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I was always so surprised that the Republicans never used Osama bin Laden as a political tool. Just think of all the resource wars they could have started, all of the civil liberties they could have constrained, all of the money that could have been drained out of the Treasury just by positing the spectre of another 9-11.

What could they have been thinking?


mallard fillmoreI created the J.F. Kannardy character early in 2011 as a not-even-remotely-subtle parody of the absurdly right-wing, undeservedly smug, Mallard Fillmore comic. Every Sunday I'd open the comics section of my local newspaper and cringe at the ludicrous Straw Man argument its creator, Bruce Tinsley, managed to cough up between episodes of public drunkeness.

I always intended to use Kannardy again but it's pretty clear that MF is such a fringe comic that very few people even understand the reference.

That being said, I'm repurposing the original artwork today, though changing the message, because I'm frantically juggling three Flash-animation assignments and I barely have time to even fire-bomb my local churches. Woe is me.



Notes, Notes, and More Notes.

War On Terror: The Bush administration allowed Bin Laden to escape at Tora Bora in 2001. Yes, they did.

Employment: The 10 States and 10 Jobs With the Most Low-Wage Workers.

Sleaze: Republican Senator Scott Brown voted against the president's new health care plan, but that didn't stop him from using one of the plan's benefits and putting his daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Way to stick to your guns, senator.

Science Nerdgasm: The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun on June 5th and 6th. This will not happen again until 2117. Don't miss it!

Heresy: The "Fuck Off, Jesus!" collection.

Humor: "Do you know the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Pit bulls taste delicious." - Barack Obama


And now our Gráfico del Día: A choice selection from the Notes section, above: Where Povery Works.

where poverty works

Larger version here.

Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation5-2-2012: The House is in recess until 5-7-2012. No jobs will be created.

Click here for the 2011-2012 list of "Republican Job Creation".


Fox News Lies. Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies! Would Fox News hosts really lie their asses off about the president's economic record? Why, yes. Yes, they would.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Oh, nooooo! Republicans never politicize terror.

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Today's Google Chow.

J.F. Kannardy, the Lovable Lefty.

Republicans say they would never have politicized the killing of Osama bin Laden.

After all, it’s much more profitable to politicize a boogie-man if you keep him alive.