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Stay the Course!

By mike flugennockSaturday - December 10th, 2005Categories: Bushit, Iraq, War on Terror, liberty, right wingnuts, war and peace

Finally, a Plan For Victory! Oh, sure, the GOP may not have any real plan — and the Democrats may be even worse — but at least the Bushites have the good sense to put up big signs all around the stage reading “Plan For Victory” whenever President Chimp gives a speech. All the Democrats have is Howard The Duck, living in a party he never made.

Seriously, the Bush Regime flacks must have assumed Americans are even stupider than they actually are to serve up that old Reagan-era bromide “Stay The Course” when, in fact, there were a goodly number of us who remember that load of bullshit from back when it was still fresh and steaming. The war in Iraq is shaping up to be a Fail even more epic than Vietnam, and all President Chimp can think of is to say “Stay The Course”. What was that old Pete Seeger song… “waist-deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool says…”


In 1989, one Dr. Francis Fukuyama penned what had to be one of the most conceited loads of triumphalist blathering ever, The End Of History, in which he claims that the fall of the USSR and its satellite regimes in Eastern Europe heralded the end of the struggle between Good and Evil (aka Capitalism and Socialism, or the absurdly distorted, simplistic media images thereof). What I found especially laughable was Fukuyama’s treatment of the USA as a state that was somehow immune to collapse and above it all, the “winner” of the aforementioned struggle when, in fact, even as US politicians and pro-capitalist idealogues celebrated the victory of “freedom”, the first rumblings of the collapse of the USA could be heard in the form of NAFTA and George I’s initiation of renewed imperialist adventurism in Panama, Iraq, and Somalia.

The end of history? No, sorry, Dr. Fukuyama, what you heard in ‘89 was just the first shoe dropping. Seriously, Dr. F, didn’t you realize that if a regime the size of the USSR could end up as historical roadkill, it could just as easily happen to the USA? Jeezus, what is it with these goddamn’ Harvard jerks?

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Katrina Marches on Washington

By mike flugennockFriday - September 9th, 2005Categories: Bushit, Economy

katrinamarchesondc550wAs public outrage over the Bush Regime’s handling of the humanitarian disaster in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina began to grow and spread, I thought it might be a good idea to create a second poster for the upcoming national antiwar mobe based on this theme, to tap into that sentiment and spur more intense involvement in the demonstrations.

At last, here was one that President Chimp and his lapdog Congress and media couldn’t spin their way out of. “I didn’t expect the levees to break”, easily one of the most incredible whopping lame-assed “dog ate my homework” excuses ever, was a comment I couldn’t help laughing at in spite of everything because it was just too damn’ much like watching Saturday Night Live.

So, to help juice up peoples’ attitude at the upcoming events in DC, a little something in solidarity with the dispossessed in Fallujah, Iraq, and her sister city, New Orleans.

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Turn Your Back on Bush

By mike flugennockWednesday - December 8th, 2004Categories: Bushit, Iraq, War on Terror, elections, liberty, war and peace

Another personal favorite, this was commissioned by The Progressive magazine for a Counterinaugural event they were sponsoring as part of the weekend of protests coinciding with the Second Chimp Coronation.


Truthfully, though, I have to confess to not having been in DC during the Chimp’s Second Coronation as my wife and I decided we weren’t into hanging around here in the miserable depths of January, freezing our asses off in some fenced-off “free speech zone”, and chose instead to spend the week in relatively balmy New Orleans, watching our comrades shivering in bone-cold Washington on TV. Let’s face it, it was a helluva lot more fun hanging out in little jazz dives drinking beer until closing time, then stumbling down to Cafè duMonde for black coffee and beignets at 3am. Happily, though, we managed to find ourselves in a big, healthy, counterinaugural protest anyway — the Jazz Funeral For Democracy, held on a sunny, dry, 70-degree day, featuring a couple of real live New Orleans marching jazz bands in a traditional funeral parade that started at Congo Square and marched through downtown to a rally at Jackson Square, followed by a “second line” that marched through the French Quarter, finishing off at a gig at this cool little joint with a mean-assed blues band and the all-important cheap beer. God damn, they really do know how to throw a protest down there in the Big Easy.

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Four More Years, no.2

By mike flugennockWednesday - December 1st, 2004Categories: Bushit, Iraq, elections, liberty, war and peace

So, here we are: four more years of George W. Chimp. Of course, predictably, all the Democrats and Liberals were howling about how they lost because of all those terrible people who voted for Ralph Nader. Never mind that the Democrats chose to nominate the most bland, uninspiring ticket ever; never mind that the Democratic nominee supported pretty much everything Bush did (except, of course when he opposed it). Never mind that John Kerry just sat there like a goddamn’ lump while the Bush campaign slapped him around, kicked him in the nuts and accused him of falsifying his war record — not that it didn’t serve Kerry right for bragging about his goddamn’ war record, and assuming for just a moment that a willingness to follow orders to kill and die unquestioningly somehow qualifies one to hold public office. Naahh, it was those mean old Nader supporters that cost ‘em the election; the Democrats remain convinced of that. Of course, the Democrats also remain convinced that things would’ve been different under a Kerry Administration, so there you are.

2005inaugural4part650wThis series of posters promoted the Counterinaugural activities scheduled to coincide with the Second Coronation of George W. Chimp; they illustrate what we were in for four more years of Bush. To be honest, despite these being some of the best pieces I’ve done, I felt rather awkward doing them, as I worried they’d convey the impression that I believed things would’ve been substantially different had Kerry been “elected” when in fact, given Kerry’s record, they wouldn’t have — except, perhaps, for the delicious irony of hearing protesting crowds in the streets chanting “Hey, Hey, JFK! How many kids did you kill today?”

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