Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Is there such a thing as conservative humor? Aside from stuff like Bill O'Reilly inviting al Qaeda to attack San Francisco? (Bill said he was just joking. A typical conservative dodge. Say something idiotic and inflammatory and then say you were just joking and liberals have no sense of humor. Uh, guys, jokes are supposed to be funny. And, uh, political humor should have just a tiny, little basis in reality to be funny. Basing an anti-liberal joke on stuff that the Republicans made up is not really political humor, except to the weak-minded and the deluded.)
I mean, look at today's Mallard Fillmore cartoon. Is that totally lame or what? I'm trying to figure out what he means by France gloating over America's troubles. Did they declare a "National Gloating About America's Troubles Day" and I missed it because the "Liberal Media" didn't cover it? Did Jacques Chirac call a press conference to say something like, "Zut Alors! You Americans have a retard for a president! Neener, neener, neener!" Did Gerard Depardieu make a statement that it was funny that America was losing two or three soldiers a day in Iraq? What?
Or is this just one of those articles of conservative faith that just gets repeated and accepted by weak-minded conservatives?
It's a fucking slap in the face to the French soldiers who served, and are still serving, in Afghanistan. Funny how conservatives never seem to mention that. (I really, really hope that the conservatives discover truth, fairness and honor in time to start helping to save the world from their recklessness and their delusions.)
The other thing about theis cartoon is the implication of that last panel: that Mallard Fillmore is going to gloat about France's troubles. (I assume he means the recent riots, that seems pretty obvious, but he was pretty vague, a common conservative tactic so he can deny that's what he meant and then get all huffy: "That's not what I meant! How dare you! You liberals are always ready to assume the worst about conservatives!") And ... get this: he's implying that it's OK to gloat about France's troubles. You see what he did? He put forward a straw man argument that France always gloats about America's misfortune's, so that makes it OK for deluded conservatives to gloat about France being struck with riots.
The Mallard Fillmore should be ashamed of himself. A new fucking low for the conservative comics. Congratulations.