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Monday, October 31, 2011

More meme slaying

Another take on things I see on Facebook.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Occupy Halloween!

My heart goes out to all the dedicated people showing the world what they think of our screwed up financial and political system. Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Affirmative action

Over the years I've struggled with the concept of affirmative action. I fully understand the need to give a helping hand to those who are in a situation that they would otherwise find it VERY difficult to rise above. On the other hand there's something fundamentally unfair feeling about it.

Here's an interesting opinion at HuffPo.

This week's poll poses the question: Does affirmative action work? Please answer in the poll to the right.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Old School Wednesdays: SAM strips from way back

I've been playing around with the idea of publishing my old strips (from, like, 10 years ago) into a book and include some new material as well. So I thought it might be a good idea to start posting these strips for people who have most likely never read them. So I'm instituting "Old School Wednesdays". Enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween costumes

I was doing a little research on costumes for next week's strip and noticed something kind of messed up when I did image searches for boys and girls. I suppose I should be relieved to have two boys?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I drew this

A good friend of mine has been going to and organizing scooter rallies for years. I've done several illustrations that were used for patches (every rally has an official name and associated patch that people slap on their jackets).

Here are some others I did:
Resurrection Rally
Wicked Pissah Rally
Midnight Ride
Scooter Addict National Convention
Cocoa Beach Rally

Go check out some other sweet scooter patches here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tommy or Tammy

This is a pretty loaded story. I have to admit, this is a tough one for me to figure out. Basically an 11 year old biological boy is being given medication to delay puberty so he will have more time to decide his gender. My immediate reaction was giving hormone delaying drugs to an 11 year old kid sounds pretty messed up. But I had to take it with a grain of salt since I know nothing about this drug in terms of how damaging or beneficial it could be. I definitely don't agree with the analogy that it's like "performing liposuction on an anorexic child." That doesn't even make sense. Also interesting that the boy having lesbian parents is introduced immediately.

It sounds like the kid has several issues going on at the same time (threatening self mutilation of genitals, speech impediment, gender identity disorder…). Just not sure adding medication to the mix is a hot idea.

Thoughts? Would love to hear from people who have similar personal experiences.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

And your pundit president is...

Jon Stewart by a landslide. From the get go Stewart lead the pack and just kept pulling away. Coming in second was a bullet to the head. I was most surprised with Limbaugh's numbers compared to Hannity and O'Reilly. And right towards the end Maddow really pulled in votes. Not sure how to explain that one. There were definitely people I didn't include like Beck, Coulter and Olbermann but I get the feeling the final results would have been the same with Stewart on top. Thanks to everyone for voting!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thanks for Sharing

I little while ago I posted on Facebook about all the recent posts that have featured text within images to make them more visually appealing. So I thought I'd take a stab at some of the more popular ones I've noticed and...uh...tweak them a bit.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pundits are just unelected politicians without any balls

I listen to a lot of political pundits go on about whoever they're hating on that day. Namely I listen to Limbaugh, Maddow, O'Reilly, Stewart, Hannity, Matthews, Colbert, Maher,...pretty much everyone (except Glenn Beck. I tried. Can't do it.). Sure I agree with some more than others but over and over again I'm reminded of one common trait they share: they have ALL the answers but NONE of them have the courage to run for office.

This may sound like some weird endorsement of politicians but at least politicians have the balls to put their name on a ballot and let the public make up their minds. This would explain the recent trend of politicians choosing to become pundits instead of pursuing political office (Palin, Spitzer, Huckabee...). Think of the perks! You can't get voted out of your job, you're encouraged to make outlandish statements, you are put in a king-maker position and you can make a ton more money.

So this all leaves me with a burning question: Would your favorite pundit make a good president?

The Results are In!

Here are the results from last week's "Which GOP Candidate Would You Vote For Today?" poll. Your winner with 27% of the votes is RON PAUL. It was interesting to watch your votes come in. Romney hit a very early lead with Huntsman coming in a close and consistent second. Ron Paul third. Then towards the end Paul just blasted past Romney and Huntsman. Cain started to receive votes towards the end as well. And seeing hardly any action were Santorum, Bachmann and Gingrich.

Worthy of note, while Gary Johnson did better than the bottom three he's become an outsider, not being included in upcoming GOP debates. He's also going to be biking about 450 miles campaigning around New Hampshire. Gotta give it up for that.

Sunday, October 2, 2011