You know, when the number of single women is “on the rise” it can’t just be that they have bad dating prospects; there are plenty of good men out there; it’s probably just that they value their independence too much to get married. “Woman needs a man as much as a fish needs a bicycle” and all that.
Publishing this comment because I don’t disagree at all; also good timing because the original post has some attention on it.
I wanted to use a worst-case scenario to address the argument. “Why doesn’t that woman get married (even though her child’s father is abusive),” vs. “why doesn’t that woman get married (even though she values her independence”), is a more challenging response to the big dumb baby’s simplistic argument.
President Obama recognizes that trying to keep immigrants out of their adopted homeland is as futile as fishing in the desert. He instead proactively makes a move toward amnesty, thus ensuring they will grow up to be American citizens in every sense of the word, which means having the right to vote. A good cartoon.
Chuck Asay Week is over. Here's something for your pain
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte… just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn’t see the first child sex abuse for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you’re in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn’t know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn’t even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, child sex abuses come cruisin’, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named “The Battle of Waterloo” and the idea was: child sex abuse comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and screamin’ and sometimes the child sex abuse will go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Sometimes that child sex abuse he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a child sex abuse … he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living… until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin’ and the hollerin’, they all come in and they… rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don’t know how many child sex abuses, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain’s mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he’d been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us… he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened… waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the child sex abuses took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
could you include dates of the asay strips if possible and maybe links to where you got them? The progression should be interesting, especially as just showing gay people hand holding stops being enough to scare people.
The dates are printed on the strips, and they’re all available at cagle.com. I’m not going in any particular order because, hey, there’s no discernible progression.
Polititoon Nooz: Ed Stein, Steve Kelley out of the Biz
Steve Kelley, who is so painfully bland he’s not even worth mocking, and Ed Stein, who’s never been mentioned here because he’s actually good, got fired/quit, respectively. Here are a couple things Stein said about it:
I’m frustrated with how insane the political landscape has become. No matter how nuanced I tried to make my work, the only ones who were listening were people who already agreed with me. Preaching to the converted never held much appeal, and I don’t want to be just another voice in the national shouting match that passes for America’s political dialog.
Don’t illustrate the news. Draw about the issues behind the events, not the events themselves. Advocate for people, not politicians. Don’t be an unpaid huckster for a political party. Resist the temptation to support their daily talking points. Constantly question your own motivation. Do your research. Know the facts and avoid the spin. Admit it when you’re wrong. Don’t be lazy; don’t do what everyone else is doing.