Today’s Editorial Cartoon is Part two of my experiment. Could I use the same image on two different days and on one day annoy conservatives and the next liberals. So today was the liberals turn.
For those under a rock this is all I posted yesterday.
So same image. I just pulled out the camera from the closeup on the sign in today’s version. Yes I am poking fun at you my liberal friends. My social media streams have been non stop about what a cruel man Mitt Romney is for wanting to send Big Bird and friends packing. Seriously? This is the biggest thing to come out of the debate that you disagree with?
Everyone complaining that PBS only accounts for $500Million. Yes I get it. In the grand scheme of things that is a pittance. HOWEVER, everyone thinks their project is important no matter how big or small. Guess what? It is the little projects that can add up to big bucks. In my opinion, EVERYTHING is on the table for cutting, reducing or completely overhauling costs. PBS, Defense, Foreign Aid, Medicare…. We can’t continue to cowtow to every special interest or because it is considered politically correct without taking a close look at how to save money in these programs.
What is sad is President Obama’s team jumped on the bandwagon and is running an ad that jumps in the fray. While a funny ad, it is stupid in the grand scheme of things. So stupid that cheers to Sesame Street for asking the President to stop using it’s name and image in a political campaign. See the ad and the response here.
Seems like you said it all. I noticed your conservative friends were mostly civil yesterday. I’m curious how the reactions will be today.
All my friends are civil. At least to my face..haha
Got to tweet this!
In a great somewhat turn of events, Sesame Street is upset that Obama is using them in his campaign. http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Obama-vs-Big-Bird-Sesame-Street-Upset-By-3933252.php
Looking at both strips, either way I think it was a jab at liberals on both sides, I know I saw it yesterday as what Democrats have as their priority. I just picture Obama answering his questions on Foreign Policy by saying “I killed (pause) Bin Laden… Romney (pause) killed Big Bird”
That would be a funny line.
Yep, mentions Sesame Street’s request in the article I linked to above. Good on them.
Of course you will twist it in your own way..hahah
What I love is that a lot of the people who are upset by this whole mess have been using images from Sesame Street in their memes and they lace them with profanity, so now when kids see those images, they could end up thinking it’s an official view of the beloved muppets. I don’t remember Sesame Street ever teaching us to hate those with differing views. Plus the way many people put Sesame Street on a pedestal, I think they don’t want it to go cause if their kids can’t learn something by watching… they might actually have to interact and teach their own children! (GASP!) lol
And if you can interact with your 205 kids and counting, and put out a killer webcomic…everyone should hah
Thanks for the “killer webcomic” comment and don’t forget, it will soon be 206 and counting!
keep it in your pants buddy
I am liberal and I agree there are way more important life influencing policy things to discuss rather than this. Maybe their ads should show big bird losing his house because he got sick and was dropped by his insurance company because he did not tell them he was treated for acne 25 years ago and did not mention it when applying… 🙂
that is thing I detest about being in the stretch of the election, knee jerk campaigning happens what a small percentage of the American people are griping about things in the heat of the moment instead of the overall issues at hand, and that goes to both parties. Because it puts across the feeling that they are trying to deter from what is really happening… “hey look at that rabbit over there!”
well said. has the whole country become ADD?
Big bird had acne?
I know what you mean, just the other day I… uh where am I? lol
I thought it was Wiley Coyote who bought stuff from ACME and he was trying to eat a little bird, not Big Bird.
Where am I?
If the unfettered free market is allowed to drive everything we will end up with crap crap crap. We are headed that way already. Look at commercial cable TV. 500 channels and from where I sit, 99% of it appears to be rubbish that transforms brains into blubber. Look at commercial processed food. CRAP CRAP CRAP and not only that it’s poison. What about public education? It’s going the same way. Schools are competing to see who can get junior the highest scores on standard tests instead of actually teaching him anything. If there was no grants for arts or PBS we would have Faux News for info. We would have precious few symphonies or fine art galleries — everyone would be covering Justin Bieber / drawing illustrations for advertising.
The reason this is the case is that people (in general present company excluded) are stupid fucks who wouldn’t recognize their own best interest if it bit them in the butt. They are too busy following celebrities, eating chips, surfing porn, and worrying about their image.
Cut the BIG stupid things! Like the military budget and loopholes for rich that tops the next 5 or 6 nations put together….
Big stupid things are high on my list. Sometimes the question too isn’t whether it is worthy to spend money on things but rather is the money being spent wisely.
Hubby and I saw the ad and just shook our heads. We have really issues out there. People out of work. An economy that sucks. And the liberals are stuck on Big Bird. When you don’t have anything else you use whatever smoke an mirrors you can to confuse the population. We’ll it’s not working for most of us.
You did an outstanding job looking at both sides of the aisle. I like how you always manage to do that.
Have a terrific day. We are off to start our bay cruise today. 🙂
Thanks but I kinda thought you would be happier with today’s version haha
I like the combination of the two. Doesn’t bother me since this PBS thing is a non-issue for me.
Thank you for making that. The president can’t take big bird away, even if funds get cut people will donate as they have in the past.
sorry and by cut, I mean they won’t completely cut out funding they might give them less but won’t cut it out entirely.
Again people need to differentiate PBS from Sesame Street. Funding is for the former not the latter
Lowest common denominator. What are the chance Joe the Plumber is really watching the Boston Pops?
His dad is from New England?
yes why can’t people understand this? It isn’t that hard to understand.
The thing is, the whole Big Bird deal came up because Romney mentioned it… and now his side says “why are we talking about Big Bird”? well, for a kicker, he brought it up. Why on earth did this guy mention firing Big Bird and Jim Lehrer during the debate in the first place? Did he think people would be sympathetic to that?
I think some of the conservative antipathy to PBS, is this general loathing of anything that was part of the Great Society or the New Deal. PBS is one of the easiest things from the Great Society to kill off, apparently… and they are trying hard to get around the voting rights act of 1965 (with Voter ID… the new improved poll tax), something else from that era, but that’s another topic.
Just about anyone you talk to watched Sesame Street before they were old enough to go to school. How many people do you know learned their ABC’s from Sesame Street? I still remember the little jingles about counting and the ABC’s, and I was in the first Sesame Street generation of the late 60’s and early 70’s. I think PBS is a program that’s proven it’s merit, and yes, it is worth “borrowing money from China”.
Don’t know why he mentioned it. I took it as him saying there are a bunch of things that need to be looked at (though unlike him, I would include areas he would not)
Again we have to separate Sesame Street from PBS. PBS is the station that Sesame street appears. It is not owned by PBS nor does it use government funds to operate. If PBS went under, Sesame Street would still be available.
That said, PBS won’t go under even if the government stopped supporting it.
Our stupid government always cuts funding to important things like health, education, police, emergency services etc to save money so they can waste more money on stuff that ain’t really important. Sport gets extra funding all the time while they chop the guts outta the things the community really relies on.
Sport gets a bunch of funding…hmmmm I don’t recall Tasmania being an Olympic powerhouse
Oh yes we used a different name so the Big North Island called Australia wouldn’t get jealous. This year we competed under the name “The People’s Republic of Chine” A play on the letters for “Tasmanian People’s Representative Olympic Contenders”
Ironically I actually have an Olympic comic scheduled for this Friday
China not chine. Stupid keyboard again…
I think they are more jealous of the alternate name
I’ll have to Google PBS. Here PBS stands for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme which subsidised certain prescription medications for people on low income, pensions etc
Public Broadcasting System…sorry Tony
You’ve really stirred things up now! Good job. They should have made enough money on Elmo dolls a few years ago to support the program for years…. I like the rational discussions here. I don’t mind which side of the fence anyone is on but we should be able to talk about it without yelling and you should know why you’re voting the way you are.
Thanks. I am all for civil discourse. Disagree, be passionate but don’t be an ass..haha
I love it!! It’s the best the other side can come up with after they took a solid whooping at the debate.
Thanks Mona…got your costume?
I wonder how many years it would take ‘Count Von Count’ to count up to 16 trillion?!
16 trillion seconds assuming he could count that fast.
267 Billion Minutes
4.44 Billion Hours
Over 12 million years.
Wow. If the count retires you can take his place.
Doesn’t pay enough
But the government can subsidize you. (I do know the difference between funding for Sesame Street and PBS.) You could be a special case and maybe get subsidized though. I am thinkin’ of applying for a grant to compile a book of all my wisdom…about $12 should do it but I am askin’ for a couple of million because that would be easier to get.
in dog years… is how long we have been on earth. oh wait. that was on a web political ad. it must be true right?
I just found out that the 7-1 ratio only works for big dogs
I suspect numbers THIS BIG can’t really be related to… almost causes them to lose power. Breaking them down (like you did above) seems to demonstrate their impact a bit better. To me, anyway.
I am all about laying out the facts in bite sized pieces
Politicians need to start discussing important issues, like the state of chocolate.
Chocolate is a state? Who is the governor?
Good job on showing the pettiness on both sides of the aisle! I have been commenting and sharing the jabs and blunders from both campaigns for a couple of weeks now. I, quite frankly, can’t imagine voting for either candidate. The best I can come up with is, well, if we keep Obama, at least we know what we have… sorta…
Still on the fence myself Tommy, though I am of the ilk that I don’t like to make the same mistake twice.
I like that the liberal’s gritted teeth looks just like Mitt’s….wait a second! It’s Mitt in drag!
All the women I draw look like men in drag
Well I’m glad I don’t live under a rock. 🙂
I do 😯
Lynn lives on a rock, Loon lives under it.
This PBS thing has been blown so out of proportion it isn’t funny. Personally, I like certain programs on PBS, and to a small degree, some of the funding for PBS can be replaced by shows like Sesame Street, which pulls in serious wampum with their licensing and marketing fees.
But, as Eddie Murphy once said with a straight face, “Welcome To Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood”.
People keep missing my comment on this. PBS is only the outlet to show Sesame Street. While they can garner ad revenue from showing it, they don’t get the licensing dollars from the show.
The next installment is today’s cartoon shown on a sign carried by an angry conservative…and so on and so on…egad, it’s a Möbius strip of comic strips!
I’m too lazy though
Unfortunately, that’s usually the level of debate in this country. All the horrible policies of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, this is what gets discussed. Gary Johnson 2012!
And 95% of Americans respond Gary who?
Worth peaking out from under that rock for.
Thanks…hope it isn’t too cold under there.
the comic is like a Russian nesting doll, both are funny. It’s interesting what gets blown up in the media.
Thanks Starla….I should make a Russian Nesting doll of politicians
A poke in the eye within a poke in the eye!
You have sparked off a wicked debate here Bearman and
I would usually stick my nose in, I mean get involved
but as I am from over the pond I will leave you all to
it, I really like your second offering on this theme
though and everyone else does too, which is definitely
more important than Obama and Romney’s tantrums 🙂
Have a wickedly enjoyable
rest of weekend Bearman 🙂
I think the political sideshow is simply there to draw attention away from the fact that NO ONE is qualified to lead these days. I get a knot in my stomach watching these guys spew forth their fountains of liquid BS.