Very few political cartoons make me laugh out loud.
Even when I look back at the all-time favorites that I included in my political cartoonist contest, most of them are on that list because they make a very effective and clever point about public policy.
But I don’t think any of them made me laugh as much as this gem by Scott Stantis.
I don’t even know what it struck me as being so funny.
Yes, I have a peculiar interest in international economic policy, so I’m fully aware that President Hollande of France is a disaster, but I’m not sure that’s enough to make a cartoon amusing.
Or perhaps I’m just a narcissist and I appreciated a cartoon that was somewhat similar to one of my homemade jokes about Hollande and Obama.
But kudos to Scott Stantis (who also is the author of the best-ever cartoon on the failure of Keynesian stimulus).
Since we’re looking at funny cartoons, it’s time to give some credit to the other side.
I don’t often find much humor on the left, but this cartoon on income inequality is worth sharing.
It’s from the New Yorker, though I don’t know the author. And I confess that I’m merely assuming a left-wing perspective.
It’s your call whether this cartoon is as good as the other leftist cartoons I’ve shared, but it is a good caricature of the GOP country club types.
P.S. Yesterday I shared some libertarian valentines.
So in the interest of fairness, here’s are some left-wing valentines.
They’re designed to trick people into signing up for Obamacare.
Our first option is from a group called the National Women’s law Center.
And here’s one from a group named the Young Invincibles.
I have to say that I’m not overly impressed with either one of these valentines.
P.P.S. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, the PotL graced me with her presence, making me an inexplicable winner.
Even if some of my erstwhile friends who watch Modern Family have started to refer to us as Jay and Gloria.
P.P.P.S. Let’s close with a comment on a very odd story from Norway.
The nut-job who killed 77 people has made an announcement.
Anders Breivik…wants the world to know that he’s being treated “worse than an animal” in prison and is considering going on a hunger strike until the “torture”-like living conditions improve. Just how bad are things for the admitted and unrepentant killer? Well, for one, he says he’s being forced to play his video games on an out-of-date Playstation 2 instead of a newer model. …Breivik was deemed sane by a Norwegian court in the summer of 2012 and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the most-severe sentence allowed under the Scandinavian country’s laws… Details of Breivik’s current conditions are a bit unclear, although Norwegian news reports from the time of his sentencing suggested that he was going to be kept in a three-room cell complete with an exercise area and a television.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m not the warden at his prison.
Why? Because I not only would turn down his request, but I also would dump him in a 6X8 call. Moreover, I would station a couple of guards outside his cell and have them play the newest and fanciest version of Playstation 24 hours a day.