensive launched by the insurgents. Instead, it was in response to a political "offensive" created by the Bush Administration. Basically, as soon as the American people realized that they had been coerced into invading Iraq by their own government, the public did not need to endure a "Tet offensive" to turn them against the war.

In fact, the idea that there could possibly be a "Tet-type" event for the war in Iraq is difficult for me to understand, considering that Americans still react so strongly to the memories of the Vietnam War. The way I see it, the "Tet offensive" for the war in Iraq, is the actual Tet offensive of the Vietnam war; which in hindsight, now serves as a warning to the American public as to what can happen when their country is forced (or tricked) into fighting a war for no valid reason.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Paul McCartney Accused Of Abusing Estranged Wife Heather Mills

You know, it's drama like this which is why Ringo Starr has always been my favorite "Beatle" ;)

While I find it hard to envision Paul McCartney as the abusive drunk that his estranged wife Heather Mills alleges him to be; being treated like a God for 40 years is probably enough to turn anyone into a devil... even Sir Paul McCartney.

Whether or not the accusations are true, McCartney still stands to lose an arm and a... leg to his soon to be ex-wife; however, I'm pretty sure that he could more than make up for these losses, if he were to write an album about the divorce proceedings.

Think about it, this could be like a renaissance for Paul McCartney music career. In fact it could be just like when the Beatles broke up; except, unlike John Lennon, Heather Mills isn't a singer/songwriter and doesn't have Yoko Ono around to help her write any "rebuttals" ;)

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Signs Law Approving Harsh Interrogation of Terror Suspects

Apparently the President of the United States is such a big fan of the "Jackass" movie franchise that they recently screened the latest movie at the White House. While this may not seem like a big deal, the "Military Commissions Act of 2006" which he has just signed into law makes me wonder if he was watching the movie for fun... or for "research".

You see, with all of the criticism the Bush Administration has received over the detention and treatment of "terrorism suspects" held at Guantanamo Bay and other (secret) facilities, the success of "Jackass Number Two" could be interpreted by White House as an indication of the kinds of publicly accepted (and critically acclaimed) forms of torture and humiliation that are still available to them (and their interrogators), under the less controversial definition of "stunts". Perhaps this is the reason why President Bush has been so quick to rule out the use of "torture", yet so hesitant to define what would be used in its place ;)

While I find it difficult to understand the logic behind the U.S. Government's desire to exercise even tougher interrogation practices on individuals who may not have even committed a crime, the spectacle of "Jackass" inspired stunts would probably be enough to keep most people from asking too many questions. I mean, it's not like the audience ever needed a reason as to why a leech was being applied to Steve-O's eye in order to enjoy it.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Today's Cartoon: 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Hawaii

Ah ha! So that's why Kim Jong-il was so determined to conduct an underground nuclear explosion... he's doing it to attack the United States, by creating earthquakes!

It all makes sense, if you consider that the surface of the planet is connected through a series of giant tectonic plates that are continuously grinding against each other; building up immense pressure, which is then released through violent earthquakes.

It appears that somehow the North Koreans have figured out a way to harness the Earth's power and use it to their advantage, by locating a "pressure point" deep within their own country and nuking it in order to create a "reaction" elsewhere on the planet. Just think of it as "acupuncture", but on a global scale.

... Either that, or it's just an extremely slow news day ;)

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Human Rights Group Protest Madonna Adoption

Remember a couple of years ago, when pet Chihuahuas were the most sought after "accessory" item among female celebrities? Well, it appears that due to the humanitarian efforts of "sex-symbols" Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, African orphans have suddenly become the new status symbol of the rich and famous.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with the fact that celebrities are opening their homes, their lives and their busy schedules to these orphaned children; but why do they feel that they have to go all the way to Africa (or Asia) to adopt a baby, when there are still plenty of children that need a home in their own country?

The way I see it, these "adoptions" are much more than just agreeing to care of a child. "Celebrities" seldom do anything in the public eye unless it's in the form of a carefully coordinated "publicity stunt" aimed at either drawing attention to a specific cause or merely to draw attention to themselves (to further their own cause). In other words, Madonna going all the way to Malawi (with a camera crew) to adopt a baby, could very easily be (mis) interpreted as being less about her opening her door to a child in need, than it is about Africa opening its door to a celebrity in need.

So, I guess the only way to be clear as to whether or not a celebrity is serious about their desire to adopt (and care for) an African (or Asian) orphan, it to check on the condition of their Chihauhau... or just see whether or not they still have it around ;)

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Today's Cartoon: British Army Chief Calls For Iraq Withdrawl

Surely by calling for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, the head of the British Military isn't proposing a "Cut and Run" strategy that will enable the insurgents in Iraq to transform their country into "terrorist state", where Al Qaeda will be greeted as "liberators" and become an even bigger threat; not just to the United States, but to the entire world...

Of course not, because it appears that General (Sir) Richard Dunnatt has decided not to confuse the scary "rhetoric" of politicians with the even scarier "reality" that his troops are facing on the ground in Iraq.

The desperate situation in Iraq is no longer in the "capable" hands of Britain and the United States to fix. In fact, the more they try to repair the damage they've caused, the faster everything else seems to fall apart around them. At this point, it I would say that the best (and only) chance for saving Iraq would be for the remaining remnants of the "coalition of the willing" to pull out and allow the international community an opportunity to (hopefully) step in and not be viewed as being under the command of the United States. The problem is that right now everything that is related to the reconstruction effort in Iraq has a "made in America" stamp on it, which Iraqis absolutely refuse to accept, regardless of what is being offered to them.

The war in Iraq was never about what was best for the people of Iraq, it was about disarming Saddam Hussein of weapons that never actually existed, but were still perceived to be an immediate threat to the United States. Since then, the mission statement has been forced to change numerous times in order to keep one step ahead of the growing number of critics as justification for the invasion and continued occupation of Iraq. The problem was that every time the reason changed, it was because the situation has deteriorated to such a degree that the explanation could no longer be sustained, so the politicians had to move onto something else. Weapons of mass destruction were disproved by the weapons inspectors, the claim that Americans would be "greeted as liberators" was disproved by the insurgency, the world being better off without Saddam Hussein was disproved by reports claiming that the war in Iraq has actually made the world less safe and the claims of a "free Iraq" were disproved by the ethnic cleansing that is carried out by it's police and security forces.

That at this stage in the game, I would say that Britain and the United States have nothing more to lose by pulling out Iraq than they would by staying put. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the Iraqis would be too busy fighting each other to even notice that they had left.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Yankees Cory Lidle Plane Crashes Into New York Highrise

Personally, I think the biggest tragedy regarding the New York City plane crash that took the life of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle (and his flying instructor), is the awkward sense of relief that the accident wasn't another terrorist attack, as was being speculated by the mainstream media.

Now, I don't blame news anchors for wondering if the accident was terror-related; After all, we're talking about a plane crashing into a tall building in the heart of New York City. Heck, even I was wondering if this was some sort of "October surprise" orchestrated by the people who brought us 9/11. So for reporters to be wondering the exact same thing (on-air) is completely understandable, but it's also a little disconcerting.

Sometimes I wish the cable news networks would spend a little less time speculating and a little more time focusing on the facts they have. I know this may sound like a very difficult thing for a 24 hour news channel to do with a "breaking news" story and a lot of air time to fill; but when people are tuning in to be informed and all that's being offered is guess-work, the line between fact and fantasy can get blurred quite easily. Not only can speculating about the news be misleading to the public, but it can also shape and distort our reaction to it. As is the case here, where the public is put in a position where it is actually hoping for a tragic accident, instead of a terrorist attack.

While the media has a far greater ability to gather "facts" than we do, the general public has the advantage when it comes to guessing (and second-guessing) current events, which is why that should be left to us. People don't watch the "news" for speculation; for that, we surf the internet ;)

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Google Buys YouTube

Well, it looks like "LonelyGirl15" and "Mr. Pregnant" are now the official property of Google; and at a price tag of around $1.65 billion, let me just say that I never knew that my animations were worth so much ;)

Analysts have predicted that Google's purchase of YouTube will encourage individuals to pursue legal action over the unauthorized use of their material on the site; however, it seems to me that the distribution deals that it has signed with companies as Warner Records and CBS television means that the company will have plenty of cash on hand to ensure that these cases remained tied up in the courts for an extremely long time.

The way I see it, this merger is a good thing for me as a "freelance artist". You see, now that Google has purchased both Blogger and YouTube, I can tell potential clients (as well as women in bars) that my work has helped companies earn billions of dollars... and not be lying! Seriously, who wouldn't want someone like that working for them? ;)

While the "benefits" for freelance artists are excellent, I must admit that as an "employee" of Google, I'm rather disappointed that we are not provided with any sort of dental or retirement plan to go with all the hard work that we do for them. I mean, it's not as though the company can't afford it at this point ;)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Today's Cartoon: North Korea Conducts Underground Nuclear Test

I wonder what compelled North Korea to follow through with its underground nuclear test, despite receiving widespread calls of condemnation from the international community as well as its closest allies, I mean, ally.

It has long been reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il believes that the United States is planning to attack his country and overthrow his regime (right after Hugo Chavez, I guess) and he intends for this underground nuclear test to be viewed as a deterrent for any such invasion.

First of all, I didn't know that the United States was even planning an attack on North Korea, especially since their forces are currently bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan; and secondly, I had no idea that the White House was drawing up plans to invade North Korea, from underground ;) I mean who knows, maybe the time difference makes Kim Jong-il feel a little vulnerable at night, because it means that American soldiers could be up digging while North Koreans are sleeping. Therefore, the only way to ensure that nobody tunnels their way into Pyongyang is by detonating underground nuclear weapons to radiate the soil ;)

While the western media tends to portray Kim Jong-il as an insane dictator, I will give him credit for this... when he says he's going to do something, by golly he actually does it; regardless of the consequences. Albert Einstein once defined "insanity" as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results", which by that definition means the leader of North Korea is the very opposite of "insane". You see, Kim Jong-il does different things over and over again, expecting the same result each time (preservation of his regime).

Now, compare that to someone like George W. Bush, who is still trying to introduce democracy into parts of the Middle East, three years after being flatly refused and you will see that it takes a lot more to be considered "crazy" nowadays than threatening the world with an underground nuclear weapon ;)

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Jack Straw Requests British Muslims To Remove Veils

While I am already suspect of most claims that are made by politicians, I am especially doubtful of those concerning issues of gender, ethnicity and/or religion made from those without any sort of affiliation to them. Even if the intention is a noble one, it seems like whenever a politician begins pontificating outside of their narrow frame of knowledge (which unfortunately is quite often), it only serves to make the situation they're addressing even worse than it was, before they decided to open their mouths in the first place.

So, when I heard that Jack Straw, the leader of the British House of Common had called upon Muslim women in Britain to remove their veils in an effort to improve "community relations", I pretty much knew (even from across the Atlantic) what the response was going to be; which surprises me that such a seasoned veteran as Mr. Straw couldn't have also anticipated the public's reaction to his statement... back when it was still floating around inside his head!

Look, if a politician doesn't know how to solve a particular problem then at the very least they should understand the things that will make it worse. Usually that is enough to encourage them just to remain silent on the subject ;)

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Dennis Hastert Blames Democrats For Mark Foley Scandal

It looked like House Speaker Dennis Hastert was really swinging for the fences, when he accused the Democrats of exploiting the controversy around Mark Foley's resignation for political gains because they didn't have their own "story to tell".

First of all, who would want their own "story" to tell, when the "genre" is inappropriate conduct with a 16 year old boy and its apparent cover-up? Heck, not even if it were written by Tom Clancy do I think Democrats would want to lay claim to that page burner.

Secondly, well duh... Of course they are going to use this to their advantage, as they should. I mean, if the argument being made is that the Democrats should have known (before the Republicans did) that Congressman Mark Foley was a child predator; and should have done something about it sooner, rather than wait until the elections, then it would appear to me that the Republican Party is about as organized as a dormitory's kitchen and as reliable as a short bus driven by the students ;)

Look, if you let other people to do your job for you, then you are either incredibly incompetent or unbelievably brilliant. The difference is in how much you actually rely on those people to help you get by. And there have already been plenty of books and "tell-alls" written in last little while to indicate just where along that spectrum most people believe the Republican party belongs.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Baghdad Police Unit Linked To Sectarian Violence

Well, so much for those reports which claim that Iraqi gunmen are "disguising" themselves as police officers in order to kidnap civilians. As it turns out, those claims may not be entirely accurate...

You see, the fact an entire police unit had to be removed from Baghdad over concerns of its involvement in the ongoing (and increasing) sectarian violence, indicates to me that it may not be the gunmen who are "impersonating" the police officers, but rather the other way around.

It seems to me that the only "disguise" that the Sunni and Shiite militias are wearing is the one that was given to them by the Iraqi government, while under pressure from the United States to reassemble it's shattered police force (that the U.S. had disbanded) as quickly as possible, even if it meant that all the pieces didn't fit together.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Today's Cartoon: North Korea Announces Plans for Nuclear Test

With all discussion being focused on the deceptions and scandals coming out of Washington lately, it's amazing what some countries are willing to do to get some attention.

You know, I find it difficult to understand the logic behind a "nuclear test". I mean, I'm pretty sure that nuclear bombs still do the exact same thing today that they did back in the 1940's and 50's. So, unless North Korea's "test" is to somehow determine whether or not radiation sickness will miraculously take the people's mind off the fact that they're starving, then I really don't think that Pyongyang's priorities are in the right place.

Look, if Kim Jong-il really wants to convince the world that he has a nuclear arsenal, then why doesn't he just parade it down the middle of the capital, like he usually does when he gets a new toy? Is it because he's worried that the precession might hit a pot hole and accidentally wipe the Korean peninsula off the map? Well, if that's the case then he may want to just keep the bubble wrap around the warheads, because that is the most likely scenario if he were to ever decide to use one against another country.

As far as North Korea's "nuclear test" goes; warning the United States by test firing a nuclear weapon on itself is not the kind of "deterrent" that I believe the current administration would understand, especially in this climate of "pre-emptive wars". The White House may mistake North Korea's test for an American assault and immediately order a follow up.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Florida Congressman Mark Foley Resigns Over Email Sex Scandal

Since when did "baby kissing" on the campaign trail, suddenly turn into sending them explicit emails and instant messages instead?

Personally, I think that Republicans are probably more disgusted over the fact that Florida Representative Mark Foley was wasting his efforts on somebody who was too young to vote; otherwise they could have easily dismissed the dirty messages as mere "campaign promises"... Something which politicians have never been known for keeping anyway ;)

What makes this even more disturbing is the fact that Congressman Foley served as the chairman on the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children and even introduced a failed bill to outlaw websites featuring "subjective images" of preteen children. So, it seems that while he presented himself as an outspoken opponent of child abuse; in a sense, what he was actually trying to do was use his position to protect children from people... like himself.

You know, it kind of makes me wonder if the Republican leadership already knew of Foley's "problem" ahead of time and thought he was still the best person for the job, possibly because they thought of him as a sort of "insider". I mean, who would know more about what it takes to protect children than someone from whom the children would need protecting from, right?

If security companies routinely enlist the expertise of criminals to improve their security systems, then perhaps the Republicans thought it would be alright for Congress to enlist the "expertise" of Mr. Foley to help them improve on theirs... However, unlike other security firms, the U.S. Congress is the only one that I can think of where they actually appoint these "consultants" to upper management positions.

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Woodword Book Puts Bush Administration Under Fire

You know, it seems to me that the easiest thing in the world to do right now is write something negative about the Bush Administration and its handling of the war in Iraq, so I'm not going to. Instead I am going to challenge myself by writing something positive about them for a change...

Okay, like because the United State took Saddam Hussein out of power, it will now take Iraq a lot longer than 45 minutes to launch a chemical attack on London. Hmm... Maybe I shouldn't bring up that whole WMD can of worms ;)

Alright then, how about this... President Bush has done more to combat global terrorism than Bill Clinton. Of course, he has also done more to create global terrorism so this may not be the best topic to bring up either.

Uh... The Bush Administration makes people want to learn more about politics, just like Charles Manson makes people want to learn more about... uh, scratch that one too.

I know!... Laura Bush has a lovely smile :) Then again, the first lady is not really part of the administration, unless you're referring to Condoleezza Rice.

Um... Vice President Dick Cheney is extremely focused... But then he also seems to suffer from poor judgment, which tends to cancel it out.

...As Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld has proven himself to be "steadfast" and "resolute", just like everyone else his age; and even more so if they suffer from Alzheimer's... which as far as I know he does not. ...YES! That's it! I did it! :)

Jeez, now I know why political pundits get paid so much ;)

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