Tuesday, April 28, 2009



Last week's Troubletown generated more email and Facebook thumbs than most. I struck a nerve with the tax revolters and tea baggers. Some of them didn't like it. It was okay, not all the emails were full of expletives. I asked for permission to post some of the emails sent directly to me. We'll see.

Anyway, that's why I'm glad that this week's cartoon is one everybody can agree on. Yeah, maybe this cartoon is on the obvious side: what if a regular guy went around torturing people? But obvious is good. Nothing wrong with obvious. First I thought there could be a different heinous criminal in each panel, each one getting away with their crime using one of the excuses for not prosecuting Cheney et. al. Then I thought I could do something about sharp defense attorneys who use all the legal precedents set by the Bush Administration to get their murderers and torturers out of jail. First one: "Subpoena? Haw haw! You just ignore those. That's what the president's men do." Then I settled on the girl scout torturing Ernie P. Tuttweiler. Why? I don't have the slightest idea.

5 Comments:

Blogger atheist said...

Yeah, that's what you have to do. Turn it into a real-world action, instead of a theoretical bullshit argument surrounded by fear.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Marc Aureli Vallbona said...

i love the guy who reads that cheney, i mean tuttweiler, could be tried in asspain. he looks like a proper inquisitor.

the news is flawed, though, for in asspain there are no judges who try criminals; there's no judge who has tried, as yet, a single fascist of the francoist era; in fact, from the asspain king down to the current president, and the judge-who-wants-to-try-americans, all are damned francoists themselves. ask the independence-fighting catalonians; ask the independence-fighting basques...ask them and, unless their tongue has been uprooted by the fascist castilians, they'll tell you what's what.

asspain is a bloody sewer.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Criminal Justice System is a Criminal Justice System. Where chosen criminals persecute innocents till they become criminal and they take the criminals and turn them into innocents.

Innocent till you run out of money strikes again..

3:36 PM  
Blogger madranger said...

A good interrogator can get the truth from a suspect by using tact and skill in days... a thug can get a confession of a lie from an accused in minutes.

It seems like lies might be more important than truth to the real terrorists.

1:25 PM  
Blogger madranger said...

In blogs that I have written to various sights,I tend to make the 9/11 event the main topic when its really not.

My apologies, but in my defense, I believe that the truth of 9/11 is necessary to put "the fire out" that, though no longer seen, will smolder till it burns up America as we know it--like huge underground coal fire, if it is not revealed.

Even then, there will be horrible scars--not only of past acts of absolute immorality, an unbelievable debt to leave our children, complacency by buying into lies when all you had to do open your eyes.

Or you can keep your eyes tightly closed and mumble some "patriotic mantra" until what's left is crusty charcoal.

2:04 PM  

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