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Plugging Away

June
17

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 5:12 am by Matt Davies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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7 Responses to “Plugging Away”

  1. Steve C.

    I find it interesting that this is the U.S and the president’s fault.
    Now if Obama had jumped all over BP in the beginning he would have been a bully that couldnt wait 2 weeks while they fixed it.
    I am not making an excuse for this disaster, but the blame lies with the oil company who lied to us about the extent of the damage and the amount of oil spilling.
    I say britain pony up money or we will have to go and kick some butt.

    I heard that at the world cup The Brits chanted “WE won the war” to germany. We could do the same you know ;-)

  2. No-fault divorce, oil spill and emissions legislation | Opinion Exchange

    [...] Obama and the oil spill: Cartoon In today’s cartoon, titled “Plugging Away,” Matt Davies assesses President Obama’s various reactions to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Emission reduction law benefits economy, environment: Community View Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters, writes a Community View today in which she argues in favor of the Global Warming Pollution Control Act. The legislation, currently making its way through the state Senate, has already gained passage in the Assembly. Bystryn writes: [...]

  3. Steve C.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/17/AR2010061702514.html

  4. Artisan33

    Matt has correctly observed, that Obama’s milieu is the use of ever-changing facades, or farces, to manage memes in the the politico-media complex.

    What is interesting is that Obama inhabits ONLY that milieu.

    He does not inhabit the world of action, the world of American Interests (& their preservation), the world of unity with his people, or the world of US history (or any other history).

    An outcast, exiled from his father, from his mother, from Kenya, from Indonesia, from Islam, from Hawaii, from Chicago, and even from Rev. Wright’s christianity, the man might as well have been a prototype rhetorical demonstration robot fashioned on Remulac. Lord knows he’s not part of America’s long liberation drama vis-a-vis the defeat of slavery. (Tribes in Kenya hold slaves to this day.) Nor is he part of the immigrant story, (arrive,work, move up) that defines 99% of us. It’s no wonder he seems cold, odd, alien, calculating, fearful.

    He’s like an unwanted foundling baby, tossed over the fence into our backyard, playing at being president, because the Remulackians fitted him out with an internal Ipod track of grandiose political lies.

  5. Barry

    Artisan33: You say so much, to say nothing…

  6. Lord Baltimore

    Verbosity is artisan’s blogospheric WMD.

  7. Artisan33

    Thank you….Thank you, fans !

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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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