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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

That damned Barney Frank

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barney Frank, Affordable Housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac.

Five years ago? Five years ago Barney Frank said they were sound?

Yeah, because that's exactly the same as John McCain saying "The fundamentals of our economy are strong" mere moments before the economy melted down completely.


GeoX said...

Oh boy, another "don't look here for the punchline"--ie, "I couldn't be bothered to make even a half-assed effort at a joke." A classic Tinsley construction.

Mysterio said...

"Don't look over hear for the punchline-the joke is I get paid for this!

andychrist said...

we've probably done too little ........ to push

i thought four was stupid, but eight?

plus another four at the end?

congrats to bruce for winning the most grammatically incoherent cartoonist award

rewinn said...

This is another lazy script; it's just a couple of Reichwing talking points attached to a drawing.

I won't bother pointing out that
* "Five Years Ago" Freddie wasn't heavily invested in securitized NINJA loans
* Most of the housing securities bubble came from non-bank lenders not ever subject to "affordable housing" programs.

I simply love the snide homophobia of the "Herb Moses" button? TEN YEARS AGO Frank had a lover who worked at Freddie.

That's what caused this mess, according to Mallard: dark-skinned people getting houses, and gays having long-term relationships.

If only Frank had been able to MARRY his lover, this might not have happened!

Duck Hunter said...


Representative Barney Frank four years ago…

"If the Bush economic program is as successful as they say it is, why do they keep firing everybody who had anything to do with it? … an extraordinary confession of failure in the economic arena by this administration."*

Button: "THAT ONE, ‘08"

*Jan. 14, 2004, upon the resignations of Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, White House economic advisor Lawrence Lindsey, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt

Mallard: 35,457,590 Americans regret having voted for George W. Bush in 2004.**

** Bush won with 51%, his approval is now 22%, so 29% changed their minds. The rest is left as an exercise for the reader.

exanonymous said...

And this is why gay people should be allowed to marry.

Michael said...

Ah, a rehashing of the ole urinal scrawl: "Don't look here, the joke is in your hand!" It takes a special kind of cartoonist to be less original AND less funny than a bathroom wall.

People this caracture resembles more than Barney Frank: Columbo, Michael Savage, Eugene Levy, George Burns.

factinista said...

You could easily replace Barney Frank with John McCain saying "The fundamentals of the economy are strong," and it would still be as funny as a funeral.

Guy Fawkes said...

I simply love the snide homophobia of the "Herb Moses" button?

Makes me wonder what kind of "I heart ..." button Mallard would wear. Or is there an "I hate ..." version? This being the internets, I'll go looking for it.

Anonymous said...

Why does Tinsley not Clinton? He did nothing while the banks purposefully lended money to the poor for the sole purpose of reposessing their houses when the values increased! He lowered the interest rate so that old men could no longer keep their retirement money in banks, had to play the stock market, overloaded it, put whatever they had left in housing after the collapse and thus, caused the burst housing bubble. Guess what the banks did when their proterties were devalued? Guys who lost their houses can, only, have Welfare for five, thanks to a law passed by Clinton! Yes, Clinton is, partially, responsible for this shit! Bruce Tinsley, however, is too drunk and stupid to research any of this! He should blame the "Democrat" responsible, rather than this strawman.

exanonymous said...


We get it. You hate Clinton. Feel free to knock him.

Something to keep in mind however: incoherent rage and punctuation abuse are Mallard's superpowers.