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A Pew survey came out last week showing that the ranks of Christians are declining in America, while the unaffiliated and other faiths are growing. Of course Christianity will remain a super-majority in the U.S. for decades to come, but it offers some hope that in the distant future, the religious right might lose their grip on national politics. Maybe.


Fri May 22, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT

Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love

by Mark Fiore

Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs, he’s reminded the world of the baggage he willingly carries. I’m not tarring him with the same brush as George W. Bush just because they are brothers. Jeb has voluntarily staffed his foreign policy team with 17 people from his brother’s administration. (This is out of a foreign policy team of 21, mind you.)

Sure, the dynasty thing is bad enough and it’s the same Bush family as before—but whether Jeb is a Bush or not, he deserves to be pilloried for putting people like Paul Wolfowitz in places where they might have an impact on, you know, foreign policy. (It boggles my mind Wolfowitz is actually showing his face in public, never mind appearing on cable news and advising another Bush.)  

Besides Wolfie, there are loads of other people on Jeb’s list of advisers—people like Porter Goss, who gets a bone-chilling shout out in this week’s Frontline piece. (Right after the 43 minute mark.) While the run up to the Iraq war may seem like a long time ago and a president or two away, Jeb is actively bringing these guys back.  

These inept hawks are the ones who took this country to war on a lie and actively contributed to the deaths of thousands of United States servicemen and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens. And remember, this was not just about "faulty intelligence," the George W. Bush administration (many of who are now in Jeb Bush’s circle of advisers), knowingly used false intelligence to make the case for an unnecessary war. It’s important to remember the recent past so we don’t put the same criminals and idiots in power again. Fortunately, things aren’t looking too good for Jeb right now, but the campaign has barely begun. Enjoy the cartoon, like, comment and all that other good stuff—and be sure to check out the links behind the cartoon.

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Wed May 20, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT

Cartoon: I'm my own man!

by laloalcaraz

Terrible Presidential candidate Jeb Bush has had a very hard time distancing himself from his brother George Jr., the worst President in US history. Okay, maybe he is showing some of them Republican Family Values they're always going on about, but man, Jebby can't seem to get the stink of the Iraq War, (a war which is unpopular with 66% of the public) because he won't deny his dumb bro. Who's the dumb bro now?

Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT

Cartoon: Biker Lives Matter

by Matt Bors

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Tue May 19, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT

Cartoon: My alma mater

by keefknight

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Mon May 18, 2015 at 02:59 AM PDT

Cartoon: Critical reactions

by Tom Tomorrow

Cartoonists have been getting attention lately, and not in a good way, from the renewed debate over Charlie Hebdo to Pamela Geller's provocations to the story that I just ran across about a 28 year old woman arrested in Iran for drawing a cartoon about contraception. Meanwhile, jihadists continue to call for the death of cartoonists -- as if we didn't have enough to worry about already. Who knew this profession would turn out to be so fraught with peril?

Oh, and if you want to save Sparky, all you have to do is clap your hands and believe -- and join Sparky's List!

Update: I strongly urge you to read this newly-released report from the Committee to Protect Journalists: Cartoonists Under Threat.


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I’m fascinated with conspiracy theories the same way I’m interested in cryptids. I know they’re garbage, but it’s still fun to see the mental gymnastics the true-believers do to bend the facts to their will. Or maybe they’re all true and my dismissiveness is just proof that I’ve been brainwashed by the lizard people.


Fri May 15, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT

Cartoon: Obama trades transparency

by Mark Fiore

After a little smack-down by the Senate, the Most Transparent Administration Ever is still trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Most Transparent Way Possible. If by "transparent" you mean members of Congress having to read the actual text of the trade deal in a secure basement room with no cell phones or notes allowed and subsequent mention of the trade deal’s specifics forbidden.

Methinks there is more than meets the eye in this boring ol’ trade deal. What little we do know about the deal is that there are many aspects that stink to high heaven. Higher priced drugs? Check. Corporate tribunals outside of any legal system? Check. Bogus claims of transparency? Yup.

What is being trumpeted as the most amazing trade bill since, um, forever, seems to be more like a trinket-filled goodie bag for various corporate interests. Ah, to be a pharmaceutical company in love. Enjoy the cartoon and be sure to take a closer look at the additional links behind the cartoon!

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Who will the Koch Brothers choose to be their Presidential pet? Will it be Walker, Rubio, Bush, Paul, Cruz, or one of the myriad others continually emerging, fresh-faced and climate-change-denying, from the woodwork? It's hard yet to say, with a litter so large. All we know for certain is eventually, one cat will get all the kibbles.

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