Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Econ Misers

Sometimes my job involves "research." Sometimes that "research" is pissing away the morning watching Heat Miser and his brother on You Tube. Sometimes something comes of it.

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Lesser Predecessor

People often ask me if I miss President Bush--the implication being that he created so much material for satirists that we could coast. His war with the English language was amusing, but his tenure was so awash in tragedy--both circumstances beyond his control and his often disastrous responses to them. I always welcome fresh blood. Especially arrogant fresh blood. It's also preferable to kick people when they're up.

Crash and Learn

This seemed important at the time. I do wish Desiree Rogers had invoked Executive Privilege before I drew this cartoon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Psych Flops

This was too much for me to resist. Funny movie, "votes" rhymes with "goats," and a chance to satirze Harry Reid's unwarranted confidence in his mental abilities.

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CNN is still monkeying with the new site and I'm told my material is hard to find. That should be corrected by Friday. Meanwhile, here's last week's cartoon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Moderation is for Moderates

I couldn't work the term "Yezhovshchina" into this cartoon, so I had to settle for Man Coulter and Rush.

Stealth Health

I think I could make this plan work for my family.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fox in the Zen House

Just how many un-winnable wars is this administration planning on getting into?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tax the Suckers

Man, that's a great show, and the principles are fun to draw. I'm not really sure what they have to do with health care, but the both the recess and the end of season two were fast approaching. I was trying to work in Rahm Emanuel being a vampire---Maxine Waters thinks he sucks---but it seemed forced.

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Remember when this was the most important event in the world?

Birther Control

Birthers=Idiots. But that would have been a bit simple for a comic strip.

Friday, July 24, 2009

CNN Cartoon Clicks

CNN should have the latest Cartoon Clicks up later this morning. It was this or Skip Gates, and we've all seen the kind of trouble you can get into when you weigh in on that. If it's still around next week, and barring Madonna's death I think it will be, I'm going to take a crack at it.

One Small Step for Health Care

I do love me some "Capricorn One" and any excuse, no matter how questionable to sneak it in.

White House Mess

This just seemed to fit. And it was a good way to show how dickish the R's can be.

Break It Up

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Stalk in the Woods

Drawing cartoons critical of the GOP right now is a little like picking on the Detroit Lions. Then again, the Lions aren't fond of telling the rest of us how to live our lives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Carry On

I live for the days when a resident of a Christian-Oriented Group Home admits he's been banging his friend's wife. Then I find out they were both on his payroll. You stay classy, Poor Man's James Brolin.

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Executive Privileged

Clever wordplay and Constitutional detours make Mike a happy boy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Strut Instinct

Sitting presidents talking to the portraits of their predecessors became a cliche long ago. I think I've freshened the concept with President Obama strutting past them. I had KISS playing in my mind the entire time I drew this. They do seem very pleased with themselves.

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Speaking to the Islamic World is tricky business. Satirizing it is even trickier.

Judicial Marvel

Early in my Jazzy John Romita-Spiderman-centric adolescence, MARVEL debuted "Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword." She lived in the age of Conan and was a million times hotter than the future Associate Justice.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Backyard Living

I couldn't make up Joe Biden. I'm so glad Obama picked him. Things might have been very boring otherwise.

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More Star Trek...

Company Woman

I'm actually surprised the Speaker didn't float this angle.

Red Shirt Republicans

Like so many things in my life, I'm half-assed at being a Trekkie (errr Trekker). Still, I've got enough game to lay out the Kobayashi Maru and Prime Directive on the Rs.


I was on vacation from everything, especially updating this blog. Upon my return, Arlen Specter seems mighty dated.

Don't Fear the Squeaker

I've been traveling and while all the airplanes didn't cause me to catch the flu, it did keep me from updating the blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Statuary Gall

I've had a thing about Grover for a while. I spoke with him years ago for an article for Washingtonian. As part of his Reagan Legacy Project, he was trying to bump the first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, from the ten for you-know-who. An aircraft carrier seems appropriate for now. Still call the DC airport "National."

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Everyone loves a good military success story where training and skill overcome long odds and defeat pure evil. Well, almost everyone.

Kumar Goes to the White House

I wasn't completely happy with how this turned out. "The Dude" is very important to me and I hate to do a ham-fisted job with personal iconography. Also---it's a minor sin not having Neil Patrick Harris in this cartoon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

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Roamin' Catholic

Newt as a Catholic---where to start? The whole genesis, excuse the expression, of his third marriage is a good place. He said he wanted to worship alongside his wife Callista, who is described as a "Devout Catholic" on their website. Let's add it up--their trysts would occur after Newt watched her sing with the choir at the National Shrine of the Basilica. He was running around on his second wife and Callista was already in a relationship with a member of Newt's staff. Yup, he'll fit in just fine. Or maybe I'm bitter because I gave up alcohol for Lent.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Man with the Plan

The WH Press Corps is lousy with Roll Call alumni and my editor, Charlie Mitchell was cool with me working them into this cartoon. Meanwhile, Congress continues to prove itself the weakest sister in government.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chinese Checkers Speech

I really like drawing Obama smoking. A cigarette is becoming part of my caricature and it gives me something to do with his hands. Also fast becoming part of the Presidential caricature--his teleprompter.

There's a lot I like about this cartoon. I get to do a "Hu-Who?" joke; take another swipe at Bush; revisit "Too Big To Fail"; and oh yeah, preview our new, capitulatory relationship with our Chinese Overlords.

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This premise is flawed. There are plenty of plans--just a dearth of good ones.

Kid Rocks

So this Chas Tenenbaum-look-a-like read Barry Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative." Then he spent three minutes reading the Cliff's Notes at CPAC to a bunch of Republicans who had never heard of it. They ate it up, never realizing that he's the closet thing Bill Buckley's old outfit has to an intellectual these days.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Backyard Kipling

The similarities between how the Obama and Bush administrations govern are as stark as their policies are different. In both cases, every issue is a crisis that requires immediate action---NO TIME TO THINK---and these actions are all based on best case scenario. I spoke with a bunch of my neighbors while I was leaning on my rake Saturday and no one thinks there will be robust growth by 2010. How can Obama?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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I'm glad I just have to draw cartoons about this stuff rather than actually having to solve these problems.