Tag Archives: editorial cartoons 2013

Path to Citizenship

 

130729-path-immigration-cartoon-As President Obama pivots to the economy some immigrants are pivoting back to Mexico.

NFL Gangster Style

 

130703-nfl-gangster-cartoonJohn Facenda was known as The Voice of God. He was famous for his over-the-top NFL Film productions glorifying the manly ideal of the players. Now pro athletes glorify themselves as gangsters and rappers. At least that’s how Jason Whitlock sees it at Fox Sports. He says, “… popular culture has installed Tony Soprano as America’s most celebrated and revered icon above Joe Montana”.

The Wall Street Journal says that on a psychological profile Aaron Hernandez scored a perfect 10 on focus and a 1 on social maturity.

Gay Marriage Goes Viral

 

130628sheep-scotus-gay-marriage-cartoon-Supreme Court swingman, Justice Anthony Kennedy, wrote the majority opinion overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. After writing that the issue of gay marriage should be left to the states he described its opponents as bigots. Here’s Rich Lowry in Politico:

The majority held that DOMA inflicts an “injury and indignity” on gay couples so severe that it denies “an essential part of the liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment.” It is motivated by a “‘bare congressional desire to harm a politically unpopular group.’” There is, in short, nothing to be said for it or the point of view of its supporters. Period. Full stop.

Those bigots would include Bill Clinton, who signed DOMA into law (but, newly enlightened, is glad to see it go), Barack Obama (until he changed his mind “the day before yesterday”), “342 members of the House, and 85 Senators”. Actually, most members of the human race were on board with the bigots until millions changed their minds – the day before yesterday .

 

Rumpelstiltskin

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Rumpelstiltskin spun gold out of straw. Fed chief alchemist Bernanke spins dollars out of…I have no idea. But Wall Street somehow got the idea that he was thinking of not doing it any more and didn’t like it one bit.

 

DNA Patent

 

130613-court-dna patent-cartoonThe Supreme Court ruled unanimously that natural human DNA cannot be patented. On the other hand, the court says you can patent unnatural manmade genetic material. When the patent runs out will there be generic genetic material?