Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Coming from Lester, I’m puzzled by this ‘toon. Is he actually supporting gay marriage and equating the latest legal developments in the US with Rosa Parks’s civil liberties protest in the ’50s?

    Or is he saying it diminishes her struggle?


  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Yup, too many rights out there already. Don’t need more minority rights cluttering up the lives of decent majority culture.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Are you an American?
    Anyway, I do hope they recognise Rosa Parks.
    But, like you, I don’t get why they’re crowding her on an empty bus.

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago


    But they already have equal rights. The problem is that they want greater than equal rights.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    @Tax Man

    There rights are not equal even after the latest ruling. You can not get around that simple fact.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Lester is disrespecting and insulting Ms. Rosa Parks, and The Civil Rights Movement.”

    Correta Scott King would disagree with you. She was an advocate of equal rights for gays and lesbians, and she equated it to the 1960s civil rights movement.

  7. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    Jeff H said, about 2 hours ago

    “Amazing that anyone could ever equate the homosexual assault on morality with the struggle by American-Africans for equal protection under the law (back when that was something “civil rights leaders” actually cared about). American-African moral leaders (real leaders, not the shysters like Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton and Jesse “Love Child” Jackson) routinely condemn homosexuality—as they should. Yet now these light-in-the-loafers types are trying to coat-tail their way to some hellish vision of the promised land.”

    you’re amazed because you’re ignorant and a bigot.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Actually this issue only effects about 1% of the population (homosexuals) and even of those, only about a quarter will actually get married.
    I’m glad this stupid sideshow has been put to rest along with the Dems race card after getting a black guy into the White House.
    I’m sure Dems are scrambling to find their next group of “Victims”.
    Oh ya, they’ve got the Illegals!

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago


    asked if I was an American.
    No. Luso-South African, living in the U.K. But I recognised the Rosa Parks allusion.

    I remained confused [as to Lester’s intentions].

    There is a complaint that the gay marriage question is not equivalent to the civil rights movement of the ‘50s; is that why Lester has the 2 men crowding Rosa Parks? That would be in keeping with Lester’s conservative ‘toons and stances taken on his podium. (At least he recognises the ’50s civil rights struggle.)

    @ Jase
    I initially interpreted Tigger’s comment as being extremely critical of Lester abusing Rosa Parks’s image and reputation in the ‘toon, and that he is critical of Lester’s disparaging of the gay marriage issue. But you see his comment differently?

    Howie/PAJ, an arch right-wing nut on this forum, appears to disparagingly interpret Lester as equating gay marriage as a civil rights issue:
    "Not really—he is just going along with the media and making a civil rights issue out of this gay “thing.”
    Jeff H, on the other-hand, disparages the gay marriage issue and states it is not a civil rights issue; and appears to agree with Lester [in that Lester is scoffing at equating gay rights with civil rights].

    All of the above tells me that this ’toon is confusing the right-wing folks on this forum, too.

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, like you, I see gay rights in the USA as a continuation of the civil rights movement. of the USA in the ‘50s. You’ve expressed it better and more broadly and I agree.

    And like you, I would not expect that view from Lester.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Can’t help but look at today’s paranoid right-wing and think back to the days, and hatred, of Joe McCarthy and the HUAC. While Ike did some good things, as did Nixon in fact, he should have given Joe a good swift kick, anatomical placement optional.

    The civil rights movement WAS and remains about equal rights for ALL people. Now that it appears WASPS will soon be a minority, the paranoia will get even more “amusing”.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Blacks who fought for civil rights should be very offended by the gays forcing themselves on the civil rights bus.”

    As I’ve already stated, Coretta Scott King would disagree with your assessment. She was an advocate of full equality for gays, including marriage. She saw the parallels to the 1960s civil rights movement and she spoke out in favor of it.

    “That’s right. Gays are losers. They need big government to make it possible for them to live together because without government, they can still live in the same house.”

    Current events suggest that it is you, sir, who is the loser. And quite a sore one at that. Gays want equal treatment under the law. Nothing more and nothing less. Gays may not be forced to the back of the bus, but they’ve had their fair share of beatings, bombings, lynchings, and cold blooded murder at the hands “Christians” who need to feel superior to their fellow human beings.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Either you live in San Francisco or you are just stupid.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    disappointedly said “That is why it’s a slap in the face to Ms. Rosa Parks and all Citizens White and Of Color who marched side by side for Civil Rights and the end to segregation.”

    Dammit Tigger! I was going out to bat for you!
    And you spoiled it all! Jase had read you correctly.


  15. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Thanks for your reply.

    I thought that I had recognised a fellow foreigner here.

    I will now take the interpretation as Gays are crowding the Civil Rights issue in an unwelcome manner.

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