Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Comments (9) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 1 year ago

    When willard starts talking about Massachusetts just ask him why the State legislature over rode 750 of his 800 vetoes. Yeah, he was a real Bipartisan (not).

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @Jeddidyah

    Yikes! Don’t hear too much about any of that! I just thought it weird that Romney would call working with a solidly Democratic legislature “bipartisan.”

  3. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    Laughing boy Biden is Obamas teleprompter replacement.

  4. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 1 year ago

    Obama found a use for Biden! Is the teleprompter broken?

  5. robert  tinsley

    robert tinsley said, over 1 year ago

    various versions of the origin of malarkey

    The Mullarky clan in County Clare in Ireland were wealthy land owners with typical serf-tenants of the era (mid 1800’s). They paid their tenants in “Estate Script” which was paper money that could be spent locally. When the Great Potato Famine hit, the Mullarkys just kept issuing this script even though it rapidly became worthless due to the falling fortunes of the clan. Eventually the script was “just a lot of Mullarky,” said with the same scorn as “Confederate Money” in the USA during the Civil War. Something worthless…ridiculous…too silly to be considered. The phrase was carried to the US by the flood of Irish immigrants during the famine. After the famine eased in Ireland, the phrase died out fairly quickly, except in the US.

    Two more stories from Greg Malarkey from Oregon:

    Both of these stories are based in New York.

    One is the story of a fish seller. The story goes that this fellow would display on salted ice, the nice fresh fish, and when the lady of the house made a purchase, he would bag up a rotten old fish from the underside of the fish cart. Upon reaching her home she would open the package only to discover that evening’s dinner was not fit to eat. And thus was born “a bunch of Malarkey”

    The second story involved a cop walking a beat in Old New York. He apparently was assigned to a rural area, where, frankly not much of anything happened. So this fellow started to file false reports indicating that he had done this or that. Over time the tales of his exploits were exposed as false. Thus leading to the saying, “a bunch of Malarkey”.

    Mullarkey was a leader of one of the many attempts to overthrow the English monarchy. He was a powerful orator and pamphleteer. To denigrate him, the English would refer to his writings and speeches as “that’s a lot of Mullarkey.”

    In fact, there is some historical basis for this version. Edmund Mullarkey was one of the leaders of the O’Neill-O’Cahan conspiracy in 1615. Edmund was the provincial of the Irish Franciscans.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the ‘toon is kinda’ funny, and Obama DOES need to be more vocal in letting Mitt poke himself in the eye with this “sharp stick”. (Okay, Mitt uses a blunt club, but…) The town hall format may suck at actually revealing much though, we shall see. It might also be interesting to see how many “ringers” Rove puts in the “crowd”.

  7. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Oh, but then he becomes “the angry black man”. It’s a no win situation with the right

  8. bubkes39

    bubkes39 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Vote for Curly. He will do less damage than the two knuckleheads debating tonight.

  9. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Go Joe.

  10. Refresh Comments.