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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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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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Monday, 11 July 2011

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

Never forget that Michelle Bachmann is NOT a Christian… like all Sectarians, she deploys Christian verbiage, but it’s with a meaning 180 degrees removed from its usage amongst real Christians (Orthodox, Catholics, Reformation Proddies). These cultists have given Christianity a bad name; it’s time for real Christians to take them to task for it. Just remember, real Christians don’t believe in a “personal Saviour”, nor do we believe in the rightwing fantasies that masquerade as “dogma” amongst Sectarians. You can’t take a group that waffled on President Obama’s birthplace as serious individuals (Franklin Graham gave open support to the birther fanatics). However, you can’t ignore them… they’re lunatics, but they’re dangerous loonies…

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The five percenters want to move your job to a country where they can brutalise and underpay their work force, then, they want to bring their ill-gotten profits back here. Furthermore, they want LOWER taxes on these profits, as they’re “productive people, and they earned them”. The Republican Party applauds this logic. This tells you whom to vote AGAINST in 2012, doesn’t it?

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The “War on Terror” isn’t only an expensive boondoggle in terms of money… it’s killed more than its share of young Americans, to no good purpose. The “terrorists”… they’re not terrorists for the most part, they’re patriotic folks who’re resisting the American invasion of their homelands. They’re GOOD folks, for the most part. Don’t listen to Fox News propaganda

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The Republicans REFUSE to consider tax hikes on their wealthy constituencies… ordinary folks have to pay for the feckless irresponsibility of the five percenters. They partied hearty… now, they want to stick us with the bill. I think that there’s something wrong with that…

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Blame the little guy and make him pay the full cost of it all! We’ve got country club dues to pay, dontcha know!

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Hey, kids! I’ve got a great plan for getting us out of the mess that we’re in… let’s do MORE of what got us into trouble in the first place, and that’ll set things right in a flash! Ayn Rand said so! It’s called “Hindenburg Economics”… oh, the humanity!

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Rupert Murdoch (the moneybags behind Fox News) showed his true colours in the News of the World scandal. He fired 200 people to save the skin of his favourite… and he refused to apologise for his egregious actions. Oh… Mr Murdoch, along with the billionaire Koch brothers, is one of the main sugar daddies of the Tea Party… thought that you might like to know that…

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Don’t blame rank n’ file TSA people for the nasty and invasive methods that they often use… they’re mandated by crackbrained Bush-era senior officials, who fire anyone who doesn’t follow their paranoid and wingnut instructions (they’re called “scripts” in the trade, kids). Don’t forget, GWB founded the Department of Homeland Insecurity, and his appointees laid down its crank ethos… don’t criticise President Obama for their lunacies.

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THIS is the main legacy of GWB and the cabal of rightwingers who ran this country for eight years. If you want more of the same, vote “Republican” in 2012. Attend to what people DO, not what they SAY… after all, if that 95-year-old woman were any good, she’d be one of the affluent effluent… but she wasn’t… so, she was fair game under the Bushie rules. The 235-year-old lost his mind under Bush… not Obama… let’s keep that straight…

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Bring ’em home NOW… young Americans are coming home dead in zinc boxes to line the pockets of the Five Percenters. I note that the Percenters don’t send their sons out to die… they only profit from it all, dontcha know! I weep when I think of the grief of the dead soldiers’ families… I’m angered at the uncaring indifference that sends young men to die in distant foreign parts, for no good cause. The dead of the Afghan and Iraqi Wars will accuse GWB on the last day…

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