Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Foto Funnies

Readers- As a little change of pace (and because no news stories seem particularly compelling today) I'm doing a "week in review" featuring the photo graphics I've posted over at the Hope n' Change Facebook page in the past few days (plus a brand-new bonus at the bottom of this page). Enjoy and have a great weekend! -Stilt

People who didn't watch the Mars landing live may have missed this shot from Mission Control...

Perhaps also broadcasting from Mars, Obama's SuperPAC ran a jaw-dropping TV ad claiming that a man's wife died of cancer because of Mitt Romney. And every word was a lie. Romney left Bain Capital long before the man lost his job. The man was offered a buyout deal which would give him money to purchase health insurance if he chose to. His wife had her own health insurance from another employer for years after her husband lost his job. And she wasn't diagnosed with cancer until years later.

Making things worse, the Whitehouse denied having anything to do with the content of the ad because it was produced by a SuperPAC. But subsequent investigation shows that Joe Soptic, the man in the ad, had been featured repeatedly in campaign materials and events for Obama. Is he a liar, a political operative, or just someone who is easily confused...?

Of course, some people don't have any problem repeating lies...

And finally, this is an unretouched shot from Obama's campaign. Obama once asked his supporters "Who likes pie?!" - but he never promised to give them his pie.

BONUS: Introducing a new strip which will appear at random times and places until Election Day. Meet "Bark Obama - The Lying Dog!"



Angry Hoosier Dad said...

Where to begin...
In the NASA photo, who told that idiot in the front row that a mohawk was a good look for him?
There is not one aspect of the Joe Soptic ad that isn't dishonest and dirty. There is even evidence of illegal coordination between Obama's staff and the super PAC - audio of three-way conversations among them and Soptic.
The pie-eating photo looks like Turdboy is about to bite a hunk out of that kid's face. I knew he was a zombie...I just knew it!
Finally, love Bark Obama - The Lying Dog. You could make a career out of that character alone. I'd tell you to keep up the good work, Stilton, but you show no signs of slowing down. Like most of us here, I hope you can parlay your skills into new areas and a new web feature after the Skid-mark-In-Chief is bleached from the Oval Office in January.

TrickyRicky said...

Time to give Bark the ol' Alpha Roll. Love the character Stilt, can't wait for more.

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Pete(Detroit) said...

Anon, I'm LOL just reading the link - just HAVE to click on it now!
Thanks for that - it'll save me some 'coffee'!

Bearcat said...

Stilton, you are a genius!
Bark Obama, The Lying Dog-- I ask you...!
Sadly I'm still laughing and crying at the same time... keep it up. Now, where's my Xanax?

Colby said...

And today's "I spewed coffee all over my keyboard" award goes to....

Stilton Jarlsberg! (thundering applause and cheers!)

Well done, well done! Bark the Dog is an awesome new character, but something about his eyes is creepy. He looks shifty and up to no good.

Irene Peduto said...

Stilton -
Glad news was a bit slow so you could create this series of cartoons complete with commentary.
I agree w/ Angry Hoosier Dad about parlaying your skills after the election.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Angry Hoosier Dad- Thanks for the nice comments. Whichever way the election goes, I'll still be around doing satire and humor of some kind (though a vacation from politics sounds nice).

@TrickyRicky- I like the Bark character. And I debuted a rougher version of the character on Facebook and was immediately declared a racist. So I must be doing something right.

@Anonymous- The Onion can be very funny, but they do tend to lean left. So I was upset when Mrs. Jarlsberg told me they were running an article saying Romney murdered Jonbenet Ramsey. But then I saw the article and it's "According to new ad from Obama campaign" which changed everything. The Onion was actually mocking Obama for his horrible lies. Not only did I find that funny, I find it telling that even a liberal comedy source is starting to mock the Bamster's lack of decency.

@Pete(Detroit)- I think you'll enjoy it. I did!

@Bearcat- The concept of Bark Obama came pretty easily, because it's hard for me to picture the president as anything but a lying dog these days. And I considered losing the "Lying Dog" subtitle, but Mrs. Jarlsberg prevailed on me to keep it - and I'm glad she did.

@Colby- Bark is shifty and up to no good.

@Irene Peduto- Glad you liked the montage of mischief. And like I said, I'll definitely still be around after the election in some highly visible form (including over at Writing, creating and humor are my passions in life. But until Barack Obama is out of office, my highest priority is using my talents to speak out against the damage he's doing to our country.

REM1875 said...

Ah yes the great and mighty Kenyan lion dog. The hunter of the fierce African lion, a fearless and...Ohh lying dog? never mind.
I understand the lying dog part really well cause I have 5 Labrador deceivors. All rescue dogs in one form or another, all guaranteed labradors and everyone one of them managed to grow out of what ever part was lab by the time they reached adult.
So just like zero's 'free' stuff they cost a fortune and did not turn out as promised.
good job Dr.

John the Econ said...

No matter how much one may try to deny it, you ultimately end up smelling like the pack you run with. "Bark Obama" is a very accurate metaphor.

@Anonymous, it could have happened, so why not? That's good enough for the MSM these days. It would be a logical progression of MSM ethics from the standard set by Dan Rather years ago. Now let's watch social media pick up and run with what other silly things Mitt could be responsible for. It will become such a joke that nobody will be able to distinguish funny from reality.

That Obama ads have gotten bad enough for even the Onion to openly mock them is quite a sign; a sign that the main players in the Obama circle (the campaign, mainstream media, and their followers) have been in their shrill echo chamber for so long and such a high volume that they can no longer distinguish what they are promoting from realty. The fact that they keep pumping out these shrill miscues is solid proof of this. The other sign is that Obama is mortally wounded. "Hope and Change" has been totally displaced by sheer desperation.

John the Econ said...

But expect the Democrats to stay true to one theme: "You are nothing without us". You'll remain uneducated. You'll be jobless. You will get sick and die. The seas will rise and swallow you up. The "rich" will suck you dry and laugh as they do it.

The scare is all they have, and Americans are sick of it. This is how the mob operates.

John the Econ said...

See, that didn't take long at all!

MSNBC's Alter: 'A Lot of People Will Die' If Romney Is Elected

Anonymous said...

Re: NASA photo - Obama is definitely making the Muslims feel good about their contributions to science.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

@John the Econ: Eee gads! But, then, Alter misses a key point: If, under Ă˜bamacare, you are quickly diagnosed with some expensive, life-threatening disease, you will be given two aspirin and told to go wait at home for the guy in the black hooded robe with the sickle to come and take your medical history... and your soul. So, then, wouldn't *not* repealing Ă˜bamacare be just as deadly for those people as Alter supposes repealing it to be?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@REM1875- I love the "Kenyan lion dog" description. Don't know how to work it in yet, but with your permission I may borrow the line (and if I do, I'll give you credit).

@John the Econ- No, it DIDN'T take long. "A lot of people will die if Romney is elected." But if Obama is elected "A lot of people will discover money trees in their backyards, lose weight, and have great sex." (Insert primal scream)

@Emmentaler- Good point. Under Romney, people won't get treatment if they don't have insurance. Under Obama, people won't get treatment if they DO have insurance. But at least under Romney, there will still be practicing doctors. Which should be an important distinction for everyone.

Colby said...

I still wonder why the "You didn't build that" theory doesn't apply to Bain Capital. If the gubmint built Bain, then I guess it was Obama that gave that woman cancer. Makes perfect sense to me!

Does Bark have a lady friend? Actually, since Bark is a dog.. does he have a bitch?

John the Econ said...

Quite frankly, I hope they keep this up and come out with even more outrageous accusations: Romney made me buy a house I couldn't afford. Romney gave me acne. Romney made me beat my wife.

I love what the Wall Street Journal had to say about these ads: "So Mr. Romney is to blame because of decisions he didn't make at a business he didn't run that may or may not have set in train a series of random unconnected events many years apart that included Ilyona Soptic's illness. Even more culpable is the butterfly in Peking that flapped its wings and forever altered the course of history."

John the Econ said...

I really don't see the point of these ads. If you are already a slave to big government and/or are firmly attached within the Democratic fold and/or are scared of independence, you're going to vote for Obama no matter what. Since these ads primarily target this kind of voter, they're pretty much a waste of money.

On the other hand, if you are one of the "moderate" or "independent" "swing" voters they need, I'd find these ads rather patronizing; perhaps even insulting. They are practically ads for Romney.

SC said...

Hysterical!! I love the Bark character; you are definitely doing something right. Way to go Mrs J, I like the "Lying Dog" part, too. Stilt, Thanks for bringing the lighter side to Bark's 'in-the-gutter-campaign', The current POTUS will be referred to as 'Bark' from now on.

Kurt said...

Did you see in the news this last week that Barack addressed our Olympic athletes? I don't have the exact quote, but it went something like:

"All you gold medalists -- you didn't do that! Someone else made that possible for you. You don't deserve those! Now hand them over to me so I can redistribute them to the more deserving, spread the gold around ..."

Cookie said...

@Kurt--Yes, I did see Bark make that comment. And remember how after Gabby Douglas gave all the glory to God that Bark gave her a big, resounding "Thank you, Gabby!"

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Colby- I like the way your mind works; if the government built everything, then they deserve the blame as much as the credit!

Regarding lady friends for Bark, I'm still thinking about it. Then again, maybe he just has a "good friend" named Reggie.

@John the Econ- The Wall Street Journal is a drink of cool water in the MSM desert. There editorials are not only smart, but they have a delicious sense of humor.

@SC- Bark seems like a natural representation of this particular president. Admit it, can you imagine any other president licking himself?

@Kurt- Nobody should get ahead in life simply by luck, because that's not fair. And these Olympic athletes were lucky enough to be born with good genes and an obsessive work ethic. It's only fair to share their medals with people who are less "lucky."

@Cookie- Have you ever noticed that every time our president hears someone say "Amen," he says "You're welcome"?

John the Econ said...

Ooooh. Something just occurred to me. I am likely more responsible for Ilyona Soptic's illness than Romney was. Now I feel bad.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@John the Econ- But you're just as responsible for shooting Bin Laden as Barack Obama is, so you can feel good again. Dizzying, isn't it?

JustaJeepGuy said...

"...I have no control over my PAC(k)..." Now that's FUNNY!

FlyBoy said...

Bark does have a "girlfriend"-but she's a Wookie!

graylady said...

I LOVE Bark. He reminds me of a mangy, homeless mutt who roams our neighborhood stealing food from the neighborhood dogs and infesting everyone's yard with fleas, much like our President.
When are the t-shirts coming out? Now that would be a t-shirt I would gladly, proudly wear.

Sparky said...

I'm still laughing at this one! Well done sir. Oh, please keep BARK Stilt. But I think it would be advisable to have him 'fixed' first.