Posts tagged "Uncle Sam"

World Wrestling

Thursday, March 27, 2014

International superpowers, like the US and Russia, express the “superiority” of their respective cultures, economies, or systems of government, by using smaller, less-powerful countries, like Iraq and Ukraine, as the venues for gaudy, muscle-flexing sideshows…

Fear and Loathing on Fox News

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fear and Loathing on Fox News

Fox News is an addictive, mind-altering substance, used by its most dedicated viewers to escape reality to a paranoid, fantasy world… Their approach to the news is gonzo journalism’s perverted, evil twin. Instead of using the trappings of fiction to report the truth, Fox uses the trappings of truth to report fiction.

Political Auction Committees

Friday, May 11, 2012

Political Auction Committees

Several weeks ago, I read an article discussing how much Mitt Romney had to spend per vote to win the Republican nomination, as well as the projected influence of Super PACs over the 2012 Presidential Election. The headline alone had me immediately reflecting on how the Presidency, as well as most significant political power, is more often bought than it is earned

Hard-Earned

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hard-Earned

This cartoon, of course, refers to the latest controversy belched forth by perennial conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh, who called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” (and creepily argued that she owed him sex tapes) on his radio program, following her Congressional testimony on the importance of birth control to women’s health…

This is Bat Country!

Friday, September 9, 2011

This is Bat Country!

Following the World Trade Center attacks, we’ve seen an explosion in industries that buy and sell fear: private, for-profit militaries like Blackwater and corporate propaganda bullhorns like Fox News have enjoyed terrific windfalls from such camera-friendly human misery, and they’re clearly more than happy to exploit them…

Fall Street

Saturday, August 13, 2011

God-Man: Year Two Thousand Eleven

I developed this cartoon following the see-sawing stock market earlier in the week. I wanted to do something with the Depression-era cliche of the ruined investor jumping from a building, but since it seemed corporate stocks were bound to weather the debt-ceiling storm better than the average American, I also wanted to show a character symbolizing average Americans bearing most of the burden…

Neo Cons

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Neo Cons

This cartoon compares this blatant economic trickery to the “shell game” or cup-and-ball routine, both of which being sleight-of-hand used for centuries to con desperate or unsuspecting dupes out of money by presenting them with what appears to be a simple gambling game which is in fact impossible to win…

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