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What in God’s name is this cartoon trying to say???

Cidu Bill on Apr 13th 2017


(in case you don’t know the underlying news story)

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, United, comics, political cartoon, political cartoons | 18 responses so far

PCIDU: October 29, 2016

Cidu Bill on Oct 29th 2016


Is the fact that her hair looks like Trump’s deliberate?

If so, what does the cartoonist mean by that?

If not, how on earth could the cartoonist not have realized?

Please note that this is not a political discussion.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Donald Trump, comics, humor, political cartoon, political cartoons | 18 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Apr 23rd 2016


Is the third person supposed to be Hillary Clinton wearing a pants suit? Otherwise I have no idea what he’s saying.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, political cartoons, politics | 38 responses so far

Political Cartoon I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Sep 29th 2015


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, humor, political cartoons | 34 responses so far

Political Cartoon I Don’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Sep 12th 2015


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor, political cartoons, politics | 21 responses so far

Chadwatch 2014

Cidu Bill on Nov 4th 2014


Clearly a Hanging Chad reference (yawn), but I don’t understand exactly what it is he’s saying.

(sent by DP Wally)

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, ChadWatch, Tom Toles, comics, humor, political cartoons, politics | 18 responses so far

You must be at least 59 to get this cartoon??

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2014

I haven’t a clue. Neither do the two people who sent it to me, each of whom is also past 35. Danziger was looking for the Geezer tag, but earned a CIDU instead.


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Danziger, Rand Paul, comics, humor, political cartoons | 30 responses so far

And the “Thoroughly-Confused Metaphor Award of the Week” Award goes to…

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2011


Seriously, is there anything here other than a random mash-up of topical images?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Thanksgiving, political cartoons | 14 responses so far

The Shadow Knows

Cidu Bill on Sep 28th 2011


Over the past few weeks, mostly regarding the Troy Davis case, I’ve read and heard numerous references to “Guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Did they change the rules while I wasn’t looking, or has “guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt” become this year’s “global warming can’t be real, because it’s cold out”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Troy Davis, political cartoons | 40 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2011

Maybe this is just too meta for me… but what I’m seeing here is a cartoon called “Bachmann’s Clear View on Gays” which is, itself, stunningly unclear. If the video — it’s an animated political cartoon — isn’t showing up for you, please click here

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Michelle Bachmann, political cartoons, politics | 25 responses so far

Is this political cartoon neglecting to make any clear point?

Cidu Bill on Feb 28th 2011


Yeah, the teachers aren’t doing right by their students, but what’s actually going on here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Wisconsin, comics, humor, political cartoons | 87 responses so far

Morris Keesan: ”Not a CIDU, but apropos to CIDU”

Cidu Bill on Aug 23rd 2010


Filed in Benjamin Franklin, Bill Bickel, humor, political cartoons | 13 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.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, humor, political cartoons, synchronicity | 28 responses so far

Toyota: The Symbol

Cidu Bill on Mar 5th 2010


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Toyota, comics, humor, political cartoons | 44 responses so far

Toyota: The Challenge

Cidu Bill on Mar 4th 2010

Has anybody seen a “Toyota recall” comic or political cartoon that was even remotely amusing?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Toyota, comic strips, comics, humor, political cartoons | 16 responses so far

Arlo Has a Cuppa

Cidu Bill on Feb 15th 2010

Jeff McAndrew sent this political cartoon that might be better suited for the Arlo Page than for the editorial page Continue Reading »

Filed in Arlo Page, Tea Party, comics, political cartoons | 11 responses so far

If Global Warming Is Real Then Why Is It Cold?

Cidu Bill on Feb 13th 2010

Katherine Conley: Are you behind this somehow?

Filed in Al Gore, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, global warming, humor, political cartoons | 55 responses so far

When Political Cartoons Get Snowed Under

Cidu Bill on Feb 10th 2010


Okay, personally… I found this amusing until I saw the “debt” caption in the snow. and that was just too much going on at once. If they’d just shown Obama trying to dig his way out of the snow (debt) without the elephant and his comments, that would have made a valid and timely point — but as it stands, there are two different cartoons here, pushing against one another.
As always, your results may vary.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Joel Pett, global warming, humor, political cartoons, politics | 31 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Feb 8th 2010


Nicole: Paul Szep does editorial cartoons and is a two time Pulitzer Prize winner as well as a Harvard fellow ….. you would think his comics would be clear.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, humor, political cartoons | 29 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2009


Okay, H1N1, swine flu, a pig… all the ingredients are in place, but what’s the actual, you know, point here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, H1N1, humor, political cartoons, swine flu | 23 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Jun 25th 2009

Presumably this relates to the Twittering protesters Iran, but I don’t follow exactly what Ohman is getting at.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Iran, Jack Ohman, Twitter, comics, humor, political cartoons | 4 responses so far

Short Obama

Cidu Bill on May 4th 2009

Daniel Brindis: I work in and follow politics rather closely but cannot for the life of me figure this out.

Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Tom Toles, humor, political cartoons | 18 responses so far

The 2009 ”What The HELL Were They Thinking?” Award Goes to…

Cidu Bill on Feb 20th 2009

The New York Post. Because it’s inconceivable that anybody’s going to top this one (and yes, “inconceivable” does mean what I think it means).

Where do you even start? As racist as it is, and it’s plenty racist, this political cartoon doesn’t even begin to make any sense.My first thought when I saw this was, Does the New York Post have no editors? Nobody whose job it is to say Whoa, this is probably not a good idea?

But it turns out the Post continues to believe no mistake was made. Editor-in-Chief Col Allan said, “The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”

Well, of course he is. But like the broken clock that’s correct twice a day, Sharpton’s absolutely right this time.

Filed in Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, New York Post, monkeys, political cartoons, racism | 110 responses so far

LOL-January 19

Cidu Bill on Jan 19th 2009

Continue Reading »

Filed in Al Franken, Argyle Sweater, Basketcase Comix, Bill Bickel, Caroline Kennedy, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, political cartoons, xkcd | 17 responses so far

Bush Follies

Cidu Bill on Jan 14th 2009

(This musical interlude presented by Nicole)

Filed in Bill Bickel, George W. Bush, comic strips, comics, humor, political cartoons, synchronicity | 12 responses so far