New World Order

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Hasta luego, amigos! En Mexico!

Erection Advice

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Following the first round of the French presidential election it looks as though the (brief) Age of Sarkozy is about to end, and that Francois Hollande will return the left to power.

Students of French politics (and the hospitality offerings of French-ownd hotels in New York City) will remember that Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) was an early favorite to unseat Le Petit Nicolas, until a maid at the Sofitel in New York City alleged he had sexually assaulted her. DSK denied the charges and prosecutors later dropped the charges, but he admitted the erection, and lost his chance at election.

Students of Japan and Japanese will appreciate the headline: in Japanese there's no difference between "election" and "erection", perhaps one reason the country is politically fucked.


For Queen and Country

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Inspired by the irrelevance of having Prince Harry on hand to post with the winners of the London Marathon.


America's Most Wanted

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On Tuesday, the F.B.I. filled Osama bin Laden's place on the bureau's 10 most wanted list, adding Eric J. Toth, a schoolteacher from the Washington area accused of possessing child pornography.

If you can freakin' believe it.

The Fighter

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Rick Santorum has ended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to face off against President Barack Obama in the general election in November, and presumably ensuring that the next four years of American politics will not be dominated by a man whose main obsession seems to be gay sex.


The Pit Bull and the Chihuahua

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Arizona state senator Frank Antenori wants voters to send him to Washington, to gnaw the arm off big government.

The Tucson Sentinel reported that "Amid hoots and assentive grunts from about 50 supporters at McMahon's Steakhouse on Wednesday night, Antenori railed at state and local lawmakers who advance a liberal agenda that he said will bankrupt America.
He asked the crowd, "Do you want to send a yippy little dog to Washington, or do you want to send a pit bull?"
"When the big arm of government reaches for your wallet, I want to bite it off," he said.
Woof, woof!


Majority Rules

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Arizona state Representative Daniel Patterson (D, until Monday morning) has been accused by a House Ethics Committee of verbally abusing his staff and colleagues, threatening physical assault, likely tampering with a witness in a criminal proceeding against him, and seeking to trade sexual favors for votes. 

The Ethics Committee recommended Patterson's immediate expulsion from the House, but on Tuesday, Republican legislators blocked the move, saying they needed more time to study the Ethics Committee findings. 

How much more time? How much pain can you take, Democrats?


OBL's Housewives

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As a regular cartoonist for the Tucson Sentinel, I keep an eye on events in that city, and the state of Arizona. 

One of the biggest stories in Arizona over the past year has been the enactment of the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070), anti-illegal immigration legislation that makes it a crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and provides for penalties against those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens.

Critics of the legislation say it encourages racial profiling, while supporters say the law simply enforces existing federal law. The law, strongly back by Governor Jan Brewer, has been opposed by the federal government.

The context of this cartoon is the conviction of Osama bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters by a Pakistani court for residing illegally in Pakistan. The women have been sentenced to serve 45 days in prison, and pay fines of around $114 each.
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