Are You Being Served?


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I drew this last night sitting in a tavern. People go out to drink, socialize, and forget work. I go out and work. That is my fun. I’m a nerd. I did have some good Mini Elvises, which are tiny cheeseburgers.

I posted this cartoon on Facebook last night with the comment “what do Bernie supports and Republicans have in common? They will both click like on this cartoon.” The like button got a lot of clicks but some people circumvented my test and clicked “haha.”

I always feel guilty when I hit Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. My usual readership gets confused and currently, they’re bickering with each other over the Democratic candidates. But I don’t really feel guilty.

Here’s the thing: I’m a liberal, yes. Very liberal. Fellow liberals tell me I’m more liberal than they are. Though I’m a liberal, I am not a Democrat. I don’t join parties. I advocate for issues, not personalities. I will take down a politician I defended yesterday. I am not a hit man and go after people because they’re fair game or they have a target on them. I go with my true feelings. My true feeling with this is “Hillary Clinton! Release your damn speeches!”

This idea was provoked out of me by fellow cartoonist Ted Rall. Ted tweeted, or Facebooked (I don’t recall which), that there are no longer any presidential candidates left who gave speeches to Wall Street, so Hillary Clinton should go ahead and release her speeches. Is that true? Trump never spoke to Wall Street? Man, if Wall Street doesn’t want to hear from the billionaire with the best words and unusually sized hands, then why is he the GOP nominee if his one specialty is being rich? I digress. For some reason reading Ted’s post made this idea pop into my head.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think there’s anything to Clinton’s emails or her speeches other than she should just release the damn speeches. Isn’t it kinda weird that no one who attended one of her speeches has come out to detail what she said? Was she paid to speak to an empty room?

If you’re old like me and non-British, you might vaguely recall the sitcom “Are You Being Served.” I totally forgot about that show until I started writing today’s blog. I figure Brits are very familiar with it despite it being off the air since 1985. Reruns of the show were shown in the U.S. on PBS, which means no conservative knows what I’m talking about. It was a very irreverent show that really pushed the boundaries. Sometimes I believe I was born in the wrong country (at least that’s what my ex used to say). It was brilliant and ran from 1972 to 1985, which I just learned from Wikipedia.

Now if you’re an American and you recall the Brit sitcom The Young Ones, then you are an old geek like me and you might want to have that looked at. There is not a cure.

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3 comments

  1. (1) Hillary requires an iron clad non-disclosure agreement when she speaks to the big money donors. (2) Recording devices of all types (audio/visual, whatever) are strictly prohibited. (3) She requires a large chartered jet for herself and her staff, the presidential suite in a 5 star (or equivalent) hotel, and first class rooms for her staff. (4) She requires that her entire speech be transcribed, there is to be only one copy made, and it is to be delivered ONLY to her.

    No, I’m not kidding. A copy of one of her speaking contracts HAS surfaced.

    So the request to find out exactly what Hillary has been telling her big dollar donors, in secret speeches, delivered behind closed doors, DOES, to me at least, seem extremely relevant.

    You’re welcome. Love your work.

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