Category Archives: Culture

Gorilla Mask Egg Caper Draws Crickets

Gorilla mask, Newsom recall election

After repeated intimate exposure to Bokbluster, I decided to self-quarantine for the summer. But now I’m back. While away I still drew cartoons for paying customers and will spend the fall backdating the ones I liked.

This one is from shortly before the California recall election. A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at Larry Elder. I know it’s California – but still – pretty much media crickets. Apparently California voters were ok with it too. Gavin Newsom won handily.

The Case for Teenage Fights Including Knives

A Columbus police officer made a split second decision regarding teenage fights including knives. He shot and killed 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant as the teenager was in the process of thrusting a knife into the body of another girl.

The event was tragic. And the outrage was immediate. And peculiar. Stephen L. Miller compiled a few of those responses in The Spectator:

‘Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations  by showing up to the scene & using a weapon against one of the teenagers. Y’all need help. I mean that sincerely.’

Bree Newsome, Activist

“A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability.  Fight for justice.”

Valerie Jarrett, Former aid to President Obama

Meanwhile, former NAACP leader Cornell Brooks brushed it all off as “a schoolyard fight.”

Maxine Waters Gets Confrontational

Maxine Waters, Derik Chauvin

Maxine Waters told protesters to get “more confrontational” if the jury delivered the wrong verdict. Fortunately, the members found Derik Chauvin guilty, guilty, guilty. But Judge Cahill says Rep. Water’s words might be grounds for appeal.

United Airlines Sets Pilot Quotas for 2030

United Airlines, women and minority hires

United Airlines has pledged to hire more women and people of color as pilots. Is the company lowering its standards or is it not hiring the best pilots now?

The New National Pastime is Politics

national pastime is politics

Georgia’s legislature passed a law President Biden didn’t like and major league baseball agreed. Now the new national pastime is politics.

Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voter legislation a sick “Jim Crow” law. Worse even than Jim Crow. “It’s Jim Eagle!” Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred jumped on board and moved the All Star game out of Atlanta.