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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:31 PM
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:36 PM
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1. Does anyone else notice that the first cartoonist is functionally illiterate?
"Muslims extremists?" "Againgst?"

I don't mind being compared to a Jihadist by a complete moron. I also love his condescending portrait of "real folks."
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:16 PM
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6. Yeah, the alcoholic
nose.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:40 PM
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11. I thought it was just a typo
I figure he missed a comma between the first two words and misspelled the other... mind you, I don't think an English degree is a requirement for a cartoonist... :P
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 02:05 PM
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12. Times were, you didn't NEED an English degree to write above the level of a High Schooler...
...of course, after seeing the out-of-clasroom literacy of high schoolers on public forums like YouTube, perhaps we've all taken several steps backwards when it comes to writing and understanding language. Of course, I doubt that Germany, France, or even the UK has this problem...

Ever see Idiocracy? Mike Judge was an optimist.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 03:47 PM
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15. And what the hell do the Danes have to do with anything?
:shrug:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:45 PM
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21. Are you being facetious or really not sure?
Remember the riots about the Mohammad cartoons in the Danish paper?
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:14 PM
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20. In architecture school
we had a saying: You can letter or you can spell but you can't do both at the same time.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:56 PM
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23. The same is said in engineering school...
But the printing is so pretty, so precise... it's being drawn. That requires the other side of the brain.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:42 PM
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2. the New Yorker has to be loving it!
Sy Hersch writes really compelling articles, but that doesn't up sales. This issue is sure to be something of a collector's item.

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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 05:19 PM
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17. They just boosted their circulation big time.
How funny that a good part of that might be among RW'ers.


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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:54 PM
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22. Fear sells... eom
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:06 PM
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3. I like the last one. nt
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:08 PM
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4. me too
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slick8790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:10 PM
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5. Me too. n/t
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:28 PM
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8. Tom Toles has a similar one:
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:36 PM
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9. I always like his stuff. Why don't they get him to do covers? nt
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 03:09 PM
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13. The sophisticated can spot the difference!
:rofl: :yourock:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 10:47 PM
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26. Tom Toles gets it.
Michael Richards thought he was being funny, too.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:58 PM
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24. Me too... perspective is everything...
As are expectations. One periodical is known for satire, the other isn't.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:26 PM
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7. New York blogger Andy Ostroy doesn't
think it's funny..

"The New Yorker's Willie Horton Incident"

<snip>

"In the Fall of 1988's presidential election the GOP's attack machine, led by Karl Rove's dirty-politics mentor Lee Atwater, ran ads against Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis for allowing convicted murderer Willie Horton to be freed on weekend furlough during which time he committed rape and robbery. George H.W. Bush, the Republican nominee, publicly stated that Dukakis had allowed Horton to "terrorize innocent people." The campaign was designed to tap voters' worst racial stereotypes and fears. And it worked."

Cut to 2008. In its July 21 issue, in an unconscionable display of poor taste, racial insensitivity, fear-mongering and bad timing, the venerable highbrow literary journal New Yorker put a cartoon on its cover depicting Democratic presumptive nominee Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as fist-pounding, machine-gun-toting, flag-burning Muslim terrorists. What on Earth were they thinking? Just some 'good-natured satire' designed to mock America's racist dumbasses, right? But the humor has fallen way short of what was intended. Quite frankly, the cover is incredibly offensive and highly irresponsible."


<more>
http://www.ostroyreport.blogspot.com/
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:39 PM
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10. Benson in the AZ Republic has another.
For some reason I can't get it to come up on DU.

Here's the link: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/benso...
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 03:11 PM
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14. I tried to too but it says it contains illegal code. Strange.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 05:21 PM
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18. Lol... yep, same thing.
Edited on Wed Jul-16-08 05:25 PM by Dr_eldritch
I put it in Photobucket, but it ain't happening.

I'm on a mission now!


Got it;




Had to 'save as' transfer, then rename.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 05:31 PM
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19. Thanks!
It seems to me that it's pretty much pointing out how both sides over-reacted but I'd like to hear other's opinions of it.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 04:19 PM
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16. That Utah Obama plate
is pretty funny. Is it satire or irony?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 09:29 PM
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25. I'm from Utah
:hi:
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