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Michele Bachman “joked” that the hurricane and earthquake was a message from God about government spending. Eric Cantor wants to use the disasters as excuses for partisan budget cuts and Ron Paul hates FEMA and says government basically has no place providing disaster relief or assistance. What sweethearts.
Is that crazy enough for you? In case it’s NOT: Rush Limbaugh said Obama wanted a huge disaster so he could blame it for the economy. Glenn Beck said the hurricane is a blessing because it’s God reminding us that we’re not in control. And to top it all off some condom company used the hurricane to tell it’s customers that it’s the end of the world so they should have lots of sex with their condoms, which doesn’t make any sense. Really now. If the world is ending then why would you even care to use a condom? I like to think you can’t take Chlamydia into the afterlife.
Here’s the rough.
And here’s why I appreciate honesty. I almost did the idea below. I wasn’t crazy about it. My editor thought it was one arm vibrating…then he explained the cartoon in detail which really made me not like it anymore. He said I could show it around and if people liked it then I could do it. I had decided not to do it when I showed it to one of our reporters who gave me the “eh” reply. I appreciated that because I didn’t do the crappy idea and instead I did the one above which I’m really fond of.