Occasionally, people comment on my selection of cartoons for this blog. They seem impressed by the ones I use to connect to pressing topics. It’s not really that difficult. First, I just check out the best political cartoons each day to find the ones that are most appropriate. There’s one particular comic strip, though, that is always fresh, and I’m not sure how many are aware of it. It’s one of my favorites—Mallard Fillmore. I find that name especially fitting for an American history professor.
Here’s a blurb about the comic strip that pretty much explains it:
Mallard Fillmore continues to be one of the most highly contentious and celebrated comic strips, providing a unique conservative viewpoint to the comics pages. Mallard Fillmore has been a lightning rod for controversy with the right-leaning duck addressing hot button issues and lampooning liberal politicians, the media, and cultural establishments.
So true. Here are some examples I’ve been storing this month:
An economics lesson that few will ever learn. Yet it’s made quite clear in just one panel. And how about this one ridiculing our fear of profiling?
Lately, he’s been combining a couple of worthy targets: modern “higher” education and liberal discrimination:
Keep up the good work, duck. Don’t be frightened by political correctness. There are too few voices like yours.