An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Another Day, Another Corner, Another Turning Point, Another Bombing…

Posted on | May 22, 2006 | No Comments


(AP WashPost) Bush Praises Political Progress in Iraq

(AP WashPost) Iraqi Vows ‘Maximum Force’ to End Attacks

And on a more personal note, as my regulars have noted, I’ve had a drastic loss of traffic in the last few months. I’ve been tearing my hair out trying to figure out what I’ve been doing wrong, when Fred’n’Bert suggested I look at Google image search with SafeSearch ON to see how many of my cartoons show up. Imagine my surprise to discover that 89% of my cartoons are ELIMINATED by the SafeSearch engine. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t target my work at children. I assume a mature readership, mature adolescents interested in politics and adults of voting age. There are a handful of cartoons that are what I would call “edgy” but which are in no way pornographic, no more than 20, and I’ve occasionally indulged in “ahem” profane language. Yet even with the SafeSearch “moderate” setting, the default setting, 88% of my cartoons are still CENSORED. Obviously, it has crossed my mind that perhaps some rightwing individuals have complained to Google about my content, using my edgier ‘toons to mischaracterize my political commentary. I’ve written Google and am hoping for a reply this week…more to follow…

Oh, yes, and congratulations to Barry Bonds, I guess, for tying Babe Ruth’s record … we’d have liked it better if you’d done it on hot dogs and beer…

And Bush finally said it: (AP) Bush: Iraq Slowly Reaching Turning Point


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