Unless you’re a rich dick, the “recovery” of the last year or so never materialized. Growth has been anemic, if at all, and unemployment is still at 9%! I know I’ve been harping on the unemployment thing, but it’s a pretty big deal. The more people who are working, the more revenues come in, even with the shitty Bush tax cuts being extended by Obama in perpetuity.
The debt ceiling debate is the stupidest fucking thing since the last stupid fucking thing. A sane person would have never allowed the economy to be held hostage by a bunch of rich jerks. But Obama’s either a chump, or a rich jerk. Either way, he now owns the second recession that will probably become a full-blown depression by next year.
There’s this thing called 9+% unemployment, that’s been hanging around for what, 3 years? No one’s doing jack shit about it, because, uh, I haven’t figured that out yet.
The NewsCorp hacking scandal was big news earlier in the week, but the story really blew up on Twitter when some goofball threw a plate of shaving cream at ol’ Rupert. Pies can’t really change anything, but they can get people’s attention for a half hour or so.
Pie-throwing can be awesome, however:
Today’s Sunday Review cartoon is about content farms. I’ve always thought they were garbage, but didn’t know how awful working conditions are for the “creators” until I read this article.
I’m almost recovered from moving, so hopefully things will get back on track this week. If you’re placing bets on a fight between me and queen-sized mattress, bet on the mattress.
Atlantis is up in low-Earth-orbit right now, doing the last laps of America’s manned space program.
So for yesterday’s Sunday Review cartoon, I set my sights on centrist pundits like Tom Friedman and his ilk, using a superhero trope. Unfortunately, it didn’t occur to me that this was painfully similar to Tom Tomorrow’s take on our Centrist-in-Chief, until people mentioned it. It’s even a recurring bit of Tom’s, so the similarity should have been obvious to me from the earliest stages of writing. I guess I was blinded by my excitement at drawing Friedman in his underpants.
My sincere apologies, Mr. Tomorrow!
Here’s this week’s Sunday Review comic. Centrists are unprincipled weenies who don’t believe in anything. Democrats are weenies who used to believe in something, and Republicans, despite having the shittiest, most destructive ideas, actually have the balls to fight for what they want.
Hey bloggerinos! Sorry I didn’t mention this earlier, but this past week has been a vile shitbag of delays. Anyway, I’m doing a weekly cartoon for the New York Times’ Sunday Review for the next couple of months. The first one’s already up and called The State of Unemployment.
I don’t think there will be much difference between what I do there and here at BFW HQ, except of course not swearing and focusing on current events rather than dick n’ fart jokes.
The nearly two-day-late BFW comic is finally up too, but I’ll give that a post of its own in the morning.