1. Susan Montgomery says

    I like Barry but I always think the way he spells out the panels after the strip is vaguely patronizing.

  2. Akira MacKenzie says

    Some YouTube Guy: “AH-HA! So you admit you want to live in a communist country that would take away my guns, hard-earned money, Bibles, and free speech right to call homosexuals f****ts and blacks ‘n****rs!'”

  3. Callinectes says

    @ #1 Susan Montgomery I think it’s like a printable version of the mouse-over alt text many webcomics have.

  4. says

    I’d be just as happy to live in the world that is described by tribalist Democrats. In that one, only Republicans do vile things so for 16 of the last 26 years we had good people in government. Over there, Obama didn’t build up ICE (to provide white nationalists an official position in government) or engage in preemptive warfare or arrange all his fiscal policy for the rich, and the Clintons didn’t start militarizing the police, didn’t push for NAFTA or the repeal of Glass-Steagall, and actually tried to stop global warming instead of kicking the can down the road, and Democrats in Congress actually oppose Republicans instead of pretending reluctance and then providing just enough support to pass Republican policy. Over there, Bush tried to invade Iraq in 2003, but failed because Congress wouldn’t authorize it, and then he got impeached for attempted war crimes in 2007. I’m not sure whether that world got Trump or not, but if they did he has been totally unable to accomplish anything — he would keep trying to start up ethnic cleansing like our Trump does, but since their version of ICE was largely dismantled by their Obama and he can’t get a majority of Congress to go along with it, he would be stuck. Also, their Obama followed up on his campaign promises, which means their nuclear arsenal is much reduced, so their Trump couldn’t saber-rattle as effectively. Must be nice.

  5. Walter Solomon says

    The guy they’re watching spew nonsense bears an uncanny resemblance to The Amazing Atheist. I wonder if that was intentional.

  6. says

    susan montgomery @1: Deutsch is far from the only editorial cartoonist who does that. Oliphant, Tom Toles… the list is long.

  7. snuffcurry says

    I like Barry but I always think the way he spells out the panels after the strip is vaguely patronizing.

    Are you talking about the second punchlines or meta-commentary in the bottom gutter, or that he transcribes the strips for screen readers?