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Thursday, August 06, 2009

That damned Mind

What's Mallard raving about today?

School.

And...we have an entrant for the 2009 Golden Flash.

Because the best explanation I could come up with is that Mallard is espousing the stereotype that Asian kids work harder in school.

21 comments:

GeoX said...

Um? You're overthinking it. The joke, such as it is, is "kids don't like school." Hence, little Rush has to work extra hard to squeeze the most out of what summer is left. I'm sure there were a few Calvin and Hobbes strips that used this exact joke. The difference: Calvin and Hobbes doesn't suck.

Factinista said...

I'm rather curious as to what he's reading there.

Tog said...

Maybe it's a combination of the two. Rush's daddy is Tin's "Legal Immigrant Who Works Harder And Understands America Better Than Most Americans Except Rush Limbaugh Of Course That Goes Without Saying" (as well as Tin's "See? I Don't Hate ALL Non-Whites!!!") character; it's only natural that Li'l Rush take the piss on Lazy American Children.

Based on the past several years (God, what we waste our lives on, huh?), it's certain that Rush does not fear schoolwork or learning, but the fuzzy-thinking liberal conformist factory that will endlessly attempt to indoctrinate him against All That Is Right(-Wing).

Buckle up, it's gonna be a tiresome ride!

Rootbeer said...

If the joke was supposed to be that Token Minority Child was intent on having as much fun as possible in the time left before school resumes, maybe he should have been drawn DOING SOMETHING FUN, like playing on a swingset, or shootin' marbles, or slumped half-conscious in front of a TV.

Instead, he's clutching a rumpled sheaf of paper and gesticulating like a dictator.

???

dlauthor said...

Rootbeer: Tinshley's just writing what he knows, and his idea of fun is looking surly while clutching grubby sheets of paper. Sadly, though, the syndicate told him he couldn't put a bottle of cheap bourbon in Li'l Rush's other hand, thus reducing the verisimilitude.

Who here can't wait for the mid-September strip about Clinton going to North Korea to give away our state secrets so he could fool around with the two imprisoned journalists?

XAnon said...

Sotomayor will no doubt be confirmed today but...

With the Supreme Court's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, we are now sure that Sonia Sotomayor is even crazier than Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sotomayor: A Wise Latina. Racism towards White Males. Also when Sotomayor broke her ankle. Two of a kind Sonia and Barack.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Court is Where Policy is Made. Most certainly the type of person/judge Obama would want on the Supreme Court.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor, who is not qualified but is now considered to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fractured her ankle in an airport on the way to Senate meetings. Given Sotomayor's preference for Latinas in every walk of life, I hope she found 'a wise Latina' doctor to set that ankle as opposed to an average white doctor.

The concern with Sotomayor is her ignorance of the nature of judicial work. Sotomayor's behavior makes her a policy maker not a judge. Sotomayor pursues change within the court system. Problem is, according to the constitution, judges don't make or change laws, they simply apply them.

A Supreme Case Against Sotomayor.
The Ricci case for those who do not know Ricci v. DeStefano. This is the case ruled on Monday, June 29, 2009 by the Supreme Court. They determined that Sotomayor and two other judges were wrong, and proved that Sotomayor is indeed a radical racist.

After the rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, of the six Sotomayor cases that have gone to the Supreme Court for review, four were overturned. Not a good record. The recent ruling, Ricci vs. DeStefano was shot down 5 to 4. It should have been 9 - 0 but, there are 4 communists on the Supreme Court.

She may have lived in the Bronx projects but she attended private Catholic schools, both grammar school and high school. She than received a full scholarship to Princeton and later a full scholarship to Yale law school. Her brother is a physician and professor. Apparently their lives were not as difficult as the "government run media" attempts to portray.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor once described herself as “a product of affirmative action” who was admitted to two Ivy League schools despite scoring lower on standardized tests than many classmates, which she attributed to “cultural biases” that are “built into testing.”

She has made lengthy remarks about her experiences as an “affirmative action baby” whose lower test scores were overlooked by admissions committees at Princeton University and Yale Law School because, she said, she is Hispanic and had grown up in poor circumstances.

Let us not forget what happened to another Latino, Miguel Estrada. But this was okay, no racism here, Estrada was a conservative!

When the Democrats derailed a GOP Latino nominee. The story of Miguel Estrada. The Heritage Foundation.

rewinn said...

The hidden message of today's "Comic" is ...

"... there are 4 communists on the Supreme Court. "

exanonymous said...

Hmmm...

editorial
MF comic
MF comic
broken jpg
conservative youtube channel
editorial
libertarian/conservative website
neocon website

There isn't a single non-biased source in the lot. Some of them point back to Mallard Fillmore's strawmen. All in all, a rather incoherent argument.

I recommend watching the Daily Show's segment on the Crank cycle. Sure, it's a biased source, but I think he pins down very well this problem with talking points being recycled as "evidence".

CW in LA said...

Factinista - I think those papers li'l Rush is holding are the long, incoherent screed he's preparing to post against Judge Sotomayor, claiming she's crazy while citing that bastion of sanity, the Heritage Foundation.

Anyone else find the spectacle of a young boy named "Rush" extra-creepy considering the rumors about what (or rather, who) Big Fat Rush likes to do in the Domican Republic?

Oh, and: Sonia Sonomayor, Supreme Court Justice. Suck on that, XAnon.

wv: spamatti - one of the less-successful gelato flavors.

Tog said...

Hee hee! Is XAnon for real? That's some sad, sad smoke he's trying to blow up our asses!

dlauthor said...

Dear XAnon:

tl;dr

That is all.

GeoX said...

dlauthor beat me to the obvious comment. It goes without saying that anything xanon says about Sotomayor will be racist tripe--what's the point in actually reading it?

dlauthor said...

It's official: Sotomayor is confirmed. Too bad you and your buddies in the militia, Xanon!

exanonymous said...

Eh, we're all going to be rounded up and sent to concentration camps as part of her bad racist judgment. Along with the old people that health insurance will kill and all conservative people in re-education camps.

Also, the FBI will now camp outside your house waiting for acts of terrorism if you went to a tea party.

Don't forget to go disrupt your local town hall meeting! And the ones in the rest of the state! Civil discourse is for losers. Unless it's a librul interrupting. Then throw the sucker in jail.

And Bill Clinton seriously is evil. He got two girls out of North Korea, so he must have given them something! Like nukes! That he had in his pocket!

Ducky is Right said...

Compare:
Today's strip
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Calvin_%26_Hobbes_-_Calvin.png

Dude can't even copyright infringe right.

Marion Delgado said...

"Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson

CW in LA said...

Oh hey, it was 8 years ago today that Dear Leader Shrub, while taking one of his extended brush-clearing vacations at Crawford, was given the Daily Briefing about how bin Laden was determined to strike in the US. And he responded with a wise and concerned "Okay, you've covered your ass".

I'm guessing Tinshley's never had a thing to say about that, has he?

Octan said...

I wonder who actually does the coloring on these strips. Surely not Tinsley himself, or Mallard wouldn't be black half the time in the color version. So have we seen this kid before, or did the colorist just guess on this one? I too interpreted him as being Asian or something at first, but that is clearly not skin tone to be found on this planet.

GeoX said...

Yup, he's meant to be Vietnamese. His father--in a horrible act of child abuse--named him after Rush Fucking Limbaugh. True, terrifying fact.

Kip W said...

Is he holding birth certificates? Check his kerning!

WV: "uttursh" -- two more letters, and it's a slightly misspelled assessment of Tin Eye's life's work.

Michael said...

No, "uttursh" is appropriate; that's how it sounds when someone passes out in the middle of saying it.