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Saturday, 13 August 2011

13 August 2011. Politics Thorough a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

The Tea Party deficit hawks are going to drag the country down, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz said so, and he’s right. He grew up in gritty Gary IN, not in wooded and bucolic suburbia (like some I could mention, both religious and secular, but I won’t). He predicts that to slash spending without raising taxes would lead to massive job losses… I fear that he’s right…

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It’s become obvious that the Republican Party doesn’t care how many people are thrown out of work and suffer, so long as they can defeat Barack Obama next year… or so they think…

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Tea Party math… Less Government = More Money for their Wealthy Backers… any questions?

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Rick Perry‘s religious posturing is blasphemous, in the strictest sense of the word. NO TRUE CHRISTIAN CAN VOTE FOR SUCH IMPIETY… full stop. You can have Christ or you can have Jayzuss… the Saviour of the World or the God of American Exceptionalism… do choose carefully…

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Rupert Murdoch = Fox News = the Tea Party = the Free Market = Slavery for You and Yours… that’s quite clear, isn’t it? You CAN avert it…

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Do you REALLY want a GWB clone in the Oval Office? I didn’t think so…

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The individual ‘baggers aren’t very bright… their leaders have hoodwinked them and they’re leadin’ ’em by the (long) nose. However, NEVER turn your back on any of them… you’ll regret it if you do…

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Their 401k’s tanked… poor babies! Didn’t they tell us that private enterprise was going to give all us perfect retirements? God laughs…

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BILLIONS for bombs… peanuts for relief… Compassion… the Tea Party Way…

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The Five Percenters gave you a measly 1 percent raise last year (if you kept your job, that is)… they gave themselves a 23 percent increase… that’s called “class warfare” and “redistribution of income”… and the working class is losing the war…

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S&P gave junk investments (such as Enron) AAA ratings… it made a 2 trillion USD (58.3 trillion Roubles. 1.4 trillion Euros. 1.25 trillion UK Pounds) error in its calculations of the US debt… we’re supposed to take its “downgrade” of the US credit rating seriously?

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The Five Percenters party hearty = the Working Class pays all the bills = The World According to Rush and the Tea Party

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An aside to all Orthodox Christians out there… Paffhausen sucked up to the First Profit of the Mormons… the Mormons won’t condemn polygamy unreservedly… I believe that his moralistic bleats are rather unconvincing, no? Birds of a feather DO flock together…

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Paul Ryan is a fanatic devotee of Ayn Rand… he believes that might makes right and that the “race belongs to the swiftest”… I think that his pretensions of being a Catholic are hypocritical and false in consequence…

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A single cruise missile (with all its ancillaries) costs 1.5 million USD (43.8 million Roubles. 1.05 million Euros. 920,000 UK Pounds)… a schoolteacher in New York State earned 67,000 USD (1.96 million Roubles. 47,000 Euros. 41,100 UK Pounds) in 2009, that’s a little over 22 years of paychecks… and the US fired off 124 of those things in just the first days of the war. Another way of putting it is that it would have paid the salaries of 2,776 teachers for a whole year. The Tea Party has BILLIONS for bombs… none for teachers… that tells you their priorities… and they DON’T favour you…

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

20 July 2011. It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over… Striking Greek Cabbies Block Parliament Entrance

Them Greeks ain’t givin’ up! The transnational Five Percenters think that they’ve got the Greeks over a barrel… they’d best think again. One of these days, the Greek coppers are going to throw up their hands, put down their clubs, and say, “Enough!” They’ll join the protesters just as the Egyptian John Law types did. What are the Ayn Rand fanatics to do then? Send in US troops to brutalise the Greeks? Ponder this… there’s no money for Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and schools… but there’s BILLIONS (three current wars, and a fourth “in the oven”) for attacking weaker countries to impose the will of the Corporatist oligarchs. Think on that deeply… that’s the platform of the New GOP, kids… Ike warned us about the Military Industrial Complex… Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, Walker, Priebus, Palin, and Bachmann all embrace it. The New GOP isn’t about cutting costs… it’s about sending the sons of poor families to die in foreign parts for the enrichment of the Five Percenters. The next time that you pass a McMansion, think on that…

BMD

Friday, 15 July 2011

15 July 2011. Politics Through the a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Despite their loud posturing, the ‘baggers are just as corrupt as the people they replaced. There’s one difference, though… the ‘baggers are dead-set against any tax hike for the rich. Their solution for the woes of the country is to lower taxes on the rich, raise taxes on wage-earners, keep all “corporate welfare” and loopholes (and even extend them further), and slash social spending to the point of ineffectualness. They’re fanatic and crackbrained disciples of Ayn RandPaul Ryan said so openly. You know what to do next November…

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This is overblown… American cosmonauts are going to continue to go into space… on  board Russian Soyuz craft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome! I wonder… are the American cosmonauts (the guys, anyway) going to join their Russian colleagues in their pre-flight ritual of piddlin’ on the rear tyre of the bus? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

This result is what happened to the USA after 30 years of Neoliberal Laissez-faire “deregulation” excess. It’s time to end the Reaganite insanity… it’s time to return to the Social Market of the New Deal. The greed of the propertied classes brought on the current Great Recession… they REFUSE to shoulder ANY of the burden… their New Republican mouthpieces say so. They DO mean what they say, kids… but we can vote them out, and why don’t we?

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Eric Cantor, Michelle Bachmann, Lil’ Mizz Sarah, Rush the Mouth, and Paul Ryan all manically scream that the rich won’t shoulder any of the pain of the current economic crisis if they’ve anything to say about it… and they’re serious about that, kids! It’s time to roll up the discussion and roll up our sleeves! Wanna rumble? We outnumber ya 99 to 1… I’m handing out the AKs and machetes at the back door (for self-defence purposes only, ya unnerstan’)…

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Did the News of the World scandal dry up Rupert’s supply of “good luck?” Was it “a bridge too far” for him? I don’t know, but I do know that his high-handed dismissal of its entire staff in order to protect his pampered favourite pet upset the whole megillah… it was a “Jenga” moment… it looks as though his “empire” is finally good and done for. Neoliberalism’s in its spasmodic death throes… don’t forget, Murdoch was the Göbbels of that extreme rightwing ideology. Is it surprising that his media fiefdom is collapsing as the Gibichung Hall of Laissez-faire Corporatism totters with each new “emergency?”

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The ‘baggers are determined to shut down the government at the behest of their oligarch paymasters. Millions will have their government cheques stopped… hmm… most of the supporters of the ‘baggers are old age pensioners dependent on Social Security benefits (polls say so). If the ‘baggers are stupid enough to reject a compromise, they’ll hurt their supporters in their bank accounts. That’s NEVER a wise move, kids… doesn’t it give you a hint that the New Republicans are ignorant and reckless braggarts? Well, if they do so, they’ll find out that the majority of Americans support the Social Market… NOT Oligarchic Despotism!

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There’s a GOLDEN lining to all of this Sturm und Drang… the New Republicans are showing their true colours, and that means that most of the country will reject them. White Sectarians will still embrace them enthusiastically (that means that the New Republicans will win the American Southeast easily), for the New Republicans and American Radical Sectarianism share a similar radical, narcissistic, and anarchistic vision of society. Yes… they’re radical, narcissistic (“Jayzuss is my PERSONAL saviour”), and anarchistic. They wish a world of no government or societal regulation on greed and cupidity, where individuals are “free” to prey on others without limit, where the government reduces its role to being a toothless and whiny whore for the overclass. Do think on that…

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

7 July 2011. Here’s the World of Rightwing Fantasy… God or Mammon, Whaddaya Want?

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THIS is what the present-day US Republican Party advocates… a dog-eat-dog, amoral, anti-Christian, and Mammon-worshipping hell on earth. You aren’t forced to vote for it… indeed, you have a moral obligation to vote AGAINST it. You may not be able to vote for positive good… but you’ll be able to cast a ballot against unrefined and pure greed and evil. You can have Christ or you can have Jayzuss… the Dollar or God… justice or “I’ve earned it”… it’s your choice… do take a care and choose well.

Here’s an aside to Orthodox people… His Holiness does NOT support Neoliberal excess (he’s called the Free Market system a fraud)… Paffhausen, Potapov, Kishkovsky, Rod Dreher, Freddie M-G, and all too many konvertsy do support such rightwing fantasies… you can follow His Holiness and Christ… or, you can follow those who’ve confused Christ and their material well-being. Shall you worship God or Mammon… the age-old question… how shall YOU answer it? For no man can serve two masters… your eternal destiny DOES depend on how you reply… take your time.

BMD 

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