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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

All Tweet, No Action

Never let it be said that The Donald can't go any lower, as we saw with his attempt to cyber-bully, i.e., troll, John Lewis, a man who came within an inch of his life fighting for what he believed in. And what has The Donald done to make the world a better, more just place? Wait for it...

...still waiting?

...are you ready for it?

...here it is...

0.

You might think that it was being elected president of the United States gives The Donald free license to let any and all kinds of racist filth to spew from his pie hole, but it's really just another example of white entitlement, although having the power of the presidency tends to amplify it just a bit. And then his cowardly, soulless minion, Mike Pence, has the audacity to whitesplain The Donald's actions by saying that he has a right to defend himself. True, sir, but not with language that is beneath the office he will soon hold and that is certainly beneath anyone who hopes to serve in the public sector in any capacity. Pence ought to go back to Indiana, birthplace of the KKK, where he can live out his twisted. hate-filled mutation of Christianity, safely out of the corridors of power where he's likely to make even more people miserable.


Pussy Riot

After reading the NY Times piece on white women who voted For Trump, I had to ink this 'toon. I mean, seriously? You don't have to be a misogynistic Archie Bunker type to realize that these women have some serious issues. So let me get this straight, ladies. You're standin' by your man just so he can actualize the racist, xenophobic crap that has been rotting for however long inside your pea-sized brain? I encourage y'all to read this article, because you cannot make this up.

I'm going to stop before I say something I'm going to regret, and I guess it's only reasonable that women have every right to be idiots as much as men, but really? This is how much you respect yourself? You support this man who made no bones about his sexual predatory proclivities? Well, good luck with all that...like the political scientists say: you deserve the sexual predator you elect.

So I guess it's only fair that Trump get a taste of his own medicine, and who better to administer it than his man crush boo-sky, Vladimir Putin. Barring that, I wouldn't be surprised if The Donald asks Melania to dress up as Putin and then commit unspeakable acts. I mean that's what she was paid to do in the past, right? Isn't that how she put herself through university to get the degree she never actually earned? Oh, Lord, there I went ahead and did it...but I can't say that I really regret it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

No...You're the Puppet

Happy New Year...I guess.

So, where to start? It turns out that our sexual predator-elect has got a real man crush on Vlady Putin. It would be endearing if it weren't so dangerous, since one of these two bromance partners wants to turn the world inside out and rule it with an iron fist, and the other one...wants to turn the world inside out and rule it with an iron fist.

Okay, let me try again. We'll clearly never be able to go beyond suspicion and innuendo about what's really behind Trump's warped infatuation with Putin and his little big man authoritarian governing style until the Donald releases his tax returns. Unfortunately, with the Replutocrats in power there are no real checks and no one with any real authority willing to use them to exact some accountability for this shameless trampling of political norms.

So unless the Democratic Party decides to unshackle itself from its own unsavory relationship with the country's financial elite, show some intestinal fortitude and reclaim its mantle as the protector of the vulnerable and marginalized, I'm afraid we're in for at least a four-year slide into becoming Banana Republic with Putin as the Banana-in-Chief and Trump as the chief banana picker, packer...or whatever.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Our new Grabber-In-Chief



I'm baaaaaaaaaack...I know, I know, I know. It's been way too long, and with so much great material out there for political cartoons...what the heck was I thinking? Well, what I'm thinking is that I'm now in need of breaking out of my sense of denial. Die Trumper is now our new president, and the rich and powerful are all now appealing to us to give him a chance to prove that he can be a real uniter, someone who will heal the wounds he inflicted during his hate-filled presidential campaign. That might be a bit difficult given his natural proclivities to, among other things, prey on women, verbally body slam anyone with a dissenting opinion, and reinforce just about every vicious racial, ethnic and religious stereotype about anyone who doesn't look like him.

For those who voted for him with all the best intentions - as in we need change and need to throw out the political elites who have taken us all for granted - all I can say is you're in for a rude awakening. You've been had, duped, conned, bamboozled. Now you'll have four years worth of opportunities to get that change you said you really wanted, because this man has always always been and will always be about satisfying his bottomless pit of self-seeking, narcissistic gratification. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. Meanwhile, you're all always welcome here to have a laugh.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

R.I.P., Freddie Gray

Living and working in Baltimore over the past 6 years, I have really come to enjoy the city - the people and the place. I enjoy the strong sense of community my multiracial neighborhood gives me with some households having been there across multiple generations.

Freddie Gray's brutal death at the hands of the police reminded me of how tenuous that harmony can be. I have seen what many commentators have already expressed: the social fabric of Baltimore was already thin, frayed from a long history of injustice and never really mended in a meaningful way.

This injustice stems from the political and wealth elites' dual economy model, which separates the haves from the have nots into two separate and unequal communities. This model, intentional or not, is racist at its core. It systematically excludes the majority of city residents from equitable access to economic opportunities, public resources and political decision-making, making a mockery of any pretense of a "free market" or democracy.

It is no surprise then to see how many in this city responded to Freddie Gray's tragic death, because it came on top of any number of other similar incidents, many of which they or their families have experienced directly. We need a more intentional effort to restore bonds between all people in this city, across racial and class lines. It is only when we recognize that our individual well-being is connected an interdependent with that of our fellows that we'll maybe then be able to enjoy a just peace.


Shake it, Bubba. Don't break it.

I may be posting this a bit late with recent events in Baltimore having rightly knocked this issue out of the news cycle, but I don't really want to let the Clintons off the hook all the same. Here is yet another example of their political corruption played at a very high, consequential level while still trying to claim they are being transparent and up front with sordid, inner operations of their family foundation.

The only thing transparent about how this family operates is its naked ambition to obtain and consolidate power, which makes them no better or worse than most of their fellow politicians. That's fine. Just please don't make me swallow any more nonsense about some higher calling that motivates their actions. I don't know what makes me want retch more - the hypocrisy or the image of Bill in hot pants. Better bring me a bucket...I think I'm going to be sick.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Bibi Walks This Way

Yikes and Double Yikes!!! It's been more than a year and a half since my last graphic tirade. But injustice has a way of firing me up so that I'm ready to go...cartoon! Sadly it's my wacky cousins out there in Israel who are raising my ire, and one little noodnik in particular - Bibi Netanyahu. His scorched earth tactics in the recent Israeli elections are a nice companion to his land grabbing ways when it comes to his utter disrespect for the Oslo accords. He's a thug, pure and simple, without an ethical bone in his body, which is why it means nothing to him to break a few Palestinian kneecaps and vertebrae just so that he can cling to power. Move over Steve Tyler, here comes Bibi...