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January 22, 2013
The latest from syndicated editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman.
Amazingly accurate, a few tweaks here and there, but overhaul? Not bad.
you meant "overall," yes?
Love this! Soooo true
This cartoon shows nothing but intellectual laziness. The now familiar cliche of the east and west coasts being dens of iniquity and the middle having a hold on decency and hardwork is patently ridiculous. It's satire like this that continues to propagate the "us versus them" attitude that is tearing at the fabric of our country.
I've lived in 5 states, on both coasts, in the mid-west and the south. There are all kinds of people everywhere. Sorry to see you defaulting to stereotypes. I agree: lazy.
Yes, of course not everyone conforms to the stereotype for their area, but as a general indication, pretty good - and funny - and hits the big point that there is an awful lot of paranoia around, wherever it resides.
With respect, Johnb3950, the labels on the map are without coherence, at least to me, and so any sort of aspect of "paranoia," and therefore whatever message the cartoon is attempting to show, is lost in a wash of shallow stereotypes.
Loved it! What a gas.