The Politics of Being Impolite

This cartoon was done just for the fun of trying to draw Harry from memory. I was relaxing for the evening on the back patio last night and was too lazy to get up and Google him for a photo. Would you bother … for any reason? Of course not.

It references a little story I just read, alleging Speaker Boehner told Harry Reid to “go [perform an anatomically impossible solo sex act].” I find the story hard to believe. Not because I think the Speaker is above such crudity. Consider how Mark Levine is so popular. The reason I laugh through most of his show, and miss large segments because I am writhing (not “wreathing” as a client once testified during deposition, while describing the pain he felt because he had just hyper-extended his knee by about 45 degrees beyond how the Creator intended the human knee to work) … absolutely “writhing” on the floor (not in a ditch in the darkness … like my poor “wreathing” client)  in laughter because he says the things I would like to personally say to liberal politicians. In fact, he shouts the stuff he says. Much of it very impolite.  Mom would cringe.

Mark Levine figured out long ago the time for politeness is over.  (Someone please tell the House Republicans.) Not as “over” as in 1775 at Lexington, but close. When you watch liberals in congress today you begin to understand why wars are fought. They start because some people are incapable of listening to anyone with an opinion different from their own. Eventually, those people are only capable of understanding blunt force. War.

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We are not at that point yet. Thankfully. Since we are in America and still beneficiaries of the intelligence of the Founders, we have another and amicable option to resolve the problems I like hearing Mark Levine speak about harshly. We get the opportunity to vote the bad guys out every two years, six years … and, oh what fun …every four years.

October 22. 2013Excuse me now as I turn on my radio and listen to Limbaugh say some impolite things, of a slightly different tenor than Mark Levine, and “wreath” on my floor.

PS: Lest you think me a monster for laughing at my “Wreathing” client, think about how hard it is to hold laughter in while you know it would be “impolite’ to laugh. You’ve probably been there. Once I was in a friend’s house while a realtor was explaining to my pal about the fact a neighbor had built a fence ten feet over the property line between my pal’s place and the offending neighbor. She referred to the mis-located fence as an “ENROACHMENT.”  I barely caught it, but immediately began experiencing serious diaphragm pain as I held in the laughter.  The poor woman (realtor) began unwittingly torturing me as she walked towards the exit door and kept thinking of more little topics to discuss. I was hoping with all my heart she would just beat so I could release. Fortunately, I don’t practice in Property Law, because every time I use the word “encroachment” I have to stop momentarily to make sure the correct word is about to emerge from my pie hole. It can be horrible.

Anyway, she finally left and the “wreathing’” began in earnest.

I just wish that more Republicans in the house were of the sort of people to at least say harsh and impolite things to the people they fear. The democrats. And maybe even get meaner than just swearing at them. Maybe even vote against them! What an idea!

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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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