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Cidu Bill on Mar 30th 2015


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Comic That Made Me Laugh Out Loud During Obama’s State of the Union Address

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2014


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Sunday Funnies: July 21, 2013

Cidu Bill on Jul 21st 2013


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Cidu Bill on Feb 18th 2013


And seriously, nothing personal C&H Guys, but… Worst Obama Ever! I’m artistically challenged, and even I’d know to put big ears on the guy.

And while we’re on the topic, this reminds me why John McCain should be thankful he lost in 2008: looking at how much four years on the job has aged Obama, a young healthy guy when he started, if there any possibility McCain would survived?

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Cyanide and Happiness, John McCain, comic strips, comics, humor, katanas | 23 responses so far

Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud (And We’re Not Proud Of It)

Cidu Bill on Jan 25th 2013

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Let’s Dance

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2012


Last week they did the Hokey Pokey. Tonight, it was a square dance.

I was hoping for one more debate, so we could see some dirty dancing.

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”You put your left hand in…”

Cidu Bill on Oct 17th 2012


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Poll: 52% of Mississippi’s Republicans Believe Obama is Muslim (very OT)

Cidu Bill on Mar 14th 2012

That’s the number who, according to a recent poll, believe Obama is definitely a Muslim. Another 36% said they weren’t sure, and 12% said he was a Christian.

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“We’ve already established that, madam; now we’re haggling over price” [CJA]

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2011

Friday Morning Miscellany: Kids in prison, Birthers foiled again, sex for World Series tickets, and more

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Does Every Presidential Visit Have To Bring a City to a Standstill?

Cidu Bill on Sep 22nd 2011

A tale of 400 cops and the New York Public Library (also “Why I Missed Dinner Last Night,” but that’s not in the article)

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Cidu Bill on Jul 1st 2011

Mark Halperin has been suspended from his job as MSNBC’s senior political analyst for making this on-air comment about one of President Obama’s speeches: “I thought he was a dick yesterday.”

On the face of it, this seems perfectly reasonable: a mainstream television journalist shouldn’t be calling the President of the United States a dick. We didn’t even hear this out of Republican congressmen during Obama’s State of the Union address.

On the other hand — because these things really only get interesting when there’s another hand — Halperin made the comment only after confirming that the producers were using a 7-second delay, warning them that they would have to use the mute button, and feeling certain that the offending comment would not go out over the air.

But of course, human error being what it is, the comment was not muted and was aired. Whoops.

So should Halperin be taking the heat for this, or not? The video is here (I found it to be a slow download).

This is not a meant to to be a discussion of Obama’s speech or whether or not you believe he is in fact a dick.

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Key Question, Revisited

Cidu Bill on Mar 25th 2011

Something I wondered about two years ago got partially answered this week.

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Cidu Bill on Feb 7th 2011


Is President Obama known to be a Steelers fan? Lactose intolerant?

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Gotta Defend Sarah Palin on This One

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2011

She’s drawing heat for this comment:

The President’s State of the Union address boiled down to this message: “The era of big government is here as long as I am, so help me pay for it.” He dubbed it a “Winning The Future” speech, but the title’s acronym seemed more accurate than much of the content.

No, this was Obama’s screw-up all the way: you do not coin a phrase without thinking about the acronym first.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, Sarah Palin, State of the Union, WTF, politics | 49 responses so far

Obama! The Musical

Cidu Bill on Oct 26th 2010

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Ann Coulter: ”Obama is Not a Muslim”

Cidu Bill on Sep 3rd 2010

“The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop.”

Wait for it, wait for it…

“I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.”

And then it gets really weird…

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According to a new poll…

Cidu Bill on Aug 19th 2010

… 18% of the American public believe Obama’s a Muslim. If you think that’s bad, what until you hear the percentage who believe he’s black.

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Rahm, Spaceknight?

Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2010


Okay, since when is Rahm Emanuel “massive”? And why would Obama want to send him into space?

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Far Left Side, Mike Stanfill, Rahm Emanuel, comic strips, comics, humor, politics | 145 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Apr 14th 2010

drill2.gifdrill1.gifMitchell Marks: It’s not surprising that a topical event would stimulate multiple editorial cartoons in response. But these two are so thoroughly similar, from the over-wordy setup to the mild or disguised cursing.

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The First Seder

Cidu Bill on Apr 1st 2010

Earlier this week, President Obama and his family had a seder in the White House.

Now, I could understand if Rahm Emanuel invited the Obama to his home for a Passover meal; but to have their own seder, just their immediate family… what was this, Act Like a Jew Day? There’s a religious significance to a seder — it’s not just a fun custom. Not to mention the tricky political implications of “Next year in Jerusalem.”

Now, as Joe Biden would say, “He’s the f****** president so he can do whatever the f*** he wants” — but still, it’s just weird.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Joe Biden, Passover, Rahm Emanuel, seders | 81 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Mar 30th 2010


When I placed this in the queue a few weeks ago, I had no idea what they were talking about. In the interim, I read The Audacity to Win, which discussed the fact that President Obama is seriously bowling-challenged. So this is no longer a CIDU, but a question remains: Is Obama’s inability to knock down tenpins common enough knowledge to make this comic work?

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, Hi and Lois, bowling, comic strips, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

The Top Nontroversies of 2009

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2009

From NPR

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President Obama returned from the climate conference to Washington DC today to a rare, heavy snowfall

Cidu Bill on Dec 19th 2009

Cue the global warming gags.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, global warming | 22 responses so far

Sexist or Not?

Cidu Bill on Nov 18th 2009

palin.jpgSarah Palin complained that this week’s Newsweek cover is sexist, and… well, I think I sort of agree, though we might be dealing with semantics here: Certainly Newsweek chose this particular photo with the inten of trivializing Palin (the photo is real, but was taken earlier this year as part of a spread for Runner’s World magazine). And they probably wouldn’t have used this sort of photo to trivialize a male politician (can you imagine a cover story about Obama’s domestic policy agenda being illustrated with this?


So if using a “sexy” cover photo of a female politician is a context where you wouldn’t use one of a male politician is sexist, then I find myself in the odd position of siding with Palin.

Of course what I found most interesting about all this was Palin’s comment on the cover, ending with “If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin” — clear proof, I guess, that she writes her own material. I mean, I sort of maybe know what she’s kind of getting at here, but…

And actually what makes that quote more interesting is the fact that it was written (apparently) on the same day that she vigorously defended racial profiling on the Sean Hannity show.

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Campaigning Question

Cidu Bill on Nov 5th 2009

I’m wondering whether anybody knows… When the President travels to campaign for, say, a gubernatorial candidate, who pays for the Air Force 1 expenses, security for the President, police overtime onsite, etc?

And just for the record, I can’t speak for Virginia, but no matter what you might hear, the New Jersey election was not a referendum on either Obama or the Democratic Party: it was a referendum on Jon Corzine. When New Jerseyans went into the voting booth yesterday, Barack Obama was the last thing on our minds: We were too busy holding our noses as we decided whether the thought of reelecting Jon Corzine was distasteful for us to vote for Chris Christie.

Personally, I voted for Chris Daggett, since in this case voting for the third party candidate wasn’t taking a vote away from any decent candidate. He had me at “I’m not Corzine or Christie.”

As it happens, despite recent polls predicting up to 20% of the vote for Daggett, he ended up with about 5%. Which means, God help us, New Jerseyans got the governor we deserve.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, Chris Christie, Chris Daggett, Jon Corzine, New Jersey, politics | 20 responses so far