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  1. A

    (Fuck the spam filter)

  2. Holy shit, is this two good Friday Funnis in a row?

  3. Not bad.

    B+ (Fuck the spam & english filter)

  4. OK, that one made me laugh (out loud).
    Good thing I’m unemployed. People would be suspicious.

    1. Being un-employed is “good”?

  5. Nice chronicling, Chip.

    Hey, how about another version with thought balloons for the leaders?

    1. It’d just be the same one for all three: “SUCK IT”

  6. That one may be his best yet. But that isn’t a very high bar.

  7. If you owe China $10 billion, China owns you.
    If you owe China $10 trillion, you own China.

    And in Soviet Russia, Yakov Smirnoff is still being raped by the KGB.

    1. If you need China to finance another $10 trillion, then China owns you.

      1. But once you get the $10 trillion…

        1. If you threaten to default on your previous debt, then the Chinamen will stand in line.

          Gentlemen, we’ve found a chink in China’s armor!

  8. You people are a bunch of idiots. Did Obama put us in the this situation? Answer: no.

    1. They still think Reagan was a fiscal conservative.

      Don’t wake them up, they look so cute when they dream about that cowboy from Illinois.

    2. Nah, he didn’t start the fire, but he’s trying to put it out with kerosene.

    3. i love the typical obamatron/ lefty defence of obama breaking the budget… “well bush started it”… this is about as juvinial as a brothe defending himself to him mom for hitting hid sister that “she did it first.” Its as if Bush being a horrible president somehow excuses obama from being a horrible president.

      1. Your analogy is flawed.

        I’m not defending Obama, I’m merely suggesting that he’s inherited a shitty situation that he’s trying to resolve.

        I don’t know if what he’s doing is wrong or right and neither do you.

        1. That’s where you’re wrong.

          1. You know about the secret Chinese plan to build a Voltron repo man?

        2. Ignoramus much?

          1. What a well-constructed sentence.

        3. No, we know that what he is doing is wrong.

          1. Obama’s not the Messiah.
            He’s a very naughty boy!

        4. I don’t know if what he’s doing is wrong or right and neither do you.

          Yeah we do.

        5. “I don’t know if what he’s doing is wrong or right and neither do you.”

          Interesting because, you see, I do know he’s wrong.

    4. It’s just that Obama is such a fanboy of Bush policies…

      1. Yeah, but he’s still got 3 more years to start rolling back the Bush idiocies of yore.

        1. Yet instead he decided to go Bush on Roids by taking Bush policies and doing it fivefold. Considering that Obama is Bush x5, I’m surprised you Obamaphiles aren’t proposing a statue of Bush be built with stimulus money.

          1. Well, we’ll see if he’s successful in the next election or not.

            The American voter is a fiscal liberal and a social conservative or a bizarro-libertarian, if you will.

            YES to free stuff!
            NO to gays getting married!

            1. Please stop breaking my heart by pointing out reality. You are harshing my libertarian buzz. Actually Uncle, I do think that the current disconnect between “free stuff” and how the hell it is paid for is quickly disappearing amongst voters. But unfortunately, they still think that gay marriage will somehow make them gay, or whatever insane logic they use against gay marriage.

  9. I kind of chuckled, briefly, in my head. On the Friday Funnies curve, that’s an A+.

    Our trolls, above, maintain their F average.

  10. Xeones,

    They should get a curve too… it’s hard to post when you’re fucking each other while wearing Obama masks.

  11. I like how in the last panel, despite being confronted with an IOU, Obama is content to shoot craps in an alley.

    That dude is a badass.

    1. Ooh, you were trying to get a “Racist!” Say, do you think he’s about to get a Mickey’s Wide Mouth and a Jet magazine at his local convenience store, too, FrBunny? 😉

  12. If I were Obama and had endured criticism for bowing to two world leaders, when I met the premier of China, I’d have kowtowed. Just to piss people off all the more.

    You know, China is like a billion times more dependent on us than we are on them. We, not they, have the power to make another country with cheap labor numero uno in production. India, Indonesia, etc. are all ready and willing. Our treasury issues with China are short term.

    1. There’s a sucker born each minute, especially in China.
      If China’s buying our debt, why not stroke their egos and bow to them?

      Bowing before King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia?

      $0.

      Bowing before President Hu Jintao of China?

      $0.

      Convincing the King of the Sand people and the President of the Opium smokers to buy our worthless debt in exchange for oil and cheap labor?

      Priceless.

      1. this might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. like the Chinese are selling us goods in order to make a profit in treasury debt. they just want to stay in control of 25 percent of the planets population – that much power is worth far more than a few trillion, my friends.

        1. And we can tell the Chinese that we’re defaulting on the debt and fuck you very much.

          1. And when we do that and the world sees that our creditworthiness is shot to shit, it’ll be REAL easy to fund that lavish ponzi-state you’re so enamored with, right? Oh that’s right, we’ll ju8st get helicopter Ben to sprinkle $100 bills across the inner cities like its hope dust.

            1. It’s economically mutually assured self-destruction or econoMAD, if you will.

    2. You know, China is like a billion times more dependent on us than we are on them.

      At this point, I’d say its about even, and the trend is in their favor.

      They are exiting the dollar trap. We have to, have to, issue trillions of debt over the next several years, which they don’t have to buy.

      1. So we’ll cut some military spending.
        Big deal.

        1. Military spending is the only thing this country has ever historically made real cuts to from time to time. Everything else? Not so much.

          1. Say it loud and say it proud:
            Paul is queer for the military-industrial complex.

            1. We’ll cut military spending? Are you aware that the lion’s share of our public liabilities (some $65 trillion, more than the entire GDP of planet earth) is committed to entitlement spending. We could eliminate the military entirely, but it won’t come anywhere close to the kind of savings necessary for SS and Medicare. Actuarial stuff can be a little boring and dry, but the devil is in the details.

              1. $515.4 billions in military expenditure
                An additional $900 billions on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
                An additional $651.2 billions in Dept. of Defense spending.
                FBI counter terrorism:$2.4 billions
                Dept. of State: $38.0 billions
                Dept. of Energy, nuclear weapons: $18.2 billions
                Veterans Affairs: $91.9 billions
                Homeland Security: $44.3 billions
                Military Pensions: $48.7 billions
                Interest on debt from previous wars: $59.5 billions

                So there’s plenty to cut here.

      2. I just got back from a month in China where my banker friend there encouraged me to transfer even more dollars into RMB. China is using dollars to buy up resources in Brazil and Indonesia, now does settlement with several SE Asian countries in RMB or local currency, and is very concerned about the pending collapse of the dollar with super inflation.
        The big international five star hotel near the small town I stay at in Hainan is empty every day, but the local four star hotels for Chinese tourists are packed every night. I’m not so sure China is as dependent on us as they used to be now that internal markets are developing, nor do they really wish to go back to the old days of accepting borrowed worthless U.S.paper money in exchange for manufactured goods.

        1. In the long run, we’ll all be dead, so who cares?
          Unless you’re into religion, then this won’t happen until we’re dead or too old to care.

  13. Sweet’n’Low, that IS graded on a curve, and yet somehow there are still no As.

  14. This cartoon: Grade A, Good Job, Bok! Excellent art and funny.

    As for the tangential conversation: regarding the H&R trolls, there should be a quality scale (curved). At the high end, there are the likes of Lonewacko (who might be a monomaniac but at least occasionally contributes something worthwhile) and Anonymity Guy (the frat-boy A.I. equivalent), toward the middle are the Underzogs, Dick Hostes and H.F. Wolffs who are tiresome, reprehensible ideologues, but dammit at least they try. Toward the bottom are the many graduates of the Edward “Lefiti” Morris school of lazy drive-by partisan trolling.

    1. re: underzog, richard hoste. Are they a troll if they really believe what the say?

      1. Yes. Trolls often believe what they are saying. The “sincere” troll is but one variety of troll. Note that dick hoste and underzog, etc. rarely engage someone on any issue other than their pet theories and also inject their ideology into conversations that have little to nothing to do with it. JMO.

        1. Typical Libertarian, hating on the Juice.

          There’s no need to fear…

      2. I’m fine with defining a troll as anyone who consistently posts in bad faith.

        Zoggy, Dickie, Donderooooo, and the occasional “OMG (T)reason!” Paulettes and Lewrockwellites are just assholes, outraged that we don’t automatically agree with their twisted world view.

        The various incarnations of Edward are griefers. LoneFuckwad is just a hateful linkwhore. And obviously has severe mental disorders.

        1. Ah, addendum…

          I forgot to add that the second paragraph, the assholes, become trolls once it is made clear that we don’t agree with them and they then begin to post in bad faith.

          There’s someone else I won’t mention that fits that criteria as well, but only alienates a portion of the board with his monomaniacal obessions and keeps their head barely above water troll-wise.

          And it’s not MNG.

    2. “Toward the bottom are the many graduates of the Edward “Lefiti” Morris school of lazy drive-by partisan trolling.”

      And at the very bottom, Tony.

  15. Are they a troll if they really believe what the say?

    O yes. They may be soaked in Crazy Sauce, but they are trolls nonetheless.

  16. You know the socialists are getting nervous when they’re even trolling the cartoons.

    1. They realized that San Francisco Tony/Chad wasn’t around to annoy us with bad faith bullshit until the afternoon. So we got assigned some East Coasters to fill in.

  17. Mike M., it’s normally the REGULARS who troll the cartoons here. The socialists are just trying to fill the void created by a relatively decent Funny.

  18. Socialists dont have a sense of humor, there is no such thing as a cartoon – only propaganda.

    1. I honestly don’t see what’s so funny about this and I’m not a socialist nor did I vote for Obama.

      What did you want him to do?
      rear off his clothes and yell “JOHN WAYNE, MOTHERFUCKERS, JOHN WAYNE!” while dropkicking the leaders and then raping them?

      Now that would’ve been funny!

  19. I think we should require the trolley to become ISO9000 registered. I want to know what procedures they have in place to continually assure a consistent level of trolling quality.

  20. OMGWTFBBQ
    Sell all your worldly possessions the rapture is at hand. Bok turns in a winner.

    Funny
    On target
    Art not-so-hot
    Grade:B+

    1. OMGWTFBBQ, eh. Are you an arfcommer then? Jesus, that place sucks.

  21. The best cartoon I’ve seen on reason for a long time.

    Quality work there, Mr. Bok.

  22. Gawddemmit- TROLLS. Not TROLLEYS. Tucking phony.

  23. And Chip gets an A- from me: highest evah…

  24. Doesn’t completely suck.

    Unlike the “Leave Obama Aloooooooooone!” mob.

  25. Very well said, SugarFree. I think it would help to distinguish between the overarching category (large ‘T’ Trolls) and the subcategories of trolls, assholes and griefers (& etc.?).

    domoarrigato, you’re right. Somehow, being a True Believer in a certain political philosophy seems to erode many peoples’ senses of humor.

    Xeones, this Crazy Sauce sounds like a hell of a plot device.

    1. Or maybe this wasn’t funny when Bush was President and this isn’t funny now?

      1. Bush didn’t bow unless he was punching a foreign leader in the dick (apparently). So there’s nothing funny about a cartoon of that.

        1. Oh, he loved him some Saudi tongue alright.

        2. Punching them in the dick? Now there’s a cartoon I’d like to see!

          1. If punching, you mean gently caressing arab scrotum with his Connecticut cowboy tongue, then yes.

  26. The best cartoon I’ve seen on reason for a long time.
    Only if you ignore Peter Bagge.

  27. What did you want him to do?
    rear off his clothes and yell “JOHN WAYNE, MOTHERFUCKERS, JOHN WAYNE!” while dropkicking the leaders and then raping them?

    Oh my word yes. How awesome would that have been? I live right next to the largest naval base in the world, so i’d be one of the first to go in the ensuing nuclear fireball, but it would be worth it.

    1. Fuck, yeah!
      Hulk Hogan for President, Brother!

      And not the ball-less wonder that’s haunting the beaches of Florida now.

      I’m talking about the cloned rebirth of Hulkamania!

  28. Say, do you think he’s about to get a Mickey’s Wide Mouth and a Jet magazine at his local convenience store, too

    I thought Mickey’s was the white boy’s malt liquor. I know whenever I stereotype black guys, I have them drinking Olde English or Schlitz and reading XXL. So think about that while you’re smoking your Newport, Art.

    1. 211 Steel Reserve. High Gravity Malt brewed in Ft Worth, TX. Pair with a bucket of KFC (and none of that new grill BS). Tre magnifique!

  29. There’s someone else I won’t mention that fits that criteria as well, but only alienates a portion of the board with his monomaniacal obessions and keeps their head barely above water troll-wise.

    It’s not my fault if I talk about Lady Gaga all the time. She’s got a really nice ass.

    1. That’s her face, dude!

  30. Your stereotype is extremely accurate, Penguin.

  31. Jesus H. Fucking. Christ. Someone go get the protocol book and bitchslap Obama in the face with it.

    Fuck.

  32. Give Obama’s engineers some credit.
    Making an empty suit bow that gracefully takes some doing.

  33. Supposed to attack these head-on and you will find a deep sense of gratification thatwill fuel your happiness.

  34. Supposed to attack these head-on and you will find a deep sense of gratification thatwill fuel your happiness.

  35. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there’s more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight…the Bible’s books were not written by straight laced divinity students in 3 piece suits who white wash religious beliefs as if God made them with clothes on.

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