Here's to Duds

About: cox & forkum: saving face


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  2. political humor
  3. north korea
  4. atomic bombs

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Mark de LA says
Proving again that a picture says a thousand words! (;-))

Mark de LA says
Just an aside.  I wonder what Kim (such a nice man - so easy to negotiate with ) does with all those resources.  If he was using the nuclear material to generate power - here are the results:






Mark de LA says
AN ENSLAVED STATE WHERE PRIVATE LIFE IS ABOLISHED - Christopher Hitchens
source: ... In North Korea, every person is property and is owned by a small and mad family with hereditary power. Every minute of every day, as far as regimentation can assure the fact, is spent in absolute subjection and serfdom.
source: ... Everybody in the city has to be at home and in bed by curfew time, when all the lights go off (if they haven't already failed). - explains the darkness pictured
source: ...

In North Korea, this compact has been broken. It is a famine state as well as a slave state. Partly because of the end of favourable trade relations with, and subsidies from, the former USSR, but mainly because of the lunacy of its command economy, North Korea broke down in the 1990s and lost an unguessable number of people to sheer starvation.

The survivors, especially the children, have been stunted and malformed. Even on a tightly controlled tour - North Korea is almost as hard to visit as it is to leave - my robotic guides couldn't prevent me from seeing people drinking from sewers and picking up grains of food from barren fields (I was reduced to eating a dog, and I was a privileged "guest").

... Now I wonder how a great pacifist would solve this problem ?  No problem ?
Prop up this regime with lots of food & oil & promise never to criticise them again ? Offer them South Korea on a platter so that they have an economic engine for their failed communism?   
- not holding my breath!



Seth says
M 2006-10-13 09:21:21 4647
Now I wonder how a great pacifist would solve this problem ?  No problem ?
Prop up this regime with lots of food & oil & promise never to criticise them again ? Offer them South Korea on a platter so that they have an economic engine for their failed communism?   
I don't know how any "great pacifist" would solve the problem.  But i have already suggested the best solution that i could think of: China should replace the regime and we shoud keep out of it.

Mark de LA says
You get an "E" for effort & a zero for practicality.  China has no intention of doing that. China considers NK as a friendly puppit (see cartoon). Like a true pacifist you ignored reality.  Why not just suggest the Rodney King solution "Can't we all just get along" Here's your peace symbol prize:





Seth says
Actually i'm beginning to see the wisdom of Bush's policy to insist on the 6 party talks.  This is Asia's problem, not ours.  Let Asia solve it.  

Mark de LA says
Well, it is Asia's problem until NK threatens to nuke us.  OTOH, when NK sells nuclear material or bombs to Al Queda or Hamas or some other terrorist organization it also becomes the US's problem. Another factoid is that Japan is one of our friends.  Having NK fire missles over Japan is also some of our business.

Are you an isolationist as well as a pacifist ?


Seth says
M 2006-10-13 10:49:37 4647
Well, it is Asia's problem until NK threatens to nuke us.  OTOH, when NK sells nuclear material or bombs to Al Queda or Hamas or some other terrorist organization it also becomes the US's problem. Another factoid is that Japan is one of our friends.  Having NK fire missles over Japan is also some of our business.

Are you an isolationist as well as a pacifist ?
Actually i'm neither ... i'm into case sensitive foreign policy.   China is the best party to solve this problem over there with NK.  Perhaps if they and the rest of the world understood that we were no longer the world's policeman, they would take solving their regional problems themselves more seriously.  Now, you say, we are afraid of them selling nukes to terrorists ... and you are right, we are afraid of that ... but truly short of invading them and changing their regime ourselves, the best solution is that China does it. 

Seth says
Here is Aljazeera's new cartoon ...

Click this link to see it animated.

Me thinks they should have had a Giant Panda Bear instead of The Lady.



Mark de LA says
Maybe you are getting your wish about China solving the problem - see google (tinyurl) here. Drudge even reported that Kim very-Il said he was sorry !

SORRY



Mark de LA says
Interesting commentary url http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20061019-090449-7656r.htm

Mark de LA says

"Same as it ever was...same as it ever was..." .. the talking heads.

Mark de LA says
NKoms deja vu?Does Obama have a nice way to bribe them back to the table? Maybe throw away our nukes?


Seth says
Was this the cartoon?  Thanks wayback machine.



Mark de LA says
Looks like it. Normally I screen scrape to avoid link problems. In looking in my private archive I found this pic of Kim which is amusing to me: (perhaps taken during his stroke period)


Seth says
source: MR above
this pic of Kim which is amusing to me
Looks to me that Kim is doing some personal recycling.

Mark de LA says
seth 2009-04-17 09:41:26 4647
M 2006-10-12 07:41:13 4647
Proving again that a picture says a thousand words! (;-))
Only in this case the picture is now blank.  Proving that context is fleeting.
Cox & Forkum retired & apparently took their links with them. Proving, like this website, that it takes more than humor & savvy to make a living.


Mark de LA says
~one asshole will probably succeed the other::


Mark de LA says
Along with North Korea's threat to weaponize all of it's plutonium today comes this picture of who will inherit such toys:


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