Jun 04

Been a while since I’ve seen any cartoons from Terry Wise. Wonder if he retired, too lazy to investigate.

I’m probably not going to feature any cartoons related to the Sergeant Bergdahl story. There have been a few parroting the right-wing talking point that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter/traitor, but most have been going after Obama for negotiating a trade for him. (Branco made one hitting both points.)

And I don’t have anything much to say about this story. I don’t know all the details, but the way the Right is eager to play up his capture as desertion just so they can hammer Obama over his release is disgusting. And as others have said, if Obama hadn’t secured his release Republicans would be saying he left an American soldier in enemy hands. It’s political opportunism either way.

Not an editorial cartoon, not at all shitty. I love Invisible Bread, it’s become one of my favorite strips.

Not an editorial cartoon, not at all shitty. I love Invisible Bread, it’s become one of my favorite strips.

Jun 02

Uh… in death, Maya Angelou tweeted some hashtags? I guess. What the fuck are you saying?
It’s like he’s trying to say ‘I’m aware things are happening, I just don’t understand them.’

Uh… in death, Maya Angelou tweeted some hashtags? I guess. What the fuck are you saying?

It’s like he’s trying to say ‘I’m aware things are happening, I just don’t understand them.’

May 30

Open question for the ladies

I’ve never had any issue with a married woman keeping her own name or hyphenating hers and her husband’s, but something has occurred to me recently: if you decide to not take your husband’s name, you’re still keeping your father’s*. You’re still bearing a man’s name.

Is that really better? At least taking or incorporating your husband’s name represents the relationship you’re choosing to enter, rather than the one you’re born into.

I assume I’m missing something here, and there’s probably not just one answer. But does anyone have a response, even if it’s just your own personal one?

*Statistically. I know the numbers here will change as time goes on and more couples keep two names, but right now most women get their family name from their father and their father alone.

May 29

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Try what now?

Try what now?

A good cartoon, and Darrin Bell is a good cartoonist. Candorville is worth reading if you aren’t.

A good cartoon, and Darrin Bell is a good cartoonist. Candorville is worth reading if you aren’t.

I could swear I’ve seen this cartoon before. I see the current date in the bottom corner, but I know I’ve seen this before.
I would say ‘Maybe it’s because these mass shootings are all blending together,’ but what’s jumping out at me about this one is that the dismissive ‘The shooter was mentally unstable’ line we keep hearing undermines the specific issue of what set the shooter off: that he wasn’t given the sex and romance he felt entitled to by our society.
That is a pretty big issue that should be getting more attention, and I hate that it’s being swept under the ‘mental illness’ rug the same way America’s gun culture always is after a mass shooting (Something I’ve wanted to ask recently: why does the responsibility of owning/handling a gun never get proper attention in media or news reports about guns? Why are they treated as a combination toy and symbol of freedom?).
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(And why does this kid want fame in a society he hates? I know, I know, trying to make sense of an ‘It’s the media’s fault’ strawman is pointless.)

I could swear I’ve seen this cartoon before. I see the current date in the bottom corner, but I know I’ve seen this before.

I would say ‘Maybe it’s because these mass shootings are all blending together,’ but what’s jumping out at me about this one is that the dismissive ‘The shooter was mentally unstable’ line we keep hearing undermines the specific issue of what set the shooter off: that he wasn’t given the sex and romance he felt entitled to by our society.

That is a pretty big issue that should be getting more attention, and I hate that it’s being swept under the ‘mental illness’ rug the same way America’s gun culture always is after a mass shooting (Something I’ve wanted to ask recently: why does the responsibility of owning/handling a gun never get proper attention in media or news reports about guns? Why are they treated as a combination toy and symbol of freedom?).

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(And why does this kid want fame in a society he hates? I know, I know, trying to make sense of an ‘It’s the media’s fault’ strawman is pointless.)

Oh, that poor racial epithet. Can’t those mean Dems just leave our history of genocide in peace?

Oh, that poor racial epithet. Can’t those mean Dems just leave our history of genocide in peace?

davidessman:

same obit cartoons
Nate Beeler

Rick McKee

Bill Day

Bob Englehart

The only true escape from the cage of institutional racism is death.
A depressing group of cartoons.

davidessman:

same obit cartoons

Nate Beeler

Rick McKee

Bill Day

Bob Englehart

The only true escape from the cage of institutional racism is death.

A depressing group of cartoons.