Sunday, March 14, 2010

One of Mark Fiore's better animated political cartoons

Check out Mark Fiore's new animated political cartoon, Plummeting Death Reform, which mocks Congress's legislative paralysis.  At first I thought it was a reference to Congress's failure to address our nation's economic problems, but it's really about health care. Did anyone else think that was good metaphor?  I thought it did a nice job of capturing how the Democrats' concern for the Republicans will ultimately drive themselves into the ground (not that they need any more help).

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Anonymous said...

if you read Dr Woody Holton's recent essays
(see;col1 ) and Dr Fresia's online book ( ) you can see that the constitution was designed so as to create a government that the majority of voters could not control via the electoral process. The govt of america is working exactly as its creators wanted it work. They wanted it to be ineffective when it came to enforcing the will of the people.

The founding fathers were evil, our constitution is evil, and the federal govt is evil.

Frank the Underemployed Professional said...

Thank you for being the first reader to leave a comment. I hope you'll return in the future.

I'm not an expert, but I'm under the impression that our Founding Fathers did intend that passing legislation would require traversing a barrier. I think the Plummeting Death Reform cartoon was a satire on both parties' failure, both as separate parties and as a whole, to address the health care issue, which in my view is an issue of grave concern.

You may have also been referring to Fiore's most recent cartoon, titled "Majority Rules":

I don't have particularly strong feelings about the "Majority Rules" cartoon one way or the other, but I do think that the majority should be able to eventually overcome a filibuster (which I guess they are doing via reconciliation).

Maybe I'll post links to some more of my favorite Fiore cartoons, later. I'm hoping to receive permission to be able to embed them in blog posts. I don't always agree with Fiore's take on things, but I think his cartoons are good for cheap chuckles.

Anonymous said...

Tried posting the below under your Ehrenreich post:

I've requested to check out one of Barbara's books from the local library three months ago. I still haven't gotten any notice that it was available. Do you have any suggestions for which books I should read right away?

While I'm waiting for one of her titles to be available, I'm reading a Salerno book on how the self help movement is destroying America. I think there's some crossover with Ehrenreich's principles. They both combat the notion that "the American dream is only a few steps away if you do X, Y, and Z and pay me this exhorbitant fee to coach you in getting there."

Frank the Underemployed Professional said...

Thank you for coming, JD Underdog. It sounds like you want to read Bright Sided. I haven't actually read any of her books; I just visit her forum about once a week since it's a place where I can find fellow over-educated and underemployed or unemployed malcontents.

I wholeheartedly agree with the premise of Bright Sided: Our society has become infected with the notion that positive thinking controls reality to the point where it has almost become a religion for some people with realists and malcontents being shunned in the workplace.

Frank the Underemployed Professional said...

I owe special thanks to Mark Fiore for confirming that I may embed his political cartoons in my blog. Thanks Mark!

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