Posts filed under 'Comics'

In Which I Have Drawn A Feeble Cartoon

2 comments September 10th, 2011 at 04:38pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

My New Favorite Sport

At last, a sport tailored to my level of athletic ability!

(Comic by Married To The Sea)

2 comments September 3rd, 2011 at 02:12pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Sports

NRA: The Early Years

How it all began:

stick-control

(From Married To The Sea)

February 2nd, 2010 at 06:25pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

Politico To Labor: Why Are You Hitting Yourself?

stop-hitting-yourself

Yes, that’s right, it’s Labor’s fault that EFCA is dead:

Big Labor’s top legislative priority, a bill creating an easier way to organize workers, is essentially dead – and its own members were instrumental in killing it.

The victory of Republican Scott Brown’s in last week’s Massachusetts Senate special election that deprived Democrats of a filibuster-proof majority is not only bad news for health care. It also means that Republicans will be able to block the Employee Free Choice Act from coming to the Senate floor for a vote.

Asked if EFCA was dead for the year, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the bill’s sponsor, hesitated for several seconds, saying, “Well, it’s, it’s, it’s there. But it doesn’t look too good.” He added: “I’m not going to give up on it. I’ll never give up on it.”

For a year, labor leaders kept their bargain with Congressional Democrats and the White House: health care first, then EFCA. The election of Martha Coakley to fill the seat held for decades by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was supposed to be the last step on a long, twisting road toward moving the legislation forward.

Whether their rank-and-file lost patience or simply didn’t realize the stakes, the decision of most union members in Massachusetts to back Brown rather than Coakley helped put the last nail in a legislative effort that was already on life support.

According to the AFL-CIO’s election night survey of Massachusetts voters, 49 percent of union members voted for Brown compared to 46 percent who backed Coakley. That’s even worse than the findings of a Republican election night survey, which found union voters split 49-48 for Brown and Coakley, respectively.

Of course, the principal reason why MA union voters turned on Obama and the Democrats was their abject failure to deliver on any of their promises.  Union leadership may have believed the White House when it strung them along and used the promise of EFCA to extort extract their support (or at least non-opposition) for the terrible Senate healthcare reform bill, but the rank-and-file was apparently paying closer attention to Obama’s track record on progressive initiatives.

Obama and the Democrats were never going to exert any more effort for EFCA than they did for the public option, and MA union voters knew it.

(Graphic by Married To The Sea)

January 27th, 2010 at 07:18am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Labor,Media,Obama,Politics

Future Archaeology Lesson

washington-dc-a-look-back

(From Married To The Sea)

January 19th, 2010 at 07:18am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Politics

Out Of The Mouths Of Comic Book Writers…

So I was reading a Wired writeup of a graphic novel called Luna Park, and this quote from the writer jumped out at me as an excellent summing-up of where we’re at these days:

“I’m utterly depressed about our current political situation,” Baker said. “The Republicans have been completely overtaken by the far right, and turned into one of the great, lunatic parties in American history. The Democrats are completely feckless. President Obama seems to have all but disappeared. And beyond ideology, many of our elected representatives in both parties seem to have simply been bought off.”

(…)

“We’re on the verge of making potentially catastrophic decisions, or continuing our equally catastrophic drift,” Baker said. “The basic element of American optimism — that we can and will adapt to meet any crisis — has been destroyed.”

Nailed it.  Unfortunately.

November 24th, 2009 at 06:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Obama,Politics,Quotes,Republicans

Great Moments In American History

Next Constitution

It’s a shame, but these things happen.

(From Married To The Sea)

October 8th, 2009 at 11:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Constitution,Racism,Sexism,Teh Gay

Obama On The Insurance Industry

Ah, if only he really did have this much of a clue…

health-insurance-industry

(From Superpoop)

August 27th, 2009 at 07:18am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Healthcare,Obama

My Secret Revealed

Tech Support Cheat Sheet
THIS IS EXACTLY RIGHT OMG

(From xkcd)

August 25th, 2009 at 07:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Technology

Embarrassing Moments

I hate it when this happens.

fish-serenade

(From Married To The Sea)

July 9th, 2009 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

Kung Fu Gland

Just a little something I stumbled upon at Stumbleupon:

Kung Fu Gland

I always wondered where my kung fu gland was located.  And whether I even had one.

April 9th, 2009 at 07:58pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Coolness,Science,Weirdness

Behind The Scenes

Raising Taxes

(From Married To The Sea)

April 6th, 2009 at 11:24am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Economy,Republicans

Governors Unclear On The Concept

Unclear

South Carolina’s Mark Sanford:

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag on Monday rejected South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s request to use up to $700 million of his state’s economic stimulus funds to pay down state government debt.

Orszag, responding to a letter Sanford sent to President Barack Obama last week, said the $787 billion stimulus bill Obama signed into law last month doesn’t allow governors to use money intended for other purposes to instead make debt payments.

Um, dude, it’s not a stimulus if you don’t spend it.

March 17th, 2009 at 07:10am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Economy,Republicans

Hooray For Statistics!

Correlation

(From xkcd)

March 10th, 2009 at 11:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

Monday Media Blogging

What if Watchmen was a Saturday morning cartoon?

YouTube Preview Image

This is possibly only brilliant if you’ve read the comic or seen the movie.  But if you have, it’s really, really brilliant.

(h/t shadowy and mysterious Codename V.)

March 9th, 2009 at 05:45pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Monday Media Blogging

Wall Street To The Rescue!

Don't worry, I'm coming!

(From Married To The Sea)

March 7th, 2009 at 04:04pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Corruption/Cronyism,Economy

It’s Not A Total Loss

Bingo!

(From Married To The Sea)

March 4th, 2009 at 11:27am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Economy

I Should Have Nothing To Worry About, Then…

subject-to-scowling

(From Married To The Sea)

January 22nd, 2009 at 11:21am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

The Republican Party In A Nutshell

Republican Gin Rummy:

Republican Gin Rummy

(From Married To The Sea)

January 10th, 2009 at 07:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Republicans

But Does Obama Have The Proportionate Progressiveness Of A Spider?

Well, this is cool but somewhat bizarre…

Inspired by the revelation that the incoming president collected the super hero’s comics as a kid, Marvel Comics is drawing the world’s most famous fanboy into the next issue of “Amazing Spider-Man,” on sale next Wednesday.

“When we read that we thought, ‘Oh my God the future Commander-in-chief is actually the future nerd-in-chief,’” said Joe Quesada, Marvel’s top editor.

“With a geek in the White House, we just had to give him a shout back. It’s just the coolest thing ever.”

In the 5-page tongue-in-cheek story, Obama’s Inauguration is interrupted by the appearance of a second Obama – who is likely one of Spider-Man’s nefarious arch-enemies.

Spider-Man makes Obama and his doppelganger play basketball to figure out which one is real (or possibly just for his own amusement), and exchanges a terrorist fist-bump with the president-elect as the impostor is led away.  I especially liked the panel in the USA Today photo gallery where Spidey says, “I think Biden’s still mad I confused him for the Vulture on the train that one time.”

Needless to say, this all proves that Marvel and Spider-Man are objectively pro-terrorist.  Or pro-Nazi.  Or something.

Hey, Quesada says he would have put McCain in the comic (presumably without the Spider-mandated pickup basketball game) if the Maverick were a Spider-Man fan – it’s not his fault McCain’s a terrible candidate and a Batman fan. Perhaps if McCain had won, Batman could have used a piloting and skirt-chasing contest to identify the President-Elect’s evil twin.  McCain would then call Batman “My friend,” only to be rebuffed with “I have no friends,” or something similarly grim.  Of course, DC would have to bring him back to life first.  Batman, I mean.

January 9th, 2009 at 07:47am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Coolness,Democrats,Obama,Weirdness

The Lighter Side Of Blago

Can I sit in your seat?

(Image by Superpoop)

December 26th, 2008 at 08:43pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Corruption/Cronyism

Cartoon Of The Day

Tony Auth:

The Light

December 21st, 2008 at 03:30pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Religion,Republicans,Teh Gay

Do Cat Pictures Count?

This actually would be pretty awesome…

I have some pretty funky MP3s, too…

December 3rd, 2008 at 07:21am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

For The Mac Fans

This oughta cut you down a peg or two:

Hah!  Take THAT!

(From Married To The Sea)

2 comments November 25th, 2008 at 11:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

Arguing With Fundies

Yeah.  It’s a lot like that.

(From Married To The Sea)

November 23rd, 2008 at 08:51pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

Post-Election Cartoon

This is great:

Don’t forget to hover over the comic for bonus joke – although it helps if you know what FiveThirtyEight.com is…

(From xkcd)

1 comment November 5th, 2008 at 11:11am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Elections

Reassurance

Nothing to worry about, you see:

(From Married To The Sea)

October 25th, 2008 at 05:37pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Comics,Economy

Laptops Are Weird

This is so true…

(Comic by xkcd)

October 17th, 2008 at 11:11am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Comics,Technology

Editorial Cartoons I’d Like To See

I probably won’t get as lucky as I did with the “Not So Fast, Ace” cartoon, but there are a couple of other ideas I would love to see take shape:

One would be something like a tiny McCain and Palin clinging for dear life to a giant snorting bull (labelled “Republican Base”) and bragging that they’re going to ride it to victory.  There would be a finish line off in the distance, and hoofprints showing that the bull has been stomping around in circles.

The other would be McCain in a tattered Navy uniform, with a Dubya-headed albatross (labelled “19% Approval Rating”) hanging around his neck emanating wavy stink lines, and the caption, “It is an ancient mariner, and he stoppeth one of five…”

How about it?  Anyone with skills want to help me out?  Or know someone who does?

October 12th, 2008 at 07:46pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Elections,McCain,Palin,Politics,Republicans

How It All Began II

Can you prove it didn’t happen?

(From Married To The Sea)

October 8th, 2008 at 08:15pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics

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