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The Middle East and ISIS - a simple explanation

Simple Really
22.08.14 12:04 pm

Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East?
Let me explain

We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS.

We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like.

We don’t like Assad in Syria.
We support the fight against him but ISIS is also fighting against him.

We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports Iraq in its fight against ISIS.

So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose, but we don’t want some enemies who are fighting other enemies to win.

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced by people we like even less.

And this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists
who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out.

It’s quite simple, really. Do you understand now?

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George ‘n Eric’s Thought Bubbles

Karl Stevens
09.08.14 6:31 am

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Final proof ... ?

The Vineyard of the Saker
24.07.14 6:59 am

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From here

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Verily, Verily ...

Bogue Wave
02.07.14 2:31 pm

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Freedom isn’t free ...

via Eliza
29.06.14 9:08 am

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Bill Maher To Hillary Clinton: ‘Just Go Away’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/28/bill-maher-hillary-clinton_n_5539767.html

Watch the video.

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The Queens Riddle


24.06.14 7:44 am

Tony Abbott asks the Queen, “Your
Majesty,
how do you run such
an efficient government?
Are there any tips you can give me?”

“Well,”
said the Queen,

“The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”

Abbott then asked,

“But how do I know if the
people around me
are really
intelligent?”

The Queen took a sip of champagne.

“Oh, that’s
easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch”
The Queen
pushed a button on her intercom.
“Please send Prince Charles in here, would you?”

Prince Charles walked into the
room and said,
“Yes, Mummy?”

The Queen smiled and said,

“Answer me this please Charlie.
Your mother and father have a child.

It is not your brother and it is not your sister.
Who is
it?”

Without pausing for a moment, Prince Charles answered

“That
would be me.”

“Yes! Very good.” said the Queen.

Tony Abbott
went back home to Australia by
Qantas

He decided to ask Joe Hockey the
same question.
“Joe, answer this for me.”

“Your mother and your
father have a child.
It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister.
Who
is it?”

“I’m not sure,” said Hockey.

“Let me get back to you on
that one.”
He went to his advisers and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, Hockey went to the toilet, and found Clive Palmer there.

Joe Hockey went up to him and
asked,

“Hey Clive, see if you can answer
this question.”
“Shoot Joe.”
Your mother and father have a child and
it’s not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?”

Clive Palmer
answered,

“That’s easy, it’s me!”

Joe Hockey grinned, and
said,

“Good answer Clive, I see it all
now!”

Joe Hockey then, went back to find Tony Abbott.
“Tony, I did
some research,
and I have the
answer to that riddle.”

“It’s Clive Palmer”

Tony Abbott got up,
stomped over to Joe Hockey, and angrily yelled into his face,

“No! You
bloody idiot! It’s Prince Charles!”

. . . AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS
PRECISELY WHAT’S GOING ON IN CANBERRA

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And then Tony Abbott ...

Glenn Fowler, Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/GlennFowlerAEU/status/480270828357943296/photo/1
22.06.14 3:45 pm

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The Liberals ...

Bob
20.05.14 5:36 am

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Barry’s last Cabernet Meeting

George
17.04.14 6:25 am

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Parliamentary fascinations ...

Mick
17.04.14 5:35 am

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Welcome to Fuckland ...

Bobbie
06.04.14 5:22 am

Bird droppings or boy-humour ... ? The B for Buckland (ever-so-briefly) got rearranged recently to create ...

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Beam me up, Rupert

Karl Stevens
26.03.14 5:47 am

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On Guntree today ...

Dave Groves
21.01.14 12:32 pm

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Cory Benardi ...

George, Australian Graffiti
09.01.14 3:34 am

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Adapted for Tassie ...

Heather
23.12.13 4:40 am

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Willy ... and the Pulp Factory

TAP Revenge
10.12.13 11:35 am

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En-armoured ...

Jon Sumby
18.11.13 7:29 am

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Academic Humour

Jon Sumby
18.11.13 5:15 am

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Academic Humour

[WARNING: Nerd conversation ahead]

Academics tasked with marking university undergraduate essays often grizzle about the ponderous language uni students use to dress up their essays in an attempt to lend gravitas to their undying prose.

This is an exchange found on the internet between several academics that brings this problem to the fore. Enjoy academics letting off steam, as such…
A: Does anyone else hate the overuse of the phrase “as such”, or am I just being picky?

B: Ipso facto, as such the phrase in and of itself is only overused within certain contingent frames, thus your ‘hate’ as such is often restricted thematically.

C: Not as such.

D: My pet hate is ‘past research shows’.

A: That is the very first sentence of the one I’m marking now.

B: I dislike the use of ‘praxis’ especially in psychology papers and art theory papers.

E: I, for one, can’t stand the use of I, for one. Probably also genetic.

B: I, for one, dislike the liberal use of the word ‘hence’. Hence, I don’t like its overuse in an essay.

A: I have to admit to overuse of “however”. I’m trying to kick the habit.

B: That maybe should have read, ‘However, I have to admit to overuse of “however”...’

A: Also, I have a bit of a semicolon problem.

B: That maybe should have read, ‘Also; I have a bit of a semicolon problem.’

E: I have to say - I find dashes dangerously attractive. And I have a lasting, perfidious, and problematic affection for the Oxford comma.

A: I used to love dashes but my Honours supervisor made me change them to semicolons.

B: However, and therefore, I hence use it as such; ‘I use the Oxford comma’. Past research shows that I have used it - ipso facto that has been my praxis.

A: GNARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!

E: Past research shows, however, that past usage does not ipso facto define praxis; it is not, therefore, something that I, for one, could, or hence should, endorse.

B: ‘Head Explodes’

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Rat-Ray Mall

Karl Stevens
15.11.13 6:08 am

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Sign of the times

Rob Walls, http://robertwalls.wordpress.com/
02.11.13 5:07 pm

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When I drove up the southern outlet today this enigmatic sign was gone. I wonder, was she told? And what? Is her life the same?

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I wonder where they get the filling?

Dave Groves
29.09.13 10:54 am

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Sunday morning ... Launceston

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Bob’s Greens

Geoffrey of Tamar
26.09.13 12:45 pm

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The Ugly Fish ...

Des
15.09.13 8:04 pm

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This is so funny.  Surely someone, hopefully, will take the credit for putting this together? I too have seen this fish on TV.  Already some scientists are talking about forming a society for the preservation of ugly fish.  Could Alan Jones be nominated as the inaugural president. I also see some relationship with John Elliott, ex Elders, especially after a heavy night on the turps.

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Bye Bye Sophie ...

Eliza
15.09.13 1:49 pm

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Definitive proof of global warming

Faceless Monkey
13.09.13 7:06 pm

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Definitive proof of global warming: The Hobart Mercury turns into the NT News. pic.twitter.com/HnogO060TN

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King Tony the First

Jon
09.09.13 2:06 pm

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In the Sunday Tasmanian, the story says Abbott is to “rule” over all of us! Not a good choice of words eh?

He’s not king!

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My election day image: The Green Team

George 'Woodworker' Harris
07.09.13 8:35 am

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Tasmanian Forests Agreement

Karl Stevens
25.08.13 5:28 pm

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Stop The Boats!

Ten Pound Pom
16.08.13 9:35 am

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Ed: Apologies for the spelling error ... that’s the way it came!

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More sex appeal ...

Atherosperma moschatum
14.08.13 7:28 pm

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