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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

That damned Flap

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama.

Imagine that, the "flap" actually died away of its own stupidity. And here's Mallard, still flogging it.

13 comments:

Ducky is Right said...

The fuck you talking about, Tins?

exanonymous said...

Yep, a week of Sestak.
Yawn.

The trouble with running strips on talking points 3 weeks later is that not only are you regurgitating a beaten dead horse, but you're doing so after the next shiny object came along.

Isn't the Gulf of Mexico slowly turning into a huge dead zone, threatening the lives of honest southern Americans or something? It's going so badly you could mock the efforts of 3 weeks ago and still be relevant.

Kip W said...

This is a fascinating glimpse into the alternate reality where we still give a shit over this bogus non-issue.

Rootbeer said...

You can't rattle off four names and then use the pronoun "him" and expect anybody to understand who the fuck you're referring to.

Rootbeer said...

President Obama was born in 1961. If we're generous about what qualifies as "as a kid", he would have seen "him" on TV no later than 1978, at which time:

- Andrew Romanoff was a 12-year-old boy growing up in Columbus, Ohio;
- Joe Sestak was serving in the Navy and working towards a Masters from Harvard;
- Rahm Emanuel was taking ballet classes at Sarah Lawrence College;
- Bill Clinton was an Arkansas Attorney General campaigning to become Governor of that state.

I suppose it's possible that the fourth might have been newsworthy enough for a mention on the TV news in Hawaii, but really... the comic writer couldn't do the 10 minutes of Wikipedia browsing I just did to make the joke plausible?

rewinn said...

Tinshley is helping Sestak.

Anyone who cares about this non-event would vote against Sestak anyway, so it's helpful to Sestak to be associated with ol' horndog Bill Clinton, who will always be more popular than any of the Bushes.

David B said...

All i can figure is that Tinsley was actually reporting on current events, specifically that Obama’s rhetorical skills are good enough that nobody cares about the whole Sestak job thing any more, as stated in the strip.

Right?

deepbeep said...

This isn't even beating a dead horse. This is Tinsley finding a long-forgotten horse skeleton on the side of the road, and pulling over to beat it.

Regarding the issue: the problem, such as it exists, is present in equal proportions in both political parties. Your point falls on deaf ears, Tinsley, not because you don't have a point but because it is hypocritical to point out a universal problem only when a Democrat does it. It would be like criticizing the Democratic party for being unduly influenced by corporate money, or for expanding the military industrial complex.

Frank Stone said...

Wow! Looks like Brucie is going to spend a week on the Sestak non-scandal after all. It's become so hard to predict what will hold his attention anymore.

But poor Brucie: Evidently, he was so drunk -- er, impressed by his own cleverness -- no, drunk -- that he forgot to use correct grammar in the second panel. Referring to three people collectively as "him"? C'mon, man -- that's a first-grader's mistake.

Thanks, though, for providing us with yet another reminder (as though we needed it) of why "Mallard Fillmore" will forever remain a vast, arid wasteland of humor: because humor requires an element of truth in order to be funny.

Iron Dragon said...

I'm waiting to see if Tinsley says anythign about the republicans who want to use taxpayer money to clean up the oil spill instead of making BP pay to clean up their own mess. Hell, he could even couch it in terms of them not being proper conservatives, ignoring personal responsibility and stealing from taxpayers. I highly doubt it would happen though

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/boehner-government--ie-taxpayers--should-help-pay-for-oil-spill.php

Tog said...

Since Batshit's running on fumes this week, I'd like to revisit those slightly-even-less-relevant strips from a few weeks back, in which Batshit depicted Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid high in their ivory tower (WHAT), looking down upon the growing swirl of right-thinking teabaggers (oh ho ho ho) and referring to them as "ants" and "prolls."

...I wonder if Batshit will have anything--anything at all--pithy to say about BP's ongoing campaign to say the stupidest, most ill-advised things imaginable under the circumstances.

(And while I'm on my TPM kick--I've come to love that place--here's someone who's bound to become Batshit's next "great hope for the GOP.")

Tog said...

Oh, hi, Iron Dragon. I see we had similar ideas.

And dayamn, lookit this:

(quote) Yesterday, after Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle met with Senate Republicans for the first time, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) commented to Fox News on her performance.

"She did a good job. She's an articulate lady," Isakson said. "This was an introduction. It wasn't the kind of speech you would give to the unwashed back home. She was talking to her colleagues." (endquote)

Wow, Johnny-boy. I'll bet your own "unwashed back home" really love you right about now.

Kip W said...

Isn't "articulate" the height of patronization when a Democrat says it about someone who's not a white man?