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Bailout blues

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  • Dog\'s New Clothes||

    Did he HAVE to make a black guy represent New Orleans?

  • ||

    Would it have been OK if he'd have made the taxpayer guy black? Jeez.

  • ||

    Not a bad one at all, which is a masterpiece by FF standards! Good job

  • Taktix®||

    Not a bad one at all, which is a masterpiece by FF standards! Good job

    FF - Bok = Funny

    Eureka!

  • JMR||

    Who cares what color the guy representing New Orleans is? That's irrelevant. The butt of the joke is taxpayers, who come in all colors. It won't be funny once inflation is finally unmasked, and the con game is slowly collapsing at the moment.

  • ||

    Not bad! I'm shocked.

  • ||

    Dog and Wanker, he made the New Orleans guy black because the vast majority of NO is black. Even Nagan said publicly that he wanted NO to be a "chocolate city"...

    You guys are freaking morons

  • J||

    Nice. A rare hit!

  • ||

    There are plenty of nits to pick here. But as noted, this week's FF floats to the top.

  • ||

    The New Orleans guy looks Sicilian to me. And how many people actually wear shirts that say "taxpayer" on them? That really grinds my gears.

  • ed||

    What isn't shown in the cartoon of course is the entire length of the waiting line, which includes such lovable characters as Sally So'Security, Mabel Medicare, Pauline Prescription Plan and Franky Farmer. It needn't be mentioned but I will anyway: at the very end of the line is the twin brother of Mr. Taxpayer himself, fully expecting services for payments extorted.

  • ||

    Good point, ed. Or as Pogo would say "we have met the enemy and he is us."

  • Peter K.||

    You could add Lehman brothers. I don't like how it conflates the poor, struggling people of New Orleans with rich, connected ones of Bear Stearns who no doubt got golden parachutes as they took tax payer money.

    Re: Lehman brothers, nice how Federal government is backing that private company - for the justifiable reason of preventing a panic and a collapse of the global economy - at taxpayers expenses. That investment bank should have been regulated if it's "too big to fail."

    This cartoon conflates too much.

  • ed||

    "we have met the enemy and he is us."

    True now as it was then.

  • robc||

    I don't like how it conflates the poor, struggling people of New Orleans with rich, connected ones of Bear Stearns

    Because they are both asking for handouts of money that isnt theirs to ask for?

  • ||

    Wow, I actually chuckled at this one. Did Chip Bok finally go to jail for blackmailing whoever he was forcing to choose his comics?

  • ed||

    Bok must be in therapy by now. Youse guys is mean!

  • Peter K.||

    robc:

    Because they are both asking for handouts of money that isnt theirs to ask for?

    you must be a selfish self-centered person.

  • LarryA||

    I don't like how it conflates the poor, struggling people of New Orleans with rich, connected ones of Bear Stearns

    The New Orleans guy in line doesn't represent "the poor, struggling people of New Orleans" who are still waiting to get permission to rebuild their homes from Katrina. It represents the government and elite of NOLA who want cash for more dikes, infrastructure, public works, and other largess they might one day allow to trickle down a bit.

  • Tim||

    Pretty good! It should also have Congress at the door holding it open to all the special interests.

  • blood sword||

    This is a good 'un. Well done, Mr. Payne!

  • ||

    That was funny.

  • ktc2||

    Actually laughed at this one.

    But where's Iraq in that line?

  • ||

    Iraqis can't vote in US elections. They just get a free shovel.

  • ||

    I think it's the true spirit of libertarianism to conflate federal aid for citizens with the shamelessly corporatist bailout of an investment firm. This cartoon has reminded me what most of you are actually concerned about.

    But don't think for a moment that us socialists are happy about this situation - at least, not when the welfare of citizens is put on the back burner compared to the fiscal integrity of foolhardy banking concerns.

  • ||

    It's ok Zac, we know you socialists only find theft immoral when it goes to people you don't like. Us Neanderthals don't have such an enlightened view of arbitrary use of monopoly force for the good of society (determined by the secret code book of utilitarian calculus).

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