Take an Indefinite Vacation!

Take an Indefinite Vacation!

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The ongoing hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay has begrudgingly brought our illegal prison back into the public consciousness. A couple months ago I did a cartoon with a panel about the idea of an indefinite vacation, and decided to expand on that idea in The Strip.

This Digby post sums up everything that’s wrong with the rationale behind Gitmo. America turned into a bunch of scared babies after 9/11, and history will forever remember this period as “The Great American Freak Out.” Hopefully history will also remember that we locked up dudes, tortured and never charged them, all because some bad guys turned us into a nation of pants-pissing reactionaries.

Chumps at the Pump

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This is a popular topic among political hacks and dull water cooler conversation aficionados. I felt like weighing in anyway, and I needed a single panel idea to help me out after my ankle and a work trip slowed me down this week. The reality is that gas prices should be higher, enough to reflect its true cost, both on the environment and on the last 30 years or so of our fucked-up foreign policy.

After years and years, the Facebook fan page for Big Fat Whale is about to top 1,000. Help get it over that number! This is an important milestone for things that don’t matter at all, yet I check anyway, like the Red Sox’ 2012 spring training details. Oh boy, this is gonna be one stinker of a season.