Any medical breakthrough worth its salt is going to be based on mountains of research involving large research teams, multiple competing labs, and billions of dollars in NSF(or similar) funding, not to mention the lessons from centuries of science imparted by our university system. Furthermore, anyone who describes their work in terms as vague as “a formula so people will live forever” is unlikely to be a scientist, and is probably selling snake oil, so he is useless at best, harmful at worst. A good cartoon.
In order to divert from their own abysmal record, the GOP tries to pin their failures on Obama’s. They divert attention from their own candidate’s weaknesses by ascribing those weaknesses to Obama instead. A Roveian World Order Cartoon.
Although few businesses are currently hiring, the Republican plan for dealing with unemployment amounts to little more than yelling at people to “Get a job.” The Democrats, although they are not creating as many public sector jobs as they could, will at least still provide safety nets and services for those still looking for work. A Good Cartoon.
Demanding to prove that you are in fact a citizen of a country, demands which are oftentimes based on appearance, is more likely to prevent people from voting than the scenario below that no one could honestly believe. A good cartoon.
Chuck Asay, by making an insane comparison to an outlandish scenario, correctly notes that requiring voters to present photo ID will discourage voting by millions of citizens, primarily from the urban, minority, and poor demographics that support the Democratic party. A good cartoon
Top: Cartoonist Mike Lester offers his unique insight into the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in January 2011. Bottom: Lester’s reaction to the recent Aurora, Colo., mass murder.
Clearly dummies have twisted the Second Amendment to guarantee unstable individuals the right to bear arms as well, completely ignoring the “well regulated” part of the text and considering such acts of violence merely the “price of freedom.”
There is another common message to the two cartoons as well: only dummies entertain the fantasy of shooting back in a chaotic situation without causing further casualties. Two good cartoons.
Talking Point Four-for Friday: "You didn't build that"
Literally composed of other body parts and given life by the elements, Frankenstein’s creature is a textbook case for dispelling the myth of the self-made man.
Romney is a blank slate (or Etch-a-Sketch, if you will) who refuses to define himself by maintaining the same stance on any issue for long; Obama has succeeded in defining himself, consistently maintaining that success doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
"I’m a tiny entrepreneur with a lemonade stand who received no outside help. Except from my parents. And whoever grew these lemons. And the municipal water supply. And whoever built that sidewalk and bought my clothes and taught me to write and count. See, I’m totally a self-made man,” said the ungrateful brat American businessman.
If only the Three Little Pigs had lived in a world with building codes and zoning laws and city inspectors and publicly funded engineering schools instead of a conservative fantasyland, their houses might have withstood a slight breeze.
Truly a talking point made of straw. Four good cartoons.