Cartoons

06May

Pam Geller’s Islamification

 There are only so many ways you can say, “shooting cartoonists is wrong and free speech is great.”  Feel free to check out my previous responses to cartoonists being attacked or Muhammad cartoons being drawn.  When I heard about the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, I was curious about who would organize such a “festival.”  (Having organized a cartoon festival myself, I think you can hardly call a two-hour meeting a “festival,” but I digress.)

When I heard that Pamela Geller was behind the contest, a faint bell rang in my head.  Oh yeah, she is that woman who was so rabidly against the “Ground Zero Mosque,” which was neither a mosque nor at Ground Zero.  Since then, Geller has built her own cottage industry of appearing on cable news, building a profitable website and having her organization classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  She’s been busy, to say the least.

Pam Geller and her American Freedom Defense Initiative crew are anti-Islamic idiots who deserve to be criticized.  They don’t deserve to get shot and neither do the similarly idiotic cartoonists who participated in the Draw Muhammad contest (and the poor security guard working the event definitely doesn’t deserve to get shot).  Remember, just because you support free speech doesn’t mean you have to agree with the content of the wonderful/awful/racist/inclusive speech.  Enjoy the cartoon and feel free to add your very own free speech in the comments or when you post it on Facebook!

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29April

Commander-in-Drone

Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “near certainty” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and signature strikes would basically end?  Turns out that’s not quite true.  There were some pretty huge asterisks that were attached to his proclamation.
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22April

Death & Destruction, Inc.

Now that the defense industry in the United States has taken a bit of a budgeting hit at home, they’re getting more aggressive overseas.  Defense contractors are opening satellite offices and selling arms as fast as they can into the chaos of the Middle East.  

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15April

Candidate Kit

It’s that time again, when people delve into a presidential candidate’s eating habits, transportation habits and hair styles. Never mind the policies, now is the time to talk about the nothingness of the very early stages of the campaign.
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08April

Three-eyed Billy Embraces the Apocalypse

What’s the new frontier in scientific denial?  Earthquake denial!  First, fossil fuels help change the atmosphere, now they’re causing earthquakes.  It’s official, this isn’t just some crackpot conspiracy theory designed to undermine the oil industry.  The USGS and loads of scientists confirm that the industry practice of injecting oil and gas wastewater deep underground is causing earthquakes.

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