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Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 06:50:04 AM PDT
The best way to watch these things, if they must be watched, is on C-Span, concurrently following commentary on twitter by people like Rudepundit, JC Chritian, Kagrox and Tom Tommorow, of course, for the snarkasm.
The one time I turned on MSNBC they had actor Jeff Bridges making drinks at a bar in his Dood persona. That was actually pretty funny, but the official commentary was incredibly inane.
The dirty little secret of American politics: There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. ~ C.Hedges
by cosmic debris on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:01:49 AM PDT
Some people make you want to change species
by ulookarmless on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:03:10 AM PDT
during the convention? Inquiring minds want to know!
Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.
by blue aardvark on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:03:58 AM PDT
It seems just another way for corporations in input "bribes" into the process as the actual decisions within the parties are made behind closed doors.
Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
Bipartisan Obama returns (Nov 7, 2012)
by The Dead Man on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:04:15 AM PDT
They are required by the party's rules to officially nominate the candidate/incumbent.
The fact that they cost a lot is troubling, and yet I think they do serve as a way to see the diversity of the Democrat party.
This was my first convention, and hope it will not be my last.
"I think 2008 is going to be a good year." Senator Barack Obama - Des Moines, Iowa, January 1st, 2008
by PoconoPCDoctor on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:39:09 AM PDT
[ Parent ]
more interesting, and actually useful before things were decided so far in advance through the primary/caucus system.
You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower
by PSzymeczek on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:21:06 PM PDT
corporate sponsorship pasted everywhere.
without the ants the rainforest dies
by aliasalias on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 02:19:51 PM PDT
"Four more years!" (Obama Unencumbered - The Sequel)
by jwinIL14 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:05:01 AM PDT
This is the 2nd comic posted in a week that criticizes politicians for politicking and the conventions.
When they don't politic, use the "bully pulpit" or be aggressive in their communications, some here criticize them.
When they have a convention full of aggressive speeches and strong statements, and a Senate leader who has really taken it to the Repugs aggressively in 2012, the question if it means anything.
What's the endgame, or the desired result? A unitary/authoritarian exec like Chavez who just rams through what he wants?
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:06:25 AM PDT
Rather, it criticizes media coverage of the conventions, by pointing out the "sameness" of all the network coverage -- the obligatory delegate interview, the obligatory party functionary interview, etc...
by Witgren on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:51:11 AM PDT
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:54:40 AM PDT
TO make the slightest suggestion that the Democratic Convention was not the greatest single event in the history of mankind is to directly try to elect Rmoney!
I am shocked! SHOCKED that DK allows this filth on the front page.
Now writing my angry rebuttal diary.
I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.
by detroitmechworks on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:06:30 AM PDT
Never happy with anything, always seeing things half-empty or not good enough, never having solutions other than "burn it down and start over", etc....but for some reason, the one thing that does make you happy is to spend time writing out complaints and mocking happier people than you. Tough existence, that.
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:20:02 AM PDT
Yeah, I'm never satisfied, I admit that.
But the rest... not so much.
by detroitmechworks on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 10:35:24 AM PDT
there's a way to mock conventions without seeming like a turd in a punchbowl?
tom tomorrow, once again showing 'em how it's done. thanks :)
If only Michael Phelps hadn't smoked that pot...imagine what he could have accomplished with motivation and good lung capacity.
by papa monzano on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:15:01 AM PDT
as like watching Dick Clark host an informercial.
If cats could blog, they wouldn't
by crystal eyes on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:16:34 AM PDT
don't ask questions, unless they're softball.
don't discuss anything relevant to the really big issues of the day. keep things as esoteric as possible so people will be confused & give up trying to understand what's going on.
use fox noise as the model of how "journalism" should operate.
republicans = good/democrats = bad.
by bluezen on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:23:06 AM PDT
An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young
by mightymouse on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:23:23 AM PDT
80 % of success is showing up
Corporate is not the solution to our problem
Corporate is the problem
by Churchill on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:26:58 AM PDT
by the host city?
by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:46:09 AM PDT
Yes, the conventions were one harrowing account after the other of being:
Okay, maybe not the last one.
by leoklein on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:28:14 AM PDT
he built himself." Bob Strauss
"The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine
by high uintas on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:33:32 AM PDT
by ulookarmless on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 08:00:32 AM PDT
after a six-pack and he stopped calling.
I can’t decide who’s cuter – the dead guy with the arrows in his chest, or the guy in the ditch with the seeping wound. -- Game of Thrones (Heard on Set)
by prodigal on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:06:21 PM PDT
by PSzymeczek on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 12:22:49 PM PDT
This is totally wrong. For example, the Female News Announcer isn't blond.
by msobel on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:49:55 AM PDT
God be with you, Occupiers. God IS with you.
by Hohenzollern on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 10:48:06 AM PDT
I was hoping that Tom Tomorrow would have sunk his fangs into the Democrats after the wonderful GOP bashing of last week.
"If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"
by Stude Dude on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09:24 AM PDT
Doesn't American schooling teach you folk reading comprehension any more?
by ulookarmless on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 02:52:57 AM PDT
Did Mr Tomorrow actually watch the conventions?
by hooper on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:40:43 PM PDT
he's mocking coverage, not the conventions.
by itchyredness on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 03:24:39 PM PDT
by ulookarmless on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 02:50:50 AM PDT
I usually enjoy Tom's cartoons, but this one is just the last in a line of convention bashing suckitude from the cartoon dept.
He clearly doesn't understand why parties have conventions, has never been to one, and either doesn't understand or acknowledge that their is a fuckload of difference between watching an insightful commentator like Rachel Maddow and idiots like Cokie Roberts.
Tom, you do best when you lampoon what you actually understand and experience.
"I shall never surrender or retreat." --Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis
by badger1968 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 03:44:37 PM PDT
been to four conventions since 2000. Both parties.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:39:10 PM PDT
I spent one evening at DNC04 in Jimmy Carter's skybox. True story, you can google it.
by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:48:20 PM PDT
you took time to rebut my little poorly worded screed.
Maybe I missed the point . . . perhaps if that cute little Penguin or The Invisible Hand were involved I would have done better.
Keep up the good work Tom!
by badger1968 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 04:21:07 PM PDT
"clearly" is one of those fallback words from bad writers.
needs courses in:
shutting up at the appropriate time
You completely miss the point on every level
by ulookarmless on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 02:49:57 AM PDT
But don't insult me and then say "peace."
by badger1968 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 04:17:40 PM PDT
by ulookarmless on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:18:37 AM PDT
by you on soon
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