More gay craziness from the Right From PlanetSave: Mass Bird & Fish Deaths Due to Gay Marriage! Problem Solved [VIDEO] You can also get a hard copy of this cartoon in the current issue of Yes! Magazine. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
OK, I’m not going to lie, the presidential election is important, but congressional and state elections may be equally or more important (I’d say “more important” with no hesitation). The sad thing is, we are so uninvolved and ill-informed in “smaller elections” that we often get what we are given rather than what we
More on the President’s blackness: From We Are the Respectable Negroes: Fear of a Black President? Love of the Confederacy? Explaining the Tea Party GOP and the “Southern Religion” From MotherJones: 109 things President Obama currently is or recently has been engaged in a war against (according to conservative pundits, lazy headline writers, and
Truthfully, it feels like fantasy that I’m even writing about how much people from different parties believe in global warming or human-caused global warming. The U.S. is essentially the only country in the world with so much of its population confused about the science of global warming and unclear as to whether or not
Well, the almost completely dysfunctional, Tea-Party-clogged U.S. Congress is sitting at its lowest approval rating in history. As mentioned in the title, and in the chart below, it’s less popular than the IRS (by far), lawyers (by far), Nixon during Watergate (by far), and the U.S. switching to communism! It’s also less popular than banks,
This Tea-Party-led Congress (well, all of the Republican party) has attacked our water, air, and climate protections more than any in history. It is out of this world how little care they have for the necessities of life. One of the most recent attacks, from one of the leading culprits, Senator Rand Paul, continues
More on Those Crazy Kochs [….]
The Occupy Wall Street movement, despite the efforts of the mass media to belittle it and the efforts of brutal police officers to scare it away, is growing and growing fast. There are a lot of stories from the past few days that we haven’t been able to cover. Check these out:
If only this group of angry shouters weren’t puppets in a larger game.
This is a great piece by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress on why conservatives can get away with murder and progressives are flogged for being framed. Check it out:
More info on Panda Poop Biofuel:
Rick Perry — praying for corporations, working to dirty our water and air and worsen our climate:
The Tea Party’s got a number of mistakes to its name. And the #1 mistake really depends on who you’re talking about when you’re talking about the Tea Party — the citizens or the political leaders. In this case, I’m referring to Tea Party citizens.
It’s certainly good for politicians to listen to their constituents–it doesn’t happen enough. But, when their constituents are backed by rich influence, and when their constituents are so woefully close minded, you end up with corrupt politicians, ignorant constituents, and increasingly powerful and corrupt rich influence. Not good. The Tea Party does not realize how
The scariest quote was the one I left off where he called the American people smart because, “after all, they keep re-electing me”. I left it out because this cartoon is meant to illustrate how bat-shit crazy Joe Barton is, not how unimaginably daft his constituents are.
Good (or crazy) environmental politics stories from the past week or so.
Iberdrola subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables plans to install a tidal power project between two islands, Islay and Jura, in the inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The expected power output of the £40million project will be 10 MW, enough to power twice the number of homes on nearby Islay.
Some top global warming and environmental news from the last day or so: Global Warming & Environmental Politics Time to Put People Ahead of Polluters Over on ecopolitology, Sierra Club’s Michael Brune had a good piece on why it’s time to put people ahead of polluters. Senate 2012 Race & Tea Partiers The conservative right
(From our sister-blog, Red Green and Blue) Why did a crazy person shoot at Democratic Elected officials? Is it just because he’s crazy? Or could it just possibly be because Republican elected officials call Democrats tyrants, power-grabbers and traitors, and talk about taking up guns and doing something about it? Responding to an earlier incident, Congresswoman Giffords spoke
(Crossposted from Red Green And Blue) The Tea Partiers said “If ballots don’t work, bullets will.” Today, Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords was cut down by a gunman at a “Congress On Your Corner” event at a Tuscon Safeway. Federal Judge John Roll was killed in the same incident, along with a 9-year-old girl. Giffords is
Other than what we’ve already covered, of course, here’s our weekly global weirding news link drop. A little more than normal given our extensive coverage of the mass bird and fish deaths that are occurring right now (and, thus, our inability to get to other important news). Coal prices soar as warmest sea surface temperatures
Related Articles: From Planetsave: Fox News Boss Ordered Staff to Make Climate Change Seem Doubtful From Ecopolitology: Fox News Editor Tampers with Climate Reporting: Where is Conservative Outrage Now? From ClimateProgress: National Journal: “The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even
The idiom “tilting at windmills” (or turbines) derives from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It means to attack imaginary enemies, or fight unwinnable or futile battles. Big Oil and Coal (and others) are in a futile battle against clean energy. Clean energy will inevitably emerge victorious. Unfortunately, when oil billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries (apologies for putting their names on the horse and ass’s asses) fight unwinnable battles you can be certain the pointless battles will last a lot longer than they should. Putting approximately 100 million dollars of their money into right-wing coffers to keep fellow polluters happy and federal regulations lax, Koch Industries is more than eager to fight a battle that compromises our future and greatly compromises the future of our children. The same children to which they are now eagerly marketing.
Jokes on us. Those blokes from across the pond sure do give their all for a joke! View all of Joe’s political/environmental cartoonery at JoeMohrToons.com Updates on Twitter at @GreenCartoons
Yes, for those familiar with climate politics, you know that Republicans have gone to odd lengths to dismiss the threats of global climate change. The nice thing is that the media is finally starting to pick up on this. Here are a couple quotes from the National Journal’s recent piece, GOP Gives Climate Science A
Opposition to health care reform, threats of holy book burning, anti-immigration legislation, opposition to gay marriage, and the growing influence of the horrifically xenophobic Hate-Everyone-Not-Like-Me Party…WOW! Is this 2010 or 1810??? We are on a fast track to SCARY!!! These hate-children of Palin and Beck are getting WAY too much TV time! Follow Joe Mohr’s