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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

What's Mallard raving about today?

Memorial Day

"So on this day of silent remembrance and solemn prayer I ask all Americans, wherever you are, whoever you're with, whatever you're doing, to pause in national unity at 3:00 this afternoon. I ask you to ring a bell, or offer a prayer, say a silent 'thank you.' And commit to give something back to this nation -- something lasting -- in their memory; to affirm in our own lives and advance around the world those enduring ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity for which they and so many generations of Americans have given that last full measure of devotion."

- A Socialist Muslim Usurper at Arlington National Cemetery


Tog said...

Batshit has Mallard declare his devotion to the men and women destroyed by the GOP's endless thirst for war by scrawling out someone else's words over a drawing of the flag of the Polarized States of MERIKA NUBBER WUN!!1 WOOOO!!!1

It's quintessential Tinsley, as honest and sincere as an eight-dollar bill. I guess I should be pleased he bothered to "remember" this time.

Lest We Forget: President Alzheimers Jellybean sent Marines into Lebanon with a lot of provocative tough-guy talk--only to swiftly withdraw after almost 300 US and French troops were killed in the bombing of a poorly-secured barracks. So in one sense, Uncle Dick and Junior Bush DID carry on the Reagan Legacy--except the withdrawal part.

Randy said...

@Tog: If only Bush Sr. had done "the withdrawal part" so well. . . .

Kip W said...

Touching! "All these children of God, under bleak and lifeless mounds.... Here they lie, never to hope, never to pray, never to live, never to heal, never to laugh, never to cry...." No, wait, that's the heartfelt eulogy St. Ronnie said over the SS graves at Bitburg.

NickE said...

Hey! This is fun!

"Beneath your dancing feet lie the tombs of tortured men."

-- Some surrender-monkey faggy Frenchy

Steve-O said...

Was this quote before or after St. Ronnie of Santa Barbara started funding Central American death squads?

Frank Stone said...

Of course it's Reagan. Because he's the right-wingers' Daddy figure of choice, and everything Daddy said or did was right and true and perfect.

By the way, what the heck is Mallard holding? A notebook? A picture frame? An iPad? Apparently we're supposed to guess (again).

Kaitlyn said...

It's a wall of text, which is acceptable, but it's incredibly hard to read.

Someone needs to tell him that doing the text on the computer won't help the terrorists.

How I can appreciate Reagan's wise words if I can't read them?

rewinn said...

The quote came years after he treasonously offered the Ayahtollah a better deal if he held off releasing the hostages until after the election (although to be fair, he paid his debt - there may be no honor among thieves, but the corrupt can have understandings.)
I don't recall whether it came before or after he got hundreds of people killed in an invasion of Grenada (...I'm counting Grenadans as "people" even tho they aren't American...) to stop a nonexistant Cuban threat but mostly to distract America from the deaths in Lebanon @Tog reminds us of. But the most striking thing about the quote is that it's not about the dead at all; it starts "I am under no illusion that I can ... blah blah blah" ... it's a cynical homily about what a humble guy I am and what a great nation we are and those who died for our nation should be proud to serve us.

That explains the eagerness rightwingers have for creating more graves at Arlington. Someone who REALLY "supports the troops" wouldn't send them to die except as a last resort which (with the exception of the Osama mission) hasn't been true since Korea.

rewinn said...

Oh and as for today's "cartoon" -it's not enough that it is poorly laid out, badly drawn and inanely conceptualized.

It also forgets - we are still in two-and-a-half wars!

As Doonesbury reminds us, anyone who waxes sentimental on Memorial Day without working to end this wars is just masturbating with the flag.

Rootbeer said...

In memoriam Ronald Reagan, or in memoriam American war casualties? I honestly can't tell with this guy.

It remains a shame that Bruce Tinsley fails at taking any advantage of this visual medium. Instead of a wall of text, why not show an image of what President Reagan did to honor those who lost their lives in battle?

Maybe trace a photo of his visit to Bitburg?