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Political/religious cartoons....humour?

by JP Bill / February 2, 2006 11:58 AM PST
Political Cartoon About Iraq War Sparks Pentagon Outrage

Feb. 2, 2006 ? In the midst of fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan along with the global war on terror, leaders of the Pentagon today declared war on an editorial cartoon.

The cartoon, by Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles, uses a disabled soldier as a metaphor for a damaged Army.
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a small request JP
by jonah jones / February 2, 2006 1:24 PM PST

on such a sensitive "button pushing" post, i think it would be appropriate if you were to add your own personal opinion...

is it "humour"?


jonah

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(NT) (NT) Is it humour? Yes
by JP Bill / February 2, 2006 1:28 PM PST
In reply to: a small request JP
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Humor
by EdH / February 2, 2006 7:38 PM PST
In reply to: a small request JP

(note spelling)

Not very funny, but he is entitled to his opinion just as Rumsfeld is entitled to his.

I have never found Toles to be very good or insightful.

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What's a Toles?
by John Robie / February 2, 2006 11:24 PM PST
In reply to: Humor

New word for me & Websters or Roget's Thesaurus is no help.

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(NT) (NT) Oh, the guys name..;_)
by John Robie / February 2, 2006 11:33 PM PST
In reply to: What's a Toles?
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(NT) (NT) A mediocre left-wing cartoonist.
by EdH / February 2, 2006 11:46 PM PST
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Toles
by marinetbryant / February 2, 2006 11:55 PM PST
In reply to: What's a Toles?

The Obnoxious Liberal Establishment Site. Am I peeved? Damn right!

Tom

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(NT) (NT) 1st Amendment all the way!
by Self-Destruction / February 2, 2006 1:42 PM PST
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Humour
by marinetbryant / February 2, 2006 11:53 PM PST

Yeah, just hilarious JP. But the Mohammed with a bomb in his turban isn't. Wonder what branch of the service Toles served in?

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Response
by JP Bill / February 3, 2006 12:58 AM PST
In reply to: Humour

Never said it was hilarious. I said it was humour. A "sick" (dark) humour (using a person with no arms or legs) to represent the armed forces, but still humour. the part that I thought a little humourous was Rumsfelds use of the term "battle hardened". As most politicians have a "way with words"

I did not break out in loud laughter, all I did was a slight smile.

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Response
by marinetbryant / February 3, 2006 7:41 AM PST
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You are a strange person JP.

Tom

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I often find both kinds funny
by Angeline Booher / February 3, 2006 12:09 AM PST

Political cartoons make political statements, often in a humorous way. Some have even won Pulitzer Prizes. Some were never intended to be funny, but to just make a serious point.

Even when those intended to be funny do not jibe with my views, they can often bring me a grin. Some are very well done.

I'll separate cartoons that refer to religion in a non-political way. One I recall from years past (Charles Addams):

Two ministers are walking down the street together.

One says to the other...

"Have you ever wondered what we would be doing if there was no sin?"

I found that funny (must have as I remember it).

As for the two politcal cartoons now in the news, IMO,they both address what, for want of a better term. public (well known) figures and current events. I think they were more social comment than political and intended to make a serious point.

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