7 Responses to Demolition Derby Democracy, Crash #4283

  1. Lawrence October 27, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    Don’t you wish that people who really voted in this way had some kind of ridiculous telltale residual that would announce to the world their repetitive gullibility? Like maybe permanent bird-dropping on the forehead? Sadly, the new vehicles with their radar-controlled crash-proofiness will make this cartoon an impossibility in a few years!

  2. alpowolf October 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Good, Lawrence, although the bird-dropping thing would only be funny to people like us. The media and politicians would declare the bird-dropping to be a “badge of honor”, and all too many people would believe it. They’d form a “Bird-dropping Badge of Honor Society” and pay monthly dues with pride.

    Sorry to be such a crank; I’m getting fed up with the “civic duty” crowd.

  3. Jim October 28, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Even worse, they might consent to involuntary withholding from their paychecks to pay for the bird droppings.

  4. Lawrence October 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    alpowolf, yes, I’m losing my patience to. And Jim, surely you are being cynical. The bird-dropping worshippers would surely allow us to check off a donation to their cause on our purely voluntary annual IRS filings, wouldn’t they?

  5. Lawrence October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    that’s “too”

  6. Jim Bovard October 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I would be curious if someone took a survey at Tea Party gatherings — preferably timed right after the Pledge of Allegiance.

    how many of those folks believe that taxes are voluntary???

  7. stone58 January 16, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    The real irony is that people expect from progress from elections.(cartoon by Tom Toles, Washington Post)Don