Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mid Week Comics

Welcome to the weekly review of non-financial news in the form of editorial comics from around the nation.

You would have to have been living in a cave to miss the Foley scandal in the US. A congressional member of the Republican party (home to conservatives and family values) was found to be a homosexual pedophile. While so far nobody has claimed he made physical contact, there are apparently plenty of "naughty emails" floating around... and who knows what we'll find out in the future.

The Republican's, of course, immediately started blaming Democrats for making it public, even though so far nothing has suggested they had anything to do with it.

Since Foley had been sending these emails since at least 2000, there have been a lot of questions as to why other Republicans who the boys and their parents complained to didn't raise any alarms. The Republicans have promised a "full investigation" by the Republican-run ethics commitee...
The new policy of the US on torture, which is highly vague, has raised all sorts of thorny questions.
A very American problem: guns in schools.

Meanwhile the upcoming election will see unprecendented use of electronic voting machines. The company that makes the machines, Diebold, has received a curiously large number of earmarked financial grants from Republicans since it became clear they would be building the voting machines. Now obviously they wouldn't do anything so crass as rig votes, but it's curious how the Republicans want to make sure Diebold knows who loves them.

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