Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Great 4th of July Toon, Lester. Highlights the theme of your work perfectly: Nobody’s-bringing-the-people-together-without-a-shite-load-of-negativity-and-violence.
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    Thanks for your vote.

  2. mlester101

    mlester101 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    http://fox40.com/2014/07/03/robber-beats-up-grandma-for-purse-as-shoppers-stood-by-and-watched/#ixzz36WAwuBbF

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I guess the other onlookers are all of the Reps and Senators who have established a terrific record of doing nothing other than running their re-election campaigns.

  4. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, about 2 years ago

    Is a Seinfeld series ending all over again….

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “As opposed to the libs we see trolling on this ’toon, who just hide behind their computers and preach hate and violence.”

    There’s the pot calling the kettle black.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The bystanders behind Obama are Republicans impatiently waiting to take their turn beating her up.

  7. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Onlookers are the GOP.

  8. bowtiedaddy

    bowtiedaddy said, about 2 years ago

    Everyone that wants the “undocumented” to stay should let them into their own home….

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hey, Rick Perry said this was fine with him. So it must be fine, right?

  10. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I dunno. I think the people behind O are voters for whom their own lives have become nothing more than a series of social media moments….no meaning, no substance, no action….

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    I’m actually not a big fan of Saul Alinsky. I read Rules for Radicals back when it came out, when I was doing some organizing myself, and I didn’t find it all that useful. (I was trained by the Southern Christian Leadership Council, and their practice was somewhat different.) But perhaps it’s useful to see what Alinsky’s rules really are. Here’s a list:
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    http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html
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    Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.

    Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
    The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

    Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

    Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

    Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

    Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

    Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

    Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

    Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

    Glenn Beck adds one to this list:
    RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
    http://www.bestofbeck.com/wp/activism/saul-alinskys-12-rules-for-radicals

  12. wbr

    wbr said, about 2 years ago

    best 4 of july toon

  13. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, about 2 years ago

    @mlester101

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/shock-video-cop-allegedly-beats-woman-freeway-n148181

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    The liberal media (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, ALL LOCAL NEWS) loves to protect this “Worst Prez Since WWII” but Americans are finally opening their eyes.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    As this cartoon, along with the postings of the Republicans/Fox “news” viewers on these boards, illustrate, every single issue is resolved by enough hatred of Obama.
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    What should we do about ________? Well, you know, Benghazi! Kenya! Death Panels! Obama Is Coming To Take Your Guns! ‘WE’ had the war in Iraq won!

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