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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

That damned Arrogance

What's Mallard raving about today?

Teabaggers, Health Care, President Obama.

Uh, actually, I think they are calling them "Socialists" and "Nazis," Mallard. Plus carrying guns to a political debate.

Still, who would ever want to be elite?


Rootbeer said...

Barney Frank's comment about debating dining room table was ELITIST!

Real Americans eat their dinner precariously balanced on their laps in front of the teevee!

Or from a bottle in the driver's seat!

dlauthor said...

I can't wait for tomorrow, when Mallard bitches that calling Obama a Nazi who wants to kill your grandma has been added to the list of Things That Are Racist.

I so want Tinshley's HMO to deny him treatment for his eventual cirrhosis.

Michael said...

The colorist once again refuses to shade in that enormous bottom lip. I feel sorry for the guy. Keep fighting the good fight.

Can we all pool together some money to send Tinsley to a Cartooning 101 class? The speech bubbles are originating from his shoulders.

bidio said...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's dreading a potential Mallard about Ted Kennedy, which should come along in, what, eight months time?

Of course, since someone died who he didn't like, he might just ignore it.

Frank Stone said...

To whom is Obama speaking here? It looks like he's reading the newspaper, but there's no one else visible. I guess it's possible that he's supposed to be speaking to us ("breaking the fourth wall"), but more likely, Brucie is trying to imply that Obama talks to himself 'cuz he's crAAAAzy!!

Nick said...

I'd like to take some time before the eventual "The MSM Is Ignoring That Ted Kennedy Killed Mary Jo Some Forty Years Ago" series, to make a personal plea to Mr. Tinsley.

Bruce, I have a serious question re your Mallard Fillmore strips.

Are you aware that not only can you produce strips that bitch and moan about things you hate, but you can also write strips that say something GOOD about things you LIKE?

I honestly cannot remember the last time you had a a single daily cartoon that was solely about something positive, without ending it with a punchline saying something bad about someone or something else.

"I SHORE DO LOVE MY COUNTRY (shame that the libruls don't)!"

"MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY (even you Godless libruls)!"

Seriously, Bruce. Try it. Maybe one strip a week that says -- I dunno, that you like Michelle Malkin, or Thank God that newspapers at least attempt to be unbiased so that you have someplace to sell your strip. SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

Because really, you currently just come off as somebody who hates everything.

Okay, off my soapbox. Carry on.

Tog said...

Oh, hey, a "people say" strip. ARAGULA!! (yawn)

Ironically, the only time I'm aware of that Tin has ever said anything nice about a liberal was after the person died; in the April 2, 2007 strip, Tin via Mallard wrote a tribute to Jay Kennedy, the man who gave him his start in syndication, calling him "my friend."

...Then Tin returned to pissing on all liberals as hysterical fools, bigots, and traitors, 24-7.

I think he'll ignore Kennedy's death directly (his attacks lost their fury when he couldn't get away with "drunk" humor anymore), but he'll probably start off a strip with a shining eulogy to "a great man who recently passed on," then reveal that he's talking about Robert Novak.

rewinn said...

My mom used to say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

But she was sort of a liberal: nuturing and all that stuff.

So maybe Tinkley's mom used to say the opposite: "If you can't say something nasty, don't say anything at all!"

exanonymous said...

Good question Obama.

Obviously they don't know what the health plan contains. They don't know what a grass roots movement really is. They don't know the difference between patriotism and terrorism and they don't realize they aren't a majority. They don't even know how democracy works.

So, what DO they know?

Iron Dragon said...

Once again, given the fact that these people are screaming that Obama and others are Nazis for trying to help others, I have to ask what they know too, and also why they drank the flavor-aid. Like I said, the people who whipped up this hysteria have a duty to try to put it down otherwise this country is going to pay the price for it and it's not going to be pretty.

Kaitlyn said...

My cousin agrees that the healthcare system in this country is messed up, but the government can't fix it. After all, it's the first step to communism!

I wanted to scream at him, so I just shouted "Stop! We're not going to talk about it anymore!"

Anyway, I'd want "elitists" working on bills, not people like my cousin.

(I told him that without this I would die*, but before I did, I would kill him too so he can see how great private companies are.

*Hyperbolic, but not too crazy. Need pills to live. Need job for insurance. If I get insurance, how much will it cost?)

Tinshley's Inner Monologue said...

GOD DAMNED ARUGULA!!! GOD DAMN IT TO HELL!! Gimme spinach and an Edsel, God damn it!