Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston




Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


having her shoes shined by our bi-racial POTUS has been circulating around the "intertubes," by certain elements of the GOP who believe it is hilarious.

In the interest of "fair and balanced" cartooning, we present a more accurate representation of reality:


TAO said...

I came across the first picture the other day at LCR's blog and I thought it was in poor taste...

Now, with that second picture it will be fun to see how things go now that the shoe is on the other foot...

...oh and they say that two wrongs never make a right...

Might not but it sure goes a long way in defining the concept of fair and balanced!

Thanks for the laugh!

dmarks said...

I pretty much agree with Tao. I find both in poor taste. But together like this, they are not near as bad.

dmarks said...

...but the more I think of it, the less I like either. Combined, they are racist and sexist together. Imagine, say, one that showed Michael Steele shining shoes and Nancy Pelosi as the maid.

I doubt you'd see anything like these stereotypes, say, for a cartoon with McCain and/or Biden.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.