Friday, November 29, 2013
"Bed Sore," originally published Nov 25, 2011
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to get down to the serious matter of cleaning up all the leftovers.
By which we don't mean turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.
Rather, we're talking about all of the political "leftovers" from earlier in the year... and the year before that...and the year before that. Like the failure to control government spending, the failure to establish any realistic energy policies, the failure to make America's strength known to either her allies or enemies, and the abject failure to seriously address our nation's unemployment crisis.
The thing about leftovers is that they get less and less appealing the older they get... and the leftovers cited above are absolutely ancient.
Although Washington traditionally does even less than usual (as hard as that is to imagine) between Thanksgiving and the new year, we'd be delighted if the politicians actually decided to celebrate the fact that they're employed by doing their jobs for a change.
"Giving Thanks," originally published Nov 26, 2009
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, support for the Democrats' healthcare plan has fallen to an all-time low, with only 38% in favor. Only 14% of those polled believe that "healthcare reform" will actually reduce medical costs...and those 14% aren't exactly the sharpest carving knives at the holiday table if you know what we mean.
Obamacare is especially unpopular with senior citizens, who will be losing their Medicare Advantage plans, taking the brunt of $500 billion in cuts to Medicare and, according to the healthcare bill (page 1,637, paragraph C, subsection 2), "be cast adrift on ice floes, their wails and lamentations lost to the crashing waves."
(UPDATE Nov 29, 2013 It's very convenient that Hope n' Change can take a bit of a break by running cartoons from the archives today, but also somewhat depressing that these cartoons remain topical and accurate years later. -Stilton)
BONUS: Oh, what the heck - here's a fresh 2013 cartoon too!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Actually, there is a lot that Hope n' Change is grateful for this Thanksgiving. Not booze, and certainly not politics, but rather things which are immeasurably more important - like health, family, and friends.
Best wishes to you and yours this Thanksgiving! -Stilton Jarlsberg
Monday, November 25, 2013
The fact that Iran routinely and universally breaks such promises was pointed out (to put it mildly) by highly agitated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is beginning to suspect that Barack Hussein Obama was less than truthful when he promised "if you want to keep Israel on the map, you can. Period. Case closed."