Sunday (AI) Comic: the Early Bird and the Nightowl

By S.E. Barcus

Copyright 2-5-2023

And that’s a lot more protein, yo!

Message to all of you military types, to the fishermen, and the farmers, and all those kids who deliver Sunday morning papers…. To the early-service-7-am-church-going types, and all of you insane chipper folks who jog before work! To all of you, we say — “For too long have we let you ruin our lives! We demand sleep! We demand an end to your wake-up-early bias! DOWN WITH THE DAYTIME OPPRESSIVE SOCIETY!!!! AIIIIYYEEEEEEE!!!”

Sunday (AI) Comic: the Early Bird and the Nightowl

Sunday (AI) Comic: Flood-Drought

By S.E. Barcus

Copyright 1-29-2023

Man 1: “Climate change neologisms! Good idea! … How’s about: ‘flood-drought?’ … Or … ‘ffff-rought?’ Or, maybe — ‘drrr…ud?'”

Man 2: “Hmm…. That sounds like ‘fraught’ and ‘dread.’ … … Perfect.”

For more, see:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/10/california-climate-atmospheric-rivers-drought/

Sunday (AI) Comic: Flood-Drought

Sunday (Generative A.I.) Comics: If Soccer used NBA stats

By S.E. Barcus

Copyright 12-11-22

Just kidding, soccer fans. Those of us who aren’t used to watching soccer (sorry … ‘football’…) — or hockey, for that matter — are having a hard time getting excited about such a low-scoring sport, this World Cup season…. I know, I know — the ‘beauty’ is that goals are so rare that they are to be savored, like some fine wine or some bullshit.

But really, how does this compare to watching a basketball game?! Which one has more action, along with more graceful dexterity akin to professional dancers, combined with just as much running and endurance and skill — but also with the added need for pure strength? NBA players are strong, and can still run and shoot — and shoot with higher precision through a much smaller goal. Soccer players? They’re all gaunt-looking marathon runners, and half the time they finally have an open shot, they blast the ball over the damn post! WTF?!

And we gotta sit through this whole damn game for just 1 or 2 goals scored … total? And what’s with this coy ‘stoppage time’ crap — adding minutes at the end of a game, that refs just pull out of their ass?! At their ‘discretion‘?! Mannnnn, soccer, get your shit together — I call bullshit.

Here’s the field goal percentages (sorry, the ‘conversion rates’) for the players in the World Cup with the most shots on goal, and their field goal percentages. (I’ll be honest — it’s actually a lot higher than I thought. I thought I would crunch these numbers and it would come out to, like, 1% on average. Which I guessed might be considered ‘good’. But 16 to 27%? Wow. Almost 3-point-shot percentages. It seems not so bad — until you forget that there are so few shots in a game to begin with, with all the damn dribble-dribble-pass-pass-pass at midfield, ball stolen! –> dribble-dribble-pass-pass-pass at midfield, ball stolen! –> dribble-dribble-pass-pass-pass at midfield, ball stolen! — JESUS FUCKING CHRIST SOMEBODY SHOOT A FUCKING BALL ALREADY!!!

Sunday (Generative A.I.) Comics: If Soccer used NBA stats

Sunday (Generative A.I.) Comics: Midterm Elections 2022!

By S.E. Barcus

Copyright 10-30-2022

Hey, everybody! Look what my generative A.I. software came up with when I put in, “fundamentalist Christian voters now have more Faith in the criminal GOP than they do in Jesus.”

(Photo of Satan by Alessio Zaccaria. Of course I was going for the Xian-perspective of Satan, not the groovy secular Satanists’ perspective!)

Hey, everybody! Look what my generative A.I. software came up with when I put in, “America’s Coke vs Pepsi two-party system, and stupid fucking voters.”

Sunday (Generative A.I.) Comics: Midterm Elections 2022!

Sunday Comic: GOP Promises “Payback” for Subpoenas and the January 6 Committee

By S.E. Barcus

Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Yes, they likely all broke the law. And it was the worst attempted coup in our nation’s history. But we’re not supposed to hold anyone accountable if they’re in government, at least not if they’re in the GOP. They spent 7 million on the Benghazi committee, brazenly witchhunting Hillary for the 2016 election. And came up with nothing, of course.

From Ballotpedia:

James Comey, the director of the FBI, announced on July 5, 2016, that the agency found that “no charges [were] appropriate in this case.” He said in a statement, “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. … In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.”

“Hillary Clinton participated in a voluntary interview with the FBI on July 2, 2016. “I’ve been eager to do it, and I was pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department in bringing its review to a conclusion,” Clinton said in an interview after the meeting.”

Meanwhile. Was the GOP using this for polticial purposes?!?!

“The Republican National Committee released a statement remarking that Clinton had “just taken the unprecedented step of becoming the first major party presidential candidate to be interviewed by the F.B.I. as part of a criminal investigation surrounding her reckless conduct.”

You will hear OUTRAGE from neocons about how the Mueller investigation cost $32 million. But 1) it wasn’t a partisan-fabricated issue designed to hurt a polticial candidate. It was actually about something very concerning — was a foreign power influencing our elections? What did it produce? A BUTT-LOAD of indictments and crimes. And it was TRUMP’S own Justice Department investigating!

So, now we have January 6. What has this committee already uncovered? Over 800 people have already been charged with crimes. And there is ample evidence that several GOP members of Congress might have knowledge that could help the committee — or might even be involved in the crimes themselves. They have refused to speak to the committee, FOR SOME STRANGE REASON. (Are they not “Patriots”?!) And thus … subpoena. The Committee is effectively demonstrating collusion for a VIOLENT COUP, with these GOP Congressional leaders and Trump deeply involved. Oh, but what a horrible partisan committee! We need “investigative revenge”.

Copyright 7-17-22

Sunday Comic: GOP Promises “Payback” for Subpoenas and the January 6 Committee

SCROTUS WANTS TO END THE WORLD. CALIFORNIA NIGHTMARE (ON SUCH A SUMMER’S DAY).

S.E. Barcus

June 30, 2022

Well, this is what happens when a stolen, packed Court does not represent America.

Supreme Court rules for coal-producing states, limits EPA’s power to fight climate change….

California Nightmare (On Such a Summer’s Day), karaoke version!

Copyright 6-30-2022.

SCROTUS WANTS TO END THE WORLD. CALIFORNIA NIGHTMARE (ON SUCH A SUMMER’S DAY).

Ultramontane Catholics Oppress Women. Surprise, surprise.

By S.E. Barcus

June 24, 2022

Well, this is what happens when a stolen, packed Court does not represent America.

Lady Justice, Pawn of SCROTUS, Copyright S.E. Barcus 6-24-2022

Earlier this week, the Federalist Society Catholics won a victory that allowed them to dip their greedy little lips into the secular coffers of public education. You pay for their brainwashing. Yay.

Now, the 50-year-effort to roll back women’s rights and human rights in the United States by the Federalist Society and the Roman Catholic Church — in collusion with fundamentalist Christians — has brought forth a major victory. Over the decades, they successfully got tens of millions of dupable Americans to believe that what is essentially the physiologic-equivalent of a frog is in actuality a full-fledged human being (“think of the precious, innocent babies!” … ribbit …), and now this frog has more rights and liberties than an ACTUAL REAL-LIFE WALKING AND TALKING ADULT CITIZEN. Adults who now, once again, have no right to self-determination over their own fucking body. Just as the misgynist pieces of shit want it. Yay. Great day for one of the Enlightenment’s greatest children — the U.S. Constitution — with its explicit separation between Church and State.

Copyright 6-24-2022

Ultramontane Catholics Oppress Women. Surprise, surprise.