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Double Stuff

May
20

Figured I’d irk denizens of both ends of the political spectrum with a couple of cartoons today:

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15 Responses to “Double Stuff”

  1. Editorial on schools; cartoons on Tea Party, unions | Opinion Exchange

    [...] Cartoons on Tea Party, state unions Cartoonist Matt Davies comments on the New York state workers’ unions and Tea Party in cartoons published Wednesday and today. [...]

  2. Sara M.

    It is difficult to be “irked” by somebody whose rank partisanship and lack of evident critical thinking skills has devalued his political opinion into irrelevancy.

  3. Mark

    Great insight…the difference between a TeaPartier and a Repulican is that the Republican knows they’re lying … keep on keeping on …great work … Sara M.? I think the M is for Mindless or is having a Love Affair with Capitalism – Michael Moore reference … Reagonomics and the trickle down theory that never trickled down except for the collapse of the economy … Mindless minions and Lemmings are Fox New’s base

  4. Joe

    Now what can have Matt’s panties all in a knot about the Tea Party? Let’s examine this protest (I remember, not much more than a year ago, when dissent was the highest form of patriotism, but times have changed and dissent is now considered sedition). OK,”stockpile ammo” and “lock and load.” Sounds like people are worried that their 2nd amendment rights are being threatened. If you know any history at all, you know that totalitarians must disarm the populace before they can take complete control. With the regime in power now, their fear is legitimate.
    “Drill baby drill.” Oh, domestic oil production, what a terrible idea – giving Americans jobs, cheaper energy and lessening our dependence on foreign oil – I can see why the left hates the idea. Though it’s ok with them to subsidize Soros’s Brazilian oil drilling enterprise and allow the Russians and Chinese to drill in the Gulf.
    “Deport illegals” Indeed, why should they have to follow the laws that everyone else must obey? Better yet, just open the borders completely for an efficient way to destroy American sovereignty!
    “No Soshul-ism” How clever! Insinuate that anyone against socialism is illiterate. Unfortunately for Matt, those who oppose socialism know history and are intelligent enough to realize that (1) Socialism kills prosperity and (2)it invariably leads to a totalitarian state. I don’t have the time to explain why, but it does – just read Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” and be enlightened.
    And finally “no Obama.” Considering the threats to our freedom and our way of life from this Indonesian buffoon and his radical agenda, “no Obama” is the patriotic position.

  5. Bulldog

    Way to go Joe. Perfect!!!!!!
    Matt, should have had someone holding a sign that says
    ” down with far left wing loonies”

  6. Melanie

    We got out of the great depression, in large part, because the government created jobs. Is Matt Davies seriously saying that we should take money out of the economy by furloughing or laying off state employees? That would have ripple effects that would do great harm to the entire state.

  7. John B. Pierce

    I practice my Second Amendment rights everyday BY REFUSING TO EVER OWN OR USE ANY FIREARMS.

  8. Gregory Tart

    I am surprised Matt is ignoring the Obama assault on Miranda; I mean he wants to make it easier for terrorists to draw a bullseye on Metro North. I wonder if it has something to do with his admiration for our “I have a dream… of me” Obama. Rather, Mr. Egotist, has to slam american citizens with his crude drawings.

  9. RU

    A target of convenience when inspiration fails – that’s right: hammer state employees when the budget is in a shmables (due in no small measure to out-of-control state spending on non-state worker-related items); and then gloss over the failure to provide reasonable raises when the economy is good – no doubt with a casual dismissal “that’s why they get a pension”

  10. Steve C.

    I say don’t pay the millionaires in office that sit around and waste the tax dollars by sitting around ignoring arbitration etc.
    Not one elected official has a bank account that wouldnt make us feel poor.

  11. RU

    You are welcome to get all of the millionaires out of state government you want – that will leave 99.9% of the rest of us to keep carrying on the people’s business.

  12. Steve C.

    Considering some of teh Government jobs pay in excess of a $100,000. and most of teh senators etc are worth at least a cool million. I cannot see where I am wrong about the millionaires running the show. In the end its in their hands.

    I have yet see the people’s business reflected by the government. We were against then removing term limits. but they did it. we are against the sugar tax but they will wind up doing it claiming we want it. we dont.

    shall i continue?

  13. Lavern Respass

    thankyou lots, I must comment that your blog is brilliant!

  14. Artisan33

    I read years ago about how the entitlement of universal free college education, coupled with the no-growth limits of a command state had glutted Egypt with unemployable graduates and post-graduates of high self regard, causing 2 anomalous results. Credentialed people would be given 4 hours per week of government make-work at their chosen profession, spending the bulk of their time in coffee shops, arguing the injustice of their position.

    This general dissatisfaction, being given the cogent voice of talented (though blocked) individuals, developed into the Ayman Zawahiri movement that killed Sadat, (and formed Al Qaeda).

    Too much entitlement stifles the natural humility in people, and causes social warfare.

    Human beings cannot all be entitled to everything.
    It spontaneously induces hate.

    Liberals are urged to chew that morsel well.

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Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Journal News. Born in London, he immigrated to the United States in 1983 and pursued his love of drawing, writing and making fun of people in positions of power throughout his educational career, while fitting in schoolwork in his spare time.

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