HAIL DUBYUS!

An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Just Remember This Rule When You Go To Vote On Tuesday :)

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I woke up with this idea today and thought, Man, I wish I wasn’t just a political/social commentator, this is a cute idea. Then I thought, well, everything you DRAW has a political/social context just by virtue of its being HERE. A variation of the “Pottery Barn” rule of Colin Powell, you break it, you take it? Only a bit more to the point, you bring it home, you get to take care of it for YEARS. And yes, it was inspired by “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” (not to mention Winsor McKay’s “Gertie the DInosaur”), but I decided not to do it in the style of the TV show, because it didn’t work in the context of my page :)

We see that John Kerry has stuck his foot in his mouth again. He really has to learn that you can’t change a punchline and think you’re still telling the same joke. His prepared speech shows that he left out an “us”. Well, there’s a world of difference between the two lines, with and without the “us”. And in these days of soundbyte politics, you must realize that NO ONE except your immediate audience is going to get the context. Everyone else will get the soundbyte. If Kerry is serious about an ‘08 run for the presidency, he’s going to have to learn to analyze his speeches in terms of the out-of-context quote.

We see also our old friend, Don Sherwood, is back in the news, having to pay his ex-mistress one-half mil for trying to strangle her. (AP) Rep. paying ex-mistress about $500K George Bush went to stump for him, but we though we should provide a timely reminder of what he got in trouble for :) from our archives.

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Was There Ever A Time When Garfield Was Funny?

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This cartoon is about the compromises that the Democrats have been making and continue to make with this evil administration. Support for a disastrous war taken up for no GOOD reasons (although plenty of bad reasons) has been linked to patriotism–support an open-ended war with no end strategy and you’re patriotic–call for a phased withdrawal and you’re an evil traitor who’s threatening the lives of “OUR BOYS”. There’s no middle ground given or taken. The Democrats who are jockeying for the position of being the next losing presidential candidate are falling over themselves to get mired in this trap lest they be called weak. But the real weakness is seen to be being the marionette on the string, trying to be a centrist when there’s no longer a center in American politics…(AP) Senate rejects calls on Iraq troop pullout

In the meantime, it has been four weeks since I wrote Google about their inappropriate limiting of all but 50-some HAIL DUBYUS! cartoons to adults-only searches. I have received no answer, other than the acknowledgment emails 4 weeks ago. Those of you who read this know that this is anything BUT a sexually explicit cartoon. I don’t think it comes as much of a surprise to note that our downgrading by Google came only a few months before Google launched its new Government Portal Site. I don’t believe HD is being specifically targeted, but I believe Google’s AI has been tuned to downgrade all administration-critical sites. But limiting this site to adults-only image searches is simply wrong. So, I have written Google again, not by email, but by real mail, explaining the problem. I will be loading the document onto my Google issue page later today (Now uploaded. also see the original discussion on the original Google adults-only page.)

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