Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Because everything in the world needs to be flipped on its head for who the hell knows why, the biggest threat to the U.S. solar industry right now is U.S. solar panel manufacturing companies, who are imploring the white house to impose heavy tariffs on foreign-made panels. This, of course, could devolve into a trade war with the countries who manufacture these cheap panels. Hey, what's one more war, right? Throw it on the pile with the rest of them, I guess.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Donald Trump is a lot of things--grabber of pussy, scourge of honest business, twitter addict, insulter of pretty much everybody (hell, with his long list of dubious honorifics, he's like the bizarro world version of Daenerys)--and I think it's high time we all add "fomentor of racial strife" to that list (that is, if you haven't already. I mean, you should have by now, but as of today there's really no excuse not to). This ostensibly American president stood in front of a room full of reporters and defended a group of people who swear allegiance to the Nazi flag. Tell me how it is in any way possible that this fucking traitor is fit to lead this nation.
Monday, August 14, 2017
All eyes are, understandably, on Charlottesville these days, but that doesn't mean the rest of the government is slowing down. Mexican negotiators are coming to DC this week to start renegotiating NAFTA. Yes, the same guy who couldn't be bothered to condemn murderous white power fascists is also allowed to tinker with trade deals we have with our neighbors.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Today's guest paper, for the second time this year, is the Ventura County Star! Welcome back, VC Star! Always a pleasure to have you on the drawing table.
So it appears that the local papers will not shy away from national stories when they are as dire as the shit that went down in Charlottesville. In that respect the VC Star A1 and the LA Times A1 (yes, I still read the La Times A1 as well, because I've become some weird fucking newspaper nerd, if that's even a thing) were very similar (and that gut punch of a photo by Ryan M. Kelly was featured in both stories, because it sums up the horror pretty completely). The VC Star, however, still has a local audience to serve, and so orbiting the Charlottesville story was some regional news, including a photo of a steer wrestling event at the Ventura County Fair Rodeo. And yes, the two images of human bodies being thrust airborne by forces they could not contain sort of came together for the drawing, but let's be clear: only one of these events qualifies as evil visited upon our nation, and it ain't the cowboys.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Apparently there's lots of gridlock in Yosemite! Oh, and Guam is being threatened with extermination by fire.
Tomorrow we'll be featuring another guest paper! So I guess we'll see if that Charlottesville mess makes it into the smaller papers in any way.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Call me crazy, but I feel like we're being goaded into making the first strike. I can't imagine why North Korea would want that, but this is certainly the first president in a long time that you could see falling into a trap like that. Or maybe this is all a big distraction. What's Mueller been up to?
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
You know, this project requires me to draw the same handful of deplorable idiots over and over again (at least until they're fired by the head idiot), so give me a good man like Glen Campbell to draw and I'll jump at it. And maybe I'll reappropriate some careless language by some careless people and put it to good use in the bargain.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Small villages in Ghana are being introduced to the joys of ruining your life via an obsession with gambling thanks to Chinese investment. Speaking of gambling, who's still got their money on species survival after all the North Korean and American saber rattling that went on yesterday?
Sunday, August 6, 2017
While our small-minded, idiot of a commander-in-chief is out there making bigoted declarations against transgender Americans who serve in our armed forces, the rest of us are moving forward to form a more perfect union, one step at a time. Local boy Pat Manuel became the first transgender boxer in U.S. history to compete as a man after having competed, pre-transition, as a woman. For once, throwing punches signifies progress.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
If you follow this stuff at all, you're well aware that the U.S. is not the only country in the world currently saddled with a cruel, vindictive, small-minded, autocratic leader. Turkey has been living under the reign of their own despot, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for some time now. Lately he's been spending quite a bit of time purging the government of leftists, academics, and anybody else who would question his absolute authority. Donald Trump loves this asshole, by the way, because Donald Trump loves everything that is not fair or democratic.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Yes, yes, that's two of your choices for the next governor of the Golden State depicted there, Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa (John Chiang's running, too. Don't count him out yet!), but I want to talk about the stuff I didn't draw. Local cretin Suge Knight rated a mention on today's A1 for some fucking reason (he threatened somebody! Nobody saw that coming. That Suge Knight, always keeping us on our toes). Right below that was a mention of Portland suffering some gnarly heat wave this summer (Hotlandia! Not to be confused with Hotlanta). Two more signs of the apocalypse? Sure, put 'em on the list. There at the end. Yes, all the way down there. If there' not enough room, just start another piece of paper.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I'm feeling under the weather, so let's quickly sum up the lessons to be gleaned from today's front page:
1. If you go hiking in the Sierras, be careful!
2. Don't fucking shoot rhinos so you can steal their horns.
3. Russia. Well, that's a tough little nut to crack, now, isn't it?
That's it! Off to bed, all of you.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Ah, yes, there he is. So long Scaramucci! We hardly knew ye. You will be forever remembered as one of a long line of schmucks to find his head on a pike in front of this mad king's debased white house. I guess you can be thankful that you won't be there when the real shit hits the fan.