Cutting-edge blog? The cartoonist-in-residence in this blog, Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins), won 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. The prize is awarded annually by The Herb Block Foundation for “distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous independent standard set by Herblock.” The winner receives a $15,000 after-tax cash prize and a sterling silver Tiffany trophy. Perkins received the prize April 25th in a ceremony held at the Library of Congress. In today's 'toon, Sparky the Wonder Penguin (wearing his trusty Inuit-like goggles to ward off bull$hit not snow blindness) engages in yet another colloquy with Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck. This latter character is a recent (June 29, 2010) addition to the 'toon as a tribute to the glory of chuckleheadedness. Today, Sparky and Chuckles discuss Gitmo in a tribute to the brilliant analysis of the panelists on Faux News. Gitmo is both a national tragedy and a monument to the stupidity of The Dubster and his merry men. Gitmo is a complete failure: hunger strikes, the failure of the nonsense of military tribunals, and so many of the internees are now stateless because their countries of origin refuse to readmit them. Add the stupidity of Dumbos in Congress who froth at the mouth over the thought of moving the internees out of Gitmo to confinement in some prison in the USA. Chuckleheadness indeed. If this is (far & balanced) national insanity rooted in the war on terror, so be it.
[x This Modern World]
The Guantanamo Problem
By 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.]
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