Friday Nite Lite: The Real Santa and “Mrs. Claus”

Good Evening

I think this editorial cartoon by Paul Berge below about sums up the whole Megyn Kelly thing perfectly:

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Now that is hilarious!

For another example of the perfect execution of the art-form that is political editorial cartoons, h/t Kathy for this link:

Our Problems and Flaws Turned Into Cartoons by Angel Boligan | Bored Panda

Art can be used to express powerful ideas and messages, and Cuban cartoonist Angel Boligan’s political and social cartoons are a perfect example of just how expressive and critical art can be. His extensive collection of comics provide a scathing commentary on contemporary politics and society.

Each comic bears a deep and powerful meaning. Don’t just take our word for it – Boligan has received more than 130 international awards for his work. Perhaps the most impressive thing about his comics is that, no matter how diverse the subject matter, they always seem to hit hard. Although he often takes on on topics like consumerism, corruption and hypocrisy, he has no problem transcending the public political topics traditionally handled by artists and take on social and emotional issues like loneliness, vanity and despair, which are more often handled by the fine arts and literature.

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Take a look at those cartoons, but this one is wonderful:

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The rest of tonight’s funnies in no particular order.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico.com – 12/17/2013

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(and that was from Politico!)

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – 12/16/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson, Philadelphia Daily News – 12/16/2013

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That reminds me…Good Grief and Great Tits by Dan Savage – Seattle Features – The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper

There’s something I should probably come clean about at the start of this piece. I didn’t read the whole thing—but why should I have to read the whole thing? Lord knows Sarah Palin didn’t write the whole thing.

Another confession: I haven’t even started to read the thing.

I’ve been carting Sarah Palin’s new book around with me for weeks. My copy of Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas has accompanied me to work and to the gym and back home again. This book has been to bars in four states, it’s been stuffed in the lockers of three gyms, it’s been stowed under the seat in front of me on six flights—it’s even been to a kink-world-famous dungeon in San Francisco that I recently toured for professional reasons. (You know how Jen Graves visits artists’ studios and Bethany Jean Clement eats in nice restaurants? It was like that, just with hooks in the ceiling.)

About the only place this book hasn’t been is in my hands, open and upright, with my eyes pointed at it. But that’s about to change. Because I’m going to read this book in 20-minute bursts over the next eight hours. Why 20-minute bursts? Because that’s how long it takes for a batch of my mother’s Slog-famous Christmas Snowball cookies to bake. I’m going to put a tray in the oven, read, swap trays out, read some more.

And I think it’s fair to say that by the end of the day today—after all my Christmas cookies are baked—I will have read more of this book than Sarah Palin wrote.

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Here’s a picture of Sarah Palin’s grandson—who for a time was the most famous fetus on the planet (2008, Republican National Convention)—and a quote:

“‘All this for me? And I wasn’t even very good!’

—My grandson, Tripp Easton Mitchell [Johnston], upon seeing the presents beneath the Christmas tree, 2012″

All this for me—and I wasn’t even that good. Translate that into Latin and it could be on the Palin family’s coat of arms.

Ha, okay, but this is the part that connects to the cartoon above:

Page 5: Here I learn something I didn’t know and, if I were Sarah Palin, something I wouldn’t want anyone to know. But Sarah hustles this fact to the front of the book because she sure as hell wants us to know it: Sarah surprised Todd with a “nice, needed, powerful gun” for Christmas in 2012. It was a “small act of civil disobedience,” Palin writes, prompted by “the anti-gun chatter coming from Washington.”

What was inspiring that anti-gun chatter in Washington in December of 2012? Oh, right: Twenty children and six teachers were shot dead in their classrooms by a deranged asshole with a “powerful gun.” And before the grieving mothers and fathers of Newtown, Connecticut, could put their dead children in the ground, Sarah Palin ran out gun shopping. Buying Todd a gun in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary was “fun,” Palin writes—and, again, an act of “civil disobedience.” Because gun nuts are a persecuted minority.

This paragraph about gun shopping in December of 2012—one first grader at Sandy Hook was shot 11 times—ends with Palin bragging about her tits. I’m not kidding.

Okay, I have to put the book down. I’m five pages into Good Tidings and Great Joy and… Jesus Fucking Christ… I have got to put down this toxic little shitstain of a book. I’m going to go wash my eyes out with hydrogen peroxide. Be right back.

And what was the brag about her tits? Something about Todd may have the gun, but Sarah has the rack. (Per one of the comments in that link.)

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer – 12/16/2013

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A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE – Political Cartoon by Deb Milbrath, Cartoon Movement – 12/17/2013

Cartoon by Deb Milbrath - A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 12/17/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Paul Fell, Artizans Syndicate – 12/17/2013

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AAEC – Political Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune – 12/17/2013

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Blowhard – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 12/17/2013

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Blowhard

Shooting Backwards – Political Cartoon by Jen Sorensen, Self-syndicated – 12/17/2013

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Shooting Backwards

Black Santa – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 12/19/2013

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Black Santa

12/20 Luckovich cartoon: Just ducky | Mike Luckovich

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Pope Frank – Political Cartoon by Steve Artley, Artleytoons – 12/20/2013

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Pope Frank

Ghost of Boehner Past – Political Cartoon by Steve Artley, Artleytoons – 12/19/2013

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Ghost of Boehner Past

Solid Rock Congress – Political Cartoon by Steve Artley, Artleytoons – 12/13/2013

Cartoon by Steve Artley - Solid Rock Congress

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun – 12/20/2013

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Duck Doctrine by Political Cartoonist Pat Bagley

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Political Supplements by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

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White Santa by Political Cartoonist Joe Heller

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Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: ‘Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation’

Embattled “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been suspended from his show by A&E for his remarks about gays and African-Americans, and now some high-profile conservatives are rallying to his side and defending him. On Friday, GOP congressional candidate Ian Bayne went all in, comparing Robertson to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” Bayne said in an email to supporters.

“What Parks did was courageous,” he added. “What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”

Robertson’s anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ comparing homosexuality to bestiality have received quite a bit of attention. But he also commented on the state of African-Americans during the Jim Crow era, claiming that they were all carefree and totally happy with their (unequal) status:

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field. … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.

These people are real assholes!

Duck Nasty by Political Cartoonist Nate Beeler

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Duck Nasty is right!

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14 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: The Real Santa and “Mrs. Claus””

  1. Hey, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to read any of the blog or comments. Hope to catch up tonight. Anyway, just enjoy this thread and see you later.

  2. dakinikat says:

    Love the pope on the wrecking ball!!!

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Me Too. That was definitely my favorite. Frank is Like a wrecking ball

      Thank you JJ. You never cease to amaze and to lighten the load with your cartoon lineup.

      • I am so fucking tempted to put that top one with the gay black Santas on my friends FB page…the racist gay hater in the corn fields…I swear, that whole shit with the duck people though, the shit they said about the happy singing black people pissed me off more than the stuff about the shit he said about the gay people. Does that make me a bad person mouse?

        • bostonboomer says:

          Do it!!

        • ANonOMouse says:

          JJ. You’re a terrific person. I think you have the “RIGHT” to do whatever you want with your Facebook page, So be yourself, stand for what you believe in, but beware of the Duck people backlash. :-)

  3. RalphB says:

    LOL!

  4. RalphB says:

    Richard Mayhew’s ACA post today. Things are looking up for enrollments.

    Balloon-Juice: Good news everybody

    … I work in a non-expansion state. My company runs a Medicaid managed care plan. New enrollment is above typical pace at this time of year as people who were eligible but never signed up for Medicaid are signing up from the Exchange. On the private insurance Exchange side the pace of tiny niggling glitches, fixes and tweaks that we have to make on our systems have been expanding geometrically in the past two weeks as enrollment is coming in. And that enrollment is at a scale where there are a sufficient number of odd cases to find glitches that weren’t discovered in a six month testing cycle.

    There is a very good chance that on January 1, 2014 seven or eight million people will have health insurance that they otherwise would not have had.

    That is a win and I’ll celebrate that while I enjoy my Christmas bonus of Glen Livet 21 tonight.

    • RalphB says:

      In other ACA news, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4:3 to uphold a legislative board’s decision to approve the Medicare expansion at the request of Gov Kasich,

  5. bostonboomer says:

    The Boehner as Marley cartoon is brilliant!

  6. RalphB says:

  7. NW Luna says:

    Great cartoons, JJ. (just catching up myself). The humor is very much appreciated these days!