It seems to us that the person at the witness table and the person asking questions should switch places. Cover by Jeff Koopersmith. Click on image for super-size version, suitable for angering wingnuts and Teabaggers.
Reactionary mayors routinely shut down Occupy Wall Street free speech and assemblies in violation of the First Amendment. But if you are the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times or the Republican speaker of the Kansas legislature, notes Michael Collins, you can get away with calling for murder.
The Justice Department has shut down and frozen the assets of so-called "pirate" web site Megaupload, even going so far as to seize their assets in a foreign country. They did it without laws like PIPA and SOPA. Looks to me like the music and movie industry already seems to have powers currently that borderline on scary. I'm glad to see Congress stepping back and taking a more serious look at laws that break the Internet. Thanks to Wikipedia and Craigslist for taking a bullet for the team.
Gingrich plays the race card big time — while forgetting that the vast majority of people on food stamps are white. Click on the image for a delicious "super-sized" cover, suitable for printing and lining the cat box.
Denial — "This can't be happening! Boehner said it's not true! Rush said so! Glenn Beck said so! Shut up! SHUT! UP!!! GET OFF MY PHOOOONE!!!!" Anger — "It's not fair! People are starting to believe it despite what we're saying!" Bargaining — "Okay, we'l report that 'some people say' it's helping the 99%, but call the Manhattan Institute for some talking points we can use to 'balance' the issue!" Depression — "What's the point? The public doesn't believe us. Why bother even reporting on it anymore?" Acceptance — "Go ahead, report it, and we'll try to gin up Solyndra as a scandal instead..."
Looks like the ol' Gingster is none too happy with the barrage of negative — and highly accurate — ads that have derailed his Ethanol State surge. Illustration by Jeff Koopersmith. Click on the image for a supersize version, suitable for framing or lining the birdcage!
If there were any honesty in the mainstream press, you'd see magazine covers similar to the one Jeff Koopersmith has mocked up here. Click on it for a supersize version, suitable for framing, wrapping fish, or using as a makeshift dart board!