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Sunday, May 20, 2007

GOP Debate

The second Republican candidates debate occurred last week, and I think it is safe to say that it left the public in a frenzy. It is always exciting to see people speak so enthusiastically about plans that they aren't going to implement. In fact, it sort of reminds me of Congress. But really, with this being such an important Presidential election, I think it is a good idea to get people fed up with politics a year and a half before the election.

With enough participants to start a basketball team, and not enough original ideas to write a children's book, the debate left both viewers a little disappointed. However, the night was not without its tense moments. For instance, possibly the most vicious battle of the day came between Mitt Romney and John McCain.

Look at McCain, going right for the larynx. These are the moments that really get me fired up.

As expected, with ten participants total, there were many differences. However, with all their squabbles, there is one things all the candidates seem to agree on: they all hate Ron Paul. For instance, take a look at Rudy Giuliani going after the Congressman after he suggests a change in U.S. foreign policy.

Probably the most telling part of the debate was the fact that Fox News had to go all the way to South Carolina to find a receptive Republican audience. This may seem a little extreme, but it really isn't all that surprising. After all, holding an intelligent debate in South Carolina is like holding a science convention at Liberty University.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Editorial Cartoon Time!

I saw this first cartoon in a "Pentecostal Evangel" magazine. I'm sure you can see why. It is rare to find editorial cartoonists who are published in fundamentalist religious publications. I suspect this is at least partly because most religious fundamentalists aren't very funny.

The comics here are by Wayne Stayskal. As you can probably see, he is pro-gun, anti-abortion, doesn't buy global warming, and according to the first cartoon, apparently believes the end is near. Take it how you will, I just thought I'd put them up here.

Oh, and here is a little bit about Stayskal from his page on gocomics.com:

Wayne Stayskal, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Tampa Tribune, keeps readers chuckling and sometimes raises an eyebrow with his sharp wit and intriguing style. His cartoon commentary breaks the boundaries of politics to include topical subjects such as HMOs, education, global warming and the cigarette wars.