Apr 11

Mental health is a knife that’s going to kill America.
Good job fumbling such a simple idea, Milt.

Mental health is a knife that’s going to kill America.

Good job fumbling such a simple idea, Milt.

Apr 09

Obama’s record will help a bright new future to blossom and flourish.
A good cartoon.

Obama’s record will help a bright new future to blossom and flourish.

A good cartoon.

What a very odd thing to reference in an obituary. Does Priggee have some sort of bone to pick with Rooney? “Fuck you for Breakfast at Tiffany’s”?
(Also, Rooney was born in 1920.)

What a very odd thing to reference in an obituary. Does Priggee have some sort of bone to pick with Rooney? “Fuck you for Breakfast at Tiffany’s”?

(Also, Rooney was born in 1920.)

Apr 08

Mickey Rooney's dead -

davidessman:

davidessman:

secotm:

Will there be obit cartoons? I’m genuinely curious about this (not very curious, but curious nonetheless). On the one hand he was famous decades ago, but not so much today. Obit cartoons are an easy out for cartoonists, something to be dashed off in less than an…

perhaps more will surface tomorrow.

Dave Granlund with a short joke?

Now I’m wondering if people had some ready to go and they just had to add the ‘2014’ to it.

Apr 07

Republicans see themselves as normal but paint themselves as kooks?
Bill, how could you mess up such a simple premise?

Republicans see themselves as normal but paint themselves as kooks?

Bill, how could you mess up such a simple premise?

Mickey Rooney’s dead

davidessman:

secotm:

Will there be obit cartoons? I’m genuinely curious about this (not very curious, but curious nonetheless). On the one hand he was famous decades ago, but not so much today. Obit cartoons are an easy out for cartoonists, something to be dashed off in less than an hour. But will any editors send them back, saying “No one knows who Rooney was”?

I think I think more about this business than actual editorial cartoonists.

jiminy jillikers!

I legitimately think that’s the only thing most people in Gen X, Y, whatever know Mickey Rooney for. That and maybe Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Hence my curiosity about cartoons about him. Maybe some where he’s with Judy Garland for the older crowd? The people who actually read newspapers?

Mickey Rooney’s dead

Will there be obit cartoons? I’m genuinely curious about this (not very curious, but curious nonetheless). On the one hand he was famous decades ago, but not so much today. Obit cartoons are an easy out for cartoonists, something to be dashed off in less than an hour. But will any editors send them back, saying “No one knows who Rooney was”?

I think I think more about this business than actual editorial cartoonists.

Apr 06

Enough about guns, let’s talk about belly buttons

If there are any creationists reading this, and you buy into the Omphalos hypothesis (that not only did God create the universe 6,000 years ago but made it look older than it is), can you explain why Adam and Eve would need belly buttons? The hypothesis takes its name from the Greek word for ‘navel,’ so that’s one of the crucial bits of it.

But why were the navels needed in the first place? I’m less curious about the idea of an all-loving creator who feels the need to lie to his creation than I am the need for belly buttons.

It’s always the cartoons about guns that get me a lot of reblogs from conservatives arguing with me, which then get a ton of likes from other conservatives. Nowhere near as much on abortion or economic policies or anything else, near as I can figure. Just guns.

Because this is Tumblr - where emotions reign supreme - I’m wondering if gun advocates are just that much more emotional than, say, pro-lifers. Except that doesn’t quite make sense because the pro-life side is all about emotional appeals. Maybe pro-lifers aren’t as prevalent on Tumblr? Or maybe they keep missing all my abortion related posts while gun advocates, for whatever reason, never miss my gun-related ones.

armedplatypus:

secotm:

If the problem is a gun the solution is more guns!
I’m trying to think, is there any other issue where the solution is more of the problem? Also, scroll down to the bottom of this article.

secotm… Did you not even pay attention to that comic?
How can you agree with disarming soldiers on their own home turf when it has been proven twice now to only leave them defenseless and open to attacks?
I read that article and nothing in it makes a damn bit of sense… 
I live on a military base
I know what it’s like
I’m fucking defenseless.
And yet i’m the best shot with a pistol in my company and top 10 in the battalion.
HOW can you agree with disarming someone like me?

Emphasis mine, because twice. Two times. That’s your cause for fear? There are how many hundreds of military bases in the US? Not overseas, not in territories we’re occupying, but on US soil where logically there is minimal threat of attack.
I’ve lived on a military base on US soil. I know what it’s like. I wasn’t living in fear of a crazed gunman coming for me, I wasn’t worried about being defenseless.
Which raises the point of the fact that this was not a sane man, but even if he was the article I linked to (which apparently you didn’t understand) said that mass shooters don’t pick gun-free zones for being gun-free and only 15% of mass shootings take place in those areas. The Fort Hood shooter (this second one) picked the location for reasons other than the question of whether his intended victims may be armed or not.
And also the article mentioned that the fantasy of an armed civilian stopping a mass shooter doesn’t align with reality. It’s the police and other law enforcement officers who usually stop them, and a civilian getting involved would only make things worse.
But here I am trying to make a rational argument when you’re clearly emotionally distraught and not thinking straight, afraid that I’m out to disarm everyone despite the clear and present danger of mass shooters we all face on a daily basis (even though as the number of mass shootings has gone up (and the perception of them has skyrocketed thanks to constant media coverage) violent crime has been falling for a couple decades and the world is not as terrifying as you think it is).
Hey, if you want to live in fear go right ahead.

armedplatypus:

secotm:

If the problem is a gun the solution is more guns!

I’m trying to think, is there any other issue where the solution is more of the problem? Also, scroll down to the bottom of this article.

secotm… Did you not even pay attention to that comic?

How can you agree with disarming soldiers on their own home turf when it has been proven twice now to only leave them defenseless and open to attacks?

I read that article and nothing in it makes a damn bit of sense… 

I live on a military base

I know what it’s like

I’m fucking defenseless.

And yet i’m the best shot with a pistol in my company and top 10 in the battalion.

HOW can you agree with disarming someone like me?

Emphasis mine, because twice. Two times. That’s your cause for fear? There are how many hundreds of military bases in the US? Not overseas, not in territories we’re occupying, but on US soil where logically there is minimal threat of attack.

I’ve lived on a military base on US soil. I know what it’s like. I wasn’t living in fear of a crazed gunman coming for me, I wasn’t worried about being defenseless.

Which raises the point of the fact that this was not a sane man, but even if he was the article I linked to (which apparently you didn’t understand) said that mass shooters don’t pick gun-free zones for being gun-free and only 15% of mass shootings take place in those areas. The Fort Hood shooter (this second one) picked the location for reasons other than the question of whether his intended victims may be armed or not.

And also the article mentioned that the fantasy of an armed civilian stopping a mass shooter doesn’t align with reality. It’s the police and other law enforcement officers who usually stop them, and a civilian getting involved would only make things worse.

But here I am trying to make a rational argument when you’re clearly emotionally distraught and not thinking straight, afraid that I’m out to disarm everyone despite the clear and present danger of mass shooters we all face on a daily basis (even though as the number of mass shootings has gone up (and the perception of them has skyrocketed thanks to constant media coverage) violent crime has been falling for a couple decades and the world is not as terrifying as you think it is).

Hey, if you want to live in fear go right ahead.