Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos
  2. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    “says omQ Release the Desa… about 6 hours ago
    A smart watch for Rob Rogers: A url link to inform him Russia no longer uses the U.S.S.R.’s hammer & sickle

    Lowering of the last Soviet flag, Moscow, 26 December 1991"

    What do you think Putin is trying to restore???

  3. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, 1 day ago

    Russian military aircraft still use the red star, Russian military units still carry red colors, Aeroflot still uses the hammer an sickle, and (at least until recently) the towers of the Kremlin are still topped with illuminated red stars. And the military newspaper is still Krasnaya Zvezda, which means Red Star. (Red Square is still called Red Square, too, although that name went all the way back to Imperial Russia.) It seems that Putin is quite OK with retention of at least some of these Soviet era symbols. Somewhat ironic that it is OK in Russia but in Germany, displaying the swastika is an offense punishable by up to one year imprisonment.

  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, 1 day ago

    Putin is nostalgic for the old Empire.

  5. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    In addition to all of the above (As this is a political cartoon and not Recent History for Beginners) Cartoons 101: Familiar symbols are used to identify persons or objects that are caricatures and therefore might be hard to recognize, thereby rendering the illustration less effective.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 1 day ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Putin refers to the time that the USSR existed as"the good old days".
    He is trying to reassemble it.
    Where have you been?

  7. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 1 day ago

    The House passed a Border Security Bill on Friday, August 1st, just before August recess, 223-189. The Senate was already in recess and didn’t vote on it. Nor will they ever. They don’t want a Border Security Bill. They don’t want a Comprehensive Immigration Bill. They want an Amnesty Bill. They ain’t gonna get one.

  8. old1953

    old1953 said, about 22 hours ago

    @churchillwasright

    Unless Republicans take everything. That’s the only time those things get passed, usually while you drones are busy celebrating about something or other. Haven’t you noticed that yet? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128303672
    http://www.rense.com/general49/immig.htm
    http://rense.com/general49/surge.htm
    http://newsok.com/obama-gets-blame-but-2008-bill-set-procedures-for-dealing-with-young-illegal-immigrants/article/4983675

    YOU may be against amnesty, but the people you vote for most certainly ARE for it, and for exactly the reason you are against it, it lowers wages for US citizens.

  9. old1953

    old1953 said, about 22 hours ago

    Let the denial of the facts BEGIN!

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 17 hours ago

    @Rebel Strike

    Germany still uses a familiar Roundel which replaced the similar Balkenkreuz whereas the Swastika has now become synonymous with Nazism.
    As you said, the Red Star is still widely used, the hammer & sickle not. Why not just use the Red Star? It is familiar enough as well and spot on.

  11. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 17 hours ago

    @Dogday88

    Putin does not require an outdated (it was replaced 23 years ago) and erroneous symbol to identify him. Using it perpetuates errors and tells me the cartoonist might understand the subject matter a whole lot less.The hammer & sickle has been dropped by everyone except Aeroflot and the communist party. Putin is no longer part of the Communist Party, he is a member of the United Russia party, which uses a …bear as its symbol. A simple Red Star is familiar enough and is in still in wide use.

  12. Three Fighting Fish

    Three Fighting Fish said, about 9 hours ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    What was likely being implied was that a big reason behind the law in Germany that displaying the swastika is a crime is he obvious association with National Socialism, which in turn brings up images of the Holocaust, the concentration camps, and Hitler.
    The hammer-and-sickle and red star have been associated with images of the Holodomor, the gulags, and Stalin. However, these associations have not been as universal. People in general fail to associate these symbols with the human rights abuses of the Soviet Union as quickly as they do with the swastika to the human rights abuses of Nazi Germany.

  13. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, about 7 hours ago

    @Rebel Strike

    Red star, Red Square, Red China; yup, to the entire world, red means to the left of the political spectrum and blue means to the right.


    But America even got THAT wrong.

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