Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

Fun with Corporate Conscience Clauses

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The Supreme Court heard the Hobby Lobby Case last week. Hobby Lobby has been very vocal about their opposition to the birth control mandate ever since the Affordable Care Act became law. I drew another cartoon about that over two years ago.

A for-profit company that employs the general public has no business imposing its owners’ religious beliefs onto its employees. But the Supreme Court loves corporate persons more than flesh and blood persons, so Hobby Lobby’s employees should probably read up on the rhythm method.

Healthcare.gov Goes Viral

Healthcare.gov Goes Viral

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I’m a comedy nerd and have been a huge fan of Zach Galifianakis even before his “Late World with Zach” briefly made VH1 watchable. So unlike most people who have to follow politics for a living, I enjoyed Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” to plug the national insurance exchange website. At least it’s an intentional comedy program, unlike the Sunday shows which are all terrible and turn anyone who watches them into humorless prigs.

In actual ObamaCare news, Massachusetts’ insurance exchange remains FUBAR’d. My current insurance keeps getting extended, but I would like to have more permanent coverage. I am no longer a “young invincible” and would like insurance in case a lump starts growing in my balls or anywhere else, really.

Tales from the Strip

Tales from the Strip

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I used Halloween as an excuse to draw some horror comics about the news.

If you need a last minute costume idea, I suggest going as Scalia. It’s pretty simple: Pick up a graduation gown from a thrift shop, grease up your hair, and adopt an ultra-conservative ideology that will prevent this country from achieving any meaningful progress for as long as you live.

Meet Your Health Insurance Exchange!

Meet Your Health Insurance Exchange!

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Health insurance exchanges go live tomorrow, shutdown or not. Get to know them. The GOP gnashing of teeth over Obamacare is solely because they know it will be popular once it’s fully implemented. It’s already happened here in Massachusetts.

Right now it’s an abstract law, and my fellow Americans aren’t exactly deft at grasping abstract concepts. Combine that with the years-long misinformation campaign surrounding the law, and it’s no wonder everyone’s confused. It’s certainly not a perfect law. That adjective’s reserved for single-payer.

Brood CXIII Congress

 

Brood CXIII

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The current Congress, especially the GOP-led House, is one of the least productive ones in history. And now they’re on a five week vacation. At least I think it’s a vacation. I haven’t had any vacation experience myself, so I can’t recognize one.

When they get back, they’ll treat us to the same budget  brinkmanship and general obstruction (That’s a cool wrestling name, BTW.) that’s been the norm since 2010. Then they’ll switch to campaign mode for the midterm elections and get even less done. If that’s even possible.

Congratulations! You’re Still Insured!

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Obamacare and Romneycare are both flawed, but they are better than the alternative of going without health insurance. Thanks to Romneycare, I have a PCP and can get preventative care on the cheap, unlike most of my freelancing brethren.

I was fully expecting the Court to scrap the Affordable Care Act, so I had to come up with this cartoon very quickly before my Friday deadline. Maybe I can use Romneycare to get an Adderall prescription the next time I have to pull an all-nighter. (Joking! Caffeine hasn’t failed me yet.)

I forgot to mention it last week, but I’ve been doing The Strip for over a year now. The time has flown. Because I’m drawing cartoons all the damn time.

Rejected Romney Campaign Slogans

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“Believe in America” is the perfectly lame slogan for a perfectly lame candidate. But if Romney wanted to switch it up during this endlessly stupid campaign, he could use any of these.

I really do have health care thanks to ol’ Massachusetts Mittens. The state’s public option is way more robust than the Obama version, but 2013 could be a squeaker for me to re-qualify. So keep your fingers crossed that I Price is Right that shit and my 2012 income is just one dollar below the threshold.