Thursday, August 19, 2010

Edward Abbey Would Be Pissed!

So I'm perusing my usual news outlets the other day, seeing what is going on in the world around me. One of my checkpoints is the GPB website. It usually gives me state goings on that you can't find in, well, really ANY other place.

The article states basically that the state of Georgia has formed a blue ribbon committee to decide the feasibility and implementation of CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OF OUR STATE PARKS! Naturally, (after I picked myself up from the anger stroke I suffered) I reached for my pens and paper...

If anyone needs me, I'll be at my local state park with a chainsaw, a surly attitude, and a dog-eared copy of "The Monkeywrench Gang".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buzzword: "Irritable"

One of my biggest problems with the modern political machine is the usage of catchphrases and buzzwords. They do it to pound an image into the heads of the public but all it does to me is enrage and drive me to things like cartooning.

So Sarah Palin is at it again. Flying around the country endorsing GOP members in state races, she has taken to referring to all of them as "Momma Grizzlies" (oddly ALL of them are women. "Not sure about their politics but hey, you can't call a DUDE 'Momma'. Jeez! THINK, McFly!"). Say it once I'm okay with it, do it the second time and I think you're lazy with metaphors, and any more than that I want to shove your head into an industrial meat grinder. Yeah, she keeps doing it...

So I wondered what a REAL grizzly momma would think.

My favorite part went from the joke to the baby bears when I worked on it. They were just making me laugh as I drew them. They still do.

In the course of my daily consumption of news and information which will only anger me, I came across a story about Newt Gingrich visiting Iowa for the sixth time THIS YEAR. I bet Iowa is a beautiful state. I would LOVE to go see the Field of Dreams. But the only reason a politician goes to Iowa that much in one year is if he is gearing up for a run at the White House. And I think the one thing that Democrats and Republicans can both agree on...

...Newt Gingrich is a terrible person.