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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

That damned hope

What's Mallard raving about today?

Hope, adversity.

Suddenly, Mallard doesn't hate hope anymore?

18 comments:

Factinista said...

Of course not. Mallard only hates things when it suits him. Now Mallard can go back to pretending like he's the "little guy" like he did in the Clinton years, pretending to speak for the silent majority. Never mind that neocons are neither silent nor the majority.

Anonymous said...

This one is more confusing then usual. What does, "Oh shit, things about to explode in all sorts of faces" have to do with Christmas? It's like Ducky just found the first quote with "hope" in it, ctrl+C, crtl+V, annnnd back to watching TV.

To make no mention that, almost two months after the election is over, Ducky JUST NOW gets Obama's campaign slogan.

fuckreagan said...

Tinsley is a rich asshole who has, almost certainly, never experienced adversity. His heroes are men, exactly, like himself. He thinks anyone who faces adversity is a Communist. Fuck Bruce Tinsley.

fuckreagan said...

I have created an acronym to remind us of all the slurs loved by Bruce Tinsley: F.U.C.K. T.H.E. N.I.G.G.E.R.S. (faggots, undeserving Communists, kikes, towelheads, hillbies, enemies, nips, injuns, gay Greeks, excessive-spenders, ricans, shitpackers.)

12xuser said...

This goes a long way to explain why the Republicans have tried so hard to fuck things up, and been so successful. Just forging up some more hope.

Genuine hope, a hope worth having, Real True hope, hope that burns, hope that destroys your enemies and all who doubt the power of the Hope of our Fathers, is not your faggy liberal hippy-dippy hope, is not cultivated, it is not nurtured by imagination and trust in our collective intelligence, it is forged, FORGED, I TELL YOU, on my ANVIL.

NLC said...

Good Lord, MF is quoting Peter Gomes??

Peter Gomes, the openly gay paster at (gasp) Memorial Church of Harvard University and theologian at (double-gasp) Harvard Divinity School, who in 2006 changed his life-long republican registration to (triple-gasp) Democrat??!?

Don't get me wrong; I've always enjoyed Gomes' writing, and I think he's a great preacher... but shouldn't someone be contacting Tinsley's overlords? Won't they want to be made aware of this obvious betrayal and cave-in to blatantly liberal and rational thought?

YogaforCynics said...

Wow...next Tinsley's gonna start getting concerned about compassion....

Kaitlyn said...

"It's not that bad, people! We'll be hopeful!"

Anonymous said...

No, no, he doesn't hate all hope; Mallard's a fan of "genuine" hope. Obama's brand of hope is that fake hope, you know, that wasn't forged on a metaphorical anvil.

I look forward to the follow-up comic about "genuine" change.

K.T. said...

I understand people using racial epithets and slurs as examples, but I don't know if it's quite appropriate to just list 'em out like that, sir or madam. I dunno. I'm very sad right now. Like I am every time I read Mallard Fillmore.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

I second what K.T. said. f***reagan, comments like that only contribute to spreading hate, something Tinsley is quite capable of doing without our help. Please -- it's Christmas. We don't need this kind of "dialogue."

Factinista said...

I'd like to add that while Tinsley is certainly ignorant and bitter, saying that he's evil crosses the line. There's no need to act like he's David Duke or anything.

Kyle said...

Tinsley's a bitter drunk and a bit of a mush head, but he's not evil. Chuck Asay and Michael Ramirez, now THOSE are evil cartoonists!

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Kyle:

Chuck Asay and Michael Ramirez, now THOSE are evil cartoonists!

And Eric Allie.

rewinn said...

What is today's strip saying?

A multiracial kid raised by single parent would seem to any fair observer to have a headstart on that whole "anvil of adversity" thingy.

True hope springs from We The People rather than from any leader (however well forged) but let's thank Tinsley for his shout-out to Obama!

NLC said...

Let me third K.T.'s and
Gold-Digging Nanny's comments.

GeoX said...

Can I gloatingly point out that Tinsley's team, Boise State, got thwomped last night? HA HA!< /nelson >

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

GeoX -- Boise State is probably the one thing Tinsley and I have in common (it's my home town). Don't worry, though -- I'm not mad atcha.