Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tax Cuts for The Rich

When I saw that frantic school board lady swing her handbag
in the general direction of the perp's arm  instead of his face,
it immediately made me think of the Democrats being held hostage
by the Repubs. 
This was the hardest drawing  ever. Maybe I'm out of practice
but drawing a hand with a gun in it took me hours, as did the two figures.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Boehner Cries Again

Boehner scares me.  He looks like an ad for Cymbalta.
His wife says he's going through "an emotional time."
And people accuse Omama of being a pussy?  What's more pussy-ish
than sobbing your eyes out on national TV?  Will the people who accused
Tom Cruise and Howard Dean of being over-the-top please shut up?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

All Democrats Want For Christmas

After my first Obama disappointment ( Rick Warren delivering 
 inaugural prayer ), a promised myself I wasn't going to do any negative
Obama cartoons because  1. I don't want to give the Repubs any ammo for their nasty,
dishonest, cynical, meanspirited, full metal jacket, anti-Obama campaign and ...
2. Obama is STILL WAY, WAY better than any Republican.
 But with all due respect, Obama is no businessman. 
 As far as deal-making,  he had the wrong Emmanuel brother . 
Hollywood agent Ari would have been better .  
Worst thing I can say: Honeymoon's over.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Airport Screenings

NOW we're talking inspection we can believe in!
It's hard to get five people in a picture this small.  Can you tell what
Superman is seeing with his X-ray eyes?  Heard about the Chertoff -
wiener- measuring machine link? Shameful!
Think this expensive taxpayer- funded airport bullshit is protecting us?  Think again.
I welcome your comments.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bush Library

Them of us what consider Bush 2 B a lowbrow,  hearin' the
words "Bush" and "library" in the same sentence, well, excuse me but I gotta chuckle. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

TSA Improved Scanning

Now there's absolutely no place to hide your dope.  But seriously,
don't you think the average bomber would hide his bomb in his butt?
If they're not doing what my 'toon shows, the TSA is just jiving
us about their "security."

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tea Party hearts Republicans

PICK a captian or add one:
1. Politics make strange bed-fellows.
2. If you want to dance, you gotta pay the piper.
3. You better dance with the one what brung ya. 
4. Who's the whore now, huh?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stomper Seeks Apology

Rand Paul's aid added insult to injury by seeking an
apology from the Move-On.Org Grrl he stomped.
  Gave new meaning to the word chutzpah, didn't it?
Puke isn't that easy to draw and I had no room
for the stink wiggles that can add so much comedy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Campaign Ad App

I voted.  Please, if you're a techie, hear my plea and start writing
that code ASAP! Americans will LOVE U! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Clarence Thomas Bedroom Cam

Yeah.  I love this subject! Love digging up the whole Thomas-Hill 
did-he-or-didn't-he controversy. 
Like you, I've endlessly pondered what drove Thomas' 
wife to make that ridiculous and dangerous phone call.
How desperate/crazy/irrational/fool-hardy
 must Ginny have felt to leave Hill that message?  
Here's my guess.

O'Donnell's Clown-stitution

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Woman Eats A Banana at Her Own Peril, Even in the Nicest Offices


I know most of my men-friends on this list are going to say, "Karyl let it go with the Clarence Thomas thing already. What's done is done."

But I say no because the damage is being done TO WOMEN every day by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court and Thomas’ presence on it.

Thomas should be fired based on his lying to get the job. How do I know?

The Facts: Detailed quotes attributed to Thomas.  Even a writer couldn’t make that shit up. “Pubic hair on my coke can?” “Long Dong Silver?” A dignified prof didn’t invent that.

Thomas had other victims - women the court refused to let testify. They could have proved Thomas had a history of crude, annoying and unwanted office flirtations.

Full Disclosure: I've been "harassed" at every male-dominated job I have ever had, but my generation didn't have a word for it. We just called it "work." 

In 1976 we thought endless blowjob jokes, etc. were the price a woman paid for being lucky enough to have a man's job.  Some paid with the act itself and still do. It just depends on the manners and ethics of the boss and how desperate she was/is for that job.

The fact that Hill didn’t report Thomas’ behavior years earlier makes sense because she probably wrote him off as a silly boy and moved on with her life (as most women do.) THEN the Dems recruited her (from among the group he had harassed) in order to try to stop a conservative train wreck the Supreme Court has become. Remember those hearings with those clueless senators? Didn’t they make you mad?
I think Hill took one for the team and she did it with great dignity then and now.

Lastly, what's with Supreme Court judges becoming their own bosses once they're safely in office for life? That's ridiculous. It assumes their job makes them saintly and immune to greed and corruption.

New Rules:  1. Supreme Court judges jobs are for 6 years only.  2. The public (not the judges!) will decide which cases are conflict-of-interest and when the judge MUST recues himself.

PERFECT EXAMPLE : Secret money rolling into Thomas’ wife’s tea party group (one check was for $500,000!) PAC is a direct benefit of the Courts’ Citizen’s United Decision. This is an obvious complete conflict-of-interest and another reason Thomas should be fired! 

Am I right?  Write me! Send a comment on-line.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Judge Thomas' Wife Demands Apology?!

19 years have gone by and Thomas' wife is still mad? Well so am I! Anita Hill
spoke for harassed working women everywhere and she got shafted by clueless
male politicians who just didn't get it. The result is a barely competent right-wing
Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment who is married to a
Tea Party activist! Heaven help us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miners Rescued

I'm sure there will be a slew of miner cartoons in the next few days.
My hubby Jack helped with this one. Anybody miss that jerk Sanchez? Not me.
Hard hats are really hard to draw, harder than cowboy hats but easier than
ball caps. Caves aren't easy either .

Friday, October 08, 2010

Jerry Brown Called Whitman a Whore


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Steampunk handbag

Just couldn't bear to say goodbye to
this beat-up beige handbag, so I
painted it. Jack created the fake
meter for the Steampunk

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis RIP

First Eddie Fisher and now Tony Curtis (AKA Bernie Schwartz)? Losing two of my childhood crushes, both nice Jewish boys in one week? Oy vey.
I got this at the premiere of The Robe in 1953 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.  My uncle was a show biz insider, and I was one lucky little girl visiting from Milwaukee.  I collected a slew of autographs that night, but Curtis was one of the few that was legible.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Eddie Fisher RIP

After school my grandma used to drive me to NBC on Sunset and Vine so I could see them film the Eddie Fisher Coke Time show. Afterwards he would flirt with fans.
I was prez of  my local fan club. He gave me his tie that day AND I STILL HAVE IT!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Witch ODonnell

Classic citizen cartoonists conundrum:
The crazier the candidates,
the easier the cartoons!

Friday, September 17, 2010

McDonald's Kills

Are network news departments going to show a news story about a hard hitting ad put out by PCRM, doctor's group about the grave dangers of fast food and McDonald's in particular?  I saw it once this AM and now nothing.

It shows a morgue with a stiff saying "I was Lovin' it."  McDonald's is a major sponsor of TV.  Let me know if you see this ad or any story about it. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Palin's Meat Dress

Friends, as I've said before there's nothing I like
more than the conflation of two news stories -
especially when fashion  is involved.

Here's my meat dress for Sara Palin branded
with the names of the country's most dangerous,
lying right-wing wing nuts.  

BTW meat is NOT easy to draw, especially as
a dress and hat.  Stink wiggles aren't easy either.
Or descending flies.

Love your feedback!  Karyl

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Midterms HEART Korans

Midterms HEART Koran

How come there’s never a John McCain around when you need him? There are so many John McCains, I’ll have to specify: I’m talking about the voice of reason John McCain who set the old lady straight when she thought incorrectly, that Obama was a Muslim. Where’s that guy? Oh yeah, Midterm elections are only 60 days away. Republicans are in full metal jacket campaign mode. They’re not going to help anyone from our side. In fact, they will hurt us if it helps them. This is why Boehner took forever to answer, when asked if he thought the Koran should be burned and why his answer was so non-committal. The Republican plan is so obvious. Nobody would have to break into Watergate to figure out this strategy. Here it is:

1. Encourage hatred of Muslims. Use a building or a book burning to get your point across: Muslims are dark, mysterious, hate us and are secretly planning to kill us. They already outnumber us and they’re serial breeders.

2. Don’t correct any rumors about Obama being big secret Muslim. (If Muslims are bad and Obama’s one of them – bully for us.) Use Obama’s middle name constantly. You know the truth, but if it gets votes, who cares?

3. Engage Dems in constitutional discussions where they are constantly forced to defend Muslims on national TV.

4. Identify your most gullible followers: i.e.: If they believe Jesus rode on a dinosaur they will believe anything you tell them).

5. Teach them to read.

6. Get these gullible followers to register to vote in the Midterms. Give them a list of the chosen Repub. candidates that they can take into their polling booths.

7. Drive them to the polls and give them a free loaf of bread afterwards.

8. Repubs prevail in Midterms.

9. Repubs in Congress take away all gains by Obama admin – weaken healthcare etc. Repubs ruin everything again (and we let them because Dems are PUSSIES! There, I said it again).
We have got to get the truth out there because the naive and ill informed are being exploited for votes by the Christian right. If the Repubs win congress, I dread the future. Dems have got to find voters and get them to the polls. It’s our only hope. I am as scared now as I was before Obama’s election night. My worst fear (after fear that an orange man from Mad Men will be Speaker) is: What if Ruth Bader Ginsberg retires? This is serious. It’s all serious.

Karyl Miller 9/11/10

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Challenge to the Media: Grow a Pair by 9/10

CHALLENGE TO THE MEDIA, To Grow  a Pair by 9/10.
Resolve NOT to broadcast images of any Koran burnings. For once: Turn your backs on the ratings! You cannot on one hand be genuinely worried about the result of broadcasting these extreme images and on the other hand go ahead and broadcast them. Claiming showing it is “in the public’s interest” is a cop out. I implore the news media: Don’t gin up this story. You had the good sense not to broadcast beheadings – Koran burnings are just as incendiary. What a wonderful world it would be if the TV news media got together and agreed to boycott any Koran burnings. Everybody’s unemployed and broke and watching news all day. Everybody is mad at everybody right now. It’s in the public’s best interest to NOT give a hate-mongering wing nut from Florida his own reality show. Hey Media, Got Conscience?

Don’t be responsible for setting off WWIII.

As I type this CNN just broadcast an interview with John Boehner where was asked if the Koran should be burned and he took an eon to answer.  In fact, he spaced out. When he finally answered, did he emphatically say, “Of course, no one should ever burn anybodie's bible?” No. Did he appeal to the public to be brotherly toward our fellowman? He did not! He responded with something very wishy washy – which I’m sure encouraged wing nuts everywhere to come out of the woodwork with their matches and video cams.  What the fuck?
Karyl Miller 9/8/2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck Rally

Probably wrong to include myself in this toon, but since there are no rules on the WEB I'm doin' it.  In case you missed it, Beck's message was filled with vague generalizations about USA forefathers, soldiers  and Christian beliefs. There were no signs allowed and not a tea-bag decorated hat was seen.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dr. Laura

After she barked the N word at a black caller 11 TIMES she claimed
NOT to be a racist.  Isn't (a white person) using the word so easily
evidence a person IS? 

I really worked on the art this time.  Tried to portray Laura's
boxy face and beady too-close-together eyes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

To Mosque or NOT to Mosque?

In the 10 days since I posted this toon, the media monster has been broadcasting an endless parade of opinion givers weighing in on To Mosque or Not to Mosque.   No one seems to NOT have a opinion - except me.  I know it's hard to believe if you know me.  But as far as the Mosque is concerned: I don't give a shit.   I can't make myself give a shit.  But I wanted to do a cartoon about it.

I always thought it was crazy insane for NYC to build a new taller (!) World Trade Center exactly where the old one was. It's an obvious target.   So I conflated the two ideas and came up with this toon about that.   Hahaha. I thought it was kinda funny.

PS, Just found this toon on Daryl Cagle's blog.  Brian Fairrington.
 Fabulous drawing on same subject.  But I'm not sure if I get his joke.
 Is it the same as mine? Is it a Two-ee. R we saying the same thing?  Post a comment. Let's talk!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

President Swims in Gulf

I just loved this afternoon's photo op. I wonder how many papers will print it Sunday? I'm sure the Repubs don't want any wholesome Kennedy-esque images planted in any voter's minds -
let alone a reminder the spill disaster got fixed faster than anticipated.

I've posted the newspaper headline that inspired it in a box on the 'toon.  Does it help or hurt? Write me.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Charlie Rangel

I'm always disappointed whenever a Dem crosses over the line.
Same with when a Jew does it, like Madoff.  It's a shonda -
and you can Google that word.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Times Square Bomber

Maybe I should just turn off the idiot box right now. I already know too much like we spent a billion dollars a year to wand and frisk granny  but a Paki born asshole with cash can still buy a last-minute one way ticket to Dubai.

My own theory has less to do with radical politics and more to do with a man not feeling "like a man" after his wife rejects him, plus he can't make his mortgage payments so he goes out and does something huge. Same as star stalkers.  They just want their 15 minutes of fame. IMHO

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Obama Visits Afghanistan

First he tackled healthcare Reform! Then he decided F the Repubs, he's going to make recess appointments! And today he's off to Afghanistan! Wow! This man is my hero!

Had a really hard time drawing the teabagger in the foreground.  I was also very torn about creating this image in the first place - but isn't that what we're all worrying about - what with these images of senators in cross hairs and threatening messages from the gun-toting fringe? 

Love your comments!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

HealthCare Bill

For months I've been wanting to do a toon about the ridiculous Republican rhetoric about the health care bill being "shoved," "crammed," and "jammed" down their throats by the Dems.  Now that it's passed, they're at it again.

The next version of the toon is by Jack, which I think is hilarious, but not political.  Which do you like?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Palin Bachmann $10,000 Photo OP

Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are going to charge $10,000 for an uncoming fund-raiser photo op. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow called for Photoshop versions of said photo, so here's mine.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Karl Rove Book

I had the hardest time drawing this librarian.  The first sketch was the best except she wasn't looking in the customer's direction (still isn't).  That led to at least 6 other tries.  Did I do what my art teacher told me to do - which was "DON'T DRAW FROM MEMORY! Get a photo from Corbis and copy it."  Nope. I think I'll invent a new rule for myself: Don't draw bifocals.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Air Traffic Controller Bunning

I was so sure I had no gag for that nasty creepo Jim Bunning whose NO vote cut benefits for thousands, and then some clueless dad let his
brat run loose in the airport tower... and taa dah!

When two news stories collide, it's an editorial cartoonist's bonanza!

I'm loving  all your Emails and comments. Karyl

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

President Still Smoking

After his annual physical, it was revealed that Obama was still smoking.   I thought it would get more press than it has.  Damn that newbee earthquake! Meanwhile the No-To-Everything Repubs are getting mighty annoying.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cheney's Heart

I had so much fun with this,  mainly because it was easy to draw and also Cheney, like Palin, is a gift that keeps on giving. My other idea as showing how Cheney got his heart attack (which was finding out that 51 Dems had JUST realized they were a majority).  Since the cable guy was monopolizing my computer, I resorted to the ancient art colored pencils. Later I Photoshopped the X-ray to show heart was cold.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Health Care Shot

If Mitch McConnell actually read the president's reasonable HealthCare plan (only 11 pages!), would he be howling like this? Or is this why he's actually howling - because he so wanted the Dems to fail?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

DC Job Fair

Incumbent members of Congress choosing to chuck the whole damn thing seemed like a good area.  I certainly wouldn't want the job - especially now.  The art is so much less than I hoped,  but it's after 10 PM and I'm exhausted.  Maybe I should have gone with the BREAKING NEWS: Tiger Woods To Speak Friday! idea. 
PS Tuesday's toon "HealthCare Forum" was posted on CNN iReports and yielded a very lively on-line discussion among people who politely disagreed with my progressive POV.  I LOVE the internets!