August 7, 2010

In the 90s, when I drew the news, I liked to capture someone saying something I completely disagreed with.

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I look at it now and see how it would be a blog post.

28 comments:

El Pollo Real said...

"The power to create requires the power to destroy"

HT said...

Sunday? August 8?

Eh? It's still Saturday. August 7.

mesquito said...

Who the hell is that?

Ann Althouse said...

@HT I was going to save this for tomorrow, accidentally put it up in real time, and you got into it before I saw and put it where I wanted it. Since you 3 characters broke into "the future," I put it up now.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know who it is now. Some guy on TV.

Kirby Olson said...

Society doesn't have values, people do.

mesquito said...

My first thought, Althouse, was that was Robert Bork. But Bork wouldn't ays that, would he?

Ann Althouse said...

I would have made Bork look much, much uglier.

Bork would be fun to draw. Ugly is interesting. Whoever this man is/was, I regarded him as a generic dork.

Saint Croix said...

I thought it was Bork, too. Bork would say that. His hostility to free speech is notorious.

I miss Hugo Black.

traditionalguy said...

That guy on TV was very sophisticated. He is talking around free speech like that freedom is something we have a choice to stop or to allow when he finishes his convoluted argument. That makes him an arrogant SOB. Free speech is the virtue of a social group that is tough enough to defend its values against all comers. The society only loses its values the day someone in authority pretends to be protecting men and women from speech, like they do in Canada and England, and also like American colleges now do in PC speech codes.

Lem said...

its probably one of Nixon's WH plumbers.. he used to have a radio talk show.. haven't heard from him in a while.

the mustache..

mesquito said...

No, St Croix. I think an originalist unlike, say, Stephen Breyer, would pump meaning into the words "Congress shall make no law..."

I'm thinking nobody said what Althouse's cartoon guy said.

My mom drew James Carville's mug in 1992. All straight lines.

The Crack Emcee said...

You've got a good hand.

reader_iam said...

Living freely through writing...

...in advance?

; ) : )

Lem said...

No.. I was wrong, the white house plumber i'm thinking of had no hair on his scalp.

Saint Croix said...

Big free speech cases in the '90's? Flag-burning was '89. I'm betting maybe nude dancing. Glen v. Barnes Theatre was '91. It's got to be sex or obscenity, right? What other speech "corrupts" society's values?

Synova said...

No doubt he was talking about some obscenity issue or flag burning. Today it would be hate speech or offensive speech of other sorts and rather than an obnoxious person from the "right" going on about it (or Tipper Gore, whatev...) it would be an obnoxious progressive or Muslim.



(Disclaimer: I do think that a reasonably strict public standard of decency is appropriate because small children and pubescent children are a legitimate part of the community and saying that it is proper to deny them the freedom to simply *be* is the equivalent banning the handicapped or mentally infirm from inconveniencing our lives in public places. Banning a child from an R rated movie is not at all the same as banning a child from a public street.)

MrBuddwing said...

Professor: I don't know who it is now. Some guy on TV.

If you'd put glasses on him, I would have guessed the Rev. Donald Wildmon.

But the mustache and beard (?) make me think it's Brent Bozell III.

Word verification: foomen.

reader_iam said...

It's a mystery. What news/public affairs shows were you most likely to watch? Were you more likely to draw, at least draw this sort of thing, at a particular time of day? During specific shows among the universe of those you watched? What qualities do you most associate with "generic," "dork" and the confluence of both?

By the way, one of my favorite, if not my favorite, parts of that sketch is the fact that you actually used the ellipses in the dialogue bubble. Good on you, Althouse!

reader_iam said...

When I first looked at the sketch itself, that is, the face itself, Charlton Heston jumped to mind.

rhhardin said...

Sign this afternoon.

Joe said...

Lem, you refer to G. Gordon Liddy....Read Will his biography...steal it if you must.

Kirby Olson said...

Solzhenitsyn might have said something like that!

HJA said...

Hey, that's a good drawing.

edutcher said...

He looks a little like John Kenneth Galbraith.

Maybe even Meade.

Hey, maybe they really are star-crossed.

garage mahal said...

You might like this Crossfire episode with Frank Zappa from 1986, on free speech. Pretty interesting - Robert Novak, John Lofton, [who is a real dink to Zappa here] , and Tom Braden. Hah.

Fred4Pres said...

Kirby Olson said...
Society doesn't have values, people do.

8/7/10 5:37 PM


You reminded me of the Animal House sensual vs. sensuous scene.

But here is an interesting flip on it.

Kirby Olson said...

Fred4Pres, well, I watched it.

Didn't get your point, but I enjoyed watching the juxtaposition.