Thursday, April 27, 2006

A comic strip for you

(The next one won't look like a Xerox with glaucoma)

23 comments:

Jester said...

Don't quit your day job, Ian. Ooops! Sorry, I forgot you don't have one.

Ian McGibboney said...

Jester! I missed you. I was beginning to think you had stopped not caring.

Tom said...

I like the touch of the people lined up for unemployment despite the fact that unemployment is at a record low. It nicely showcases the liberal disconnection from reality.

Ian McGibboney said...

Well, perhaps I should have made the line shorter, since unemployment rates count only people who are actively collecting benefits. As I've said before, I'm never impressed by low unemployment rates; theoretically, if the government dropped everyone off the payroll, the rate would drop to zero. It's similar to what happened in Texas schools during Bush's governorship; test scores went up and dropout rates went down after the system cut loose all the worst students and listed them as GED candidates. It's a numbers game, not a real result.

Flamingo Jones said...

Tom, this was from a story TODAY:

"The number of long-term unemployed people remains stubbornly high after more than four years of expansion. There are still 1.3 million people who've been out of work longer than 27 weeks who are still looking for work."

I KNOW Ian didn't draw 1.3 million people, so the unemployed are actually under-represented in the drawing, if you want to be picky and literal about it.

oyster said...

Good job. Better than most political cartoons I read.

But is that Beavis eating stem cells?

Ian McGibboney said...

Thanks, oyster. I vow to do an even better job once I actually take some time to do one.

And yes, that's Beavis. He's fun to draw. But that isn't Butthead on the left. I drew the Beav on impulse after I drew that guy.

Tom said...

Wow, 1.3 million eh? That's like 0.004 percent of the population. WHEN WILL THIS HORROR END?!?!!?

Sorry but Bush can't make people not be lazy.

Jester said...

Wow. Spin, Ian, spin. Good is bad, bad is good. You sound like the signs in the book "1984".

PS: Glad ya missed me. Don't you get tired of only hearing from your sycophant fanboys & fangirls? Dissent is good... unless you're John Kerry: http://www.aldaynet.org/article/1507/kerry-so-very

Anyway...

danc said...

maybe if you spent more time looking for a job instead of bitching about the unemployment rate and telling everyone about how hard it is to find a job you would not have so much time to complain about how it is all bush's fault.

p.s. i live in central la. so any time you want to debate facts let me know

Speechie said...

Jester, stop using big words you don't understand. In your attempt to compensate for your obviously non-existent manhood by trying to put down Ian, you actually complimented him. You always attempt to make Ian feel like a peon in the world of journalism and yet you just called him influential. Which, I agree with. And maybe I am self-serving..in fact, I'm sure of that. And I'll continue flattering him as long as I'm sure that my comments about his work and his thoughts are true.

Tom, interesting how you have so much to say when someone disagrees with your infantile take on the state of the nation but when it comes to your own column you write two sentences or less...hmmm...maybe you could make that a trend since you obviously don't have anything constructive to say to anyone. Maybe you could join forces with Jester and the two of you could share history books that were written by someone other than Harvey the Rabbitt and pool your money together for a dictionary. You have obviously never been in a position to worry about money and if you have, maybe you should help yourself out of it. And while we're on that subject let's not forget what you do for a living. How do you keep your job??? You must save all this pent up anger for when you get home and can throw punches people who can't get you fired. Or maybe you just don't have heart. Every credit counselor I know cares about the state of the nation and think that ONE unemployed person is too many. Apparently you're doing too well for yourself.

danc...go away. And stay there. I have nothing to say to you that could possibly be constructive becasue you lack construct. You're not even worth arguing with. I'd love to quiz you sans the aid of technology on Bush's economic policy and what he thinks and has actually said about the state of the nation. I'd also like to know what you do for a living since you obviously have no idea what it's like to try to get a job that requires TALENT.

My comments to Ian will be separate from this since he's not lumped in with the boorish, obviously over-americanized group and I fully expect this to be deleted anyway.

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Speechie said...

Ian...this was...crudely drawn, but funny. I definitely appreciate the Beav. LOL. He was an icon of a time when unemployment was too common, at least where I came from. I won't claim to understand what it's like in Louisiana. However, unlike everyone else, I will be focusing on the immense level of reporter jokes listed in this particular cartoon. I found your Tony Snow frame to be particularly hilarious not only because I have republican friends who have actually said that about the media, but because Tony Snow...actually...talks...like... that. LOL. Hahahahha. I also loved the last frame. Partially because I could see you doing that sometime just to be funny and partially because you spelled your name wrong.
Overall, I found the cartoon to be light and witty. It may have hurt some people's feelings and made them say things and use words they didn't understand but that is what good writing does, my friend. Keep up the good work.

Speechie said...

Oh Ian, if you actually looked to see if you spelled your name wrong, you owe me a cartoon about mormons.

Speechie's stalkee said...

Well "speechie", whomever the hell you are. Since I hate Haloscan and it's comment eating power I decided to respond to you here please stop by and defend your childish rant. I'll be sure to keep my cackling to a minimum.

Jester said...

Endless Speechie, your mile-long filibusters bore me to tears. Did Ian teach you that?

Ian McGibboney said...

Speechie, don't mind them. They're just bragging because they have much more boring power in a single line than you have in your whole body of work.

Tom, welfare takes up one percent of the budget, and yet you guys never quit bitching about that. So I will continue to bitch about unemployment, because that's something that hurts people.

Danc, you don't know anything about me, just like I know nothing about you. Let's keep it political rather than personal, and we can get a dialogue going.

Jester, hi.

Speechie said...

Tom...you're right about the halo scan thing and when I'm not bogged down with all those history books I've never heard of, I'll move this over to my blog.

Jester...*laughs* in medeival times they racked, deboned, and beheaded unfunny Jesters like you.

Out of respect for Ian, I'm moving this argument to MY blog. So Jester, if you want to whine about my endless rampage of thought (at least I have thoughts) then move it there.

I apologize to Ian because this forum is for CONSTRUCTIVE comments. And none of this has had anything really to do with his blog at all.

Speechie said...

ps...Jester...I didn't know Ian's blog was a legislative forum and that I was attempting to delay or obstruct matters that could be solved within it.

Cajun Tiger said...

Ian...looks like you found a girlfriend...congrats...ya'll make a real cute couple.

Ian McGibboney said...

Wasn't this thread about a cartoon or something? I forgot.

Speechie said...

Darn. All that sycophantic behavior for nothing but a cartoon. I'm hurt. I'm going to curl up in my sock drawer and stay there for days ;)...unless, of course, the unemployment goes up anymore...then I'll go out and take Tony Snow's job. I can report about myself too via me media to me. :D

Jester said...

You said it, Ian! I DO have more boring pow.... in one....

Hey! Wait a minute! That really hurt!! :-(

(Psst! Hey Speechie! Was that Jesterly enough to avoid me being racked, deboned, and beheaded this time? :-P )