Ebola Buddy

Ebola Buddy

October 30, 2014
Now that politicians and pundits are using Ebola to score political points, it seems only natural for Ebola Buddy to be a vice presidential candidate, or at very least a trusted political consultant. (Never mind that thousands are dying in West Africa and you should donate to Doctors Without Border...
Voter Fraud Vigilantes

Voter Fraud Vigilantes

October 30, 2014
What better way to eliminate the infinitesimal amount of voter fraud in the United States than by disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of people? That is basically what the Republican craze of “voter ID” laws will do. These laws will overwhelmingly impact students, minorities and the poor—...
White House Security Breach:  Coming Home

White House Security Breach: Coming Home

October 30, 2014
The recent security breach(es) resulting from Secret Service bungling have kept the cable news cycle churning. While everyone is focusing on fence jumpers and the security of the president, what about the security of the veterans who have fought our wars and brought their mental and physical scars ...
Global Warming, Blah Blah Blah

Global Warming, Blah Blah Blah

October 30, 2014
With another UN climate summit under way, I wish we could all be more excited and hopeful about the results. Besides the fact that all eyes are focused on ISIS right now, there is plenty of pessimism about the latest UN meeting. (You can read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com.) Stay up-to-date wit...
The Beheading Coalition

The Beheading Coalition

October 28, 2014
Now that the United States is forming another military coalition to combat evil in the Middle East, maybe we should pause to take a closer look at the members of this coalition. Sure, ISIS is terrible and does awful things like behead people, but they’ve got nothing on Saudi Arabia, which beheads...
Apple Watch Out

Apple Watch Out

October 28, 2014
Did you hear about the latest product you didn’t know you wanted? Call me a luddite, but I’m beginning to wonder if we need an electronic device with wifi and Bluetooth strapped to every part of our body. All of these fabulous new devices will get us outside more to enjoy life, as long as you s...
The Presidential Painsuit

The Presidential Painsuit

October 27, 2014
If only Obama golfed less, the United States would surely be able to fix things up in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and any other trouble spot in the world. As ISIS was continuing their evil awfulness, people were talking about how Obama golfs too much and wears a suit that isn’t serious enough. Ugh. (R...
Pentagon Hymn, The Shores of Tripoli

Pentagon Hymn, The Shores of Tripoli

October 27, 2014
With the tragic killing of James Foley, it’s more apparent that the Middle East (and beyond) is getting more complex and convoluted. “You’re either with us or against us,” has become all the more laughable now that the United States is on the same side as Iran when it comes to Iraq, and on ...
Post-Racial America Alert

Post-Racial America Alert

October 26, 2014
What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. Wait, scratch that, let's try bringing in a handsome African American highway patrolman who uses a soft touch...
John McCain's Bomb It

John McCain's Bomb It

October 26, 2014
Even though Obama decided we should bomb Iraq and drop some humanitarian supplies to help the Yazidis, it hasn't been enough bombing for John McCain. As usual, he wants more military might 'cause that will, you know, fix everything over in the Middle East. (Read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com.) S...
Camp Do-Nuttin', recess for Congress

Camp Do-Nuttin', recess for Congress

October 26, 2014
Now that members of Congress are taking their summer recess, no meaningful legislation will get passed. In other words, nothing has changed. This Congress, particularly in the House, looks at legislating as something to be done after campaigning, after appearing on cable news shows, after fundrais...
Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames

Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames

August 10, 2014
I updated this video after a week had gone by-- adding about 600 more deaths on the Palestinian side and 10 on the Israeli side. Hopefully, that's the last update for now. There's a tendency in some Gaza reporting to treat both sides as tough, equally-matched adversaries. Israel must stand up to t...
Rick Perry's Operation Strong Candidate

Rick Perry's Operation Strong Candidate

July 28, 2014
With Texas governor Rick Perry's recent announcement that he's sending National Guard troops to the border, campaign season has begun. Is it just a coincidence that he was in Iowa when this news started to break? You can read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com
Climate Deniers: All Washed Up

Climate Deniers: All Washed Up

July 20, 2014
Ogg & Uck are back, this time talking about collapsing ice sheets and sea level rise. As usual, mayhem is headed their way, but they're pretty much just still a couple of arguing cave men. (You can read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com)
Blasty the Drone, To Protect & Swerve

Blasty the Drone, To Protect & Swerve

July 20, 2014
The rise of killer drones abroad continues, as does the rise of fireworks-photographing, beer-delivering drones at home. With a huge variety of uses and a very politicized, lethal start, these robots in the sky promise to be one of the most difficult-to-regulate gadgets in the United States. (You ...
Hobby Lobby's Corporate Commandments

Hobby Lobby's Corporate Commandments

July 07, 2014
Corporations already won the right of free speech and thanks to the Supreme Court, now dump unlimited cash into U.S. elections. Now they've won freedom of religion and the right to selectively follow our laws. Sure, Alito says this "only" applies to matters of contraception and women's h...
Neocon Reunion Tour

Neocon Reunion Tour

July 06, 2014
They're baaack! The neocon buffoons who got us into the mess in Iraq are making the rounds on cable news and other news outlets, playing the part of foreign policy experts once again. These guys should still be hiding under rocks and banned from ever holding forth on any foreign policy matters, le...
Create-Your-Own Caliphate

Create-Your-Own Caliphate

July 06, 2014
It's a good time to be in Iraq, if you're a crazed Muslim zealot bent on creating a caliphate, that is. Iraq is suddenly back on everyone's radar now that ISIS is taking over large chunks of that formerly-occupied nation. ISIS, you know, the guys who were a little too extreme for Al Qaeda. You ca...