Laughter Is Good Medicine

Laughter Is Good Medicine

Sometimes when words simply fail to comunicate ones emotions about something important, humor is good catharsis.  I don’t know about you, but catharsis is exaclty what I need right now! Perhaps the following will be a little comic relief for you too.

VTM, 12/26/09

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Micheal Ramirez,  from


Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel

By Gary Varvel,  from


Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Michael Ramirez from,


Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

By Chip Bok,  from

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

By Gary Varve,l from

2 Responses to “Laughter Is Good Medicine”

  1. vtmawhinney Says:

    This is a tough one, Frank. I do not intend to make anyone out to be evil, in the biblical sense. However, I see that a culture war has raged since the 1960’s (I know that you read and understand the book, Slouching Toward Gomorrah, by Bork) and so you know what I mean.

    It took me years to catch-on to the gravity of this socialist secular progressive vs. traditional morals/values and constitutional government struggle to the death. One cultural plan will win out and dominate the other and presently the former is a more powerful force than the latter.

    You know which side I am on. I will no longer watch the culture that created me and my loved ones slip away and be quiet and “nice” about it. I will meet force with force, though I will try to do so with honesty and integrity.

    I despise dishonesty, corruption and deceit because it is always destructive to those it envelopes. In my view, both parties display these vices, but currently the democratic party is the greatest threat in this regard. I fantasize about a new third party with true conservative ideals, the Victorian era ideals that we have already discussed. Unfortunately, third parties do not win and voting for them does little more than ensure a Democratic victory. So, I am left to sadly prefer the party that destroys our cultural traditions the slowest, recently that has been the Republican party.

    Now, to President Obama and the modern Democrats and Republicans. Obama is a very smart man, he is a progressive socialist and he has surrounded by other progressive radicals in his administration. Every move he makes reveals this obvious philosophy of cultural design. If an observer is a socialist, he is not trying to do bad things. From my perspective he is trying to do bad and hurtful things to my socioculture.

    From my perspective, then, President Obama is intending to do harm to our American culture. Townhall’s cartoons illustrate that the best, so that is why I use them. However, I do not select the cartoons that attack, ridicule or lampoon the man, Barack Obama–only his policies and intentions.

    I am sorry that this is the best that I can do on the matter of your concerns—this is very much more than the other side of this culture war has done for any of the leaders of my side.

    Now, I’m going to go on a cruise and forget about this stuff for a couple of weeks. Take care and have a healthy and happy New Year.



  2. Frank Says:

    Laughter is best when it is directed at ourselves. Most of the comics that you post from seem to be directed toward making democrats look evil, rather than merely incorrect. The last one here, with a titanic version of health care shows the democrats are wrong — but not evil. The first three, however, make it seem as if the democrats are trying to kill people and steal their money. In the spirit of Christmas, can we at least agree that those we disagree with aren’t actually *trying* to hurt the country? As much as I think GW Bush hurt the US, I don’t think that was his intention. And while it’s too early to say what the final tally is for Obama, he isn’t trying to make the US a worse place — even if in your mind his policies are misguided — can’t you find humor that doesn’t paint his policies as having the intention of hurting the country?


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