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Thursday, March 04, 2010

That damned News

What's Mallard raving about today?

Unemployment, Congress.

The even better news...asshat Republican Senator Jim Bunning is no longer screwing the unemployed over.

18 comments:

Tog said...

Quick reminder: it hasn't been more than a few weeks since--on the basis of absolutely nothing but the vapors in his own skull--Tinsley accused Obama of "fearmongering."

Now? "YOU GONNA LOSE YOU JHAAAAAB!!"

Ah, Congress. Evil incarnate--yet every individual openly and fairly elected by the American people. Weird.

I'm going to assume that Mallard's referring to some Reaganesque Revolution in which the GOP sweeps the elections, and nothing at all changes...except Mallard stops bitching about Congress simply because there are more (R)s than (D)s.

exanonymous said...

Yes, I dream too of the day when the rightful owners of congress will take it back from the common man and take away all this progress that leads to death camps without the death. Or camps. But it sounds scary, so make it go away and preserve the status quo that is working well, unless it isn't in which case a Democrat did it and we should roll back to an even earlier America version.

Marion Delgado said...

You gotta admit though that joblessness is pretty amusing. I hope we get hobo comics soon.

Paul Smecker said...

I might just be wantin' a bagel with my coffee

deepbeep said...

I'd settle for a story arc in which Mallard Fillmore gets laid off, and has to support a gaggle of ducklings with a minimum wage job.

dlauthor said...

Beep: Oh, like Mallard could possibly reproduce. Little Rush isn't even the right gender for that!

It's Tinshley, really, who should lose his job. And not be able to pay for his new liver as a result.

Kip W said...

At least there's 100% employment where it counts: among unfunny rightwing comic strips. Wingnut welfare works -- and Tin's the Queen of it.

dlauthor said...

Kip: Wait, 100%? When did Chris Muir get a job?

Steve-O said...

It's funny because Tinsley's two-week lag has totally bitten him in the ass this time. Next time he should think about which party is against the unemployed and are douchebaggy enough to stop benefits. Maybe next time Jim Bunning will take a "principled" stand against preschool (oh wait, I forgot, the douchebaggy republicans already did that when they cut funding to preschool under dubya)

Tog said...

Speaking of fearmongering...

I'll be expecting a strip detailing your outrage about this in two weeks, Mr. Tinsley. But I won't be holding my breath.

Anonymous said...

Chris Muir has a job and a very good cartoon strip. But, because he takes Obama and his administration to task every day without any subject lag time, the liberals hate his guts.

No, he is not syndicated, but he held a fund raiser. I sent him $3,000. He has accumulated enough to work on his strip full time.

He is probably yet another person that some members of the D&C blog would wish a painful death.

Anonymous said...

It is quite clear where DaveyK and Steve-O have their heads with their 'intelligent' comments concerning Senator Bunning's stand against additional spending.

The Democrats and Drive by Media were all whining about Bunning. All this about unemployment compensation extension. Bunning said he was all for continuing benefits. He said, "We just got a new rule here that we gotta pay for it."

Obama recently told us there will be a new rule for spending - Paygo. If you don't have the money you can't spend it 'Pay as you go'.

Look at how much unspent money from the Porkulus bill there is and how much unspent TARP money. Why did they need to spend more that we don't have? Why didn't they get whatever this bill required from what they have already allocated and be done with it? This was Bunning's point.

We're now extending unemployment benefits to over 90 weeks. Nobody is going to start looking for work. None of this is sustainable and Bunning was the only voice of some sort of sanity addressing this issue in the United States Senate.

CW in LA said...

Fuck the hell off, Anonyrast. After your fucking watermelon stunt you can't even pretend your blind hatred of the president we elected isn't motivated by racism.

I truly hope you experience the sort of unemployment that isn't cushioned by living in your mom's basement. You are an odious excuse for a human being, and I mean that.

Taquelli said...

Anonymous gave Chris Muir $3000 for drawing angular creepy women not wearing shirts and constantly repeating talking points that don't actually make sense? Damn man, you could have gotten over 100 subscriptions to porno sites for that price. At least be honest about your masturbation fuel.

Oh yeah, "the other anonymous," I so remember when Obama held that press conference saying that we didn't have to pay for things anymore. It was on all the news stations.

Not THAT Anonymous said...

I think Anonyrast meant he gave Chris Muir three bucks for a blow job.

Propaslanda: what Chris Muir does for a living when not performing oral sex. (Which is why I don't feel guilty about this.)

Toots McGee said...

I don't look at that Chris Muir thing very often, but I just looked at a handful of strips. I think I could reproduce that by cutting out pictures from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and pasting in dialogue from the editorials in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Gimme three large and I can make it happen.

Kip W said...

Toots, if you try duplicating Muir's drawings by cutting out photos, be sure to cut well within the outlines, in order to give the women new body shapes unknown in nature.

dlauthor said...

Anonyrast's tastes in porn do not run toward women. The breasts confuse him, as they're not present on the smooth, smooth bodies of his favorite subjects. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, huh, Anon?

And sure, you had $3000 to spare to give Muir. That's almost as funny as the idea of you finding post-pubescents sexy.