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  •  Playing the race card, really?....Just a (0+ / 0-)

    diversionary tactic for what purpose I don't know.  Which makes me wonder, are there any conservative cartoonists?  What in the world can they ever find humor about.

    Your cartoons are great Ms. Sorensen, keep em coming!

    "A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by Yo Bubba on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:27:33 AM PST

    •  "Right-wing Humor" is an oxymoron. (0+ / 0-)

      When your philosophy is Authority Must be Obeyed At All Times and Lie Lie Lie, the entire root of humor - speaking truth to power - is murdered in the crib.

      Right-wing cartoonists might be okay on the technical aspects of their craft - but their political thoughts all seem to boil down to two themes: 1) Parrot right-wing talking points even if they're based on lies and straw-men, because you have your orders and you are never to make fun of your own side (even their "humor" is authoritarian); 2) The powerful mocking the less powerful (ha ha let's act like rich white men and make fun of those stupid poor people/POC/women/handicapped/gays!)

      Here's the example I use of the difference between right-wing "humor" and the real thing:

      Two people watch the Marx Bros classic A Night At The Opera. The right-winger laughs when the conceited, famous and powerful opera singer beats Harpo over a minor show of disrespect. The left-winger - along with everyone else - laughs when Harpo hoists that nasty snob by his pantaloons in front of the whole audience.

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