Sunday Funnies (03/05/2015)
Need a good laugh? We all do. So here's your weekly compilation of political cartoons. Sadly, there's nothing funny about a young man being killed by police by having his spine severed. However, there's everything funny about people protesting this act of police brutality by hurting themselves and their own city through violent riots. There's everything funny about police and their apologists decrying the violence of the riots while remaining silent about their own brand of state-approved violence. And there's certainly everything funny about an angry momma smacking sense into her rioting, looting son.
Political Investigations In A NutshellThis Non Sequitur comic strip would be funnier if it weren’t so damn accurate (because the government can be trusted to police itself, right?):
My ancestors we snatched from Earth over 4,000 years ago and nothing but their DNA survived the experience. It was one of the few things that did survive of the Rongyao's ill fated attempts at colonizing. Later they thought the humans would make excellent slaves if they were only genetically cybernetically enhanced. Humans had neither fang nor claw, so they could not possibly be a threat. This error would lead to their extinction on their home planet.
We rediscovered Earth in the early 1860's and were appalled at what we found. The most advanced bits of Earth were coal fire steam age environments. You were defenseless against even the simplest intrusion. We set up Operation Tiandi to defend against the random criminal opportunist and registered you as our protectorate, but the Interstellar Alliance is not pleased with what they see.
I am stationed on the dark side of the moon watching over the systems that monitor Earth, while the Interstellar Alliance argues about what to do about your screwed up planet.