September 2008

9.27.08

No, I don't have a rabbit voice up yet- much to my annoyance and frustration.

I'm posting MY PSA about the upcoming elections:

Please vote.

Please.

The last day to register to vote (I believe) is October 6th, so if you're not registered already, please go and do it. I don't care if you don't feel your vote matters. I think you should do it anyway.(NOTE: Your last day to register to vote is dependent on what State you live in. Check here to find out when your last day to register is.)

If you are able to vote in a swing state, please cast your vote there.

I wouldn't normally endorse any candidates or really make it clear who I'm voting for, but I've been so ticked off during this campaign that I have to say something. If I lose some readers, oh well (though I'd be surprised given the content of my comic and my demographic).

Here I go:

I am absolutely DUMBFOUNDED that people are still so supportive of Sarah Palin. The fact that she was chosen as a running mate is insulting- for me, it was an obvious attempt to pander to women voters despite the fact that she has limited experience and is completely opposed to many of the issues that women care about.

I mean GOD she didn't even KNOW what the Vice President does back in July, 2008! I KNEW THAT and I HATE talking/learning about politics.

It's mind boggling that people claim that she'll be good at foreign policy b/c of her proxmity to Russia. I mean... WHAT?! Does that mean that EVERY Alaskan has a diplomat living inside of them, waiting to burst out?

However, the most IRRITATING quality about Palin is her unabashed hypocrisy. As someone who claims to love the United States as a country that values individual rights and freedoms she sure doesn't do a whole lot to ensure them. If she really believed that everyone has the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness then why is it that she has made sure that same-sex couples are denied health care in Alaska? I'm sorry, but the last time I checked, homosexuals are people too- whether you agree with their lifestyle or not. Are you not, Gov. Palin, denying certain inalienable rights?

I'm not even going to go too deep into the pro-life/pro-choice issue because it gets too complicated, but I will say this: I find it appaling that she will not allow abortions even in the case of rape or incest.

Speaking of rape, did you know that when she was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, rape victims had to pay for their own rape kits in order to gather forensic evidence? Is this just another way of saying "Well, you got into this mess, you better pay for it?"

How can people possibly think she cares about women's rights?

On top of all that she made attempts to ban certain books at the Wasilla library b/c of offensive language- BANNING BOOKS?! What decade are we in? What country again?

Is Palin really going to uphold our Constitutional Rights? Does she even know what the 1st ammendment is?

The scariest thing about all of this is that if the McCain/Palin ticket wins, Palin is only a heartbeat away from the presidency. McCain is 72. When I first got to NYU, half of the professors were that age and took on more students to advise through their dissertation. Now, three years later, a good number of those professors have keeled over and a lot of students were left screwed.

WHAT IF MCCAIN KICKS IT?! Then we'll have this completely incompetent woman, who has limited (or maybe conditional) respect for the ideals on which this country was based, in charge.

This post is getting too long, but let me tell you a couple of other things:

She has said and actually believes that it is GOD'S WILL that we are fighting in Iraq and that it is GOD'S WILL that we build a pipeline to Russia. What is this? I thought the days of Manfiest Destiny and imperialism were over.

Religious fanatasicm of ANY KIND is a bad thing (esp when you're using religion to justify your own goals).

Oh and while Obama was out there working as a community leader (which Palin loves to spit on- yeah, you community leaders are all do-nothing bums), Palin was traipsing around in swimsuits doing beauty competitions.

Anyway, I'm not here to change anyone's minds about anything- but I really just don't understand how someone could support someone like Palin.

I mean... I really don't.

Ok- getting off my soap box now...

Jen
9.24.08

Quick Public Service Announcement!

Voting is important. Rather than reminding y'all to vote in November long after voter registration deadlines have passed I figure it would be best to bring up the subject now.

So if your interested in voting and haven't yet registered, please go ahead and Rock the Vote. This isn't my forum so I'll leave it to Jen to pass out candidate endorsements if she is so inclined, save for just one thing that I wish to pontificate about.

I live in a country that can't spare $9 billion a year to expand subsidies on health insurance for children, but in which both major parties are clamoring to give struggling investment banks a $700 billion bailout.

Reminds me of an old axion understood the world over, decried by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11 and put succinctly by Mark Millar --- The Rich Eat First.

David
9.13.08

I'M A BIG MORON!

I accidently uploaded today's cartoon yesterday (due to an error in the way I named one of my comics)- I was so confused when I saw the same comic up today.

Please go back a day if you want to see the missing comic. It's up now.

Jen