Monday, February 03, 2014

Today, The Further Adventures Of Droney, The Robot Death Plane

Richard A. Clarke, the chief counter-terrorism staffer in the White House during both the Clinton and Bush the Younger administrations, made this blogger aware of drone warfare during the days after 9/11. Now, the most efficient tool of war in the Islamic world (Yemen to Afghanistan) is the robot death plane. Richard Clarke has written a forthcoming thriller, Sting of the Drone (2014). Drones are coming to Texas border with Mexico as we "secure our border" (the Dumbo/Moron mantra) with Hellfire missiles against undocumented folks crossing out of Mexico. Prophetically, the robot killer in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) says "Hasta la vista, baby" to most doomed victims. If this is a (fair & balanced) prophecy of robotic violence against Spanish-speakers, so be it.

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By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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[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. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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