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Friday, September 28, 2007

That damned Liberal Inquisition

What's Mallard raving about today?

History, Global Warming.

On the one hand, I'm glad we're finally off the Nantucket Sound series.

On the other hand, what the hell kind of ADD-induced dementia brought this sudden shift of topic on? And how is it a historical re-enactment if he's being burned for a completely modern idea? Shouldn't this have been part of his "Liberals: The Early Days" series of works?

That said, points scored for the sudden dramatic reveal of Liberal Straw Inquisitor's ponytail.

Points off to the hapless boob who couldn't be bothered to dress appropriately for this historical re-enactment. He should be burned for that plaid shirt alone.

10 comments:

BillyWitchDoctor said...

I'm guessing Tinny was afraid his week-long bawling about an aborted wind farm might have been misconstrued as concern for the environment, and he had to jump back to the subject of how innocent widdle citizens who dare to SPEAK TROOTH TO POWAR!!!1 (himself first and foremost, of course) are endlessly persecuted by Those Damned Liberals.

Or maybe he was afraid Kennedy would have him whacked if he kept pushing it...I mean, if he kept SPEAKING TROOTH TO POWAR!!!1

Persecution fantasies are an important part of Tinny's Pseudo-Christian White-Boy mindset. It doesn't matter that until recently you were a lot more likely to be lynched for speaking out against the occupation of Iraq than you were for expressing skepticism about climate change--the only type of silencing violence that matters is the type he feels threatened by, whether it exists or not (Happy Holidays!).

Or maybe--just maybe--he sat back and realized what a petty little dumbf**k he was being regarding Kennedy.

It's possible. After all, in the words of a great man in his own mind: "Childrens do learn."

NLC said...

My main hope is that this is not the start of a standard MF same-joke-different-day series of strips.

Tinsley certainly has plenty to work with:

Day 1: The brave souls who speak against the scientific orthodoxy of: Human-influenced environmental change

Day 2: [...ditto...] of: Natural Selection.

Day 3: [...ditto...] of: Viruses as the cause of AIDS.

Day 4: [...ditto...] of: A Sun-centered solar system.

Day 5: [...ditto...] of: The bad health effect of tobacco smoking.

[...etc...]

It's certainly easy enough to find publications by folks who bravely advocate all of these positions. It'll be interesting to see if Tinsley can show enough consistency to defend these "truth-speakers" as well.

Matt Ramone said...

nic, don't forget the librul orthodoxy that we're losing in Iraq!

dlauthor said...

... or that alcohol impairs your driving ability.

12xuser said...

Ahem. How to say this . . .

Fuck you, Mallard Fillmore. Fuck you and your paranoid persecution fantasies, projecting your irrational faith-based worldview on those who disagree with you.

Who is more likely to be a global-warming denier, an objective scientist looking at the evidence or a religious kook who doesn't give a shit about the environment because Jebus is going to come back real soon now and end all this?

Fuck you.

Anonymous said...

Oh c'mon, a Global Warmer Fanatic wouldn't burn someone at the stake! That melts the icebergs, They would put him in the drowning pool!

Michael said...

What BillyWitchDoctor said. Truth to power, indeed. You didn't stick up for those of us who were genuinely persecuted for opposing the Iraq war early on, but now you make up this garbage.

You're a brave man, Tinny, sticking up for the underrepresented American conservative. Watch out, your phone might be tapped without a warrant for your bravery.

exanonymous said...

Ah, but the truth is that Tinsley knows about Global Warming and he's just pissed about the USA being booted out of it's top spot as the largest offender for emitting greenhouse gases... by China.

Can't let those damn Chinese win. Gotta deny global warming so that Americans will once again regain the coveted top spot.

Funny though, you'd think he'd just at the chance to insult them. But apparently this aversion to green goes that far.

lqujisf said...

Today's one's not been done yet, but basically it's the equivalent of Tinsley not making a strip at all, whilst still actually making the strip. He might as well have submitted a blank piece of paper. Which he should have done. And should continue to do.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Regarding Saturday's strip:

HAY GUYZ! I TOOK A STOOPID UNIVERSITY STUDY DONE BY STOOPID UNIVERSITY PEOPLE WHO ARE PROBBLY STOOPID LIBERLS, AND I TOOK A LIL BIT OF THE RESULTS AND TOOK THEY OUT OF CONTEXT TO MAKE A JOKE!

I MADE A JOKE! I MADE A JOKE! TAKE THAT, STOOPID JON STEWART AND STOOPID LIBERLS!

...I imagine it took him a while to compose a Fugly Little Man caricature that looked worse than his own mugshot.

Wow, it's been some week, hah? Three days of the same Ted Kennedy strip over and over, a dash of the (very) old I DON'T BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMINGS AND IF YOU DISAGREE YOU'RE PERSECUTING ME garbage, and now this one, actually more value-free than the others. Tinny's tanks are clearly running on empty.