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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

Tom Tomorrow's 1999 toon: gez this guy is good

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The artist and writer says to his readers:

'As a small reminder of how long we've been having the exact same conversation about guns, I'm posting a few of the cartoons I've written on the topic over the years. This one ran in the New Yorker in 1999''

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Reply Tom Tomorrow's 1999 toon: gez this guy is good (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 OP
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 #2
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #15
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #3
progressoid Dec 2012 #4
Octafish Dec 2012 #5
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 #6
Octafish Dec 2012 #7
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #8
SheilaT Dec 2012 #9
barbtries Dec 2012 #10
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #11
calimary Dec 2012 #19
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #23
bongbong Dec 2012 #12
JoeyT Dec 2012 #17
bongbong Dec 2012 #18
Delphinus Dec 2012 #13
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #14
diane in sf Dec 2012 #16
adirondacker Dec 2012 #20
DemoTex Dec 2012 #21
intheflow Dec 2012 #22
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #24
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #25
Smilo Dec 2012 #26

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:06 PM

1. Damn

Uncanny.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:12 PM

2. Global warming

school shootings, corporate takeovers.

uncanny is right.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:21 PM

15. Sad but true.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:18 PM

3. Comics and Satirists - The Only Ones In America Who Seem To LEARN From History.

Rather than repeat it . . . again and again and again and again . . .. . .. . .

http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of-peace-and-pros,464/

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"

On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs, which would deepen the recession even further.

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Turning to the subject of the environment, Bush said he will do whatever it takes to undo the tremendous damage not done by the Clinton Administration to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He assured citizens that he will follow through on his campaign promise to open the 1.5 million acre refuge's coastal plain to oil drilling. As a sign of his commitment to bringing about a change in the environment, he pointed to his choice of Gale Norton for Secretary of the Interior. Norton, Bush noted, has "extensive experience" fighting environmental causes, working as a lobbyist for lead-paint manufacturers and as an attorney for loggers and miners, in addition to suing the EPA to overturn clean-air standards.

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"Finally, the horrific misrule of the Democrats has been brought to a close," House Majority Leader Dennis Hastert (R-IL) told reporters. "Under Bush, we can all look forward to military aggression, deregulation of dangerous, greedy industries, and the defunding of vital domestic social-service programs upon which millions depend. Mercifully, we can now say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton's America."

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:30 PM

4. Rec.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:32 PM

5. Tom Tomorrow is Totally Terrific

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Response to Octafish (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

6. I started in the 90s

with his stuff.
He made me look at Bill Clinton in an honest light.

He was in my local Denver
Westword edition.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. You said it, Ichingcarpenter: ''Honest.''



How much change has there been, really?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:48 PM

8. He is wrong about the time scale

It is happening a lot faster than 2099.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:49 PM

9. Rowan & Martin's Laugh In.

News of the Future.



The first half is dancing in the streets in 1989 as the Berlin Wall is torn down. Good punchline, I won't spoil it.

I watched that show regularly, and I could swear they had Ronald Reagan as President in 1988 any number of times, but this seems to be the only clip out there.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. that is amazing.

i guess it's true. the more things change the more they stay the same.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:52 PM

11. Awesome

 

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

19. Welcome to DU, Pretzel_Warrior!

Glad you're here! That cartoon was both great and terrible. Fits into the category of "gee, that'd be funny if it weren't true..."

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:06 AM

23. Thank you calimary! Your animated gif cracks me up.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

12. He be most remembered

 

For being the first to label gun-nuts as "Delicate Flowers".

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Response to bongbong (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:52 PM

17. He'll be most remembered

for Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:57 PM

18. That too

 

I got the hebe-jeebies in my first post.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:19 PM

13. Holy Cow!

Right on track.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:20 PM

14. Good find, man.

While it's a tad over-the-top at times(especially the weather & Kansas parts), sometimes, that's actually what makes such good satire, including in this case. Kudos to Tom for still putting out Onion-level stuff.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:41 PM

16. Weirdly the guy looks like Pres. Obama, except for the ears.

FYI who I volunteered and donated to to get elected and re-elected. Who had better not offer SS cuts.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

20. Yikes. I can remember thinking the country was going to swing some degree left

back then, after 2 decades of right wing corporate influence. Sadly I was wrong, and Tom was dead on.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

21. My dad's advice to me as I shipped out for Viet Nam:

"If you leave your bunker, wear your flak jacket and keep your head down."

Tom Tomorrow is my all-time favorite. A spot of Prescience, anyone?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:19 AM

22. ichingcarpenter, do you have a link to this?

I'd love to see the rest of his guns-over-the-years series. This was spot-on.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:53 AM

24. Wow! Absolutely none of that was happening in 1999, yet....

.... every bit of it has come true already exactly as he predicted.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

25. Unbelievably accurate (but, then... it IS Tom Tomorrow!)

K&R done with a heavy heart!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:41 PM

26. x 2

You summed it up exactly.

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