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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Those damned Liberals

What's Mallard raving about today?


Former President George W. Bush handed over $350B to the Financial industry, with no oversight or accounting. That money is gone, banks are still in terrible shape, and no one will disclose where it went...except for the part of it that went to pay massive year-end bonuses to Execs who drove their banks into the ground.

It will, therefore come as a surprise to exactly no one that Mallard pins the blame for the bailout on Democrats.

Americans know who is to blame for this mess. They registered their opinion on the matter in November, resoundingly. No amount of bleating by Mallard and his fellow water-carriers will change reality.


fuckreagan said...

Tinsley prefers a stone age level of vocabulary and literacy, shown in Those Damned Superlatives, philosophy, seen in Those Damned Questions, social standards, employee relations and technology, all general themes in this comic.

I will copy a statement I made in Those Damned Superlatives, because Bruce "Oog No Like Fire" Tinsley will not understand it: He is an obdurate ignoramus who can be concatenated to malfeasant men. His ideas would, when implemented, cause enormities and pandemics. Any Mallard Fillmore that appears to be humorous must, either, be apocryphal or chimerical. Every comic is bemusing, nonplussing and a plethora of horror. I would rather peruse the works of David Foster Wallace than skim one Mallard Fillmore.

exanonymous said...

This doesn't make sense.

Using it as a metaphor for energy policy: Stone age = oil. Who's resisting who and demanding that we prop up the oil industry?

Nope, can't be what is meant.

Um... using it as a metaphor for society in general? Liberals resist the meltdown and transition of an entire society to one where those with superior weapons take power and control.

Grr. Still not working.

Um, liberals want to prop up stone building while bronze becomes an alternative? Bronze doesn't work well for mill stones, buildings, and defense. So liberals are wrong for wanting to be able to still process foodstuffs, live under a roof, and defend their territory.

GAH! I give up.

Michael said...

I'm confused. What does this have to do with liberalism, or anything going on today?

Wait, is this about the auto industry bailout?! Leave it up to Tinsley to, during the first week of a historically important administration, refer to legislation that Bush and other prominent Republicans helped push through months ago.

btw, freagan, I couldn't understand what that means either. It means, "I own a thesaurus", right?

Michael said...

And if I were him, I would try to funnel some of the tribe's money toward optometry, to get that bad stye looked at.

rewinn said...

"...What does this have to do with liberalism, or anything going on today?"

Let me translate todays comic into Modern English:

"Liberals: BAD

Unliberals: GOOD

Quack quack quack quack quack!"

GeoX said...

Can I just say that I take offense to the idea that there's anything wrong with the works of David Foster Wallace, aside perhaps from a certain lack of discipline, although really that's part of their charm?

Robert said...

I think he was making the joke that while DFW is a lot of work there's at least an equal or greater payoff. Unlike reading Mallard, where your minimal time investment nets a wildly disproprtional negative return in lost brain cells.

Squid Vicious said...

I'm bothered by the anthropological failures of this strip. Clearly, Tinkley is drawing a Neanderthal. Archaeologists and anthropologists have never found evidence of Neanderthal metal crafting. Moreover, the earliest Bronze Age (they vary in timing depending on geography) only began around 3,000 BC (or about 5,000 years ago). The Neanderthals went extinct somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago. So, even if the joke itself weren't completely incoherent, it's historical context would be. Tinkley, in his usual fashion, scores a homerun for ignorance, by getting them both wrong.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, whoa there! Did Obama oppose the bailout? No! He supported giving all those billions to his buddies on Wall Street, just like Bush and McCain did. It was a handful of "liberal" Democrats and "ultra-conservative" Republicans who tried to stop the giveaway, and they got beaten up by the leadership of both parties for their efforts.