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“Dirty” Harry Reid’s Insane Idea Factory

A few little items in the news recently are noted below in two cartoons. One references Harry Reid’s recent statement about the Republicans “getting favored treatment from the media.” I’m not sure he actually said such a ridiculous thing, but it certainly sounds like him. It’s off the “dumb chart” and is, in a way, worse than saying “Romney hadn’t paid taxes in ten years.” Both statements are the sort of info Harry couldn’t possibly have access to. Even if Romney had lost his mind temporarily at a Washington party and had personally whispered this in Harry’s droopy ears, Harry couldn’t possibly verify the truth of the statement. But he still passed it off as Gospel. The statement about “Turtles and Chi-Comms” could be true if Harry has entered the early stages of Alzheimer’s (strong possibility), but no one would believe his story unless they are Kool-Aidies of the card-carryin’ liberal/socialist/Nazi/Commie ideologue type. Of which there is no shortage. But the last statement about Republicans getting nice-nice treatment from the media is truly silly. But, if it were true, it would explain a lot. It tells me why the Commie/socialist/democrat/Greenie/Kool-Aidies are generally perceived as fat, cigar-chompin’ industrialists who are intent on destroying the environment, getting obscenely rich, making everyone else obscenely poor, baby-seal clubbing, whale hating, shale-frackin’ fools. They are the same guys who are avidly portrayed by the media as being wasteful of tax dollars because their main guy spends $40,000,000 of our money on vacations in five and a half years …wait a minute…no one in the mainstream media has talked about that…so I’m a little off base on that issue. Harry doesn’t comment on things involving large amounts of money. Like billion dollar deals with the Chi-Comms or when he is preparing his own tax returns.

Get your news from Harry and your head will stay screwed on tight.

Besides, if my cartoons (unintentionally) aren’t based on reality, where’s the harm?   They are cartoons and some leeway must be allowed. No one thinks they are an attempt to comment on factual stuff, do they? Do you think Wiley Coyote can really survive being squashed by a big safe which fell from a (passing airplane)? Or even several safes? Or that Harry Reid has a dead elephant hanging in his “Idea Factory?”  (Well…maybe that one is true.)

if you don’t think my cartoons are fair and that I should do more careful “fact-checking” before I attack my drawing pad, venting my frustrations, just remember…some guys are so trivial and frivolous they don’t deserve careful fact-checking. Does Harry check his facts when he attacks the Republican presidential candidate a few days before the national election? Or when he engages in some other form of pachyderm lynching or turtle rustling?


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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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