Category Archives: Cartoon Politics

Cartoon America

Here’s a thought about pop-culture. Adults do persist in watching cartoons – they just won’t admit it. And we now have cartoons specifically for adults, like the wildly successful Simpsons show, and feature-length animated films like the Shrek and Toy … Continue reading

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The Obama Memo

Didn’t you get the memo? That’s the ultimate putdown in the business world – you’re a fool who has no clue about what’s really been going on, and things have changed dramatically, so you’ve been marginalized and will obviously be … Continue reading

Posted in Cartoon Politics, Common Decency, Demonizing Your Enemies, Obama and Empathy, Obama and Mutual Tolerance, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Respecting Republicans, Obama Win Changes How We Think | 1 Comment

Comfortable with the Arbitrary and Absurd

It was the late seventies in upstate New York and the kids at the fancy prep school never liked what you decided to teach – but one year the major novel the juniors had to face was Samuel Butler’s The … Continue reading

Posted in Arbitrary and Absurd Rules, Cartoon Politics, Greed is Good, Legal versus Right, Torture, We Are Dilbert | Leave a comment

All Campaigns Are Movies Now

Every four years it’s the same thing – a presidential election where Americans are told they have a real choice. Of course they do, even if on many matters both candidate agree – the United States is wonderful, motherhood sacred, … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Anti-Intellectualism, Attacks on Obama, Cartoon Politics, Celebrity, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Service, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Personality-Driven Politics, Political Posturing, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Qualifications to be President, Style versus Substance, The Power of Narrative | Leave a comment