Friday Nite Lite: Disgusted and AngryPosted: January 11, 2013
<——– Looks like Karl Rove…yes?
Hey y’all, tonight’s cartoons really can not be labeled as disgusted and angry, that is just my mood the last 28 hours. I guess since I have nothing nice to say I should just get on with it.
Let us start first with this news out of Ohio…Montpelier school board approves carrying of handguns by custodial staff .
I will just post the money quotes for you:
The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff.
“Sitting back and doing nothing and hoping it doesn’t happen to you is just not good policy anymore. There is a need for schools to beef up their security measures,” Supertendent [sic] Jamie Grime told The Blade today. “Having guns in the hands of the right people are not a hindrance. They are a means to protect.”
Mr. Grime said their legal counsel advised that Ohio’s gun law allows for school boards to authorize employees to possess weapons on school grounds if they pass the requirements of the concealed-carry law.
The school district will pay for the employees to undergo a two-day training class in mid March, when instructors with the Tactical Defense Institute of West Union, Ohio, will give them a defense class on handgun use in Montpelier.
My son made the observation…that school custodians hate their jobs and can’t stand the kids. Yup, that sure is a smart idea to arm these low wage janitors with handguns…but I guess with such involved and time-consuming training…what could go wrong.
One more link before we get to the cartoons. There is an article up at Cagle which I think you all may appreciate, since the cartoon posts are kind of a favorite around here. Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » How to Draw a Political Cartoon by Daryl and Steve
And with that little tutorial, we will start with some early political/editorial cartoons…that being Satirical Maps of long ago. Check out the link for more by the way… Via BibliOdyssey:
‘The French Invasion, or John Bull, bombarding the Bum-boats’
Etching by James Gillray; published in London by Hannah Humphrey in 1793
Image source: British Museum
“A comic map, inscribed ‘A new Map of England & France’, actually showing England and Wales, the SW. corner of Scotland, the north of France, just including ‘Paris’, and the Belgian coast as far as Ostend. England is represented by the body of George III (John Bull), his head in profile to the right, wearing a fool’s cap composed of ‘Northumberland’. His left leg is drawn up, Norfolk forms the knee, the mouth of the ‘River Thames’ the ankle, Kent the foot. His outstretched right leg terminates as Cornwall.
From the coast, at the junction of ‘Hampshire’ and ‘Sussex’, issues a blast of excrement inscribed ‘British Declaration’, which smites a swarm of ‘Bum-Boats’ extending from Ushant to the mouth of the Seine. The map is divided (inaccurately, and with omissions, but with a rough correctness) into counties, Wales representing the flying coat-tails of the King, who strides across the ocean with great vigour.”
Hey, doesn’t that give the classic scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail a whole new meaning.
That fetus needs to be wearing a janitor uniform…don’t ya think? A mop in one
fin hand and a AK-47 in the other.
This is what our janitors look like in Banjoville on their days off!
(Actually, it is what most of the population here looks like. And considering that our local sheriff office has worked through an avalanche of concealed weapon permits…over 500 applications since Dec. 14th, you can bet there will be some pistol packing grandmas, Southern belles and banjo playing country folk carrying heat in the mountains of Georgia.)
Speaking of Southern Belles:
I love that one!
Y’all have a great evening…this is an open thread.