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« on: August 09, 2011, 12:18:02 PM »
Join the winner of the 2009 Nobel "Iron Chef" Prize on a culinary review of three years of the Hope'n'Change Administration. Bon Appetit!

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 06:31:40 PM »
http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1014

If the news of Wall Street stooge Barack Obama voicing his mealy-mouthed, tepid “support” for Occupy Wall Street wasn’t enough to make you blow your lunch, perhaps the news that the nationwide raids on Occupy Movement encampments were coordinated by the Feds and Obama’s DHS might induce a Technicolor Yawn.

So, next time you’re at an Occupy protest and the pigs get squirrely and start pepper-spraying and clubbing people, just remember that these police riots were coordinated by Federal authorities under the administration of Barack Obama, and that it’s just as if President Sparkle Pony himself were spraying and clubbing you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 06:36:23 PM »
http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1008

Well, at long frickin’ last, the media have finally gotten around to realizing that there’s a class war on, and have finally gotten up the cajones to actually use the term “class war”. What’s even more heartening to me is that at last our side has finally gotten off the deck and is fighting back.

So, gang, seeing as how we’re in a class war, that can mean only one thing: it’s time to Support Our Troops!
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Latest'n'Greatest: "Nonviolence...?" at my Cartoon Blog
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 06:38:10 PM »
http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=997

After a decade of observing police thuggery against protests in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City along with the recent police attacks on unarmed protesters at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland, and comparing it against similar scenes I witnessed in video from Athens, Bahrain and Cairo, I can’t help but conclude that Nonviolence™ is an ideological luxury affordable only to the cushy-living white middle-class activists of the United States.
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Re: Latest'n'Greatest: "Nonviolence...?" at my Cartoon Blog
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 12:12:28 AM »
It makes me think that you're not considering the history of nonviolent protests and how they have/could work.  It's not at all that the protesters are treated any better than if they were violent; it's that they maintain some moral high-ground that has the potential to capture public opinion.  Many of Gandhi's people got their heads bashed by the British and many of Dr. King's people were under FBI surveillance or worse but both of these movements ultimately won.  Violence might seem to make things happen quicker but it would taint any positive outcome.
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Re: Latest'n'Greatest: "Obama 'Supports' OWS" at my Cartoon Blog
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 12:42:13 AM »
Two things: 1. The situation is quite different than Obama pepper spraying and clubbing protesters; the cursory coordination that is implied by the Minneapolis Top News Examiner is far from coordinated from the top.  Its ridiculous to think that the President is being consulted about things that local law enforcement are doing ("Oh hi, yes, this is the President, I recommend pepper spray and clubbing of protesters please.") The article notes: "that while local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice from national agencies, the ultimate decision on how each jurisdiction handles the Occupy protests ultimately rests with local law enforcement."   2.  If we apply a scrap of political acumen; it's also clear that if the President botches his response to the protesters (too much support for a movement that could go in directions that are unpredictable), we'll be enjoying a spirited 2012 right-wing "solution" to the Occupy Movement.  Obama has been thoroughly thrashed for having links to radicals as it is, and as dubious as they are; it's not unreasonable to think that he should tread lightly.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Update: 'Occupy' crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials - Minneapolis Top News | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/top-news-in-minneapolis/were-occupy-crackdowns-aided-by-federal-law-enforcement-agencies#ixzz1emn0OVQw

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
From my cartoon blog, at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1101 , on 05.13.12

As I emerged from my REM sleep early last Wednesday morning, the first thing I heard was footage of President Sparkle Pony announcing his "support" for gay marriage on MSNBC's Morning Joe program. Also -- as per usual -- as during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster two years ago, President Sparkle Pony sat on his ass for weeks before being dragged kicking and screaming into speaking up on the situation. Like his speech on Deepwater Horizon, his day-late-dollar-short announcement on gay marriage was tepid and lukewarm, full of vaporous, non-committal tap dancing -- in other words, classic Obama.

For some otherworldly reason, following President Sparkle Pony's mealy-mouthed announcement, the mainstream media -- along with, of course, vast swaths of Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans/Whatever America -- practically crapped its pants with excitement. This was especially great news for the media, who had a ready-made excuse to spend the next week avoiding all discussion of the economy, the war in Afghanistan, the indefinite detention provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, the health care debacle, and a host of other more important issues. This was also good news in the context of the current Presidential Freak Circus, as it finally gives the Romney and Obama campaigns something to disagree on.

So, I'd like to take this opportunity to offer my heartiest congratulations to GLBTW America, for so cleverly diverting the attention of the People, the ruling class and the media away from far more important issues to your goddamn' lame-assed hot-button bullshit culture-war pissfight.

Next week: flag burning!

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2012, 11:17:46 AM »
From my cartoon blog, at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1106  , on 05.22.12

Anyone out there who's been paying even the slightest bit of attention knows by now that American politics are -- not to be too blunt about it -- really, really fucked up. And, nothing's more fucked up in American politics right now than the way most media hacks and astroturfers define and obsess over "the Center" and whine about "the war on moderates". After the US mid-term elections of 2010, US media pundits spent endless hours discussing how the Democratic Party needed to "move to the Center" -- neglecting to mention, of course, that moving to "the Center" would require them to move to the right. In the wake of the recent elections in Greece and France, the chattering heads on American TV pissed their pants as they desperately asked "will the Center hold?".

Lost in all of this is the fact that over the past twenty years or so, the "Center" in the US has been moving steadily to the right. President Drone Strike, who's spent his entire term falling all over himself to suck up to right-wing cranks like John Boehner, is persistently labeled a "centrist"  by the media. Rightist whackjobs like Sean Hannity label pro-corporate status-quo mouthpieces like CNN and the New York Times "the Leftist media". Bland, toothless institutions like the Democratic Party, MoveOn and the AFL-CIO are tagged as "the Left" by the media and, in the meantime, people and organizations with real, actual Left beliefs and values are... which brings us to the inspiration for this large and extensively-researched infographic.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2012, 11:22:56 AM »
From my cartoon blog, at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1111 , on 05.29.11

If you're like me, you've heard the blabbing heads on TV mention the Democrats "reaching across the aisle" and "moving to the center" so goddamn' many times it makes you want to put your head through a plate-glass window.

If you're also like me, you do a massive facepalm every time the Democrats attempt another ill-advised and entirely lame "reach across the aisle" and end up being screwed blue and tattooed by the GOP yet again. You'd think by now the Dems would have learned something about how "the Center" is a great bottomless time and energy-sucking maw of Hell, but apparently they have the learning capacity of a housefly -- and if you know anything about houseflies, you know that's damn' near absolute zero.

With that in mind, I present the Democratic Party attempting to "move to the center" and "reach across the aisle" and having what I call a Wile E. Coyote Moment. You know how, in those old cartoons, the coyote is chasing the road runner across the top of a mesa, and the road runner -- traveling at near supersonic speed -- rockets effortlessly over the edge and across the gap to the top of the neighboring mesa while the coyote, recklessly following him, gets about halfway across and suddenly realizes he's way the hell out there in the air all by himself, and right in that moment he thinks to himself "what the fuck am I..." just before he begins that long fall? Well, kind of like that.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012, 11:29:07 AM »
From my cartoon blog, at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=1070 , on 04.06.12

Remember back during the '08 Presidential Freak Circus, when everybody was talking about how Obama was a "blank slate" where his acolytes could project any ideas they had about who they thought Obama was (regardless of what he actually was)? What do you mean, "no, me neither"? D'ahh, c'mon, gang...

Well, aaaaanyway... I'd almost forgotten about that "Obama is a blank slate" horseshit myself, until a couple of weeks or so ago, when one of "Mittens" Romney's key campaign advisors mentioned that the Romney campaign and his conservative principles were like an Etch-A-Sketch, and that you "...can kind of shake it up and restart all over again."

So, yeah... Obama's a blank slate you can put anything on that you want and then erase it, and Romney's like an Etch-A-Sketch that you can... well, put anything on that you want and then erase it.

God, I fucking love democracy.

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Re: Latest'n'Greatest: "Blankness You Can Believe In"
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2012, 01:03:41 PM »
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