Monday, January 14, 2013

Today, Sparky Sees Chuckles' Coin Objection & Raises Him Two Drones

This blog's cartoonist-in-residence, Tom Tomorrow (aka Dan Perkins), gives us a colloquy between Sparky the Wonder Penguin and Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck about trillion-dollar coins and drone warfare. Sparky (in his trademark Inuit-style goggles to ward off bull$hit blindness) trades jabs about the scheme to mint a trillion-dollar coin and place it in the U.S. Treasury to render the debt-ceiling crisis moot. Ultimately, Sparky plays the drone warfare card in response to Chuckles' indictment of the coin-scheme as a "terrible precedent." So — to Chuckles — the coin would be unthinkable, but when Sparky mentions the drone assassination program as a bad precedent, Chuckles responds that sometimes you've got to break the rules. If this is (fair & balanced) twisted logic so be it.

PS: The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn explains why the POTUS 44 eschews the coin-gimmick here.

[x This Modern World]
Debating The Coin
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

Copyright © 2013 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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