Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gary Trudeau channels Jimmy Carter

Gary Trudeau has always been a despicable loon, but this time he's really gone off the deep end. Today's cartoon (no link, intentionally) pillories "the moneylenders".

Here's the dialogue in the eight-panel strip:

Reverend: "The wrath of God is being revealed in heaven!"

Girl: (thinking) "Again?"

Girl: Reverend Sloan, I've been noticing something about the readings in church...
Reverend: What's that, Sam?

Girl: Whenever you read from the Old Testament, God is always crabby and snarky to everyone...

Girl: But the New Testament isn't about anger at all -- it's about love.

Girl: God's only son is this total pacifist -- he wouldn't harm a flea. He's jus this humble dude who's mellow to everyone -- even the Romans.

Girl: He only really snaps once, right?
Mom: With who, honey?

Girl: The money-lenders, Mom!
Mom: Oh, right. What is it about moneylenders?
Reverend: They do seem to set people off, don't they?

And we know who they are, don't we?

This seems to be a consistent thread -- from the Obama administration to Doonesbury.

Hat tip: Papa B. Linked by: Weasel Zippers. Thanks!