DAY OF RECKONING  11:37 am October 8, 2008

Enjoy Your New Standard of Living, America!

by Ken Layne

Happy Depression Day!
Oh here is a cheery “hump day” cartoon for your New Depression, courtesy of Jeff Danziger. [DANZIGER CARTOONS]

 
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Varchar October 8, 2008 at 11:39 am

I wonder if they’re listening to this in there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUEkOVdUjHc

Delicious October 8, 2008 at 11:40 am

I knew it was Cheyney’s fault!

Delicious October 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

Cheney

Lascauxcaveman October 8, 2008 at 11:43 am

How’s the market doing today? Have the “buying opportunities” started showing up yet?

Scarab October 8, 2008 at 11:43 am

Make it funnier, I just lost my life savings.

Gopherit v2.0 October 8, 2008 at 11:43 am

Yup. We have the highest average standard of living in the same way you can put one hand in boiling water, and one hand in liquid nitrogen and, on average, be comfortable.

cal October 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

Are those horrible grinning Asiatics in the car?

facehead October 8, 2008 at 11:45 am

Right, cause in ‘merica, we gotz da sines tellin us all wear we go.

El Bombastico October 8, 2008 at 11:47 am

The dog represents America’s obscene dependence on foreign oil. The Chinaman represents… well, Chinamen.

Serolf Divad October 8, 2008 at 11:49 am

Dang, I hop in to make a Cheney joke and looks like I’m the 60th guy who noticed the resemblance.

Jobbotch October 8, 2008 at 11:49 am

Let’s parse the passengers. Cheney, McCain, Mickey Rooney in “Breafast at Tiffany’s”, a rabbit-dog, and.. and… a midget skier?

WhatTheHeck October 8, 2008 at 11:52 am

Gotta get in shape so I can walk the 15 miles to work and be the best worker in the world.
Some old guy told me I had to.

Scarab October 8, 2008 at 11:55 am

Cheer up, I have it on good authority that is all just a plan by Louis and Billy Ray to corner the frozen concentrated orange juice market. Any second now the markets will turn around and shoot up. Wait for it… wait for it…

Special Agent Jack Mehoff October 8, 2008 at 11:57 am

I have no idea what’s going on right now. A bunch of people I don’t recognize in what appears to be a 60′s era European car. Maybe the car has Truck Nutz…

ManchuCandidate October 8, 2008 at 11:57 am

[re=126213]Scarab[/re]:
I’ll bet you a dollar they don’t.

Tommy Says Soooo October 8, 2008 at 11:59 am

This is the end, MY FRIENDS, the end…no one gets out of here alive….without eating hobo meat.

SayItWithWookies October 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Ingrates — we should be on our knees thanking the rich for the immense character-building opportunity that they’ve made for us over the next ten or so years. After subsisting on potato skins and sawdust we’ll get to march off to war and be the next Greatest Generation — huzzah!

AngryBlakGuy October 8, 2008 at 12:07 pm

FAKE!!! I think WALNUTS! is far more likely to drive his car into a crowd of bystanders.

natteringnaybob October 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Reminds me. Where the fuck has Cheney been?

Mista Eko October 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm

That is the last time I want the Republicans and the Chinese to imitate the Joad family. Ever.

National Fried Boloney League October 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I think it’s Cheney Driving the US off a cliff, taking Chimpy (in flight-suit mode), McCain & Palin with him. They all look Asiatic is because they all wanted to resemble our former Chinese overlords before the world economy imploded. The dog could be a reference to religion (Ya know…. dog spelled backwards…)

All hail our new Canadian overlords, and lookin’ forward to the free health care and cheap maple syrup, eh?

Anonymous Office Zombie October 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Everything sucks in America including the new Wonkette, now with 100% more depression. I can get the same feelings of hopelessness and despair by actually paying attention to my dead-end job and life, thank you very much.

Miller October 8, 2008 at 12:19 pm

They can’t even make Cheney an menacing octopus, strangling the globe? Where have you gone Thomas Nast?

http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

cal October 8, 2008 at 12:27 pm

[re=126256]Miller[/re]: Nice blog. I’ve always suspected that children aren’t really our future.

sanantonerose October 8, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Cheney mowing down an unemployment line. In cahoots with Asians, to boot!

NoWireHangers October 8, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Is that supposed to be Palin or a Chinese overlord in the left backseat? Actually, everyone in the backseat looks vaguely Asian. And Cheney looks like Ed McMahon.

You know what, a cartoon with Ed McMahon (a la Publishers Clearinghouse) at the wheel and China in the backseat would probably make too much sense.

lawrenceofthedesert October 8, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Political cartooning has gone into the toilet since the Murdoch Brigades starting buying papers and hiring fascist editors. The alternative weeklies should have taken up the slack, but they were a bunch of fatcats, too, back when they were worth something (before craigslist sprang and they were too greedy to respond). It was once a noble profession.

lumpenprole October 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm

“The American way of life is not negotiable.”
So send cycle back the dollars you foreigns and be quick about it.

The Station Manager October 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I call bullshit. They’re fucking carpooling commies.

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